Author Archives: Melissa Meinzer

A Peek Inside the Fragrant World of Cherokee Street’s Blk Mgk Woman

A Peek Inside the Fragrant World of Cherokee Street’s Blk Mgk Woman

Adria Nicole, 40, is a presence — physical, metaphysical, even olfactory. On a bitterly cold night in January, she welcomes me into her office at the Nebula co-working space off Cherokee Street. Her scent is beguiling. Is that…sandalwood? Frankincense maybe? I don’t ask, not yet. As we wend our way through the building to her

Our Third Issue is Out!

Here’s some Russian collaboration that we can get behind: In early February, I attended a dinner and panel discussion hosted by Pride St. Louis. The organization has embarked on an ambitious cultural exchange project with Avers, an LGBTQ group from the Samara region of Russia. Several members of Avers were in town and attended the

#StandWithJake Against a Hate Group Monday

Want to see what community looks like? Head over to John Burroughs School early Monday morning. Pride St. Louis is rallying the troops, because some hate-mongers thought they’d try to come for Jake Bain—and that’s a hard nope around here. Bain, of course, is the Burroughs high school football phenom who’s heading to Indiana State

Tower Grove Pride Expands to Tower Grove Park in 2018

Big news: Tower Grove Pride is taking it to the park for 2018! The festival, founded in 2013, has been expanding across South Grand for years. Now, it’s headed for shady, beautiful Tower Grove Park. “Last year we filled every square inch of sidewalk space on several blocks and side streets along South Grand,” said

The Sweetest Massacre

Maybe you think Valentine’s Day is great, and maybe you think it’s a dumb fake holiday cooked up by Big Chocolate. Either way, Saturday nights are meant for gettin’ into it. And this Saturday, GutterGlitter’s Galentines Day Massacre looks like the place to be. The 18+ dance party takes over Community Arts and Movement Project

Mardi Gras Saturday!

Ok, this is it. You’ve been training all year and the big day is finally here—Saturday is Mardi Gras! (Technically no it isn’t. Actual Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, is the 13th, but day drinking on a Tuesday is apt to get you fired so we’re not here for it—unless you are. No judgment. But there’s

Intersect Arts Center Grand Opening

Saturday, the place to be is Intersect Arts Center, 3636 Texas Avenue. The space is throwing a party to celebrate its renovation and reopening. Looks to be quite the bash, with food and cocktails, jazz by Jenna Bauer and the Be Here Nows, performances by Leverage Dance Theater and much more. Featured is Dave Moore’s

Dance It Out with Fierce Frida

Tomorrow night, dance until your eyebrows merge at The Night Owl. The swanky spot above Tree House, the vegetarian restaurant on South Grand, is hosting its second Frida Kahlo-themed dance party for LGBTQIA folx & friends. The queer Mexican painter didn’t let her physical challenges get her down. She zhushed up the corsets and crutches

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