In a wide-open, candlelit room at Casa Bagus on Clayton Rd., world techno music plays as several people shake their bodies with no discernible order. They don't move in coordination with the music nor each other. They just shake, at moments gently, at others wildly, and every few minutes a chant or ... More >>
The Union Electric Cover Charge EP/From Bad to Worstward EP (theunionelectric.bandcamp.com) If done properly, covers records can offer an entry into a band's inner world. Usually more lightweight than a proper album and more passionately curated than a mere list of influences, these collections of ... More >>
Everyone is pissed off right now. For me, it could be from to the head injury I gave myself last night and the accompanying tequila hangover. The rest of the nation, however, is more rightfully concerned with the needless killing of a black high school student down in Florida. See Also: - Six Grea ... More >>
By Adam Steininger Geeks love metal even more than they love computers on which they listen to it. They yearn for heavy metal that was forged by Orcs in the mountains of Mordor, smuggled halfway across the universe on Serenity and then discovered by Silver Surfer while scouting for delicious planet ... More >>
In January Riverfront Times published its annual "News Challenge" -- 78 multiple-choice questions testing how well readers paid attention to current events over the past twelve months. Within a week, more than 100 of you submitted your answers to us. A few weeks later a dozen readers e-mailed a simi ... More >>
The Lent season gives rise to a great St. Louis tradition, the Fish Fry. But local church parishes aren't the only folks in on the fish. At least since 1962, when McDonald's debuted the Filet-O-Fish, fast-food restaurants have offered Lent-friendly options for patrons. Gut Check figured we'd run do ... More >>
Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending January 27, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books and Subterranean Books. For the first time ever, one of the top books on the local bestseller list has ... More >>
Seeing a movie this weekend? Want to feel like the Queen of freaking England while you're at it? On Monday, November 5, AMC West Olive 16 (12657 Olive Boulevard, Creve Coeur; 314-542-4262) became the first local AMC Theatre to debut the theater chain's Dine-In Theatre in St. Louis. Billed as a "mov ... More >>
Early Tuesday morning the St. Louis Rams touched down at Heathrow Airport in London. On Sunday the team faces off against the New England Patriots in the annual NFL game in fabled Wembley Stadium. Sure, there isn't a lot of European interest in American football -- perhaps the Rams should consider ... More >>
English fugitive Edward Maher, 56, has officially been deported from America back to his home country to answer for a heist he allegedly committed 19 years ago. The so-called "Fast Eddie" was arrested in rural Nixa, Missouri, where he'd been living for the past four-and-a-half years.
When Champaign/Urbana, Illinois' Parasol Records announced this week that it was closing its retail store and suspending its mailorder operation, the general reaction seemed sad but not surprising. On Facebook, some former customers reminisced about ordering records through Parasol's service, and th ... More >>
Not much has changed since Riverfront Times reported on the school dropout crisis back in January of 2009. Since 2004, the high-school graduation rate in the St. Louis public schools has slid from 61 percent to 45 percent, 30 percentage points below the average for the state of Missouri. Nobo ... More >>
If you've read The Other Boleyn Girl (or seen the movie), you probably think you know all about Mary Boleyn, Anne's beautiful, slutty and not-quite-as-bright sister. But the British historian Alison Weir knows way more than you do: She's been acquainted with Mary for nearly 40 years, thanks to an ab ... More >>
Dennis Brown, Paul Friswold and Lew Prince suss out the local theater scene
Image viaLast week, George W. Bush revealed what he was doing when Barack Obama called with the news that U.S. forces had found and killed Osama bin Laden:"I was eating soufflé at Rise Restaurant with Laura and two buddies," Bush said..., according to an ABC News contributor who attended the eve ... More >>
Bishop/Attorney Marty SigillitoUpdated 4:16 p.m. with press release outlining indictment. We have all but official confirmation that Martin Sigillito -- the Clayton attorney and American Anglican bishop who already stands accused in civil court of running a $45 million ponzi scheme -- has finally ... More >>
Deborah HylandSomewhere along the line, Americans got the idea that "high tea" meant "fancy," as in "high class." In fact, a high tea is simply a light meal with a meat dish or two, often eaten by laborers. The stereotypical tea with scones, clotted cream and jam is properly known as "cream t ... More >>
image viaSt. Louisan and Oscar winner Colin Firth in one of his most celebrated roles: Mr. Darcy in the BBC's Pride and Prejudice.Unreal has learned the hard way that we should read our New Yorkers as soon as we get them, because if we had, OMG, we would have learned that Colin Firth, Oscar w ... More >>
1 p.m. Sunday, November 21, at the Tivoli
Los Campesinos! delivered an impressive show last night at The Firebird, but the real stars of the evening might have been the group's fans. The devoted 150 or so patrons in the audience not only danced, jumped and clapped throughout the concert, but knew every one of the Los Campesinos'! verbose ... More >>
G Tom MacBesides the shows listed on the music page -- including the Skarekrau Radio DVD screening/puppet show extravaganza at Apop Records and tonight's Space Parlour shindig at the Firebird -- here are some other music-centric options for this lovely fall weekend. Have you found your sweate ... More >>
That ship has sailed
Life in Africa during wartime
It's a pretty nice arrangement, really
Gastropub, shmastropub. Newstead Tower Public House is Ian's kind of bar.
The Mexican takes a look at the biggest cities in the U.S. with the smallest Mexican communities.
From a long-buried pyramid to the Saint Louis Art Museum: The mysterious voyage of the Ka-Nefer-Nefer mask.
The newly renamed Asian Grille tries to be all things Eastern but fails