Courtesy of OpenDataSTL

Rows of heads illuminated by the glow of computer screens are hunched over clacking keyboards, their fingers tickling the keys as if they were ivory. Their hearts race as their codes are verified, ... more

May 29, 2014 12:00 AM Fairs and Festivals


Photograph by Justin Bernhaut

If you missed SLSO's performance of John Cage's " Thirty Pieces for Five Orchestras ," at the Puiitzer Arts Foundation earlier this year, take note: as part of the Chess Hall of Fame's excellent ne... more

May 28, 2014 3:12 PM Music


Photographs by Byron Kerman

Fans of magazines like  Juxtapoz , Hi Fructose , and  Blab , and artists like Mark Ryden , Renee French , and Olivia De Berardinis will definitely dig the eye candy at Downtown's  Alexi Era Ga... more

May 28, 2014 10:33 AM Visual Arts


Photograph by Adria Richards

We are so sad to hear the news that St. Louis-born poet and memoirist, Maya Angelou, has passed away at the age of 86. Angelou was known for her lively, lyrical writing, including the memoir I Kno... more

May 28, 2014 10:01 AM Literature


Courtesy of Tower Grove Pride

Last year, when Pride St. Louis’ annual festival moved downtown, a small group of activists determined that the Tower Grove neighborhood, long invested in the event, should have its own LGBT-centri... more

May 27, 2014 4:32 PM Fairs and Festivals

Director Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past is a curious beast. A sequel to both 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand and 2011’s X-Men: First Class —which was itself a prequel to 2000’s X-Men ... more

May 23, 2014 12:00 AM Movie Reviews


You can tell the Tivoli Happy 90th Birthday in person this weekend. Photograph Courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

Maybe you are using your three-day weekend to take a road trip. (If so, good for you.) If not, though, no reason to lament being in town; there’s plenty to do. Take a look: Henry IV & Henry V... more

May 22, 2014 2:16 AM Fairs and Festivals


Photograph courtesy of The Schwag

It’s almost embarrassing at this point. When something crops up as culturally new or notable, the chance of that thing residing along the Cherokee corridor is reasonably high. So it’s not a surpris... more

May 20, 2014 12:00 AM Music

There are an inordinate number of disappointments to be found in God's Pocket. The most significant is that such a shapeless, clumsy work is the feature film debut of John Slattery. The actor-dir... more

May 16, 2014 9:37 AM Movie Reviews


Photograph collage by Jarred Gastreich

A talented young cat, Jarred Gastreich’s found his place in the local photographic community through some editorial work (he was a mainstay with the old St. Louis Beacon and currently contributes t... more

May 15, 2014 12:00 AM Visual Arts


Photographs by Byron Kerman

Artist Jennifer Weigel has turned her Maplewood studio into a gathering space for artists and art lovers, and her generosity is addictive. Her newly christened  2nd Story Space , located above a... more

May 14, 2014 10:26 AM Visual Arts


Wilco at LouFest 2013. Photograph by Courtney Zahner

The LouFest lineup was announced at midnight; the festival takes place this year on September 6 and 7. The list is as follows, with links to bands' websites so you can check 'em out (though some of... more

May 13, 2014 9:16 AM Music

A combination of originals and battle-tested covers make up the new, full-length album by the Trip Daddys. Veterans of the local club scene, the group’s mainstay remains guitarist, vocalist and son... more

May 13, 2014 12:00 AM Music


Cylla Von Tiedman, 2013

In 1939, a musical fantasy film was released. The movie is so iconic that with one name—Judy Garland—most can guess the movie’s title.  If that’s not enough, let’s just say it’s a story about a you... more

May 12, 2014 8:51 AM Theater

John Turturro has never been a movie mogul’s vision of a leading man. At 57, the performer, writer, and director is now a burnished icon among American character actors, but he still possesses that... more

May 9, 2014 12:00 AM Movie Reviews


General Manager Jonathan Kirner (left) and co-owner Mike Dudley. Photograph by Byron Kerman

Excalibur Comics in Maryland Heights; Comic Relief Again in Ballwin; All-Around Collectibles in Overland; Bug’s Comics in Florissant; the Fantasy Shop in Kirkwood; Legends in Southampton; Hometown ... more

May 7, 2014 9:03 AM Literature


Chris Grabau of Magnolia Summer. Photograph by Nate Burrell,

The word’s gone ‘round for years that Magnolia Summer was born of the fertile Americana scene, an important camp within the St. Louis musical community. But one listen to the band’s lead track, “Ne... more

May 6, 2014 12:00 AM Music


Photograph by Pierre Humbert

Two summers ago, Welsh musician Gruff Rhys (formerly of Super Furry Animals) paid a visit to St. Louis. Yes, he played a show—he even stopped by KDHX for an in-studio performance. But his mission... more

May 5, 2014 9:21 AM Music

The word “vampire” is not spoken in renowned filmmaker Jim Jarmusch's new feature, Only Lovers Left Alive , but it doesn't need to be. That the unnaturally pale Adam (Tom Hiddleston) and Eve (Til... more

May 2, 2014 12:00 AM Movie Reviews


Illustration by Paige Brubeck

Paige Brubeck and Evan Sult make up Sleepy Kitty Music , a band, and Sleepy Kitty Arts , a design and screenprinting concern. Headquartered in the City’s South Side, the pair’s also the principal... more

May 1, 2014 8:30 AM Visual Arts