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Look-Listen October 2012

You Don’t Have to Be Jewish To Shlep to the St. Louis Jewish Book Festival

Each year’s St. Louis Jewish Book Festival , the largest event of its kind in the U.S., showcases an impressive group of authors—a real machaya , if you will. This year’s keynote speaker is th... more »

Oct 31, 2012 9:01 AM Arts

The St. Louis Symphony Brings the Score of "The Wizard of Oz," to Life

The Wizard of Oz has followed the Yellow Brick Road straight (winding, actually) into our nostalgic, movie-loving hearts. It’s been a staple of the American cultural diet for over 70 years, when ... more »

Oct 25, 2012 12:00 PM Arts

Living in LEGO Land: "The Art of the Brick" at the Magic House

There are plenty of tableaux at the Art of the Brick exhibition of LEGO sculptures at the Magic House that will titillate the toddlers. There are giant crayons made of LEGOs, and a bigger-than-li... more »

Oct 24, 2012 9:09 AM Arts

God in the Details: "Federico Barocci: Renaissance Master" at the Saint Louis Art Museum

The first thing you see when stepping into the Main Galleries for Federico Barocci: Renaissance Master is a photo-mural of modern-day Urbino, Italy , where Barocci was born around 1533, and wher... more »

Oct 22, 2012 8:56 AM Arts

A Conversation with Adam Parfrey, Author of "Ritual America: Secret Brotherhoods and Their Influence on America, A Visual Guide"

Ed Wood, black metal, conspiracy theory, cults, con artists, the Weimar Republic, aliens, punk rock, drugs, sex, and the Unabomber—all are topics that interest Adam Parfrey, and have been the subje... more »

Oct 17, 2012 5:00 PM Arts

Making the Rounds of Archon 36

In talking about Archon prior to this past weekend, I’d mentioned to friends that I’d been there a couple times in the past. My first visit to Collinsville, in fact, seemed to top all possible tr... more »

Oct 16, 2012 12:00 AM Arts

Slideshow: Artica at Closing Time

Down at the Artica site, the real action was taking place on Saturday. An annual festival of creativity, Artica turns a funky little corner of north Downtown was into a free-form, artistic happ... more »

Oct 15, 2012 1:12 PM Arts

Preview: "Les Misérables" at the Fox Theatre

So, hey howdy y'all! Long time no stagey-talk. Not to say I'm getting pigeonholed, but no sooner had I begun to work on this piece— jouer l'écrivain, as it were—than the first preview flickered be... more »

Oct 11, 2012 12:00 AM Arts

Saving Baby Elephants (and Orangutans, and Whooping Cranes) at the St. Louis Science Center

You might think you’ve gotten your fill of images of cute animals. What with all the crap on the Internet ( I Can Has Cheezburger ), Dog-shaming , Shiba Inu Puppy Cam , the Puppy Bowl, and even t... more »

Oct 10, 2012 8:14 AM Arts

The Return of Paint Louis, as Told in Three Acts

On Sunday afternoon, 47,000 St. Louisans jammed into Busch Stadium, enjoying the St. Louis tradition of playoff baseball. The assembled were numerous enough that their cars fanned outward from the ... more »

Oct 9, 2012 8:43 AM Arts