Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Swimmers Brave Frigid Waters At Polar Bear Plunge

Feb 4, 2013
Colby Powell / KRCU

Nearly 300 people braved temperatures hovering around the freezing point at Saturday’s Polar Bear Plunge in Trail of Tears State Park, and by all accounts it was bigger than ever. 

Jump Starts

Jump Starts is a duo of friends who’ve been a band for only three years, and they are already on their second album. What Hides Inside is a concise and playful run through the pleasant sounds of indie rock.

The St. Louis band is a side project featuring Justin Johnson of Pretty Little Empire and Sara Ross of the now defunct Paper Dolls. It feels casual, sunny, like it’s intended to be enjoyed, rather than facilitate mopiness, despite the fact that lyrically it deals with lovelorn souls and wanderlust.  

St.Louis Public Radio / Missouri Department of Transportation

With work underway on the new bridge connecting Missouri and Illinois via I-70 in Downtown St. Louis, politicians and community members are debating an important issue: what to name the bridge, or rather, after whom.



Julia Holter studied composition at the California Institute of the Arts and grabbed the attention of a number of avant music-enthusiasts, including the ever-exploring Lars Gottrich of NPR Music, with her 2011 debut titled Tragedy.

St.Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer Stan Musial Dies At Age 92

Jan 20, 2013
Bowman Gum / Wikimedia Commons

Stan Musial, one of baseball's greatest hitters and a Hall of Famer with the St. Louis Cardinals for more than two decades, died over the weekend at the age of 92. Musial had one of the most storied careers in Major League history.

Stan the Man, as Musial was affectionately called by Cardinals fans, played his whole career in St. Louis.

Musial was inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in 1969. There are only three players with more career hits.