Britney Spears

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2014

    Why Isn't Janet Jackson in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

    By Brittny Pierre So what if the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is a bunch o' hooey? People still care about its inductees, and it's perhaps the highest achievement a musician can have on his resume. Or her resume. Of course, the Hall is very light on women, not to mention women of color.

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2014

    "Twerking," "Dubstep," and Other Dumb Music Words Now in the Dictionary

    As 21st-century culture and technology continue to evolve, so too must our language. Whether you like it or not, all these hashtag buzzwords are part of the greater lexicon. Literally, "hashtag" was added to the dictionary. But it's not just words like "selfie," "noob," or "friend zone." The music ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    The Six Craziest Music Items at St. Louis Thrift Shops

    Did you put on a party hat and celebrate the United States' birthday all weekend? Sure you did -- we caught you lathering up strangers at your foam parties and proudly sporting your sequined hats at Fair Saint Louis. And you know what? It's your constitutional right (We think?) to fete the red, whit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2014

    What the Hell is Babymetal?

    Metal music is a genre of music that transcends all parts of the world, and breaks all cultural and language barriers, from North and South America, to Europe and even Asia. From the early days of metal, and Judas Priest's classic 1979 live album Unleashed in the East, recorded in Tokyo, the music h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2013

    EDM Is Sexist: Why It Sucks to Be a Woman Who Raves

    By Kat Bein As a self-respecting female with professional aspirations and a desire to be taken seriously as an individual, it's become increasingly difficult to identify with American electronic dance music culture without feeling kind of irresponsible. See Also: Guys, Predatory Dance Floor Boner ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    Justin Timberlake's 20/20 Experience: Don't Feel Guilty About "Guilty Pleasures"

    Fuck me, I am going to overdose on this new Justin Timberlake album. I know that I'm supposed to be ashamed of certain selections in my album collection. I know this from all of the times that people have looked through my CDs or records or iTunes and been all "Hey, what's this doing here?" before ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    Threesomes at the Toronto Film Festival: James Franco Vanessa Hudgens Ashley Benson vs. Asia Argento Charlotte Gainsbourg François Cluzet

    This is a blog post about two movies that were screened for the press within the first 24 hours of the Toronto Film Festival, both of which feature three-way sex scenes. In Spring Breakers, characters played by James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Benson "do it" in a swimming pool; in Do Not Dis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    Olympics 2012: Theme Songs for Michael Phelps, Hope Solo, Usain Bolt and More

    Music is becoming an increasingly personalized art form. Smart phones are programmed to play a favorite song as a ring tone, or to play a song meant to be associated with specific callers in one's contact list. I can't say for certain, but I have to imagine many husbands have "Ball and Chain" by Soc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    High Places' Rob Barber and Mary Pearson on Moving West and Ditching Nostalgia​ High Places' Rob Barber and Mary Pearson are sonic soulmates who finish each others sentences and have found a common ground despite their disparate backgrounds--Pearson grew up in rural Michigan playing the bassoon, and Barber came up in the urban desolation of P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    23 Musicians with Michele Bachmann Eyes: Horrifying and Hypnotic

    Jeff Tweedy as the Queen of Rage​Michelle Bachmann's Newsweek cover, on which she stares out icily over the headline The Queen Of Rage, has provoked intense reaction, mostly because of Bachmann's rapidly ballooning public caricature, but at least partly because the look in her eyes is somethin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Applebee's Gets Toddler Drunk: Six Kiddie Cocktails They Should Try

    ​An Applebee's in suburban Detroit accidentally gave a two-year-old a margarita in a sippy cup instead of the apple juice his mom ordered, a mistake that wasn't discovered until the kid's blood alcohol level was .10 -- beyond the legal limit for drivers. The kid was okay, after a trip to the d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Really, PD? Liz Taylor St. Louis Connection?

    Not from St. Louis stock.​Certainly by now you've heard that violet-eyed multi-marriage movie queen Elizabeth Taylor has died at 79 from congestive heart failure. It's a loss for movie fans, tabloid readers and the beneficiaries of her multiple philanthropic causes.And while we love to localize an ... More >>

  • News

    October 13, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    Tonight: Great Rivers Biennial and CAMSTL Front Room Exhibit Curated by RFT's Own Jessica Baran

    courtesy of Pavel Zoubok GalleryThomas Lanigan-Schmidt uses Foil, plastic wrap, vinyl, pipe cleaner, holographic tape, Britney Spears, aluminum cans, wire, ink, wood and staples in this piece ​Time for a bit of shameless self-promotion. In this week's dead tree edition, Paul Friswold told you abou ... More >>

  • Music

    March 31, 2010

    Har Mar Superstar

    9:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 6. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2009

