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  • Blogs

    March 7, 2014

    St. Louis Inventor Hopes To Dangle His "Nutshellz" In ABC's Shark Tank

    Jeremiah Raber is your typical early-stage entrepreneur. He's invested thousands of dollars out of pocket, works from his basement and struggles to meet demand for his product. Oh, the product? An unbreakable, bullet-proof groin protector called Nutshellz. Raber believes in Nutshellz so fully th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2013

    St. Louis Alderman to Critics of Salvage City: "Relax"

    What are the stories we tell about ourselves and our city? If you're one of the folks worried that the recent episodes of Salvage City didn't show St. Louis in the best possible light, console yourself with the fact that at least Moonshiners isn't set here. That other Discovery Channel show depicts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2013

    Salvage City: St. Louis Deserves Better

    Reality television is, more often than not, a thin veneer of reality placed atop a carefully crafted fiction. As viewers, we accept this white lie because reality programming is built with the same blocks as any other story: plot, setting and, most importantly, character.

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    Salvage City: Fortune Teller Bar's Sam Coffee Gets a TV Show, But Is It Good for St. Louis?

    Sam Coffey knows the key to dumpster diving: If you wait 'til it gets to the dumpster, you're too late. Long before bulldozers demolish St. Louis' blighted industrial buildings and pour the remains into dumpsters and landfills, Coffee and his crew pick through the remains looking for something the ... More >>

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    September 5, 2013
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    November 1, 2012
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    May 16, 2012

    DJ: Meet the 2012 RFT Music Award Nominees

    The 2012 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is a month away. And if that is our own St. Louis Music holiday, then consider this the season: Over the next month, we'll be making our cases for all 125 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year. Each weekday between now and the showcase ... More >>

  • News

    June 23, 2011
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    May 9, 2011

    Interview: The Deadliest Catch Cast on Pesky Cameramen and Putting Fishing First

    Image viaCaptains Johnathan and Andy Hillstrand with Sig Hansen​The Deadliest Catch has quickly become one of television's most watched shows. Known for the drama, action and, of course, the rick of injury or death, millions of followers have gotten hooked [ahem] to Discovery Channel's hit fis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Animal Planet's "River Monsters" Coming to the Lou

    courtesy of the Discovery ChannelJeremy Wade and one of his little river buddies. Nasty!​Our rivers are teeming with monsters!That's what we fear, at least, after learning that "extreme angler" Jeremy Wade is coming here next week to shoot an episode of his Animal Planet show, "River Monsters. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Sweetie Pie's Gets Reality Show on Oprah's Network

    The rumors are true. Variety has verified that OWN, Oprah Winfrey's cable channel, will be airing Sweetie Pies, a reality show centered on Robbie Montgomery, the owner and chef of Sweetie Pie's. The restaurant made the announcement on its Facebook page at midnight. The show was created and devel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Salad Bars, Buffets Pose Terror Threat

    Al Quaeda's next target might be salad bars and buffets. CBS News investigated the Department of Homeland Security's claims that the terror group has planned to slip the poisons ricin and cyanide into buffet fare in simultaneous attacks at multiple restaurants and hotels. The department's not issuin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2010

    Brad Clement: High-Altitude Cameraman from St. Louis Has Documentary Tonight on PBS

    Brad Clement​Growing up in St. Louis (elevation 466 feet above sea level), Brad Clement never dreamed that he'd go on to become the cameraman for some of the most daring mountain climbs ever caught on film. But then, that was before the Webster Groves High grad (class of '89) spent a summer workin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Is Emeril Legasse a Big Fat Corn-Fed Hypocrite? Bam!

