Keegan Hamilton

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    April 9, 2014

    Trouble on the U.S. Borders Means Missouri Asylum Seekers are Sometimes Stuck in Limbo

    In this week's feature, "Asylum Insanity," author Keegan Hamilton explores the convoluted process that asylum seekers go through when they show up at the U.S. border requesting sanctuary. As Hamilton reports this can sometimes mean long stretches of time in detention centers: "It's really tragic," ... More >>

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    May 3, 2012

    Mobile Home Fire Reveals 50 One-Pot Meth Labs

    Firefighters responded to a mobile home blaze Monday at Pacific Summit Estates in Franklin County, reports The Washington Missourian. Witnesses told police that they saw a man and a woman run from the home while smoke was pouring out of it, then get it into separate cars and drive off. That was susp ... More >>

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    July 18, 2011

    Charlie Sheen's Ex Brooke Mueller to Kick Her Habit With ... Ibogaine

    courtesy of the Riverfront TimesShock the Junkie: It's Brooke Mueller's turn, reports​You gotta love those crackerjack reporters at Not only are they soo all over the Charlie Sheen saga -- they've actually stayed on top of the equally tragic tale of the mother of his surrogate-sp ... More >>

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    March 1, 2011

    Comment of the Day: Publishing Job Applicant's Resume Angers Readers

    A post in which we cut and pasted a resume faxed unsolicited to Riverfront Times today drew a lot of comments. Some people were outraged that we made public the man's credentials while others found outrageous curriculum vitae -- which lists "rode in a jet helicopter at a sharp angle with door open" ... More >>

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    September 15, 2010
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    September 13, 2010

    Photos: The Flavor of Mexican Independence Day on Cherokee Street

    photos by Keegan HamiltonJuan, --the owner of the RFT's Best Taco Cart of 2009 -- dishes up carne asada.​St. Louis' Hispanic community celebrated Mexican Independence Day this past weekend (no, gringo, that didn't happen on Cinco de Mayo) with a two-day festival on Cherokee Street. In addition to ... More >>

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    September 8, 2010
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    August 13, 2010

    Tonight in Awesome Art: Screwed Again at the Regional Arts Commission

    photos by Keegan HamiltonImagine an entire room that kind of looks like this.​We mentioned Screwed Again this morning in our Artgasm post and peeked in on the installation earlier this week with some photos and a live video stream but, just so you don't forget or misunderstand, let's say it one m ... More >>

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    July 23, 2010

    This Week in Gut Check, Regurgitated

    Keegan Hamilton Pieces of sake (salmon) and bonito (a type of mackerel) nigiri from Nobu's.​For your cinematic and dining pleasure this week, staff writer Keegan Hamilton explored the finer points of Akira Kurosawa's film Stray Dog and enjoyed Nobu's sushi in conjunction with the screening. ... More >>

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    June 29, 2010

    Tuesday Tussle, Part 2: Supreme Court's Gun Ban Ruling Will Not Lead to More Bloodshed

    ​The Supreme Court yesterday ruled that state and local laws can not supersede the Constitution when it comes to Americans' right to keep arms.The decision throws out laws in Chicago and its suburban neighbor, Oak Park, that banned residents from keeping handguns in their homes. The ruling also o ... More >>

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    June 18, 2010

    This Week in Gut Check, Regurgitated

    Keegan Hamilton​Gut Check got swept up in World Cup fever this week, just like the rest of the world. Follow Keegan Hamilton to a new bar for each match in World Cuppage, and then get caught up on Dave Nelson's quest for the 2010 World Goblet Champion. What else did we do this week? D ... More >>

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    June 11, 2010

    World Cuppage: Mexico 1 - South Africa 1; Gringos, Mexicans and a South African Bond At Carniceria Latino Americana

    photo by Keegan HamiltonMinerva Lopez is a Mexican superfan.​And so it begins.I arrived at Carniceria Latino Americana at about 8:45 a.m., a full 45 minutes before the kick-off of the opening match of the World Cup between Mexico and South Africa. Still, it took some wrangling to find an open seat ... More >>

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    June 8, 2010

    MP3: Family Affair Tell The Story of Their Lives On New Single "Sunshine"

    photo by Keegan HamiltonQB and Rep welcome you to the underground.​Twin brothers Mr. Rep and Q.B. the Classic just dropped "Sunshine," a new single from their forthcoming album, Welcome to the Underground. It goes hard like only north St. Louis -- and The Force -- can.

