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Monday, November 20, 2017

Now Starring in Stranger Things: A Missouri Orthodontist's T-Shirt

Posted By on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 6:50 AM

That curly-haired kid on Stranger Things repped Missouri, and you didn't even notice. It turns out that pint-sized demon fighter Dustin, played by Gaten Matarazzo, spent a big chunk of the second season of the addictive Netflix hit wearing a T-shirt that a Springfield orthodontist designed more than 30 years...

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Friday, November 17, 2017

St. Louis Native Launches Marc Skid, Cheekily Named Underwear with a Purpose

Posted By on Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 5:46 AM

The story of Marc Skid started, as so many great stories do, with two drunk men hanging out in an apartment, kicking back beers and talking about underwear. It was the early '90s, and a young Dan Barry was working for Anheuser-Busch in Chicago. He and his best friend, who also...

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

The Best Things to Do in St. Louis This Week, November 16-22

Posted By on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 10:24 AM

Can you feel that? This is the calm before the storm, friends. Enjoy the last of the quiet, autumnal days before the Christmas tsunami hits and washes us into next year. This last bit of quietude brings with it that ponderous, dreamlike quality, doesn't it? And in true dream-logic...

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The Most Amazing New Roller Coaster in the World Will Be in Missouri

Posted By on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 6:26 AM

Get ready roller coaster enthusiasts: The fastest, steepest and tallest complete-circuit spinning coaster in the entire world is coming to Missouri next spring. Now, the ground-breaking coaster — dubbed the Time Traveler — will be at Silver Dollar City in Branson, not Six Flags. But what's a few hours...

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Friday, November 10, 2017

You Can Skate for Super Cheap at Steinberg Skating Rink This Weekend

Posted By on Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 11:41 AM

Steinberg Skating Rink (400 Jefferson Drive) in Forest Park is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year — and some great prices are coming in honor of the occasion. Today through this Sunday, November 12, Steinberg is inviting visitors to "skate like it is 1957" with 50 cent skate admission. The discount...

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Bill Clinton Loves This Downtown St. Louis Bookstore, and You Should Too

Posted By on Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 6:51 AM

Who'd have thought that one tiny St. Louis bookstore could entice the former leader of the free world to stop his motorcade and do a little shopping? The AIA St. Louis bookstore (911 Washington Avenue, Suite 100)  downtown apparently had such power over President Bill Clinton earlier this month. Visiting...

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The Best Things to Do in St. Louis This Week, November 10-15

Posted By on Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 6:49 AM

Two weeks from now most of St. Louis will be recovering from the last great holiday of the year, Thanksgiving. It seems to have rolled around awfully quick, right? Just last week we were hiding the good candy from the trick-or-treaters, and now we're supposed to be planning (and...

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20 Photos That Prove Fall in St. Louis Is Particularly Gorgeous This Year

Posted By on Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 6:08 AM

Fall is here and the leaves are (finally) changing. Better late than never, right? And while it’s easy to get stuck in the stress of the holidays approaching, it’s important to take a step back and enjoy what Mother Nature has to offer. Now is your chance to get...

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

These St. Louis Employers Scored a Perfect 100 on LGBTQ Inclusivity

Posted By on Thu, Nov 9, 2017 at 12:36 PM

It's still perfectly legal for Missouri companies to discriminate against LGBTQ employees — but a growing number are taking steps on their own to combat discrimination. In fact, twenty major companies and large law firms in the state earned a perfect "100" score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's...

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St. Louis Actress Van Barnes Accuses Jeffrey Tambor of Misconduct

Posted By on Thu, Nov 9, 2017 at 9:26 AM

The wave of sexual harassment allegations rippling through Hollywood now involves a claim by a St. Louis-based transgender actress working on the show Transparent. The show's star, actor Jeffrey Tambor, has been accused of behaving in a "sexually inappropriate manner" by his assistant, Van Barnes, according to the Hollywood...

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