Oftentimes the history of a city can be drowned out and forgotten by the present. But Francis Horton decided to create a reminder of the past by blending it with the present. In these seven photos, Horton, a 30-year-old IT professional, journalist, photographer, and army veteran who served in Iraq ... More >>
Poor Jon Hamm. How can the St. Louis native celeb get everyone to stop talking about his gigantic penis? Unfortunately, Mr. Hamm, telling Rolling Stone that you are really sick of everyone talking about your private parts may not be the best way to stop the Jon-Hamm-Big-Penis headlines. (Case in p ... More >>
If you like your music blog experiences to be timely and relevant, I suggest you stop reading now. This piece is neither. It concerns a book from five years ago that's as inconsequential now as the day it was published. This book hasn't dropped a track on Soundcloud, and it's not in a Twitter fight ... More >>
Sometimes, St. Louisans get national and international attention for their great accomplishments -- Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, for example, may someday run New York City! But this afternoon, we bring you news of another St. Louis celeb who is captivating all of America, with a really huge accompli ... More >>
Top model Karlie Kloss (who is twenty years old and grew up in Webster Groves) is now gracing the pages of the French fashion mag, Numéro -- well, a certain photoshopped version of her is, at least. And some people aren't happy about it.
To remind you that the Cardinals-Reds rivalry blabbed about for two nationally televised baseball games this weekend is in fact legitimate, if you're a Reds fan. Many of the sentiments on Twitter Sunday night were directed at Jason Motte, who posted this note on Twitter after Sunday night's game: ... More >>
One day last November, Jacob Schmidt schlepped a bag of trash into the alley behind his parents' house in Compton Heights. He looked at the dumpsters and thought, "These things really 'uglify' the city." So Schmidt, then a junior at Metro high school, asked city officials if he swirl some colo ... More >>
Naturally, a theater piece themed around media-influenced body dysmorphia will begin with blissful, ignorant Adam and Eve romping about in their underwear. You see, before hungry, bronzed models and Photoshop, there was nothing but organic produce, beatific confidence and bold cunnilingus! When th ... More >>
Contrary to what you might think, local legend Nelly's latest collaboration isn't with some up-and-coming rapper or hot-shot producer; it's with St. Louis-based Vatterott College. Located on Laclede's Landing, Ex'treme Institute (800 North Third Street, 888-669-0633) by Nelly opened its doors last ... More >>
image viaJonezy's Co$tombs, released this past spring, is an album full of critique about the rat race toward material wealth in America. It is fitting that its first single is "Wake Up," an homage to the daily, unglamorous grind of the working class. Jonezy's precise, no-frills flow floats ... More >>
Image viaWe know nutzing about zee German translation.Last week, Daily RFT reported on a controversial decision by Metro and JCDecaux to cancel a deal with Soulard Oktoberfest for $10,000 worth of bus stop advertising because the festival wants to promote itself with a poster that features four f ... More >>
Are these outfits offensive?It seems controversy and Soulard Oktoberfest go together like beer and bratwurst.Last year, the festival -- which takes place the first weekend in October and is part of the annual global celebration of German heritage and culture -- was nearly booted from Soulard Mark ... More >>
Madlock: As in "stark-raving mad" and now he's "locked up." The St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office yesterday issued warrants against a homeless man for first-degree attempted robbery, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon in a bizarre hold up earlier this week. St. Louis police say ... More >>
This is part one of Robin Wheeler's Chef's Choice profile of Amy Zupanci of Fond and Township Grocer in Edwardsville, Illinois. Part two, a Q&A with Zupanci, follows on Friday and part three, a recipe, on Monday.Robin WheelerAmy Zupanci, chef and owner of Fond and Township GrocerWhen Amy Zupa ... More >>
Joseph Cultice/courtesy of S. Carmody PhotographyGary Numan, London, 10/1997, by Joseph CulticeYou've seen photographer Joseph Cultice's work before. Marilyn Manson's iconic Mechanical Animals album cover? That's him. Jonas Brothers' retro Times Square scene on the cover of its 2008 disc, A L ... More >>
Sometimes Mayor Slay (and/or his press team) rocks. Take, for instance, the "mini-poll" on marijuana posted yesterday afternoon on his personal website entitled "A Civil Conversation."First, consider the graphic he/his people chose to illustrate the whole thing:mayorlsay.comSomebody at City Hall lik ... More >>
St. Martins PressIan gave away a copy of Cook to Bang: The Lay Cook's Guide to Getting Laid by Spencer Walker earlier this week (way to go, Railman!). Now that your curiosity has been whetted, here's an interview with the author of this tome himself. Walker, who lives in LA, is a writer for ... More >>
Here's our weekly installment of show flyers -- from silk-screened posters to Photoshop print-offs to cut-and-paste collages -- spotted and photographed around the Delmar Loop. These posters are for shows from April 1 through April 7. All photos by Amir Kurtovic. If you have a photo of a flyer you w ... More >>
It's raining today and it's going to rain all day. But somewhere out there, a few hearty promoters and bands are stapling flyers in to light posts (OK, maybe not) and hanging up paper flyers in record stores, tattoo shops, coffee houses and used clothing stores (this is more likely.) Here's this wee ... More >>
In this week's paper, Christian Schaeffer spotlights a number of this year's top holiday releases. Here are several more festive releases that you might have missed. But are you really missing anything? Read on...The Pet Shop Boys, Christmas Unlike your grandmother's fruitcake, which is always an ... More >>
In just a moment we're going to hear from Craig Welling, a Denver blogger who snapped a photograph that was the source of much argument and consternation around the Interwebs last week.First, some background. On Tuesday RFT sports blogger Aaron Schafer dipped into a brewing controversy surro ... More >>
In just a moment we're going to hear from Craig Welling, a Denver blogger who snapped a photograph that was the source of much argument and consternation around the Interwebs last week.First, some background. On Tuesday RFT sports blogger Aaron Schafer dipped into a brewing controversy surr ... More >>
A few months back we at Daily RFT harnessed our wicked MS Paint skillz to doctor an image of Mayor Francis Slay enjoying himself at a Cancun disco. The altered photo was meant to poke fun at the St. Louis mayor and his (mostly) ridiculous "mini-polls" that his staff dispatches from City Hall every f ... More >>
Duh.Yeah, so it's a crappy Photoshop job. Unreal hasn't got time for your petty slights. Move along, now.
As a longtime dabbler in the art of parody, Unreal takes pains to keep up with our fellow St. Louis practitioners. This explains our RSS feed from ToastedRav.com; despite their unfortunate choice of domain names, the T-ravers are always seeking out new ways to tweak the form.We've got to hand it to ... More >>
How much catfish can one person eat, anyway?
Doesn't that dude like anything?
Week of February 22, 2007
Stand clear: A young St. Louis sculptor named Moses has entered the building
Week of January 14, 2004
Mike Davis mixes up a mesmerizing blend on his cassette Yars' Revenge