August Exposed: The Month in Photos 

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Models go topless on the roof of the Four Seasons, Matt and Kim sweat it out at Off Broadway, Hip Hop takes a holiday at Atomic Cowboy, beer and bikes collide in Forest Park, and bacon, oh glorious bacon. Here's yer month-in-pictures.
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By Egan O'Keefe
From the Inside STL Pool Party and Fashion Show at the Four Seasons on August 23. See more photos.
By Egan O'Keefe
Kiley Kozel of St. Louis' Gentleman Auction House. GAH opened for Brooklyn's Matt and Kim on August 23 at Off Broadway, a sold-out show. See more photos here.
Egan O'Keefe
Kim Schifino of Matt and Kim, who smiles all the time. See more photos from the show Matt and Kim show on August 23 right here.
By Nick Schnelle
At the Hip Hopper's Holiday on August 22, there was graffiti-styled art being created, skateboarding going on and breakdancing happenin'. The musical talent on display still moved the crowd the most. See more photos here.
By Nick Schnelle
"Beat Meet 3." Artist photographed at the Hip Hoppers' Holiday party on August 22 at Atomic Cowboy. See more photos.
By Nick Schnelle
We got Fall Out Boy tickets, ya'll! Two concert-goers waiting in line on August 19 to get inside the Pageant, where Fall Out Boy headlined (and Pete Wentz took his shirt off.) See photos.
By Jennifer Silverberg
The sushi at Café Mochi, just before it's about to be served. Ian Froeb reviewed the South Grand restaurant in our August 19 issue. Check out more photos from the very hot-pink restaurant right here.
By Nick Schnelle
New Belgium’s National Festivarian, Mike Keller, deems himself “Hugger of Kegs” inside the keg-filled truck. Keller was working the August 16 New Belgium "Urban Assault Ride," a check-point-based bike race around Forest Park -- with a lot of beer imbibed afterward. Check out more photos from the beer 'n' bike race here.
By Nick Schnelle
One of the winners of the New Belgium Urban Assault bike race: David Frei. He basks in glory as he drinks a New Belgium beer on his newly won Limited Edition New Belgium bike. See more photos from the race right here.
By Egan O'Keefe
Strategically placing body-paint was the name of the game to avoid a ticket for indecent exposure during the World Naked Bike Ride on August 15. See more photos from the St. Louis World Naked Bike Ride. Some aren't safe for work!
By Egan O'Keefe
A cute couple about to embark on the World Naked Bike Ride's St. Louis version, on August 15. See more photos from the WNBR in STL, which is NSFW.
By Egan O'Keefe
A ride-by cover-up, from the World Naked Bike Ride on August 15. See more photos here.
By Steve Truesdell
WTF are you looking at? Shot at the (Motley) Crüe Fest at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on August 11. See more photos here.
By Steve Truesdell
The parking lot scene at Crüe Fest on August 11 included cut-offs, teased hair and tank-tops. See more photos here.
By Nick Schnelle
From the Los Campesinos! show on August 11 at the Firebird. It was a very hot gig, reported our photographer. Looks like it. More sweaty photos here.
By Nick Schnelle
The UK's Los Campesinos! played on the floor of the Firebird during its August 11 show. Check out more photos here.
By Todd Owyoung
Green Day has been pulling a fan on-stage at each of its shows this summer, and the Bay Area band's gig on August 11 in STL was no different. View more photos of Green Day's show here.
By Todd Owyoung
At age 37, Green Day front-man Billy Joe Armstrong has perfected the stage pose. See more Green Day photos.
By Jennifer Silverberg
Here's a squirrel taxidermied by Mitchell, Illinois resident Rick Nadeau. He was profiled in an August 12 feature story. See more examples of Rick's work right here.
By Jennifer Silverberg
The man behind the name: Chuy Arzola (left), and his son, Colby Arzola, are photographed here in their new location on Lindell in Midtown, after the revered Dogtown location closed last year. See more photos from the new Arzola's and read Ian Froeb's review of the new restaurant.
