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    October 15, 2014

    10 Best Bakeries and Candy Shops to Score Special Halloween Treats

    We here at Gut Check International Headquarters are all about helping guide our readers to the very best eats, and come Halloween-time that includes making sure you and your little ones are armed with great trick-or-treating jokes. Food and drink-related ones, at that: Q: Why did the ghost go into ... More >>

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    July 10, 2013

    Twinkies Hit Shelves July 15

    Fear not, Twinkie lovers! The world's longest-lasting dessert will be back on shelves in a mere 109 hours. More than 50 million Twinkies are headed to stores on July 15. Yum, right? See also: -Hostess: It'll Cost You at Least $410 Million to Make Twinkies -Vintage, Psychedelic Ads for Hostess Twin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    21 Best Halloween Candies Of All Time

    Gut Check isn't so old that we don't remember the hierarchy of Halloween candy: i.e., good stuff and crap. While neighbors who neglect to buy the best sweets suffer at the hands of t.p.-ing teenagers, Gut Check's house remains unscathed. Stay on the good side of neighborhood ne'er do wells by dolin ... More >>

  • News

    October 25, 2012
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    April 2, 2012

    Diplo, Chiddy Bang, and Lunice at the Firebird, 3/30/12: Review and Photos

    Diplo | Chiddy Bang | Lunice The Firebird March 30, 2012 In this day and age of corporate sponsorships often intertwining and ultimately propelling events by selling artists' "cool" - some kind of interesting (and confusing) standard is being set by the Axe: One Night Only tour featuring Lunice, Ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    The St. Louis Food Lover's Gift Guide: Edible Stocking Stuffers

    With a little planning and a couple of cocktails the holidays can go down smoother than a pint of spiked egg nog. Gut Check's assembled a series of guides to help find the perfect present for the food lover in your life while maintaining sanity and investing in your community... and, okay, maybe pic ... More >>

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    October 24, 2011

    Best and Worst Halloween Candy Countdown: No. 6

    RFT photo​It wasn't all that long ago that Gut Check was donning our finest Disney princess Star Wars character drag outfit and joining the swarms of greedy American children on the hallowed Halloween quest for candy. So we remember well the post-trick-or-treat ritual of sorting the bounty int ... More >>

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    October 17, 2011

    Best and Worst Halloween Candy Countdown: No. 11

    RFT photoLeave the raisins. Take the chocolate.​It wasn't all that long ago that Gut Check was donning our finest Disney princess Star Wars character drag outfit and joining the swarms of greedy American children on the hallowed Halloween quest for candy. So we remember well the post-trick-or- ... More >>

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    June 17, 2011

    Subway and Avocados and Green Lantern? Movie and Product Tie-ins We'd Rather See

    Hey, the Green Lantern's green! And so are avocados! Do you smell a marketing tie-in? And how many Subways will we spot in the movie?​While not watching television the other day, Gut Check looked up in time to catch a glimpse of the new Subway commercial that gets all hot 'n' bothered about av ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Chugging Milk at a "Chocolate Seder"? Even a Jackass Knows That Ain't Kosher

    Image viaDrink up! (Slowly, and with a bucket nearby.)‚ÄčToday's Post-Dispatch includes an innocuous, even charming, article by Jesse Bogan about a "Chocolate Seder" held over this past weekend for kids at Congregation Temple Israel in Creve Coeur.According to the article, the aim of this "Seder" wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    MoMA Exhibits Kitchen Evolution. And Then We Eat Candy With Wine.

    The Museum of Modern Art in New York features an exhibit on the design evolution of the kitchen. The Washington Post covers the kitchen-as-art history exhibit, called "Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen," which displays kitchens and gadgets from the last century. It illustrates how, as peo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2010

    The Dive Bomber Gets Lectured at D's Place

    image creditThe Dive Bomber doesn't.​At 9 p.m. on Thursdays, Ladies Night begins at D's Place. And on this night at nine on the dot, twentysomething women and a few guys trickle into the bar, which skirts the edge of Soulard for $5 bottomless cups. Most of them are already tipsy (at the very l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 7.29

    The food dye that makes blue M&Ms blue could also help spinal injuries. (New York Daily News)U.S. meat firms want China to have a chance to import chicken here. (Reuters)What's so great about Chick-Fil-A, anyway? (Eat Me Daily, via Eater)

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    February 25, 2009
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    September 18, 2007
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    September 3, 2003

    IMAX Redux

    Science Center's Fall Film Fest

  • Culture

    August 6, 2003

    Naked Truth

    Out of Line's Party quickly goes out of bounds

  • Film

    April 30, 2003

    Film Openings

    Week of April 30, 2003

  • Film

    January 24, 2001

    White-Bread Wedding

    If you really like Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey, don't encourage movies like this one

  • Calendar

    December 6, 2000

    Playing House

    Local youngsters create dreamy domiciles from sweet edibles