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    May 24, 2010

    Photos: Gotta Be Karim and The Force Throw Down at the Gramophone

    photo by Keegan HamiltonRockwell Knuckles and co. closed it down Friday night at the Gramophone​Last week on A to Z we previewed St. Louis to Atlanta transplant Gotta Be Karim's Friday night  homecoming show at the Gramophone. If you were wise enough to attend you know that it ended up being ... More >>

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    May 19, 2010

    How to Make Meth The Shake and Bake Way

    Keegan HamiltonThe components of a traditional anydrous ammonia meth lab​This week's RFT feature story takes an in-depth look at a relatively new method of manufacturing methamphetamine known as "Shake and Bake" (cue the Talladega Nights/Ricky Bobby jokes) and the impact the process is having on b ... More >>

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    May 17, 2010

    No Banksy? No Problem. Spray Paint Still Flowed This Weekend in St. Louis.

    Banksy's kick-ass movie "Exit Through the Gift Shop" opened at the Tivoli on Friday and there was much speculation among the audience as to whether the man of mystery was in town to leave his mark (and art) on St. Louis. The Englishman covertly traveled with the film to Detroit, Toronto and Boston s ... More >>

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    May 10, 2010

    Photos: Cinco Ocho de Mayo on Cherokee Street

    photo by Keegan Hamilton​How great was the Ocho de Mayo parade down Cherokee Street on Saturday?"That was pretty much the greatest thing to ever happen in America," one sombrero-toting hombre was overheard saying a few minutes after the madness stopped.While that might be mildly overstating things ... More >>

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    April 19, 2010

    Photos Video: Tef Poe and The Force Own the Gramophone

    photo by Keegan HamiltonThe Force was out in, um, force at the Gramophone on Friday​Just when it seems like the monthly (or thereabouts) hip-hop extravaganzas hosted by the Force at the Gramophone are getting stale, they go and put on a show like last Friday's. Basically the same cadre of artists ... More >>

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    April 8, 2010

    Photos Review Setlist Video: The Black Lips Destroy The Firebird, Wednesday, April 7

    photo by Keegan HamiltonThe Black Lips got bum rushed during "Bad Kids"​I'd heard some wild stories about Black Lips performances -- instances where the band pissed in their own mouths, cut themselves and bled all over the stage or hocked loogies into the air and caught them in their mouths. Basic ... More >>

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    March 29, 2010

    Photos Video: The Elite Eight in St. Louis -- Michigan State vs. Tennessee

    photo by Keegan HamiltonMagic Johnson and Korie Lucious celebrate another Michigan State Final Four​The NCAA was gracious enough to grant the RFT court-side seats on press row for the big games this weekend. We were stationed directly behind the Tennessee bench for both the Sweet Sixteen and the E ... More >>

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    March 19, 2010

    Who is Ass Clown of the Week? March 12-19?

    That time of the week again. Time for you to elect this week's ass clown. And the nominees...​1. Tom Dempsey: The Missouri state rep (R - St. Peters) enraged many this week when he proposed a measure that would require doctors to ask women for a list of reasons as to why they want an abortion. 2. ... More >>

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    March 10, 2010

    Pat Forde of ESPN Gives Shout-Out to Bleeding Deacon Public House

    ​Thanks to RFT staff writer and college-basketball-junkie Keegan Hamilton for passing this item along: In Tuesday's edition of his "Forde Minutes" column on, Pat Forde gives a big shout-out to the Bleeding Deacon Public House (4123 Chippewa Street; 314-772-1813). The Minutes recommends th ... More >>

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    January 28, 2010

    FoodWire: Mangia Italiano Goes Non-Smoking on Monday, 3.1

    My colleague Annie Zaleski reports that as of Monday, March 1, Mangia Italiano (3145 South Grand Boulevard; website) will be completely non-smoking, ten months before the new smoking bans goes into effect in St. Louis City and County.What impact will the smoking ban have? What are the potential loop ... More >>

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    January 27, 2010

    Mangia Italiano Is Going Non-Smoking on March 1

    Per Vintage Vinyl's Twitter: As hinted at by Mangia Italiano's executive chef a few weeks ago, the venue/restaurant will be going non-smoking as of March 1. This announcement comes on the same day that Keegan Hamilton's in-depth piece on the smoking ban and how it will (or won't) affect St. Louis es ... More >>

