Look-Listen August 2012

The Prohibition-era backwoods saga Lawless brews the sort of anti-heroic tale that is now de rigueur in American crime cinema. Adapted from Matt Bondurant’s 2008 historical novel The Wettest C... more

Aug 31, 2012 8:24 AM Culture


Photograph by Mike Plante, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

On Saturday, September 1, The U. City Loop will be hosting its second annual Get Your Chalk On! Festival . Taking place on the sidewalks along Delmar, participants will have the opportunity to mak... more

Aug 30, 2012 11:53 AM Culture


Courtesy of the Missouri Botanical Garden

This Labor Day Weekend, the Missouri Botanical Garden will be offering a lot more than botany. Always a source of elaborate and diverse displays, the garden will be taken over by sumo wrestlers, ... more

Aug 30, 2012 12:00 AM Culture

Now in its third year, LouFest gives concert-goers the rare opportunity to jam to the best local musicians while enjoying food from around the city, find their new favorite band in the 2 p.m. slot, an... more

Aug 29, 2012 1:29 PM Culture


Dré Wapenaar, "Treetent." Courtesy Laumeier Sculpture Park

"Camp Out: Finding Home in an Unstable World," currently on view in the indoor galleries and outdoor spaces at Laumeier Sculpture Park, is a smart, fun, provocative show. Let us to explore... Em... more

Aug 29, 2012 10:24 AM Culture

Where were you when you heard Def Leppard’s Pyromania for the first time? If you don’t have an answer to this important question, we appreciate the pageview, but invite to make your way to anothe... more

Aug 28, 2012 12:00 AM Culture


Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

Back in the days when I was teaching college organic chemistry, I was asked, for a small stipend, to review a new organic chemistry textbook. When the publishing company made the offer, I told them... more

Aug 27, 2012 1:56 PM Culture


Deb Douglas, "Tart"

Gallery 210’s newest exhibit aims to redefine social norms and challenge traditional general roles. Exposure 15, the latest edition of the long-running group art series at Gallery 210, is called... more

Aug 27, 2012 8:58 AM Culture

In a Rolling Stone review of The Flaming Lips ' Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots , the author states: "The long-reigning kings of big-sky psychedelia emerge from their Oklahoma City bunker to as... more

Aug 24, 2012 12:00 PM Culture

Wannabe small-town Texas drug-dealer Chris (Emile Hirsch) owes his ruthless connection several thousand dollars. However, he can't scrape up the funds in the usual manner,  as his supply has vanish... more

Aug 24, 2012 8:27 AM Culture

Sat Inder Singh Khalsa is a very loving guy, but he doesn’t necessarily want that getting around. At least, that’s what he said to the 200 people he was putting through their paces a few Saturday... more

Aug 23, 2012 12:00 PM Culture


Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

Everything seems to be coming full-circle for Sleepy Kitty. The group—comprised of Paige Brubeck and Evan Sult—was responsible for creating the logo and promotional materials for the very first... more

Aug 23, 2012 12:00 AM Culture

For the purposes of an article about a new book, The Missouri State Penitentiary: 170 Years Inside "The Walls"   let’s use… bullet points (hee hee): The Missouri State Penitentiary was in u... more

Aug 22, 2012 10:32 AM Culture

So, I'm fluent enough in time lord mythology to know that in Goggle Productions ' parody video above, "Time Lord Maybe," the lass (played by Yukeh , owner of the YouTube channel) who's smitten wi... more

Aug 22, 2012 8:32 AM Culture


Tim Mize (left) and Matt Myers. Courtesy of KDHX

There was a time, a decade back, when a handful of us underemployed types put together some boxing tournaments in South City backyards. The promotion eventually took on some legitimacy and moved in... more

Aug 21, 2012 9:11 AM Culture

When Cults first appeared on the music scene in the summer of 2010, almost as little was known about them as the secretive co-ops they take their name from. All anyone knew were that there were two... more

Aug 20, 2012 2:00 PM Culture


Photograph: J.Wagner & S.Waugh

Jay Farrar's list of accomplishments seems altogether too long for someone who has not yet reached 50 years old. The Belleville, Illinois native was one of the pioneering members of alt-country ... more

Aug 20, 2012 12:00 AM Culture


Courtesy of the St. Louis Artists' Guild

St. Louis art fans will have a chance to brush up on their local history at the St. Louis Artists’ Guild this fall. Kim Wardenberg, a 2010 graduate of Washington University’s Sam Fox School of D... more

Aug 20, 2012 12:00 AM Culture

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25 12:45 p.m. Handy messenger bag break on the bike ride from the Metrolink station? Alpine Shop's got you covered. 2 p.m. The bleach-blonde glory that is Sleepy Ki... more

Aug 18, 2012 12:00 PM Culture

British group Little Barrie has been garnering buzz overseas for the past several years, and is now poised to make break out in the States as well. We caught up with the band via e-mail while the... more

Aug 17, 2012 12:00 PM Culture