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  • Ballpark Village Celebrity Chef Betting Pool Now Open

    published Oct 31, 2006

    source: www.rachaelraymag.com Coming soon to a Ballpark Village near you? Word is that Ballpark Village might feature not one but two "celebrity chef" restaurants! Whose cuisine will reign suprem... More >>

  • St. Louis Centre Changes Name, Moves South, Adds Buttload of Brick

    published Oct 29, 2006

    If you didn't already know that the RFT's Ballpark Village story was a parody, you found out during Thursday night's Game 4 Cardinals victory, when KTRS (550 AM) snuck into Mike Shannon and John... More >>

  • Woo-Hoo!

    published Oct 29, 2006

    www.baseball-related.com Woo-hoo! -Unreal... More >>

  • Woo-Hoo!

    published Oct 29, 2006

    www.baseball-related.com Woo-hoo! -Unreal... More >>

  • A Nighthawk Passes

    published Oct 26, 2006

    Mark Gilliland Bob Schoenfeld, a prime mover in the early 1980s harmonic convergence that resulted in St. Louis becoming one of America's foremost reggae outposts, died last week at his home in Ma... More >>

  • The Legacy of Creg Williams (The Remix)

    published Oct 25, 2006

    Yesterday we posted Kristen Hinman's blog entry regarding the lawsuit filed against the St. Louis Board of Education by six former associates of ousted superintendent Creg Williams. But we, uh, negle... More >>

  • More Living Proof That Nothing Lasts

    published Oct 24, 2006

    Gary Black [from www.jayfarrar.com] "Gimme back my URL" Speaking of Jay Farrar, recent visitors to the Son Volt frontman's Web site may be surprised to see it hawking muscle relaxants and diet pil... More >>

  • The Song Remains the Shame

    published Oct 24, 2006

    www.sonynashville.com Oh, say can you see my mullet? As a diehard St. Louis music fan, it is with great shame and utter bafflement that I must inform you that tonight and tomorrow night at Busch St... More >>

  • Clubs Editor

    published September 6, 2006

    The Riverfront Times is looking for a part-time (25 to 30 hours a week) clubs editor to contribute to our music section. Must be... More >>

  • Clubs Editor

    published August 16, 2006

    The Riverfront Times is looking for a part-time (25 to 30 hours a week) clubs editor to contribute to our music section. Must be... More >>

  • Robert Earl Keen

    published April 19, 2006

    If Lyle Lovett is the thinking-man's Texas songwriter, Robert Earl Keen is the drinking thinking-man's Texas songwriter. Since the late... More >>

  • Spoiler Alert!

    published Oct 19, 2006

    Our sharp stick of satire titled "A Whole New Ballgame" appears to have poked more than the sensitive underbelly of St. Louis' collective cultural inferiority complex. An attorney who represents... More >>

  • Review Preview: Noodles & Company

    published Oct 18, 2006

    source: www.fridays.com Barf bag, anyone? If you've watched even a little of the baseball playoffs, you've probably seen T.G.I. Friday's pimping its new appetizers: "Crispy Green Bean Fries," "Fr... More >>

  • A Queer Debate

    published Oct 18, 2006

    from marshall.csu.edu.au This month the University of Missouri made news when it was announced that the school would be the first in the Big 12 Conference to distribute free condoms in residential... More >>

  • Bonner's Bucks

    published Oct 18, 2006

    Yesterday's Post-Dispatch story about Anthony Bonner succeeding exiled Vashon basketball coach Floyd Irons pegged the newcomer's salary at $125,000, with P-D reporter Stephen Giegerich attributin... More >>

  • Dude Plays Space Invaders with His Brain!

    published Oct 17, 2006

    from www.classicgaming.cc There's not much one can add to this little gem of a press release and video clip other than: Dude plays Space Invaders with his brain! That's fucking awesome! "He cl... More >>

  • Chew Tube

    published Oct 17, 2006

    icemannyr Maybe the baseball playoffs are filmed in too high definition. Watching the Cardinals' improbable run on TV is fun. John Mellencamp's pick-up truck song is more enjoyable after the nine... More >>

  • Chew Tube

    published Oct 17, 2006

    icemannyr Maybe the baseball playoffs are filmed in too high definition. Watching the Cardinals' improbable run on TV is fun. John Mellencamp's pick-up truck song is more enjoyable after the nine... More >>

  • Bonner Scores $70K As Vashon Coach and SLPS Administrator

    published Oct 16, 2006

    from web.mit.edu Anthony Bonner in the 1990s, when he played for PAOK in Greece Ex-NBA player Anthony Bonner won't just become Vashon High School's new boys' varsity hoops coach: As of today Bonne... More >>

  • Grace Under Pressure

    published Oct 13, 2006

    from www.stltoday.com Bernie Miklasz The St. Louis Post-Dispatch's carpet-bomb approach to baseball coverage inevitably leads to some redundancy. Even during the regular season, you'll see Joe Stra... More >>

  • ALL RIGHT ALREADY!

    published Oct 12, 2006

    from www.claireonline.com Neither one of these people is Unreal Unreal is nothing if not polite, and that's why we've politely asked Claire McCaskill's press secretaries to stop sending us e-mails ... More >>

  • A Picture's Worth...: Special STLog Edition

    published Oct 11, 2006

    The Cory Lidle story is a terrible tragedgy. That said, you've got to wonder what the photo guys over at the Web site of St. Louis' Only Daily were drinking -- er, thinking this afternoon. Cou... More >>

  • Review Preview: Bernie Federko's Steaks & Sports Grille

    published Oct 11, 2006

    from www.stlouisblues.com What would the great Red Berenson say about air hockey? In honor of tomorrow night's St. Louis Blues home opener, this week I reviewed Bernie Federko's Steaks & Sports Gri... More >>

  • Review Preview: Bernie Federko's Steaks & Sports Grille

    published Oct 11, 2006

    from www.stlouisblues.com What would the great Red Berenson say about air hockey? In honor of tomorrow night's St. Louis Blues home opener, this week I reviewed Bernie Federko's Steaks & Sports Gri... More >>

  • The Dubliner's Grower Greg Delights

    published Oct 06, 2006

    photo: Will Johnson [source: www.edcommunity.apple.com] Last night, just as a friend and I were railing about a recent spate of pathetic customer service at some touted St. Louis restaurants and... More >>

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