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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Dwell in Other Futures Art Fest Will Explore 'Artivism' in St. Louis

Posted By on Tue, Apr 17, 2018 at 7:22 AM

The Dwell in Other Futures Art Fest will feature some major -isms: futurism, urbanism, activism and even, in the words of the organizers, "artivism." Three St. Louis "artivists" will be featured in the festival, along with other events and local guests that explore the future of race in Midwest...

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Monday, April 16, 2018

New Podcast The East Side Focuses on St. Louis' Seamy Strip Club Scene

Posted By on Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 6:08 AM

It was nearly a decade ago, back in 2009, when Dale Wiley became a card-carrying member of the Penthouse Club’s pricey membership ranks, allowing him exclusive access to all corners of what was then the swankiest strip bar in Sauget, Ilinois. Intending to crash the scene for a possible...

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission Opens at the Science Center Saturday

Posted By on Fri, Apr 13, 2018 at 8:34 AM

This year marks the 49th anniversary of the moon landing. Nearly a half of a century has gone by since "the Eagle has landed," but some precious artifacts from that mission live on. If you're a space freak but you've never made it to the mothership that is NASA...

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Best Thing to Do in St. Louis This Week, April 12 to 17

Posted By on Thu, Apr 12, 2018 at 6:31 AM

If you're trying to make plans for the weekend and beyond, you've come to the right place. Art openings, theater that rails against the system, ballet, fashion — St. Louis really is the Paris of the Midwest. 1. A savage take on a savage playShakespeare's Richard III is not...

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Pretty Kitties Celebrate #NationalSiblingDay at the St. Louis Zoo

Posted By on Tue, Apr 10, 2018 at 2:31 PM

Your friends at the St. Louis Zoo always try to keep you updated when there is a major Adorable Alert and today the squee factor hit Defcon 1: cute overload imminent. The zoo posted a photo on Facebook of some Cheetah cubs celebrating National Sibling Day by gathering to...

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Poor Monsters Is Mounting a Feminist, Funny Richard III

Posted By on Tue, Apr 10, 2018 at 10:04 AM

Shakespeare's Richard III is not a comedy. It's the tale of an egocentric, awful man who kills relatives, women, children and the marginalized to gain and then keep absolute power. As such, it seems an unusual choice for a crowd-pleasing, choose-your-own-adventure romp. Nonetheless, the history play is the inspiration...

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Drink Like a Superhero at Comic Book-Themed Soulard Pub Crawl

Posted By on Tue, Apr 10, 2018 at 6:12 AM

If your superpower is consuming overflowing steins of lager while noting the finer points of Victorian-era architecture, you’re in for a treat this weekend. A new comic book-themed pub crawl will launch on April 14 to benefit beautification efforts in the historic Soulard neighborhood. Organizers are hoping that enough...

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Stormy Daniels Did St. Louis — And It Was Magnificent

Posted By on Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 10:39 AM

It’s Saturday night at a strip club on the edge of East St. Louis and Stormy Daniels has just taken the stage. She struts confidently and swirls her sequined skirt to the prominent thump of Lenny Kravitz’s “American Woman.” She’s dressed up like a patriotic Wonder Woman and she...

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Mike Shannon Can Talk About Blow Jobs, But Not the Post-Dispatch

Posted By on Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 6:49 AM

It's hard to be a daily newspaper in this age of vulgarity. The president himself can drop words like "pussy" without losing voters, but if you're covering the fallout for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, you have to go with "." Never mind that such bowdlerization is just as likely...

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Friday, April 6, 2018

Loop Living Furniture Store Closing Next Week, Sunshine Daydream Moving In

Posted By on Fri, Apr 6, 2018 at 12:30 PM

For the first time in nearly three decades, the Loop will be without a furniture store this spring. Loop Living (6303 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-863-7709) plans to close its doors next week, owner Jay Trudeau says. However, its large storefront in the heart of the commercial district won't...

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