Look-Listen - March 2010

Music from a church organ isn't the first thing loaded on most iPods. But maybe it ought to be. An organ's sound is so full and resonant, it rearranges the very air around you. The music's "sacred"... more

Mar 31, 2010 11:06 AM Culture

To call The Fantasticks magnificent might seem like hyperbole; but it also might be misleading, because that word implies something that’s sprawling or expansive. In contrast, there’s something ch... more

Mar 31, 2010 7:44 AM Culture

Interesting piece this week in the Post , focusing on how St. Louis can find its place in the world, and dispel its reputation as "flyover territory." The article dedicates a couple of generous para... more

Mar 30, 2010 9:34 AM Culture

Cherokee Street News has it right when it says that Benton Park is on the " verge of creating a new paradigm for what St. Louis City living can be." They go on to brag (and they've earned it!) that C... more

Mar 29, 2010 8:10 AM Culture

In Reality Hunger: A Manifesto , David Shields does a sort of jujitsu on his reviewers. Swiftly and simply, he changes the frame until the book's impossible to quote from, conventionally, without se... more

Mar 27, 2010 12:52 PM Culture

Franklin Avenue, looking West from 6th St., courtesy of St. Louis Time Portal . In the image above, which I found at the amazing St. Louis Time Portal postcard website (pay them a visit; you won... more

Mar 26, 2010 8:49 AM Culture

Part of me feels that I should be preaching to the converted – you know who you are – but, particularly because Alex Chilton died last week, which is why I’m writing this, I wanted to put his legac... more

Mar 24, 2010 8:17 AM Culture

Nothing says "spring," like twelve-gauge needles, right? Mark Newport, whose hand-knitted superhero costumes are currently on exhibit at Laumeier Sculpture Park 's indoor galleries ( Holy Handicraft... more

Mar 23, 2010 10:24 AM Culture

Even if I didn't do double-duty for our sister magazine, At Home , I would be completely addicted to Apartment Therapy , the interior design blog about living in itty-bitty urban spaces. For the rec... more

Mar 22, 2010 2:04 PM Culture

For those still feeling exhausted from the springing-forward of Daylight Savings, not to mention the rainy weekend, here is a homeopathic dose of sunny Austin, in the form of a YouTube clip , of a SX... more

Mar 22, 2010 9:54 AM Culture

Last month, we profiled new music-arts collective, HEARding Cats . And in that article, we promised you an interview with Ravish Momin of Trio Tarana , who's performing this Sunday, Mar... more

Mar 19, 2010 5:03 PM Culture

Really, if I ever, ever, ever hear someone whingeing about how there is nothing to do in St. Louis...well, I'm going to have to school 'em. Like, look at what is going on just tonight: --At Webster... more

Mar 19, 2010 9:47 AM Culture

The 5th Dimension found a cool, clean middle-ground between the protest-free aspects of the peace movement and the hippest aspects of Las Vegas glitz. In a way, one could draw a curious comparison... more

Mar 17, 2010 7:46 AM Culture

Cheers to quality, even if we don't have quantity: As Annie Zaleski reported earlier this week, St. Louis won't have scores of folks at South by Southwest . But we can be proud of the caliber of th... more

Mar 12, 2010 8:32 AM Culture

The Academy Awards is a chance to see the stars unrehearsed; to catch their unguarded expressions in vivid split-screen. Are the losers really happy for the winners? Did Ben Stiller really look like a... more

Mar 10, 2010 7:46 AM Culture

As Post-Dispatch classical music critic Sarah Bryan Miller reported yesterday , Sen. Kit Bond has stepped into the fray to question the Missouri Synod 's sale of KFUO . In fact, he has requested ... more

Mar 9, 2010 9:34 AM Culture

Image courtesy of Hoffman-LaChance Fine Art Two art openings of note tonight: Daniel McGrath's "What Pictures Want," at PSTL Gallery (3842 Washington, 314-531-4304, ), and Jeremy ... more

Mar 5, 2010 9:51 AM Culture

Photograph by Tony J. Case . Despite being shoved out of the music-format spotlight, vinyl has never left the stage. It’s a great performer. If you take care of your vinyl LPs, keeping them out of ... more

Mar 3, 2010 8:36 AM Culture

“A successful poet… once told me that the only thing that would have been more devastating for his mother and father to hear was if he’d decided to become a professional mime.” So notes Jack Hercule... more

Mar 2, 2010 9:39 AM Culture

A couple of years ago, I was in the kids’ book department, trying to find something for my nephew; maybe the marvelous Captain Underpants. While I was there, I decided to see what old Nancy Drew w... more

Mar 2, 2010 9:10 AM Culture