(bits) by bill keaggy

Every week I used to find a cool weblog (sometimes a local St. Louis blog) or some useful, interesting web site from here or there and write up a brief on it for the Sunday Everyday section Tuesday Here and Now section in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (I used to work there as Features Photo Editor). That's about it. Not much action here anymore. More of my stuff can be seen here: keaggy.com.

Sunday, January 28, 2007


Bill Streeter is St. Louis' videoblogger extraordinaire. He covers "lo-fi music and culture from River City USA," and he does it on his own terms, covering things in that might not get attention in mainstream media. Get the low-down at www.lofistl.com.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

The Cringe Book

Are you a horrible writer with dreams of being published in a great book? The Cringe Book may be your only chance. Sarah Brown of Brooklyn, New York is looking for brave souls willing to share old diaries entries, journals, letters, notes, songs or poems. Basically, anything written during the your supposedly miserable adolescence has a chance. According to Brown, the more "dramatic, embarrassing or excruciating the writing, the better." The project started as a monthly reading series and the book will be published by The Crown Publishing Group in spring 2008. Let it all hang out at www.cringebook.com.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Proceedings of the Athanasius Kircher Society

Hands down, one of the most interesting, mind-boggling sites in the internet, Proceedings of the Athanasius Kircher Society is a group that catalogs and appreciates strange art and science. You'll learn about blind photographers, shrunken heads, messages in bottles, telegraphic snails and more. Nothing is too weird, not even the Australian man who typed to one million (in words and with one finger). Open up and say "wow" at www.kirchersociety.org.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Free Candy

Free Candy is a non-broadcast, live, unscripted St. Louis-based talk show focusing on local issues, hipsters and happenings. You won't find it on TV or the radio -- if you want to be a part of it, you have to show up at the Hartford Coffee Company, usually on the last Sunday of the month. The hosts say the event owes as much to improv and theater as it does to the talk show genre (and it's 90% funny and 100% free). More info: www.freecandy.net.