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  • Shaking the Vine

    published August 18, 2004

    There are more than 30,000 Mizzou alumni in the St. Louis area, and these are the people who know specifically what "the winery" is. For those who... More >>

  • Let's Go, Terriers

    published August 18, 2004

    MON 8/23 Late August, when the Cardinals have a comfortable lead in the standings and the playoffs loom pregnant with possibility, is a... More >>

  • We Come from the Water

    published August 11, 2004

    Twins are creepy, mystical beings. From Romulus and Remus to Elvis and Jesse Presley, twins have proven to possess powers that set them apart from... More >>

  • Our Man Flynt

    published August 11, 2004

    TUE 8/17 Larry Flynt has engineered one of the greatest public-image turnarounds of all time. How did a pornographer (he's the man... More >>

  • Otaku Night on Friday

    published August 11, 2004

    FRI 8/13 What is this otaku that all the kids are talking about? OK, not all the kids are talking about otaku; it's... More >>

  • Reel Entertaining

    published August 11, 2004

    Somewhere in St. Louis a group of fourteen-year-olds are filming themselves with a digital camcorder while they skate the benches in front of... More >>

  • Miso Soup?

    published August 4, 2004

    THUR 8/5 According to official anniversary rules, the third-year gift is supposed to be either leather (traditionally) or crystal or... More >>

  • Tie Two On

    published August 4, 2004

    WED 8/4 Runners seem like such an austere bunch: the gaunt physiques, the crack-of-dawn workouts, the fact that they find running fun... More >>

  • Weapons of Mass Didacticism

    published August 4, 2004

    Slam poets are invading St. Louis. Try to remain calm. The RFT has learned that performance poets have chosen St. Louis as the site for the... More >>

  • For the Eighth Time

    published July 28, 2004

    SAT 7/31 Even through all that Irish clogging hoopla a while back, tap dancing kept its constant, but not quiet, toehold in the minds... More >>

  • Kome and Get It

    published July 28, 2004

    SUN 8/1 What with the hurly-burly of modern life and the unbearable heat that comes this time of year, who has the time or the stamina... More >>

  • Dog Days of Summer

    published July 28, 2004

    SAT 7/31 Are we almost out of Lewis & Clark activities yet? Of course not! Despite 200 years of study time since Lewis & Clark's mystic... More >>

  • Less Is Moore

    published July 28, 2004

    Part of the responsibility of being an American is being a consumer. That's how capitalism works; people make things, other people buy them,... More >>

  • The Great Debate

    published July 21, 2004

    St. Louis loves Van Halen. This can be proved mathematically: Observe the light speed with which the band sold out the gi-normous Savvis Center... More >>

  • Live, from Canada

    published July 21, 2004

    It seems as if half of the two-thirds of life not spent asleep is spent in the coffeehouse. But it's purely by choice; we can quit chasing the... More >>

  • The U.S. Senior Open in St. Louis?

    published July 21, 2004

    The U.S. Senior Open is at the Bellerive Country Club (12925 Ladue Road; 314-878-2004) this year! We didn't know what that meant either, but after... More >>

  • Ethnicity

    published July 21, 2004

    Do you watch those travel shows on PBS where the tourists and their camera crews go to these wonderfully worldly and dangerous places? You know,... More >>

  • Dirty Romancing

    published July 14, 2004

    SAT 7/17 Electronica. Psychedelica. Romantica -- what? It's time to float a new term: "Romantica" is an offshoot of the... More >>

  • Sin-e-bago

    published July 14, 2004

    Smokers, we feel your pain. There was a time when you could sit in your cubicle and smoke freely and gaily while mountains of paperwork sprouted... More >>

  • Eats on the Road

    published July 14, 2004

    Despite the heat, the humidity and the questionable air quality, St. Louisans still love to eat outdoors. Our fondness for al fresco dining is... More >>

  • Sonic Youth

    published July 7, 2004

    Maybe it was the death of Robert Quine, or just the long string of Tuesdays that brought nothing but crap in shiny packages to the new-release... More >>

  • Cajun Haus

    published July 7, 2004

    Hermann, Missouri, is a good little field trip for St. Louisans. It's a fun place to get drunk -- get drunk, that is, on the intoxicating aroma of... More >>

  • Emperor Tomato Catsup

    published July 7, 2004

    SUN 7/11 The people of Collinsville, Illinois, take their ketchup very seriously. They don't even call it "ketchup," preferring instead... More >>

  • The Boathouse Rocks

    published July 7, 2004

    The original Boathouse in Forest Park (on Post-Dispatch Lake, just down the road from the Muny) was built in 1876, which makes it as old as the... More >>

  • Journalistic Integrity

    published June 30, 2004

    WED 6/30 When Bob Edwards (pictured) wrote of a well-known broadcast journalist who "lost favor with his bosses, but never with his... More >>

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