On the heels of another St. Louis institution's closure, Giancarlo's Ristorante (4915 Hampton Avenue; 314-351-8531) owners Tina Campieri and Francesca Taullo are retiring. They opened Giancarlo's in 1987 with Campieri's late husband Giuseppe. See also: Majestic Restaurant Finalizing Sale, Future of ... More >>
Lately, the Premiership, or the Barclay's Premier League, or just the Premier League, has been called the world's "top league" -- mostly by players coming into the British league from France, Germany, Spain and yes, the United States. That's because in the twenty-team Premier League, play is faster, ... More >>
Throughout the whole of the English vernacular, nary are there etymological compositions quite so objectionably mellifluous as are those employed in the odious overindulgent offenses of music journalists. Such belittlingly belletristic behavior burdens the reader and introduces intensely inhibitive ... More >>
Tomorrow night's LouFest headliner is Broken Social Scene. In this week's issue, Ryan Wasoba interviewed drummer Justin Peroff about the band's new LP, Forgiveness Rock Record. Here are some outtakes, complete with some drum geek-outs and info on the genesis of the band and its latest album. ... More >>
Random HouseSarah Dunant will be discussing her latest book, Sacred Hearts, tonight at 7 p.m. at Left Bank Books in the Central West End. Sacred Hearts is about the upheavals in a convent in Ferrara, Italy, in 1580 after the arrival of an unwilling young novice. Yes, the nuns sing. (Really well, ... More >>
Tatiana the Anonymous Model at Jezebel, our favorite source for fashion news, reports that St. Louis model Katie Fogarty's fall on the Prada runway in Milan last September has inspired an entire fashion spread in the magazine L'Officiel Singapore. Sadly, Fogarty doesn't get to play herself in the 'z ... More >>
Jennifer SilverbergFogarty, more secure than on a runway.Katie Fogarty, one of the teen models I profiled last September in my feature "The It Girls", became infamous shortly after the story ran -- no, no, not because of the powerful impact and global reach of the RFT, but because she fell down at t ... More >>
Americans who still think of Latin music as mariachi bands and gyrating Ricky Martins and Shakiras might want to lend a closer ear to the genre. This country's Hispanic population isn't just growing, it's growing more diverse. More and more unique musical styles are being gobbled up, and that shoul ... 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.FridayThe newly opened Good Citizen Art Gallery (2247 Gravo ... More >>
Unreal goes toe to toe with pro-wrestling historian Irvin Muchnick, works on our novel and narrowly escapes from a bear trap.
Week of March 30, 2006
Belleville racketeer Thomas Venezia goes out with a bang
The fourteenth annual St. Louis International Film Festival gets off to a great start
Shovel away all that Usher, Prince and Lil Jon youve been jamming and dig this years buried black-music treasures.
Grab a slice of 2004s best roots music while its still hot.
Villa Farotto makes it OK to love meat
Week of February 25, 2004
Tower Grove Park
Mary and Jeff Clarke feed beauty to the tough world of high fashion. Hard to do from the cornfields of Iowa. Harder still in St. Louis, where too many parents and kids have their dreams exploited for money.
Maritz Inc., the St. Louis giant nobody knows, the company that created the gold retirement watch and other corporate incentives, faces the future with a frozen smile
Designer Rod Beckett considers the many ways to adorn a woman's foot
Kellwood's taking fashion forward by making virtually all our clothes in the Third World. But the St. Louis giant carefully cloaks its operations, its plant locations and its monitoring of labor conditions.