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    May 12, 2014

    Forklift Flips BMW, Then Drops Dumpster on It

    It might take you a couple seconds to notice the weirdness in this grainy photo. Look for the upside-down silver sedan resting in the middle of Broadway and Convention Plaza, right in front of the Edward Jones Dome. Note also the full dumpster curiously resting on the car's exposed undercarriage. ... More >>

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    May 9, 2014

    MU Wants to Reignite Missouri-Kansas Football Rivalry, But KU Is Too Busy Pouting

    It has been two years since former rivals the University of Missouri Tigers and the University of Kansas Jayhawks faced off on the gridiron. MU head coach Gary Pinkel told football fans this week that he'd like to reinstate the annual Border War rivalry game, especially since the Southeastern Confe ... More >>

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    October 10, 2013

    Belleville Arrest Now Viewable in Google Street View

    In May Daily RFT told you about a motorist in Belleville, Illinois, whom police had handcuffed on the curb when the Google Maps car just happened to drive by. We heard about the incident from former Riverfront Times contributor Robin Wheeler, who was sitting on her front porch at the time and chron ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    Update: Tyrese Short, Age Nine, Shot in Head in Drive-By St. Louis Shooting (Homicide No. 53)

    Update: A nine-year-old St. Louis boy who was shot in the head in an early morning drive-by incident on Wednesday has died, police say. Our original coverage of the shooting is below. Police officials have identified the homicide victim as Tyrese Short who lived on Switzer Avenue in the North Poin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    The Crucial Mistake Most Bands Are Making With Facebook

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>

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    February 28, 2013

    Christopher Frank: Guilty of Child Harassment (And Worst Fashion Sense Ever?)

    Christopher Frank, accused of exposing himself to an eleven-year-old boy in a Brentwood Home Depot last year, pleaded guilty this week. Police say the suspect got down on his knees in a bathroom stall, exposed his genitals to the boy -- and then watched him use the bathroom. Here at Daily RFT, we' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    Here's Why You Never Get Booked as an Opening Act

    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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    January 7, 2013

    The Best Concerts in St. Louis This Week: January 7 to 13

    Monday mornings are weird when you have to share your home bathroom with nine or so near-strangers. Such was the case today after housing a couple of bands from a particularly noisy and awesome show last night. I'm not exactly sure how it happened, but officially as of today, my life is shows, shows ... More >>

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    November 8, 2012
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    August 15, 2012

    Post-Dispatch Refreshes Year-Old RFT Story on Plastic Surgeon, Boobs

    RFT related content: Plastic Surgeon Posted Nude Pics Online, Patients Claim in Lawsuits w/UPDATEJane Doe Lawyer: Nude Boob Pics Are Still Online We weren't going to say anything, but our Google Alerts just won't let it go. We keep getting bombarded by notifications about Monday's front-page articl ... More >>

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    July 27, 2012

    Five Deeply Inappropriate Beatles Songs For Paul McCartney To Sing At The London Olympics Opening Ceremony

    Paul McCartney is probably going to sing "Hey Jude" at the London Olympics' opening ceremonies tonight. Just call it a hunch, or else just Google all the reports from trusted anonymous sources that he's been practicing the song at what I believe is officially called Not-The-Bird's-Nest-But-That's-Ok ... More >>

  • Music

    March 1, 2012

    Eddie Money

    7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Friday, March 2. Lumière Place Casino, 999 North Second Street.

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    October 10, 2011

    Peter Kinder and the "Wicked Infection"

    ​Note to Peter Kinder: When describing one's health problems, probably best to go with phrases like "a little bit under the weather" or "touch of the flu." In fact, when running for Governor, especially when just coming off a scandal involving sketchy bars and stripper poles, we would go so far as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    Plastic Surgeon Posted Nude Pics Online, Patients Claim in Lawsuits

    If this was your body, would you feel violated?​Five women who hired St. Louis physician Dr. Michele Koo to perform plastic surgery on them say they got a nasty surprise -- pictures of their naked torsos were posted on Dr. Koo's website.And that's not all. The pictures came up in an Internet searc ... More >>

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    July 14, 2011
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    March 21, 2011

    House Coat Project a Wrap: Still "Stoopid" or Kind of Cool?

    A Daily RFT post last week about the art project "House Coat" drew a lot of comments from readers, most of them highly critical of artist Leeza Meksin's vision of wrapping a south St. Louis home in spandex.That said, we thought it only fair to post some photos of the final product taken just before ... More >>

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    February 28, 2011

    Watching the Rotisserie Chicken Channel, Eh?

