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Thursday, September 21, 2017

With Intrinsic, Consuming Kinetics Brings the Four Elements to Life

Posted By on Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 8:39 AM

When Consuming Kinetics Dance Company chose the theme for its latest concert, the company felt it was relevant to the present — but there's no way they could've anticipated just how much so by the performance date. Titled Intrinsic, the contemporary dance company's latest show features pieces inspired by...

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The Best Things to Do in St. Louis This Week, September 22 to 26

Posted By on Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 6:48 AM

It's officially fall (ignore the persistent summer temperatures), and now we approach the season of festivals. We have more than a couple this week (spoiler alert, too late), celebrating everything from DIY culture to books. Throw in some beers and this could be the perfect weekend — hey, what's...

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Margaret Atwood Has Words for St. Louis About the Dangers of a Police State

Posted By on Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 10:25 AM

On stage at the Sheldon in downtown St. Louis last night, Margaret Atwood didn't mince words on the dangers of a police state. "Every country has police," the Canadian novelist stated. "They're supposed to serve, protect, arrest potential but not proven criminals, and turn them over to the justice system...

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Gallery Show at Koken Art Factory to Honor the Late Steve Truesdell

Posted By on Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 12:17 PM

Steve Truesdell, who passed away at age 55 in June, was many things. A devoted husband. A loving father. A great friend. But in addition to all those things, the man they called "Screwy" was a terrific photographer, the RFT's go-to guy for everything from the protests in Ferguson to...

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Paint for Peace Brings Artistry to Broken Windows in the Loop

Posted By on Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 6:01 AM

On Saturday night, an hour after a peaceful protest of 1,000 or more in the Loop disbanded, a smaller group battled with police — breaking a dozen storefronts in the heart of the commercial district. But store owners worked through the night to clean up the damage, and by morning,...

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Yes, the Forest Park Balloon Race is Still Happening This Weekend

Posted By on Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 1:31 PM

In anticipation of protests, a number of St. Louis events planned for this weekend have been canceled since Judge Timothy Wilson found ex-St. Louis police office Jason Stockley "not guilty" in the death of Anthony Lamar Smith. Which has left many, many people wondering, "Is the Great Forest Park...

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

The Best Things to Do in St. Louis This Week, September 14 to 19

Posted By on Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 8:35 AM

Since you're all St. Louisans, you're no doubt checking the weather every morning to see if you need a sweater (or a rain coat). Have you looked ahead at this weekend's weather? Back up into the 90s. Bring your sunscreen on Saturday, because there's a lot of stuff to...

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Food-Focused Mural in the Grove Leads to Questions About Race — and Erasure

Posted By on Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 6:06 AM

In July, a new mural was unveiled in the Grove. The painting, created by artist Phil Jarvis, depicts two figures melded and twisted together with an assortment of food-related objects—a handful of silverware, a wine glass and a wooden pizza peel. On first glance, it appears to be a...

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Ellie Kemper Bragged to HuffPo About St. Louis, and We're Totally Flattered

Posted By on Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 6:48 AM

Aww shucks, Ellie, you're making us blush. St. Louis native-turned-Hollywood-actress Ellie Kemper, who is the star of Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, told the Huffington Post in an article published on Tuesday all about why she loves her home city so much. Fittingly titled "To Explain Ellie Kemper’s Brand Of Kindness,...

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

The Best Things to Do This Week, September 7 to 13

Posted By on Thu, Sep 7, 2017 at 6:33 AM

There's a chill in the air, a spring in my step and a flask in my back pocket; it must be Autumn in St. Louis. Pretty soon the Christmas lights will be up at Target. But let's not rush things — let's enjoy this weather while it lasts. Get...

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