It's true: Megaupload has been gone an entire week, and for the millions of people who used the site because they like their totally legal for-pay cloud storage to come equipped with fake download links and massive flash banner ads I'm sure things have been difficult. For copyright holders, massiv ... More >>
Well, now, this is interesting: Google announced today that it has acquired reader-generated-review pioneer Zagat. Marissa Mayer, a Google vice president, made the announcement on the search engine's official blog:Moving forward, Zagat will be a cornerstone of our local offering--delighting p ... More >>
UPDATE: Cory Hart congratulations! Email me at kiernan dot maletsky at riverfronttimes dot com to claim your book. Been to the Google home page today? It would have been Les Paul's 96th birthday, and to celebrate, the logo has been turned into a sort of guitar you can play by moving your cur ... More >>
courtesy of Google and GeoEyeThis recent aerial view shows just both the Ohio River and the Mississippi River spilling over near Cairo, Illinois.After we detailed our road trip through the flooded Missouri Bootheel and Cairo, Illinois, in a blog post yesterday, we heard from someone at Google, wh ... More >>
Anyone who tried to go to the Pageant's website today has been greeted with an angry red screen and warnings that the site is a "Reported Attack Site!"ANGRY. SCARY. Yeah, things you don't like to see. However, do not worry -- the venue's site has not been hacked.
So, you know how sometimes you try to search for a certain recipe on Google -- say, tacos al pastor -- and because the results aren't restricted to recipes, instead of tacos, you're once again battling your crippling addiction to Internet porn?Maybe that's just me.At any rate, starting today, Goo ... More >>
There's two kinds of people in the world. Them that like the new Google Instant, and them that prefer this ad, which appropriates Bob Dylan's "Subterranean Homesick Blues" proto-music video: Which kind are you?
Search Engine LandIn honor of yesterday's epic "Dead Girl" Google Street Bomb, as reported by Gawker, we've put together a list of the top ten Google Street View Photobombs.
Happy April 1, a.k.a. April Fool's Day. In perhaps the best joke -- thus far -- today, the search engine Google has renamed itself after the Kansas City of Topeka. This is what you see today when you google, uh, Google.So what's the deal with the name change, and why is it bad for us here in St. ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/31272503@N02A Texas Internet-type company called iJango is holding a meeting at Spazio's in Westport tonight to attract St. Louis-area investors, and the Better Business Bureau is warning St. Louisans to be wary, the St. Louis Business Journal reports.More specifically, the BBB ... More >>
Facebook announced yesterday that it is aquiring Friendfeed for "roughly $50 Million" acording to Techchrunch. This may or may not mean anything to you depending on if you are a current user of Friendfeed. Friendfeed has always been one of the secondary status update services that started shortl ... More >>
G'morning! If you're just not ready to unclench the weekend from your grip, rewind with these highlights from last week on the Daily RFT, the top-ten most-read postsJoker Bites His Wife's Face, Tells Cops He's BatmanThomas Byrd of Granite City, Ass Clown of the Week nominee, was sentenced to 24 year ... More >>
Shred like a pro.We know there's paper on you. Sensitive paper. Stuff we shouldn't see: bank statements, tax docs, subscription confirmations for those booty mags (yeah, we know about those). Nervous?Solution: SHRED THAT SHIT. You can do it for free this weekend. Southwest Bank is apparently running ... More >>
Photo by Nicholas PhillipsTulip bonanza!As you read this, the crab apple and redbud trees in Forest Park are positively bursting over entire brigades of tulips and daffodils. But according to the park's horticultural foreman, Alan Jankowski, you've only got about two weeks left to enjoy them. Click ... More >>
Robin Wheeler writes for the blog Poppy Mom. She also has a strange attraction to drinking establishments with jars of pickled -- or possibly fossilized -- eggs. She reports on these dives for Gut Check every Friday.When did day drinking fall out of favor? I want to think that if everyone took an ... More >>
www.slowfoodstl.orgMike Sweeney of STL Hops sent along word this morning that are still some tables available for Slow Food St. Louis' "Convivial Pursuit" trivia event this Friday. The cost of a table is $200, with up to ten persons per table. Your payment includes beer, wine and soda.The event will ... More >>
Ian Froeb Bravo! Cucina Italiana, the first St. Louis-area location of a national chain from the same folks who brought us Brio Tuscan Grill, is slated to open today at West County Shopping Center. The Bravo! menu is marginally shorter than War and Peace and features lots of wood-grilled items. The ... More >>
