The godfather of rock &, Chuck Berry, played his monthly show at Blueberry Hill last night to a packed house of loyal fans.
The rumors are true: Church's Chicken on the corner of Skinker and Delmar boulevards is closed. The "Church's" entrance logos are all down, and the restaurant floor is empty save for a few remaining stacks of chairs. "This restaurant is permanently closed," read signs on the doors and drive-throug ... More >>
Since its opening four years ago, Citygarden has become a must-see St. Louis destination. Now the downtown sculpture park is worth a listen, too. See also: - Jenna Fischer Defends Imo's Pizza - Jon Hamm Brags About St. Louis Cardinals Today Citygarden unveiled an iPhone app that offers -- among ... More >>
With the 2013 Academy Awards (Sunday, February 24) a month out, we've decided to hold this contest in conjunction with the benevolent Joe Edwards empire for our fellow movie geeks. If you consider yourself a film expert (or even if you just think you could make a few winning picks), you could win ... More >>
UPDATE: The Arts Council just uploaded the video that was played last night in Chuck Berry's honor. See it on the second page of this post. Last night the Arts and Education Council kicked off its 50th anniversary year with a ceremony to honor various contributors to arts and culture in St. Louis. ... More >>
Always a fan of DC Comics, Gut Check often imagines with glee what the aftermath of a visit from Mr. Freeze would look like. Fortunately for us this week's eighth annual Delmar Loop Ice Carnival on Saturday, January 19, should paint a pretty reliable picture. Yep, from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. this fa ... More >>
Selecting Riverfront Times' Best of St. Louis 2012 was no picnic. Choosing the winner meant several worthy candidates would go unmentioned -- until now. In this RFT Music series, we're working our way through notable runners up in a number of categories. This week: The best blues clubs in St. Louis. ... More >>
Show Me Shows is a video series documenting bands living in and traveling to St. Louis. The Lumineers just released a self-titled full-length full of dusty dramatics and rising passion. The three-piece -- Wesley Schultz, Jeremiah Fraites and Neyla Pekarek -- caught a spark in 2011 that led them to ... More >>
Just last week, Esquire published this thorough and fascinating Chuck Berry article. Berry is notoriously wary of the media, so author Luke Dittrich couldn't take a direct route to his subject. We spoke with Dittrich, a contributing editor at the magazine, last weekend about his super savvy journali ... More >>
Gabriel Dawe takes fiber art to new heights with his Plexus series, opening at the Luminary Center for the Arts this weekend. These massive ribbons of color are made from little more than thread, and from a short distance, the inventive installations seem to be floating. More information on this eve ... More >>
Bob KuskyChuck Berry was alive and very well last night at the Duck Room.After Chuck Berry collapsed during a show in Chicago on New Year's Day, fans began to worry. Was this it for the duck-walking one? Would they forever regret that they never bothered to catch one of his monthly shows at B ... More >>
Egan O'KeefeLast night, Nelly held his fifth annual Black & White Ball at the Chase Park Plaza. Celebrities, athletes and various members of the local glitterati came to to the Jermaine Dupri co-hosted event. DJ Charlie Chan warmed the crowd up with a DJ set full of contemporary pop, hip-hop ... More >>
This just in! Hot off the email presses! See below: Today, Nelly and the St. Lunatics will surprise lucky fans with an impromptu performance in the Delmar Loop. Nelly is announcing the concert this afternoon on Magic 104.1 and Z107.7. The performance is presented by VEVO as part of the music video ... More >>
Jeff Tweedy wasn't the only one receiving an official proclamation this weekend: On Saturday at Vintage Vinyl, funk pioneer George Clinton was named an honorary citizen of the Delmar Loop. The presentation of his citizenship happened during his in-store appearance. Here's a pic of Joe Edwards and Mr ... More >>
Welcome to Girl Walks into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week Alissa Nelson profiles Eclipse bartender James Lake. Below is a Q&A with Lake, followed by a video of him mixing a Cuddle.Alissa NelsonEclipse bartender James LakeA light rain is ... More >>
Welcome to Girl Walks into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This is part one of Alissa Nelson's two-part profile of Eclipse bartender James Lake. Part two, a Q&A with Lake, will be posted tomorrow.Alissa NelsonCuddle up with a cuddle.James Lake of E ... More >>
www.ucityloop.comA Chicago Sun-Times travel writer recently received the royal treatment in St. Louis: scoring a rare interview with rock icon Chuck Berry and getting upgraded to a plush suite at the new Moonrise Hotel. And no doubt Delmar Loop impresario Joe Edwards (owner of the Moonrise and on ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsThat dark area on the lower left is the South Pole-Aitken Basin, where Wash. U. researchers hope to send a probe sometime this decade.MoonRise, a project developed by Washington University researchers, has been named a finalist for NASA's next space science venture, scheduled for ... More >>
Courtesy of Stephen WalkerWanna know where Saturn stands in relation to the sun, kiddies? Do your astronomy homework in the Delmar Loop!On a scale of one to 5 billion, where does Uranus stand in relation to the sun? Well, if the sun is the Moonrise Hotel, and "5 billion" is Cicero's Restaurant, U ... More >>
User "Metsfan84," Wikimedia CommonsMy colleague Chad Garrison passed along this Wall Street Journal article reviewing the food at the Yankees' and the Mets' new stadiums. Restaurateur extraordinaire Danny Meyer receives a whole lotta love for his offerings at the Mets' Citi Field. These include outp ... More >>
Take a stroll down the Delmar Loop and you might do a double take when passing by Cardinals Hall of Famer Lou Brock's spot on the St. Louis Walk of Fame. The star is still there, but the plaque with all the info about the Brock's baseball exploits (938 career stolen bases good for second all-time) i ... More >>
If you've been to the Loop lately and looked down at the sidewalk, you might have seen Lou Brock's star on the Walk of Fame and thought to yourself, "Wow, base-stealing legend Lou Brock has had his informative plaque -- his base, even -- stolen from the Loop's Walk of Fame!"But you'd be wrong. The p ... More >>
Joe Edwards gives the Munchkin his due.
The lights go out at a fabled club but only after one hell of a party.
Week of October 19, 2005
The Halo Bar (in the Pageant), 6161 Delmar Boulevard, 314-726-6161
Somebody forgot to tell Emil Williams Jr. that bowling is for fat, beer-guzzling honkies
Week of September 21, 2005
Charlie Foxman gets tough on lard-asses, Unreal learns to network, and Mayor Slay takes credit for the sunrise. Special bonus: an illustrated Local Blog o' the Week.
Meet Brad Fink, a man of color whose body is the perfect canvas for his work
A local company is leading kids to water. But can it make them drink?
A skirmish over Metro's Delmar Streetscape project is headed to court
Week of June 2, 2004
Week of June 2, 2004
Life with Dick
Sloth directs the hand of Radar Station
Fant-Asia St. Louis animates Saturdays
Landmarks Association raises the roof
Ken Blackburn knows when to hold 'em, knows when to fold 'em
Week of March 6, 2002
Loop savior Joe Edwards and his partners debut their plans for the new Pageant theater