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Halloween

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2014

    Five Essential Insane Clown Posse "Hallowicked" Halloween Songs

    It's the Halloween season once again. The streets are lit with carved pumpkins, department stores are stockpiled with candy and the Insane Clown Posse is coming to town. Performing Tuesday, October 28, with Da Mafia 6ix at Pop's, ICP mark the twentieth anniversary of its first Hallowicked celebratio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2014

    10 Best Bakeries and Candy Shops to Score Special Halloween Treats

    We here at Gut Check International Headquarters are all about helping guide our readers to the very best eats, and come Halloween-time that includes making sure you and your little ones are armed with great trick-or-treating jokes. Food and drink-related ones, at that: Q: Why did the ghost go into ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2013

    RFT Annual Halloween Joke Roundup: 2013 Edition (a.k.a. Worst Halloween Ever)

    Perhaps it was the Cardinals losing the World Series the night before. Or maybe it was the off-and-on rain falling all night. But 2013's Halloween in St. Louis was a real stinker. So were the jokes. But, hey, we can't break with tradition. As RFT has done over the past several years, below are the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2013

    Twitter Litter: Halloween Escapades from Ke$ha, Nikki Sixx and Queen Latifah

    Getting your celebrity gossip from TMZ is soooooo 2009, dude. Each Thursday in "Twitter Litter," RFT Music rounds up the week's best meltdowns, ego battles and WTFness from rockers, rappers and DJs who aren't afraid of a little hashtag action. It's time to take out the trash. Remember a few weeks a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    6 Cardinals-Themed Halloween Costume Ideas

    By Halloween night, the St. Louis Cardinals will be the winners or the losers of the 2013 World Series. Either way, we're expecting some epic Cardinals-themed Halloween costumes. (Now if only we could find some Cardinals-themed jokes to tell! Help us out and leave yours in the comments.) Here are ... More >>

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    October 27, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    Brace Yourselves, the Miley Cyrus Halloween Costumes are Coming

    Last night's Coolfire party -- which featured surprise musical guest The Crystal Method -- at Plush nightclub brought on a myriad of Halloween costumes to get the season kicked off in St. Louis. There were classic get-ups, comments on topical sports stories, downright offensive and really kind of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    The 10 Best Halloween Parties in St. Louis

    That most excellent of holidays -- the one where we get to dress up in goofy costumes, the one where it's considered par for the course to vandalize your neighbors' houses, the one where strangers give children candy and everyone is cool with it -- HALLOWEEN is nigh! Skeleton decorations blanket the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    21 Worst Halloween Candies Of All Time

    Gut Check isn't so old that we don't remember the hierarchy of Halloween candy: i.e., good stuff and crap. While neighbors who neglect to buy the best sweets suffer at the hands of t.p.-ing teenagers, Gut Check's house remains unscathed. Stay on the good side of neighborhood ne'er do wells by avoid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    15 "Sexy" Halloween Costumes That Bastardize Foods We Love

    Last year Gut Check descended upon Spirit Halloween (301 Costco Way, St. Peters; 636-279-1054) in search of eight tasty food costumes because, duh, we love food. This year, while scouring our in-store and online options, we noticed an unsettling trend: Sexy food costumes are beginning to outnumber o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    Candy Fuels Halloween Kiddie Crimes

    celebrations.comHalloween crime blotter, '11.​Now that we've had time to recover from Halloween's massive sugar crash, it's time to assess the damage. How many kids received drugged candy this year? Apples with razor blades? Oh, wait. That almost never happens. Although Bill Maher has some g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    Best and Worst Halloween Candy Countdown: No. 1

    It wasn't all that long ago that Gut Check was donning our finest Disney princess Star Wars character drag outfit and joining the swarms of greedy American children on the hallowed Halloween quest for candy. So we remember well the post-trick-or-treat ritual of sorting the bounty into two piles, i.e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    Best and Worst Halloween Candy Countdown: No. 2

    RFT photo​It wasn't all that long ago that Gut Check was donning our finest Disney princess Star Wars character drag outfit and joining the swarms of greedy American children on the hallowed Halloween quest for candy. So we remember well the post-trick-or-treat ritual of sorting the bounty int ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    Best and Worst Halloween Candy Countdown: No. 5

    RFT photo​It wasn't all that long ago that Gut Check was donning our finest Disney princess Star Wars character drag outfit and joining the swarms of greedy American children on the hallowed Halloween quest for candy. So we remember well the post-trick-or-treat ritual of sorting the bounty int ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    Best and Worst Halloween Candy Countdown: No. 8