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    December 23, 2009

    Arson Suspected After East St. Louis "Skinhead Nazi Strip Club" Burnt Down Last Night

    ​The weird saga of the City Nights club in East Boogie just got a little weirder. And a lot hotter. Because it burned down last night. That's why we say, "hotter."  Only a few months after a black man was murdered in this apparently all-white dive, the building went down in flames at 12:20 a. ... More >>

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    October 7, 2009

    Does Brussels Sprout from New Bud Light Golden Wheat?​Over at Daily RFT, my colleague Keegan Hamilton has a new post about Anheuser-Busch's latest beer product, Bud Light Golden Wheat. Citing beer blogger Lew Bryson, Hamilton wonders why Anheuser-Busch won't give more specifics about what specific type of wheat beer the latest iter ... More >>

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    September 2, 2009

    Art Dimensions and Loyal Family Team Up for Venue/Studio on Cherokee Street

    Over at Daily RFT, Keegan Hamilton has news about a new two-story venue/studio space set to open at 2718 Cherokee Street in October (assuming there are no problems with the liquor license or occupancy permit). Although the space doesn't have a name yet, it will be booked by the Loyal Family's J ... More >>

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    April 15, 2009

    This week in RFT, April 15 to April 22

    A repertorial smorgasbord awaits this week in RFT. Writer Kristen Hinman gets the ball rolling with a story on the Liberation Christian Church, whose hip-hop "Soul Force" sermons has made for a unique worship experience every other Sunday on the Delmar Loop. You'll also want to ta ... More >>

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    March 26, 2009

    This Week in RFT, March 25 to April 1

    We're back on the streets, so grab yourself a copy and start moving your eyeballs. We have a lot to offer this week, and you sure can't beat the price. Your reading satisfaction guaranteed, or your money back!Unreal, for one, is up to its old tricks with some off-the-wall interviews with a so-called ... More >>

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    January 7, 2009

    Over on Stlog: Shoe Bomb Joke Lands St. Louis DJ in Jail

    Over on Stlog, Keegan Hamilton reports on DJ Helias of the Frozen Food Section, who was arrested after allegedly making "a joke about having a shoe bomb" to an airline stewardess. Links to local coverage from networks and personal blogs can be found at Hamilton's post. -- Annie Zaleski&nbs ... More >>

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    December 16, 2008

    Second Spin: Christmas In Poland

    Artist: The Schola Cantorum of SS. Cyril and the Methodius Seminary, Directed by Rev. Henry A. Waraksa Album: Christmas In Poland From: Vintage Vinyl Year: Unknown. Label: Capitol Records What it sounds like: Christmas in Gitmo. 

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    July 23, 2008
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    July 20, 2008

    Pitchfork: Day Three Kick-Off with the Dirty Projectors

    After a soggy day two, we're back for a scorching day three at P4K 2K8. The forecast is calling for a high of 94 and humidity of approximately 168 percent. The weather will do wonders for hangovers of everyone who imbibed too much Sparks drafts last night.

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    July 20, 2008

    Pitchfork: M Ward Review, Photo

    Prior to yesterday, the only other time I'd ever seen M Ward was when he was touring in support of the fantastic 2003 album The Transfiguration of Vincent and opening for Bright Eyes. It was just him and an acoustic guitar then and I was blown away by his stripped down cover of Bowie's ''Let's Dance ... More >>

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    July 19, 2008

    Pitchfork: Titus Andronicus Recap

    A co-worker recently gave me a copy of Titus Andronicus' The Airing of Grievances, and enthusiastically described it as, "a cross between Bruce Springsteen and the Pogues being played from the bottom of a well." When I popped it into my CD player I wasn't a huge fan-- too lo-fi and too much scream ... More >>

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    July 18, 2008

    Pitchfork: Mission of Burma, Humidity and Hipsters

    Ahhh...Pitchfork Music Festival 2008: Hipsters, humidity and more hipsters. We are here. We are live. We are sweaty. Mission of Burma is rocking out as I type this. Unless a well of enthusiasm sprung up in the last five minutes, their dance-inspiring punk jams are being met with little more than ... More >>

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    May 22, 2008

    Cardinals' Batting Stances Re-Enacted

    Lately this guy has been getting a lot of play in the blogosphere (and here and here) for his uncanny ability to re-enact the batting stances of pretty much every prominent Cardinal since 1980: But I’m kind of partial to this five-year-old’s take...

