Wednesday, 15 January 2014 11:39

Some Gave All

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 14:34

Dear IKEA,

Dear IKEA,

If you’re moving to St. Louis, may we join the zillions in welcoming you. However, there are a few things you need to know about our city if you’re going to live here.

First, we’re fine with the Swedish meatballs, but you may have to toast them.  It’s just a thing, okay?

Thursday, 24 October 2013 19:49

Apple of My Eyes

Fresh fruit, like the apples pictured here, and produce can be found year round at Merkle Produce inside Soulard Farmer's Market!

Sunday, 20 October 2013 21:08


Driving through Maplewood on Manchester a few days ago, Joy pointed out the sign you see here that we had not noticed before.  Communities throughout  the St. Louis area love to welcome visitors with similar signs.  Most say nebulous things like “Where Community and Spirit Meet.”  You’ll find that one in Kirkwood.  That wouldn’t have been my first choice to attract people to Kirkwood.  I would have said, “We have the Magic House and you don’t.”  Community and Spirit can meet just about anywhere.  But there’s only one Magic House.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013 22:45

Halloween Time in St. Louis

The view of downtown St. Louis from pumpkin-decked Citygarden.

Saturday, 05 October 2013 16:49

Red, Rock & Blue

by Karl Lund






The "Red, Rock and Blue" tour headlined by the band Chevelle was a major success last night (Oct 4) at the Pageant! The tour benefited the USO of Missouri and raised $100,000 for their costly and essential mission to provide much needed help and support for our nation's troops.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 08:59




Win a free copy of June Herman and Julie Dubray's children's book, GOODNIGHT ST. LOUIS!


    To order copies or locate a store







Sunday, 14 July 2013 22:46

What Have We Done Here?

One year ago today, Sunday, July 15, 2012, we flipped the switch at Even though there was a modest “place holder” site here prior to that date, we “cut the ribbon” and turned on the lights on that Sunday afternoon one year ago.  So here we are, one year later, with no cake, no candle, no big sale, no celebration.  But I can say I feel a sense of satisfaction and gratitude that this small, enthusiastic staff on an impossibly small budget did, in my humble estimation, something nice for St. Louis.  And our hope right now, as we reflect on the previous 12 months, is that we’re still here 12 months from now, with a better website and a better “thing” for St. Louis.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 11:19

Anatomy of a Videographer

The creative community, at large, in Saint Louis is underrated and overlooked. Even within our own state, Missourians look to Kansas City as the art mecca with its ten thousand fountains, Google Fiber, and fine arts schooling. This blog regularly features the music of impressive native artists that are hungry to make a difference and influence the nation's perception of our city, from Tef Poe's ruthless lyricism to the experimental ways of the FarFetched collective. From time to time, I even feature my own video work in collaboration with hip-hop artists. This week's blog will turn the spotlight to other Saint Louis videographers who are creating impressive resumes of quality music videos. These individuals are well-acquainted with the camera and editing room, knowing how to visually present a story, a mood, or a message from within the digital projection of their minds.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013 13:26

SlumFest 2013

On Saturday, June 15th, all of Saint Louis hip-hop will descend upon the Grove to rock the Atomic Cowboy with the best the city has to offer. In one place, all day from 2PM - 2AM, there will be a number of live performances from over 40 local artists in addition to the city's hottest DJs. From producer battles to freestyle competitions to artist showcases, SlumFest will have it all, as each year it represents a celebration of the Saint Louis scene and gives everyone a chance to have their material heard. Fans and first-time listeners can experience battle-tested veterans, rising new stars, and newcomers who are trying to make an impact within the region. This is a can't-miss event.

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