    RFT photo​It wasn't all that long ago that Gut Check was donning our finest Disney princess Star Wars character drag outfit and joining the swarms of greedy American children on the hallowed Halloween quest for candy. So we remember well the post-trick-or-treat ritual of sorting the bounty int ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    Best and Worst Halloween Candy Countdown: No. 11

    RFT photoLeave the raisins. Take the chocolate.​It wasn't all that long ago that Gut Check was donning our finest Disney princess Star Wars character drag outfit and joining the swarms of greedy American children on the hallowed Halloween quest for candy. So we remember well the post-trick-or- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    Best and Worst Halloween Candy Countdown: No. 13

    It wasn't all that long ago that Gut Check was donning our finest Disney princess Star Wars character drag outfit and joining the swarms of greedy American children on the hallowed Halloween quest for candy. So we remember well the post-trick-or-treat ritual of sorting the bounty into two piles, i.e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    Best and Worst Halloween Candy Countdown: No. 18

    It wasn't all that long ago that Gut Check was donning our finest Disney princess Star Wars character drag outfit and joining the swarms of greedy American children on the hallowed Halloween quest for candy. So we remember well the post-trick-or-treat ritual of sorting the bounty into two piles, i.e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Best and Worst Halloween Candy Countdown Debuts with No. 21

    It wasn't all that long ago that Gut Check was donning our finest Disney princess Star Wars character drag outfit and joining the swarms of greedy American children on the hallowed Halloween quest for candy. So we remember well the post-trick-or-treat ritual of sorting the bounty into two piles, i.e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    Buck You: Be a Big Buck Girl for Halloween!

    ​Do the following statements describe you?Lacking a Halloween costume.Willing to pay multiple next-day shipping fees.Ascribes to the "Mean Girls" philosophy of Halloween. ("In the real world, Halloween is when kids dress up in costume and beg for candy. In Girl World, Halloween is the one day a ye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    Missouri Sex Offenders All Clear for Trick-or-Treating (If Convicted Prior to '08)

    How to know whether your kids are knocking on a sex offender's door? The Jack-o-Lantern might offer a clue.​Remember Missouri sex offenders: If you were convicted prior to August 28, 2008 you're all good for participating in trick-or-treating this Halloween. That said, those of you convicted after ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    Ten Lamest Halloween Candies

    It's that time of year again. On Sunday evening millions of pint-size Iron Men and Hermiones will fill the streets and ring our doorbells, visions of tooth decay Skittles, Snickers and Hershey's full-size milk chocolate bars dancing in their heads. Yes, folks, it's Halloween, and our collective pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    What Do You Call a Sex Offender Passing Out Candy w/in 1000 ft. of a School on Halloween?

    ​In Missouri you call him well within his rights -- that is, if he (or she) was convicted and sentenced before two relatively recent residency laws went into effect.Today the Missouri Supreme Court handed down two rulings relating to where registered sex offenders may live in the state and how the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    Girldrive Author Nona Willis Aronowitz Visits St. Louis This Weekend to Plug Book at Left Bank

    In the fall of 2006, shortly after the death of her mother, the feminist writer and critic Ellen Willis, Nona Willis Aronowitz met up with her friend Emma Bee Bernstein for brunch."I'd been bombarded with my mom's colleagues, friends and students, people who had been influenced by her," Aronowitz re ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 12, 2009
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    November 2, 2009

    Over the Weekend: John Oates at the 'Stache Bash, Kelly Clarkson, Our Lady Peace and Plethora of Halloween Costumes

    After a week where we rarely saw the sun, the weekend's weather seemed to make up for the days of gray. Besides Halloween, there was a lot going on and here's a recap of our weekend coverage.John Oates at the 'Stache BashPhoto: Chad GarrisonJohn Oates at the 'Stash Bash on Friday night.​You might ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Three Best Halloween Jokes As Told by Trick-or-Treaters Age 8 and Under

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/abennett96/ / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0Trick-FOR-Treaters​Halloween in St. Louis is somewhat unique in that we require trick-or-treaters to tell us jokes in exchange for candy. Yes, somewhere along the way St. Louisan's interpreted trick-or-treat as trick-FOR-treat, implying tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Photos: Best 2009 Halloween Costumes in the USA

    Our sister paper, the Village Voice, has compiled nearly 50 of the best Halloween costumes in the country, comprised of photos shot and published in cities from New York to Seattle, Dallas to Minneapolis. They've been nice enough to share this costume compilation, and you'll find that a few St. Loui ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2009

