Look-Listen May 2011


Courtesy of Stewart Goldstein

This world premiere never should have found a stage at all. more

May 31, 2011 9:24 AM Culture

In our third and final installment of our series on ethnic newspapers in St. Louis, we talk to Cecilia Velazquez, editor of "Red Latina." more

May 31, 2011 7:08 AM Culture

Takashi Miike's new film is a nearly perfect kick-off for the summer film season, an action-packed film capped by a 45+ minute battle scene but held together by big-picture questions of masculine identity, loyalty, and a life well-led. more

May 27, 2011 11:20 AM Culture


Image by Sleepy Kitty

We asked some of the participating musicians, including the Bros. Lazaroff and Elly Herget of The Skeses, about their favorite Dylan tunes. more

May 27, 2011 7:01 AM Culture


Courtesy of Gitana Productions

Faultlines fails on every level. more

May 25, 2011 12:45 PM Culture


Tolstoy, writing. And writing. And writing...

If you've always wanted to read "War and Peace," but have been intimidated by its size, your season of deliverance has arrived. The U. City Library is offering a "Summer of War and Peace," book discussion group, which includes motivational emails from librarians to those who decide to dive in and read Tolstoy's 1600-page masterpiece. more

May 25, 2011 7:10 AM Culture

When I wrote "City of Gabriels: The History of Jazz in St. Louis, 1895-1973," based on oral histories of the musicians that actually were there at the time, I found a number of myths that have been rooted deeply in the St. Louis psyche. I want to deal with two of them here. more

May 24, 2011 8:55 AM Culture


Courtesy of Shakespeare Festival St. Louis

Shake-38 takes Shakespeare to the streets. more

May 23, 2011 11:06 AM Culture

In less than 15 years St. Louis’ Bosnian newspaper, SabaH, evolved from a neighborhood newsletter to an internationally–recognized weekly that has defined the power of ethnic media. Part two of a three-part series. more

May 23, 2011 11:00 AM Culture

Québécois filmmaker Denis Villeneuve's new feature film, "Incendies," leads its protagonists—and the audience—through a mystery that spans continents and decades. more

May 20, 2011 7:11 AM Culture

The Shakespeare Festival takes on the battles of the sexes with "Taming of the Shrew." more

May 19, 2011 1:17 PM Culture

The show will feature several designers from St. Louis and Chicago, including Michael Drummond from Project Runway, Conjetta, and Jennifer Neal, as well as live music and live art. more

May 19, 2011 9:41 AM Culture

St. Louis native Bob Bargen, aka the voice of Porky Pig, Tweety Bird, and Speedy Gonazles, flies in from L.A. this weekend to teach a voice workshop. He talked with Byron Kerman about life in Hollywood, working with Kristen Wiig, and what it's like to be a cartoon. more

May 19, 2011 8:22 AM Culture


Photo: Joan Marcus

Four things you didn't know about the Four Seasons more

May 18, 2011 11:15 AM Culture

Loud Family frontman Scott Miller totally acquits himself as a rock critic, with one of the most interesting compendiums of music journalism since Robert Christgau’s "Rock Music of the ‘70s." more

May 18, 2011 7:55 AM Culture

Innes, formerly of Monty Python, the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, and the Rutles, plays Off Broadway this Sunday. We talked to him about his solo show, “A People’s Guide to World Domination,” Death Cab for Cutie pinching its name from one of his songs, and drinking gin and tonics with John Lennon. more

May 17, 2011 6:57 AM Culture


Photo by John Lamb

Sci-Fi suspense doesn’t offer any easy answers. more

May 16, 2011 4:21 PM Culture


May Wu of the St. Louis Chinese American News

Our first installment of a three-part series on St. Louis’ ethnic newspapers. more

May 16, 2011 7:19 AM Culture

Kelly Reichardt’s Meek’s Cutoff deftly walks the line between methodical and downright plodding in its pace and plot. A Western that strips away many of the genre’s populist conventions, Meek’s Cut... more

May 13, 2011 11:10 AM Culture

Lauren Dusek Albonico's comedy "Intelligent Life," directed by Annamaria Pileggi at HotCity Theatre, focuses on one little pocket of the international brotherhood of UFOlogists. more

May 13, 2011 7:28 AM Culture