Since its opening four years ago, Citygarden has become a must-see St. Louis destination. Now the downtown sculpture park is worth a listen, too. See also: - Jenna Fischer Defends Imo's Pizza - Jon Hamm Brags About St. Louis Cardinals Today Citygarden unveiled an iPhone app that offers -- among ... More >>
While perusing Insane Clown Posse's Twitter timeline, like a person does, I came across something interesting: our favorite rap clowns announced a new update to their official smartphone app, which I didn't even know existed. For the advancement of pop journalism and human knowledge in general, I he ... More >>
Force compatriots Black Spade and Nato Caliph commit their long-running musical kinship to tape for the first time on Force Majeure. And I mean "tape" literally -- this nine-song program (featuring two interludes and a remix) is being released on cassette and .mp3, and the abbreviated format shows t ... More >>
Update: Sarah Kendzior and Liza Long release a joint statement, via Kendzior's website. Yesterday, a personal essay entitled "I Am Adam Lanza's Mother" lit the internet on fire. It was published on the website Gawker, but it originally appeared Friday as an entry on a so-called "mommyblog" called T ... More >>
Yesterday, 27-year-old Dallas Hill -- police chief in the small town of New Athens, Illinois -- was charged with three felonies on the accusation that he snatched an iPod and iPad from the evidence room "for his own personal use" over the summer.The items, which had been seized in a commercial burgl ... More >>
When I bought my first iPod--this was the first iPod, when the scroll wheel actually spun around--it was a severe blow to my nerd-cred, which I guarded pretty jealously at the time. (It was the only cred I had.) Relying on iTunes and its untouchable database to maintain my MP3 collection, instead of ... More >>
Apple season hits its peak this month. At Pomme Restaurant (40 North Central Avenue, Clayton; 314-727-4141), which gets its name from the French word for apple, the tradition of local and seasonal food doesn't fall far from the tree. To celebrate the mark of a decade in business, Pomme is partnering ... More >>
This is pretty self-explanatory, really -- here you will find every musical project released in the St. Louis area (we're interpreting pretty broadly) in July 2012, listed in alphabetical order. There are links to information about the bands and places to buy these things as well as streaming previe ... More >>
Oy. Every year I keep hoping for a great return to form, and every single year I am disappointed. The Super Bowl was played yesterday -- you may have heard something about it -- and it turned out to not only be a rematch of the 2008 game between the Patriots of New England and the New York G ... More >>
It's true: Megaupload has been gone an entire week, and for the millions of people who used the site because they like their totally legal for-pay cloud storage to come equipped with fake download links and massive flash banner ads I'm sure things have been difficult. For copyright holders, massiv ... More >>
Wikipedia's decision to black out on Wednesday in support of the efforts against SOPA and PIPA hurt a lot of demographics--high schoolers looking for paraphrases to paraphrase, search engine optimizers who kind of hoped Wikipedia would be shut down, people who needed an episode guide for A Mi ... More >>
At last, Gut Check closes the books on 2011 with our annual roundup of all the year's openings and closings and relocations. Of course, we say "at last" knowing that, in spite of our best efforts, we likely missed more than a few restaurant debuts and departures. Please let us know in the comments!
There's no precise way to define a sweet guitar riff, much less a criteria for such categorization. A sweet riff is, like love or God or truly excellent barbecue, something only realized upon experience. This, the second year of the second decade of the twenty first decade of the modern calen ... More >>
This is part three of Mabel Suen's Chef's Choice profile of Jimmy Hippchen of The Crow's Nest. Part one can be found here. Part two, a Q&A with Hippchen, is published here. Mabel SuenChef Jimmy Hippchen's pulled-pork sandwich with cilantro barbecue sauce.Anyone who's been to the Bleeding Dea ... More >>
Welcome to Glutton for Nourishment, a new feature in which Gut Check descends upon area buffets in our finest drawstring sweat pants seeking the biggest bang for your buffet buck. We've offered up our waistline for you, dear reader, waddling down aisle after sneeze-guarded aisle, filling plate after ... More >>
Chrissy WilmesSimply deliciousYou'd think running a snow cone stand would be pretty simple, relatively stress-free. And it probably is, unless of course, someone plows through a red light, over a curb and through your snow cone stand. This is the sad recent history of Cup of Sno (3515 South ... More >>
That was, without a doubt, one of the worst Super Bowls I can ever remember. Oh, sure, the game was just fine. Instant classic material, I guess. Two great quarterbacks, historic franchises, a great comeback that almost happened, plenty of drama in the last two minutes, and a brilliant storyline ... More >>
Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs. St. Louis Eats and Drinks: The Pollacks visited Fozzie's Sandwich Emporium. Sounding My Barbaric Gulp: Kelly made Venison Wellington. One Hot Stove: Nupur prepared Radish Dal.
