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A Bull Market for Sushi Burritos in Midtown

A Bull Market for Sushi Burritos in Midtown

Alexis Stogner, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017


Filed under Arts, Restaurant Reviews

When Blk Mkt Eats opened on Oct. 18, the employees were greeted by a line of customers out the door. In anticipation for their grand opening, the restaurant promised their first 100 customers a free burrito, and they were held to their word. The new restaurant, located on South Vandeventer Avenue right...

Stranger Than Before

Stranger Than Before

Madisyn Siebert, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017


Filed under Arts, Television

Demo-dogs, the Upside Down, and good old Eleven. These are just a few words that immediately stand out to anyone who is an avid watcher of “Stranger Things.” Season 2 of the immensely popular show debuted Oct. 27, and fans went crazy as they awaited the countdown. The Duffer Brothers, who created, wrote, and...

Halloween Party for Progress

Halloween Party for Progress

Mary Adcock, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017


Filed under Arts, Entertainment, LGBTQ+

On Friday, Oct. 27, the St. Louis Worker’s Education Society (WES) hosted a punk-rock revolution-themed Halloween party at their headquarters on South Jefferson Avenue with a book sale and flea market.  People came dressed in costumes from popular culture and politics while lights and loud music cam...

The Avett Brothers Review

The Avett Brothers Review

Madisyn Siebert, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


Filed under Arts, Concert Reviews

The Avett Brothers made their way back to Chaifetz Arena on Saturday, Oct. 7th, having been here last in June 2016, continuing their True Sadness Tour. The band, composed of Scott Avett, Seth Avett, Bob Crawford and Joe Kwon, came to tour their ninth studio album, “True Sadness.” The indie-fol...

The Hidden Gems of Grand Center

The Hidden Gems of Grand Center

Lauren Smith, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


Filed under Arts, St. Louis Guide

Just around the corner from SLU is the Grand Center Arts District, alive with concerts, symphonies, festivals, films, and art just waiting to be experienced by the Midtown locals. Since the early 1900s the Grand Center has been a bustling hub for the arts and a major midwestern tourist destination. The area t...

Thank You For Your Service: an emotionally charged true story

Thank You For Your Service: an emotionally charged true story

Chandana Kamaraj, Associate Arts Editor

October 29, 2017


Filed under Arts, Featured News, Movies

In the era of war films being popular, Jason Hall comes out with his directorial debut, “Thank You for Your Service” that stands out as a war film that intensifies the emotional aftermath of a soldier who had just come back from the Iraq war and juggles with the struggles of post-traumatic stres...

Q&A with Director Jason Hall

Q&A with Director Jason Hall

Chandana Kamaraj, Associate Arts Editor

October 29, 2017


Filed under Arts, Movies

Filmmaker Jason Hall takes on the reigns this time for his directorial debut for the film “Thank You for Your Service.” Hall who previously acted in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” as Devon MacLeish takes on a more wholehearted role as director after his previous work as the writer in “American Sn...

Front Bottoms’ Triumphant Transition

Front Bottoms’ Triumphant Transition

Tom Bergan, Staff Writer

October 24, 2017


Filed under Arts

There comes a time in any indie band’s career that they have to make a choice. Will they remain successful within their genre or will they take a leap to the masses by adjusting their sound to appeal to more listeners? Often billed as a “progression” of sound as opposed to a shot at hitting it...

The Head and the Heart: Weathering Change and Challenge with Grace

The Head and the Heart: Weathering Change and Challenge with Grace

Madisyn Siebert, Staff Writer

October 23, 2017


Filed under Arts, Concert Reviews

The Head and the Heart graced the stage at the Pageant on Oct.12 , returning to St. Louis on their Signs of Light Tour, which started back in Sept. 2016. The Head and the Heart are known for their unique indie-folk sound that has helped contribute to their rise to fame. The band even recently played...

Order Some Hugo’s to Your Table

Order Some Hugo’s to Your Table

Meredyth Staunch, Managing Editor

October 20, 2017


Filed under Arts, Restaurant Reviews

The chairs are a yolk yellow, rounded and distressed to match the oak tables, which are each dotted with a flower in a glass bottle. The assembly appears organic in nature—everything from the mason jars serving as water holders to the exposed brick walls lining the main dining area to the multicolored...

Antigone Themes Still Strike a Chord in Modern Times

Antigone Themes Still Strike a Chord in Modern Times

Anna Cawley, Contributor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Arts, Featured News

Saint Louis University Theatre partnered with Prison Performing Arts this season for a contemporary adaptation of Sophocles’ classic Greek tragedy, “Antigone.” Performances ran from Thursday to Sunday this past week as a part of SLU Theatre’s social justice themed fall season. The production...

Father John Mystifies Peabody Opera House

Father John Mystifies Peabody Opera House

Tom Bergan, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Arts, Concert Reviews, Entertainment

Not many artists have a reputation that precedes them in the way that Father John Misty’s does. The countless interviews, sarcastic lyrics and apathetic tendencies of his outwardly-displayed persona build this aura of a “self-loving indie god” long before he ever takes the stage in any given ci...

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