Look-Listen April 2010

"More stones I've picked up from walking along the Missouri River... Arbolé, arbolé, seco y verdí. La niña del bello rostro está cogiendo aceituna. El viento, galán de torres, la prende por la cint... more

Apr 30, 2010 10:17 AM Culture

, Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett unveil and comment on VHS tapes that were never supposed to see the light of day. “We are just lavishing these videos with far more attention than they deserve,” says ... more

Apr 29, 2010 8:50 AM Culture

. The late ‘90s spelled the end of the video-tape era, when the mom-and-pop rental stores were whipped by the giant chains. The zeitgeist began around 1981. People en masse started buying VCRs, a magi... more

Apr 28, 2010 8:19 AM Culture

Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt,"Non Sol Invictus sed via scintillare est sanguinis mei (Not the invincible sun, but the way of sparkle is my blood)," 2001. Foil, plastic wrap, vinyl, pipe cleaner, holograp... more

Apr 27, 2010 11:53 AM Visual Arts

KWMU announced this morning that the finalists in the City Arch River 2015 competition will speak at the Roberts Orpheum Theatre this Wednesday. Though the teams can't give any details about their... more

Apr 26, 2010 8:53 AM Culture

Poet and Wash. U. creative writing professor Carl Phillips has been named as the new judge for Yale University Press' Series of Younger Poets , succeeding Louise Glück . The series, which has been... more

Apr 22, 2010 11:39 AM Culture

I’m of the belief that some –- a relative few –- movies are way over-discussed and analyzed, while the vast majority of good films go unwatched. As the cliché sort of goes, if I had a dime for ev... more

Apr 21, 2010 8:02 AM Culture

Just so you know, I put the word "website" in that headline on purpose. Apparently the folks behind the AP Stylebook have seen the light , and the two-word spelling -- Web site -- has been consigned ... more

Apr 20, 2010 11:52 AM Culture

As if you needed another excuse to hang out in Tower Grove Park before the skull-splitting heat of midsummer descends: on Friday at 10am, you can wish William Shakespeare a happy 446th birthday when... more

Apr 19, 2010 10:11 AM Culture

Vintage 1950s dress from Nadine Formals, courtesy of Timeless Vixen Vintage's Etsy Page . Tomorrow night is "DADA Rocks With Decades," this year's vintage fashion-themed Dada Ball at the Contempo... more

Apr 15, 2010 4:39 PM Culture

When I was a kid, Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf was among the 15 or so albums my parents owned – along with stuff by Burt Bacharach, Peter, Paul and Mary, and oddball soundtracks such as The War o... more

Apr 14, 2010 9:25 AM Culture

Last night I blew past The Record Exchange , but didn't have time to stop. Because I knew if I stopped, I would be in there for hours. I do love iTunes -- late last night I had the joy of being abl... more

Apr 13, 2010 10:25 AM Culture

Continuing on our National Poetry Month riff: just as Get Born bites the dust, something else rises up to take its place. That would be Chance Operations , Tony Renner and Chris Parr's brand-spanki... more

Apr 12, 2010 8:02 AM Culture

There are two schools of thought when it comes to what constitutes a quality news broadcast. One belief is that the personalities who read the news should never be personalities. They must have the dr... more

Apr 7, 2010 7:50 AM Culture

Looks like Joe Sulier & Co. tapped Firecracker Press for one of their Quicksilver Specials (silver ink on black paper, priced to beat Kinko's and therefore appeal to band kids making gig flyers) for... more

Apr 5, 2010 9:10 AM Culture