By Emily Lundquist
Ten dollars a month is a small price to pay for practically every piece of recorded music except The Beatles. Which is why, late last year, I signed up for Spotify. Only two months in, however, I was out, and feeling like I'd been ripped off. Turns out I'm not the only one.
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Art and life co-habitate, informing, imitating, and enriching each other constantly. Each week in Better Living Through Music, RFT Music writer Ryan Wasoba explores this symbiotic relationship.
Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen is kicking ass in the Olympics, and doing it efficiently as to minimize drag i ... More >>
Image viaWhiteout, and running mate RT-FaQ, will never be accused of not showing up. Literally, in that they can be found at as many St. Louis hip-hop shows as anyone, rapping along with their peers as fans. And on stage, where they come to work, to get people moving and shouting.
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Jon ScorfinaTwo weeks ago, former Riverfront Times music editor Annie Zaleski announced she was leaving her position to work for Alternative Press in her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. We caught up with the writer at her Richmond Heights apartment as she was preparing for her move back to Cleve ... More >>
Have the big food blogs officially run out of topics, or are they succumbing because of foodie backlash?
Forbes reported yesterday that AOL's axing 30 of their brands, including six-year-old food website Slashfood. The website will be absorbed by the still-new food section at the Huffin ... More >>
Margaret Wolf Freivogel, founder and editor of the St. Louis BeaconThe other online-only news venture featuring former writers from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch has folded. Even the P-D itself is downsizing -- eliminating a Saturday newsstand edition in its entirety.But almost three years after it ... More >>
How much would you pay for this web domain?From the Department of Why the Hell Didn't We Think of That?:
The Post-Dispatch reports that a Columbia-based web designer named Brennan Hobart noticed that Senator Claire McCaskill's website was called claireonline.com. Hobart suspected that the do ... More >>
Happy New Year! Let's drop some big fake food! AOL News takes a look at the giant cherry, Moon Pie, cod, peach, sardine, and drag queen named Sushi that will be lowered at the stroke of midnight tonight.And after you watch the giant bologna lowered to welcome 2011, you're most certainly going to nee ... More >>
Because at Daily RFT we can never have too many mustache videos on any given day, we remind you that today is a very special day for men with lip hair. You're watching Have Sex With a Guy With A Mustache Day. See the Web's top videos on AOL VideoP.S. Curious that Brooke Shields didn't mention this h ... More >>
The baby carrot takeover marches on, with schools receiving carrot vending machines. The Middletown (Ohio) Journal reports that Bolthouse Farms in Bakersfield, California, is test marketing the machines in Mason, Ohio, and Syracuse, New York, for two months.
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With food safety legislation still in limbo, on Wednesday everyone from focus groups to food-borne illness survivors pushed to get the law passed. CNN reports that since the bill first passed the House 13 months ago, there have been 85 recalls of FDA-approved foods. Statements on the urgency of the ... More >>
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What
can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.)
The Constellations' Southern Gothic*Chemical Brothers, Further
The Brothers' seventh album is an elaborate audio/visual project, with "interactive" videos a ... More >>
Rush Limbaugh, man with an electric blue halo.Last week conservative talk-radio stalwart Rush Limbaugh made a modest proposal on his syndicated show, suggesting that underprivileged kids who suffer from malnutrition should consider Dumpster diving.
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What became of Anna Ayala, the California woman who placed a severed finger in her chili and blamed Wendy's? She cooked the finger, went to jail, and got banned for life from Wendy's. (San Jose Mercury News)In the last century, Americans have lowered beef intake while eating more cheese, chicken ... More >>
Marvin Barnes as an ABA playerLooking back on his time playing for the Spirits of St. Louis in the 1970s, Marvin Barnes says he was one of the top five basketball players on the planet. He may well have been: As a player in the American Basketball Association, he earned Rookie of the Year honors ... More >>
moar funny picturesThousands of Facebook users made a mad dash to reserve their unique Facebook URL's on Friday night. Did you get yours? Oh wait ... you mean you had better things to do late on a Friday night? This seemingly over-hyped event seemed to go off without a hitch. Facebook didn't crash a ... More >>