KDHX (88.1 FM) has just announced the lineup for this year's Midwest Mayhem festival at the City Museum. This annual event is consistently one of the weirdest and wildest in the city, having been named in the past by RFT Music as the Best Music Festival. See Also: -KDHX: Not Playing the Hits for 25 ... More >>
Art and life co-habitate, informing, imitating, and enriching each other constantly. Each week in Better Living Through Music, RFT Music writer Ryan Wasoba explores this symbiotic relationship I'm a sucker for the Food Network. Chopped is my jam, I have strong opinions about specific Iron Chefs, an ... More >>
If you're looking for the the cream of the crop from the Show-Me State, head down to the Missouri Botanical Garden (4344 Shaw Boulevard; 314-577-9400) this weekend. The annual Best of Missouri Market will take place Saturday, October 6, and Sunday, October, 7, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The market will a ... More >>
Selecting Riverfront Times' Best of St. Louis 2011 was no picnic. Choosing the winner meant several worthy candidates would go unmentioned -- until now. In this RFT Music series, we're beeboping and scattin' our way through notable runners up in a number of categories. This week: The bars with the b ... More >>
Friday (June 1): Friday Night Patio Dinner @ Bevo Mill Warm up to summer weather with seasonal entrees prepared weekly using Soulard Farmers' Market goods by owner and executive chef Milan Manjencich every Friday night from now through the fall. Expect plenty of German dishes such as beef schnitzel ... More >>
10 a.m. Saturday, April 21. Apop Records, 2831 Cherokee Street.
Screenshot: www.cicerone.orgWith the ongoing boom in the craft-beer market, the once simple beer list (Bud? or Bud Light?) can seem as intimidating as the fustiest tome of Bordeaux verticals. That's where a Cicerone -- or, if you like, a beer sommelier - can come in handy. The Cicerone pro ... More >>
Photo by Todd Owyoung.Some of the Pageant' s 119,416 so far in 2011. Pollstar has just released the ticket sales number for the first three quarters of 2011, and the Pageant has once again sold the fourth most tickets of any club venue in the world. Our hometown venue has seen more people ... More >>
City of Maplewood Friday (July 8): Let Them Eat Art @ Historic Downtown Maplewood Maplewood's tribute to Bastille Day features 50 venues including Schlafly Bottleworks, Acero, Water Street Cafe and Cocktail Bar full of artists, entertainers and musicians. Have your art and eat out, too! 6 to ... More >>
Kholood EidFans at the Pageant during November's Iron and Wine showHot off the presses, just got word that a local venue has received a big honor from industry tour-tracker Pollstar: For the year 2010, the Pageant was ranked No. 4 in the world in concert-ticket sales for club venues, with ove ... More >>
Here's one way to brighten up this dark, chilly Friday: Head over the brand-spankin' new HandleBar (4127 Manchester) tonight for its grand opening bash. $2 Fat Tire drafts, music by Box of Nerves, New Belgium and PBR giveaways and a "special surprise" from the bartender if you bike to the joint--tho ... More >>
As the temperature tops 100, RFT has discovered some cool ways to stay, well, cool in these dog days of summer. We've got art, music, magic and more indoors, plus a skate show and bike race for you daredevils who want to brave the heat. Viva la air conditioning!
