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Look-Listen - March 2010

The Creative Class: Can It Save St. Louis?

Interesting piece this week in the Post , focusing on how St. Louis can find its place in the world, and dispel its reputation as "flyover territory." The article dedicates a couple of generous para... more »

Mar 30, 2010 9:34 AM Arts

National Poetry Month at The Archive

Cherokee Street News has it right when it says that Benton Park is on the " verge of creating a new paradigm for what St. Louis City living can be." They go on to brag (and they've earned it!) that C... more »

Mar 29, 2010 8:10 AM Arts

Staff Shelf: Reality Hunger

In Reality Hunger: A Manifesto , David Shields does a sort of jujitsu on his reviewers. Swiftly and simply, he changes the frame until the book's impossible to quote from, conventionally, without se... more »

Mar 27, 2010 12:52 PM Arts

Mediatribe: Turn Up the A.C.

Part of me feels that I should be preaching to the converted – you know who you are – but, particularly because Alex Chilton died last week, which is why I’m writing this, I wanted to put his legac... more »

Mar 24, 2010 8:17 AM Arts

Knit-in at Laumeier Sculpture Park

Nothing says "spring," like twelve-gauge needles, right? Mark Newport, whose hand-knitted superhero costumes are currently on exhibit at Laumeier Sculpture Park 's indoor galleries ( Holy Handicraft... more »

Mar 23, 2010 10:24 AM Arts

Fort Gondo on Apartment Therapy

Even if I didn't do double-duty for our sister magazine, At Home , I would be completely addicted to Apartment Therapy , the interior design blog about living in itty-bitty urban spaces. For the rec... more »

Mar 22, 2010 2:04 PM Arts

Monday Roundup

For those still feeling exhausted from the springing-forward of Daylight Savings, not to mention the rainy weekend, here is a homeopathic dose of sunny Austin, in the form of a YouTube clip , of a SX... more »

Mar 22, 2010 9:54 AM Arts

"Folk Music From Nowhere": Q & A with Ravish Momin of Trio Tarana

Last month, we profiled new music-arts collective, HEARding Cats . And in that article, we promised you an interview with Ravish Momin of Trio Tarana , who's performing this Sunday, Mar... more »

Mar 19, 2010 5:03 PM Arts

Opening Tonight: Lions and Tigers and and Decadense, Oh my!

Really, if I ever, ever, ever hear someone whingeing about how there is nothing to do in St. Louis...well, I'm going to have to school 'em. Like, look at what is going on just tonight: --At Webster... more »

Mar 19, 2010 9:47 AM Arts

MediaTribe: Forget 3-D – It’s Time for 5-D

The 5th Dimension found a cool, clean middle-ground between the protest-free aspects of the peace movement and the hippest aspects of Las Vegas glitz. In a way, one could draw a curious comparison... more »

Mar 17, 2010 7:46 AM Arts

STL@SXSW

Cheers to quality, even if we don't have quantity: As Annie Zaleski reported earlier this week, St. Louis won't have scores of folks at South by Southwest . But we can be proud of the caliber of th... more »

Mar 12, 2010 8:32 AM Arts

Mediatribe: Oscar the Grouch

The Academy Awards is a chance to see the stars unrehearsed; to catch their unguarded expressions in vivid split-screen. Are the losers really happy for the winners? Did Ben Stiller really look like a... more »

Mar 10, 2010 7:46 AM Arts

Who Knew Classical Music Mattered so Much to so Many?

As Post-Dispatch classical music critic Sarah Bryan Miller reported yesterday , Sen. Kit Bond has stepped into the fray to question the Missouri Synod 's sale of KFUO . In fact, he has requested ... more »

Mar 9, 2010 9:34 AM Arts