People are fed up with the bipartisan rancor that colors our politics, but Missouri Representative Courtney Allen Curtis has a solution that's so simple it's downright genius: High fives. Curtis loves to high five. He does it all the time at the Missouri Legislature, where being chair of the Bipar ... More >>
Yes, it may be a bit self-centered of us to think, as soon as we heard the news yesterday of Pope Benedict XVI's impending resignation, which St. Louisan should replace him? But really, isn't it high time there was a Pope from the Western Hemisphere? And why not from St. Louis, the most Catholic of ... More >>
What's Daily RFT gonna do without Todd Akin in the Senate? After breathing a sigh of relief for our state's integrity, we've gotta admit we'll miss the man who has given us so much in mortifying entertainment, from "legitimate rape" to "at the heart of liberalism really is a hatred for God" to the p ... More >>
Standup Jeremy Essig put in seven years as a road comic, recorded three CDs and has opened for the likes of Zach Galifianakis and Jeffrey Ross. By 2009, he was sick of it. All of it. So he enrolled in journalism school at Mizzou. He also landed a political reporting gig in Jefferson C ... More >>
William Franke, the man who once owned the St. Louis Globe-Democrat and who in 2004 helped found Swift Boat Veterans for Truth to attack the war record of Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry, is today getting some bad press of his own. Franke, who made millions in real-estate ... More >>
Somebody clearly messed up. But who will take the blame?After S.& P. downgraded America's credit rating from AAA to AA , the political strategy on both sides of the aisle was clear: Blame the other guys.The irony of the situation, of course, is that Monday's stock market dip, partially sparke ... More >>
For three decades, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in St. Louis has had a voice in print. Several evolutions from its beginnings, Vital VOICE Magazine is celebrating 30 years of LGBT media, and it's shaping up to be quite the party."We have really grown and showcased how grea ... More >>
Jay BevenourRev. Raymond BurkeYesterday Pope Benedict XVI promoted former St. Louis archbishop Raymond Burke to the rank of cardinal -- the fourth-highest status in the Catholic church. In honor of Burke's ascension up the hierarchy, here are a few of the cardinal's actions over the years that we ... More >>
As early as next week, legislation could be introduced to make public thousands of FBI documents relating to the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Perhaps more importantly, the legislation, spearheaded by U.S. Senator John Kerry, will also bring to public view all records associated ... More >>
Todd OwyoungThe Boss at the Scottrade Center last August.Yes, it's true that Bruce Springsteen won't be coming to town until October 25 and tickets don't even go on sale until Saturday. That, in theory, should give you plenty of time to get your lungs in shape for an evening of shouting "Bruuuuuu ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsRaymond BurkeFormer St. Louis Archbishop Raymond Burke, now head of the Vatican's supreme court, is determined to stop President Barack Obama from delivering the commencement speech May 17 at University of Notre Dame. On Friday, Burke told Catholics at a prayer breakfast: "The propo ... More >>
Amid the sauntering models and flashy St. Louis Fashion Week attendees Tuesday night at the Contemporary Art Museum, a few people stopped to register to vote. Art the Vote, an organization seeking to sign up youth and artists alike, set up two tables in the lobby of the museum around 5:45 p.m. The ... More >>
SLIFF celebrates its sweet sixteenth with a two-week party.
Highway 61 Roadhouse and Kitchen is the real deal.
Week of October 26, 2006
Will & Grace: Series Finale
Downtown Restaurant Week is so yummy, you'll want to dine out six nights in a row
A ruckus rocks the gay community over a Log Cabin Republican's college scholarship
Bridget Jones is betrayed by a dumb, dull sequel
Ben Stein at UMSL
Hot! Scandalous! John Waters comes to Webster!
Now we know just how far candidates will go -- and just how much Pimp Juice they'll drink -- for an endorsement
The Grill at the Ritz-Carlton, 100 Carondelet Plaza, 314-863-6300
2004 Presidential Debate at Washington University, October 8, 2004
Unreal witnesses debate history (well, from a tent outside), learns guerrilla postering tactics and asks the tough questions about adult diapers; plus, this is the month to celebrate two of our most favorite things!
It's a dog's life
A black-owned St. Louis advertising firm is stirring the political pot
Week of August 25, 2004
Metrosexuality is for the birds
Michael Moore swings through our state
We strike out with the ladies, music-geek style, check out John Kerry's Behind the Music and hunt for Weird Al trivia
We get political with Kerry and Dean, feel the bite of a "Mad Dog" and discover something amazing about Prius ownership. Plus, confidential to Unreal readers: Parking downtown is easy!
We sit in on an Usher wank-fest, chat with Evanescence and watch the Dems pull out their magic stick
A St. Louis rocker is laying down the Democratic soundtrack. Is that a good idea?
Week of July 28, 2004
We explore campaign theme songs, examine the death of Lollapalooza and get down verbally with Paul Oakenfold
We find the funk in Branson, ride along with a stunt pilot and check out the STL Zoo's new species; plus, a local Gephardt gaffe
Nude dancers, pot smokers and hip-hoppers register to oust Dubya
Our commander in chief takes to the mound, Missouri gets its very own dinosaur, an Old Kid on the Block remembers when he was New, and Unreal learns a little something about love and basketball
Unreal chats with Dick's daughter, then comes face-to-face with Playmates, zombies and a 66-year-old powerlifter
There's a new Mr. Missouri Leather! Plus: counterfeit-proof White Castle gift certificates; talking crab rangoon with novelist Lynn Messina; and a disturbing SAT flashback.
The Roberts brothers fight to bring back life to north St. Louis
Wait no more: Unreal's presidential-candidate endorsements are in; plus we lament the loss of "Poetry Beat," check in with the lads at Sanford-Brown and wonder if we can get a direct line to God