St. Louis teenager killed women ‘for sport’, prosecutors say | St. Louis Metro News | St. Louis

St.  Louis teenager killed women ‘for sport’, prosecutors say |  St.  Louis Metro News |  St.  Louis

click to enlarge St. Louis Metropolitan Police Prinshun McClain booking photo. Yesterday, on the third day of the triple murder trial against Prinshun McClain, disbelief was expressed on the faces of many in the courtroom when the 19-year-old defendant announced that he would take the stand in his own defense. McClain is accused of murdering … Read more

Cinemas are now all about the upcoming attractions

Cinemas are now all about the upcoming attractions

The new boss of HBO Max wants more people in the cinemas. It’s not as strange as it sounds. Warner Bros. Discovery WBD -12.87% CEO David Zaslav used part of his company’s third-quarter call late Thursday to further explain the importance of theatrical releases as opposed to producing expensive blockbuster-sized films solely for streaming. He … Read more

Former MoviePass executives charged in securities fraud case

Former MoviePass executives charged in securities fraud case

MoviePass, a Netflix-like subscription service for movie theaters, made a splash in 2017 when it debuted. Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News Updated November 5, 2022 at 7:30 PM ET Former executives at MoviePass and its predecessor The parent company was indicted in a securities fraud case, accused of defrauding investors, the Justice Department said Friday. Former … Read more

Painting stolen on Staten Island 50 years ago returned

Painting stolen on Staten Island 50 years ago returned

Call it a picture-perfect ending. A painting stolen from Staten Island’s historic Richmond Town decades ago has miraculously found its way home to the museum — more than half a century later. One morning in November 1970, a portrait of revolutionary figure Ann Totten—a prominent Staten Island local—was discovered missing along with other items after … Read more

Detroit Dilla Fest Unexpectedly Postponed to 2023 | Things to do | Detroit

Detroit Dilla Fest Unexpectedly Postponed to 2023 |  Things to do |  Detroit

click to enlarge Apparently it’s not Dilla time after all. A festival dedicated to Detroit’s legendary beatmaker and hip-hop producer J Dilla, called Dilla Fest, has been postponed until 2023. Dilla Fest was set to take place on Friday, November 4 at the Russel Industrial Center with performances by Busta Rhymes and Detroit acts like … Read more

RIP Dave Werner, one of the St. Louis’ Best Songwriters | Music News and Interviews | St. Louis

RIP Dave Werner, one of the St.  Louis’ Best Songwriters |  Music News and Interviews |  St.  Louis

click to enlarge COURTESY DAVE WERNERS FAMILY Dave Werner (center, with his band, the Chimps), is remembered for his brutal honesty and care for his art, family and friends. Dave Werner, Maplewood’s unofficial poet laureate, died on October 21, 2022 of heart complications. He was 68 years old and grumbling over my shoulder as I … Read more

Just Stop Oil activists sentenced to prison for Vermeer protest

Just Stop Oil activists sentenced to prison for Vermeer protest

Written by Oscar Holland, CNN A Dutch court jailed two Belgian climate change activists on Wednesday for a protest against Johannes Vermeer’s painting “Girl with a Pearl Earring”. The protesters, who are part of the campaign group Just Stop Oil Belgium, were each given two months in prison, one of which was suspended. In a … Read more

Pleasantrees is giving away free weed for menstrual product donations | Canna-Business | Detroit

Pleasantrees is giving away free weed for menstrual product donations |  Canna-Business |  Detroit

click to enlarge Courtesy of Pleasantrees Pistil Janes is a women-centric brand from Pleasantrees. Cannabis company Pleasantrees aims to help support women with its new brand, Pistil Janes. For its market debut on Friday, the company has partnered with the Lansing-based organization Helping Women Period (HWP). The organization aims to provide free menstrual products to … Read more

Pujols’ 700th Home Run Ball Currently Up for Auction for Just $160,000 | St. Louis Metro News | St. Louis

Pujols’ 700th Home Run Ball Currently Up for Auction for Just $160,000 |  St.  Louis Metro News |  St.  Louis

click to enlarge Ben Munson/St. Louis Cardinals The last time Pujols saw the ball, he didn’t treat it so kindly. Die-hard Cardinals fans who love to spend exorbitant amounts of money on largely useless things, your time has come – Albert Pujols’ 700th home run ball is currently up for auction and is already going … Read more