George Orwell's predictions in his dystopian classic 1984 seem more apt for 2014 than the titular year. The scale and scope of our intelligence agencies suggest that Big Brother is well and truly with us. Our corruption of the English language in social media is more than reminiscent of newspeak (LO ... More >>
Jordan Ward Finder admits she's no expert on birth control. The 20-year-old mother of two was jettisoned to fame on 16 and Pregnant, the popular MTV show about teen moms in their last weeks of pregnancy and first weeks of parenthood. One episode follows Finder, who grew up in south county and drop ... More >>
In this week's print edition, we make the case that the St. Louis music scene is more than just alive and kicking -- it's absolutely thriving. Local acts are grinding out shows and creating brilliant tunes that music lovers around the world would dig. For just one timely example, check out "Christma ... More >>
It's pretty cool to watch someone that you know grow into a well-deserved position within in the comedy and entertainment worlds. Kirkwood native, podcast superstar, MTV talk show host and generally nice person Nikki Glaser's half-hour comedy special airs this Friday on Comedy Central. See Also: - ... More >>
This month marks twenty wonderful years since MTV aired the first episode of Beavis and Butthead. Mike Judge's hilarious cult phenomenon originally ran from March 8, 1993 to November 28, 1997, before being retired so that Judge could focus on Fox's animated series King of the Hill. When that show ca ... More >>
We get it. MTV doesn't play music anymore. Now that you're done making the same tired objection that your uncle made ten years ago, maybe it's time you give the wayward TV station a little credit for at least getting back into the comedy business. Kirkwood-native Nikki Glaser and writer / comedia ... More >>
Not only is Nikki Glaser a regular at the venerable Comedy Cellar in New York these days (which is the club into which Louis CK descends during the intro to his show)...And not only is she about to co-host a new program on MTV called, "The Nikki and Sara Show"...Which happens to be based on her podc ... More >>
Happy birthday, MTV! Although you take a lot of whacks for not playing music anymore, there's no doubting the swift and massive change in American culture after your debut. Not only did video kill the radio star, it smacked the crap out of staid old food advertising. In a few brief years, we ... More >>
Via Trey Wright's FacebookOn Monday, the latest in a string of St. Louis residents to make it (or at least MADE it) debuted on the MTV show. Local high school rapper Trey Wright took a turn on the moderate reality hit in the pursuit of becoming a rapper and was paired with Brand Nubian emcee ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Image viaIf you follow Justin Bieber on Twitter, perhaps you saw him announce the following late yesterday afternoon: "solid day in NYC. played hoops and just went to the MTV Upfronts...BEAVIS and BUTTHEAD are coming back!!!" (Huh-huh. He said 'coming.') An article on MTV.com elaborates that ... More >>
Image viaIs that a Crunchwrap Supreme on your plate, or are you just happy to see me?This week, MTV aired the premiere of Skins, an American remake of a British show in which actual teenagers play fictional teenagers who do the naughty things that actual teenagers do, like drink, take drugs and h ... More >>
The multi-talented East St. Louis hip-hop duo Scripts N Screwz has a new music video for their song "Brick" entered in MTV U's weekly "Best Freshman Video" contest.The track is off their debut album, The New Noise, and it's a heavy, wailing underground jam with a dash of auto-tune (think o ... More >>
Heard rumblings about this last year, but my suspicions were confirmed yesterday: Local singer-songwriter Todd Sarvies -- better known as John Boy's Courage -- is one of fourteen contestants on P. Diddy's new MTV reality series, StarMaker. (Which, you might remember, held auditions at Blueberry Hill ... More >>
Photo: Jennifer SilverbergMickey Carroll's story came in at the fourth most-read last week.The blog posts come fast and furious, most of the time, here on Daily RFT, so if you missed the big ones from last week (May 4-10), here are the top ten most-read posts, courtesy of your friends at Google Anal ... More >>
Some Twitter friends teased me a few weeks ago, but Facebook friend Ted found the video that made my day: MTV '90s sketch comedy show The State is REALLY finally coming to DVD on July 14. It's the entire run of the show on five discs, including commentary and never-before-seen sketches. Oh, man. If ... More >>
Folks amost regulated on Nate Dogg this week for stalking and threatening his ex-wife -- but because she never contacted prosecutors, charges were dropped. Warren G |MTV Music
Tax time is frighteningly near. This 1999 single is entirely appropriate. Destiny's Child |MTV Music
Most of the time I don't like metal, and I definitely can't tell the difference between its plethora of sub-genres (doom? sludge? death? grind? black?). But Boris, a Japanese trio that played the Pitchfork Music Festival at 2 p.m. Saturday, is for more than metalheads.
The end of season three of MTV reality show Rob and Big left loyal fans asking a lot of questions. What happened to the mini-horse? Who was going to keep Meaty? Will Rob and Big ever be back together on screen?
MTV Unplugged (Virgin)
9 p.m. Monday, January 29. Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue).
Monday, May 8, at 9 p.m. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City)
Monday, October 31; Blueberry Hill's Duck Room (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City)
Friday, October 28; Pop's (1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois)
Week of August 31, 2005
Hustle & Flow is short on action, long on scenes of recording
Saturday, January 15 (early show); Creepy Crawl
Mapping out the trends of 2005
Why a pop megastar still feels neglected by the mainstream
Monday, September 13; Mississippi Nights
Unreal catches up with a crystal-meth cooker gone straight, chats with an Andrew W.K.-endorsed candidate and gets local businesses' take on gay marriage; plus we totally freak out about West Nile, and Bill Haas offers something for the ladies
The Shake Stuff Up Tour will have everyone asking, "Got Milk?"
Week of March 10, 2004
Ideas that were forgotten but not gone in 2003
Washington University underground station celebrates its birthday during KWUR Week
Vying for a shot at stardom at the MTV-veejay tryouts
The Stormtroopers of Death return to set heavy metal straight
Written and directed by Tom Tykwer