Think the videocassette is dead? Think again. On Wednesday, November 6, the Found Footage Festival makes its way to the Mad Art Gallery (2727 S. 12th Street). Hosts Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher have scavenged the country's thrift shops and garage sales for the best -- and worst -- of VHS culture, ... More >>
Pedal on down to St. Jacob, Illinois, on Sunday, May 19, for the 28th annual St. Jacob Strawberry Festival and Berry Bicycle Ride. The Berry Bicycle Ride will kick off the event at 7:30 a.m. at St. Jacob Township Park. There are four trail routes for riders with different skill levels (super short ... More >>
I have been attending the St. Louis Auto Show for probably twenty years now. I can recall back when the Caprice-based Impala was a concept. The Viper and Sunfire as well. The Acura NSX. And I saw them all, live and in person. Over acres and acres of jam-packed floor space. Every manufacturer and n ... More >>
Peter Hughes, who now plays bass with the Mountain Goats, had a band called DiskothiQ in the '90s. It was, in Hughes' words, "semi-competent indie-rock with bad singing." Together with his brother Kevin and Kevin Trapp, he released four albums. They have some truly wonderful moments but probably ser ... More >>
While digging through the RFT toy chest last week, we stumbled on the most amazing thing: a vintage edition of a game called Bad Beer Baron: Bachelor Edition.The game pits a bevy of attractive women against each other in pursuit of a wealthy beer magnate. But, it warns, "many, many beautiful wome ... More >>
When we tumbled off the ol' king-size Posturpedic after yet another post-holiday bender and scanned the local headlines yesterday morn, our peepers opened wide at the sight of Deb Peterson's EXCLUSIVE interview with bad-boy beer baron August A. Busch IV. Having read said EXCLUSIVE -- and its ... More >>
Adrienne Nicole MartinWhile the tragic death of Adrienne Nicole Martin remains shrouded in mystery, her passing confirms one thing: St. Louis' most notorious bachelor is back on the prowl.August Busch IV, who served as CEO of Anheuser-Busch prior to its acquisition by InBev, reportedly had been d ... More >>
The Tokyo Drift has arrived to the Midwest -- specifically the underground parking garage of the downtown St. Louis Hyatt Hotel. Check out this YouTube clip of parking valets abusing guests' cars at the hotel. Sure, peel out in the 'Vette. But the late-90s Honda Civic? Why, that could be my ri ... More >>
Though it has been open just about a month, The Gramophone (4243 Manchester Avenue) in the Grove neighborhood played host to one of DJ'ing's biggest names on Thursday night – DJ Madlib. Though the show wasn't promoted on Madlib's MySpace page, a bulletin by his record label, Stones Throw (and a bl ... More >>
A small-town mayor's plan creates one big controversy.
A middle-aged couple with a million dollars and a big dream: To make St. Louis a pop-music hub
B-Sides cuts right to the Heartless Bastards, intellectualizes Hayseed Dixie and dissects the anatomy of the common punk rocker
Beats the heart of St. Louis
Week of July 27, 2005
Your boy wonder lost his title and won't take your calls. What's a trainer to do? Find another prodigy.
Old-school private eye Joe Adams and his talented sidekick Jason Walz are on the case -- and they always get their man
We wake up a Margaret Cho-approved congressional hopeful; plus, Unreal gets the Tiger Beat facts on local car dealers and Bill Haas goes south of the border
From pool-sneaking to nudist camps, we offer cool ways to beat the heat
Temptation flourishes in the garden of Young Adam
Kathryn Blume tries to change the world
The St. Louis Auto Show has things that make you go vroom
Fredbird made them do it
The critical response to the new Liz Phair album is senseless, sexist and stupid
The shot heard round the world
Week of June 18, 2003
The high-speed sequel 2 Fast 2 Furious delivers more noise and more flash
The stereotype is all about cheap beer, fast cars and fat girls. But there's a little bit of hoosier in all of us.
The Chuck-A-Burger Cruise Night sets hearts and engines racing
Tim McAmis, drag-racing champ, tries to be a millisecond faster than the big-money boys. Tough duty.
The 2001 St. Louis Auto Show has a vehicle for everyone -- from classic to concept
Masters of the thriving genre of Harley art, David Uhl and Scott Jacobs depict life high on the hog
Getting Springsteen tickets will cost you, one way or another