The Best of St. Louis issue hit newsstands this week, and a collective sigh of relief after the chaos of annual assemblage utters itself from the RFT offices. Pick it up to see some fun recommendations from our staff and contributors, including plenty of music picks. See Also: The Best Of St. Louis ... More >>
There's another festival this weekend, this time featuring Lebanese food. Check out a dining tour with Art Dimensions or get your beer on at Schlafly's annual Hop in the City. Whatever you choose, this weekend is sure to be anything but boring! Read on for our food-related recommendations. See also ... More >>
St. Louis' neighborhoods are gems in their own right: full of history, great people and, as far as Gut Check is concerned, fantastic food. Each week we'll take you into a specific neighborhood and point you in the direction of the best places to grab some bites. View Midtown in a larger map As its ... More >>
Cinco de Mayo, Derby Day and First Friday are only a few of the excuses to get out and get your drink on this weekend. Besides that, rejoice over the bounty of a new farmers' market season in Tower Grove Park, celebrate Big Sky Cafe's 21st anniversary or take a tour or class this weekend. Details on ... More >>
Nick Lowe Sheldon Concert Hall September 26, 2012 "I knew the bride when she used to rock and roll," sang Nick Lowe to wind down an hour of songs at the Sheldon last night. For its part, the not-quite capacity crowd knew the groom when he used to power, pop, pub and punk, when he used to answer to ... More >>
Since the bust of Rush Limbaugh went up in the state capitol, Todd Akin offered up his theories of "legitimate rape" and the legislature overrode Governor Nixon's veto of the bill that would allow employers to deny insurance coverage of birth control, Missouri has become a laughingstock among progre ... More >>
We're just weeks away from the twelfth annual St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase -- in fact we're so close that Cinema St. Louis released the full schedule of all 96 films today. The SLIFF exists to highlight films written, directed, produced and/or edited in St. Louis, or by St. Louis natives.
Jennifer SilverbergDooley's Beef n Brew House (601 North Grand Boulevard; 314-531-7600) is the successor to the late downtown institution Dooley's Ltd., and this week, I visit the new Grand Center location of the burger-centric restaurant. Check out a sneak peek of my review after the jump.
Deborah HylandJesus ain't got nothing on this tortilla operation executed by artist Kim Wardenburg and Eric Woods, owner of Firecracker Press.On the surface, Cherokee Street seems fairly diverse: indie printers and hipster stores co-existing with Mexican grocers and restaurants, hip-hop cloth ... More >>
Kristen KlempertThe Joint: Kota Wood Fire Grill 522 North Grand Boulevard; 314-535-5577 The Hours: Mon.-Fri. 2-6 p.m. when there's a show at the Fox, 2-7 p.m. on non-show nights, Sun. 4 p.m.-close (no happy hour Sat.) The Deal: $2 domestics, $3 well cocktails, $5 wines by the glass, half of ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsAs the old saying goes, no news is good news. However, no local news makes for a rather-boring music section - or music blog, as the case may be. If you aren't a regular visitor to this here music blog, definitely become one: We compile breaking news, show reviews and local t ... More >>
Mae Wheeler, a.k.a. "Lady Jazz"The Arts and Education Council is out with the twentieth edition of its St. Louis Arts Awards honorees. Among those heading up the 2011 class (to be recognized at a January ceremony) are Mae Wheeler, a local singer better known as "Lady Jazz"; Wayne Salomon, directo ... More >>
Community radio station KDHX announced today that it's moving its base of operations to 3524 Washington Boulevard. That's the location last occupied by the second iteration of the Creepy Crawl, which closed in December 2008. According to a press release, the station was gifted the building "t ... More >>
via FlickrPeat Wollaeger's "Blaster Head" is a mind blower.Once upon a time, the River City had a reputation as something of a street art and graffiti mecca. That was way back in 2000 when Paint Louis was happening and some of the coolest cats to ever shake a can of spray paint made pilgrimages t ... More >>
It's that time of week again -- you're hopefully left with at least a few hours of free time where you can decide to do whatever you feel like: No time-sucking birthday lunches, Saturday morning soccer games or shift-covering for your slacker of a coworker. ("How has he not been fired yet?" you may ... More >>
One supporter of Jeff Smith compared him to a Kennedy.Lt. Governor Peter Kinder, Build-A-Bear CEO Maxine Clark and an ex-girlfriend are among the hundreds of people who wrote to a federal judge asking for leniency in the sentencing for former state senator Jeff Smith. The letters, along with some ... More >>
Bruno David Gallery in Grand Center announced yesterday that one of its more controversial artists, Cindy Tower, was hand-picked for a group exhibition going on this weekend at Art Chicago. Wikimedia CommonsAs I understand it (never been), Art Chicago is the international and contemporary art fair i ... More >>
University of Missouri - St. Louis announced today the hiring of Tim Eby as general manager of its public radio station, KWMU (90.7 FM). A veteran manager with WOSU Public Media in Columbus, Ohio, Eby will begin his new job January 20. Eby takes over for KWMU's longtime general manager Patty Wente, ... More >>
Schoolhouse Rock's songwriter celebrates a few special birthdays in St. Louis while we pit Kenny G vs. Trans-Siberian Orchestra in a fight to the holiday death.
Sit back and marvel as Rick Majerus hoists SLU basketball from the morass of mediocrity. (Just don't let him near your pizza.)
Dennis Brown and Paul Friswold suss out the local theater scene.
Week of June 14, 2007
The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis might live up to its name by relocating.
Week of November 30, 2006
Waterloo plays a CD release party for Out of the Woods; plus, a sneak peek at the new and improved Creepy Crawl
New owners, new venues and old digs: A report on St. Louis' ever-evolving club scene
Want to build a strong theater community? Start with the kids.
A local club finds a new owner, while Lojic leaves the Lou for LA
Her kitchen welcomes you!
Week of October 13, 2004
A two-year cultural experiment comes to an end
Paint your plate at two new art-museum eateries
Week of October 22, 2003
Week of June 12, 2002
Sit down and shut up, class. Sister has a wonderful lesson to teach -- though it's never the same one twice.
The people behind the people of the People Project
Some uninvited guests are the cherry on the Sunday at the Slammies Music Showcase
Published the week of February 16
Local theater companies conduct an ongoing search for places to ply their craft
Composer John Adams airs his "Naive and Sentimental Music" at Powell Hall