I was on Olive Boulevard, heading back to the office from Chesterfield a few hours ago, when a sign for something called Joo Joo's caught my eye. The sign, which in smaller print describes Joo Joo's as a restaurant and karaoke bar, is located at 12937 Olive Boulevard, the former Billy Sherman's Deli ... More >>
St. Louis Jazz Cafe is scheduled to open Saturday, March 21, at 1500 St. Charles Street (the former Red Moon location). According to the press release, there will be several events that day: a ribbon-cutting at 3 p.m., a red-carpet event at 6 and two performances by local favorite Erin Bode, the fir ... More >>
SqWires (1415 South 8th Street; Web site) is hosting a pre-party, of sorts, for this weekend's Stout & Oyster Festival at the Schlafly Tap Room. From 6:30 p.m. on, pay $25 (tax and tip not included) for an all-you-can-eat and -slurp oyster buffet.Coincidentally, the RFT last year awarded SqWires ... More >>
Jennifer Silverberg My review of Taqueria el Jalapeño is now available online. Taqueria el Jalapeño is located at 10009 St. Charles Rock Road in St. Ann. Call 314-426-9951 for more info.In this week's Back of the House slideshow, photographer Jennifer Silverberg takes you inside the small, but mig ... More >>
As reported yesterday in the Cherokee Street News, the moratorium prohibiting alcohol sales on parts of Cherokee Street in south St. Louis has ended. A board bill passed last week excludes a three-block stretch of Cherokee (from Iowa Avenue to Nebraska Avenue) from the so-called Twentieth Ward Liquo ... More >>
Jennifer Silverberg My review of the Good Pie, the new Neapolitan-style pizza joint in Midtown, is now available online. The Good Pie is located at 3137 Olive Street; the menu is available at its Web site.In this week's Back of the House slideshow, photographer Jennifer Silverberg shows you the Good ... More >>
The Washington University police department has installed closed-circuit television cameras on Ackert Walkway (a.k.a. Greenway Walk) in an attempt to beef up security following several recent assaults near the University City Loop. View Larger MapThe university's Student Life newspaper reports today ... More >>
The Delmar Loop restaurant Boosters Café (567 Melville Avenue) has expanded its hours to include dinner service. Boosters in now open till 8 p.m. daily and will feature nightly specials like meatloaf, lasagna and, on Thursdays, tamales. Breakfast is still available all day.For more info, call 3 ... More >>
Slow Food St. Louis has announced that its Convivial Pursuit trivia night will take place on Friday, March 27. The event will be held at Mad Art Gallery (2727 South 12th Street). Doors open at 6 p.m., and the trivia begins at 7.The cost is $200 per table, with a maximum of ten persons per table. (T ... More >>
Mardi Gras isn't until next weekend, but local revelers can start their celebratin' early beginning this Friday, when Sammy Hagar's Sammy's Beach Bar and Grill opens at Harrah's Casino in Maryland Heights. Ian reported all the details when I was away. The picture below came up when I did a Google im ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsThe gooey butter cake is not in the shape of 19th-century Irish naturalist Dr. Valentine Ball.I heart Google. Why? Because I just Googled "Nothing says Valentine's like" and came up with:-an adult-art themed show-insuring a getaway trip (link not working)and-curling with your sweeth ... More >>
Sauce's new blog reports that the recently closed Fumanchu (7336 Manchester Road) will become a burger joint called Franklin's.
Wikimedia CommonsTomorrow and Saturday the Schlafly Tap Room (2100 Locust Street; Web site) is hosting its annual Cod and Cask Festival. Enjoy cod prepared by Icelandic chef Hakon Ovarsson and cask-conditioned ale while listening to the music of Icelandic band Vicky.It sure as heck beats eating fish ... More >>
Want your Super Bowl party to feature fresh local produce? You're in luck. Tomorrow Schlafly Bottleworks (7260 Southwest Avenue; Web site) hosts its monthly Winter Farmers' Market. The market will run from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Bottleworks' Crown Room. Vendors change from market to market, but Schla ... More >>
Heh, heh, heh. The New York Times story that accompanies the image above celebrates Britain's many wonderful street and place names, from the village of Crapstone to Crotch Crescent (Oxford), Titty Ho (Northamptonshire), Wetwang (East Yorkshire) and Slutshole Lane (Norfolk).Here in St. Louis, all U ... More >>
You only thought the holidays were over. Well, Unreal has news for you: Today is Run It Up the Flagpole and See If Anybody Salutes It Day.What is that, you ask? Unreal, selflessly dedicated to providing answers to all the idiotic questions you never knew you had, is on the case."Run it up the flagpo ... More >>
The Shaved Duck
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