• News

    May 1, 2014
  • Blogs

    July 29, 2013

    The 10 Best Coffee Shops in St. Louis

    As the long summer afternoons drag on, we could all use a quick pick-me-up -- not those sugary, chemical-ridden energy drinks, but rather good old-fashioned coffee. Chances are your local coffee shop is like a second home -- special mugs, chatty baristas and free wifi; it's likely you've grown quite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    Sump Coffee in South City: Warning -- These Photos May Contain Caffeine!

    Since Sump Coffee (3700 South Jefferson Avenue; 917-412-5670) opened its doors to the public in December 2011, owner/coffee baron Scott Carey has been bringing a "Third Wave" coffee experience to south St. Louis. Sump Coffee owner Scott Carey pulls a shot from his Slayer espresso machine. Carey wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Twitter Gets Help from SLU Prof on How to Deal With Indigenous Tweeters

    If you're one of the five remaining speakers of "Yuchi" -- a near-extinct Native American language in Oklahoma -- your tweets will look insane, even to those within your linguistic group. That's because the "@" character is part of your alphabet, so whenever you type it in, Twitter will wrongly thin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    Q & A: Local Author Breaks Down New Book About Mexican Drug War

    A few years ago while living out West, Sylvia Longmire, a retired U.S. Air Force captain and former special agent with the Air Force's Office of Special Investigations, noticed that the news media often bollixed its coverage of the Mexican drug war -- a topic she'd been tracking closely for Californ ... More >>

  • News

    August 25, 2010
  • Dining

    February 10, 2010
  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    Java Enabled: Brave New Cup

    Zach Dyer is a writer living in Saint Louis. He did his thesis research on coffee farmers in Southern Mexico. Since then, he has visited coffee plantations in Costa Rica and Mexico as well as roasters and cafés across the U.S. He blogs about coffee for Gut Check every Wednesday.I think it's safe to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2008

    The Year in Music: 2008's Top Ten Latin Songs

    Americans who still think of Latin music as mariachi bands and gyrating Ricky Martins and Shakiras might want to lend a closer ear to the genre. This country's Hispanic population isn't just growing, it's growing more diverse. More and more unique musical styles are being gobbled up, and that shoul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2008

    Prop 8 Leaves Some Missourians in Marital Limbo

    Crowds huddled around the Old Courthouse Saturday afternoon to protest California's recently passed ban on same-sex marriage. More Photos The high temperature was 39 degrees, but when in the middle of a crowd of a couple hundred people, the temperature was warmer, as the audience reacted to the w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2008

    Unreal Live-Blogs the Final Presidential Debate

    7:56 p.m.: Allrighty then. Unreal is going to attempt to live-blog the final presidential debate of the 2008 campaign. Why? Good question. Because it's there? Because it's a defining moment in American history? Nah. Because we want to see whether John McCain spontaneously combusts on national tele ... More >>

  • News

    October 10, 2007

    Double Down

    Gary Kaplan put all of his chips on BETonSPORTS and drew the worst hand of his life. Now he’s making tuna casserole in a St. Louis jail.

  • News

    February 21, 2007
  • News

    December 21, 2005

    Duwe Ever!

    Unreal gets hot and bothered over a former GOP spokesman, calls up a north-county man with some James Bond-ish crap to sell and finds a local blogger with “zero redeemable qualities to speak of.”

  • Calendar

    March 30, 2005

    Second City in the River City

    Still funny after 45 years

  • News

    April 28, 2004

    Where's Florissant?

    Some Lou denizens feel dissed by Miss USA (but Unreal still loves her!), a Pattonville student is treated criminally, and an 84-year-old grandma praises the Rams in song; plus, we clock local athletes on our gaydar

  • Film

    November 27, 2002

    Curve Ball

    You needn't be big, fat or Latin to enjoy these Women

  • Film

    January 2, 2002

    Shut Up and Watch!

    If you didn't like this year's movies, you didn't look hard enough. The RFT's film critics weigh in on their faves of the year.

  • News

    February 10, 1999
  • News

    January 27, 1999

    The Tragic Christian

    Father James Carney left St. Louis to work with the poor in Honduras, putting him at odds with both church and state. Fifteen years after his mysterious death, a new CIA report raises more questions than answers.