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Jamfest concert to raise money for Karen House

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April 12, 2012


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On Saturday, April 14, the Micah Program and the Doerr Center for Social Justice Education and Research will co-sponsor the Jamfest Benefit Concert for Karen House, a Catholic Worker house of hospitality. This fundraising event is an opportunity to raise money for a shelter in North City that provides...

Hidden Treasures – column

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April 12, 2012


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The historic Soulard neighborhood is home to many treasures, most of which are considered “hot spots” for those who are 21 and over. Recently, we found a treasure that persons of any age can enjoy — lucky you! The place? Blues City Deli. First opening its doors in 2004, this delicious deli...

Oprah Winfrey hosts ‘Lifeclass’ at Peabody

Oprah Winfrey hosts ‘Lifeclass’ at Peabody

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March 29, 2012


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SLU students comprise audience at first episode of OWN tour In what felt like a drawn-out advertisement for the “O” Network, “Oprah’s Lifeclass: The Tour” incorporates Facebook, Skype and Twitter into a two hour-long talk show. The Oprah Winfrey Network debuted on January 1, 2011, as an American specialty channel. With less-than-stellar ratings, the network was forced to cut a...

The Hunger Games: ‘May the odds be ever in your favor’

The Hunger Games: ‘May the odds be ever in your favor’

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March 29, 2012


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“The Hunger Games” is officially here. There was a ton of buzz surrounding this film, and it wasn’t for nothing. With fans of the best-selling book by Suzanne Collins coming out in droves, the film grossed a whopping $155 million at the box office, making it the third highest opening ever. The...

Pushing past Provel cheese at The Good Pie

Pushing past Provel cheese at The Good Pie

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March 29, 2012


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Call me a “Wisconsin cheese head” or a “food snob,” but St. Louis-style pizza leaves me baffled. The crust is as thin as a Saltine cracker. Cover it with tomato sauce and then load it with processed cheese and it has a cult following? Bon appetite . . . I don’t think so. I needed an authentic...

The return of the ‘Mad Men’ ad men

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March 29, 2012


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Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce has made a timely realization of race and racism. “Mad Men” opened its fifth season with a two-hour premiere on Sunday, March 25. Ad executives at SCDP’s rival agency tried to poke fun at a rally for greater equality in the corporate hiring practices by throwing...

Cheerleaders get a leg up on the competition

Cheerleaders get a leg up on the competition

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March 21, 2012


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New comedy ‘Bring It On: The Musical’ to headline at the Fox With an all-star team of writers, composers and actors, it is no wonder that people are raving about “Bring It On: the Musical.” Currently on tour, “Bring It On” has been entertaining audiences throughout the U.S. and Canada...

Experience the lunch rush at Bogart’s Smokehouse

Experience the lunch rush at Bogart’s Smokehouse

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March 21, 2012


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Why did it have to be a Friday? The words “forgive me, Father, for I have sinned” were already running through my head as I pulled up to Bogart’s Smokehouse in Soulard. When I caught the first whiff of barbecue, I will admit, I pushed my Catholic guilt to the side and hopped in the quickly forming line outside the door. Only a f...

Jeff’s basement philosophy

Jeff’s basement philosophy

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March 21, 2012


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The manchild comedy has about run its course, but not before the Brothers Duplass get to try their hands at the tired formula. Their new comedy “Jeff, Who Lives at Home,” feels a little dog-eared in its set-up, but the Duplass touch saves it from being too conventional. Jason Segel plays Jeff...

‘Desperate’: May series finale approaches

‘Desperate’: May series finale approaches

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March 21, 2012


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Murder mystery weaves intricate plot, claims beloved character Marc Cherry and company have always kept life interesting on the lane. I am, of course, referring to the infamous Wisteria Lane inhabited by the most fashionable, fierce, “Desperate Housewives” on television. Premiering in 2004, A...

5 movies that are so bad . . . they’re good

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March 21, 2012


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It happens all the time. There seems to be absolutely nothing good on television and, all of a sudden, something comes up that is so ridiculous you have to keep watching. Welcome to the world of duds, “B” movies and all of their glory. There is nothing like it in any other media format. These...

The Billiken Club goes underground

The Billiken Club goes underground

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March 1, 2012


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Turnover leads to an empty calendar for the ‘always free’ venue The Billiken Club hosted six shows during the fall 2011 semester, each featuring a variety of underground artists, including The War on Drugs, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and, St. Louis natives, So Many Dynamos. Saint Louis Univ...

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