Hashtag tweaks book titles to add Ferguson references

19 Sep

Similar to hashtag games on Comedy Central’s “@Midnight,” a small but passionate group tweeted Ferguson book titles Friday.

Unlike previous hashtags, like #FergusonReads, that collected and shared publish work related to events in Ferguson, #FergusonBooks rewrote known book titles to add a nod to the death of Mike Brown and recent events in the town.

A look at some of the #FergusonBooks titles:

The #FergusonBooks hashtag has not yet gained enough traction to trend on Twitter.

Cleaning the kitchen: A live-tweet experience

19 Sep

Sometimes Friday’s get a bit loopy. Friday afternoon, “St. Louis on the Air” producer Alex Heuer live-tweeted his assigned task of cleaning the St. Louis Public Radio kitchen. Here’s how the drama unfolded.

St. Louis Symphony talks (and plays) like pirates

18 Sep

Sept. 19 is Talk Like a Pirate Day, and the St. Louis Symphony is celebrating.

Powell Hall, the symphony’s home, was established as the St. Louis Theater — a movie theater. In a call to those days, the symphony is providing the soundtrack to a few movies as the films play on the big screen.

The symphony will debut “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” (the second in the “Pirates” series) on Friday at Powell Hall.

The symphony also will provide the soundtrack for “Gladiator” in October and “The Godfather” in March.

3 St. Louis food trucks make nationwide ‘best’ list

18 Sep

Three St. Louis food trucks made the Daily Meal’s top 101 list.

Guerrilla Streetfood, No. 20 on this list, is no stranger to national accolades: It won a similar award in Munchies People’s Choice contest, made USA Today’s top 10 foodie spots in St. Louis and Forbes’ top 25 food trucks list.

Seoul Taco came it at No. 87; Cha Cha Chow is No. 94.

See the complete list.

In June, Schlafly Tap Room made the Daily Meal’s best burger list.

How did the media do in its Ferguson coverage?

17 Sep

Deviating a bit from recent town hall meetings delving into events in Ferguson, Wednesday’s panel discussion focused on the media.

Moderated by National Association of Black Journalists president Bob Butler, the panel examined how journalists disseminated information about the Aug. 9 shooting and community response.

Panelists included Mariah Stewart, fellow at the Huffington Post; Christopher Ave, national and political editor at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch; Bill Freivogel, publisher of the Gateway Journalism Review; Bradley Rayford, freelance photographer; Patricia Bynes, Democratic committeewoman for Ferguson Township; and Brittany Noble-Jones, reporter at KMOV (Channel 4).

Did the media get it right?

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