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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Big Fat Missouri Men Among Most Body-Confident in USA, Study Finds

Posted By on Thu, May 24, 2018 at 6:43 AM

The men of Missouri, who are disproportionately fatter than men from other states in the U.S., are also the third-most body-confident group of people out of any state in the whole country, according to a new study. Missouri's stalwart, carved-from-bricks-of-Provel men, who incidentally also have smaller penises than their...

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Pavement Portals Is Bringing Interactive Sidewalk Art to St. Louis

Posted By on Thu, May 24, 2018 at 6:20 AM

In these divided times there are still things that we can all enjoy. Pavement Portals, the latest art project by Chalk Riot, combines two of them: art and staring at your phone. Chalk Riot artists Chelsea Ritter-Soronen and Liza Fishbone collaborated on Pavement Portals, which is part sidewalk mural,...

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Garden Bros. Circus Shows at Chaifetz Canceled After Protests

Posted By on Mon, May 21, 2018 at 11:44 AM

Looks like the circus isn't coming to town after all. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, aka PETA, issued a press release this morning announcing that Garden Bros.' performances at Chaifetz Arena, scheduled for June 8 and 9, have been canceled. The animal activists took credit for the...

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The St. Louis Crystal Fair Welcomes Bronies of All Ages

Posted By on Mon, May 21, 2018 at 6:37 AM

Twilight Sparkle, Big Daddy McColt, Pinkie Pie — these are not the names of '80s scrambled Cinemax characters, but of ponies. Specifically, the cartoon ponies of My Little Pony, which was revived in the late 2000s long after its '80s heyday. The reboot features a massive ensemble cast of...

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Stranger Fruit, Which Reexamines Michael Brown's Shooting, Screens Monday

Posted By on Fri, May 18, 2018 at 6:36 AM

Filmmaker Jason Pollock shines the spotlight onto new evidence with Stranger Fruit, his 2017 documentary on the Michael Brown shooting that aims to “unravel the mystery,” in Pollock's words. Now that documentary is getting a local screening, complete with an appearance by Brown's mother, Lezley McSpadden. Pollock has a...

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Want to Live in a Van? There's a Festival for That

Posted By on Thu, May 17, 2018 at 6:55 AM

A new festival for nomads just might finally prove that all who wander are not lost. This weekend, hundreds of travelers will set up camp in the wilderness near Rolla, Missouri, for the first-ever Midwest Vanlife Gathering. Organized by former Affton residents and current van dwellers John and Jayme...

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The Best Things to Do in St. Louis This Week, May 17 to 23

Posted By on Thu, May 17, 2018 at 6:01 AM

It's another packed week of events, you lucky people. Take your pick from one of the biggest and most culturally significant parades in the city, a collection of risky tales told by St. Louisans, burlesque, opera and the centennial celebration of one of St. Louis' most beloved institutions. 1....

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Celebrate the Muny at Its 100th Birthday Bash This Weekend

Posted By on Tue, May 15, 2018 at 6:07 AM

One hundred years ago St. Louis was a very different place. Many of the institutions we consider essential to our collective identity were either just getting started or not even dreamed up yet. And yet in 1918 as World War I ended and the glow from the 1904 World's...

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Friday, May 11, 2018

The Best Things to Do in St. Louis This Weekend, May 10 to 13

Posted By on Fri, May 11, 2018 at 6:29 AM

It's a packed weekend this go-round, with two major art exhibitions, an art fair, a late-night circus show and some of the quickest operas around. And don't forget your ma this weekend — she'd eventually forgive you if you did (that's what moms do), but you really shouldn't test...

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

These St. Louis Hair Stylists Are Doing Extraordinary Things With Color

Posted By on Thu, May 10, 2018 at 6:10 AM

Kristina Cheeseman was a punk Wisconsin high school kid who loved expressing herself with funky hair colors. Now, she does it for a living right here in St. Louis at Notch (4187 Manchester Avenue, 314-764-5113). "It's a way for clients to express themselves," Cheeseman says. "The more I've done it...

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