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Look-Listen April 2010

Photo Friday: Marvels and Minerals

"More stones I've picked up from walking along the Missouri River... Arbolé, arbolé, seco y verdí. La niña del bello rostro está cogiendo aceituna. El viento, galán de torres, la prende por la cint... more »

Apr 30, 2010 10:17 AM Arts

Found Footage Festival at Mad Art May 9

, Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett unveil and comment on VHS tapes that were never supposed to see the light of day. “We are just lavishing these videos with far more attention than they deserve,” says ... more »

Apr 29, 2010 8:50 AM Arts

Mediatribe: Digital Killed the Video Store

. The late ‘90s spelled the end of the video-tape era, when the mom-and-pop rental stores were whipped by the giant chains. The zeitgeist began around 1981. People en masse started buying VCRs, a magi... more »

Apr 28, 2010 8:19 AM Arts

Great Rivers Biennial/Front Room Opening at CAMSTL This Friday

Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt,"Non Sol Invictus sed via scintillare est sanguinis mei (Not the invincible sun, but the way of sparkle is my blood)," 2001. Foil, plastic wrap, vinyl, pipe cleaner, holograp... more »

Apr 27, 2010 11:53 AM Visual Arts

Arch Ground Finalists to Appear at "Meet the Design Teams" Event at Roberts Orpheum Theatre

KWMU announced this morning that the finalists in the City Arch River 2015 competition will speak at the Roberts Orpheum Theatre this Wednesday. Though the teams can't give any details about their... more »

Apr 26, 2010 8:53 AM Arts

Carl Phillips Named as New Judge for Yale Series of Younger Poets

Poet and Wash. U. creative writing professor Carl Phillips has been named as the new judge for Yale University Press' Series of Younger Poets , succeeding Louise Glück . The series, which has been... more »

Apr 22, 2010 11:39 AM Arts

Mediatribe: Cure for the Obscure

I’m of the belief that some –- a relative few –- movies are way over-discussed and analyzed, while the vast majority of good films go unwatched. As the cliché sort of goes, if I had a dime for ev... more »

Apr 21, 2010 8:02 AM Arts

MoHist Launches "History Happens Here!" Website

Just so you know, I put the word "website" in that headline on purpose. Apparently the folks behind the AP Stylebook have seen the light , and the two-word spelling -- Web site -- has been consigned ... more »

Apr 20, 2010 11:52 AM Arts

A Birthday Wreath for Shakespeare in Tower Grove Park

As if you needed another excuse to hang out in Tower Grove Park before the skull-splitting heat of midsummer descends: on Friday at 10am, you can wish William Shakespeare a happy 446th birthday when... more »

Apr 19, 2010 10:11 AM Arts

Cameron Silver and Derek Blasberg Lecture at Wash. U.

Vintage 1950s dress from Nadine Formals, courtesy of Timeless Vixen Vintage's Etsy Page . Tomorrow night is "DADA Rocks With Decades," this year's vintage fashion-themed Dada Ball at the Contempo... more »

Apr 15, 2010 4:39 PM Arts

Mediatribe: Biff, Bang, Powell

When I was a kid, Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf was among the 15 or so albums my parents owned – along with stuff by Burt Bacharach, Peter, Paul and Mary, and oddball soundtracks such as The War o... more »

Apr 14, 2010 9:25 AM Arts

Record Store Day is April 17

Last night I blew past The Record Exchange , but didn't have time to stop. Because I knew if I stopped, I would be in there for hours. I do love iTunes -- late last night I had the joy of being abl... more »

Apr 13, 2010 10:25 AM Arts

National Poetry Month: "Chance Operations" Debuts at Duff's; "Exploding Swan" at Stirrup Pants

Continuing on our National Poetry Month riff: just as Get Born bites the dust, something else rises up to take its place. That would be Chance Operations , Tony Renner and Chris Parr's brand-spanki... more »

Apr 12, 2010 8:02 AM Arts

Mediatribe: It's News to Me

There are two schools of thought when it comes to what constitutes a quality news broadcast. One belief is that the personalities who read the news should never be personalities. They must have the dr... more »

Apr 7, 2010 7:50 AM Arts

Last Get Born Reading Tonight

Looks like Joe Sulier & Co. tapped Firecracker Press for one of their Quicksilver Specials (silver ink on black paper, priced to beat Kinko's and therefore appeal to band kids making gig flyers) for... more »

Apr 5, 2010 9:10 AM Arts