Author Archives: Chris Andoe

About Chris Andoe

Chris Andoe

In the preface of his critically acclaimed book Delusions of Grandeur: A Few Hundred Tales From the Emperor of St. Louis, Metrosource NYC editor Paul Hagen writes, "Chris's writing - in particular his chronicles of the goings on in around St. Louis - had the urgency of a journalist embedded in a war zone...He opened doors to a world of people with multiple aliases and secret identities, sinister perpetrators of long cons, and drag performers who embody every aspect of the world legendary." Andoe's long-running "Tales From the Emperor" column in Vital VOICE attracts an international following. When he's not writing or touring, his interests include politics, climbing through abandoned buildings and knocking wigs back.

Chris Andoe

Sex, Drugs and Apps

Party & Play “Do you party?” asked the headless torso over instant message. Ryan knew what he meant. “’Party’ always refers to meth, AKA ‘Crystal’, ‘Tina’ or ‘T’,” he explains. In the dark days of his past, Ryan Clason expertly navigated St. Louis’ sinister parallel universe – a world for the sleepless, their gaunt faces […]

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Men of the Strip: Glenn and his Men

Famed choreographer Glenn Douglas Packard, dubbed “a dancing entrepreneur” by The New York Times, has worked with many of the biggest names in the business, from Pink to Michael Jackson. A dozen years before the blockbuster Magic Mike ignited the public’s imagination, he’d reinvented the Chippendales for their 25 Anniversary. The mainstream success the movie inspired him to team up with […]

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