• Calendar

    October 23, 2014
  • Blogs

    October 14, 2014

    Thieves Steal Food from Jefferson County Pet Food Pantry

    It takes a low-down scoundrel to steal food from hungry pets. The Jefferson County Pet Food Pantry, which provides dog and cat food to low-income people, had a large donation stolen from the Arnold Petco store Sunday, leaving it in a lurch. "I honestly felt like somebody had punched me in the stom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2014

    Sexy Men with Cuddly Kittens Pose for Tenth Life Cat Shelter's Tomcats Calendar [VIDEO]

    The 2015 Tomcats calendar is Tenth Life's first foray into steamy photo shoots with dreamy babes, but it won't be the last. "It was way too much fun not to do it again," says Elizabeth Frick, founder and executive director of Tenth Life, a St. Louis shelter for stray cats. "Can you beat hanging out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2014

    Animal House Turns Saturdays into "Caturdays" with Extended Adoption Hours, Goodie Bags

    Animal House, a nonprofit, no-kill cat shelter in St. Louis, is crawling with kittens, so it's turning Saturdays into "Caturday" adoption days. More than 70 baby kittens have come to the shelter in the last few months, in addition to the nearly 250 cats and kittens already looking for a forever hom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    The Internet Cat Video Festival is Coming to St. Louis, LOLZ

    Sick of watching YouTube videos of cats alone on your laptop? Wish you had someone to giggle with as you watch cats play the piano or act delightfully surprised? Your timing is purrrrfect. The wildly popular Internet Cat Video Festival is coming to St. Louis for the first time this summer, turning ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2014

    Kitty Cafe Pop-Up Pairs Felines With Coffee Lovers

    Cat lovers made headlines last week when Purina sponsored America's first-ever cat cafe in New York City. New Yorkers sipped java and cuddled cats from the North Shore Animal League. Surprisingly, Tenth Life, a stray-cat rescue organization here in St. Louis, had already been planning its own collab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2014

    Dirty Deeds Done Good: Local Runs Errands, Pets Kitty And Cleans Grout For Charity

    The deeds described in AC/DC's 1976 single "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" are of a particular kind of dirty. That is, of the concrete shoes and cyanide variety. But for Jenn Cloud the song took on a new meaning during a late-night listening session a couple weeks before Christmas. Inspired, Cloud ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2013

    Photos: 10 Adorable (And Adoptable) Kitties Celebrate National Cat Day!

    You can't hide it: You love cats. Can you really resist touching the soft, fine fur atop a tabby's head? Will you suppress your delight when Mr. Fatty McWhiskerbottom slides past your leg oh-so-causally? Don't fight it. You do love cats. Search your feelings, you know it to be true. So, in honor ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 9, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    The Six Best Songs About Cats

    When discussing animals in song, it is important to distinguish between a track that uses an animal as a metaphor - for freedom or wildness, usually - and a song that is actually about an animal. We will be exploring the latter in this month's animal-style Nitpick Six series. Here are the six best s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    Rescuing the Pets and Stray Cats of Hopeville

    Even in Hopeville, there were pets. The stray cats who wandered in found homes, of sorts, with the stray human who had set up camp there. "There aren't any feral cats," says Dawn Blaloch, a volunteer with the St. Louis Area Community Cat Coalition. "They're better socialized than my cats. They're t ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 23, 2012
  • Music

    December 22, 2011

    7 Shot Screamers

    9:30 p.m. Friday, December 23. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Stephaney Kemper, Cat Whisperer Groomer

    Stephaney Kemper and Martini.​Stephaney Kemper is a professional cat groomer, the only cat groomer in Missouri certified by the National Cat Groomers Institute of America in Greenville, South Carolina. She works at Dogs in Suds Grooming in St. Charles. And why, you ask, would anybody voluntar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Salmonella Detected in Cargill Turkey Last Year

    ​The Wall Street Journal reports today that the USDA first detected salmonella Heidelberg in Cargill's Springdale, Arkansas, turkey-processing plant last year but was restricted by its own rules from doing anything about it.Cargill recalled 36 million pounds of ground turkey after at least 77 peop ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 26, 2011
  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    I Can Has Cheezcat at SXSW

    ​What hath the internets wrought? Mostly, hilarious cats. And now, they've been rendered in cheese. Really, why not?This weekend at South by Southwest, Austin's annual music and technology conference, St. Louis-based Friskies cat food unveiled an enormous (640 pound) statue, made of cheese, commem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    Discount Snips for Missouri Cats

    "Come on down...and get your balls cut off!"​Bob Barker was right: You have to get your cats spayed or neutered. As adorable as you might think kittens are (and you would be 100 percent right; cats are the planet's finest species), they need a lot of care and resources. Un-altered felines are at i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    Comment of the Day: St. Louis Centre, This City's Real Black Hole

    Today's comment of the day comes in response to a post about the movie The Black Hole that aired last weekend on the SyFy Channel. The 2006 film, starring Judd Nelson and based in St. Louis, imagines what would happen if a research experiment goes horribly wrong, creating a black hole that threatens ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    Glenn and Ryuko Forever: Danzig and His Wicked Pussycats

    image via Yep. Danzig with a cat. ​ Recently, the Internet has taken an interest in Glenn Danzig's domestic companions. Whether it's the implications of a romantic partnership with Henry Rollins or the paparazzi photo of Danzig carrying a box of multiple cat household Fresh Step (see photo aft ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Purina Wants Your Help Proving Multiple Cat Owners Aren't Filthy Animal Hoarders

