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  • Blogs

    May 13, 2014

    Can Guitar-Driven Bands Still Make Money?

    Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you stop doing it wrong. Send your problems to her -- confidentiality i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2013

    Foxing Releases New Video, Lands on Huffington Post's "Best Albums" List

    Local band Foxing officially is on the national -- nay, international -- radar. The band's album The Albatross landed on the U.K. site of the Huffington Post as part of a writer's list of "The Best Albums of 2013 (That You Probably Haven't Already Heard)." Placing The Albatross at number five in a l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    Happy Hour at Sanctuaria in the Grove: Día de los Borrachos

    Sanctuaria (4198 Manchester Avenue; 314-535-9700) The Hours: Tuesday through Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. and late-night happy hour Friday and Saturday from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. The Deal: $2 seasonal sippers, $1 off bottled and tap beer and $1 off wells.

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    5 Helpful Tips for Doing Karaoke with Your Co-Workers

    Karaoke can be a dangerous endeavor. What can you sing that won't make friends shun you? How can you go balls-out during your next performance? Each week in "Ask a Karaoke Host," RFT Music writer and professional karaoke host Allison Babka answers your burning questions about maximizing your melodio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    Whole Foods Market Recalls Ricotta Salata, but Snack on, St. Louis

    First, the bad news: Whole Foods Market has recalled a brand of ricotta salata cheese because of the risk of listeria contamination, the company announced yesterday via the FDA. Forever Cheese Inc., of Long Island, New York, supplied the specific brand, Ricotta Salata Frescolina. (Also: Forever Ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    Report: Hackers Steal Credit-Card Info from Restaurant Depot

    ​According to a report posted last night to Gawker, Russian hackers gained access to the credit-card information of customers at Restaurant Depot, the restaurant-supply store with locations nationwide, including at 6445 Manchester Avenue in St. Louis.The source for Gawker's report is, of all thing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    Unprocessed Rape Kits: We've Got St. Louis' Number

    A rape kit.​Fifty-one. Fifty-one people in St. Louis went to the police after being raped. Fifty-one people went to the hospital and submitted to an hours-long invasive procedure to collect physical evidence from the traumatic crime they'd just experienced. And 51 people are still waiting for thei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    9/11 Anniversary Brings Questionable Food Tributes

    Wikimedia CommonsWe will never forget. Unless we overdo it on the 9/11 commemorative wine.​In the decade since the 9/11 terror attacks, there's been no shortage of commemoration. Some touching and beautiful. Others ham-fisted but heartfelt. And some that were blatantly out to make a buck on a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    The Pains of Being Pure at Heart at Off Broadway, 8/5/11: Review, Photos and Setlist

    Photo by Mike Appelstein​Pains of Being Pure at Heart | Craft Spells Off Broadway August 5, 2011 To my shock, they dedicated a song to me, so let's dispose with any pretense of objectivity right now. Admittedly, the song was "My Terrible Friend," so if they'd sucked live, I could have slamme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Latest Possible Cause of Food Poisoning? The Body of Christ

    Wash those hands!​From Newsday, via Gawker, comes a twist to the usual food-poisoning story: exposure to hepatitis A during the communion portion of a Catholic mass in Long Island.Department and church officials did not name the source of the virus, but said that people who attended services [on ... More >>

  • News

    November 25, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Jenna Fischer in A Little Help: See it Sunday!

    ​You've already read our interview with St. Louis daughter and The Office actress Jenna Fischer (and surely you saw the WashU-namedropping episode of The Office last night). Why not take the next step and see Fischer on the big screen this weekend? Fischer's latest film, A Little He ... More >>

  • Film

    November 11, 2010

    A Little Help

    4 p.m. Sunday November 21 at Hi-Pointe

  • Music

    September 22, 2010


    7 p.m. Wednesday, September 29. Fubar, 3108 Locust Street.

  • Music

    June 2, 2010

    Shannon McNally/Big Smith/Colonel Ford

    8 p.m. Wednesday, June 9. The Schlafly Tap Room, 2100 Locust Street.

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    Booty Pop, Oh, Booty Pop. When Will You Come to The Lou?

    This Unreal does not understand: Somehow, stores in Boca, Cape Cod and Long Island are already stocking the Booty Pop. Come on, Ladue, what gives?!