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    May 20, 2008

    Video: Jim Edmonds' Over-the-Shoulder Catch...

    Last night for the Cubs. I know that Cards fans didn’t want to see this happen, but you have to admit it's pretty cool that Jimmy Ballgame is still out there making plays like this. - Keegan Hamilton

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    May 18, 2008

    Photo: Family Affair at Vintage Vinyl, Friday, May 16

    (photo by Keegan Hamilton) It actually was a family affair, as twin brothers Mr. R.E.P., left, and QB, right, were joined on-stage by Q.B.'s daughter, Courtney. The Walnut Park natives Family Affair performed a handful of songs, highlighted by their single, "You Go Luv Tha Family," on Friday nig ... More >>

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    May 12, 2008

    Show Review: The Hood Internet at Bluebird, Friday, May 9

    After thoroughly rocking out to laptop/iPod shuffle sensations Girl Talk and Dan Deacon earlier this year, I was pumped for mash-up masters the Hood Internet. Sometimes expectations can be a bad thing. By Keegan Hamilton The other two acts were blessed with packed houses, bizarre antics and stag ... More >>

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    May 7, 2008

    Vandalyzm Preps Mixtape, EP with Flying Lotus

    RFT/Keegan Hamilton Just got an e-mail update from the man known as V-Majorz bringing me up to speed on a whole slew of new projects. Since it included free music, I thought I'd hit A to Z with some hips and hops while Annie is on vacation. Here's what Van had to say:

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    March 13, 2008

    The Streetside Graffiti Wall Comes Down

    This taking up occupancy in the old Streetside Records building: Means you can say goodbye to this: -Keegan Hamilton

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    February 28, 2008
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    January 7, 2008

    But Are the Hot Wings This Hot?

    After reading the Morning Brew item about the wings so hot you have to sign a waiver, my colleague Keegan Hamilton passed along this video of ESPN reporter Rob Stone and his encounter with the hottest pepper in the world. -Ian Froeb

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    December 5, 2007

    Xmas Shopping for a Foodie? My colleague and Washington state expat Keegan Hamilton alerted me to the meat-related goodies at "legendary" Seattle toy store Archie McPhee. That little bit of awesomeness to the right is "gummy haggis." -Ian Froeb

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    November 28, 2007

    This Week's Issue

    Keegan Hamilton makes a stop on Waterford Crystal Drive in Dardenne Prairie, where lives were forever altered by cyberspace. There's a big stink in Crystal City over plans for an iron-ore smelter. Join Chad Garrison, and take a whiff. In the stirring documentary Joe Strummer: The Future Is Un ... More >>

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    November 10, 2007

    Taser Incident at Washington University's Gargoyle

    Police used a Taser on a man at Friday evening’s Girl Talk (Gregg Gillis) concert at Washington University’s Gargoyle Club, apparently after he resisted arrest and took off his clothes. Keegan Hamilton and Annie Zaleski have the scoop at A to Z.

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    October 17, 2007

    This Week's Issue

    Keegan Hamilton takes an up-close look at Saint Louis University's new basketball coach. How did a skirmish with river rogues land a 43-year-old grandmother in court? Kristen Hinman investigates. Paul Friswold gets sucked in to the Rep's production of Dracula. Ween easily won over Jordan Har ... More >>

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    September 28, 2007

    Daily Web Crawl

    Your daily guide to what they're whispering about in the next cubicle. HERE On A to Z, Keegan Hamilton chats with Flaming Lips' Michael Ivins. Ian Froeb says goodbye to Best Chinese and hello to House of India. The only iPhone we can afford. Faces' (totally unscientific) ... More >>

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    August 13, 2007

    The Greater St. Louis Hispanic Festival: Que Delicioso

    All too often the word Hispanic acts as little more than a thinly-veiled PC stand-in for Mexican. Fortunately, the Greater St. Louis Hispanic Festival more than lived up to its all-encompassing title. The cuisines of at least eight different countries were represented: Venezuela, Belize, Colombia, A ... More >>

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