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Photograph by Steve Gullick

We talked to Mendel earlier this summer about the band's upcoming show at Scottrade, Legoland, and recording “Wasting Light,” in Dave Grohl’s garage. Read more



Courtesy of Black Moth Super Rainbow

Tom Fec, a.k.a Tobacco, has resurrected his psych-pop project, Black Moth Super Rainbow. He talked to us this summer about recording analog, the differences between his two musical projects, and this fall's tour, which makes a stop at Off Broadway on September 12. Read more


When it comes to the fight against cancer, it’s best to utilize every advantage possible. At St. Joseph Hospital West, SSM Cancer Care unveils their newest advantage—strength in numbers. In January, ... Read more


There are currently 111,796 people who are waiting for an organ transplant. That number changes between days, hours and minutes. Of those anxious candidates, only 65 percent are even healthy enough to... Read more

In surgery, inches are important. Every inch of an incision could mean more complications, longer hospital stays, and longer rehabilitation. But what if those five inches could be reduced to the size ... Read more


Tony Yazbeck as Don Lockwood and Curtis Holbrook as Cosmo Brown; photograph courtesy of the Muny

This musical needs no introduction; the rain-drenched lamppost and bright yellow raincoats are as unforgettable as Yorick’s skull or Dorothy’s red-sequined shoes. Read more


Turandot is stunning. It’s an unrelenting, fast-moving piece and an excellent example of the power behind the human voice. It exhibits compelling, dynamic characters and is as sweet as it is violent. Although at its surface it seems like a story of unwavering love, its themes of marriage, class, and loyalty cannot be denied. Read more


Photograph by Toby Weiss, 2001

The building is otherworldly, casting a long shadow from its UFO-inspired roof. More than 40 years ago, the building housed a Phillips 66 and is now the home of a Del Taco. Despite the franchise's ... Read more



Photograph Courtesy of the St. Louis Fetal Care Institute

The St. Louis Fetal Institute breaths new life into battling prenatal disease. Read more



Illustration by Joseph Fischer

For one afternoon, participants in St. Louis’ first Barter Fest will return to a more medieval form of commerce. Artists, cooks, brew masters, and many others will barter and trade for other goods and services—no money allowed. Read more


Philip Slein and Jim Schmidt co-curate a group show of the nation’s best abstract artists. Read more



Photograph by Jill Ritter Lindberg

The self-proclaimed “Bad Boy of Musical Theater” delivers a tale of our time, in stunning clarity. Read more



Image by Sleepy Kitty

We asked some of the participating musicians, including the Bros. Lazaroff and Elly Herget of The Skeses, about their favorite Dylan tunes. Read more


The trails and state parks you don't want to miss Read more



Photograph by KOMUnews on Flickr

Missourians are no strangers to tornadoes. Almost a month ago, St. Louis was struck by the most devastating tornado system in recent memory. Yesterday, over a half-mile wide tornado ripped through the... Read more



Images courtesy of the St. Louis Review

Monsignor Louis F. Meyer was a big man—a testament to decades of running baselines and scoring goals under iron crossbars. In 1938, the New York Giants invited him to rookie tryouts, but he declined. ... Read more


The show will feature several designers from St. Louis and Chicago, including Michael Drummond from Project Runway, Conjetta, and Jennifer Neal, as well as live music and live art. Read more