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    13 Worst Haunted Houses in the USA

    Photo: Steve Truesdell​It's the beginning of October, and that means it's the season to stand in line outside a building blasting pulsating, industrial music and then paying to have for some creep come up behind you and scream bloody murder. But enough about downtown St. Louis! It's haunted house ... More >>

  • Music

    September 30, 2009

    Brand New/Manchester Orchestra

    7 p.m. Tuesday, October 6. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.

  • Dining

    June 3, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 6, 2009

    East St. Louis duo Unladylike sign with VMG/Def Jam, Move to NYC

    East St. Louis has never really had a hip-hop artist blow up nationally. Raw Resse, Beano, and Da Bangaz all had local club hits that led to record deals but little else--nothing on the level of Nelly, let alone 314 money-makers like Jibbs or Murphy Lee. The latest hope for the Eastside comes a pai ... More >>

  • Music

    November 12, 2008

    Keith Murray

    9 p.m. Wednesday, November 19. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.

  • Music

    July 11, 2007

    The Sleeping

    8 p.m. Monday, July 16. Creepy Crawl, 3524 Washington Boulevard.

  • Dining

    July 4, 2007
  • News

    May 23, 2007

    Public Enemy, Number One

    When Professor Griff talks, Joe says: listen.

  • Home Entertainment

    May 2, 2007

    Crisis in Suburbia

    Little Children

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2007

    The 10 Hottest Hairless Celebs in History

    It seemed like just last month that Britney Spears' only shaved head was between her legs. The upside about her rehab-induced mental tailspin? We got a five-minute respite from the Anna Nicole baby's daddy saga. The bad news? Britney Spears finally ruined her last redeeming aspect: her locks. Strang ... More >>

  • Music

    October 25, 2006

    Brand New

    8 p.m. Wednesday, November 1. Mississippi Nights (914 North First Street).

  • News

    October 25, 2006

    Prince of Darkness

    A St. Louis company is making a killing off Halloween. Your screams are music to their ears.

  • Music

    August 30, 2006

    Relapse Contamination Tour

    7 p.m. Tuesday, September 5. Creepy Crawl (3524 Washington Boulevard).

  • Music

    June 28, 2006

    Action Action

    7 p.m. Sunday, July 2. Creepy Crawl (3524 Washington Boulevard)

  • Music

    May 3, 2006

    Crime in Stereo

    Friday, May 5, at 8 p.m. Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center (3301 Lemp Avenue)

  • Music

    April 12, 2006

    Taking Back Sunday

    Friday, April 14, at 8 p.m. Pop's (1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois)

  • Music

    February 1, 2006

    Sail Away

    B-Sides interprets Enya's cryptic language, scream alongside the vocal guru to the metal stars, and dream up some tribute bands we'd like to see

  • Music

    October 13, 2004

    De La Soul

    The Grind Date (Sanctuary)

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 29, 2004
  • Calendar

    June 16, 2004

    I, Seinfeld

    We score an exclusive interview with Bizarro Jerry

  • Film

    June 9, 2004

    Frogs Gone Loco

    Childhood games turn into obsession in Love Me if You Dare

  • News

    July 16, 2003
  • Calendar

    May 21, 2003

    The Queen of Kings

    Acid King's Lori S. takes inspiration from a tale of terror

  • Film

    January 29, 2003

    Dead Again

    There's fresh meat for the Reaper in Final Destination 2

  • News

    February 20, 2002

    Herky Jerk

    Doe Run's owner has done this before -- and that has regulators braced for trouble

  • Music

    January 2, 2002

    De La Soul

    AOI: Bionix (Tommy Boy)

  • Film

    October 3, 2001

    The Awful Truth

    The malaise of one suburban teen is made vivid in the disturbing first feature film L.I.E.

  • Culture

    April 4, 2001

    Blowin' Smoke

    Ted Demme and Denis Leary are a match made in effin' heaven

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 27, 2000

    Best Used-Toy Store

    Decades of Toys

  • Music

    October 6, 1999


    Make a beeline to Frederick's Lounge's weekly hootenanny

  • Calendar

    August 4, 1999


    New Line Theatre's Scott Miller bares all about Head Games

  • Film

    April 21, 1999
  • Dining

    March 10, 1999
  • Film

    January 27, 1999
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