• Blogs

    September 25, 2014

    My Dad Says the New U2 Album Sucks

    Once, during high school, I was woken up early on a Saturday by my dad, the Rooster (self-named after the Alice In Chains song) with a loud, repetitive knock. As I stumbled into the living room in my underwear, he bellowed, "Jim! I found this great new band." I rubbed the sand out of my eyes with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2014

    On SZA, Ferguson and the "New Black"

    When Pharrell coined the term "New Black" earlier this year, he clearly didn't anticipate the backlash. Sitting across from billionaire Oprah Winfrey, riding the success of a worldwide No. 1 record and a couple of Grammy wins, the singer/producer was eager to dismiss the idea that being black had in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2014

    In Defense of Sublime

    I thought I would have to wait until the 20th anniversary of Sublime's 1996 self-titled mainstream breakout album to write about how fundamentally misunderstood and judged Sublime is. I have so many feelings, probably too many, about a band whose legacy is beaten up almost as much as Insane Clown Po ... More >>

  • Film

    April 4, 2013
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    April 5, 2012
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    September 29, 2010
  • Calendar

    April 28, 2010
  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    Show Review Photos: David Gray at the Touhill, Friday, March 19

    Updated 3/25/10: Watch David Gray forget the words to "Shine" at the Touhill on March 19: For two hours pretty much on the dot, David Gray gave 'em what they came for last night as his Draw the Line world tour made its St. Louis stop. "It's quite posh here," he said mid-set, gazing around the -- i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2007

    The Real Stories from Iraq

    I wish you could've been there. Last night Andrew Carroll and Jeff Shaara took the mic at the main branch of the St. Louis Public Library downtown and told the story of how Operation Homecoming came to be. The book, in case you haven't heard of it, is subtitled Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2007

    Kitchen Nightmares: Peter's

    RFT editorial intern Jeanette Kozlowski is a big fan of bad-boy British chef Gordon Ramsay. Each week she'll recap the latest episode of Ramsay's new FOX series Kitchen Nightmares. If you avoided watching Hell's Kitchen for the past three years not because you despise Gordon Ramsay (the Simon Cowel ... More >>

  • News

    August 29, 2007

    God Complex

    Elvira Arellano is no Rosa Parks. She's more like Jesus.

  • Home Entertainment

    August 1, 2007
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    March 15, 2006
  • Music

    November 2, 2005

    Scream to a Whisper

    With City of Life, Avenged Sevenfold embraces its indoor voice

  • Film

    November 24, 2004

    Call Him Al

    An epic story turns human -- and fallible -- in Oliver Stone's Alexander

  • News

    August 4, 2004

    The Old Men & The Tee

    Unreal hits the links at the U.S. Senior Open

  • Music

    October 15, 2003

    Big Country

    Try as she might, Emmylou Harris can't leave behind her roots

  • Music

    December 11, 2002

    David Gray

    A New Day at Midnight (RCA)

  • Music

    May 1, 2002

    The 2002 RFT Music Awards Showcase

    The name has changed, but the song remains the same

  • Culture

    February 6, 2002

    Flame On

    Out of financial and creative bankruptcy, Marvel Comics is mighty once more

  • Dining

    February 6, 2002

    Babylon Rising

    The South Grand strip takes on yet another cuisine

  • Music

    November 7, 2001

    Sounds Around Town

    Week of November 7, 2001

  • Music

    October 17, 2001
  • Best of St. Louis

    September 26, 2001

    Best Gay Bar

    The Complex

  • Film

    June 13, 2001

    Pure Energy

    Everything's hotter under the water in Atlantis: The Lost Empire

  • Music

    April 11, 2001

    David Gray

    Saturday, April 14; Pageant

  • Calendar

    July 12, 2000

    Take Me to Your Leader

    Sci-fi and fantasy enthusiasts of all stripes congregate at the Gateway Science Fiction and Media Convention

  • Film

    July 5, 2000

    Judy Berlin

    Written and directed by Eric Mendelsohn

  • Music

    September 8, 1999


    A local label sends out electronic signals on 12-inch vinyl

  • News

    July 7, 1999


    Christian rock combines the Lord's message with the devil's beat. Sometimes the result is exhilaration. Sometimes it's god-awful confusion.

  • News

    December 23, 1998

    Radio Free St. Louis

    A visit to Chuck Norman's Christmas Party for the Handicapped turns up some of the folks who give free speech a workout on the host's radio station, WGNU-AM