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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Surprise! Nikki Glaser Pop-Up Show Tonight Will Benefit Stray Rescue

Posted By on Tue, Aug 21, 2018 at 1:02 PM

Comedian and St. Louis native Nikki Glaser will be performing a pop-up show in St. Louis tonight, and all of the proceeds will go to help our furry four-legged friends. The show will take place at the Funny Bone (614 Westport Plaza Drive, Maryland Heights; 314-469-6692) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets...

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In Mound City, Juan William Chávez Explores St. Louis' Landscape

Posted By on Tue, Aug 21, 2018 at 9:55 AM

One of St. Louis' older names is Mound City, which comes from the enormous earthen mounds raised by the pre-Columbian Mississippian culture on both sides of the river. Ironically, only one mound — Sugar Loaf — remains on the St. Louis side, and yet the name persists. Artist Juan...

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Monday, August 20, 2018

St. Louis Buddhists Are Now Featured in a New Movie

Posted By on Mon, Aug 20, 2018 at 8:06 AM

Laughing Bear Bakery and Shinzo Zen Meditation Center share a building at 1610 Olive Street (it’s a big building). Here, in large part to the efforts of Kalen McAllister, who founded both organization, convicts are given a second chance at work, and meditators work to achieve enlightenment. McAllister, a...

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In St. Louis, Roller Skating Is Bigger — and Smoother — Than Ever

Posted By on Mon, Aug 20, 2018 at 6:06 AM

Monday nights aren’t typically time for fun, but on a recent Monday around 8 p.m., if you strolled by 701 N. 18th Street in downtown St. Louis, you would think there was a party going on. You can hear the music playing from the street, along with the energetic...

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Rick and Morty Has a Rickmobile, and It's Coming to 4 Hands Brewing Co.

Posted By on Mon, Aug 20, 2018 at 6:03 AM

The anarchist, pansexual scientist and grandfather Rick Sanchez (a.k.a. "Rick C-137," former member of the band Flesh Curtains) is heading toward St. Louis, which means we're all doomed. Or perhaps not. Rick, the more intelligent and far more destructive half of the wildly popular Adult Swim TV show Rick...

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Friday, August 17, 2018

The Best Things to Do in St. Louis This Week, August 16 to 22

Posted By on Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 6:07 AM

Another weekend hoves into view and you're looking for stuff to do. The good news is that you have options. Do you want to eat and throw axes? Do see a rarely-produced Kurt Weill show, or are you the sort that's thinking of a new tattoo? Good news, you...

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Margaret Cho Is Headliner of Choice for St. Louis Fund Helping with Abortion's Costs

Posted By on Thu, Aug 16, 2018 at 9:11 AM

On average, Missouri women must travel 100 miles and wait 72 hours after their first consultation to get an abortion. These obstacles can make an abortion difficult to attain, even if Roe v. Wade ensures that it remains technically legal. Lodging, daycare and transportation are all expenses that get...

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Hundreds of Missouri Teachers Are Moonlighting as Airbnb Hosts

Posted By on Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 11:34 AM

The rest of us working slobs may envy teachers their long summer breaks — but the data suggests that teachers in Missouri are hardly taking it easy. In fact, hundreds of them are hosting strangers to supplement their income. That's according to a new study from home-sharing site Airbnb,...

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Lost in the Stars Tackles Weill, and Apartheid-Era South Africa

Posted By on Mon, Aug 13, 2018 at 8:54 AM

Shaun Patrick Tubbs has only been in St. Louis a few weeks, and already he's weary of hearing the same response when he talks about directing Union Avenue Opera's forthcoming production of the Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson musical Lost in the Stars, which is based on Cry, the...

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