Update: Congratulations to Ryan Haynes, Shaun Arredondo, Kenny Kinds, Jr Moore, Erik Anker, Kevin White, Zack Stovall and Kris Wernowsky for making the elite eight. Thanks also to everybody else for entering, and all you readers for voting! Original Post: It takes an extraordinary set of balls - ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsA Thanksgiving dinner with U.S. troops in Afghanistan.Talk to any veteran, and there's a good chance you'll hear about military food, from mess halls to MREs, food drops and sharing with the needy, and of course the local eats from the far-flung places where they've served. E ... More >>
Doesn't look like Lupe Fiasco is going to get invited to perform at the White House anytime soon.Damn it, Lupe. Perhaps no other active rapper injects his music with such intelligence, such thoughtful ideas, such reasonable positions. The Chicago native put the Midwest on the map as a hotbe ... More >>
Last weekend, Chuck Berry gave fans in Chicago a scare: A New Year's Day concert ended prematurely after the 84-year-old fell ill. This gig aside, however, Berry remains a workhorse: Without fail, he plays monthly at Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, and he told Rolling Stone last year that he's working o ... More >>
Image viaUm, is that like really in the Constitution? Some people were worried that once "Dubya" left office we'd suffer from the loss of eyebrow-raising political quotes. However, there's one thing in Washington that's never in short supply: stupidity. The good folks over at About.com's Politic ... More >>
Maybe you'd like to see some art this weekend but just can't decide what kind of art to feast your eyeballs on. Check out Sweet Jesus, a two-day contemporary art exhibit at Lemp Brewery, with over 15 artists displaying audio and visual exhibits on a multitude of themes. Fun fact: The show's title wa ... More >>
Drink up! Time published a report that heavy drinkers live longer than non-drinkers. Alcoholics Anonymous has always attributed this to many non-drinkers being recovering alcoholics who damage their bodies beyond repair before they stopped drinking. But a new study claims people who don't drink have ... More >>
Photo: The Travel ChannelAnthony Bourdain"I'm gonna walk out on stage, talk for an hour, [do] question-and-answer," says Anthony Bourdain of his October 1 appearance at the Fox Theatre. "It's as crazy, as rowdy, as entertaining as the audience cares to make it."The visit will be Bourdain's first ... More >>
Remember the "Players for Peace Goodwill Game," the fundraiser soccer match that was supposed to be played next Saturday, August 7 at the Edward Jones Dome? The one that was going to feature a squad of South Americans versus a team called "The Rest of the World" with players like Zidane and Ronaldin ... More >>
Midlake performs at the Old Rock House on Saturday. Read our feature here.Friday, May 14 *Ozomatli, Duck Room -- SOLD OUT *Ozomatli, Vintage Vinyl (5:30 p.m.) *Mr. Gnome/Loza/The Orbz, Firebird *Fundamental Elements (CD release), Old Rock House *Here Come the Mummies/Open > Sunday, The Pagean ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsRuben Mendoza performs his signature move, the bicycle kickRuben Mendoza, a legendary soccer player and coach from St. Louis, died Sunday at the age of 78. He was a three-time Olympian and a member of the St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame.Mendoza was perhaps best known locally as the ... More >>
Betcha didn't know that February is Earthquake Awareness Month in Missouri. Betcha also didn't know that Missouri is overdue for a significant earthquake. Those two issues were what Governor Jay Nixon and other officials discussed last week at a meeting in the town of New Madrid, home to the faul ... More >>
Hanging Out For Haiti, the brainchild of Jeff Bachmann and DJ FISH (a.k.a. Jon Nesselhauf), was held at Club 15 last Friday night, raising $2,600 at the downtown venue. Photo: Matt BlickenstaffGuests pay a $20 cover at the door Friday night at Club 15, all of which was donated to the American Red C ... More >>
What happens when Valentine's Day and Mardi Gras collide? Guess we'll find out this weekend. Friday, February 12 *Langhorne Slim/April Smith & the Great Picture Show, Off Broadway *Rick Springfield, Ameristar Casino (St. Charles) *Branford Marsalis, Touhill *The Hood Internet, The Gramophone *Viole ... More >>
Fox Theatre *Yo Gabba Gabba, Sunday, March 21 Off Broadway *Mondo Drag, Tuesday, February 9 *Henhouse Prowlers/The Hillbenders, Sunday, February 14 *Left Lane Cruiser/The Monads, Thursday, March 24 *Adrian Legg, Thursday, April 1 *Greensky Bluegrass, Friday, April 2 *Dana Falconberry/Abi Robbins, ... More >>
Clooney filming in Lafayette Square last year. George Clooney was fete-ing the success of St. Louis-filmed Up in the Air at New York's Monkey Bar Wednesday night when he told The Hollywood Reporter that he will host a telethon to raise money for the people of Haiti.Clooney's program will run ... More >>
Don't you know? Gut Check has a Twitter account. You can follow me @gutcheckstl.Here's some of what you missed on my Twitter feed this week:It's the Caveman Diet! Tomatoes optional. http://bit.ly/4SaiVE3:22 PM Jan 11thWriting about restaurants feels pointless today. Please consider donating $10 ... More >>
Looking for a way to help Haitians?Patricia Wolff, a local pediatrician and founder of the non-profit Meds & Food for Kids, is headed out to Haiti soon to feed and care for the hungry, and her group is asking for support.Meds & Food for Kids supplies malnourished children with what Haitians ... More >>
This week in the RFT, freelance writer Roy Kasten interviewed Tom Russell about his creative process, especially for the new album Blood and Candle Smoke, which prominently features the sounds of Calexico, and some of his strongest compositions after over 30 years of songwriting. He'll be in the St. ... More >>
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