The Lens: Over the moon for 'Moon'

1 month 1 week hence
This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, July 31, 2009 - Science-fiction movies are typically big-name/big-studio/big-budget affairs, but “Moon” is an independent first feature film by industry veteran Duncan Jones. It recalls “Gattaca” (1997) in its hard questions about the uses of technology, the ethics of corporations and nation-states – and the meaning of being human.

Clayton greets smoking ban with relief and resignation

1 week 5 days hence
This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, July 1, 2010 - With Clayton's smoking ban begining today, smoke and mixed feelings filled the air in many of the municipality's bars and restaurants Wednesday night. While many restaurant customers and employees support the ban that prohibits smoking in Clayton restaurants, several oppose it, saying the ban infringes on their individual rights.

St. Louis private equity firm partners on Chicago warehouse purchase

1 hour 23 minutes ago
SEDCO Capital, a Saudi Arabian asset manager, acquired a distribution facility outside Chicago, through an account managed by St. Louis-based ElmTree Funds LLC. Terms of the purchase, which closed in May, were not disclosed when the deal was announced Tuesday. The 306,448-square-foot distribution facility, at 5959 W. Howard St. in Niles, Illinois, was built to suit for FedEx Ground, which has about 11 years remaining on its lease, officials said. “The high quality nature of this asset together…
Diana Barr

Blues fans break MetroLink record for Stanley Cup parade, rally

1 hour 35 minutes ago
The MetroLink light rail system set a record 100,000 boardings on Saturday as St. Louis Blues fans traveled to the Stanley Cup Championship parade and rally in downtown St. Louis. Boardings on the 46-mile system on a normal Saturday in June, without a sporting event or major concert, are about 25,000, officials said Tuesday. The system hit other single event-day high-volume boardings in recent years for Game 7 of the 2011 World Series (Cardinals vs. Rangers), with over 86,000 boardings. Fair Saint…
Diana Barr

Motley Crue blasts Reelz channel for documentary on band

1 hour 46 minutes ago

Motley Crue singer Vince Neil and bassist Nikki Sixx have both slammed the latest episode of the Reelz documentary series Breaking The Band, which focuses on the history of their band. Neil complained on social media about the way his 1992 exit from the Crue was portrayed in the documentary, writing on Instagram, “Breaking the…

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Tony Jordan

Peter Frampton tops Billboard ‘Blues Albums’ charts

1 hour 53 minutes ago

Peter Frampton kicked off his farewell tour last night (June 18th) in Tulsa, Oklahoma, hitting the stage once again at Number One. The legendary guitarist’s latest album, titled All Blues, debuted at Number One on the Billboard Blues Albums chart. Critics and fans are already whispering that Frampton’s All Blues set is a shoe-in for…

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Tony Jordan

Northeast of Downtown, Belleville

1 hour 55 minutes ago
Northeast of downtown Belleville, the housing stock clearly dates to the early Twentieth Century with a mix of different revival styles on larger lots. But it is deeply concerning to me that right in the middle of extremely well-maintained and… Continue Reading →
Chris Naffziger

Source: Bob Dylan’s late-’60s Nashville era being tapped for next ‘Bootleg Series’

1 hour 55 minutes ago

It looks as though Bob Dylan’s Nashville era between the fall of 1967 and early-1969 will form the basis of the next collection — covering the historic sessions for John Wesley Harding and Nashville Skyline — which featured two days worth of joint sessions with Johnny Cash. The Dylan insider hinted that the “Nashville” set…

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Tony Jordan

MoDOT closes northbound lanes of 141 in Maryland Heights due to flooding

1 hour 57 minutes ago
The Missouri Department of Transportation closed the northbound lanes on Route 141 Tuesday afternoon because of flooding, and if the water rises, they may close all southbound lanes, too. Earlier this week, floodwaters started rising on Route 141 at the intersection of Sport Port Road, forcing crews to close traffic to one lane in each direction. Since then, floodwaters have continued to rise onto the road. The flooding is happening right now because of all the rain we’ve had recently. The floodgates…

Santana’s ‘Africa Speaks’ enters Billboard 200 at Number Three

2 hours ago

Santana is back in the Top Five, with the band’s latest album, Africa Speaks, debuting at Number Three on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Africa Speaks also debuted Number One on both the Billboard Rock Albums and Billboard Latin Albums charts. The collection, which was produced by Rick Rubin at his Shangri La Studios in…

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Tony Jordan

Gateway Arch Park Foundation leader steps down

2 hours 25 minutes ago
Eric Moraczewski has stepped down as executive director of the Gateway Arch Park Foundation, leaving to pursue new opportunities, officials said. Moraczewski had been in the position since October 2016. The board of directors of the Gateway Arch Park Foundation has selected Ryan McClure to replace Moraczewski, effective July 1. McClure previously served as the longtime communications director for the foundation. "We are pleased to have Ryan McClure back to lead the foundation," Carolyn Kindle…
Veneta Rizvic