Sound the wedding bells because as of today, same-sex couples can get married in the Show-Me State. St. Louis Circuit Court judge Rex Burlison ruled Wednesday that Missouri's ten-year-old, voter-approved same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, opening marriages up to all legal, consenting adults ... More >>
Recently, in an interview with Hello! Magazine, that sappy dude with Ashton Kutcher hair, James Blunt, apologized for his double-platinum song "Beautiful." Referring to it as "force-fed down people's throats" and "annoying," Blunt has openly admitted his grim misdeed in writing the 2005 anthem for t ... More >>
This week we've got a mix of punk and funk with legendary metal (King Diamond) for good measure. Local post-hardcore players Anodes will kick off their tour on Saturday along with busybodies Blight Future and Heavy Horse. The weather's nice, so get out there before the next polar vortex (or maybe no ... More >>
Missouri, along with more than 30 other states and five major religious groups have a message for the U.S. Supreme Court: Please, pretty please, make a decision on same-sex marriage. Colorado is leading sixteen other states that ban gay marriage -- including Missouri -- by filing a brief with the n ... More >>
Local artsy/DIY duo the Funs has pulled off the unthinkable: a slot opening for its very favorite band, the Breeders. The Funs will play the first five dates of the tour starting tonight at Off Broadway and ending September 8 in Garden City, Idaho. Alt-rock band the Breeders has a long history with ... More >>
In the week and a half since Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown, national attention has been turned on Ferguson, and it looks like it may stay that way for quite awhile. Brown's family is coping with loss, Wilson's actions are being investigated, protesters are march ... More >>
The Missouri Tigers are capping off an impressive, exciting season at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas next month. If you're planning to drive to Big D to watch Mizzou take on Oklahoma State, be warned: the quickest route is alternately tricky and borning.
Grieg Ragen says he was just putting Molly, an eleven-year-old calico cat, out of her misery after she got hit by a car. But the judge didn't by that story and sentenced him to four years in prison. The cat killing happened on May 8, 2012, the Post-Dispatch reports. According to a probable-cause st ... More >>
Police have arrested the young man who allegedly shot and killed seventeen-year-old Antoine Bryant, who was riding his scooter when he was hit with bullets. The St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office yesterday charged Tyrone Taylor, twenty, with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the 68th ... More >>
The latest homicide victim in the city of St. Louis is a teenager who police say was shot while riding his scooter. Antoine Bryant, seventeen, was pronounced dead at a hospital yesterday after he was shot in the Dutchtown South neighborhood in south city, officials say. Police believe a suspect ... More >>
Happy National Rainier Cherry Day! Ok, so it's not like you had this holiday on your calendar, but maybe you should. One restaurant in each of the 50 states has paired with the Northwest Cherry Growers to create special dishes with Rainier cherries, and the Missouri pick is our own Annie Gunn's (168 ... More >>
Bob and Barb Mepham have been selling fresh fish in University City for more than three decades, first in the Market in the Loop, from the back of a pickup Bob drove down each week to Grand Isle, Louisiana. When the Market constructed a permanent, year-round building fronting Delmar Boulevard, Bob's ... More >>
This is part one of Gut Check's Chef's Choice profile of Eric Heath of Cleveland-Heath. Part two, a Q & A with Heath, will appear Thursday. Part three, a recipe from Heath, will be available on Friday. "Sometimes, we'll get cooks in here who are like, 'You don't sous-vide? You don't do this? You ... More >>
Update: Sarah Kendzior and Liza Long release a joint statement, via Kendzior's website. Yesterday, a personal essay entitled "I Am Adam Lanza's Mother" lit the internet on fire. It was published on the website Gawker, but it originally appeared Friday as an entry on a so-called "mommyblog" called T ... More >>
The Sporting News has never had a swimsuit issue. For most of the first century of its existence, it didn't even have color photography. Instead, it had box scores. Lots and lots of box scores. And a special section for participants in fantasy leagues. Yes, TSN, founded in St. Louis in 1886 by the ... More >>
Ten year's ago this month David Clohessy, director of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), was named one of the world's "25 Most Intriguing" by People magazine. Included in that 2002 class were actors and performers such as George Clooney and Britney Spears, world leaders the l ... More >>
Most rock songs use guitar solos as icing. In some rare cases, the solo is an essential element incorporated into the batter of the proverbial song-cake. Here are the six best songs that are at least 50 percent guitar solo. Let us know your favorites in the comments below. See also: -The many moods ... More >>
Hanna Raskin, the restaurant critic for our sister paper Seattle Weekly, has just published an oral history of Seattle's signature street food, the "Seattle Dog," a hot dog topped with onions and cream cheese. As it happens, the hot dog's history has a local-ish connection.
Youth Lagoon | Porcelain Raft The Firebird April 3, 2012 Trevor Power's lucid dream Youth Lagoon became tactile a year ago, about when he put "July" on Bandcamp. Before the band's debut album came out, hype was already building on sites like Pitchfork, and when the album did come out, it premiered ... More >>
Endless apologies, O loyal readers, for the extended hiatus that this column took. But now we're back with a new Veggielante, a new format and a new list of restaurants to sate your vegetarian appetites. The Veggielante has had it up to here with people bitching that St. Louis restaurants are vege ... More >>
Todd Owyoung Josh Ritter and the Royal Family Band | Yellowbirds Off Broadway July 22, 2011 "This will be the world's first protozoan slow dance," Josh Ritter said, squinting against the sweat, bringing the band down towards the end of the night. "You don't have to touch each other though." ... More >>
Paul, 18, has several prior brushes with the law.The St. Louis Circuit Attorney's office today charged 18-year-old Rico R. Paul with first-degree murder in the shooting Monday night of Paul Reiter.Police believe that Reiter was killed when he interrupted a burglary at his neighbor's home in the 5 ... More >>
St. Louis police continue to investigate the curious death of Emma Scott, a 30-year-old woman whose body was found lying in the grassy curb early Wednesday morning near Russell and Jefferson (below). Police report that Scott's body had no visible signs of trauma when it was discovered around 6 a. ... More >>
You remember Garrett Stephenson? He was a Cardinal pitcher back in the late '90s and early 2000s. Righty, tall, decent stuff, never really had great results. He did have a couple of solid season wearing the Birds on the Bat, though, winning sixteen games in 2000. What I remember most about the Garre ... More >>
photo: Ian Froeb 1511 Washington Avenue Continuing our look at the new Washington Avenue Loft District restaurants trumpeted by the Downtown St. Louis Partnership earlier this year: The building at 1511 Washington Avenue, was supposed to house Franco Latino, the first St. Louis outpost f ... More >>
Week of September 7, 2006
Get gourmet on Missouri's rivers
Transit chief Larry Salci knows he has his critics. Ask him if he cares.
Los Catrachos is a happy, happy mess
Bad timing and institutional racism kept Gary Jackson out of pro wrestling's spotlight. But he's got St. Louis in a hammer lock.
Our critics enter the summer-movie fray
The Guns N' Roses tour collapses, and Axl folds. Is anyone really surprised?
AOI: Bionix (Tommy Boy)
Faced with an unprecedented rash of inmate suicides, St. Louis was slow to respond. Now there's a new jailhouse boss in town.
Tim Mallett's Big Sky Cafe offers a spread of great food
St. Louis plays host to a strange and unusual national gathering
After a tour of St. Louis' finest, our reviewer knows from deli
Brett Herbst's creations give new meaning to the phrase "growth industry"
Written and directed by Alan Rudolph