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Monday, February 15, 2021

For The Garcia Family, a Filmmaker Returns Home to St. Louis

Posted By on Mon, Feb 15, 2021 at 7:01 AM

Emmett Williams' new documentary opens on the quiet of a Maplewood church. Over the years, the 52-year-old filmmaker has trained his camera on a wide variety of topics in locations across the United States and beyond. Struggling commercial fishermen in Alaska. Protesters at Standing Rock. Illegal logging in the...

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Friday, January 15, 2021

You Can Rent an Entire St. Louis Theater for $99

Posted By on Fri, Jan 15, 2021 at 12:52 PM

Things are starting to become dire for parents here in the Midwest. Temperatures have plummeted, and since it’s actually illegal to leave your children outdoors for any length of time, parents and kids are all feeling that itchy, suffocating cabin fever while being stuck at home. But if you’re...

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Monday, January 4, 2021

Raja the Elephant Just Had His 28th Birthday and, Yes, You're Old Now

Posted By on Mon, Jan 4, 2021 at 6:19 AM

We were too busy last week celebrating the end of the Worst Year Ever to realize that we were missing out on an important event: Raja’s 28th birthday! Raja, the first Asian elephant born at the St. Louis Zoo caused a sensation in 1992 in St. Louis. It seemed...

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Tuesday, December 22, 2020

St. Louis Then and Now: The Former Famous-Barr Building Downtown

Posted By on Tue, Dec 22, 2020 at 6:10 AM

Built in 1914, the Railway Exchange Building in downtown St. Louis used to be the home to the flagship Famous-Barr store and headquarters of the May Department Stores Company. Back in the day, this Famous-Barr located at the corner of Olive Street and North 6th Street was the place...

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Monday, December 21, 2020

New Cannabis Dispensary Opening in Sauget Tomorrow

Posted By on Mon, Dec 21, 2020 at 1:54 PM

It’s a Christmas miracle. A brand new cannabis dispensary is opening tomorrow just across the river in Sauget, bringing gifts of special Christmas trees to all of Santa’s good little girls, boys and non-binary kiddos. The new spot is called BEYOND / HELLO™ Route 3, and is located at...

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Friday, December 18, 2020

St. Louis' World Chess Hall of Fame Hosting Massive Keith Haring Exhibit

Posted By on Fri, Dec 18, 2020 at 4:38 PM

If the Queen’s Gambit sparked an interest in chess or you’re a lover of pop art or queer history, there is a unique exhibit happening in St. Louis right now that you’ll want to check out. The Keith Haring: Radiant Gambit exhibit is currently on display at the World...

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Monday, December 14, 2020

St. Louis and Stuttgart Circuses Combine for Sister Cities Video

Posted By on Mon, Dec 14, 2020 at 2:57 PM

Juggling, riding a unicycle and doing acrobatics may just be the new frontier for developing intercontinental connections. In light of the 60th anniversary of the partnership between St. Louis and its sister city, Stuttgart, Germany, two organizations are celebrating in their own unique style — a circus performed by...

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S3an Alexander’s brllantmnds Clothing Brand Is Taking Off in St. Louis

Posted By on Mon, Dec 14, 2020 at 8:22 AM

S3an Alexander started his clothing brand, brllantmnds, for St. Louis. In fact, one of the first pieces he ever created for the label — pronounced “brilliant minds” — was a hand-painted St. Louis hat called For the City that he released in 2016, with a logo flip that features...

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Friday, December 11, 2020

Synchronized St. Louis Santa Flash Mob Hits the Streets to Promote Toy Drive

Posted By on Fri, Dec 11, 2020 at 12:45 PM

COVID-19 might be doing its damnedest to take all the fun out of the Christmas season this year, but if one group of dancing Santas has anything to say about it there is still plenty of holiday cheer to be had. Under the direction of DJ Reggie of Pure...

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020

St. Louis' Jason Spencer Stays Busy Bringing Monsters to Life During COVID-19

Posted By on Wed, Dec 9, 2020 at 5:23 PM

Jason Spencer has largely spent his months of pandemic life in his home, surrounded by monsters. A scaly warthog creature with three eyeballs, nine pupils, sharp fangs and a nose ring. A demented clown-demon with a knife through its head and a scowl on its face. And, of course,...

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