At the time of his death, in May 1981, Bob Marley was 36 years old, reggae's biggest star and the father of at least eleven children. He was not, however, a big seller. For Dave Robinson, this presented an opportunity. Two years after Marley's passing, Chris Blackwell, the founder of Marley's labe ... More >>
In recent weeks St. Louis has had a bit of a hard-on for Lollapalooza. After all, representatives from Los Angeles-based ICM Partners and leaders from our board of aldermen have told us time and again that the proposed Summer Rocks festivals will offer the Gateway City a multi-stage, multi-act, mult ... More >>
In honor of our 2013 Best Of St. Louis issue, we're profiling some of the most fascinating winners from the Food & Drink section. The topic of this conversation: Best Soup. Read the entire Best of St. Louis issue here. Soup and ice cream aren't two things that normally sound like they should go t ... More >>
Congrats to Jilly's Cupcake Bar & Cafe (8509 Delmar Boulevard, Ladue; 314-993-5455), two time winner of Food Network's Cupcake Wars! Back in February, Jilly's cupcake chef, Casey Shiller, and its executive chef, Dana Holland, duked it out against other past competitors for a chance at redemption. Th ... More >>
Harry Keough, the soccer great who was a defender on the legendary 1950 U.S. World Cup team and who went on to become the longtime coach at Saint Louis University, died yesterday morning at home in St. Louis. He was 84. Keough was one of five St. Louisans on the U.S. national team that beat 500-1 o ... More >>
Selecting Riverfront Times' Best of St. Louis 2011 was no picnic. Choosing the winner meant several worthy candidates would go unmentioned -- until now. In this Gut Check series, we are chewing our way through notable runners up in a number of categories. To see hundreds more winners and finalists a ... More >>
After dishing out a heavy scene or two in our street-lit excerpts #1 and #2, I thought I'd end the week with a lil' lighter passage. Today's choice comes from Keisha Ervin's third book, Mina's Joint. This novel was my favorite of all. It tells the story of Mina Matthews, an up-and-coming St. Louis h ... More >>
Week of December 27, 2007
Some call it a well-ordered paradise. Others say it's just plain sprawl.
Meet the hotshots at this St. Louis ad firm. They're special. Just ask them.
We've picked our favorites -- let the debates begin
St. Louis designer Rocio Romero's prefab homes are generating a buzz across the nation
Motorcycle Diaries explores Che Guevara's formative years
The pierced and the ponytailed come together in Lucinda love
Slayer reigns in blood but still makes time for the kids
In Hydeware's production of Death and the Maiden, the niggling questions obscure the big ones
Chris Duarte has kicked addiction, but he still has the blues
A musical about a gay couple is canceled but one about fascism is produced. The executive director of the West County Y tries to explain.
A-pickin' and a-grinnin' over a new musical discovery
Even as the new Courtesy Diner welcomes its very first customers, Irv's Grill slings its last hash after a 50-year run