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    July 22, 2014

    Spare No Rib Lands on Zagat's 15 Hottest Barbecue Restaurants

    When Zagat compiled its list of the 15 Hottest Barbecue Joints in America, we would have been pretty miffed if nobody from St. Louis was included. We figured Pappy's, Sugarfire Smokehouse, maybe Bogart's. But Zagat included the excellent, if new, Spare No Rib (2200 Gravois Avenue; 314-202-8244). Se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2014

    St. Louis Leasing Manager Claims She Was Fired for Burlesque Alter-Ego

    The way she tells it, Victoria Burwell arrived at her job Monday morning in good spirits. Hired in February by the Lindell Strip apartments, the strikingly blonde 25-year-old had risen to become the leasing and marketing manager, heading a team of consultants and assistants who gave tours to prospec ... More >>

  • News

    July 10, 2014
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    July 10, 2014

    Guitar Shorty, Samantha Fish to Headline Big Muddy Blues Festival on Laclede's Landing

    Celebrating both St. Louis' blues legacy and the refreshed cobblestone streets of Laclede's Landing, the Big Muddy Blues Festival is expanding its variety of blues music for 2014, with influential artist Guitar Shorty and blues-rocker Samantha Fish headlining this year's event. Slated for Saturday ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    Why Every American Should Visit St. Louis

    Looking for a historic hidden gem of a city to visit this summer? The travel website Orbitz says St. Louis should be on your bucket list. In honor of the long Fourth of July weekend, Orbitz Senior Editor Jeanenne Tornatore published a list of the five beautiful places every American should visit. S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    Out Every Night: The Best Concerts in St. Louis From June 30 to July 6

    This week, check out shows including Oddisee, Masked Intruder, Zagk Gibbons' album release and much more. Fourth of July weekend approaches with special shows from Clownvis Presley (as human a cannonball, nonetheless) and Wussy, for starters. Get our recommendations on this week's entertainment, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2014

    The Best St. Louis Hip-Hop Shows: June 2014

    Summer is always a great time for live music, and this June is no different. We've got acts from near and far traversing many genres, including our very own day-long hip-hop music festival. So get on your dancing shoes and get ready to nod your noggin, because this month sure isn't lacking. Also, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    Trouble on the U.S. Borders Means Missouri Asylum Seekers are Sometimes Stuck in Limbo

    In this week's feature, "Asylum Insanity," author Keegan Hamilton explores the convoluted process that asylum seekers go through when they show up at the U.S. border requesting sanctuary. As Hamilton reports this can sometimes mean long stretches of time in detention centers: "It's really tragic," ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2014

    Peter Murphy Tour Dates Announced: St. Louis on June 18

    "Godfather of Goth" Peter Murphy will be performing at the Firebird on June 18, according to the tour dates announced last night on his website. The former Bauhaus vocalist is heading out in support of his latest solo album, Lion, available June 3.

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2014

    BlackFinn American Grille Has Closed

    BlackFinn American Grille (1147 Saint Louis Galleria; 314-726-5300) at the Galleria has permanently closed. Its website was live Monday morning, but now it's simply a message confirming the closure. All social media accounts have apparently been deleted as well. See also: BlackFinn American Grille: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2013

    Miley Cyrus Bangerz Tour Announced - St. Louis in April

    Miley Cyrus has captivated fans and onlookers alike this year with her increasingly provocative behavior (the "Wrecking Ball" video, near-nude photo shoots with Terry Richardson, that whole VMAs thing) and is now ready to take the show on the road. Cyrus announced a 38 day tour in support of her lat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2013

    Budweiser Releases Project 12 2013 with Three New, Experimental Beers

    As much as we are loathe to admit it, not all Budweiser is brewed here in St. Louis. There are twelve breweries around the country -- Baldwinsville, Newark, LA, Houston, Columbus, Jacksonville, Merrimack, Williamsburg, Fairfield, Fort Collins and Cartersville. Budweiser's Project 12 challenges the b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2013

    Lambert Airport: Jet Linx, Private Company, To Take Former Missouri Air National Guard Site

    Some development news this week at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport: A jet company is moving in! Airport officials announced yesterday that Jet Linx, a company that offers private jet services for its members, will have a new base in St. Louis utilizing facilities formerly used for the Miss ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2013

    St. Louis Named Number One Most Deadly Place to Live in America

    The most sinful city in America is also the deadliest. Making the rounds this week is yet another negative ranking that has St. Louis occupying the No. 1 spot. The Conservative Post has named St. Louis the "most deadly" place to live in America in its latest top ten list, beating out Memphis, Hous ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    Six Anti-Establishment Songs That Aren't by Rage Against the Machine

    Everyone is pissed off right now. For me, it could be from to the head injury I gave myself last night and the accompanying tequila hangover. The rest of the nation, however, is more rightfully concerned with the needless killing of a black high school student down in Florida. See Also: - Six Grea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    I Regularly Open My Home to Axe-Wielding Maniacs and Other Strangers... Why?

