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Look-Listen August 2012

Lawless: An Unfortunately Stale Tale of a Bootlegging Family’s Rise and Fall

The Prohibition-era backwoods saga Lawless brews the sort of anti-heroic tale that is now de rigueur in American crime cinema. Adapted from Matt Bondurant’s 2008 historical novel The Wettest C... more »

Aug 31, 2012 8:24 AM Arts

Photograph by Mike Plante, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Get Your Chalk On in the Delmar Loop This Saturday

On Saturday, September 1, The U. City Loop will be hosting its second annual Get Your Chalk On! Festival . Taking place on the sidewalks along Delmar, participants will have the opportunity to mak... more »

Aug 30, 2012 11:53 AM Arts

Courtesy of the Missouri Botanical Garden

This Weekend: The 36th Annual Japanese Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden

This Labor Day Weekend, the Missouri Botanical Garden will be offering a lot more than botany. Always a source of elaborate and diverse displays, the garden will be taken over by sumo wrestlers, ... more »

Aug 30, 2012 12:00 AM Arts

Slideshow: LouFest 2012

Now in its third year, LouFest gives concert-goers the rare opportunity to jam to the best local musicians while enjoying food from around the city, find their new favorite band in the 2 p.m. slot, an... more »

Aug 29, 2012 1:29 PM Arts

Dré Wapenaar, "Treetent." Courtesy Laumeier Sculpture Park

Slideshow: Laumeier Sculpture Park's "Camp Out: Finding Home in an Unstable World"

"Camp Out: Finding Home in an Unstable World," currently on view in the indoor galleries and outdoor spaces at Laumeier Sculpture Park, is a smart, fun, provocative show. Let us to explore... Em... more »

Aug 29, 2012 10:24 AM Arts

In Defense of the Big, Dumb Rock Show: Def Leppard at Chaifetz Arena

Where were you when you heard Def Leppard’s Pyromania for the first time? If you don’t have an answer to this important question, we appreciate the pageview, but invite to make your way to anothe... more »

Aug 28, 2012 12:00 AM Arts

Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

The Myth of the Second Coming of Ella Fitzgerald: Intellectual Dishonesty and the Music Industry

Back in the days when I was teaching college organic chemistry, I was asked, for a small stipend, to review a new organic chemistry textbook. When the publishing company made the offer, I told them... more »

Aug 27, 2012 1:56 PM Arts

Deb Douglas, "Tart"

"Exposure 15: Re-Domestic" at Gallery 210 Features New Work by Gina Alvarez, Heather Corley, and Deb Douglas

Gallery 210’s newest exhibit aims to redefine social norms and challenge traditional general roles. Exposure 15, the latest edition of the long-running group art series at Gallery 210, is called... more »

Aug 27, 2012 8:58 AM Arts

LouFest 2012: Key Tracks for The Flaming Lips

In a Rolling Stone review of The Flaming Lips ' Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots , the author states: "The long-reigning kings of big-sky psychedelia emerge from their Oklahoma City bunker to as... more »

Aug 24, 2012 12:00 PM Arts

Killer Joe: Murder and Mayhem, Served Texas-Style with a Gallows Chuckle

Wannabe small-town Texas drug-dealer Chris (Emile Hirsch) owes his ruthless connection several thousand dollars. However, he can't scrape up the funds in the usual manner,  as his supply has vanish... more »

Aug 24, 2012 8:27 AM Arts

Sat Inder, the Sarcastic Yogi

Sat Inder Singh Khalsa is a very loving guy, but he doesn’t necessarily want that getting around. At least, that’s what he said to the 200 people he was putting through their paces a few Saturday... more »

Aug 23, 2012 12:00 PM Arts

Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

LouFest 2012: Sleepy Kitty, Power Duo

Everything seems to be coming full-circle for Sleepy Kitty. The group—comprised of Paige Brubeck and Evan Sult—was responsible for creating the logo and promotional materials for the very first... more »

Aug 23, 2012 12:00 AM Arts

Let's Go (Back) to Prison! New Book on Missouri State Penitentiary is Rock-Solid Fun, History

For the purposes of an article about a new book, The Missouri State Penitentiary: 170 Years Inside "The Walls"   let’s use… bullet points (hee hee): The Missouri State Penitentiary was in u... more »

Aug 22, 2012 10:32 AM Arts

Carly Rae Jepson/Dr. Who Mashup Filmed in St. Louis is Big in England

So, I'm fluent enough in time lord mythology to know that in Goggle Productions ' parody video above, "Time Lord Maybe," the lass (played by Yukeh , owner of the YouTube channel) who's smitten wi... more »

Aug 22, 2012 8:32 AM Arts

Tim Mize (left) and Matt Myers. Courtesy of KDHX

Remembering Tim Mize

There was a time, a decade back, when a handful of us underemployed types put together some boxing tournaments in South City backyards. The promotion eventually took on some legitimacy and moved in... more »

Aug 21, 2012 9:11 AM Arts

LouFest 2012: The Sunny and Sinister Pop of Cults

When Cults first appeared on the music scene in the summer of 2010, almost as little was known about them as the secretive co-ops they take their name from. All anyone knew were that there were two... more »

Aug 20, 2012 2:00 PM Arts

Courtesy of the St. Louis Artists' Guild

Preview: Kim Wardenberg's "White Cloud Lament," at the St. Louis Artists' Guild

St. Louis art fans will have a chance to brush up on their local history at the St. Louis Artists’ Guild this fall. Kim Wardenberg, a 2010 graduate of Washington University’s Sam Fox School of D... more »

Aug 20, 2012 12:00 AM Arts

Photograph: J.Wagner & S.Waugh

LouFest 2012: Son Volt, New Music with An Old Soul

Jay Farrar's list of accomplishments seems altogether too long for someone who has not yet reached 50 years old. The Belleville, Illinois native was one of the pioneering members of alt-country ... more »

Aug 20, 2012 12:00 AM Arts

Where to Shop at LouFest

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25 12:45 p.m. Handy messenger bag break on the bike ride from the Metrolink station? Alpine Shop's got you covered. 2 p.m. The bleach-blonde glory that is Sleepy Ki... more »

Aug 18, 2012 12:00 PM Arts

LouFest 2012: Little Barrie, "Fuzzed-out Yardbirds meets David Axelrod and Duane Eddy"

British group Little Barrie has been garnering buzz overseas for the past several years, and is now poised to make break out in the States as well. We caught up with the band via e-mail while the... more »

Aug 17, 2012 12:00 PM Arts