Jason StoffThe Walkmen at Off Broadway.St. Louis concertgoers had some deciding to do last night. A number of fine shows -- Free Energy/Foxy Shazam/Hollerado at the Old Rock House, Carolina Chocolate Drops at the Sheldon and the Walkmen/Japandroids at Off Broadway -- graced our fair city. Ju ... More >>
David Kontra Cosmopolitan, from Blindness Isn't Black.In Atmospheric Weight, David Hanlon and Ken Wood explore the sometimes overwhelming and chaotic nature of a modern world. See Hanlon's architectural photographs and Wood's paintings on display at the St. Louis Commu ... More >>
Image sourceAs if the instant coffee and custom Frappuccinos weren't enough (and they probably weren't), Starbucks has now decided to offer free Wi-Fi to all its customers starting July 1. Previously customers had to pay for Internet access in two-hour increments through their Starbucks card ... More >>
via Go St. Louis Facebook Fan page2009 Go! St. Louis Marathon winner Zac Freundenburg breaks the tape at 2:23:57It's hard to be a secret jock: amassing a wardrobe of wicking fabrics, gigantic tubs of protein powder taking up valuable shelf space, fastidiously hydrating and carbo loading on Fr ... More >>
Justin Kockott, a 19-year-old Pittsburgh high school student, is enjoying his fifteen minutes of Internet fame today after he smashed his $499 iPad with a baseball bat. If you were burned out by the hype over this latest Apple gadget, you're sure to enjoy this video. The LA Times intervi ... More >>
Kraft to cut sodium in their processed foods by 10 percent. It's still not enough. (Los Angeles Times) Michelle Obama takes her childhood obesity battle to the Grocery Manufacturers Association. Food scientist Marion Nestle summarizes the speech, given to an organization based on the foods ... More >>
Kill Cupid! Kill Cupid!Todd Sproull was finishing up his Ph.D. in computer science at Washington University last summer when his research advisor asked him if he'd be interested in teaching an entire undergraduate class on developing apps for the uber-popular iPhone. "I was kind of surprised, lik ... More >>
The end of 2009 brings one of those arbitrary milestones that marks the end of a decade, which prompts some of us to look back at the last ten years to see how far we've come and how much has changed. Yes, this is yet another one of those lists. Here is a list of things we did in 1999 that we either ... More >>
Robin WheelerJerad Gardner of the Rotten Apple.In my profile of Jerad Gardner of the Rotten Apple in Grafton, Illinois, he made fried green tomato breakfast sandwiches and fried rabbit livers. After the jump, the recipes for both.
flickr.com/photos/ryanmftLet nobody say the administration of University of Missouri School of Journalism is out of touch with its students. These profs understand that lectures, the scourge of college students since the Middle Ages, are so, like, boring. Especially when they're at the ungodly hour ... More >>
As many special New Year's Eve menus as Gut Check can find.Local favorite Harvest (1059 South Big Bend Boulevard) is hosting a four-course dinner on New Year's Eve. The cost is $60 per person, not including tax, tip or drinks. Call 314-645-3522 for reservations or more information.The full menu ... More >>
Should there be rules about who gets credit for discovering popular online video clips?
INXS' Garry Beers weighs in on all things Rock Star, Karl Sanders of Nile expounds on Egypt, and B-Sides shakes our Groovethang
Bill Streeter's vlog is how others see us
Ministry's Al Jourgensen gets political, Black Heart Procession talks facial hair, and Minnie Driver loves us (yay)!
It's folking awesome!
On Saturday, September 4, we tuned in to local musical frequencies in their vast and varied incarnations. What we heard, all day and all night:
Week of October 8, 2003
Saturday, Feb. 2; Webster University
New Line's Sondheim revival fails to hit a high note
At 28, Spuds has become a cybersage for the young and the reckless. Now he's gone straight.