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9:46 pm
Apr. 24, 2015
St. Louis News
Tivoli Theatre Reopens After Water Main Break (UPDATED) UPDATE on April 24: The Tivoli reopened after nearly a week for its 9:30 p.m. showing on Friday, April 24. See update at end of post. Originally published on April 21. Original post follows....... More >>
Daily RFT
8:45 am
Apr. 24, 2015
St. Louis News
Chris Rock Calls Out Cardinals for Lily White Team Comedian Chris Rock recently visited HBO's Real Sports to chastise baseball for losing its black audience -- and the Cardinals got special attention. Rock described himself as "an endangered sp... More >>
RFTmusic
7:30 am
Apr. 24, 2015
St. Louis News
The 10 Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: April 24-26 Two of the country's best soundtrack-esque rock bands return to St. Louis on Friday and Saturday -- Murder by Death and ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, respectively. Free-jazz leg... More >>
Gut Check
6:00 am
Apr. 24, 2015
St. Louis News
Simone Faure on Competing on Spring Baking Championship Simone Faure wasn't just a fan of the Food Network's Holiday Baking Championship. She was a superfan. So when she heard that casting agents were in St. Louis interviewing finalists for a spinof... More >>
Daily RFT
1:35 pm
Apr. 23, 2015
St. Louis News
Shualee Cook's An Invitation Out Is Set in a World of Virtual Reality Local playwright Shualee Cook credits Oscar Wilde's witty repartee as the inspiration for her comedy of manners, An Invitation Out. Futurist William Gibson's vision of the Internet as a realm of... More >>
Daily RFT
12:40 pm
Apr. 23, 2015
St. Louis News
Michael Brown's Parents File Wrongful Death Suit Against Darren Wilson, Ferguson At a press conference this morning, attorneys for the family of Michael Brown Jr. announced the filing of a federal lawsuit against the City of Ferguson, former police officer Darren Wilson an... More >>
RFTmusic
12:15 pm
Apr. 23, 2015
St. Louis News
Homespun: Bear Hive's All in Real Time The St. Louis music ecosystem is a curious thing, with its own cycles of hype and buzz, and its own rewards for productivity and lethargy. The fact is, whether a band releases an album every nine ... More >>
Gut Check
11:15 am
Apr. 23, 2015
St. Louis News
Starbucks to Open a Ferguson Location, But Won't Say Where Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz may have abandoned plans to decorate your latte with "Race Together," but he hasn't given up on making the world a better place. Schultz announced Tuesday that Star... More >>
Daily RFT
10:05 am
Apr. 23, 2015
St. Louis News
Everyone's a Critic in the Actors Studio's Sharp New Art Nothing much happens in Yasmina Reza's Art, a 21-year-old classic that opened its run at the St. Louis Actors Studio last Friday. Serge, a dermatologist, has bought a very expensive piece of mod... More >>
Daily RFT
9:30 am
Apr. 23, 2015
St. Louis News
Governor Nixon Fails to Offer Passable Bullshit Reason for $1,300 Float Trip There was a bit of interesting Missouri audit news this week, and (thank goodness) it had nothing to do with rumored bigotry or suicide. Instead, an audit released Wednesday revealed that Gove... More >>
RFTmusic
9:30 am
Apr. 23, 2015
St. Louis News
What Should You Name Your Metal Band? [QUIZ] In this week's feature story, our writer Ryan Wasoba explained that the metal scene in St. Louis is booming, with more and more local acts signing to big-name labels and touring Europe (Schlafl... More >>
RFTmusic
7:00 am
Apr. 23, 2015
St. Louis News
Upcoming Shows: Incubus and Deftones, Yes, Veruca Salt, Josh Groban, Awolnation, Hozier and More Here, again, is every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention. Page two contains our complete listing of new show... More >>
Gut Check
6:30 am
Apr. 23, 2015
St. Louis News
The Kitchen Sink to Open Downtown Location, Live Music Stage The Kitchen Sink is expanding. The two-and-a-half-year-old Cajun/Creole restaurant will open a second location in downtown St. Louis this summer, "hopefully by the end of July, early August," s... More >>
Feature
12:00 am
Apr. 23, 2015
St. Louis News
Dark Matters A crowd of roughly 100 people has gathered at the Fubar lounge in midtown to hear local metal band Fister debut its newest material — a... More >>
This Week's Cover
12:00 am
Apr. 23, 2015
St. Louis News
The Cover of the April 23 Print Edition Illustration by Lauren Gornik. More >>
Film
12:00 am
Apr. 23, 2015
St. Louis News
