• Blogs

    March 25, 2014

    Hayley Williams On Being a Rockstar, In Illustrated Form

    Paramore is back, and busier than ever. The band just completed its first destination cruise with fans (cleverly dubbed Parahoy!), which included four days and nights aboard the Norwegian Pearl, sailing from Miami to Great Stirrup Cay. Fans enjoyed two outdoor shows by Paramore, a Q&A on the cruise ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    50 Photos from January 2013: Seized Cash, Sexy Plumbers, Craft Beer and More

    Pics, pics, pics, pics: They make the Internet run. Here are some our favorite photos from the month of January, published within the pages, deadtree and digital, of the RFT.

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    Six Ridiculous Holy Ship!! Dance Move GIFs

    The EDM cruise Holy Ship!! journeyed from Fort Lauderdale to the Bahamas this past weekend, and we're still recovering. Here's our complete coverage. A highlight was an afternoon spent on a pristine private island in the Bahamas for an afternoon of sun, surf, cocktails and the kind of dancing not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    Holy Ship!! Wrap-Up: It Was the Best of Times....

    There were a lot of grim faces on Monday morning as the electro-loving masses emerged off the MSC Poesia -- a.k.a. the EDM party boat Holy Ship!! -- and did a slow zombie shuffle through U.S. customs and back into the real world (a.k.a. Fort Lauderdale). Here in the industrial port, the sky was over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    A Dude's Dream Comes True Aboard the Holy Ship!!

    Aboard the Holy Ship!! one gets to mix and mingle with the slew of name DJs. "Hey there's Zedd in line for pasta salad. Oh wow, there's Dillon Francis in the elevator. Oh damn, Diplo is out on the beach swimming with all the fans. "Jackbeats just bought all those people shots!" See also: Holy Shi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2013

    Holy Ship!! Day One: A Surprise Guest Whose Name Rhymes With Drillex

    On Friday afternoon, nearly 3,000 raver chicks, dude guys, scenesters, club kids and DJs assembled at a port in Fort Lauderdale and boarded the MSC Poesia, a.k.a. Holy Ship!! (There are two exclamation points because this is the second edition of the EDM party cruise put on by L.A.'s Hard Events.) T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    The Ten Finest Fashions Aboard the S.S. Coachella

    Most of the people we met on the S.S. Coachella had never been on a cruise before. Like us, they weren't so sure what to pack or how to dress for three days of awkwardly saying hi to their favorite bands on a floating building at sea. But, like the festival, the fans also brought their desert style ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    New York Times Runs A-1 Feature on Fast Eddie of the Ozarks

    Maybe Edward Maher was channeling his inner-James by choosing to relocate to the Ozarks while on the lam.​Our very own Ozark Mountains make a splash on the front page of this morning's New York Times, as Kansas City-based A.G. Sulzberger recounts the incredible yarn of super-fugitive Edward Ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    Former Kinloch Mayor Keith Conway Sentenced to 21 Months in Prison

    Jennifer SilverbergKeith Conway, disgraced Kinloch mayor, is going to jail​Former Kinloch Mayor Keith Conway was sentenced today to 21 months in prison on charges of fraud, embezzlement and witness tampering. He was also ordered to pay a restitution of $62,429. The ruling marks the end of an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2011

    Psychedelic Furs and Tom Tom Club at The Pageant, 9/23/11: Review and Setlists

    Psychedelic Furs' Richard Butler at a previous show.​Psychedelic Furs | Tom Tom Club The Pageant September 23, 2011 Well? What do you consider fun? In his latest book, Retromania, author/theorist Simon Reynolds explores pop music's current obsession with its past. We're all familiar with ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    Keith Conway, Kinloch Mayor, Indicted for Felony Theft

    Jennifer SilverbergKeith Conway, Kinloch's longtime mayor, faces one felony count each of wire fraud and federal program theft.​Keith Conway, the mayor of the north St. Louis County municipality of Kinloch, has been indicted on charges of theft and wire fraud.Conway, 47, allegedly used funds from ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 13, 2010

    St. Louis Art Capsules

    Jessica Baran encapsulates the St. Louis art scene

  • Culture

    October 6, 2010
  • Calendar

    September 29, 2010
  • Culture

    September 22, 2010

    St. Louis Art Caps

    Jessican Baran encapsulates the St. Louis art scene

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2010

    Postcard From the St. Louis Wedding Show

    Kase Wickman​The Wedding Show, held at America's Center downtown last Sunday, is like the worst wedding you've ever been guilted into attending by your coworker, distant relative or wild-eyed, frantic-for-a-date single friend.It's crowded and noisy, sweltering and poorly decorated, and populated w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    Heard the One About August Busch IV Getting Spanked in a Toledo Hotel Room?

    Busch IV, circa the mid-1990s when the spanking episode allegedly took place.​We hadn't either, until we talked to Jeff Lamb. Lamb is a voice-over talent in Toledo and just released a self-published book recalling his days as a radio host in the '80s and '90s.One of the teasers for Lamb's book, "I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    Top Ten Dance Collections of 2008, Both Mixed and Unmixed

    Any knucklehead with DSL and a laptop can now make an electronic track. With a half hour of clicking and fiddling, you can sample enough cheesy beats and mashups to clog arteries from here to Berlin. Simple dropdown mouse maneuvers can transform electro tracks into progressive house tracks (from dr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008
  • News

    January 23, 2008

    Ghost Boat

    Four people disappeared from the Joe Cool. They may never be found.

  • News

    July 4, 2007


    These guys dont a give a rip about the candy. Its all about the plastic dispensers.

  • Film

    April 4, 2007
  • Film

    November 15, 2006

    Royale Flush

    The Bond franchise takes a gamble on a new guy and comes up aces.

  • Music

    August 9, 2006

    Crazy Calculus!

    B-Sides analyzes the mathematics of Don Caballero's existence, calls out Bon Jovi for cliches and points you to some hot Futureheads action in the Download.

  • News

    September 7, 2005

    Ask a Negro Leaguer

    Week of September 7, 2005

  • Culture

    June 15, 2005

    Prospero's Wheelie

    Take a ride with The Tempest's wizard

  • News

    May 4, 2005


    Downtown real estate speculator David Jump goes for the jugular when he smells blood. Who the hell is this guy?

  • News

    April 27, 2005

    The Old Chuckaroo

    St. Louis radio's provocateur was a mystery in life -- and in death

  • News

    August 4, 2004

    The Old Men & The Tee

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

  • News

    March 17, 2004

    The Kings of Kingshighway

    The Roberts brothers fight to bring back life to north St. Louis

  • Film

    January 9, 2002

    Film Openings

    Week of January 9, 2002

  • Film

    September 19, 2001

    Amused to Death

    How will Hollywood react now that real life is more terrifying than fiction?

  • Calendar

    January 5, 2000


    Filmmaker Darnell Singleton presents his locally produced labor of love, Super Brotha