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A Lament for Dead Bars: A List of Twenty-One

The following list is one person’s list-and-lament for a variety of nightspots in the city of St. Louis. While far from a comprehensive list, it serves as a reminder that many of our favorite haunts come with an expiration date. more »

Oct 21, 2014 History 5 Comments

Dark and Delicious in the West End: The Saint Louis Arts Alliance's "Black Angels"

This multi-genre feast for the senses is built around an ancient tale told through avant-garde chamber music, fashion, dance, poetry, architecture and inspired food and wine. more »

Oct 20, 2014 Performing Arts

Photography courtesy of Bravo

Q&A: A Conversation With Andy Cohen

In 2012, Andy Cohen wrote about his journey from TV-addicted Clayton teenager to Bravo exec in his memoir Most Talkative. This month, he releases The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year... more »

Oct 17, 2014 Literary

Photography by Rachel Neville

First Stop: Dance Theatre of Harlem

Co-founded in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell, the first African-American principal dancer of the New York City Ballet, and Karel Shook, ballet master of the Dutch National Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem was the first all-black classical ballet company... more »

Oct 17, 2014 Performing Arts

Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

Music: The Dock Ellis Band

About a decade ago, singer-guitarists Jesse Irwin and Justin Brown were both hosting Noiseday Hootenanny open mics at the old Frederick’s Music Lounge... more »

Oct 17, 2014 Music 1 Comments

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Photography courtesy of Jess Luther

Now Playing: I Went to a Show’s Bandcamp Directory of St. Louis Music

Even with plenty of music-intensive blogs in town pointing listeners to worthwhile local bands and labels, it still can be confusing (and maybe a pinch intimidating) to crash through the local-release section of your favorite record store... more »

Oct 17, 2014 Music

Photography courtesy of Anne Dick

The Arts: Belles Lettres

Until she sold her jewelry business in 2007 (at the age of 80), Anne Dick was still designing pieces for fine-art and museum shops all over the country. She writes poetry... more »

Oct 17, 2014 Literary

Photography by Arthur Witman, courtesy of the State Historical Society of Missouri

Flashback 1952: The Human Scale

This portrait is a study in gray: dried-out wooden steps and a dirt courtyard, the father’s oil-spattered trousers, the family’s dusty shoes, the tired old pillowcases hanging to dry... more »

Oct 17, 2014 History

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    St. Louis stylemakers came together at Union Station for the inaugural Saint Louis Fashion Fund Gala. Fashion editor Derek Blasberg and supermodel Karlie Kloss were honored for their contributions. more »

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