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For Chuck Pfoutz, New Show at Third Degree Glass Factory Is a Triumph Over the Haters

For Chuck Pfoutz, New Show at Third Degree Glass Factory Is a Triumph Over the Haters

Blacklisting is an art deeply woven into the culture of St. Louis, a city that produces cold winters, but even colder shoulders. The July and August 2017 efforts of a disgruntled rival to blacklist photographer and producer Chuck Pfoutz, however, completely lacked the hallmarks of our local style. There was no subtlety and intrigue, no

SWITCH it Up

SWITCH it Up

SWITCH is the newest 18+ queer dance party in the city. A monthly Saturday night pop-up, the party happens at the Livery (6728 South Broadway) in deep south city. To say it’s a comfortable and a low-key contrast to the scenier spots in the Grove is the understatement of the year.   SWITCH provides underground

St. Louis Lesbian Bars Are Vanishing. Kristen Goodman Has Some Thoughts on That

St. Louis Lesbian Bars Are Vanishing. Kristen Goodman Has Some Thoughts on That

Lesbian bars have been disappearing across the U.S. for decades, and St. Louis is no exception: In the past five years alone, Novak’s, R Bar, Absolutli Goosed and Lilly’s Music & Social House have all shuttered. We sat down with Kristen Goodman, former co-owner of Lilly’s Music & Social House, to find out why that

A Candy Crush

A Candy Crush

Justin Allen knew from a young age that the line between genders was blurry. Though plagued by social anxiety, he began spending time at Van Ella Studios, that well-known local workshop of burlesque, vaudeville and variety entertainment. While there, he transformed himself into a female-presenting character, Sugar Rush, who will be one of many artists

Crown Jewels: Meet our 2017 Diamond List

Crown Jewels: Meet our 2017 Diamond List

The history of drag in St. Louis is both colorful and politically important. The St. Louis LGBT History Project has unearthed examples of “female impersonator” news stories dating as far back as the 1870s — including one of a man who died from wearing a corset too tight, crushing his organs. St. Louis’ masquerading laws,

What Five LGBTQ Bartenders Are Mixing This Fall

What Five LGBTQ Bartenders Are Mixing This Fall

[THE SASHA’S SHOT] Cathy Thomure Sasha’s on Shaw 4069 Shaw Blvd., 314-771-7274 Cathy Thomure slung her fair share of shots during the seven years she worked at Novak’s, the legendary (and now-defunct) LGBTQ bar. Now she dwells in the more relaxed vibe of Sasha’s on Shaw, where she’s the general manager. But she still makes

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