Look-Listen July 2012


Gary Stiehr

Mention “big data technology” or “supercomputers,” and the first place that comes to mind is probably the nation’s undisputed high-tech mecca—Silicon Valley. But St. Louis? According to Gary ... Read more


Those who attended the St. Lou Fringe Festival in June  may know that it was primarily funded by a campaign on Kickstarter, the popular crowdfunding website. The (en)visioning Hyde Park project... Read more



Eric Wilkinson, Jennifer Lynch and David Michaels. Photograph by Egan O'Keefe

A conversation with Jennifer Lynch, director of the thriller "A Fall From Grace," which will begin shooting in St. Louis this fall. Read more



Courtesy of SubPop Records

King Tuff frontman, Kyle Thomas, doesn't skip a beat when asked his plans for the band's future. "World domination," Thomas states. Well that, he concedes, and "trying to go to a lot of barbeq... Read more


While I’ve never called myself an actor (and won’t anytime soon), I’ve wound up in a strangely large amount of locally produced films, shorts and video projects. A thread through many of them has b... Read more


By the late ’90s, writer-director Whit Stillman had carved out an unassailable niche in American independent film as the chuckling court chronicler of a forlorn and status-obsessed WASP culture. Th... Read more


In 1984, on the cusp of the computer age, Susan Glasgow emerged from the University of Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in graphic design. “The minute I graduated, my degree was obsolete,” she says... Read more



Photograph Courtesy of Bonne Terre Mine

About an hour south of here, St. Louisans can experience something so odd, so otherworldly, so dreamlike, that it's hard to fathom how readily accessible it is, how easy it is to slip from sunlight... Read more



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It's hard not to be swept up in The Pernikoff Brothers ' excitement. With a string of praise-worthy opening gigs on local stages last year (including a opening slot for Willie Nelson), and a ren... Read more



Photograph by Thomas Crone

Here’s a way to understand the shorthand language of South Saint Louis. There’s a geographic split that runs north-south. Starting downtown and working westward, there are several major streets ... Read more



Courtesy of Pitch Perfect PR

It wasn't until Girl Talk's 2006 release, Nightripper , that the world realized a guy on a laptop could be the life of the party. "I played with a lot of people doing a lot of electronic mus... Read more


Since it first began to appear over two decades ago, the looped pink ribbon that symbolizes breast cancer awareness has become an instantly recognizable mark, emblazoned on thousands of products an... Read more



Photographs by Byron Kerman

It's been called it “ trippy ,” “ugly,” “obnoxious,” “hideous,” and, in a fit of pique that just seemed comical, “ an abomination to the game ." Those words come from the nation’s college-football ... Read more


In some respects, Karate Bikini ’s got the most pressure this coming Saturday night, as the group releases a full-length, debut CD, Sauce of the Apple Horse . But some of that pressure’s been rem... Read more


Donna Northcott founded St. Louis Shakespeare 28 years ago, after returning from a summer spent studying the playwright in London. “I got back to town, and was just crazy to do Shakespeare, bu... Read more


Natural Selection is the tale of forty-something Texas housewife Linda (Rachael Harris). She is deeply unhappy, but she has settled into her unhappiness with a smiling, anxious resignation. Mousy... Read more

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Courtesy of the Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion

Now that the 4th of July's come and gone, it's time for part least in St. Louis: Bastille Day. Soulard has mothballed its faux guillotine, so the royal beheadings have moved down to Carond... Read more


St. Louis Magazine freelance contributor Dan Durchholz is perhaps our town’s ranking rock journalist, and his latest book, Rock ‘n Roll Myths: The True Stories Behind the Most Infamous Legends , ... Read more


Bill Reiter knows a thing or two about multi-tasking. These days, he splits time between three bands: the hard-rock LucaBrasi ; the resurgent The Urge ; and El Monstero , the king of local tribu... Read more


On August 9 at 7 p.m., Chicago-based fiction writer Joe Meno will be reading from his latest novel, Office Girl , at Subterranean Books (6275 Delmar). The author of five novels, Meno is the fir... Read more