Harry Hall

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Thirsty Thursday: A guide to St. Louis’ independent breweries

Everyone knows about Schlafly, but you might want to check out Urban Chestnut, Civil Life, Perennial Artisan Ales and 4 Hands.

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Thirsty Thursdays: Stagmosa

Behold, the Stagmosa. One part Stag Beer, one part orange juice, all parts perfect for the shower.

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St. Louis’ rich literary history, explored at BookFest

In a city once home to Tennessee Williams, Kate Chopin and T.S. Elliot, enjoy a weekend of literary discussions centered at Left Bank Books in the Central West End.

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A short primer on George Saunders: or, how to stay hip

In the literary world, the well-known short-story writer George Saunders just released a novel that has found a place on the top spot of the New York Times Best Seller list. So here’s a primer on Saunders and his newest novel, called “Lincoln in the Bardo.”

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The evolution of ‘Orientalism’ with professor Joseph Massad

Professor Joseph Massad of Columbia University, a veteran in the field of modern Arab politics, gave a lecture this past Thursday titled “Between Islamophobia and Homophobia: Gender, Sexuality, and Liberal Engagements with Islam,” which was well-attended by students and faculty.

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A new beginning with Shawarma King on the Delmar Loop

The end of Melville Avenue intersecting Delmar Boulevard has been a spot of much recent restaurant turnover—in the last year, Zippy Burger, Moya Grill and 8 Dollar Deli have all come and gone. Still, that hasn’t deterred Muhammad Alsalem, the owner the latest restaurant to occupy the space, Shawarma King.

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Taking Kanye West seriously with professor Jeffrey McCune

Professor Jeffrey McCune knew that no one had taught a course on Kanye West before, but he didn’t expect the sort of media attention that his seminar, “The Politics of Kanye West: Black Genius and Sonic Aesthetics,” would garner. A few days into this semester, media organizations, from Time to Fox, from Complex to Vox, had already written about the class.

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Rethinking refugees with Comparative Literature professor Tabea Linhard

Professor Tabea Linhard received her first degree in English, then specialized in Spanish and Mexican Literature. She came to Wash. U. in 2003 to teach Romance Languages and Literatures and now leads courses in other related departments in the humanities.

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The sustaining impact of Wash. U.’s Food Week

In revising our food system, we cannot look past the extreme effects of nonsustainable agriculture. Last week, Washington University’s Office of Sustainability hosted Food Week 2016: Know Your Foodprint, which highlighted these concerns and how we can address them.

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Beer, brats and otters: A day at Ottertoberfest

“Ottertoberfest.” Think otters plus Oktoberfest.

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