When Lassaad Jeliti opened Spare No Rib last November, the former Washington University mathematician appeared to have cornered the market on academic-turned-restaurant owner backstories. That was until A Pizza Story (7278 Manchester Road; 314-899-0011), the Neapolitan style pizzeria that opened t ... More >>
This week, Swans and Travi$ Scott perform at the Ready Room, Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis take on Off Broadway, the Whiskey War Festival makes its annual pilgrimage to a VFW outpost and more. Get the details in the fine print and stay tuned till Friday for more weekend picks. Plenty more options a ... More >>
Muhammad Alhawagri and Sherif Nasser are not chefs by day -- they both work at Washington University. Alhawagri is an assistant professor and biologist in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery; Nasser is an assistant professor of marketing in the Olin Business School. But by night, food is their pass ... More >>
This month has nothing to do with pies. There is no holiday in April (or May, even) when one is expected to eat pie. It's not National Pie Week or Celebrate Pie Day. It's not March 14 (National Pi Day) or January 23 (National Pie Day). So why are we writing about pie now? A reader bugged us about i ... More >>
On a particularly frigid January afternoon this year, I stumbled upon an interesting scene in the Delmar Loop (where RFT Music HQ is located, for those unaware). Moving up and down the streets was an enthusiastic man with an acoustic guitar strapped on his back, flanked by another fella, pointing a ... More >>
Looking for a good place to see flashy and exciting music played at high volume, have your mind blown by dark and powerful sounds, or just stomp around like a drunken goon with your shirt off? Then a heavy metal concert might be just the place for you. Each month I'll be offering my top picks of the ... More >>
Fashion and music are the funniest-looking twin sisters. They're always together, always kinda sloppy. Sometimes they dress up like a swan or wear a big mouse head. Together, they're always looking to make a bold statement. By Liz Tracy If you follow Sleigh Bells' Alexis Krauss on Instagram (@Kra ... More >>
Halloween is the time where it's acceptable to wallow in the creepy, the crawly, the dark, and the macabre. Sounds like the themes of heavy metal, year-round! Here then, are those most spine-tingliest metal album covers, for your All Hallow's Eve viewing pleasure. Step inside... By Jason Roche See ... More >>
Oh, Burger King. For many years Gut Check called you the perpetual fast-food bridesmaid because your Jan Brady burgers could never catch up to McDonald's Marcia. Then earlier this year Wendy's passed you to become the No. 2 fast-food chain. What to do, BK? What to do? Own the animal-welfare issue. ... More >>
U.S. District Court Judge Henry Autrey has rejected the U.S. attorney's office suit against the Saint Louis Art Museum in the case of the ancient Egyptian artifact, the Mask of Ka-Nefer-Nefer. The government filed the suit in order to return the mask to the Egyptian government, which claimed it had ... More >>
Coachella has just announced its 2012 lineup. The festival, which will take place over two weekends in April, will feature the Black Keys, Radiohead, Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg as headliners, and it doesn't exactly drop off from there: Pulp, Cat Power, M83, the Shins, Bon Iver, Noel Gallagher, Feist, Jeff ... More >>
The Memorial Day hangover hasn't quite lifted (it's never going to), but we've got a feew gems for ya this week: remember precious pop duo The Blow? It's a solo act now, since Jona Bechtolt left to pursue YACHT, but Khaela Maricich is keeping the cute alive; she'll be at the Old Rock House in ... More >>
Matzo is the taste of freedom, and don't you forget it!The Jewish holiday of Passover and its oppressive dietary regime of eight days of matzo has descended up on us with the surety of the Angel of Death. Yeah, yeah, it's hard to compare a week of eating cardboard with the slaughter of all th ... More >>
The activist group MORE issued a summons to the banks, accusing them of crimes.It may not be Cairo, but we've had our share of protesting lately, too. Last Friday a throng of activists assembled at the entrance of the downtown branch of Bank of America in support of foreclosure victims and m ... More >>
The St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF) announced its schedule a few weeks ago -- and as always, the fest has plenty of offerings for music-doc buffs and local music fans. SLIFF runs from November 12 to 22; all ticket info and locations of the films can be found at this link. Among the do ... More >>
I wish you could've been there. Last night Andrew Carroll and Jeff Shaara took the mic at the main branch of the St. Louis Public Library downtown and told the story of how Operation Homecoming came to be. The book, in case you haven't heard of it, is subtitled Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front, ... More >>
Week of September 14, 2006
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Vintage Vincent Price trailers!
La Vallesana, 2801 Cherokee Street, 314-776-4223.
Week of December 3, 2003
Gregory Popovich's magic
Pyramids, death metal and a roadie with the mummy's curse? Meet Nile.
Week of February 27, 2002
The Mummy Returns, but what's the point?
Published the week of August 16-22, 2000
That Bob Costas guy really gets around
St. Louis Art Museum
A new exhibit of some very old mummies at the Washington University Gallery of Art