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Hamburger Mary’s: A pink place to eat, drink

Hamburger Mary’s: A pink place to eat, drink

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February 15, 2012


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The Locust Business District has a brand new, hot pink neighbor. Hamburger Mary’s is only a quick walk to the east of campus, on Olive Street. Trust me— you can’t miss the bold hue of magenta, which alludes to the exuberant interior themes of the restaurant. Dripping with a wide array...

ABC sitcom promises many ‘Happy Endings’

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February 15, 2012


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Countless sitcoms and comedies have attempted to fill the void in “Friends”-lovers’ hearts by taking its formula for success (a group of young friends involved in romantic relationships who live in a major urban area) and making a few minor adjustments. To name a few: “Better With You, Coupling,”...

The Fox welcomes ‘West Side’ twist on love story

The Fox welcomes ‘West Side’ twist on love story

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February 8, 2012


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Love will reign this February, as “West Side Story” makes its way to St. Louis. “West Side Story” is a tale of two worlds coming together in the pursuit of love and hate. It is a dramatic and dynamic dance of human emotion. One of the most compelling love stories of all time, the production will ...

Fine and Performing Arts in Spring 2012

Fine and Performing Arts in Spring 2012

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February 8, 2012


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Punksatawney Phil might have promised six more weeks of winter, but that will not stop SLU’s Fine and Performing Arts department from kicking off its Spring Semester lineup. First up, FPA will co-sponsor “Anatomy Is Destiny” with the World Chess Hall of Fame. You read that correctly. Thirty-two dancers will interpret an imaginary ch...

DJs, glow sticks and lasers dominate electro-music festival

DJs, glow sticks and lasers dominate electro-music festival

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February 8, 2012


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Behind invasive pat-downs and metal detectors, a spectacle raged in perpetual motion. DJs manipulated towers of electronic instruments, high-powered lasers traced patterns in the fog of smoke machines and fire and belly dancers hypnotized the crowd.  And yet, the real show was the glow-stick-adorned mass of fans that pulsed with life. Winter W...

Parachute: Pop culture phenom

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February 8, 2012


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There is a good chance you may be a Parachute fan without even knowing it. This five-piece band has been making a name for themselves in the music world — popping up just about everywhere. Parachute’s music was featured on skin-care brand Nivea’s 2008 national television campaign, as a free...

Midtown’s latest addition promotes nightlife

Midtown’s latest addition promotes nightlife

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February 1, 2012


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With a good dose of inspiration, Maebelle Reed brought her creative vision to the Midtown area. Reed, owner of Plush, sees the newly-opened concert venue-restaurant-bar as a place that brings communities together. Ultimately, Reed hopes that Plush will serve as an establishment where locals c...

Dooley’s offers brews, ‘world famous burgers’ at new Grand Center location

Dooley’s offers brews, ‘world famous burgers’ at new Grand Center location

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February 1, 2012


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                      I had a dilemma last semester. No, I wasn’t failing a class or going through a break up, but, for a foodie, it was quite serious. I had an uncontrollable craving for a delicious burger. Nothing fancy, just a perfectly executed, melt-in-you...

Painfully loud 9/11 film

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February 1, 2012


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Adaptation of Safran Foer novel manipulates audience emotion “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” is now playing in theaters— and just in time to claim a Best Picture nomination for the 2011 Academy Awards. It’s up for the prestigious title along with the likes of “War Horse,” “The...

HBO presses its ‘Luck’ with equine series

HBO presses its ‘Luck’ with equine series

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February 1, 2012


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Cable drama’s narrative, theatrics embody the visual novel Writer David Milch has been hard-pressed to find any luck with HBO. In 2006, his revisionist neo-western “Deadwood” was cancelled despite rave reviews and a solid fanbase. Just one year later, HBO pulled the plug on “John from...

Four for ‘12: Lend an ear to new music this year

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February 1, 2012


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Has this year’s attempt at New Year’s resolutions already fallen apart? Are you looking for fresh artists, bands and albums to awaken your soul in the doldrums of these dark winter days? If you are still reading, then you must be— and I have got just the thing for you. Through tireless effort...

Mara breathes fire into ‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’

Mara breathes fire into ‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’

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January 26, 2012


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This adaptation of the Stieg Larsson novel of the same name begins with a gnarly intro from Blur Studios featuring random bodies and masses emerging from a dark liquid. Set to a cover of Led Zepplin’s “Immigrant Song,” the intro sets the tone that this movie will be gritty and spare no grotesque detail. David Fincher (“Fight Club,...

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