Look-Listen May 2010

? Their first album, Beauty and Sadness , was like a stick of power-pop dynamite. The next one, Green Thoughts , was almost as explosive -– if more verdant than urgent (a sort of green fuse). Their ... more

May 26, 2010 8:11 AM Culture

Touching, conversing, wandering about. These three things are not typically associated with a visit to an artist’s sacred sanctum, but are heavily encouraged at the Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles. ... more

May 25, 2010 2:49 PM Culture

The Trailer for Brick By Chance and Fortune , a documentary-in-process by our own Bill Streeter ( Lo-Fi St. Louis ) is now up! And there are cameos by well-known local preservationists, including Lar... more

May 25, 2010 10:45 AM Culture

For the third year in a row, the historic neighborhood of Benton Park is looking to put a little swing (for free!) in those humid summer nights. The concert series kicks off on June 12 from 5–9 p.m.... more

May 24, 2010 12:04 PM Culture

and witness the spectacle that is the French Heritage Festival. Besides concerts, street dances and the film screening, visitors can tour the homes appearing in the film and meet local citizens who... more

May 21, 2010 8:21 AM Culture

In the late 1800s a certain Morris Gershowitz and Rosa Bruskin, along with thousands of other Russian Jews, set sail from their homeland to begin new and uncharted lives in the United States. The two ... more

May 20, 2010 10:01 AM Culture

Some film directors – for example, Sidney Lumet, Ron Howard or Elia Kazan -- come from the world of acting. Others began as photographers or cinematographers. The directors who began as actors do th... more

May 19, 2010 7:55 AM Culture

It's not every day that we get to read a New York Times writeup of a show that's headed our way in a month or less. So if you haven't seen it, check out the paper's r eview of "The Mourners: Mediev... more

May 18, 2010 7:59 AM Culture

As reported on Ecology of Absence : on Monday at 7pm, Citizens for Modern Transit and the Tivoli present a free screening of Beyond the Motor City , a documentary about how Detroit, cradle of ... more

May 14, 2010 8:51 AM Culture

Maybe you've seen the Post 's piece on Grand Center's plan to extend hours on its parking meters to help provide the area another revenue stream. Judy Newmark also penned a piece, focusing on how s... more

May 13, 2010 9:24 AM Culture

Now this is a cool event! I've never seen this film, but how can you go wrong with a cast like this? Or a St. Louis landmarks making dystopian cameos? Not to mention probably some St. Louisans as ex... more

May 12, 2010 1:30 PM Culture

I love Italian cinema. Sure, I have a soft spot for Pasolini, Fellini – even the rather dry neo-realism of De Sica – but more enjoyable is Italian exploitation cinema, which comprises horror, action a... more

May 12, 2010 7:51 AM Culture

The University of Missouri-St. Louis is hosting the inaugural Jazz Education Network conference , which is attracting musicians and educators from all over the world . If you're a a jazz educator, o... more

May 11, 2010 8:14 AM Culture

Also, if you've not seen it yet: Sarah Bryan Miller reports that the KFUO sale has gone through . It sounds like the Radio Arts Foundation is pushing to get another classical-format station out there... more

May 7, 2010 8:43 AM Culture

Thanks to our Managing Editor, Margaret Bauer, who passed along this fun blog post at Shelf Awareness, written by an agent for Writer's House in New York City, about going undercover as a bookseller... more

May 7, 2010 8:20 AM Culture

Though they've been holding large-scale events for years, the STL Craft Mafia now has a permanent, physical space -- and where else would it be but Cherokee Street? MADE is not a store per se, but... more

May 6, 2010 8:06 AM Culture

Dressed in a blue shirt that eerily matched his eyes, and sporting a short, fiery beard, Conan O’Brien resembled a disco-era Nordic fisherman more than the nerdy Woody Woodpecker that briefly hosted ... more

May 5, 2010 8:26 AM Culture

One of my favorite book titles of all time is A Fountain of Gardens -- that was what the wonderfully odd mystic poet Jane Leade titled her published diaries. That phrase fills my head with images... more

May 3, 2010 9:42 AM Culture