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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Man Posts Videos Casually Standing on Top of the Arch Like He's Becky Queen of Carpet

Posted By on Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 2:59 PM

A pair of vertigo-inducing videos has been making the rounds of Facebook this week of a man standing on top of the Gateway Arch. His name is Kirk Futrell and, judging by his hat, he appears to work for the the National Parks Service. Futrell posted the videos to...

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Angela Davis Brings Inspiration — and the Inspired — to Saint Louis University

Posted By on Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 8:15 AM

Yesterday was the confluence of three major events: Valentine's Day, Ash Wednesday and the return of Angela Davis. The legendary political activist had visited St. Louis just last month to give a speech at Washington University's Graham Chapel. That small venue couldn't handle the abundance of public interest, though,...

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The Best Things to Do in St. Louis This Week, February 16 to 21

Posted By on Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 6:20 AM

Black History Month continues apace, with several new events happening this weekend. Also on the schedule: at least one more Valentine's Day event, which is not a bad thing — some people probably forgot it was happening. Throw in a few art openings, a musical performance and a lady...

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Rally Cat Just Got His Very Own Bobblehead

Posted By on Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 9:48 AM

Rally Cat, the St. Louis-based kitten who brought new life to the Cardinals' flagging fortunes last season, only to spurn the ballclub's affections, has just gotten its own bobblehead. The limited edition figurine was released this morning by the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum, which says it's...

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

For One Lucky Couple, Panera Might Make It Rain Bread Bowls at Your Wedding

Posted By on Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 4:11 PM

Are sandwiches your thing? Are you obsessed with pickle spears? Do you want all of your loved ones to know the magic of creamy tomato soup? You might be just the right person to win the Panera Proposal Sweepstakes. Panera (née Saint Louis Bread Company) is offering the deal...

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Left Bank Books' Cat in Residence, Spike, Disrupts Feminist Reading

Posted By on Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 12:05 PM

If you've ever spent time at Left Bank Books — or even just walked by with a particularly alert breed of terrier (ahem) — you are likely familiar with Spike, the bookstore's in-house cat. That's because Spike is the kind of feline who brooks no nonsense. He naps where he...

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With Living in Tents, Filmmaker Paul Crane Tells the Story of an STL Homeless Camp

Posted By on Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 6:46 AM

Tucked away on the banks of the Mississippi River, in the shadows of the Edward Jones Dome, once sat Tent City. The little-known homeless community existed in St. Louis from 2010 to 2012. Now filmmaker Paul Crane has captured the day-to-day lives of residents and volunteers in his documentary...

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Score! Cardinals Offer $5 Tickets During Flash Sale Tomorrow

Posted By on Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 2:36 PM

Want to attend a Cardinals' game this year without dropping major bucks? Tomorrow is your best day to buy tickets. From 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, February 13, the ballclub is hosting a special flash sale. Just visit its website any time during those hours, and you...

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Amy Sherald, Artist Behind Official Michelle Obama Portrait, Has First Solo Show in St. Louis

Posted By on Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 11:49 AM

The artist who painted the official portrait of Michelle Obama unveiled today in the National Portrait Gallery is getting her first solo show at a museum this summer — and it's in St. Louis. The Contemporary Art Museum (3750 Washington Blvd., 314-535-4660) is featuring new and recent paintings by Sherald, who...

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Mardi Gras Brought the Fun to Soulard

Posted By on Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 9:56 AM

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