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    November 14, 2013

    Black-Face and More: We Have Run Out of Excuses for Willful Ignorance

    Editor: Tef Poe is an artist from St. Louis city. Through powerful imagery and complicated honesty, he has earned a reputation as one of the best rappers telling the story of St. Louis, which is about much more than one place. Poe has been featured in music publications such as XXL and Urb Magazine. ... More >>

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    April 1, 2013

    5 Best April Fools' Day Food and Drink Pranks

    Oh April's Fools' Day. We meet yet again. This year the best food and drink pranks perpetrated on these here Internets ranged from the disgusting to the sci-fi, but our favorite came via one St. Louis brewery poking fun at another St. Louis brewery. Submitted for your sense of humor, here are Gut ... More >>

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    January 14, 2013

    The Flu Epidemic is Here

    Should we put an exclamation mark after that? As in, "The flu epidemic is here!" Last month we only had Christmas to dread. But now you can look forward to a week in bed, in acute misery. The Center for Disease Control has declared it so. In case you're curious, Google has prepared a map of the spr ... More >>

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    April 9, 2012

    Google Glass Project: Five Uses At Your Next Show

    Ever since Android and Google were released people seem to have opened up to the idea that every free service the search giant provides them is in fact paid for with a steady stream of personal information they don't realize Google has. With that in mind: The Google Glass Project is an enormous per ... More >>

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    November 25, 2011

    Google Music: The Future Home of Independent Musicians?

    There has never been one place you could go to find out everything you needed about any band anywhere. Imagine: One resource that operates like an instantaneous card catalogue for current music. Among the many that have tried, none has the potential of Google Music Artist Hub. Google Music made it ... More >>

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    May 13, 2011

    Google Photos Show Midwest Flooding at Caruthersville, Missouri

    Sarah FenskeFlooded farmland near New Madrid, Missouri, taken last weekend after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers detonated the Birds Point Levee.​ We've got more astonishing photos of Mississippi River flooding to share this morning, thanks to the nice people over at Google. This latest set s ... More >>

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    March 31, 2011

    Google Awards Broadband Test to Kansas City; St. Louis Had Hoped to Be Guinea Pig

    Today that big arch is actually a frown.​After a year of speculation and more than 1,100 applications from cities across the nation, Google yesterday announced it has chosen a city for its ultra-high-speed broadband project. Soon Google will begin installing fiber optic lines in Kansas City, Kansa ... More >>

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    December 6, 2010

    Left Bank, Subterranean Books Now Selling Google eBooks

    ​As of this morning, two of St. Louis's proudly independent bookstores have joined in the digital revolution: Subterranean Books in the Delmar Loop and Left Bank Books in the Central West End and downtown are now offering Google eBooks on their respective websites. Both stores have been selli ... More >>

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    September 22, 2010

    Most Absurd WikiAnswers Question Ever?

    An article in The Times of London got us thinking about the big questions in life. Specifically, the question: Can vegans swallow? So we typed that search term into Google and voila! ​That settles that. Next question?

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    June 21, 2010

    PC World Magazine Puts in a Good Word for St. Louis' Google Fiber Bid

    photo by Jennifer SilverbergWasabiNet creators Minerva Lopez and Ben West​St. Louis has been vying for Google Fiber for nearly six months. Mayor Slay made sure the city submitted its application for the new ultra-high speed Internet way back in March, tapping his Vanguard Cabinet to help complete ... More >>

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    June 9, 2010

    Missouri Attorney General to Google: Tell Us What You Snooped with Street View

    Missouri AG office as seen via Street View.​Here at Daily RFT Google's Street View is our friend -- especially ever since we crashed the RFT Jet 'Copter 1. Street View allows us to easily capture images of places where news happens and use those pics to illustrate our blog posts. But could it be t ... More >>

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    May 27, 2010

    Google's Home Page Adorned With A Nice "Doodle" From a Missouri 9-year-old

    GoogleA Missouri girl doodles and the whole world sees it!​If you're reading this today (May 27, 2010), go to See the purty design? A Missouri third grader did that. Nine-year-old Makenzie Melton of El Dorado Springs beat out 33,000 kids to win this little contest called "Doodle 4 Goog ... More >>

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    May 26, 2010

    Google Touts Economic Impact in Missouri, Says Nothing of Profits Headed to California

    Google busts out some big figures.​Was I the only one who thought it strange yesterday that Google decided to make public its "economic impact" in Missouri and other states? The news release yesterday was apparently the first time ever that the search engine has shared its state-by-state financia ... More >>

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    May 6, 2010

    Nurses Day 2010: Nurses are Overpaid, Great, Angels and Not Doctors

    Today is Nurses Day in the United States, and the beginning of Nurses Week, which runs through May 12. Like doctors and lawyers, firefighters and cops, everyone has an opinion on these service professionals, and use Google to back those opinions up.So what are people searching for on Google when it ... More >>

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    April 5, 2010

    How is St. Louis Doing in Google Fiber Race?

