Look-Listen March 2011

"The Clan of the Cave Bear" Author Visits St. Louis April 4

Jean Auel will be at the library reading from "The Land of Painted Caves," her sixth and final book in the "Earth's Children," series. more »

Mar 29, 2011 9:09 AM Arts

Review: I Saw The Devil

This ultra-violent Korean horror film is far more than genre cinema; it surprises with subtle plot twists, artful cinematography and some great performances. more »

Mar 25, 2011 8:38 AM Arts

You Must Believe in Spring: "Jazz at Holmes" pays Tribute to Bill Evans

Jazz pianist Kara Baldus Vandiver loves Bill Evans’ music as much as I do, but she can actually play it—and play it she will, at a free Jazz at Holmes concert at Washington University, the evening of April 7. more »

Mar 21, 2011 8:14 AM Arts

Band of Letters: R.E.M.'s "Collapse Into Now"

These days, R.E.M. are anything but simple. The songs on "Collapse into Now" are busily produced, with shifting, twisting rhythms; but they still flaunt R.E.M.’s beating-around-the-bush catchiness; and on this album the combo is in full-personality gear. more »

Mar 17, 2011 8:06 AM Arts

American City: St. Louis Architecture, Three Centuries of Classic Design

Writer Robert Sharoff and photographer William Zbaren spent the summer of 2007 living in St. Louis as intrepid documentarians, urban archeologists and ersatz artists in residence. The result is a lush coffeetable book that shows off the city as a beautiful, 250-year-old work-in-progress. more »

Mar 16, 2011 11:04 AM Arts

Kayak at the Confluence Honors Legendary Bay Area Lit Mag Publisher, George Hitchcock

Though Hitchcock was a prominent figure in the Bay Area poetry scene of the 1960s, the largest national tribute to him takes place in St. Louis this weekend, and poets and writers around the country are flying in for it. more »

Mar 15, 2011 9:04 AM Arts

Hey, Kids! Next Week is Hell Week

Printmaker Tom Huck's Hell Week, six days of "bad-ass alternative evening printertainment," kicks off on Monday; the Southern Graphics Council's conference, which includes art openings and parties all over the city, starts on Wednesday, runs through Saturday, with a huge even up and down Cherokee on Friday. more »

Mar 11, 2011 10:20 AM Arts

Settling Scores: A Short History of Music in Film

Now that the red carpet is rolled up like a map that had only one route, and movie people have come down from their Oscar high, it seems a good moment to examine an ego-free component of filmmaking: the music. more »

Mar 10, 2011 8:57 AM Arts

Arts News for Wednesday, March 9

HerStory Weekend, a plethora of printmaking events, and this week's St. Louis Independent Bookstore Bestseller List. more »

Mar 9, 2011 8:46 AM Arts

When Merle Met Branson

Merle Haggard returns to Missouri to play the Fox on Wednesday...despite the deep psychic wounds inflicted by his time in Branson, which he claims was worse than San Quentin. more »

Mar 8, 2011 7:34 AM Arts