    Show Review Setlist: Kelly Clarkson at the Family Arena, Saturday, October 31

    Dear Ms. Clarkson, After finally getting a chance to attend one of your concerts last night at the Family Arena in St. Charles, I finally understand why I think you're such a fantastic pop songstress and performer. From the first slow-burning, disco-infused chorus of "All I Ever Wanted," your voice ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Follow My Costume Advice, Get a Free Burrito

    User "tacvbo," Wikimedia Commons​Yesterday, I humbly suggested a few easy food-related costume ideas for Halloween. One of those ideas? A burrito. Now comes word that if you dress up like a burrito* and visit a Chipotle from 6 p.m. until closing on Halloween this Saturday, you'll receive a free bu ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 28, 2009
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    October 28, 2009
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    October 28, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    St. Louis Halloween Shows: Get Spooked

    Halloween falls on a Saturday this year -- which means that the ooky-spooky celebrating (and, let's be real, debauchery) begins on Friday night. In light of this, here's a rundown of all the shows going on so far. Did we miss any? Chime in below. Wikimedia Commons​ October 30 Binge and Purge: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    Five Easy Food Costume Ideas for Halloween

    Kevin Dooley, Wikimedia Commons​I don't like Halloween. It's an adult holiday now, what with all the sexy nurses and sexy pirates and -- I'm going to go out on a limb and hazard a guess here -- this year way too many Michael Jackson-inspired costumes of questionable propriety.At any rate, even bef ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    The Novice Foodie's Deadline Trick? A Candy Corn Treat

    Kelli Best-Oliver​Much like deadlines, Halloween is a holiday that often sneaks up on me. I always have grand ideas for costumes (or columns), I lose track of time, and then I've got to throw something together. (Except for last year, when I planned my costume a year in advance.) This Halloween, ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 21, 2009
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    October 21, 2009

    Martial Arts Academy Presents Halloween Safety Tips Noticeably Void of "Karate Chops"

    One kid not afraid of Halloween.​Received a list of Halloween safety tips today from Midwest Martial Art's Academy and its instructor, eighth-degree black belt Charlie Foxman. The advice includes warning children to trick-or-treat only at "friendly houses" that leave their lights on and taping ref ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    Immigration Activists Can't Take Joke; Protest "Illegal Alien" Halloween Costume

    ​I subscribe to an email list-serve for immigration issues. The email thread can -- at times -- be helpful for discovering news bits on legislative concerns, law enforcement initiatives and social matters important to the foreign-born community. So when the following email showed up four time ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    Last Night: Ghoulish Conventioneers Search for New Scares at The Darkness

    Fear poured over me last night when I walked through the doors of St. Louis' scariest haunt, The Darkness. My chest tightened and my eyes darted about waiting for someone -- or something -- to sneak up behind me and release a guttural scream.Luckily for this scaredycat there were no such spooks in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2008

    Happy Halloween -- and a Preemptive Apology

    I wish you more treats than tricks this Halloween. Above you see my favorite Halloween candy, which I guess doesn't really get handed out much these days. Safety concerns, and all that. I must tell you that next week and, especially, the week after will be rather quiet around these parts as I prepa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2008

    Go! St. Louis Halloween Weekend Edition, October 31, 2008

    Halloween events going on around St. Louis. Get your event listed. These Halloween endorsements have not been endorsed by Zombie Obama and Zombie McCain. For a complete Halloween Concert Calendar, check out A to Z. Fore more events not listed here, check out the RFT Halloween Calendar. And reme ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 29, 2008

    Celebrate Life

    Remember the dead

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    October 15, 2008

    Spooky Sounds of the Season

    BandTogether says "boo"

  • Calendar

    December 19, 2007
  • Dining

    October 31, 2007

    Battle Cupcake!

    Ian binges on cupcakes from Jilly's and the Cupcakery -- and lives to write about it.

  • Calendar

    October 24, 2007
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    October 10, 2007
  • News

    October 10, 2007

    Zombie Road

    Unreal plays superhero matchmaker, takes a trip down Zombie Road with some ghost busters, checks in with a parachuting local blogger and talks back to "Town Talk."

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2007

    Daily Web Crawl

    Your daily guide to what they're whispering about in the next cubicle. HERE Annie Zaleski takes a road trip to the other side of the state to see LCD Soundsystem and the Arcade Fire. Gut Check gets the lowdown on two new restaurants -- both with three syllable names that start with the letter A. ... More >>

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