As a freelance features writer and editor in the Midwest, I'm committed to highlighting the people and ideas
that make our world interesting -- especially if there's a little quirkiness involved!
I also write boring marketing stuff, but you'll have to ask me about that elsewhere.
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Some of my favorite shenanigans are below.
The culture is what kills, many women in tech say. And a startling experience is the knife.
Showing off their new, hand-built kitchen, John and Jayme Serbell might be any couple on HGTV's House Hunters, or, perhaps more apt, Tiny House, Big Living. John gestures proudly to the food prep area, pointing out the features they've labored over for months.
As web editor for the Riverfront Times, I coordinated digital coverage and photography during one of the most important series of events in the nation.
"Between the two of us, we really could find almost anything you'd need in your life." Audra Frick isn't wrong — if what you need is a lot of wonderfully random stuff.
At first glance, the Hulk seems to be someone to fear as he lumbers down the convention-center aisle - kelly green like the Wicked Witch of the West, heavy on his feet, fists as thick as paint cans. A transfixed child sees something deeper, though.
St. Louis has birthed its share of musical luminaries over the years, from the early rock and R&B of Chuck Berry and Tina Turner to the blue-eyed soul of Michael McDonald and hip-hop of Nelly and Chingy. But there is one genre that no St. Louis performer has yet to conquer.
Features and Neato Stuff
"You know what? Anyone who wants to try a Kräftig Light, give 'em one on me," Billy Busch tells the waitress at Hammerstone's. The Soulard bar is filled with regular diners and professionals taking their lunch breaks on a sunny day, and many eagerly accept the offer of free beer.
Ben Folds has a notion that may help orchestras around the world draw new ticket buyers. "People, this will get you laid," the renowned alt-rock pianist declares. Folds, who performs with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra April 12 and 13 as part of its Live at Powell Hall series, has made his respect for orchestras known throughout his career.
For some people, 2014 was the spark that lit the fuse for a new civil rights movement. But for Ferguson residents and African-Americans in general, this was nothing new.
Many people claim that chocolate is essential to life, especially as a savory morsel melts on the tongue, warmed before sliding down the throat and sending dopamine to the brain. For Shawn Askinosie, it's no exaggeration. The founder of Askinosie Chocolate uses his entire chocolate-making process - from bean to bar - to provide education, construct partnerships and strengthen communities around the world.
Greenville, Illinois, is a hotbed of weird activity. Just ask anybody who's felt the sting of the town's spanking machine.
A wedding is a beautiful celebration of love - something that the couple and their guests will remember forever. But every memorable wedding takes planning and coordination, which may feel overwhelming at times. We teamed up with the wedding experts at The Cheshire , a charming luxury hotel in St.
Like many children, 10-year-old Bill Hays was pulled into helping his father build and fix things around the house. Little did he know that the experience would help him become one of the most respected millwork specialists in St. Louis as an adult. "Yeah, it was forced," Hays says with a laugh.
Behance says these stories are NSFW, so you'll have to log in to read them, which is kind of ridiculous. Sorry.
Most Jedi and Sith enjoyed the first-ever Star Wars night at Busch Stadium yesterday, but one woman felt like she was being oppressed by Palpatine's Galactic Empire when she was kicked out of the stadium for wearing a mask. Julie Sweetin, a nurse at a local hospital, spent two hours crafting her Stormtrooper costume to wear during the St.
If last night's gleeful tongue wagging and enthusiastic dry humping were any indication, Miley Cyrus has definitely licked whatever ailed...