As the year winds ever closer to its end, we here at Gut Check are getting awfully nostalgic for the year that is and was 2013. In celebration, we compiled a list of the twenty restaurants, coffee shops, bars, burger shacks, barbecue joints, and so on that opened for business in 2013 and changed the ... More >>
Bassist Darin Gray might be the most prolific experimental musician out of St. Louis. 32 years after his first performance in the area, he shows no signs of stopping, and RFT Music couldn't be prouder to call him one our city's own. Despite the racket Gray has generated in countless ensembles and ba ... More >>
In this week's print edition we interviewed Bill Burr, a standup comic who writes a new hour after every special, tours internationally and is now breaking into acting just for the fun of it. As story-telling comics tend to be long-winded, it was impossible to fit the whole thing in the paper. Here' ... More >>
Ryan Fogle, 29, graduated from Mary Institute and Country Day School in Ladue in 2002. His family reportedly has roots in Clayton and Richmond Heights. And yesterday, he was apparently detained and expelled from Russia after he was accused of being a CIA spy. In an incredibly bizarre story, Fogle w ... More >>
Coming off of his first career loss, boxer and St. Louis native Ryan Coyne received some very important news yesterday morning. "Silver lining," he wrote in an e-mail to Daily RFT. "In this tough situation the nightmare ends." After many months (arguably years) of dispute, including a lawsuit and ... More >>
The 21st St. Louis International Film Festival officially kicked off last night. There was a line down the block at the Tivoli, news crews were on hand and it took us forever to navigate the traffic. Safe to say this is a big deal. For the uninitiated, SLIFF is a ten-day mega-celebration of films, h ... More >>
SLIFF Picks Up Speed: the Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival has never looked better
To know what it feels like to win the United States Chess Championship, earn $40,000 and reconfirm your status as the No. 1 chess player in the country -- and as the most promising American player since Bobby Fischer -- look no further than the Twitter status of the man who just did all of these th ... More >>
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 >>
Photo by Corey WoodruffOn September 26th, Deerhoof made tracks through St. Louis for the first time in its nearly twenty years of existence. The Luminary Center for the Arts held the loud but intimate sounds of the seminal experimental pop group, catering to a nearly sold out crowd on a chill ... More >>
Todd Owyoung Josh Ritter and the Royal Family Band | Yellowbirds Off Broadway July 22, 2011 "This will be the world's first protozoan slow dance," Josh Ritter said, squinting against the sweat, bringing the band down towards the end of the night. "You don't have to touch each other though." ... More >>
Today, my very dear friend and sneaking companion, Madame H, got married.Pros: Nobody believes marriage will make her change her sneaky ways. Now that they are flesh of one flesh and therefore sneak of one sneak, I can probably press her husband into happy service as a second set of pockets. He ... More >>
lacyclay.orgWilliam Lacy ClayCongressman William Lacy Clay is filing for divorce.The local law journal Missouri Lawyers Weekly first reported the news last week. Gossip columnist Deb Peterson then picked the item up for her stltoday.com blog. Yesterday, Post-Dispatch reporter Jake Wagman went down t ... More >>
Amnesiac-spy trilogy culminates in a thrilling Ultimatum.
Regina Spektor sells out in the good way.
Ivy Cooper encapsulates the St. Louis art scene
Ivy Cooper encapsulates the St. Louis art scene
Eat 'em, they're good for you
Looking for cold beer and down-home Cajun classics? Head to Graham's.
Steven Woolf dishes on the Rep's repertoire
Spielberg and Hanks spawn a daring new genre: The post-9/11 comedy
Echo Theatre's production of Uncle Vanya is a mixed-drink approach to a hard-liquor play
Week of December 10, 2003
Is younger than Clark Terry's flugelhorn
Gregory Popovich's magic
Stephen Frears delivers accidental tourists caught up in Dirty Pretty Things
"New Rock Musical" Jouét sinks like one
Flying where no one is allowed to fly, bringing aid to people without hope
Kidman's Birthday Girl sets a trap, but for whom?
Maybe he needs a public-relations consultant
Thirteen Days takes viewers on a ride through a particularly bumpy period of world history
A visit to Astoria European Cuisine yields mixed but largely enjoyable results
Co-written and directed by Régis Wargnier
St. Louis Art Museum
St. Louisan Charles Eames and his wife, Ray, may have designed the very chair you're sitting in
Directed by Chris Columbus
He has been an advisor to Mikhail Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin. He's renowned internationally as a journalist and scholar. And he has been a highly popular visiting professor at Webster University. So why is Nikolai Zlobin looking for a job?