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  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    Six Obscure James Taylor Facts to Prepare You For His St. Louis Concert

    It seems likely that, back in 1968 when James Taylor signed to Apple records for his first album as an aspiring singer-songwriter, he would have happily -- willfully -- consented to an interview with any publication that would have him. Ah, what good old days those must have been, because 2014 finds ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    Tom Waits Paved the Way for Shrewd Musicians Cashing in on Literal Commercial Success

    Twenty-four years ago to today, Tom Waits scored a big victory for musicians. In the late '80s, snackfood company Frito-Lay had approached the theatrical, gravel-voiced singer-songwriter about using one of this tunes in a Doritos commercial. Waits said, "Hell, no," so Frito-Lay went ahead with the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2013

    Five Things "Sent from my iPhone" Says About You

    Imagine a telephone conversation ending this way: "I'll talk to you later. By the way, this conversation was transmitted by Verizon." Or in person: "It was great to see you. My fresh breath was brought to you by Listerine." Absurd, right? So, why do so many millions of people allow Apple (or any ... More >>

  • Film

    August 22, 2013
  • Music

    January 10, 2013

    Homespun: Black Spade & Nato Caliph

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  • Blogs

    December 12, 2012

    Five Surefire Moves for Karaoke

    Karaoke can be a dangerous endeavor. What can you sing that won't make friends shun you? How can you go balls-out during your next performance? Each week in "Ask a Karaoke Host," RFT Music writer and professional karaoke host Allison Babka answers your burning questions about maximizing your melodio ... More >>

  • News

    November 8, 2012
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    October 17, 2012

    The Old 97's Return to 1997 at the Pageant: Time Tripping at the Genesis of Alt-Country

    Old 97s, with The Travoltas and Rhett Miller (solo) The Pageant Oct. 16, 2012 Music is a funny thing. Like photos or scent, songs have a way of making us remember the past. Late relatives. Swim class. That road trip to Dollywood with a jerk you never should have dated in the first place. Chances ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    Ten Apple Scandals We Hope to See in Upcoming Dierbergs Ads

    Dierbergs has an ongoing love affair with its own fruit and vegetables. Over the summer we chronicled its ballsy challenge aimed at other grocery stores' cherries -- bigger! cherrier-er! -- but when we took the time to measure the cherries in a highly scientific random sampling at our dining-room ta ... More >>

  • News

    October 11, 2012
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    August 17, 2012

    Mizzou J-School Leader's Testimony Could Hurt Apple in Huge Lawsuit Against Samsung

    In what Wired magazine is calling "the patent case of the century," Apple is suing Samsung for "slavishly" copying Apple's tech and design as seen in -- among other things -- the iPad. Apple believes Samsung is trampling on its patent rights. The local-ish connection is this:   Earlier this wee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    Jack Dorsey: Can He Take Over Steve Jobs' Role as High Priest of Geek?

    The bigger question: Can Dorsey pull off the mock turtleneck? ​Will Jack Dorsey (founder of Twitter and Square) become the next Steve Jobs? That's the question that tech site recently tackled in an article comparing the St. Louis native to the late Apple founder. The website notes that ... More >>

  • Music

    November 10, 2011


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  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    Sample St. Louis Originals for a Good Cause Tonight

    ​What? There's no Cardinals game tonight? Whatever will you do with yourself? How about sampling food and drinks from 30 area restaurants while helping a worthy cause.Tonight, from 6-9 p.m. at Moulin (2017 Chouteau Avenue; 314-241-4949), St. Louis Originals will host Operation Dine Original. The c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    Steve Jobs' Six Best Music Innovations

    Apple (the Beatles record label) once sued Apple (the computer corporation). After initial squabbles over the right to name their companies after the same fruit, the two agreed that all was good as long as Steve Jobs and crew never entered the music business. As you can probably guess, as you likely ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Apple Inc. Sued by Missourians for Tracking iPhone Users' Whereabouts

    It knows where you are! And other people can use it to find out. ​Next time you get black-out wasted on Goldschlager and wake up behind a strip mall, you might have no idea where you are. But your iPhone does. In fact, it's been tracking -- and recording -- your spatial location since the moment y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    Spotify's US Launch Approaches; Which Music Service Are You?