    ​Last month we were the first to tell you that St. Louis was officially bidding to become the test market for Google's utra highspeed fiber optic internet service. The deadline to submit the application was last week so we thought we would follow up with Mayor Slays office and see how well the pro ... More >>

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    February 19, 2010

    St. Louis Will Bid to Be a Google Fiber Test Market

    ​Last week we reported that Google is looking for a test market for a fiber optic Internet service that could promise  Internet speeds to users that could reach 100 megabytes-per-second or more (currently the fastest broadband available is about 18 mbps). The question: will St. Louis bid to b ... More >>

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    February 18, 2010

    Here's to You, St. Louis. You've Sorta Kinda Figgered Out the Interwebz!

    Data appears to indicate St. Louis needs more than high-speed. We need help. ​Quick! Name the top-ten search terms St. Louisans punched into Google within the last week: "Mardi Gras"? Nope. "Cards spring training"? Nada. "Cocktails to make cold go away"? Strike. Not even "Budweiser" made ... More >>

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    February 11, 2010

    Hey, There's a Facebook in my Gmail! Is Anyone Buzzing Over Google Buzz?

    ​Google launched a new service called Buzz this week. It's not a stand alone product, it's an enhancement to Gmail. It's also represents the company's latest foray into the social media realm with updates similar to Facebook and the ability to embed media and links. It's curious that this is happe ... More >>

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    December 9, 2009

    Mac Users Get Google Chrome (Finally)

    ​Yesterday Google made the the beta version of the Chrome Web browser available for Mac and Linux users. This is almost exactly a year after the browser was launched (in beta) for Windows. Why the long delay? Nobody knows. It's very likely the case that Google was concentrating its efforts at aimi ... More >>

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    November 10, 2009

    Google Offering Free WiFi in 47 Airports in USA, Including St. Louis

    google.comJust when we thought Google couldn't get any more loveable.​First George Clooney, now free Wifi. Clearly Lambert Airport was the place to be in St. Louis in 2009. To be fair, free WiFi and Clooney were not simultaneous events: the WiFi only started today, and, like Clooney, it will be fl ... More >>

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    October 5, 2009

    The Great Google Wave Spaz-Out of 09

    Photo by Sam Howzit via Flickr (creative commons attribution 2.0)​Last week Google sent out the first batch of 100,000 invites for their new collaboration product Google Wave, resulting in the most ridiculous jockeying for invites since Joost a couple of years back. Twitter went crazy with otherwi ... More >>

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    August 7, 2009

    Ten Tech Releases to Look for this Fall

    Photo by Marcin Wichary via Flickr​It's August. The economy is bad. Things are slow, but technology marches on. In spite of the global economic slowdown, there will still be plenty of new high-tech products to look forward to this fall. A lot of them will actually be cheaper (even Apple has lowere ... More >>

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    July 20, 2009

    Google Continues its Quest for World Domination with Google Voice

    I finally got my Google Voice invite last week. Voice is Google's move into what has traditionally been the domain of the big telephone companies. The service is still in private beta, which means that you have to get an invite to try it out. It's very likely Google will roll out voice in a similar ... More >>

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    June 9, 2009

    Google Wave: The End of Email As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

    How long have we been using email? For most of us it's been several years now. I think I got my first email address around 1993. But email was around a long time before that. Ray Tomlinson is widely credited with inventing it in 1972. So yeah, it's been a while. Isn't it high time, then, that w ... More >>

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    April 27, 2009

    Rick Ankiel Has Shaved His Mustache

    Well, like many great surprises, it didn't last very long.It looks like the Cardinals' Rick Ankiel has shaved it off. You know, the mustache that garnered not one, but two, blog posts, and a couple thousand visits via Google. Seems more people were interested in it than one might've guessed.It's an ... More >>

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    April 22, 2009
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    April 13, 2009

    FoodWire: Baan Thai Express Now Open Downtown

    Baan Than Express has opened at 711 Olive Street, the space formerly occupied by the short-lived restaurant Zaytoon. The restaurant is something like a cafeteria: Customers pay based on how many different items from the daily selection they choose. One item and rice is $6.99, two items with rice $7. ... More >>

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    April 7, 2009

    New St. Louis Indie-Rock Venue: Antarctica?

    Tip o' the cap to a blog reader who passed along this curious Craigslist posting: "staff for indie rock music venue/lounge wanted."The ad says the venue -- called Antarctica and located at 5226 Gravois -- is looking for a "bartender, barback, dj, door person and post modern historian." Applicants ar ... More >>

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    April 1, 2009

    Maplewood Farmers' Market Opens Today

    Spring is here, the weather is lovely -- just don't check that Opening Day forecast -- and, at last, the weekly farmers' markets are opening.This afternoon the Maplewood Farmers' Market opens at Schlafly Bottleworks (7260 Southwest Avenue; Web site). The market runs from 4-7 p.m. In my experience, i ... More >>

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    March 27, 2009

    FoodWire: Bistro Alexander Closed?