Ex Machina's Explores What Makes Machines Human The featured creature in Alex Garland's Ex Machina scarcely resembles a monster, but appearances repeatedly deceive in this digital-age... More >>
Film
12:00 am
Apr. 23, 2015
St. Louis News
The Water Diviner Is Neither Fantasy Nor War Film In 1919, four years after the disastrous Australian defeat at the WWI battle of Gallipoli, a father travels to the Ottoman Empire hoping to find... More >>
RFTmusic
2:30 pm
Apr. 22, 2015
St. Louis News
St. Louis' Thriving Metal Scene is Catching International Attention A crowd of roughly 100 people has gathered at the Fubar lounge in midtown to hear local metal band Fister debut its newest material — a single 44-minute composition entitled IV. No one in... More >>
Daily RFT
2:15 pm
Apr. 22, 2015
St. Louis News
New "Racist Tourism Commercial" Lambasts Missouri We can't decide whether to laugh or, well, die. A new video from Funny or Die purporting to be a tourism commercial for the Show-Me State lambasts Missouri's history of racism -- from Dred Scot... More >>
RFTmusic
1:03 pm
Apr. 22, 2015
St. Louis News
Pokey LaFarge on His Rounder Records Debut, Something in the Water The last time RFT Music caught up with Pokey LaFarge, the year was 2010 and the St. Louis songwriter was fresh off the release of his third album, Riverboat Soul, released by Free Dirt Records. "... More >>
Gut Check
11:00 am
Apr. 22, 2015
St. Louis News
Review: Winfield's Gathering Place Shows Jim Edmonds and Mark Winfield in Winning Form Winfield's Gathering Place 10312 Manchester Road, Kirkwood; 314-394-2200 Mon.-Sat. 11-1 a.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. After a good first inning with their successful 15 Steakhouse, the team of J... More >>
Daily RFT
10:00 am
Apr. 22, 2015
St. Louis News
Ferguson City Council Will Consider Request for Permanent Michael Brown Memorial The spot in the street where Michael Brown died has become hallowed ground in the past eight months. A memorial there grew from a bunch of roses laid by his mother to a tall, narrow pile of st... More >>
RFTmusic
8:30 am
Apr. 22, 2015
St. Louis News
Neil Young Names New Album After...Monsanto? Rocker Neil Young has a new album dropping this June. Its name? The Monsanto Years. And, no, that's not a tribute to the St. Louis-based agriculture and chemical company. Young is not a fan, ... More >>
Daily RFT
7:00 am
Apr. 22, 2015
St. Louis News
St. Louis Room Escape Taps Overseas Demand for Brain-Bending Puzzle Designs There's a lot of work that goes into trapping ten people in a room for an hour. Much of that work happens in a suburban garage, where Nir Chezrony, the brains behind Enigma Productions, hefts ... More >>
RFTmusic
8:30 pm
Apr. 21, 2015
St. Louis News
Jack White Makes Six-Figure Donation to St. Louis' National Blues Museum The National Blues Museum has a new benefactor: Jack White. The museum, currently under construction in downtown St. Louis, announced tonight that it had received a six-figure donation from Whi... More >>
RFTmusic
6:30 am
Apr. 21, 2015
St. Louis News
The 5 Most Anticipated Local Hip-Hop Albums of 2015 Ask any hip-hop head in the local scene, and they'll tell you each January that this year will be the one when St. Louis is put back on the music map. Yet 2014 came and went with a whimper, aside ... More >>
Gut Check
6:00 am
Apr. 21, 2015
St. Louis News
Bridge Bread to Open Shop on Cherokee This Spring Bridge Bread will open its first retail store on Cherokee Street in the next month or two, founder Fred Domke confirmed to Gut Check yesterday. The shop, at 2604 Cherokee, will sell the nonprof... More >>
Gut Check
6:00 am
Apr. 20, 2015
St. Louis News
Chef Chat: Tilford Restaurant Group's Peter Schweiss on Becoming the Masa Master Peter Schweiss clearly remembers the first thing he ever cooked. "Grilled cheese," the commissary manager for Tilford Restaurant Group recalls. "My mom cooked a lot at home. I was always follow... More >>
Gut Check
9:00 am
Apr. 17, 2015
St. Louis News
Brunch at Grove East Provisions: Simple Comfort Food and Savory Specials Where: Grove East Provisions (3101 Arsenal Street; 314-802-7090) When: Every Sunday from 11 a.m. until supplies run out. We Tried: Eggs benedict ($8), turkey club ($8), beef stew ($8.50). Se... More >>
Gut Check
7:00 am
Apr. 16, 2015
St. Louis News
Pastries of Denmark's Petit Fours: Bite-Size Confections From Copenhagen to Creve Coeur Welcome to Sugar High, a series devoted solely to spotlighting the best ways to sate a sweet tooth in St. Louis. We'll sample the best the city has to offer at restaurants, bakeries and holes-in-t... More >>
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