    Purina hopes to dispel the above stereotype of multi-cat homes.​Did you know that 50 percent of Americans without cats have purposely not visited a home because the homeowner had two or more cats? And, three in five (60%) of Americans without cats say they would be willing to give up something lik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    The End of Cooking for My Cat

    Aimee Levitt​About two years ago, my cat Bess and I embarked on a culinary adventure. One boring afternoon as we sat together on the couch reading Jeffrey Steingarten's essay "The Man Who Cooked for His Dog," Bess shot me a pointed look from her big green eyes, and the message she had been try ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    28 Cats Rescued From Columbia Motel 6

    Columbia's Animal Control rescued 28 cats from a single hotel room in a Motel 6 on Tuesday, June 15, after receiving a complaint from another guest. Inside the room, Animal Control staff found overflowing litter boxes and a tarp covered with piss and shit. The cats, mostly oriental shorthairs betwe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    Cat-stravaganza Headed to St. Charles; Respek da Feline Byitches!​Told u dis day wold come. Dis our day. Respek de feline! Cat show for bootiful, sexy cats. Feline joolry for sale. Furballz galore. Raffle!Press ruhlease below tell more info.Wat!? Wat dis about no bring yur cat to show?! Who de hell made dat rule?? Show yur self muhdefuker! ... More >>

  • Music

    January 20, 2010

    Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles

    9:30 p.m. Friday, January 22. Deluxe Restaurant & Bar, 2733 Sutton Boulevard, Maplewood.

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    What Do Bess and Stephen Colbert Have in Common?

    ​RFT staff writer Aimee Levitt and her cat, Bess, continue their culinary adventure.Like every other food blogger in St. Louis and probably the country, I went to see Julie & Julia over the weekend. (It was mandatory. There was a memo and everything.) I enjoyed it. A cat played a minor but alm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    Best Read of the Morning: Appetizers for Cats Feast's "Seabass & Shrimp Appetizers in a Delicate Broth"One of our favorite Post-Dispatch scribes, Todd Frankel, has a most delicious story out today documenting a secret operation at Nestle Purina. The project, 3.5 years in the making, is hailed as a plan to shak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    Cooking for Your Cat: In Which Bess Meets Her Match, or The Carnivore's Dilemma

    RFT staff writer Aimee Levitt and her cat, Bess, continue their culinary adventure.One of the hazards of my job is forced immersion -- some might say obsession -- in a particular subject for months at time. Pick-up artists, education, death, comic books, vampires...the books and articles pile up. (S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2009

    The (Cat) Circus Comes to Town

    It has been a long time since Unreal attended a circus -- 21 years, to be precise. It has been even longer since Unreal witnessed a performing cat -- like, never. Last night seemed like high time to broaden our horizons. Cat circuses, after all, do not come to St. Louis every day.And so last night w ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 15, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 15, 2008

    Cooking for Your Cat: Batter Blaster

    RFT staff writer Aimee Levitt and her cat, Bess, continue their culinary adventure. Not many other people, I've found, cook for their cats. When you meet another cat-chef and they claim to have success, you tend to pay attention. So it was with a lawyer I met at a concert a few weeks ago. During i ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 15, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 22, 2008

    Cooking for Your Cat: Shrimp Frozen Yogurt

    RFT staff writer Aimee Levitt and her cat, Bess, continue their culinary adventure. Last week I went on vacation. Bess had to stay at home. It made us both sad, but there was nothing to be done. At each of the places where I was planning to crash lived at least one person who had severe cat allergi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2008

    Cooking for Your Cat: Trident Alaskan Salmon Burger

    RFT staff writer Aimee Levitt and her cat, Bess, continue their culinary adventure. As has been established, Bess has a discerning palate. The cat recipes I had so far uncovered were clearly not up to snuff. My mother's golfing group had volunteered to brainstorm and devise what they call "Tabby Ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2008
  • Music

    March 26, 2008

    One Ring Zero

    7 p.m. Thursday, March 27. Vintage Vinyl, 6610 Delmar Boulevard and 7 p.m. Friday, March 28. Saint Louis Art Museum, One Fine Arts Drive, Forest Park

  • Calendar

    February 6, 2008
  • Blogs

    July 31, 2007
  • Music

    May 23, 2007


    7 p.m. Saturday, May 26. Creepy Crawl (3524 Washington Boulevard).

  • Music

    May 2, 2007

    The Starlight Mints

    9 p.m. Friday, May 4. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City).

  • Music

    April 25, 2007

    Gore Gore Girls

    9 p.m. Tuesday, May 1. Atomic Cowboy (4140 Manchester Avenue).

  • News

    July 26, 2006

    Back on the Prowl

    A well-publicized catfight comes to an end (for now)

  • Dining

    July 12, 2006

    Manischewitz Sweet Whitefish & Pike

    302 North Kingshighway

  • Calendar

    January 5, 2005

    This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    Week of January 5, 2005

  • News

    January 8, 2003

    Greg Freeman, 1956-2002

    Worm bids farewell to a friend

  • Music

    July 3, 2002
  • Best of St. Louis

    September 26, 2001

    Best Neighborhood Grocery Store/Deli

    Garavaglia's Deli & More

  • Calendar

    August 23, 2000

    Bring Us Mingus

    Fans of the late jazzman will find an upcoming Webster University concert to their liking

  • News

    November 3, 1999


    Our-way-or-no-highway robbery in the NBA; you too can help underwrite World Wide Magazine; the Post's Greg Freeman loses a source of inspiration

  • News

    April 21, 1999
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