Editor's Note: Shea Serrano is an award-winning music writer and goofball whose recent exploits include Bun B's Rapper Coloring and Activity Book. In his new column, he writes about his life and times. Among many other things, my twin six-year-olds sons think I am Manu Ginobili when the Spurs play ... More >>
Saturday, May 25, marked the sixth anniversary of Gut Check's very post. Happy birthday to us! (Our archive does go back a few months earlier than that; food posts from the RFT's main blog were added to Gut Check retroactively upon its launch.) While the "Welcome!" post that I linked above has bee ... More >>
The recent closure of a popular children's destination in Valley Park has led to an online backlash with parents complaining that the venue left them in a lurch. "It's been quite a nightmare. We were getting trashed on Facebook before we even opened," says Kristin Berry, owner of the Frisco Trai ... More >>
Update 11:59 a.m. Because of weather concerns, the Fountain's Burlesque Birthday Party will be postponed until Wednesday, February 27. Think back to the last birthday party for a five-year-old you attended. Maybe there was a bounce house, a unicorn-shaped cake or a slightly creepy-looking clown. Bu ... More >>
This is Raja the elephant. He lives at the Saint Louis Zoo with his three daughters, Jade, Maliha and Kenzi. Today's his twentieth birthday. The zoo held a birthday party in his honor this morning. There were, of course, presents. But what the hell do you give an elephant who (presumably) has every ... More >>
8 p.m. Tuesday, December 4. Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
8 p.m. Thursday, June 7, to Saturday, June 9. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29. Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Avenue.
9 p.m. Saturday, February 4. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
WikimediaEven though he died at 39, Peetie Wheatstraw had a sizable impact on the blues world.Those who have been following RFT Music's "This Day in History" feature may have noticed that some posts use a notable St. Louis resident's birthday or death anniversary as a jump off of sorts. The ... More >>
In this series, food and drink professionals dish to Gut Check about their pet peeves anonymously -- but honestly. Deborah HylandGut Check Code Name: The Viking Position: Recently promoted to full-time bartender at a family-friendly restaurant on The Hill. Pet Peeve #1 The Viking: Weird co ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, May 27. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
LeBron James* recently celebrated his 26th birthday. He tweeted a photograph of his birthday cake. It isn't modest:This cake is taking its talents to LeBron's esophagus.* - He plays basketball.(h/t: Best Week Ever, via Eater)
Jon ScorfinaOut of the genres that would seem adaptable to the digital transition away from vinyl, electronic seems to be the most obvious choice. Yet the culture of trainspotting, or having the knowledge to pick out samples of electronic music playing at a club, was explicitly linked to reco ... More >>
steamboattimes.comOn November 30, 1905, Mark Twain turned 70. That blessed occasion was marked by interviews with fawning reporters, equally fawning newspaper articles and plans for an elaborate birthday dinner at Delmonico's, then the fanciest restaurant in New York City. Unfortunately, Nov ... More >>
image viaIs nothing sacred?Thomas Riner, who sorted mail at the U.S. Postal Service processing center downtown, was convicted in a federal court last Wednesday, November 10, of nine counts of mail tampering and one count of mail theft. All ten cases involved taking money and gift cards from b ... More >>
8 p.m. Monday, August 2. Off Broadway,
Happy birthday dear Harry! (Maybe for the very last time...) Happy birthday to you!Though Missouri has produced only one President, we made sure he was a good one. Which is more than Pennsylvania, home of James Buchanan, can say. And unlike our neighbor, the Land of Lincoln, we don't have to ... More >>
Image sourceGot a spare two grand? Invite the Clydesdales to your birthday party!Who doesn't love the Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales? Those four-legged symbols of hope and pride and a heritage of fine brewing are the best mascots in all beer advertising. Plus, their furry fetlocks make them look ... More >>
David Bowie turns 63 years old today. Happy, happy birthday to the Thin White Duke. Just as amazingly, here's a link which made the rounds over the holidays: In 1967, one of Bowie's first American fans wrote him a fan letter -- and he responded personally, with a neatly typewritten missive from Lond ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, December 5. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
8 p.m. Friday, November 6. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Robin WheelerIs there anything sadder than an old bar in a strip mall? What about an old bar sandwiched between upscale rescale shops in a strip mall, with only a battered Chinese restaurant to keep it company? That's Sappington Lounge, which looked so forlorn from the outside that I thought it ... More >>
If you've been on Twitter or Facebook or any popular social media site for any amount of time, you've probably discovered that there are some things that a lot of people do that you find very annoying -- that anyone should find very annoying. I queried my Twitter followers for the things that anno ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, July 18. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Let's do some rock math here. My 30th birthday is September 2. The Dandy Warhols just announced a show at Pop's on Friday, September 4. Should I throw down for my birthday in epic, East Side style? Discuss.
Chalk this up as one of those "I wish I were there" moments. This week 22-year-old Jennifer Sorbello of Arnold filed suit against child-themed restaurant Chuck E. Cheese, claiming that its rodent mascot groped her breasts. St. Louis attorney Mark Potashnick tells me this morning that his client was ... More >>
He doesnt look a day over 207
Raise your forks for the Fourth
The Chain of Rocks rolls on