    The sheriff department's officer was standing on my doorstep, still trembling with excitement. The red and blue lights from the patrol car flashed over his face, which was incredulous at the site of the person who opened the door at three in the morning - me, a middle-aged, gray-haired man in Nick & ... More >>

  • News

    April 25, 2013
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    March 13, 2013

    The 20 Most Overused Terms In SXSW Band Bios

    By Craig Hlavaty Before I take any trip to Austin and SXSW, I always take more than a few days to peruse the schedule and check out a few of the hundreds of names on the roster and read their bios. Some years there are more bands with "wolf" and "space" in their monikers than usual, and some year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    Announcing the Winners of the First Voice Media Group Music Writing Awards

    By Ben Westhoff Each week in our print editions and every day on our blogs, the 13 Voice Media Group papers feature some of the best music writing in the country. That's why we're excited to announce the winners of our first VMG music writing awards. The honor goes to the authors of one blog post ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 8, 2012
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    October 3, 2012

    The Cardinals Finally Clinch

    In the end, it probably happened the only way that made sense. The 2012 Cardinals are not about dramatic, thrilling victories, even if they occasionally pretend to be. The 2012 Cardinals are about letdowns at the biggest moments, and just being good enough overall to power through the heartbreak.&nb ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 23, 2012
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    May 31, 2012
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    February 9, 2012

    Wanna Start a Business? St. Louis is One of the Best Places to Do It

    With the recession still in full swing and likely to continue for several more years, it seems like it would be a foolhardy proposition to start up a small business. But there is something infinitely appealing in working for yourself -- particularly since that makes you immune to layoffs. And accord ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2011

    Cassy Vires of Home Wine Kitchen, Part 2

    This is part two of Stephen Fairbanks' Chef's Choice profile of Cassy Vires of Home Wine Kitchen. Part one can be found here. Part three, a recipe from Vires, will be posted Thursday. Jennifer SilverbergChef/owner Cassy Vires in the cheese case.​ Did your family cook when you were a child? N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    Cassy Vires of Home Wine Kitchen

    This is part one of Stephen Fairbanks' Chef's Choice profile of Cassy Vires of Home Wine Kitchen. Part two, a Q&A, will be posted tomorrow, and part three, a recipe from Vires, will be posted on Thursday. Jennifer SilverbergHusband-and-wife owners of Home Wine Kitchen, Josh Renbarger and Chef Cassy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    The Radiohead Presale is Tomorrow Morning: How to Increase Your Chances

    Don't be like this dance enthusiast and miss out. ​You know by now: Radiohead has announced the first leg of its 2012 tour and St. Louis has one of the shows. It's on March 9th at the Scottrade Center, and tickets go on sale through Ticketmaster on Saturday at 10 a.m. But some spots (history ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 13, 2011

    St. Louis Art Capsules

    Jessica Baran encapsulates the St. Louis art scene

  • Culture

    September 29, 2011

    St. Louis Art Capsules

    Jessica Baran encapsulates the St. Louis art scene

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    81,000 Households in Metro St. Louis Don't Have a Car

    Who knew so many St. Louis households depended on one of these?​The Brookings Institution is out with a study looking at the public transportation access within America's biggest cities, and St. Louis is near the bottom of the list. According to Brookings, 82 percent of area residents without a ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Anheuser-Busch Wants to Trademark Your Area Code

    Image viaAnheuser-Busch may not want to use this trademark -- but they definitely want to own it.​If brewing giant Anheuser-Busch gets its way, we won't just be living in the 314.We'll be living in the 314 (TM).The St. Louis-based brewery, now owned by Belgian conglomerate InBev, has applied for a ... More >>

  • News

    June 30, 2011
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    May 27, 2011

    BlackFinn American Grille to Open at the Galleria

    Courtesy of BlackFinn American GrilleBlackFinn offers lobster mac & cheese.​Ben & Jerry's and the California Pizza Kitchen will be joined in the St. Louis Galleria in late September by a new concept for the Midwest: the BlackFinn American Grille. BlackFinn's menu items include seafood items s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    The Double Play Blues, Part 2

    A twin killing! Get it? Okay, fine, they're just brothers, not twins. Man, tough room. ​You all may remember (or you may not; I don't honestly know how much attention anyone pays to me), that just a few weeks back I wrote about the astonishingly high number of double plays the Cardinals have hit i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    St. Louis is Tops in Postal Carrier Dog Bites

    It's up to you to prevent this.​We're No. 5! Celebratory chomps all around.OK, it's not actually that funny. The U.S. Postal Service today released data on the nation's top cities for dog attacks on postal carriers, and St. Louis tied for fifth (along with San Antonio) with 39 attacks in 2010. Hou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    St. Louis Ranked Eighth Most Toxic City

    ​A report out yesterday ranks metropolitan St. Louis as one of the most "toxic" (i.e. polluted) cities in the nation. The study by Forbes.com looked at cities based on five factors: air quality, water quality, the number of nearby Superfund sites, amount of days when the air-quality index (AQI) ex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    Food Porn Truck Hits a Bump.

