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Thursday, July 23, 2020

You Can Now Book the Red and Black Brass Band to Play Just For You

Posted By on Thu, Jul 23, 2020 at 4:01 PM

You can now hire St. Louis’ favorite pandemic pick-me-up to arrive right at your door. The Red and Black Brass Band is known across the city as the strolling street musicians who bring unexpected joy to St. Louisans while we’re (mostly) still confined to our homes. Thousands of lucky...

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

St. Louis Comedian Nikki Glaser Hosts Jimmy Kimmel Live With Help From Her Parents

Posted By on Wed, Jul 22, 2020 at 2:14 PM

Comedian Nikki Glaser grew up in St. Louis and she’s been staying here during the pandemic with her parents. In her time here, she’s been keeping busy — she even helped her dad serenade residents from outside a local retirement home. Last night Glaser served as the guest host on...

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Monday, July 13, 2020

The Japanese Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden Is Canceled This Year

Posted By on Mon, Jul 13, 2020 at 1:14 PM

If the lack of baseball didn’t already tip you off, summer in St. Louis really is canceled now because the Missouri Botanical Garden (4344 Shaw Boulevard, 314-577‑5100) is saying sayonara to the Japanese Festival this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the first time that MOBOT’s Japanese...

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The Pruitt-Igoe Myth Is Streaming Online For Free Through July

Posted By on Tue, Jun 30, 2020 at 1:09 PM

St. Louis has had a long history of economic and racial tension in relation to housing. Housing in St. Louis has often been segregated by skin color and economic status, long before rich white people started pulling guns on strangers on the gated, private streets of St. Louis’ wealthy...

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Friday, June 19, 2020

The 'World’s Largest Chicken Nugget' Is For Sale in the St. Louis Area

Posted By on Fri, Jun 19, 2020 at 10:06 AM

Facebook Marketplace listings are the best. They’re like Craiglist listings but with even more jackassery. Some of our favorites lately include listings for a homemade Tesla coil, a DeLorean Time Machine car or a woman who was selling some Levi’s because her “lying cheating husband doesn’t need his clothes.”...

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

The Saint Louis Zoo Has a Pregnant Elephant and We are Hyped

Posted By on Tue, Jun 16, 2020 at 1:11 PM

Elephants are the greatest animal in the world and any time a new elephant is born onto the planet there should be a celebration. Lucky for us, a brand new baby Asian elephant is about to drop right into the 314. Saint Louis Zoo elephant Rani is expecting, and...

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

City Museum to Require Masks and Reservations Upon Reopening on June 17

Posted By on Tue, Jun 9, 2020 at 3:40 PM

St. Louis' City Museum, arguably the most fun place in the entire metro area to hit your head and/or get stuck upside-down in a claustrophobic space, has announced today that it will reopen on June 17. The multi-story art project/giant playground, brainchild of the late creative genius Bob Cassilly, will...

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The Muny Will Not Host Shows This Season for the First Time in 102 Years

Posted By on Tue, Jun 9, 2020 at 1:54 PM

It's a familiar (if depressing) refrain at this point. "Insert Organization Here will be postponing its 2020 events due to efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. Those events will be rescheduled for sometime in 2021. It is with great regret. The safety of our patrons and employees. Etc."...

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Jefferson Barracks' 4th of July Fireworks Show Moved to October

Posted By on Tue, Jun 9, 2020 at 12:09 PM

Jefferson Barracks Historic Site (345 North Road, 314-615-8800) usually hosts a big fireworks show just before the 4th of July, but not this year. The former military post has bumped its yearly “JB Blast” to October 2 as a response to the COVID-19 crisis. The updated event was posted...

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Friday, June 5, 2020

Aldi Is Currently Selling This Mask Which Could Protect Your Face In Many Situations

Posted By on Fri, Jun 5, 2020 at 4:15 PM

We’re not saying that Aldi is on the side of the revolution, but we’re not not saying that, either. This $14.99 full face snorkel is the weekly special at everybody’s favorite bag-it-yourself grocery store. It could be a good thing to wear not just in the water or to...

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