Image sourceIt's rare that a classic of world literature is set on one particular calendar date. Maybe that's why June 16, the day on which James Joyce's Ulysses is set (1904 edition), also known as "Bloomsday" has achieved such immortality. Well, that and its main character Leopold Bloom spe ... More >>
[Update, April 14, 3 p.m.: Now updated with info on what's going on at Slackers!] On Saturday, April 17, record stores around the country are celebrating Record Store Day -- a time to unplug from iTunes, eMusic and Amazon MP3 (or torrent sites) and purchase tunes in-person. As enticement, Record S ... More >>
www.colnect.comLou Reed's 2007 concert film Berlin features the rocker performing in its entirety the 1973 album of the same name. More than 30 years later, the repertoire remains pure Reed: loss, hate, depravity, a sourness for this cold, cruel world that's most evident when he closes with an un ... More >>
photo by Reuters via Brisbane TimesAngry Belgian brewers took hostages and burned pallets in the streetYesterday, Anheuser-Busch InBev announced that nearly 800 workers in Belgium and Germany -- ten percent of the company's European workforce -- were about to lose their jobs in a cost-cutting mea ... More >>
I adore French food. I love food in general, and that love affair really began during a college semester spent studying in France. I returned home plump as a Christmas goose's liver, despite walking or riding a bike nearly everywhere I went. I simply could not pass the elaborate window display o ... More >>
As if the holiday itself wasn't great enough, this year's Twelve Days of Halloween included some pretty fantastic beer moments. Celebrating the long-awaited opening of Foam on Cherokee Street. Sharing a friend's homebrew made with hops he grew himself. Pouring my own beer during a Mike Sweeney-le ... More >>
anheuser-busch.comOn Monday, Anheuser-Busch-InBev announced the nationwide release of Bud Light Golden Wheat, the latest spin-off of the company's most popular brand (Chelada, anyone?) and another attempt by the world's largest brewer to break into the micro-brew market and quench the nation's ev ... More >>
Photo: Nick SchnelleSee more photos from the New Belgium Urban Assault Ride.Beer and bikes came together Sunday in Forest Park for the New Belgium Brewing Urban Assault Ride, a bike race that included what most races should include: kegs upon kegs of beer. St. Louis was one of ten cities across t ... More >>
TGIF! Here are ten things to do this weekend that won't bust your budget. soulardbluesband.comSoulard Blues Band at Broadway Oyster Bar (Friday)The Soulard Blues Band has been around for more than 25 years, but this current lineup came together about two years ago. They play at 9:30 p.m. Friday. ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/earthwormOne of Unreal's favorite features in our apartment is the little shelf next to the toilet, which we naturally use to store our bathroom reading. Here we keep back issues of The Atlantic and The New Yorker, assorted volumes of Best American Essays and our alumni magazine. U ... More >>
The Daily RFT reports: Anheuser-Busch is said to be working on a contract to purchase the naming rights to Dolphins Stadium in Miami. If concluded, the stadium would be the second professional sports stadium -- after Busch Stadium -- to name itself after an A-B product. The St. Louis brewer (via B ... More >>
(Last week, we told you that the Monads were going to be invading Europe. The band is going to be kind enough to send along some dispatches from the road. Here's the first installment!)Hey all, it's your good friend Patthew writing you from far across the Atlantic Ocean in a country called Belgium. ... More >>
Ian FroebStill Life with Hop Hound and Black CatPeople send Gut Check stuff to try. So we try it.The typical Monday morning here at Gut Check International Headquarters goes something like this: Stumble into office, clutching thermos of coffee. Check voice mail, bracing self for angry messages from ... More >>
Matt Shivelbine of the Monads dropped me a line to say that the energetic twang-punk quartet is going to be heading to Europe next week for a series of shows in Belgium and the Netherlands. He says the trek was set up via a European booking agency called Surfing Airlines, which has brought over Amer ... More >>
Are you a fan of Fat Tire, Blue Paddle, 1554 or any other beers from New Belgium Brewing? You can meet brewer Lauren Salazar from 6-8 p.m. this evening at deep-dish mecca Pi (6144 Delmar Boulevard; Web site).
The economy has several advertisers sitting out this year's Super Bowl, but not AB/InBev. The Belgium-based brewer of Bud Light and everyone's favorite, Hoegaarden, has bought four-and-a-half minutes of time during the February 1 contest. The company's creative director, Bob La ... More >>
Or is Brussels the old St. Louis?
A street hustler sells his child, then fights to undo his mistake
From a long-buried pyramid to the Saint Louis Art Museum: The mysterious voyage of the Ka-Nefer-Nefer mask.
Saleem's, 6501 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-721-7947
33 Wine Bar and Shop, 1913 Park Avenue, 314-231-9463
Week of March 13, 2002
A quick surf turns up quite a catch
Home is where they have to take you in. But for the Roma refugees who've come to St. Louis, there's no such place.
Directed by Alain Berliner, Tsai Ming-liang and Laurent Cantet
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