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Birdman: Michael Keaton Stages a High-Flying Comeback

Despite the savage jabs it makes at show business—especially at actors’ bottomless craving for validation—"Birdman" never seems mean-spirited. more »

Oct 24, 2014 Movie Reviews

Seven Questions with Singer Casey Bazzell

Our Thursday "7 Questions," series rolls on; this week, we chat with Casey Bazzell of The Dam Dams. more »

Oct 23, 2014 Music

The Katherine Dunham Museum: Saving the Legacy of a True Renaissance Woman

The term “Renaissance Man” is a cliché term nowadays. But every so often, a man, or in this case, a great woman, comes along who very much deserves that title: Katherine Dunham, who devoted much of the last four decades of her life to East St. Louis. more »

Oct 22, 2014 History

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


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