    Remember yesterday's food truck porn story? There's scandal afoot! Eater.com learned that the food truck in Ron Jeremy's new film, "The Flying Pink Pig" is a real Los Angeles food truck, used without the owner's permission. The owner of the Flying Pig, Joe Kim, was told by an ex-employee that the a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    Twelve Things To Do This Weekend: September 17-19

    Dan ZettwochA late 2009 RFT cover featuring KSHE mascot Sweet Meat.​Summer's not over yet! There's still one more week (more or less) to enjoy the last gasps of carefree fun and outdoor hangs. Here are twelve good bets for the weekend -- of course, on top of the events we've already covered he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    Nordstrom Rack: Death Knell for Area Malls?

    shop.nordstrom.comCrowds gather at a Nordstrom Rack opening in Houston.​As all St. Louis shopaholics certainly know, today is the grand opening of the region's first Nordstrom Rack, the off-price warehouse of the famous department store. The retailer welcomed customers about two hours ago to its s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    Man Arrested in East St. Louis Trafficking 143 Pounds of Cocaine

    Q: What does Tony Montana call 65 kilos of cocaine? A: Breakfast.​Dios mios, that's a lot of coke.  Hilario Medina of Houston has been charged with trafficking cocaine after being caught with 65 kilos (143 lbs.) of the drug in route to Chicago. The Associated Press reports that Medina, 45, wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    St. Louis Continues to Next Round of The Other Guys Premiere Battle

    Gunning for a St. Louis premiere. ​Did you feel like a winner when you woke up this morning? No? How about one-fifth of a winner? Because that's what you should feel like!The Other Guys stars Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg announced yesterday via a Facebook video that St. Louis is one of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    News from Robust, Cielo

    Jennifer SilverbergInside Robust in Webster Groves​Checking in with our friends around the St. Louis food Interwebs reveals a couple of news items today. George Mahe reports on St. Louis Magazine's Feast that Webster Groves wine bar and restaurant Robust has named Kris Janik executive chef and Fra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    Ridiculously Premature Thoughts on the Rams' Draft Picks, Vol. 2

    The first picks are predictable, the latter are where the fun can be had.​I've already gone through the picks the Rams made in the early rounds of this year's draft, and I like what they did. The big question, of course, is Sam Bradford, who will likely make or break the Rams' draft pretty mu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    Grav-oy or Grav-wah?: P-D Settles Question Once and For All

    Image sourceSo is it the Grav-oy Bootery or the Grav-wah Beuter-ee?​The Post-Dispatch's Life Sherpa is undoubtedly the most challenging gig in St. Louis journalism. Advising people about how to live their lives is a hefty responsibility, especially when you add linguistic questions to the mix, ... More >>

  • News

    March 31, 2010
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    March 24, 2009

    SXSW Report: Saturday with PJ Harvey and Beyonce's Little Sister, Friday with New York Dolls and Camera Obscura

    Where to begin? I should start with the ornamental comb, like three white gleaming stakes from some Gnostic purification ritual, holding a jet-black stack of hair atop the fiery head of Polly Jean Harvey. She's never wanted for making an impression. Wrapped in white, backed by a hard avant-garde blu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2008

    The DL: What Cardinals' Management Really Mean

    Over the weekend, Adam Wainwright was removed from his start against Houston with what's being called a ''strained middle finger.'' What's a bit worrisome, though, is that after the game, Wainwright himself was quoted as saying that he heard a ''pop'' inside his hand after throwing a pitch. I don't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2008

    Cards Blog: Last Night was a Forcible Reminder

    During last night’s game, I was forcibly reminded of just why I love the game of baseball so much. Everything great about the game was right there, on the field. You had a surprise hero, in the person of Anthony Reyes, the orphan child of the rotation. You had a timely hitting performance from th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2008

    Cards Blog: Last Night was a Forcible Reminder

    During last night’s game, I was forcibly reminded of just why I love the game of baseball so much. Everything great about the game was right there, on the field. You had a surprise hero, in the person of Anthony Reyes, the orphan child of the rotation. You had a timely hitting performance from th ... More >>

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    February 18, 2004

    Letters

    Week of February 18, 2004

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