Fifty years ago this week, the Beatles ushered in a new era in pop music and youth culture when they made their first live appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. While the four lads from Liverpool were still mostly unknown to Americans in 1964, they were already the most hyped rock and roll band in U.S ... More >>
A flight from Los Angeles to New York City made an emergency stop in Missouri last week due to an unruly passenger -- who apparently would just not stop belting Whitney Houston songs. She was reportedly handcuffed and escorted off the plane in Kansas City after she was interfering with the flight ... More >>
Yesterday, Gut Check shared our thoughts on the Fabulous Fox Theatre's tasteless $500 fundraising event that recreates the eleven-course meal that Titanic's first passengers ate the night the ship sank. In honor of the iceberg that shortchanged Titanic's maiden voyage, Gut Check has compiled a list ... More >>
Surely you have heard the charges made against Coheed and Cambria's bassist, Michael Todd, alleging that he robbed a Walgreens pharmacy before a performance, leaving with multiple bottles of oxycodone and hailing a taxi to the band's performance in Massachusetts. Hilariously baffling? Of cour ... More >>
rateyourpatdown.comWe here at Daily RFT were excited to learn about Saint Louis University graduate student Eric Sucher's new website allowing travelers to rank the security pat-downs they receive at the world's airports. Given all the rancor about the Transportation Security Administration and i ... More >>
Finnish-born architect Eero Saarinen didn't live long enough to see the completion of his masterwork -- St. Louis' own Gateway Arch. He died in 1961, two years before construction even began.Happy birthday, old chap!Had Saarinen lived (and lived and lived) he would have been 100 years old today. ... More >>
The Eero Saarinen exhibit "Shaping the Future" on display earlier this year at Wash. U's Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum is now headed to New York. While St. Louisan like to lay claim to Saarinen for his design of the iconic Gateway Arch, New Yorkers also consider the Finnish architect their own f ... More >>
Ask any St. Louisan who designed the Gateway Arch and he or she might be able to tell you. Then ask 'em to try to name something else Eero Saarinen designed. www.britannica.com We couldn't either. Saarinen is, in the words of the curators at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., "the ... More >>
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