When rapper-singer Smino self-released She Already Decided on April 20, he added “Mixtape” in scare quotes to the title on Soundcloud. In doing so, the Saint Louis native provided a sly history lesson for young listeners who’ve only ever referred to full-lengths as “projects.” A decade ago, hip-hop mixtapes provided a way for rappers to […]
The comedian on his style, inspiration, and the Chicago comedy scene.
Over the past decade, Missouri singer-songwriter and guitarist Samantha Fish has become one of the country’s leading young electric blues performers. Her 2017 album, Belle of the West (Ruf), produced by Luther Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars, leavens her blues sound with country and roots rock—an exciting departure from her usual mix of urban […]
Let’s hope voters in states from North Dakota to West Virginia appreciate senatorial independence from Trump.
Deadbeat front woman Jessica Risker releases the sweet, hazy I See You Among the Stars, her most confident and consistent album yet.
Cash McCall has moved from gospel to soul to blues, and his best-known song is still the 1966 single “When You Wake Up.”
Also, Chris Kennedy continues bold attack on Emanuel by mentioning Joe Berrios.
Also, law enforcement looks for new leads in the 25-year-old kidnapping and murder of Tammy Zywicki.
Hundreds of women flock to Illinois annually to get abortions not available in their home states. The recent Supreme Court decision could change that.
A listicle of what some might consider “midwestern food”
Who benefits and who suffers in a constitutional dispute over a monument honoring two Columbia, Missouri, natives who perished in the Persian Gulf War?
Not long after handing over up to $17 million in school funds to a bunch of bankers, Mayor Rahm throws a bone to Chicago’s lowest-paid workers—just in time for February’s election.
All the news out of Saint Louis isn’t bad
A closer look at how Washington arms America
Protest meets repressive force in Ferguson, Missouri