    ​Music fans in the United States don't have a lot to envy of their European brothers and sisters, at least unless they're big fans of Abba or the kind of sticky, glitter-covered dance-pop that usually just makes me really want to leave the youth hostel and brush my teeth. One exception: Spotif ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    iCloud is the Shiniest, Newest Time-Waster for Apple Store Customer Service

    Courtesy of AppleLet the chatboards begin.​Being Steve Jobs must be pretty awesome. It seems like the man makes more announcements than Obama does, though the negative implications of his are usually just that the newest version of the iPad completely trumps the one you bought only this mornin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Drunken Dunkin' Donuts!

    ​It's a positively Homer Simpsonian concept with a Mr. Burns execution. Chef Zac Young of Flex Mussels in New York City and Top Chef: Just Desserts has been injecting doughnut holes with upscale booze. Of course, it's a hit. How could it not be? It's doughnuts and alcohol! But not everyone can ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Chuck Berry Spied in St. Louis Apple Store Last Night

    ​Michael Kilfoy, owner of the St. Louis design/marketing firm Studio X, was getting his laptop worked on around 5:30 p.m last night when a fellow customer at the Apple store caught his eye. "I see this guy wearing a sailor's cap and I do a double-take," says Kilfoy. "Sure enough, it was Chuck Berr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    Pepsi Wants You to Snackify

    Time to snackify your soft drinks. The Wall Street Journal says that Pepsi believes customers wants to "snackify" their drinks. What the hell does that mean? It means they're looking for ways to market a new fruit puree that's thin enough to drink but thick enough to be a food. Apple, grape, and che ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    Apple Store at Galleria to Reopen Bigger, Better on Saturday; First 1,000 People Get T-Shirts

    You know you want it.​The Apple store at the Galleria will re-open Saturday at nearly three times the size (6,000 square feet) of its current operation.As the St. Louis Business Journal reports, the store could be one of the largest -- if not the largest -- mall-based Apple store in the country. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Missouri's Sales Tax Holiday Begins Today; Don't Pay Tax on Clothes, Computers

    'Cause really, this is what the Tea Party was all about.​Rejoice ye patriots! Today through Sunday in the land of Missouri back-to-school shoppers can free thyselves from the shackles of government tyranny. That's right, this weekend is Missouri's sales tax holiday for "school" goods, such as clot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Last Collector Standing: Carlos Ruiz Isn't a Pretentious Record Store Guy -- He Just Draws a Comic About One

    Jon Scorfina​The "pretentious record store guy" has long been the bane of the record shop. Despite their wealth of archaic knowledge, music lovers were never sure whether these pompous clerks were an asset or a plague to their shopping experience. Local comic artist and graphic designer Carlos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2010

    In Honor of Apple's Big Announcement Today, Here are Some of Its Other Tablets

    Today is the day when St. Jobs comes down from the mountain and delivers his (Apple's) "latest creation" ... that's what the official Apple press release says anyway. Nothing about a tablet or anything, just "our latest creation." You would think that with all the hype about a tablet, that Apple has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2010

    Ben Folds and Robert Smith Owe Steve Jobs a Drink

    Robert Smith isn't smiling. But he should be.​So, if you've been on the Internet at all today, you'll know that Apple unveiled its tablet iPad this morning. The excellent blog Slicing Up Eyeballs posted the promo video for the device and pointed out that at 1:15 or so, the background music is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2010

    Geeks Gone Giddy: Tomorrow's Apple Announcement Has Internet Abuzz

    Moses unveils Tablet v. 1.0​Don't know if you've noticed yet, but today is like Christmas Eve in Geekdom as techies the world over eagerly anticipate Apple's media announcement scheduled for 11 a.m. (CMT) tomorrow. At least one site is already gearing up to live blog tomorrow's press conference. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2010

    Planning to Read the New York Times Online Today for Free? Enjoy It While It Lasts!

    ​That's right. The Gray Lady is planning to start charging online readers. The plan under discussion now, would allow readers to view a few articles for free online before being prompted to pay a subscription to read additional stories. No date has been announced yet for the change, though some an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    St. Louis Geeks Rejoice! We have a Micro Center!

