Elf, the stage musical based on the movie with Will Ferrell, opened at the Fox Theatre on Tuesday. Before we go any further I have to make a confession, I never saw the movie. Unlike the girl sitting next to me, I can’t tell you the movie is funnier. But here is what I can tell you.
With each knock on a door, St. Louis University students Shannon Leahy and Max Clifton were completing a chain of good deeds by dozens of volunteers with Campus Kitchen at St. Louis University. Every week, the students collect and organize, slice and dice, sauté, cook, bake and assemble donated fruits, vegetables, breads and meats into free nutritious meals for their elderly and disabled neighbors who live in high-rises just across Grand Boulevard.
Like many cities in the Midwest, St. Louis' factory and warehousing industries have declined since their prominence in the early to mid-twentieth century. Calling St. Louis a "Rust Belt boneyard," entrepreneurs from South City's Cherokee Street are featured in a new locally produced reality cable show, "Salvage City," where they turn so-called junk into a goldmine.
Whether it’s sledding on Art Hill, ice skating at Steinberg Skating Rink, drinking whiskey or hibernating with cats (all responses we received on our Facebook page), St. Louisans have a variety of ways to keep warm and have fun in the winter.
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A local program re-purposing broken chairs helps heal women with criminal convictions as they prepare to re-enter society.
The hit TV series “Orange Is the New Black” explores the lives of women behind bars. But even after their release, orange remains an important color to some of St. Louis' former female inmates. So do purple, green and the entire rainbow.
The Missouri History Museum could name a new president early next month after narrowing the field of Bob Archibald's possible successors to two candidates.
In a Monday meeting of the board of trustees, board chairman John Roberts announced that the museum plans to bring each candidate to St. Louis just after the new year. The week of Jan. 6 is under consideration if the prospects are available. No further information about the candidates was revealed.
Monday two former St. Louis archbishops, Cardinal Raymond Burke and Cardinal Justin F. Rigali, lost their posts on the Congregation for Bishops. This powerful Vatican committee nominates priests to be bishops worldwide. It meets on alternate Thursdays in Rome.
While Rigali's removal is not unexpected since he is retired with the title Philadelphia archbishop emeritus, the Burke move is dramatic.
The No Place Like Home exhibit at the Saint Louis University Museum of Art (SLUMA) brings together Thomas Hart Benton, Joe Jones and other painters of a slow-moving American Midwest that never really quite existed. The paintings, drawings and lithographs of the exhibit come from the private collection of Rex and Jeanne Sinquefield.