    Image via​A colleague who apparently has far more interesting Google Alerts than I do passed along this story from our neighbors to the north. Starting today, restaurant chain Swiss Chalet will operate a television channel that shows nothing but a chicken cooking on a rotisserie grill for twenty-f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    This Month in Science

    image via​Here in St. Louis, lots and lots of people are working tirelessly to explain the meaning of life -- not in the philosophical sense, but literally: How does the universe work? Here are some of the discoveries they've made this month, as reported in Riverfront Times and Daily RFT: Bar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    Local Blogger Rediscovers Earliest Known Photo of a Human Being

    Last week, a local blogger known as the Hokumburg Goombah, and also as Gig Thurmond, awoke to, like Lord Byron, find himself famous. In blogger terms, this means "when we got home after running errands, visiting a sick friend, and getting dinner, and we checked the counter [yes, it has come to that, ... More >>

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    July 16, 2010

    Interview Outtakes: Emily Haines of Metric on Her Internet Admirers and Vampire Love

    Metric is finally coming back to St. Louis.​Later today, I'll be trekking out to Maryland Heights for Lilith Fair. Expect photos and a recap tomorrow. In the meantime, please check out our interview with Metric's Emily Haines -- and some outtakes below. Snag Metric's Daytrotter session right h ... More >>

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    June 24, 2010

    Freddie Holland of Match Foods, Inc., Part 2

    Robin Wheeler​This is part two of Robin Wheeler's Chef's Choice profile of Freddie Holland of Match Foods, Inc., maker of Match Meats. Part one is available here, and part three, a recipe, follows on Friday. Did your family cook when you were a child? If so, what meals stand out? Our family n ... More >>

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    March 22, 2010

    St. Louis Meet UrbHub

    What do you do when you find yourself living in a new town where you don't know many people and you don't know what to do or where to go? If your name is Brad Hogan you start a new social tool that lets you and others share local places and happenings around town and you call it UrbHub. ​Urbhub is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    Chris Coleman's Attorneys Apparently Lack Internet Access

    WWMD?​We're not lawyers here at Daily RFT, but we occasionally like to play attorneys on the Internetz. (In this imaginary world we always think of ourselves as Matlock. Please humor us in this request.) So, today we're scratching our silky white coif and nervously fraying the lapels of our seersu ... More >>

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    November 30, 2009

    Zhu Zhu Pets Big Hit on Cyber Monday

    ​It's a good time to be an owner/investor in the St. Louis-based toy company Cepia LLC. Internet searches for the company's Zhu Zhu Pets is off the charts today -- Cyber Monday -- the biggest online shopping day of the year. By late this morning Google labeled Zhu Zhu Pets as "on fire" after thous ... More >>

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    October 28, 2009

    Farmers' Market Share: Freaky-Ass Cauliflower Soup

    Alissa Nelson​This week I bought a $6 head of cauliflower. It was purple -- which was novel -- and it was locally grown, which is obviously what this blog is all about. But, ultimately, it was a single head of cauliflower that cost $6.Can I get political for a moment?This past spring, Alice Water ... More >>

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    September 14, 2009

    Is Richie Incognito A Few Fries Short of Happy Meal?

    www.turfshowtimes.comIncognito quotes "The Goonies": Heeeyyy you guys..."​To the surprise of absolutely nobody, the Rams suck. Again. New head coach Steve Spagnuolo may have said all the right things during the off-season, but it was still the same sucky players on the field making the same ... More >>

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    August 26, 2009

    America F*** Yeah: Chesterfield Hummer Dealership Also Sells Assault Rifles

    Wikimedia Commons​While the rest of America's auto-dealers are crying about the end of "Cash for Clunkers," the guv-mint bail out of GM, and other forms of socialism in this once-prosperous capitalist society, one Chesterfield car salesman knows what a true American patriot needs to make it throug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2009

    In Bid to Survive, Newspaper Industry May Steal Play From Music Publishers are beginning to emerge from the meeting we told you about last month involving some of the nation's biggest newspaper publishers -- including Lee Enterprises owner of the Post-Dispatch.  Last week the Wall Street Journal reported that the newspaper honchos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2009

    Readers of Slay's Blog Favor City/County Merger...Not That They're a Scientfic Sampling

    St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay posted an online poll yesterday asking readers to vote on several of the issues he mentioned during his Inaugural Address on Tuesday. So far it seems readers of Slay's blog agree with most of the mayor's suggestions in his address -- including the ideas of merging the ci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2009

    Throwback of the House: Lousy Loafer

    Robin Wheeler writes for the blog Poppy Mom. After years of making and eating fancy food, Robin is sick of it all. She's returning to the basics: recipes that haven't surfaced in three decades. She reports on the results for Gut Check every Tuesday.Can someone please tell me about the mid-20th centu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2009

    What the Hell is a Michigan Left?

