Bloody cops chasing broken-faced bandits. Treacherous drifters nursing a hangover. Downtown dons steeped in golden-toilet luxury. These are the kinds of characters and tales that have made the St. Louis Evening Whirl a St. Louis institution since 1938. And ever since the iconic paper started (seri ... More >>
Letting go of kids is tough for lots of parents. But one couple from the Kansas City suburb of Leawood seem to have take things way too far. So far, in fact, that a judge has agreed with their daughter that their overanxious parenting sounds like "stalking." They've been ordered to stay away from ... More >>
Last week, the Illinois Senate approved the proposed "sip and spit" legislation that now moves to the House. If passed, the bill would make it legal for culinary students 20-years-old and younger to taste and spit alcohol (much like what you're suppose to do at wineries, but that rarely occurs). The ... More >>
Nike decided to get in the St. Patrick's Day spirit -- and make some more money -- by releasing two pair of Irish-themed shoes for the holiday. One has been dubbed the "Guinness," the other the "Black and Tan," named for the popular American drink which combines Guinness and a pale ale in th ... More >>
9 p.m. Friday, March 4. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
Image sourceIt's rare that a classic of world literature is set on one particular calendar date. Maybe that's why June 16, the day on which James Joyce's Ulysses is set (1904 edition), also known as "Bloomsday" has achieved such immortality. Well, that and its main character Leopold Bloom spe ... More >>
Arabic food arrives at the U.S.'s biggest Marine base. A combination of veterans returning from the Middle East with a taste for the cuisine outweighs the fear wrought by the Fort Hood massacre, making a Lebanese-American's shawarma stand a hit. (Wall Street Journal) Lower prices on healthy ... More >>
For your drinking pleasure this week, we lift up two whisky flights from the Scottish Arms (8 South Sarah Street; 314-535-0551), which took "Best Whiskey Selection in a Restaurant" honors in last year's RFT's "Best of St. Louis" edition. From that comprehensive list, general manager Michael Cline cr ... More >>
Missouri state representative Jim Viebrock wants to circumvent federal bans and allow horse slaughter for food in Missouri. Viebrock argues that unwanted and abandoned horses can be slaughtered and sold to European and Japanese markets. (USA Today) New York State legislator introduces bill t ... More >>
Todd Ehlers, Wikimedia CommonsRobin Wheeler writes for the blog Poppy Mom. After years of making and eating fancy food, Robin is sick of it all. She's returning to the basics: recipes that haven't surfaced in three decades. She reports on the results for Gut Check every Tuesday.On this St. Patrick' ... More >>
A group of homeless St. Louis residents and advocates plan to march on City Hall and the social service agency St. Patrick Center this morning. Not expected to take part in the protest is the Rev. Larry Rice, director of the downtown homeless shelter New Life Evangelistic Center and a frequen ... More >>
Fresh off a protest march on City Hall this morning, a group of advocates for the homeless say they plan to circulate a petition asking that St. Louis City cede land for use as a permanent camp for the indigent.Brian Ireland, a case worker at New Life Evangelistic Center, says the one-acre tract wou ... More >>
In today's news: the dioxin scare in Ireland expands, the economy's effect on organic food and a beer for Sudan.
Dennis Brown and Paul Friswold suss out the local theater scene
8 p.m. Monday, March 10. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard
A year-end wrap-up of what we adored, what was ignored and what the new year will bring.
Year-in-the-life of the IRA speaks volumes about our current fog of war
An international sensation!
Week of November 30, 2006
Nowhere near New England
The Rep's Stones in His Pockets is a rare gem
Yia Yia's Euro Café , 15601 Olive Boulevard, Chesterfield, 636-537-9991
Knitting's not just for Granny anymore
Traditional Irish sessions at the City Museum keep things reel
Week of October 15, 2003
Will make you want to hurl
The "asylums" depicted in The Magdalene Sisters undermine both the Catholic Church and the popular image of Ireland
Week of June 12, 2002
Directed by Deborah Warner
Irish poet Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill comes to St. Louis
Thursday, March 9; Off Broadway
Wednesday, Jan. 26; J.C. Penney Auditorium, University of Missouri-St. Louis
By Martin McDonagh (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis)