Editor's Note: Coachella Music Festival split into two weekends for 2013. Read on for the best of Weekend One, from writers at our sister paper, the LA Weekly.Karen O's Outfit
Karen O's wardrobe on Friday night was bad ass. The Yeah Yeah Yeah's front woman appeared on the main stage in a technicolor ... More >>
I think I'm plagiarizing from Heraclitus here, but it's in the public domain, so whatever: You can't be scandalized by the same pop star twice. The ones you found thrilling or off-putting, even, will be anodyne to your younger cousins and goofy and gauche to your children. All this is to say that Ja ... More >>
Last minute, very important update! It's here! Happy day, everyone. And ho buddy do we have just the celebratory update to this here official RFT recommended Halloween show list: A bunch of punks and rock & rollers are going to do cover sets on the second floor of 2720 Cherokee. To wit, from the Fac ... More >>
That most excellent of holidays -- the one where we get to dress up in goofy costumes, the one where it's considered par for the course to vandalize your neighbors' houses, the one where strangers give children candy and everyone is cool with it -- HALLOWEEN is nigh! Skeleton decorations blanket the ... More >>
Editor: Tef Poe is an artist from St. Louis City. Through powerful imagery and complicated honesty, he has earned a reputation as one of the best rappers telling the story of St. Louis, which is about much more than one place. Poe has been featured in music publications such as XXL and Urb Magazine. ... More >>
Writer Jeremy Repanich has an interesting piece about his time working for the Seattle Sonics over at Deadspin this afternoon. Included in his account of the team's final years in the Emerald City is an insider's view of then-owner Howard Schultz's unsuccessful quest to force the public to build a n ... More >>
Sports Illustrated this week features a fantastic recollection of the early days of the NBA as excerpted from Frank Deford's new book, Over Time: My Life as a Sportswriter.The entire article is worth the read, but it's the very beginning of the story that's most interesting for St. Louis readers. De ... More >>
Wale is Grandmaster of the sports reference. No musical artist brings as much wit, depth and knowledge to the craft. For instance, in the recently released ode to the former St. Louis baseball hero, "Albert Pujols," Wale slangs this gem:
"John Rocker, Atlanta Bravest knows that I'm awesome/ Bett ... More >>
image viaEd Macauley with his SLU coach, Ed Hickey."Easy Ed" Macauley, one of the early stars of the NBA and, incidentally, the Saint Louis University Billikens, died yesterday here in St. Louis. He was 83 years old and six feet eight inches tall.
Macauley grew up in St. Louis, attended SLU ... More >>
Kenny Lee (center) is one of the beneficiaries of tomorrow's Man-to-Man basketball fundraiser at Harris-Stowe State University.Two years after the crash that changed his life, it takes Kenny Lee a moment to remember the make and model of the car: "It was a Mitsubishi Endeavor, I think."
Lee, ... More >>
The Rams could leave the Edward Jones Dome if the stadium isn't a top-tier facility come 2015.Neil Demause, author of the book Field of Schemes, penned an article last week on his favorite subject: stadium-financing. The story, which originally ran in The Nation and was re-purposed on NPR, begins ... More >>
image viaThis kind of devotion is only worth a number 10 ranking?It had to happen. They've already ranked everything else (and by "they" we mean The Media), so why not sports fans?
Is it really possible to give an objective rating to a city's sports fans? Can you say that the citizens of one ... More >>
Fast-talker Will Leitch last night at Left Bank Books.It's just after after nine o'clock Thursday night at Left Bank Books downtown, and Will Leitch is still going strong.
The writer-turned-blogger-turned-writer-again is seated at a desk in front of cookbooks and to the left of glossy-covere ... More >>
Missing: Brian Sutter's teeth and more Blues players in the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame.Need more proof that St. Louis is a "baseball town"? Check out the names (below) of the athletes and broadcasters inducted yesterday to the inaugural class of the new St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame. Ten of th ... More >>
Let the Madness begin! Mizzou is dancing (despite their stumble in the Big 12 tournament) but unfortunately the slipper did not fit for the SLU Billikens, who were pummeled by Rhode Island in the Atlantic 10 tournament and left out of even the lowly NIT, where they could have faced an Illinois te ... More >>