    My Post-Dispatch counterpart, Joe Bonwich, broke the possible news on his Off the Menu blog yesterday: Clayton's Bistro Alexander (7927 Forsyth Boulevard) seems to have closed. I swung by this morning for a look, and while the tables remain set, artwork and a flat-screen TV have been removed from th ... More >>

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    March 24, 2009

    Review Slideshow: Momoyama's

    Jennifer SilverbergMy review of Momoyama's, the sushi restaurant in Chesterfield formerly known as Yoshi's, is now available online. Momoyama's is located at 1637 Clarkson Road. For more information, call 636-536-7778.In this week's Back of the House slideshow, Jennifer Silverberg takes you behind t ... More >>

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    March 20, 2009

    FoodWire: Paciugo Gran Caffé Closed

    Paciugo Gran Caffé, a gelato bar that opened last summer at 173 Carondelet Plaza, has closed. As with yesterday's news of the closing of Jasminka Homemade Cakes, this appears to have happened a few months ago.

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    March 17, 2009

    Review Slideshow: Thai Sawadee

    Jennifer SilverbergI return from a long afternoon at the car dealership with my review of Thai Sawadee, a tasty new joint in Chesterfield. Thai Sawadee is located at 171 Hilltown Village Center. Call 636-728-0308 for info.In this week's Back of the House slideshow, Jennifer Silverberg shows you some ... More >>

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    March 6, 2009

    FoodWire: OR Smoothie & Café, Bravo! to Go and Parkside Lounge Open

    An ominbus opening edition of FoodWire:OR Smoothie & Café has opened its new location at 3 North Euclid Avenue in the Central West End. OR is open from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. daily. Call 314-367-8883 for more info.Now open at 3117 South Grand Boulevard is Parkside Lounge and Fusion Cuisine. No word yet ... More >>

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    March 6, 2009

    FoodWire: Schlafly Stout & Oyster Fest This Weekend

    Wikimedia CommonsToday's weather not enough to get you excited about this weekend? How about a friendly reminder that today and tomorrow Schlafly Tap Room (2100 Locust Street; Web site) hosts its annual Stout & Oyster Festival.The festival runs from 5 p.m.-midnight today and noon-midnight tomorr ... More >>

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    March 5, 2009

    Highway 40, I Hardly Recognize Thee

    Highway 40 today (March 5) as viewed from the Boland Place overpass looking east toward Big Bend Boulevard.

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    March 4, 2009

    FoodWire: Wine Dinner at Five 3.12

    Forest Park Southeast* bistro Five (4317 Manchester Avenue; Web site) is hosting a "Provence Wine Dinner" on Thursday, March 12. The dinner will pair chef Anthony Devoti's cooking with selections from Major Brands sommelier Linda McGovern. The dinner is from 6:45-9:30 p.m. and costs $55 per person. ... More >>

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    February 13, 2009

    FoodWire: Bravo! Cucina Italiana Opening 3.19 What recession? Sitting on my desk this morning was a thick media packet from Bravo! Cucina Italiana, which is opening at West County Shopping Center on Thursday, March 19.(That's the Lansing, Michigan, location pictured to the right.)Bravo!, which comes to us from the same pare ... More >>

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    February 9, 2009

    FoodWire: Bravo! to Go, The Post Coming Soon to Maplewood

    Next month should see two new spots open in Maplewood. Opening at 7322 Manchester Road (the former Minions Café) is Bravo! to Go, a storefront venue for Bravo! Catering. According to the sign outside the location, Bravo! to Go is scheduled to open March 1. Call 314-330-7302 for more information.Als ... More >>

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    January 29, 2009

    Remind Me Again? Are We Living In Missou-rah or Jersey?

    The Associated Press reports this morning that a man from Lebanon, Missouri, can stand trial for murdering his wife and encasing her body in concrete. Horst Gunter Sabla had a preliminary hearing yesterday in Laclede County. Supposedly Sabla has admitted in a statement to shooting his wife, Sharon, ... More >>

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    January 27, 2009

    FoodWire: Schnucks to Begin Work on Downtown Store

    The Post-Dispatch had an article today noting that Schnucks will begin construction of its much anticipated downtown location at 315 North Ninth Street. A few key notes from the story: The planning process -- not the tough economy -- delayed construction of the downtown location, said Lori Willis, a ... More >>

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    January 5, 2009

    Prince Joe Henry, 1930-2009 -- Funeral Arrangements Announced

    Prince Joe Henry, Negro League ballplayer, native of Brooklyn, Illinois, and former Riverfront Times "Ask a Negro Leaguer" columnist, died late last week. Today his grandson, Sean Muhammad, sent us information regarding funeral arrangements:VisitationWednesday, January 7, 2009  - 6:00 p.m. to 8 ... More >>

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    May 5, 2004

    Potato Peeled

    Who bumped Frank "Couch Potato" Weltner from the Internet? Blame it on the Jews.

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