Lifestyle

Icon: Josephine Baker

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In honor of Black History Month we pay tribute to St. Louis’ own, Josephine Baker (June 3, 1906 – April 12, 1975). Striking and statuesque, the Gateway City-born dancer, singer and actress was nicknamed the “Bronze Venus,” the “Black Pearl” and even the “Créole Goddess.” But it was across her beloved Europe where she was known best—as simply “La Baker.”

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Queer Sex & Technology

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To some of you, the brands Manhunt, Adam4Adam, Grindr, BlackGayChat and DList will all sound very, very familiar. This is because Homovirotica has become our new sexual reality. These websites, along with social networks like Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr, are connecting queer men around the world to on another in an endless maze of bare muscles and naked desires. Here, pixels explode in a blurry orgy of color and flesh where fantasies become public domain and cameras and computers have become our new gods. They teach us how to live, how to love and how to fck.

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So Sexify Your Space!

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So, by now you’re looking in the mirror and beginning to see the results from hitting the gym and eating right.  You’re feeling more confident and sexy.  Does your home reflect this?  So, often our living spaces end up being more of a mish mosh of our past instead of a reflection of who we are and want to be.  If you’re out there boosting your sexiness quotient, I think you should do the same for your home.  Here are some easy ways to bring a sexy, cool and confident vibe to your space that won’t break the bank.

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Review: “Shadowlands”

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Shadowland

I find it fascinating that Clive Staples “Jack” Lewis published a book about his conversion experience and called it Surprised by Joy. At the time of its 1955 publication, he had met an American admirer, Helen Joy Davidson Gresham (called “Joy”), but did not yet realize that this relationship was, in fact, a love match. Or maybe he did.

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The Middle of Somewhere

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CurtisC

A recent conversation with my partner, Tim, left me literally speechless. The conversation was simple enough, just us talking over beers after work, but four little words nearly sent me into a panic attack.

 

“We are middle aged.”

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Craig Pomranz: Creating Silence

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songCreating silence has always been Craig Pomranz’s goal as a singer.  He attempts to find new dimensions in ways through popular jazz pieces or new obscure lyrical material to create a palpable reaction from his listeners.

From the beginning Pomranz was taught to leave an audience in awe by his vocal talents and training he received from Lynn Cohen, his St. Louis mentor and the character Magda from “Sex in the City.”

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The Children: A Battle at the Ball

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Photo0185JadTWENTY MINUTES…

“The BALL starts in twenty minutes,” a voice from the DJ booth speakers explodes across an empty skating rink. “If your girls aren’t here get on the phone and tell them this is the motha-fu*king spot.”

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The Mayor of Cherokee Street

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Angelo2The first time I met Cherokee Street’s Angelo Olegna I thought he was a real bitch.

Standing in Old North with a few mutual friends and we struck up a conversation about the city. I’ve been a city enthusiast since I first laid eyes on St. Louis in 1997, so I’m excited to see so many twenty-somethings like Angelo moving in from the suburbs to once forgotten city neighborhoods. In the midst of the conversation though I started to get the impression he was skeptical of MY street cred!

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