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Monday, November 6, 2017

Jenna Fischer Disses St. Louis: 'It's Suburban Sprawl'

Posted By on Mon, Nov 6, 2017 at 9:32 AM

Jenna Fischer's suburban roots are showing. The St. Louis native sat down with Marc Maron for his podcast, WTF with Marc Maron, in an episode that dropped this morning. And while she was there to promote her new book, The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide, they ended up first talking about...

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Kenny Rogers Is Getting a Lifetime Achievement Award in St. Louis This Month

Posted By on Mon, Nov 6, 2017 at 6:00 AM

For the first time ever, the St. Louis-based International Photography Hall of Fame is presenting a lifetime achievement award for photography, but the recipient might come as a surprise. It's not Ansel Adams, not Richard Avedon, but rather Kenny Rogers. Yes, Rogers — a Grammy winner for a much...

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Friday, November 3, 2017

The Best Things to Do This Week, November 3-8

Posted By on Fri, Nov 3, 2017 at 6:49 AM

The Halloween candy is all gone, but guess what: Those frigid temps are on (temporary) hold, and so you can scream at winter "not quite yet!" Whether you're into a pig roast at Schlafly Bottleworks, the RFT's own Shuck Yeah! at Mollys in Soulard or the pedal-for-a-good-cause Cranksgiving event, this week...

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Cardinals' Oldest SuperFan, Connie Dorsey, Has Died

Posted By on Thu, Nov 2, 2017 at 6:44 AM

Connie Dorsey, who rooted for the St. Louis Cardinals and attended opening games at various iterations of Sportsman Park and Busch Stadium for ten decades, died on October 30. She was 102 — and dated her World Series attendances all the way back to 1926. Dorsey was profiled by...

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2 Eye-Opening Art Exhibits Opening This Saturday

Posted By on Thu, Nov 2, 2017 at 6:25 AM

This weekend has two intriguing options for art lovers: an exhibit inspired by Laumeier Sculpture Park that opens within its indoor gallery, and the first-ever exhibit being mounted at a brand-new gallery on Cherokee Street, the non-profit Flood Plain. Stop by one or see them both. Yvonne Osei: Tailored...

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

15 Tweets That Prove the Arch Is the Sassiest Monument Around

Posted By on Wed, Nov 1, 2017 at 7:24 AM

St. Louis' favorite monument always captures the eye, whether you're a first-time visitor or a local saying "there's the Arch" for the millionth time. And the Arch loves the attention: just check its Twitter account. Yes, the Gateway Arch's official Twitter account (@GatewayArchSTL) is written in the first person,...

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Here’s What Former St. Louisans Miss About St. Louis

Posted By on Tue, Oct 31, 2017 at 6:36 AM

It’s easy enough to leave St. Louis, but as many former residents will tell you, it can be hard to let it go. Whether it’s eating at Ted Drewes or listening to Carol House commercials, St. Louis evokes fond memories that stay with people long after they move away. We...

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Monday, October 30, 2017

Civil Alchemy Offers a Little Bit of Everything in Webster Groves

Posted By on Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 6:46 AM

Newly open in Webster Groves, Civil Alchemy (8154 Big Bend Blvd, Webster Groves; 314-801-7577) is the brainchild of Kelley Hall-Barr, and, as she explains, “It’s everything I love.” When she says everything, she means really, everything — from hatchets to flower presses to earrings to the shop’s own small-batch...

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

St. Louis Film Fest Dumps Weinstein Co. Film, Subs in One About Sexual Assault

Posted By on Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 11:29 AM

The St. Louis International Film Festival announced this morning that The Upside, a film distributed by the Weinstein Company, has been removed from this year's schedule. In its place, festival organizers Cinema St. Louis have added a benefit screening of The Light of the Moon, Australian filmmaker Jessica M. Thompson's...

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