By Jonny Whiteside While rock & roll is necessarily classified as a form of pop music, it is actually an idiom whose radical, destructive primitivism established a new type of socio-cultural disorder. It's about rejection of the status quo and celebration of the dis-imprisonment it instills. Alway ... More >>
True story: Adam Levine of Maroon 5 and The Voice and Nicki Minaj of...well...Nicki Minaj, now are clothing designers! AT KMART! This week, Mr. "She Will Be Loved" joined Ms. "Starships" in becoming part of the Kmart family with clothing lines that continue the 'Mart's tradition of mediocrity. Press ... More >>
St. Louis has a thriving community of urban explorers who delight in drawing back the curtain on strange, human-made and human-abandoned urban landscapes. We've featured photos of Forest Park Hospital, the condemned Powell Square building and the old downtown Macy's here on Daily RFT. Photographer ... More >>
The Macy's in downtown St. Louis is shutting its doors. The company announced this morning that the outlet, which opened in 1924 in the Railway Exchange building, will be closing with a final clearance starting in the beginning of June and continuing for about ten weeks. The 189,000-square-foot sp ... More >>
What happens when a 1.2 million-square-foot shopping mecca goes dark?
Yeah, we were pretty shocked, too. Who would've thought that Cardinals t-shirts and Blues caps were the height of modern fashion? (Then again, Jon Hamm has been photographed wearing a Blues cap. Ah, Jon, you give us class!) But there it is, in another one of those scientific polls we love so much, t ... More >>
Forcibly evicted from downtown's Kiener Plaza, Occupy St. Louis has taken its protest to area department stores. Yesterday afternoon, roughly 30 Occupiers held a meeting outside Macy's at the Galleria. Later, a few "mic-checked" -- using their collective voices as a human megaphone to shout anti- ... More >>
Lena J and Miss Precious. Photos by Kelsey Whipple.This weekend's S.L.U.M. Fest, now in its second year, was an overload of talent, controlled chaos and more references to swag than a swag-only dictionary. There were also several jokes about Tupac, countless baseball hats and more proof of th ... More >>
Courtesy: StandPoint Public AffairsA rendering of the new Mercantile Exchange project downtownThe ever-expanding Pi pizza empire -- I think it's safe to call it an empire at this point, no? -- will open its fifth location at the new Mercantile Exchange development downtown, the restaurant and the ... More >>
Ian FroebSouth Grand Gyro Express returned after an eight-month hiatus.February was a very busy one for restaurants in St. Louis. Not only were there numerous openings, including at long last 1904 Steak House, the revision of the former Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse at River City Casino, but a few resta ... More >>
Google MapsThe Macy's will now occupy the first three floors. The Macy's in the Railway Exchange Building at Olive and 6th Street is downsizing, according to blogger Steve Patterson. Patterson writes on his Urban Review STL that the city's only downtown department store will now occupy three floo ... More >>
What in the name of Ian Ziering's mullet were we smoking?When a wise man concluded that there's nothing new under the sun, he had to have been mulling American fashion. We've been recycling the same trends, give or take an accessory or two, for nearly 70 years. Hence the all-too-predictable 1980s ... More >>
Solarpix PR PhotosNah, Kate Moss probably won't be there.The beautiful people are congregating in St. Louis! Fashion Week arrives, September 7th to the 11th, bringing runway shows, charity shopping and cool parties to the city. We're so excited around here we're shaking in our stilettos, especial ... More >>
Annie ZaleskiVampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig at the Pageant, September 2008Well -- talk about an upgrade: The indie-pop band everybody has an opinion about, Vampire Weekend, just announced a show at the Chaifetz Arena on Sunday, October 3. Beach House and the Very Best are opening. Says the Cha ... More >>
The Bangles then. The Go-Go's vs The Bangles at That 80's Club (Friday) On Friday night, the final '80s pop star showdown takes place at Rue 13. Each Friday in April, That '80s Club DJs have pitted the music of two '80s icons against each other, and since the Bangles are due to come to St. Louis ... More >>
Although it can be difficult -- but is never a bad thing -- to hear what others think of your community, I point you to a piece published last week in the Philadelphia Inquirer. Travel writer Alan Solomon recently spent several days tromping around St. Louis for the Philly newspaper and, yes, he doe ... More >>
It's been observed that bikinis can somehow breathe summer into a cold and meaningless January weekend. Such was the case Saturday when St. Louis Fashion Week held its first of four casting calls for local models. This one was on the second floor of Macy's at the Galleria. Events coordinator Rache ... More >>
T.I. and Ludacris are playing the Chaifetz Arena at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 19. Says Chaifetz: Tickets to see the Atlanta-based artists are $47, $67, $77 and $127 and go on sale on Saturday, January 17 at 10 a.m. at MetroTix.com, MetroTix outlets at select Schnucks and Macy's stores, charg ... More >>
Not totally satisfied with your weekend itinerary? Never fear, Go! is here! This regular feature delivers the can’t-miss activities to complete your fun-seeking agenda. Looking for live music? Here's your St. Louis weekend concert calendar. Friday Start off your holiday season downtown. Head to ... More >>
7 p.m. Wednesday, April 23. Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Avenue
Dennis Brown and Paul Friswold suss out the local theater scene.
Dennis Brown and Paul Friswold suss out the local theater scene.
Your daily guide to what they're whispering about in the next cubicle. HERE Food writer Michael Ruhlman gives Gut Check some love. My Bloody Valentine reuniting? A to Z clues you in. St. Louis Blues five goals ticket stub = free Taco Bell free generic tacos? What a joke. In other sports new ... More >>
This year's Taste of St. Louis will take place at 8th and Market Friday, September 21, through Sunday, September 23. Admission is free. The most interesting tidbit here is that the new Lumiere Place casino will be represented by three of its new, as-yet-unannounced restaurants. The full list of re ... More >>
California Pizza Kitchen
1493 Saint Louis Galleria, Richmond Heights
In the cutthroat world of urban fashion, there's lies, damn lies and sales statistics.
www.all-creatures.org Looks like raccoon. Treated like shit. Budweiser executive Jay-Z has been persecuted by Nas, the po po, and playa-haters, but never mass spectrometry. That is, until this week, when the Humane Society of the United States announced it had put one of the "faux fur" jackets sol ... More >>
Can even make shopping today nice
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