Local kings and queen of the jangly gloom anthem Doom Town have two new split records coming out. The first is the love-child byproduct of the band's 2012 European tour with Hamburg, Germany's No More Art, and the second is a late-night scheme hatched with Carbondale, Illinois' Autonomy. And let's n ... More >>
BREAKING! A gigantic spider has ascended the Gateway Arch and is holding the downtown riverfront district hostage.
The good news? The St. Louis online community is alive and well. The bad news? There's so much great content out there, it's extremely difficult to come up with a list of the best of the best. But, hey, this is the Internet. People love them some lists. We'd hate to disappoint. So, then, the ... More >>
To begin our monthly roundup of restaurant openings and closings (and closings, with a question mark implied), some final news items from November:- As Gut Check learned when we spoke with co-owner Jennifer Heath a few weeks ago, the new Edwardsville, Illinois, restaurant Cleveland-Heath opened b ... More >>
Happy Halloween! Let's celebrate with a list of the six best cameos from creepy children in song. 6. Michael Jackson - "Little Susie" The inclusion of Michael Jackson on this list has nothing to do with any accusations of inappropriate behavior with children, of which I will always give the man th ... More >>
Image viaU.S. Senator Claire McCaskillCheck out The New York Times this morning on why the Dems chose Charlotte over other contenders for their national convention: St. Louis was widely seen as the next choice to Charlotte...[but] there were broader concerns raised about Missouri....One of the co ... More >>
Senator Claire McCaskill hasn't heard that St. Louis will or will not host the 2012 DNC convention. In fact, she hasn't heard a thing and the silence from the White House may not bode well. "I wish I knew. I'm worried that I don't, to tell you the truth," McCaskill told the Post-Dispatch yesterday. ... More >>
Readers of Mayor Francis Slay's blog may have wondered last week why St. Louis' top elected official was so quick to praise President Barack Obama over the contentious tax bill he's working out with Republicans. On Sunday, the New York Times provided an explanation. Slay had to keep up with the m ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/local_louisville/When Democratic officials dropped by St. Louis last week to unofficially check out whether we can handle their next convention, we really showed 'em something. And I'm not talking about Chuck Berry and Nelly (though our native sons did a fine job). What I'm talk ... More >>
Welcome to Girl Walks into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This is part one of Alissa Nelson's two-part profile of Moolah Lounge bartender Sean McElroy. Part two, a Q&A with McElroy, will be posted tomorrow. Alissa NelsonIt's an Old-Fashioned -- but that ... More >>
The St. Louis bid to host the 2012 Democratic Convention moved one step closer to reality yesterday when the city was named as one of four finalists for the event. Other cities in contention are Charlotte, Cleveland and Minneapolis. The event -- scheduled for the week of September 3, 2012 -- woul ... More >>
Waldo Jaquith, Wikimedia CommonsGut Check is thrilled to welcome back one of Riverfront Times' most popular columns, Drink of the Week -- and to introduce its new author, Alicia Lohmar.I had my first cocktail on a trip to Paris with my dad when I was sixteen. We were at a restaurant he called Po ... More >>
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 >>
flickr.com/photos/wheatfieldsThe Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America recently came out with its annual ranking of worst cities for asthma. Leading the list is St. Louis. The study, funded by drug company AstraZeneca, took into consideration factors such as a city's air quality, pollen score, po ... More >>
www.combos.comCombos, the pretzel-and-processed-cheese food that comprised an unhealthy proportion of my adolescent snacking, has released a new study revealing the 50 "manliest" cities in the country, and St. Louis ranks sixth! It trails only (in order) Nashville, Charlotte, Oklahoma City, Cincinna ... More >>
www.combos.comCross-posted at Gut Check.Combos, the pretzel-and-processed-cheese food that comprised an unhealthy proportion of my adolescent snacking, has released a new study revealing the 50 "manliest" cities in the country, and St. Louis ranks sixth! It trails only (in order) Nashville, Charlot ... More >>
8 p.m. Sunday, November 9. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
The Glass Olive
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8 p.m. Wednesday, October 24. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Halfway through Sundance, and still whistling a happy tune.
The new Castlevania lives up to its legacy.
Fonda's humiliation is only one reason this Monster is such a dog
Week of May 26, 2004
Sofia Coppola and her cast get Lost in Translation
Oliver Beene goes against fake millionaires and phony idols
Frenchman worries that My Wife Is an Actress
More new restaurants to drool over
NBA-starved St. Louisans get a tantalizing taste of their obsession at an exhibition match
Dining out at the end of the millennium
By Steve Gooch (Webster University Conservatory of Theatre Arts)
Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell isn't Carrie Bradshaw. Like, really.
Touring area 'cue joints proves to be a saucy experience
Eight-legged beasties take over the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House
By Ellen McLaughlin (The New Theatre)