Arts & Culture

From NPR's All things Considered
2:47 pm
Tue August 2, 2011

Missouri outlaws student-teacher Facebook friendship

Facebook.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

Originally published on Wed August 3, 2011 5:12 pm

A law signed into law last month in Missouri is making waves nationally, this week. A small part of the wide-ranging SB54, makes it illegal for teachers to be "friends" with students on any social networking site that allows private communication.

That means teachers and students can't be friends on Facebook or can't follow each other on Twitter for example.

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Photo of the Week
12:03 am
Mon August 1, 2011

Attention to Detail

Kemolledog via Flickr

Photo taken in St. Louis by Michael Rudolph on Flickr.com.

Join the St. Louis Public Radio Flickr group to see interesting photos taken in the St. Louis region and submit your own. Each week we feature, on our website, one outstanding photo from the group.

The Weekend Gardener
6:05 pm
Sat July 30, 2011

A tour of urban farms in St. Louis

Organizers of Yours Market in the Baden neighborhood.

For this installment of the Weekend Gardener, we're going to think beyond the weekends and look at what some innovative growers are doing full-time.

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Arts & Culture
6:34 pm
Fri July 29, 2011

Best-selling books in St. Louis for the week ending July 24

Subterranean Books

Below is the top-ten list of the St. Louis region's best-selling adult and children's books. The list is compiled by the St. Louis Independent Bookstore Alliance.

For the week ending July 24:

Adult:

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Chuck Berry Statue
2:32 pm
Fri July 29, 2011

Statue honoring Chuck Berry dedicated in the Loop

Rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry makes his way through a crowd of fans prior to a dedication of a statue of himself in University City, Mo. on July 29, 2011. See more photos in the story below.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

You can see more photos of the dedication in the gallery below

A nearly two-year effort to raise money for a statue of St. Louis native Chuck Berry in the city came officially to a close today Friday as dignitaries gathered with the man they call the father of rock 'n' roll to dedicate the sculpture.

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Arts & Culture
1:00 am
Sat July 23, 2011

Photo of the Week

Amy Buxton via Flickr

Photo taken in St. Louis by Amy Buxton on Flickr.com.

Join the St. Louis Public Radio Flickr group to see interesting photos taken in the St. Louis region and submit your own. Each week we feature, on our website, one outstanding photo from the group.

Arts & Culture
6:42 pm
Fri July 22, 2011

Best-selling books in St. Louis for the week ending July 17

Main Street Books in St. Charles

Below is the top-ten list of the St. Louis region's best-selling adult and children's books. The list is compiled by the St. Louis Independent Bookstore Alliance.

For the week ending July 17:

Adult:

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from Cityscape
4:01 pm
Fri July 22, 2011

Friday fun with fiddler Justin Branum

Justin Branum (pictured), plays in Studio A with guitarist Gary Hunt and Cityscape Host, Steve Potter. (photo by Libby Franklin)

Lovers of St. Louis Public Radio and classical music may have learned something new on Cityscape today from St. Louis fiddler Justin Branum and guitarist Gary Hunt: the difference between a violin and a fiddle?  "You don't spill beer on a violin," they explained.

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Admiral Riverboat
12:48 pm
Tue July 19, 2011

Admiral riverboat says farewell to St. Louis

The S.S. Admiral is towed down the Mississippi River under the Eads Bridge toward Columbia, Ill. on July 19, 2011. The long-time St. Louis fixture will be further broken down in Columbia.
(Kelsey Proud/St. Louis Public Radio)

The S. S. Admiral, built in 1907 and a long-time fixture of the Mississippi riverfront in St. Louis, was towed away Tuesday to be dismantled.

Columbia, Ill. will be the final dock for the riverboat following a long process of dismantling and an unsuccessful attempt to auction the vessel off on eBay.

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Arts & Culture
1:00 am
Sat July 16, 2011

Best-selling books in St. Louis for the week ending July 10

Photo from Pudd'nHead Books

Below is the top-ten list of the St. Louis region's best-selling adult and children's books. The list is compiled by the St. Louis Independent Bookstore Alliance.

For the week ending July 10:

Adult:

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