I am a chronic ranker of things, a lister. You give me a category - movies, music, vegetables, just about anything besides my children - and I'll give you a nice, neat list of my favorites. For my summary of the year 2012, a single Top Ten List didn't seem sufficient, so instead I submit my Top Five ... More >>
There isn't much Gut Check is willing to thank the Jersey Shore for popularizing, but hey, we do love crazy, bizarre, unholy food and drink combinations. Not-so-recently (like two years ago), Jersey Shore cast-members were photographed drinking frozen margaritas with upturned Corona bottles garnishi ... More >>
Throughout the late '90s and early '00s, Milwaukee's the Promise Ring harnessed about as much buzz as any indie band trudging through the underground. Even so, one could argue that the band was, and still is, underrated. Or, if nothing else, it became a victim of its own press. The "emo pioneer" tag ... More >>
Inexplicably known to some as the sexiest man alive, Barry Manilow heads to the Fox Theatre March 1. Dream beat duo Teengirl Fantasy and Chicago's Kids These Days are the fist announcements out of the Gargoyle in 2012, and uuugggghhhh; Vinny from that societal genital wart we call Jersey Shore will ... More >>
Image viaAw, OK, this one's kinda cute. Gut Check has begrudgingly accepted the sad fact that there will often be an illuminated screen of one type or another shoved in our faces when we eat. Sometimes it's a date that won't put his damn iPhone away, and sometimes there's a blaring flatscreen ... More >>
This week, we introduced readers to the slightly quieter compostable Sun Chips bag and the new Rotisserie Channel, which broadcasts nothing but video of a chicken cooking on a rotisserie grill.
What else did we do this weeK?
Robin reported a terrifying accident on I-44 that resulted in 40 ... More >>
Katie MoultonHas Papa John's created the Jersey Shore of pizzas? The chain's limited-edition Hearty Italian Meats pizza is meaty, cheesy, over the top, hard to talk about without snickering and ultimately, not in good taste -- in other words, a bit of a "Situation."
Is it possible to order t ... More >>
courtesy of Kella MacpheeKella Macphee, photographer of weddings -- and the Boss!When Bruce Springsteen jumped into a shoot for a couple's engagement photos, he thrilled the couple and, as it turns out, the photographer, Kella Macphee. Macphee is a professional wedding photojournalist who's b ... More >>
Image viaThink this fan is ugly? You should see what the men look like in Oakland.Give the Oakland coaching staff credit where credit is due: It only took them six quarters of football for them to realize what the Washington Redskins' front office needed four years to learn: Jason Campbell is ter ... More >>
photos by Keegan HamiltonThis Spain fanatico says, "¡La sangre de España es bueno!"Spain is a country of simple pleasures. There are three, in particular, that define the nation: eating, drinking and fútbol -- and not necessarily in that order, either. For the closest thing to the authentic Sp ... More >>
Each week, we scour the local Missed
Connections section of Craigslist, in search of the best posts. Here
are some that caught our eye recently.POOR DUDE IS SAD THAT HIS EX-GIRLFRIEND WON'T TAKE HIS "SEED"; ALSO, HE'S A WOLF
We received two tickets to Saturday night's roller derby double-header from the Arch Rival Roller Girls this week. But it's not just any double-header: Saturday night's event includes the debut of a St. Louis men's team.
Yes, the GateKeepers, the first men's roller-derby team in St. Louis, will ... More >>
For God's sake, roll your shirtsleeves down you Jersey Shore goon. The Missouri Arms Collectors Association hosted its 68th actual gun show Feb. 5, 6 and 7 at the Heart of St. Charles Banquet Center.
Photo: Matt Blickenstaff
Alan Fasoldt (center) and father-son team Dominic Sr. (Left) and Dom ... More >>