After this soul-crushing winter, St. Louisans are welcoming spring with open arms and trips to the city's free, world-class zoo. The Riverfront Times sent photographer Steve Truesdell to the Saint Louis Zoo for the first weekend of spring to capture animals and humans alike soaking up rays.
There's a brand new baby at the St. Louis Zoo. Kapika, a female Coquerel's sifaka (sh-fahk) -- a type of lemur -- was born at the zoo's primate house on January 21, and the zoo says she's now ready for visitors.
Editor's Note: Shea Serrano is an award-winning music writer and goofball whose recent exploits include Bun B's Rapper Coloring and Activity Book. In his new column, he writes about his life and times. Perhaps you do not know this, because you do not follow weather trends of the Southeastern United ... More >>
Less than two months after debuting its first beer, the Velvet Underbrown, Heavy Riff Brewing (6413 Clayton Avenue) is rolling out a food menu. It gets better -- the grub will be provided by Vernon's BBQ (6707 Vernon Avenue; 314-726-1227). After all, what's better than beer and barbecue? (The answer ... More >>
The Good Food Awards celebrate food that's good in all senses of the word: tasty and ethical and responsible. That is to say, food that's all natural, made by actual people who respect animals and the environment and the seasons and the culture of the people who produce it. It's food that costs a li ... More >>
Welcome to Spice World, in which Gut Check zeroes in on overlooked spices from around the globe, introducing those you may not own -- and probably should. History: We've got the ancient Aztecs to thank for lots of long words ending in "atl," awesome mythology and the patience to figure out how to c ... More >>
Sarah BarabaThe Mosaic family has expanded yet again. On Friday, October 7, Mosaic opened its third location at 11925 Manchester Road in Des Peres. The new spot follows the original downtown restaurant and an outpost at Lambert. "Des Peres is a terrific community," says general manager Gregg Doy ... More >>
Nick SchnelleA In-NIB-itable Bar is born.Patric Chocolate, one of the two Missouri bean-to-bar chocolate makers profiled in Riverfront Times last year, is officially good food. That is, Patric's In-NIB-itable Bar won a blue ribbon in the inaugural Good Food Awards in San Francisco last week. ... More >>
Christian LantryOzomatliWhatever disappointment St. Louis Ozomatli fans felt when the group's concert with the St. Louis Symphony became a regular show was erased by last night's dynamic performance. Yes, it would have been interesting and potentially thrilling to see the Los Angeles latin/fu ... More >>
Stern: Crazy people make me smile.Glenn Miller, the former KKK leader, running for U.S. Senate was interviewed at great length Friday by Howard Stern. As our sister paper the Kansas City Pitch reports, Stern asked Miller which he hated more -- Jews or blacks. Miller fired back at Stern (who is Je ... More >>
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(liberated by a concerned parent from his son's Easter basket)
The Bond franchise takes a gamble on a new guy and comes up aces.
Over the Hedge wants you to feel bad about what it's selling, which is everything
Ian Curtis gives the smackdown to She Wants Revenge, Against Me! talks politics and punk, and the Download helps you get your MP3 on
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Robert Rodriguez and his kids conjure up a charming 3-D fantasy
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In Madagascar, the wild things romp, then roam
Nearly 900 botanists are working to chronicle our biological heritage. And boy are they a wacky bunch.
The Guns N' Roses tour collapses, and Axl folds. Is anyone really surprised?
The aloof style of Justin Rigali served him well at the Vatican but distances him from the faithful of St. Louis
Fio's La Fourchette, closed to daily traffic, now takes diners on "Culinary Journeys"
The Insectarium's keepers are mad about their charges