Monday, Brad Paisley, a white man, joined hands with LL Cool J, a black man, and attempted to end racism with a song called "Accidental Racist" (below), wherein Paisley addressed the debilitating dread of being an affluent white male in America and LL panthered around in the background, high-fiving ... More >>
Welcome to March, aka insane show season in our fair city of St. Louis. Bands from all over begin to defrost from winter weather and warm up to the road once more, loading up vans and booking mini tours to Austin's South by Southwest fest and beyond. Catch some in the act as they swing through in co ... More >>
As the general election approaches, candidates try harder than ever to court voters (except not really in Missouri). If you're like Daily RFT, you've grown weary of the debates and heated verbal sparring. Back in ye olde days, when brains fell short, candidates seeking public office courted the publ ... More >>
On December 17, 1862, nearly 150 years ago (minus six months or so), General Ulysses S. Grant expelled the Jews from the Department of the Tennessee, the war zone under his command, which stretched from northern Mississippi to Cairo, Illinois, between the Mississippi and Tennessee rivers. Within th ... More >>
Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending April 15, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books, Pudd'nhead Books, Subterranean Books and Sue's News. Maybe it's the beginning of baseball season, or the ... More >>
If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving musi ... More >>
Just as Thanksgiving was a reminder of Irish rock band the Cranberries, today's national holiday is a celebration of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and quirky Seattle alternative rock trio the Presidents Of The United States Of America. For your Presidents Day, enjoy this list of the six best PO ... More >>
Image via"Dixie" came out of blackface minstrel shows in the mid-19th Century.The song "Dixie" was born from the blackface minstrel shows of the mid-19th century. The lyrics take the perspective, and exaggerated dialect, of a free slave who aches to return to his days of plantation bondage. The f ... More >>
courtesy the Missouri Department of ConservationThe majestic elk...sort of like the ones that will be arriving in MIssouri next week.Elk have not lived in Missouri since Abraham Lincoln was president. (Since 1865, for those of you keeping score at home.) For mere humans, that's a really, re ... More >>
Across the state, Dr Pepper's trying to appeal to men who enjoy diet soda but hate how drinking it makes them look oh so very girly. The Kansas City Star reports that the company's test marketing their new product, Dr Pepper 10 to the beef-loving cowboys in Kansas City. The newspaper says, "Accord ... More >>
The cheese stands alone. Much like Drink of the Week.If Drink of the Week were a food, we'd be a soft, crumbly, stinky blue cheese. We'd be made from the rich, verdant milk of sheep that grazed in sunny meadows, unpasteurized (we're worth the risk), aged to perfection in a musky, dank French ... More >>
Jennifer SilverbergRussia from Hetalia, embodied by Elise Z. See? Yaoi's totally harmless!You've read this week's feature on Bishie Con and now you want to read some yaoi. Where to begin?Sarah and Anna, custodians of the Bishie Con manga library, recommend you start by searching the Internet. The ... More >>
To this point in the 2009 season, the Cardinal bullpen has been one of the most consistent strengths for Tony La Russa's squad. The offense was brilliant early, then fell apart completely at the seams. The starting rotation has been mostly strong, but injuries and less than sterling performances fro ... More >>
You know, you hear a lot about what a lousy cable company Comcast is. Pretty much any time you browse a forum of people talking about television, whether it's sports or just general programming, you hear complaints from all quarters about Comcast. Bad reception, poor customer service, lack of HD cha ... More >>
The Wall Street Journal ran a fascinating Inauguration Day story yesterday on Springfield, Illinois. It was in the Illinois capital -- just 90 miles northeast of St. Louis -- that Barack Obama launched his presidential campaign in February 2007. It was also in Springfield that Abraham Lincoln ... More >>
Unreal could not help but notice that the number of inaugural parties here last night far exceeded that of National Day of Service work sites on Monday. And who are we to complain? Apologies to our new President, but who would want to celebrate his glorious, glorious inauguration by working?And so w ... More >>
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Ivy Cooper encapsulates the St. Louis art scene
Ivy Cooper encapsulates the St. Louis art scene
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The Missouri History Museum gets all presidential on ya
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The Crucible and Marat/Sade resonate anew in the Lou
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From an old story
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Gigantic nearly deifies They Might Be Giants -- and why not?
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By Carlyle Brown (St. Louis Black Repertory Company)
Directed by Andy Tennant