    The Post-Dispatch reports today that St. Louis County officials plan to solve the traffic clusterfuck that is the intersection of Manchester and Hanley Roads with something called a "Michigan Left," rather than the overpass solution that was previously being considered.No, it's not a football play. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    Maryville Church Shooting: The Mythical Bulletproof Bible

    While many people in these parts are still trying to make sense of the tragic shooting that happened yesterday at a church in Maryville, media around the world already have begun to play up the most sensational element of the story: that the Rev. Fred Winter, who was killed in the incident, used a B ... More >>

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    February 8, 2009

    Hockey Erotica: What to Do on a Cold Night in Canada

    When one looks at the scope of human history, there are a few ideas that truly stand out above all others. Air travel. The printing press. Motion pictures. And now, finally, a new idea has come along fit to stand with those. Hockey erotica. No, you're not hallucinating. No longer will we b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009

    Too Early in the Year to Dream of Party Cove?

    I don't know about you, but today's sudden warm up in temperature has me thinking of summer and, with it, the Lake of the Ozark's Party Cove. As I reported back in 2005, it can be pretty wild down in Missou-rah's backwater Sodom and Gomorrah. On any given summer weekend you're likely to see more tha ... More >>

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    January 22, 2009

    The Dish: Five Guys Burgers and Fries

    I still haven't completely recovered from the closing of Big V's Burger Joint. While Five Guys Burgers and Fries might not fill all of the gap in my heart, I think it will accelerate the healing process.A lot.

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    January 21, 2009

    Painting Space

    My heavens, that's nice art

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    December 23, 2008

    Top Ten Americana Albums of 2008

    Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records that just didn't feel right stuck in the category.Releases by Calexico and DeVotchKa felt far too worldly to pigeonhole as folk or country, for instance, while Blitzen Trapper's fantastic F ... More >>

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    December 8, 2008

    The Dish: A Cheese-Rite Sandwich at Maid-Rite

    Occasionally, when I tell someone I lived in Iowa for a couple of years, I'm asked my opinion of Maid-Rite. "Don't have one," I say. "Never ate there."The reaction is similar, I imagine, to what would happen if you told someone you were from St. Louis, and they asked your opinion on T-ravs, and you ... More >>

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    November 19, 2008
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    November 18, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 11.18

    Upon my return from Mexico, there were 1,736 unread emails in the account I use for Google news alerts. D'oh. Here are some highlights from the last 24 hours... It's official: InBev has purchased Anheuser-Busch. (Dow Jones) A new government report finds an increase in U.S. households stru ... More >>

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    August 18, 2008
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    June 25, 2008
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    November 20, 2007

    Daily Web Crawl

    Your daily guide to what they're whispering about in the next cubicle. HERE Gut Check waves goodbye to Big V's. In case you missed it: Yesterday's Today Show appearance by Megan Meier's parents. Discover which locals kicked ass this year. Bloggers vs. Walgreens. Can you guess who won? So, this ... More >>

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    November 1, 2007

    Daily Web Crawl

    Your daily guide to what they're whispering about in the next cubicle. HERE Been itching for some Flaco's Cocina tacos? Gut Check has the scoop on the restaurant's menu. Annie cannot resist the lure of free music and an almost-free magazine subscription. Claire Nowak-Boyd packs it up at Ecolog ... More >>

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    October 30, 2007

    Daily Web Crawl

    Your daily guide to what they're whispering about in the next cubicle. HERE Check out A to Z for a local-ish news round-up. Ian takes a peak at Flaco's Cocina on Delmar. Front yard or junkyard? This yard is much worse than a pink flamingo-laden one. (Via ... More >>

  • Music

    March 28, 2007

    Noise Pop

    Avant-garde label aPop Records opens a storefront and moves its operations onto Cherokee Street.

  • Music

    January 10, 2007

    Super Famicom

    8 p.m. Thursday, January 11. Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center (3301 Lemp Avenue).

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    December 21, 2005

    Holiday Feast

    Our critics chew on the film trends of '05

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    December 10, 2003

    Taxicab Confessions

    Hellcab's meter is running

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    October 1, 2003
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