Ever since he was rescued by the Inupiaq Alaskan who killed his mother, Kali the orphaned polar bear seemed destined to end up in St. Louis. Kali (pronounced "Cully") would be the first bear in the Saint Louis Zoo's state-of-the-art exhibit, now under construction next to the Penguin & Puffin Coast ... More >>
Word arrived this morning that Drake's St. Louis concert with Miguel has been pushed back to Wednesday, December 11 at the Scottrade Center, "due to an intense rehearsal schedule and technical production requirements that will be part of the show." The show was originally scheduled for October 8. ... More >>
The psychologist Abraham Maslow describes a peak experience as an ecstatic state tinged with euphoria and involving sudden feelings of intense happiness, well-being, wonder and awe. I had a peak experience while eating the butter-garlic chicken wings at Mi Linh (9737 Manchester Road; 314-918-8868-). ... More >>
In St. Louis, we're often quite displeased when a misleading national crime report puts us in one of the top spots. But today, we're going to just embrace our latest achievement in the rankings department, no matter how flawed the methodology may be! St. Louis, ladies and gentlemen, is the No. 1 " ... More >>
Editor: Tef Poe is an artist from St. Louis city. Through powerful imagery and complicated honesty, he has earned a reputation as one of the best rappers telling the story of St. Louis, which is about much more than one place. Poe has been featured in music publications such as XXL and Urb Magazine. ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, December 14. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
And now a Public Service Announcement from RFT Music: It's wintertime, folks, and you know what that means: It's cold! And as we all know, in the cold, everything dies. The trees, the bugs, at least one ill-prepared bird I found in my side yard -- and most important for the purposes of this post: t ... More >>
Odd Future has just announced a show on September 14 at the Pageant. The members of the rambunctious skate-rap collective that will be in the house are Tyler the Creator, Hodgy Beats, Left Brain, Domo Genesis, Mike G, Earl Sweatshirt and Taco. Tickets are $25 in advance or $27.50 day of show -- the ... More >>
Yeah, we were pretty shocked, too. Who would've thought that Cardinals t-shirts and Blues caps were the height of modern fashion? (Then again, Jon Hamm has been photographed wearing a Blues cap. Ah, Jon, you give us class!) But there it is, in another one of those scientific polls we love so much, t ... More >>
Bruce Springsteen's long awaited 2012 US tour dates are out and, at lest in this first batch, the closest he'll come to St. Louis is an April 17 show in Cleveland and an April 12 show in Detroit. A stop here could be announced at a later date -- there is a tantalizing week between the Cleveland show ... More >>
2011 was a big year in the amazing continuing career of Chuck Berry. After a scary collapse in Chicago, he returned to his monthly post at Blueberry Hill, saw his statue installed in the Loop and got a feature in the January 2012 Esquire. Last week, Jamie Lees explained why you shouldn't wait to se ... More >>
Photo by Mabel SuenNoise-rock duo Spelling Bee recently embarked on a tour that took members Joseph Hess and Mabel Suen to Washington D.C., Baltimore, Bost and more. We explored the band's approach to D.I.Y. in a feature as the tour was kicking off. Now that they've returned, we asked drumme ... More >>
St. Louis County has now seen proof that the tiger whose paw got stuck in his cage earlier this month has been checked out by a vet.So much for that.The St. Louis County Health Department has closed its investigation into the health and welfare of a tiger associated with the UniverSoul Circus, wh ... More >>
PETA's video shows a tiger with his paw trapped under the bars of his cage at the UniverSoul Circus. UPDATED at 4:45 p.m. with comments from UniverSoul Circus. Yesterday, the UniverSoul Circus opened a five-day run at the Jamestown Mall -- bringing its dancing dogs, amazing acrobats and terr ... More >>
Image via Washington PostVeteran Todd A. NicelySure, there's that big, corporate rib festival downtown this weekend, like there is every Memorial Weekend, with barbecue from pit masters you've never heard of and music from bands you haven't liked in two decades. Thankfully, those aren't the ... More >>
Why has Ronald McDonald gone missing? Maybe he's ashamed that Jared has supplanted him. That's right: The Wall Street Journal reports (via Eater) that Subway has passed McDonald's for the most locations worldwide as of the end of 2010: 33,749 vs 32,737.Actually, what caught my eye in the WSJ stor ... More >>
9 p.m. Thursday, December 30. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Deli meat used in Walmart sandwiches recalled for possible listeria contamination. Food Safety News reports that Zemco from Buffalo, New York, has recalled over 380,000 pounds of meat. None of the meat was sold as retail product; it was all used for Walmart's Marketside Grab and Go Sandwiches. Par ... More >>
Nearly twenty-five years into its career, Goo Goo Dolls is one of the most consistent rock bands around. The Buffalo, New York-based band is playing at Family Arena tonight with Switchfoot and Green River Ordinance, in advance of its ninth studio album, Something For the Rest of Us. Due Augus ... More >>
When it comes to important issues, most media organizations turn to national experts and pundits. Here at Daily RFT, we instead like to hit the streets and ask everyday people what they think. The answers are not always pretty (or coherent), but everybody deserves their say.For this week, we asked f ... More >>
2 p.m. Saturday, January 9. The Sci-Fi Lounge, 6010 Kingsbury Avenue.
It's the Cadillac of roasters -- or maybe the Mercedes-Benz, considering its origin. The German coffee roaster Probat isn't a household name, but it's synonymous in coffee circles with high quality coffee roasting. Some of the best artisan roasters in St. Louis -- Shaw's Coffee Ltd., Northwest Coff ... More >>
Photo: Nick SchnelleThe Humanoids perform at the Halo Bar during the RFT music showcase back in June. Things may be a little quieter on the local punk scene in the next few weeks as the Humanoids, Suburban Smash and God Fodder all depart Saturday for tours. Suburban Smash and God Fodder pile in ... More >>
You know it's a down economy. No news there. But amongst all the chatter about bailing out financial industries, and now the auto industry, the St. Louis based American Mustache Institute is offering a salve for the weary: discount cards for mustache growers Well, they're working on it anyway ... More >>
Alt-Weeklies Provide Web Links to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaios Home Address
Action Taken in Solidarity with Phoenix New Times
You'll dig the delightfully unorthodox (yet totally Orthodox) food at Shmeers
How do you lure disaffected suburban teens into the bosom of the church? Try this unholy trinity: rock & roll, junk food and Foosball.
They're buk, buk, buh-good
Rusty's serves up the classics
Week of May 21, 2003
Monty has everything going for it -- and more
If they'd sold drugs on a street corner, punishment would have been swift. Instead, they used the Internet -- and the party lasted for years.
Patty Loveless isn't just Down From the Mountain -- she never left
Football Cardinal great Jackie Smith promises diners a hot time at his new West County restaurant
Week of June 20, 2001