The 2012 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is a month away. And if that is our own St. Louis Music holiday, then consider this the season: Over the next month, we'll be making our cases for all 125 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year. Each weekday between now and the showcase ... More >>
Gentle readers, please try to contain your disappointment. If you must shed tears, please shed them discreetly in the privacy of the bathroom. (If you see a taunting piece of poop, remember it's only a hallucination. Probably.) HBO has announced that it will not be picking up the TV series version o ... More >>
Their fighting styles are about as different as their fashion styles. This became clear on Friday as Devon Alexander and Marcos Maidana appeared at Scottrade for their fight's first press conference. On one side of the podium sat Devon Alexander, the St. Louis hero, smiling and shining, a maroon ... More >>
Albert SamahaIt's a big winter for St. Louis boxing.It's only a matter of time before Ryan Coyne gets his title shot. The 18-0 slugger from St. Charles is aiming for a collision with WBA light heavyweight champ Beibut Shumenov sometime in 2012.
In the meantime, there are wins he must rack up.
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Albert SamahaOnly in St. Charles! Devon Alexander hopes for redemption this Saturday in his fight against the heavy-handed Argentinian, Lucas Matthysse.Don King is the kind of man who makes the room more exciting just by being there.
King stood on the floor of the Family Arena in St. Charle ... More >>
HBOClaire Danes as the title character in the HBO film Temple Grandin, which screens Monday, April 12, as part of the "Good Gardening - Good Food" series at Schlafly BottleworksIt's hard to believe, what with the layer of snow covering the ground, but it's almost time for Slow Food St. Louis, ... More >>
St. Louis City Hall was transformed into something of a smooth-jazz lounge last night as Board of Alderman President Lewis Reed hosted a "Homecoming Celebration" for boxer Devon Alexander. Alexander, center, flanked by his trainer Kevin Cunningham and Cedric the Entertainer.The 23-year-old St. Lo ... More >>
The Mentalist, not Jordan HarperJordan Harper left Riverfront Times a few years back for New York City where his now wife was attending graduate school. Our former music editor (read some of his writings here) has now transplanted once more. This time he's in Los Angeles where he's landed a writi ... More >>
Image viaGrandin's gift with the four-legged comes from her autism. Finding a pop-culture analogue to animal scientist Temple Grandin seems kind of like starting a stock without onions, carrots and celery. Won't happen. The go-to gal for all things related to humane animal slaughter, Grandin occu ... More >>
www.stationbay.comUnreal's inbox overfloweth on Mondays, so you can imagine our discombobulation when a missive pops in from Amanda Hassler, a flack at BrightonUSA who wants to know if RFT is covering Alzheimer's Awareness Month.OMG! We forgot!If you or a loved one has a similar problem, the ... More >>
Photo: Via Wikimedia CommonsDan Savage
Haven't you always thought that HBO was a little lacking in the sex department? Sure the network has Real Sex, but it's not "real"-- with its exposés on sex toy factories and the like. Taxicab Confessions is pure voyeurism, Cathouse is wonderfully sleazy an ... More >>
stltoday.comDan "The Man" CaesarAt Daily RFT we occasionally poke fun (and misspell the name) of Post-Dispatch columnist Dan Caesar. It's not that we dislike Caesar's writing. It's fine. It's that we wonder why St. Louis needs a dedicated sports-media columnist. (Do the contract negotiations of the ... More >>
Lisa Lamenelli will likely insult entire races, generations, genders and religions on February 20.Equal-opportunity offender Lisa Lampanelli may be best known for destroying the dais on the Roasts of Chevy Chase, Denis Leary, Pamela Anderson, Flava Flav, Jeff Foxworthy, William Shatner and more. Or ... More >>