By Egan O'Keefe
Just take a group of fashion-forward folks, put them in an old warehouse in South City, sponsor it by PBR and have DJ's provide the music. Voila, party. See more photos from the "PBR Me 2" party in St. Louis on August 8.
By Egan O'Keefe
Shiny, colorful dresses? Must be the "STL Prom" at Home Nightclub, on August 7. See more photos.
By Egan O'Keefe
Treach of Naughty By Nature holds up a string of stickers proclaiming the title of the group's #1 single on the U.S. Rap charts in 1991. View more photos of Naughty by Nature.
By Jennifer Silverberg
Ranoush, a new Syrian restaurant in the Delmar Loop, and its stylish owner, Aboud Alhamid, were profiled in our August 5 issue. (It's in the former Saleem's location.) Read the review or look at more photos.
By Stew Smith
If you missed it this year, you can still view the scene from Warped Tour, which rolled through St. Louis on August 3.
By Kenny Williamson
As if you couldn't tell by his shirt, this Warped Tour attendee loves the F-Bomb. View more photos from Warped Tour.
By Steve Truesdell
A few of audience members from Lupe Fiasco's concert under the Arch, on August 1. View more photos here.
By Steve Truesdell
Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco, during his free concert under the Arch on August 1. View more photos from the concert here.
By Jennifer Silverberg
A pie pulled straight from the oven at Racanelli's Cucina in the former Market building in the Delmar Loop. Ian Froeb reviewed the revamped restaurant in our August 26 issue. See more photos from inside Racanelli's here.
Dr. Alexander Kalk was profiled in our August 19 issue. He took out some bizarre advertisements for his business, including this Star Wars-themed one, during his time as a practicing doctor in west county. View more ads he created here.
An advertisement created by Dr. Alexander Kalk. Why the movie reference? Read the explanation here.
By Tom Lampe
These kids love bacon, clearly. They were among the 90 volunteers who helped create the "World's Largest BLT," during Tomato Fest at Iron Barley on August 9. View more bacon-tastic photos.
By Tom Lampe
Inside a portion of the "World's Largest BLT," which measured just longer than 179 feet. It was created by 90 people at Iron Barley on the South Side on August 9. View more photos here.
The mugshot of Judy Pickens, the St. Louis mother convicted of poisoning her son while he was in the hospital. Psychologists speculated in our story on Pickens that she had Münchausen by proxy syndrome.
By Jennifer Silverberg
Just a few of the attendees at the Superman Celebration, held each summer in Metropolis, Illinois. View more photos here.
By Jennifer Silverberg
Although it's called the "Superman Celebration," all heroes are welcome at this festival held each June in Metropolis, Illinois. View more photos here.
By Jennifer Silverberg
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a boy wearing a Superman mask! Photographed at the Superman Celebration in Metropolis, Illinois. View more photos from the festival.
By Tom Lampe
According to organizers at Tomato Fest on August 9, this qualifies for the record of "World's Longest BLT." View more photos here.
By Egan O'Keefe
From our "In the Street" fashion slide show, here's:
Michelle, 19, Hillsboro, Illinois
Hat: A thrift store find for $1.50.
Jewelry: All the jewelry once belonged to her grandmother. She wears all of it at once.
Summer Style: Super laid back with basic colors. Make sure nothing matches.
By Egan O'Keefe
From our "In the Street" fashion slide show, here's:
Kayla, 17, St. Peters
Necklace: Self-made and meant to represent a psychic character from a video game.
Obi: Also self-made, essential to keep the outfit closed, but also worn since the look is based off of a Japanese Shrine Maiden. (Don't ask.)
Summer Style: Wear weird stuff. You get the best looks whether they are good or bad.
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By Egan O'Keefe
From the Inside STL Pool Party and Fashion Show at the Four Seasons on August 23. See more photos.