In case you haven't noticed, we are the midst of a snowpocolypse. St. Louis got around ten inches of snow, and even the snow plows are getting stuck. Add below-freezing temps, and you've got yourself a polar vortex (is that what that means?). Things are starting to clear up, though, and the best pla ... More >>
Yesterday, we published a list of the top ten most common complaints from St. Louis transplants inspired by a New York Times op-ed from an outsider who says she slowly grew to love the Midwest. That writer touched on some of the frequent criticisms from non-natives: It's hard to make friends. Provel ... More >>
Over the weekend, the New York Times published an op-ed written by a St. Louis transplant called "Loving the Midwest." In the piece, writer Curtis Sittenfeld discusses her move to St. Louis in 2007 for her husband's job -- and why the two of them were at first not so happy with their new home. "If o ... More >>
It has recently come to Daily RFT's attention that while Missouri has, among many other symbols, a state bird (bluebird), state game bird (bobwhite quail), state invertebrate (crayfish), state animal (the Missouri mule), state American folk dance (the square dance) and will soon, pending approval by ... More >>
Images via: Pujols, SmithAs the temperature outside reached the triple digits -- even higher if you happened to be a Cardinals outfielder -- we were sweating it out over two plates of nachos, one from a future Hall of Famer's namesake place, one from a 2002 inductee. It's Pujols 5 Westport Grill ... More >>
Image viaAleppo, SyriaWelcome to Spice World, in which Gut Check looks at overlooked spices from around the world, introducing those you don't own but probably should.History: Though its label says Turkey, Aleppo pepper takes its name from Syria's second largest city, located just south of the Tu ... More >>
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SLIFF celebrates its sweet sixteenth with a two-week party.
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B-Sides squares off in a debate about Wilco's new Sky Blue Sky, and compares children's-music faves Trout Fishing in America with, well, the real thing.
Congrats to our News Challenge winners! Come forward and collect your booty!
Local artist Nite Owl earns a record deal, while Pierce Crask and Falling Martins release a record.
B-Sides gets the skinny on El Monstero's Pink Floyd homage and gives our annual list of songs to make those pesky party hangers-on vamoose.
Think globally, watch locally at the fifteenth annual St. Louis International Film Festival.
Dean C. Minderman|Kristyn Pomranz|Andrew Miller|Kristie McClanahan|Christian Schaeffer|Andrew Miller|Ben Westhoff|Annie Zaleski|Brooke Foster|Jaime Lees|Roy Kasten
B-Sides analyzes the mathematics of Don Caballero's existence, calls out Bon Jovi for cliches and points you to some hot Futureheads action in the Download.
B-Sides cuts right to the Heartless Bastards, intellectualizes Hayseed Dixie and dissects the anatomy of the common punk rocker
B-Sides attends a local radio station's Lenten fish fry, explores why a local jazz TV program didn't get off the ground and recommends this week's primo download
B-Sides unearths some tight presidential tunes, finds the softer side of the Simpsons' notorious bully and knows way too much about the Spin Doctors
To two wine events
Four new shows at the Sheldon
Area businesses give aid
The National Pastime in Black and White
Tiny planes, big fun
Deborah Weinstein's Anointed
Celebrate it everywhere
We love you more than you can know
Hit the Landing for "Pink Week"
Horseradish Festival returns
Toshinori Mogi tattoos old-school
No one knows yet
Puppets come alive
We introduce the highly scientific Marsalis Apostasy Index, teach you how to make your own Irish songs and discover the soundtrack to a vasectomy
CAMStL does even more
(Kenny Rogers not included)
One local band bares all, another straps on Steely Dan, and we visit the Old School
A fishing tale full of crappie
We evict party laggers, improve our singing voice and remember the best beer ad of all time
Kristie McClanahan discusses Jimmy Buffett's one-night-only cinematic experience with an avowed parrot-hater
The Rottweilers attack!
The St. Louis Steamers heat up their home opener
Not yet anyway