Facebook will make a special look back video for a St. Louis father whose son died last year after his tearful YouTube plea went viral Wednesday. John Berlin can't access the Facebook account of his son Jesse, who died at the age of 22 on January 28, 2012. He doesn't have the password Without acce ... More >>
A few months ago, a tipster noticed a banner inside the building at Macklind and Loughbourough Avenues that used to house the Billy Goat Chip Company. "Corner Bistro," it mysteriously announced, with a phone number that was never answered. All shrouds have been lifted, however, as A Corner Bistro ... More >>
Come fall, Saturday afternoons are spent tailgating, throwing bean-bags into holes, and watching college football. But early Saturday morning, like 8 a.m. early, is quickly becoming the designated time for soccer hooligans to gather at one of the fine establishments that will open the front door at ... More >>
French cuisine is generally killer. The cheese, the bread, the pastries, the wine, the pâté -- we could go on forever. Sometimes, though, our baguette-loving brethren get a little too crazy with their culinary creations. There are some dishes that even we can't get behind (but we'll try an ... More >>
Portland-by-way-of-Alaska's Portugal. the Man is playing the Pageant this Sunday, and we've got an extra pair of tickets to give away!
This Thursday, May 23, soccer hooligans will descend upon Busch Stadium. That's right, the world's most beautiful game will be played on a baseball diamond-turned "pitch" (that's British for "field," you noobs). The match kicks off at 7:30 p.m. and features two of the top contenders in the British P ... More >>
Welsh progressive trance and house DJ Sasha performed at Europe Nightclub Friday night, providing the soundtrack for a lively dance party. DJ Sasha rose to prominence in the '90s alongside then-partner John Digweed. The two still collaborate, though infrequently due to each's demanding tour schedule ... More >>
Animal lovers, rejoice! No, not actual animals. We're talking to lovers of "The Animal," the famous triple patty burger from the late, lamented Big V's Burger Joint, which closed its tiny Delmar Loop counter in 2007. Michele Coen-Racanelli, former co-owner of Big V's, is opening a new burger resta ... More >>
Letting go of kids is tough for lots of parents. But one couple from the Kansas City suburb of Leawood seem to have take things way too far. So far, in fact, that a judge has agreed with their daughter that their overanxious parenting sounds like "stalking." They've been ordered to stay away from ... More >>
On Monday, a 36-year-old from southwestern Missouri named Christjan Bee pleaded-guilty to having some filthy porn inside his computer. His wife had discovered it, then tipped off the local police department in their hometown of Monett. According to news reports, police seized Bee's computer and ... More >>
"Sorta close to Italy" is the legend on the back of the the staff shirts at Pastaria (7734 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton; 314-862-6603). Indeed, the newest addition to chef Gerard Craft's portfolio is a far cry from the Italian countryside. Modern touches such as floor-to-ceiling glass cover the entire ... More >>
This week thousands of international athletes will descend upon London to compete in 2012 Summer Olympic games. Some of the dozens of contests that make up the games are as old as ancient Greece; others are relative newcomers; and others are so incredibly inane that the International Olympic Committ ... More >>
Here's a guy who goes by the name FPS Russia driving a tank through a White Castle drive-thru. That's the first couple minutes of the video posted after the jump. Then, he takes the tank -- a World War II-era number -- into the middle of nowhere and blows the shit out of some stuff. It's kind of the ... More >>
Earthquakes on Sunday, May 20, and Tuesday, May 29, in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy have killed at least 24. That region is close to the hearts of Jim Fiala and Adam Gnau, owner and chef, respectively, of Acero (7266 Manchester Road, Maplewood; 314-644-1790), and this Saturday, June 2, the res ... More >>
Update: Our winner! milwaukee hurt me sound guy ruined 'got it all' help avenge the song Original post follows. Portland-by-way-of-Alaska's Portugal. the Man is playing the Pageant this Sunday, and we've got an extra pair of tickets to give away -- contest time! Inspired by Haiku Lou, St. Louis ... More >>
8 p.m. Sunday, April 29. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
A 4.0 earthquake within the New Madrid Seismic Zone gently shook southeast Missouri Tuesday morning at 3:58 a.m. The quake was centered about nine miles east of Sikeston, Missouri, and no damage or injuries were reported.Just ten days ago, engineers, scientists, emergency first responders and ear ... More >>
http://commons.wikimedia.orgUpdate: A Norwegian blogger named Tommy recently posted a vlog where he expressed disgust at Americans who've been taking the crisis lightly. We're also pretty sure he calls us fat, and he mentions something about Norwegians eating cats. Check out the video after t ... More >>
A drawing shows a keel boat tossed by waves from the tremor. Despite the magnitude of the earthquakes, few people died because the population in the area was so sparse at the time. Seismologists don't know for sure the magnitude of the earthquake that rocked Missouri at around 2:15 a.m. December ... More >>
The St. Louis Underground Music Festival, held this year at the Atomic Cowboy back in June, has introduced a ballot for its 2012 Slumfest Hip-Hop Awards ballot. The categories include Best Hip-Hop Artist (male and female), Best Graffiti Artist, Best B-Boy Crew, Best Album, Artist of the Year ... More >>
Indiana RomeIndiana Rome's Who The Hell Left The Gate Open 2 is a sprawling, thunderous album heavy with guest spots from Rome's Force cohorts and as good a showcase as the confident MC has had to date. The album is the subject of this week's Homespun column; you can read that below. WTHLTG ... More >>
Egan O'KeefeErik "P.R.E.A.C.H." Bothazy is a 26-year-old local rapper originally from Oradea, a city in western Romania about seven miles from the border of Hungary. P.R.E.A.C.H., along with his parents and sister, immigrated to south St. Louis in 1991. After moving to St. Louis, P.R.E.A.C.H ... More >>
Image ViaWhat do the countries of Scandinavia have in common? For one thing, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland are some of the happiest places on Earth. Every time a new study comes out attempting to quantify "life satisfaction," these countries hold court in the top ten, trading off the nu ... More >>
E. coli, now even deadlier!Well, this is alarming: Scientists say the E. coli responsible for an outbreak in Europe that has killed at least seventeen people and sickened hundreds more is a new and more virulent strain of the bacterium, reports the Guardian:Preliminary genetic sequencing suggests ... More >>
After their first film, Hooch & Daddy-O, racked up an armful of awards on the film-festival circuit, co-writers and coproducers Jim Ousley and Oscar Madrid went on to take home an RFT MasterMinds Award back in 2009. They've since moved forward with The Bloodfest Club, directed by Madrid, which they ... More >>
The best Valentine's Day dinner deal we've found so far has to be the prix fixe tasting menu offered at Robust Wine Bar & Cafe. Three courses, each with its own three-ounce wine pairing, for $55 per person. Better still, the Webster Groves wine bar will feature this deal all through Valentin ... More >>
9 p.m. Monday, November 15. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Pizza Hut's pushing its giant new pizza, the Big Italy, via a Facebook campaign to give away 1,000 of the behemoths September 6-16. The nearly 24-inch slab of pizza retails for $12. But what ever became of BIGFOOT?
After you've rocked all day in the sun on Saturday, cool off at night with London Calling's four-year anniversary party at the Gramophone. The night features Acid Kids (a DJ trio from Berlin) and Chicago electro-funkateers Hey Champ (Preview a song from them below.) DJ Clockwork, Nick O. and ... More >>
As the temperature tops 100, RFT has discovered some cool ways to stay, well, cool in these dog days of summer. We've got art, music, magic and more indoors, plus a skate show and bike race for you daredevils who want to brave the heat. Viva la air conditioning!