    Earthworms European Tour Diary, Part Two

    (Earthworms and Fresh Heir are currently touring around air force bases in England and Europe. Mathias from Earthworms is keeping a diary for us while he's away. Read on below for the second installment; the first one is here.)Good people of STL, After a few days of wall-to-wall crazy, I am finally ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2009

    SXSW Day 2: No Leonard Cohen, the Hold Steady Stay Positive, Blind Pilot Soars

    Imagine, if you will, the worst possible way to spend a day at SXSW, one that doesn't involve an emergency colonoscopy or a Marnie Stern showcase, and then imagine something even more tedious and despairing, a day of utter humiliation and loathing. And then it really starts to go downhill.I should h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2009

    Second Spin: Full Force, Get Busy 1 Time!

    Artist: Full Force Album: Get Busy 1 Time! From: Euclid Records Year: 1986 Label: Columbia Records What it sounds like: The missing link between Big Daddy Kane and Boyz II Men--not quite hip-hop, not quite R&B, not quite jazz, quite horrendous.

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2007

    Dispatch from the Harry Potter Block Party

    The atmosphere at Left Bank Books' Harry Potter midnight release party on Friday was like the opening weekend of a Star Wars film, the finale of The Sopranos, an anime convention and the last Beatles performance rolled into one. Kids bear-hugged books as they scored them, then strolled along the th ... More >>

  • News

    May 9, 2007

    Imus, Revisited

    Our Negro Leaguer weighs in again on the radio jock's fall from grace.

  • Dining

    January 24, 2007

    The Gold Standard Cosmopolitan

    Mandarin, 44 Maryland Plaza, 314-367-4447.

  • Music

    September 13, 2006

    Slide Away

    Lock up your family pictures, here come the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players!

  • Home Entertainment

    May 10, 2006

    Beat Down

    This DJ simulator is nothing to rave about.

  • Music

    September 8, 2004

    Finding Your Religion

    Pick your personal Jesus, plus three questions for a pop princess and the poetry of heavy metal

  • Film

    August 25, 2004

    Film Openings

    Week of August 25, 2004

  • Music

    June 30, 2004

    A Little Patience

    It's been thirteen years since the GNR riot -- but have we healed?

  • Music

    April 14, 2004


    Fly or Die (Virgin)

  • Music

    April 14, 2004

    Jukebox Hero

    Radar Station battles with too many choices

  • Music

    March 3, 2004

    Kylie Minogue

    Body Language (Capitol)

  • Music

    December 31, 2003

    Remembrances of Things Pop

    Radar Station looks back at Bryan Adams and lesbian chic

  • Music

    December 31, 2003

    '03, Oh My!

    Our critics weigh in on a questionable years best music

  • Film

    December 3, 2003

    Dance This Mess Around

    What a bad feeling -- and taste -- Honey leaves behind

  • Music

    July 16, 2003


    Dangerously in Love (Columbia)

  • Music

    January 15, 2003

    Lavigne en Rose

    Our latest pop phenomenon, deconstructed for your convenience

  • News

    October 9, 2002

    One-Wheel Roller

    King of the rink Leo White is ready for prime time, but is prime time ready for him?

  • News

    September 11, 2002

    Radar Love

    Week of September 11, 2002

  • Music

    July 31, 2002

    The Shins with Track Star

    Saturday, August 3; Galaxy

  • Music

    May 1, 2002

    Poll Position

    The RFT Music Awards lets you be the judge

  • Film

    November 28, 2001

    Flaming Wreck

    Owen Wilson goes down Behind Enemy Lines and lands in familiar terrain

  • News

    November 21, 2001

    Sex, Guys and Videotape

    For sweeps week, WB11 goes looking for gay men in all the wrong places

  • Film

    April 11, 2001

    You Will Love It

    Josie doesn't pussyfoot around: You're being brainwashed by pop

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 27, 2000
  • Music

    August 23, 2000

    Country Cookin'

    Local rapper Nelly takes his Country Grammar to No. 1

  • Music

    August 16, 2000


    The Marshall Mathers LP (Aftermath/Interscope)

  • Music

    August 2, 2000
  • Film

    July 26, 2000

    Blood Simple

    Co-written and directed by Joel Coen

  • Music

    July 12, 2000

    Minding The Beats And Q's

    Competition in the burgeoning St. Louis rap-radio market? Bring it on, says one station manager.

  • Music

    May 17, 2000


    Thursday, May 18; Firehouse

  • Music

    December 8, 1999


    Taking St. Louis' lead-footed concertgoers to task

  • News

    May 19, 1999

    Sun Dance

    Sound advice on the summer's hottest concerts

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