Look-Listen March 2012

The fatal absurdity of eye-for-an-eye retribution and family honor (read: male honor) festers at the narrative and thematic center of American writer-director Joshua Marston’s new feature film, The... more

Mar 30, 2012 8:27 AM Culture

Well, judging from Paste 's effusive list about Missouri bands Tef Poe ?), St. Louis' music scene is in fine shape. Things have just come together in the last two or three years in a way that w... more

Mar 29, 2012 10:09 AM Culture

So a poet, an architect, and a social worker walk into a bar… Despite the unusual assortment of bedfellows, this scenario is grounds for inspiration, rather than a punch line. Advocates of arts-... more

Mar 28, 2012 8:53 AM Culture

Having a lousy day? Fix your eyes on the mugs of these baby lions, the St. Louis Zoo's newest residents. Your day will stop being lousy, at least for the two seconds it takes you to say "Awwwwwww..... more

Mar 27, 2012 9:33 AM Culture


Photograph by Bev Sykes, courtesy of Wikimedia Common

Thursday, March 29 Nicholas Payton The Chicago Tribune writes: “Nicholas Payton ranks among the most persuasive trumpeters to come out of New Orleans in the past 20 years, the emotional f... more

Mar 27, 2012 7:45 AM Culture

There’s a lot of uncertainty about the events that lead to Peter “Li’l Pete” Kruchowski’s hospitalization mid-last week. In the early hours of Wednesday morning, Kruchowski pedaled away from CBGB, ... more

Mar 26, 2012 8:18 AM Culture


Courtesy of Cavalia

Cavalia must be a fancy word for “one-ring horse circus” more

Mar 23, 2012 4:54 PM Culture

It’s been fourteen years since the landmark Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement was struck, mandating that the Big Four cigarette manufacturers—Philip Morris, R. J. Reynolds, Brown & Williamson, an... more

Mar 23, 2012 8:40 AM Culture

It's shocking, but it looks like The Book of Mormon is going to hit the Midwest not so long after its smash opening on Broadway. Its presence is the biggest news of the Fox's 2012-13 season theat... more

Mar 22, 2012 4:37 PM Culture


Photograph by Kevin Roberts

Around 20 years ago at KWMU (now St. Louis Public Radio), I was talking to our chief engineer, Joe Kupferer, about CDs and hard drives for storing music. I was at a point in my collecting where I w... more

Mar 22, 2012 3:12 PM Culture


Courtesy of the African Film Festival. From A Screaming Man

Know what's coming up at this year's African Film Festival starting Friday March 23rd. more

Mar 21, 2012 3:49 PM Culture

An image emerges from the developing solution in the muteness of the red light. Ghostly figures materialize and lines establish from a blank sheet. Memories float to the surface, caught forever in ... more

Mar 21, 2012 11:00 AM Culture


Courtesy of Rebelution

Reggae group Rebelution opens up about its new label, skateboarding accidents, and the beauty of reggae. more

Mar 21, 2012 8:30 AM Culture


Illustration by Matt Kindt

In a back corner of the Old Orchard Starbucks, Matt Kindt can sit and work in relative peace and quiet, with only the occasional volume of nearby blenders causing any real change to the creative en... more

Mar 19, 2012 9:28 AM Culture

This week, the Criterion Collection released its new Blu-ray edition of Martin Scorsese’s divisive and achingly sincere 1988 film, The Last Temptation of Christ , well-timed for the current Lenten... more

Mar 16, 2012 9:51 AM Culture

Back in January, as part of our "My Hometown," cover story, we spoke with jazz musician Oliver Lake about his memories of growing up in The Ville neighborhood in St. Louis. Lake now resides on th... more

Mar 15, 2012 10:21 AM Culture

Though he cursed St. Louis, he spent the first two decades of his life here, and was buried here, too; St. Louis left an indelible stamp on him. more

Mar 14, 2012 2:10 PM Culture


Choral Performance at the J. Scheidegger Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Lindenwood University in St. Charles

When conductor Robert Hart Baker leads the St. Louis Philharmonic in its already sold-out performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and Mahler’s magnificent Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Son... more

Mar 14, 2012 10:28 AM Culture


Byron Kerman

The annual Halloween & Attractions Show is a convention for people in the "haunt industry." You might have difficulty believing that the scare-the-teenagers haunted-house attractions that dot the coun... more

Mar 13, 2012 10:51 AM Culture

As a five-year resident of Tampa, Fla., Kara Clark Holland began to put together a project that now lives in St. Louis City with her, Reclaimed Places: Picnics . With a rotating series of venues, ... more

Mar 12, 2012 9:06 AM Culture