It's Pride weekend! With thousands of participants and endless entertainment, PrideFest in St. Louis is known nationally as one of the best, and we're anticipating that this year's affair around Soldier's Memorial will raise the bar even higher. Get the full schedule of activities for June 28 and 29 ... More >>
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 >>
On Sunday night more than 50 contestants gathered in the Millennium Hotel to compete in the 2014 Miss Gay America pageant, a national contest established in 1972 for female impersonators. Among them were three local girls whose rhinestones, false eyelashes and jazz hands did the Show-Me State proud. ... 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 >>
Getting your celebrity gossip from TMZ is soooooo 2009, dude. Each Thursday in "Twitter Litter," RFT Music rounds up the week's best meltdowns, ego battles and WTFness from rockers, rappers and DJs who aren't afraid of a little hashtag action. It's time to take out the trash. Hey, remember when Mad ... More >>
Travis Bickle and Annie Hall deserve better
Madonna, fresh off a Super Bowl appearance and more aware of how to capitalize than possibly anyone in pop music, has just announced a massive 2012 tour. And just days before Madonna 2012 World Tour goes out in (presumably) a blaze of infinite production value in Miami, she'll make a stop here in St ... More >>
The Rams may not be taking the field on Sunday at Super Bowl XLVI, but someone from St. Louis will be: Nick Smarrelli, chief operating officer at St. Louis IT firm GadellNet Consulting Services. He'll be helping to escort Madonna on the field for her halftime show, as reported yesterday in an articl ... More >>
About twenty years ago, Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore asked his friend, filmmaker Dave Markey, to document the band's short European tour, including its performance at the massive Reading Festival. Markey (best known for his underground classic Desperate Teenage Lovedolls) left with his passp ... More >>
Advertising products they'd never endorse in the United States, American celebrities have always looked to Japan for extra income. Which is a shame, because Americans would have loved to have seen a post-prison James Brown shilling Cup o' Noodles in 1991.
A few weeks ago, we received Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Def Leppard in the mail, along with the recipe for "Pour Some Peaches on Me," a healthy snack idea for your infant regardless of how many arms it has. The newest installment of the series, a lullaby tribute to Madonna, will b ... More >>
Three weeks after a fire destroyed this home (left), the city cited the homeowner for broken windows and "defective" siding.Okay, so the following story fits the purposes of a blog for a couple of reasons. 1. It's not earth-shattering news, though I suspect it will fire up a few people who've bee ... More >>
Image viaMark Madonna, not sweating after finishing off a Level 25 dish.Gut Check International HQ sacrificed another RFT employee to the Pearl Cafe (8416 North Lindbergh Boulevard, Florissant; 314-831-3701) spice challenge on Saturday. Mark Madonna, a senior classified account executive, st ... More >>
Terry Richardson/Rolling StoneA span of three weeks separated their respective Rolling Stone covers--apart from the quality of the writing and the, howyousay, dynamism of each subject, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry's profiles in the formerly legendary mag offered the same startling conclusion--for ... More >>
Proof of No. 3 on this listMadonna means many things to pop culture, and many of them are awesome. The problem: Some are life-sucking voids of horror. The list below documents the parts of her legacy -- strange, fleshy and unfathomable -- that involve ruining things with such subtle ferocity ... More >>
"Weird Al" Yankovic, America's favorite Michael Jackson parodist this side of Chris Brown and the star of UHF, thirteen-year-old Male America's favorite movie this side of any movie where a woman is about to step into a shower, is coming to Effingham, Illinois on June 1 and St. Charles, Misso ... 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 >>
8 p.m. Saturday, July 17. Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Avenue.
Time to grab that third copy of Thriller out of your stacks, find that VHS of Madonna's worst music videos and dispose of that emotionally destructive mixtape from your cheatin' ex. The busy boys at MOTH debuted their new monthly concert series at the Soulard venue in June, and they've got ... More >>
You know, I had never really thought about the steroid issue from this angle before, but Ron Kittle thinks that Jose Canseco may want to watch his back. After the former Oakland slugger broke baseball's code of silence, Kittle (who once won the AL Rookie of the Year Award with the Chicago White ... More >>
Let me tell you something, folks: it ain't easy being Alex Rodriguez these days. Sure, he's got all the money and talent that most of us only dream of ever possessing, but what kind of life has it gotten him? First, it was the whole Madonna thing. Really, Alex? I mean, come on, man. Dude's got like ... More >>
8 p.m. December 31. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Today, we finish up our cardboard tour of the 2008 Award Winners with the American League Most Valuable Player. We had a Pujols card a while back, so rather than duplicate Albert, I thought we'd go with the mouse that roars, Dustin Pedroia.
The Department of Labor will release the latest Consumer Price Index tomorrow, and analysts expect rising food costs to continue. (AP) The White House has authorized $200 million in emergency food aid to try to alleviate the global food-cost crisis. Is irradiation the key to preventing food-borne ... More >>
B-Sides compares the biographies of Courtney Love and Sharon Osbourne, and reports on Brandt's reorganization.
Korn's guitarist moves to holier pastures, words fall into oblivion and B-Sides encourages Gwen and Madonna to grow up.
Confessions on a Dance Floor (Maverick)
We duel with Gretchen Wilson and Kelly Clarkson, get home-cooking tips from the stars and delve into Omarion's psyche
The Great Gray Grinch gets its own infomercial
We tell the Bravery's fortune, decode a rock opera and groan over Sting's intoxicated verbosity
Pick your personal Jesus, plus three questions for a pop princess and the poetry of heavy metal
The former Ziggy Stardust proves giants still walk the music scene
Radar Station looks back at Bryan Adams and lesbian chic
Men croon, men swoon
Life was no Picnic, even in Kansas in the '50s
From Brazil, a lovely bossa nova fantasy -- with roots in feminist reality
He produced Madonna's Music, but Mirwais has been around for 20 years and has influenced a legion of French DJs
Saturday, Dec. 9; Velvet
Neal Gabler alerts the masses to the proliferation of entertainment in his book Life the Movie