    The last CompUSA went out of business in 2007 and left a giant gaping hole for a decent computer store in the St. Louis retail market. Some might argue that the hole existed even when CompUSA was still in business since we've never been lucky enough to have a really good computer store. You know, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    This Week in Gut Check, Regurgitated

    Robin WheelerThe Rotten Apple's Jerad Gardner​Just because it was a short work week doesn't mean we weren't busy. Gut Check debuted two new features this week: Chef's Choice, this week featuring Jerad Gardner of the Rotten Apple in Grafton, Illinois, and the calorie-loving Stuck to My Ribs. Plus, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    Apple Announcement a Big YAWNER

    ​So, my guess was wrong about Apple releasing the Beatles catalog on iTunes. I'm not ashamed of that. It was a long shot. But I did get some things right about the Apple announcement and I was surprised by quite a few things, too. I was right about iTunes 9. That wasn't hard to guess. I haven't ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    9.9.09 Beatles or Not? Apple's Big Announcement is Today

    ​Today is the day when we find out if my prediction that Apple will be the first to release digital versions of the Beatles catalog at the "iPod event" comes true. I'm sort of leaning against my prediction since Apple named the event for a Rolling Stones song; "It's Only Rock'n'Roll" Whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2009

    The Beatles, Digital Albums, Apples, Vintage Vinyl and 9/9/09

    Earlier this week over at the Daily RFT, Bill Streeter penned a great, thought-provoking post about several issues concerning digital music now. Among other things, he discusses the competing versions of a new digital album -- one dreamed up by Apple and the other dreamed up by the Big 4 major label ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    Apple Name-Checks Highway Farty (Sorta)

    Unreal's got nothing against Apple, but we were briefly puzzled to see, amid the computer maker/geek cult's hype for the newest iteration of its OS X operating system, Snow Leopard, the highway sign for Interstate 64:​What could this mean?

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    Revolution 9.9.9: Will New Media Formats Bring the LP and The Beatles into Digital Age?

    Photo by Crabchick via Flickr​Record companies have been dragged kicking and screaming by consumers (and Apple) into the digital age in the last ten years. And predictions are that 2010 will mark a tipping point where music purchased digitally via download will account for more than half of all mu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Ten Tech Releases to Look for this Fall

    Photo by Marcin Wichary via Flickr​It's August. The economy is bad. Things are slow, but technology marches on. In spite of the global economic slowdown, there will still be plenty of new high-tech products to look forward to this fall. A lot of them will actually be cheaper (even Apple has lowere ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2009

    Are You Ready to Augment Your Reality? [Fun With iPhone]

    Most people have heard of virtual reality and probably have at least some vague idea of what that is. But have you heard of augmented reality? Well it's coming to your iPhone 3gs this fall. In case you don't know what augmented reality is (and unless you're a sci-fi geek you probably don't) it's a h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    The iPhone Revolution

    see more Lolcats and funny picturesFans of the iPhone lined up at Apple and AT&T stores all around the country on Friday hoping to be among the first to snag the new iPhone 3G S. The newest addition to Apple's popular line of phones that I told you might be coming a couple of weeks ago. Apple lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    June Phone Showdown: Palm Pre vs. Apple iPhone

    June is turning out to be a big month for gadget geeks. Last week Palm finally released its much anticipated new phone, the Pre which looks a lot like an iPhone with a slide out keyboard. It's no surprise, some of the same engineers who designed the first iPhone also worked on the Pre. Right now it' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2008

    FoodWire: New Year's Eve at Atlas

    As many special New Year's Eve menus as Gut Check can find.Atlas (5513 Pershing Avenue) -- one of my personal favorites -- is hosting a three-course prix-fixe dinner on New Year's Eve. Guests select one of six appetizers, one of five main courses and one of five desserts. The cost is $54 per person, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2008
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    October 29, 2007

    Daily Web Crawl

    Your daily guide to what they're whispering about in the next cubicle. HERE There'll be no citywide WiFi in this town. Blast! Didn't make it to Union Station on Friday? Observe Barack Obama from the front row on Daily Kos. Get a Halloween costume history at 69 & 1/2 Classic Love Songs. So, what ... More >>

  • Music

    June 13, 2007

    I Want My MP3

    Digital music just gets better. See ya later, major labels.

  • Home Entertainment

    August 2, 2006
  • News

    May 25, 2005

    Travelers' Tales

    A soda called Pipi Bubble, Austria's last wandering shepherd, a boat made of 164,321 wine corks: It's all here

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 29, 2004

    Best Mall

    Westfield Shoppingtown West County

  • Music

    February 25, 2004

    iPod, youPod

    Digital music lets us carry our personalities in our pockets

  • News

    October 1, 2003

    They Lost It at the Movies

    Classroom films have come a long way from those cheesy old duck-and-cover flicks. Or have they?

  • Dining

    October 25, 2000

    Side Dish

    How to make an apple martini that's fit for dessert

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