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Nightcrawler: Jake Gyllenhaall Prowls L.A. in Search of Blood

Viewers who need to root for a noble figure will likely find "Nightcrawler" repellent, but for others the film will captivate. more »

Oct 31, 2014 Movie Reviews

Modus Opera-ndi: Winter Opera Saint Louis Offers High Art to Expanded Audience

A look at Winter Opera-St. Louis' upcoming season, which offers everything from Shakespeare to Mozart's "Le nozze di Figaro." more »

Oct 30, 2014 Performing Arts

Talking to The Great Crusades' Brian Krumm About Growing Up in Collinsville, Playing Music in Chicago, and His Band's New Record

The Great Crusades return to St. Louis next weekend for a show at Plush; we talked to Krumm, the band's principal songwriter, about playing Europe, releasing a 7-inch through STL's Boxing Clever Records, and the city's rock clubs of yore. more »

Oct 30, 2014 Music 1 Comments

City of Neighborhoods: Documenting the Real St. Louis

The real St. Louis is not a monumental, rigidly ordered planned community; it’s messy, with streets lined with undulating rooflines, the occasional architectural oddity, and plenty of grit. more »

Oct 29, 2014 History

Courtesy of Katie Lochhead

Seven Questions with Artist Katie Lochhead

If you’re a reader of SLM or the arts blog, you’ve seen her stuff—her intricate pen-and-ink drawing was featured on the cover of John Donavan’s “Bernadette” EP, which we covered a few months ago. more »

Oct 28, 2014 Visual Arts

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


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  • Hollywood Hills Halloween, October 25

    Partygoers attended a Hollywood-inspired, upscale Halloween event inside Cafe Eau at The Chase Park Plaza. Guests enjoyed complimentary Dos Equis and a live band. Costume prizes were awarded to the best-dressed men and women. more »

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