    Celebrity branding is nothing new in the food biz. Ever since Ettore Boiardi Americanized his name and slapped his image on a can of spaghetti, chefs have looked for ways to leverage their way into home kitchens. Hey, everybody needs to make a living, right? But with his "Emeril's Red Marble Steaks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 10.7

    ​ South Dakota town deals with 44 tons of rotting bison meat. (Associated Press)Cheesemonger refuses to sell unpasteurized cheese to pregnant customer. (BBC)Stars of Discovery Channel's The Deadliest Catch give Florida seafood industry a boost. (Tampa Bay Business Journal)Medical professor/pa ... More >>

  • News

    August 26, 2009
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    January 22, 2009

    Dumb TV Alert!

    Let's face it, there are few things more entertaining (on the most puerile level, of course) than watching people blow stuff up. The Discovery Channel has long been aware of this burning human need, which is why they show stuff like MythBusters.But even MythBusters only features explosions sporadica ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    FoodWire: McCormick & Schmick's Opening 2.24

    The much-anticipated opening of St. Louis' first McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant will take place on Monday, February 24 at 4 p.m. The restaurant is located next to the new Barnes & Noble in the West County Shopping Center.From the press release I received today:McCormick & Schm ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    December 12, 2007

    Our Top DVD Picks

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    July 11, 2007
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    July 4, 2007


    These guys dont a give a rip about the candy. Its all about the plastic dispensers.

  • News

    January 31, 2007

    Spittin' Images

    Unreal finally understands how to operate our fleet of Mercedes Benzes. Plus: A fashion update for a local hero and a de-gumming of STL sidewalks.

  • Music

    November 15, 2006

    Building a Mystery

    B-Sides gets the skinny on the renovations going on at BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups, and gets to the bottom of the MetroLink's sound installation.

  • News

    October 4, 2006
  • News

    September 13, 2006


    Sonny Trimble's grave undertaking: unearthing the victims of Saddam's slaughter.

  • Film

    July 26, 2006

    Missouri Representin'!

    Grass-roots politician Jeff Smith hits the silver screen

  • Home Entertainment

    May 17, 2006

    The Brain Game

    Can Nintendo really make you smarter?

  • News

    March 8, 2006

    Death Cleaners

    Meet the people who scrape up the most godawful messes in Missouri

  • Calendar

    February 22, 2006
  • Music

    October 19, 2005

    Sweet Caroline

    We chat up a Neil Diamond doppelganger, shine the lowlight on the Bloodhound Gang and discover Cephalic Carnage's secret hippie identity

  • Music

    August 24, 2005

    Knights in White Satin

    We explore Dr. Who's link to the White Stripes, get medieval on Into the Moat and imagine 50 Cent's future business endeavors

  • News

    July 7, 2004

    Look Away

    Unreal covers it all: Funnylady Kathleen Madigan, a traveling preacher who lacks Judgment and Bob Horner's Fatkins diet; plus, a new sport for extreme St. Louisans!

  • News

    February 4, 2004


    Look for local knockout Katina Mitchell at the newsstand (and up on roofs); plus, we're feeling the Joe-mentum and want to see how John Edwards measures up, and Sanford-Brown coach John Campbell gets the kudos he deserves

  • Calendar

    January 14, 2004

    This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    Week of January 14, 2004

  • Calendar

    April 23, 2003
  • Film

    April 9, 2003

    Film Openings

    Week of April 9, 2003

  • News

    April 9, 2003

    Hoosiers, Hoosiers Everywhere

    Week of April 9, 2003

  • News

    March 26, 2003

    Wait Elephant

    Flora prepares to pack her trunk once more -- but where's she headed?

  • Music

    January 15, 2003


    Legend of the Liquid Sword (MCA)

  • News

    December 25, 2002

    Behind Closed Doors

    Once open to the world, Missouri's death row is now secret

  • Film

    June 20, 2001

    The Big Swill

    Jennifer Jason Leigh and Alan Cumming stir it up

  • News

    February 21, 2001

    Minister to his Needs

    The Rev. Dickson Beall became a local champion of the First Amendment after he opened the St. Marcus Church basement to progressive theater groups in the 1990s. Few people knew what Beall was up to offstage.

  • News

    February 3, 1999

    Love Train

    Get on board for a guided tour of matters of the heart --and hormones