The Mark Twain Hotel — despite its long and controversial history — is still gorgeous on the outside. Intricate, cream-colored terra-cotta bands wrap three sides of the former luxury hotel, including the entirety of the second floor. Griffins and cherubs stare down at loiterers on the si ... More >>
True story: Adam Levine of Maroon 5 and The Voice and Nicki Minaj of...well...Nicki Minaj, now are clothing designers! AT KMART! This week, Mr. "She Will Be Loved" joined Ms. "Starships" in becoming part of the Kmart family with clothing lines that continue the 'Mart's tradition of mediocrity. Press ... More >>
St. Louis has a thriving community of urban explorers who delight in drawing back the curtain on strange, human-made and human-abandoned urban landscapes. We've featured photos of Forest Park Hospital, the condemned Powell Square building and the old downtown Macy's here on Daily RFT. Photographer ... More >>
Talk about burying the lede: Today's Post-Dispatch article on developer Centrum's plans for mall-turned-public-art-space-turned-abandoned-mall Crestwood Court (Watson Road & Sappington Road, Crestwood) drops this bomb in the fifth paragraph: On the east side, what was a Dillard's garage would be st ... More >>
This week, I visit EdgeWild Restaurant and Winery (550 Chesterfield Center, Chesterfield; 636-532-0550). Yes, it truly is a winery on the outskirts of a mall. A sneak preview of my review is after the jump.
ArtSpace at Crestwood Court was an experiment never meant to last.It was never meant to last forever. And already it's gone on a year longer than expected. That said, the end is on the horizon for the dozens of arts organizations that have made Crestwood Court their home for the past three years. ... More >>
Image viaA scene from a wing-eating contest at last year's Midwest Wingfest.This holiday weekend, the second annual Midwest Wingfest takes place in Fairview Heights, Illinois, on Saturday, September 3, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m, providing a way to honor U.S. veterans while dining supreme. The ev ... More >>
You know, back when I started putting these together, I had thought to lead off with Larry Borowsky, since he's really the guy who gave me my start writing about the Cardinals. I was just a blogger over at Viva El Birdos, which Larry founded, and he asked me if I wanted to contribute to the front pa ... More >>
Unreal plays superhero matchmaker, takes a trip down Zombie Road with some ghost busters, checks in with a parachuting local blogger and talks back to "Town Talk."
In the cutthroat world of urban fashion, there's lies, damn lies and sales statistics.
A middle-aged couple with a million dollars and a big dream: To make St. Louis a pop-music hub
Hip-hop's answer to the Hard Rock Cafe dies before it's born
Time again to take the year-end quiz
Week of June 1, 2005
Shopping while black at Dillard's might get you cuffed -- or killed
Amid the lofty renaissance, the hardcore of the urban core
The fashion-forward minds behind Rock Star Rags, St. Louis' invite-only vintage clothing warehouse
The year in review: A quiz (For answers, see last page)
SLU's Blue Crew lives to harangue rival ballers -- and even the guys on the home team
Carol Bledsoe's alleged killer had a long criminal record and deep psychological problems. Church volunteers didn't know how big a threat he posed.
Law-firm employee apparently didn't see enough dicks at the office
Behind the cosmetics counter, things weren't quite as lovely
Mary and Jeff Clarke feed beauty to the tough world of high fashion. Hard to do from the cornfields of Iowa. Harder still in St. Louis, where too many parents and kids have their dreams exploited for money.
To find a bra that fits, we go to the experts
Saint Louis Galleria
Former Laumeier Director Beej Nierengarten-Smith points fingers and names names in her parting shot from THE Sculpture Park. She lets it fly, and some of it sticks.
St. Louis Galleria
For Libby Yocco, preparing for death included a postmortem coiffure by a loving granddaughter
St. Louis has a long and tortured history with the Admiral, home of the President Casino, but the city is about to gamble another $3 million to keep it afloat. It's a risky bet.
Ex-Mayor Vincent Schoemehl swings a headache ball at the city's convention-center-hotel deal -- and misses
Kellwood's taking fashion forward by making virtually all our clothes in the Third World. But the St. Louis giant carefully cloaks its operations, its plant locations and its monitoring of labor conditions.
A desperate St. Louis pays top dollar to gamble on a risky convention-center hotel
Losing her eyesight hasn't kept a Shrewsbury mother and housewife from enjoying the people and activities she loves