Christmas is already stressful enough. Several fantastic restaurants will be open, offering delicious dinners. Pick from prix fixe or a full menu. Before you criticize us for "promoting" restaurants being open on Christmas Eve, keep in mind that it's a tradition for many people. If you're looking fo ... More >>
Kristin BarloweWhen Raul Malo rattles off singers like Frank Sinatra, Pavarotti, Elvis, Andrea Bocelli, Hank Williams and Celia Cruz, he's not name dropping and he's not blowing smoke. The former lead singer of one of the great country bands of the '90s, the Mavericks, and current solo artist ... More >>
Jeff Tweedy as the Queen of RageMichelle Bachmann's Newsweek cover, on which she stares out icily over the headline The Queen Of Rage, has provoked intense reaction, mostly because of Bachmann's rapidly ballooning public caricature, but at least partly because the look in her eyes is somethin ... More >>
Katie HovlandJosh Caterer, lead singer and one of the three Caterer brothers in the four-piece Smoking Popes, was compared to his grandparents' crooners while he wrote torch songs like "Need You Around" in his early twenties and sang about fatherhood and adulthood on 2008's Stay Down, the ban ... More >>
The soon to be collaborating Voices. Courtesy of NBCOh great. The judges/coaches from NBC's hit karaoke tournament vocal competition "The Voice" are going to collaborate. Specifically, Maroon 5, led by slightly soulful popster Adam Levine will be joined by Christina Aguilera to perform their ... More >>
The fine folks at Blue Ocean Sushi just dropped by with a menu folded into the shape of a collared shirt (see above). Down the right side there, you can see celebrity names; they continue on the back and, as it turns out, correspond to various sushi combo platters. Chuck Berry costs you $12 a ... More >>
Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs. Andrew Mark Veety: Andrew shared a brief history of Provel. Rhubarb and Honey: Kimberly made a Green Tomato Pie. Cupcake Project: Stef showed how to make Pink Frosting Without Food Coloring.
flickr.com/photos/The Picture HouseIn 1957, amid the true glory days of air travel, Frank Sinatra came out with a hit song, "Come Fly With Me," which evoked the glamour and exhilarating anticipation of climbing aboard an airplane.Come fly with me, lets' fly let's fly awayIf you can use s ... More >>
This week the Bear Market embarks on a great adventure: the sandwich. Last weekend we bought a stack of frozen grocery store panini and flatbread and stockpiled them in the RFT freezer. Barring theft, we will try out a new one every day this week.We had to go back to the supermarket this morning to ... More >>
The Gateway Mens Chorus goes retro
Veteran bluesman Bobby Rush charms China, while B-Sides makes a mixtape for Elmo the Muppets life.
The Rat Pack -- Live at the Sands deals a losing hand at the Fox.
Unreal has a good hair day.
Ocean's Thirteen is a washed-up threequel. How much you wanna bet Hollywood makes a bundle?
Liluma, 238 North Euclid Avenue; 314-361-7771.
Sunday, December 3. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City).
9 p.m. Saturday, October 21. Creepy Crawl (3524 Washington Boulevard).
B-Sides examines some Dean Martin albums we wish existed, gets the scoop on Ozzfest injuries and spotlights this week's local trading-card all-star
Maggiano's Little Italy places style over substance
Jon Feraro's Jersey-style pies are the real thing
The story of a landmark family
Saturday, May 7; the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard)
Week of April 6, 2005
The List of Adrian Messenger (1963)
Saying goodbye to Hans Vonk
Demme's Candidate overhaul goes for the knowing giggle
Young Blue Eyes: Birth of a Crooner Bluebird (RCA)
Why Morrissey is newly hip among bands that sound nothing like him
Live in Chicago (Sanctuary)
Party Monster (TVT Records)
Week of July 16, 2003
Delmar Restaurant & Lounge, 6235 Delmar, 314-726-6565
Week of September 25, 2002
Peter Bogdanovich wasn't dead. He was just acting like it.
Renowned session drummer Ndugu Chancler heads up a celebration of the beat at UM-St. Louis
What Women Want has far too little on the mind
Leroy Huddleston likes to reach out and touch his neighbors -- all day long