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    September 5, 2014

    Ridiculous Kanye West-isms, In Illustrated Form

    Kanye West and Paul McCartney are rumored to be collaborating, according to New York Post's Page Six. What's more surprising is one song's tentative title: "Piss On Your Grave." "West's wife Kim Kardashian has been heard telling friends she was a little surprised they chose such a provocative name, ... More >>

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    April 24, 2014

    Charming Con Man in a Bow Tie Sentenced to 5 Years for Stealing $1.3 Million

    Fredrick Douglas Scott, the man who walked into East St. Louis with nothing but bow-tie and B.S., but managed to get the development rights to the beleaguered city's waterfront, was sentenced to five years in prison for fraud earlier this month. He could have received up to two decades. In addition ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2014

    Grammys Highlights: Daft Punk Wins Pharrell's Hat, Taylor Swift Has Sex with a Piano

    Here at RFT Music, we care about our readers. We want to bring you sunshine, not rain. Joy, not pain. That's why we sucked it up and watched the ridiculous 56th annual Grammy awards last night -- so you didn't have to. No need to thank us -- we were happy to sit through four hours of hell to earn y ... More >>

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    January 30, 2013

    Tidbits: The "You Like Us! You Really Like Us!" Edition

    Are you blushing? Gut Check is blushing. The national media has so many nice things to say about St. Louis! Let's begin at the New York Post, which on Monday filed a survey of our contemporary dining scene titled "Beyond the BBQ in St. Louis". Which headline and accompanying article ("Long the bast ... More >>

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    October 23, 2012

    Debates Got You Bored? 7 Badass Feats of Strength from Politicians

    As the general election approaches, candidates try harder than ever to court voters (except not really in Missouri). If you're like Daily RFT, you've grown weary of the debates and heated verbal sparring. Back in ye olde days, when brains fell short, candidates seeking public office courted the publ ... More >>

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    September 7, 2012

    Crazy Lake of the Ozarks Boat Crash Footage Goes Viral [VIDEO]

    Some utterly insane footage from inside an out-of-control motor boat is going about as viral as it gets. Brett Tintera, the cameraman, spoke to us from home where he is laid up with a broken leg and wrist, about the typhoon of attention he's received since the footage went online. "It's pretty bi ... More >>

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    February 20, 2012

    Chris Cornell will Always Love You, Regardless of Your Sexual Orientation

    Longtime Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell is winning a heap of (deserved) praise for scolding a homophobic traveler. According to the New York Post, Cornell was waiting in the Alaska Airlines lounge at Seattle's airport when he stepped in during a verbal fracas: Witnesses said Cornell jumped into ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    Cops Collar Chicago Woman for Clobbering Hubby With Cupcakes

    Ian Froeb​The cupcake. Delicious individually portioned treat. Food trend that has jumped the shark and nuked the fridge. And, now, weapon.The Chicago Tribune reports on a Chicago woman arrested after throwing cupcakes at her husband:

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    March 7, 2011

    Lady Gaga Sues Breast-Milk Ice Cream Makers

    How dare you besmirch Lady Gaga's name with this disgusting act!​And now the latest chapter in As the Breast Milk Churns...To recap: A London ice cream parlor called the Icecreamist introduced an ice cream made from human breast milk. The parlor called it "Baby Gaga" and had a Lady Gaga impersonat ... More >>

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    March 4, 2011

    Former Post-Dispatch Editor Was Nat'l Enquirer Source for John Edwards Affair

    We now know who's behind John Edwards' implosion.​For all of you scandal-mongers who followed John Edwards' affair and complete-and-utter fall from grace with baited breath, boy, have we got a doozy for you.It turns out the unnamed source close to Edwards' paramour Rielle Hunter who tipped off the ... More >>

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    February 11, 2011

    10 Crimes That Prove Junk Food Makes People Stupid

    New York Post"Hand over the bearclaws or I'll make another crappy sequel!"​This week researchers at Bristol University released a study claiming that kids who consume junk food before age three are more likely to have lower IQs in the future. While nutritional research should always be taken w ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011

    Chefs Hate Foodies. Customers Hate Servers.

    It's a harsh world. CNN asked why chefs hate foodies. Los Angeles chef Suzanne Goin said, "To me it's never negative, it's kind of done, that term - can you just calm down and eat your food and like it and not have to be a foodie? But that's me being the jaded food professional. It's better than ... More >>

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    January 21, 2011

    Food TV Sees First Decline in Viewership

    Food TV's popularity is waning. The New York Post says that the network's 2010 numbers showed the first decrease in the network's history. In the fourth quarter of 2009, viewership plunged 10.3 percent among viewers ages 25 to 54. The slide continued with 3.3 percent in the second quarter and 4.5 pe ... More >>

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    December 13, 2010

    Duncan Hines Pulls Questionable Rapping Cupcakes Ad

    Thanks to a piece in Mother Jones, "Are These Cupcakes Racist?", Duncan Hines has pulled a YouTube video featuring chocolate-glazed anamorphic rapping cupcakes. Apparently, people think that white cupcakes burstingt into hip-hop beats once they're coated in chocolate might perhaps be a bit questiona ... More >>

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    November 22, 2010

    Scooter-Wielding Thief Steals Vegan Cookies

    Image viaGingerbread cookies: Not everyone is smiling.​St. Louis might be the "America's Most Dangerous City," but for the sellers of vegan baked goods, the place not to be is apparently Chelsea Market in New York City. The New York Post reports on a woman caught twice in the act of stealing vegan ... More >>

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    November 1, 2010

    The Contradictory Link Between Poverty and Obesity

    The Philadelphia Inquirer dedicated its Sunday front page to the link between poverty and obesity. They feature a family living in the second-hungriest congressional district in the country. "'One of our biggest misconceptions is that it's poor people's fault,' said Adam Drewnowski, a University of ... More >>

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    October 22, 2010

    Don DeLillo Accepts St. Louis University Literary Award

    Image viaDon DeLillo​Don DeLillo hearkened back to his days as a student at Fordham University in New York City as he accepted St. Louis University's annual Literary Award late Thursday afternoon. It was at Fordham, said the 73-year-old novelist, that he learned an important lesson: "There's no es ... More >>

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    October 18, 2010

    Frozen Vegetables Recalled for Broken Glass

    Pictsweet has recalled frozen vegetables sold at Walmart and Kroger. Some products may contain broken glass. CNN has the list of product codes to avoid. Campbell's Soup is facing a boycott over halal soups in Canada. The Washington Post reports that blogger Pamela Geller, who was a vocal part of t ... More >>

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    September 29, 2010

    The Ramsey Curse? A Second Reality TV Chef Commits Suicide

    A second chef featured on Gordon Ramsey's shows has committed suicide. The New York Post reports that Joseph Cerniglia, owner/chef of Campania in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge. His restaurant appeared on the first season of the U.S. version of "Kitchen ... More >>

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    September 13, 2010

    What's Baby Phat Without St. Louis Native Kimora Lee Simmons?

    ​Oh, the fabulosity!St. Louis native Kimora Lee Simmons is a model, mogul and fashion designer. She's perhaps best known as the face of and creative force behind Baby Phat, the clubwear line she headed that was a subsidiary of her ex-husband Russell Simmons' Phat Farm's puffy-coats-and-logo-shirts ... More >>

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    August 20, 2010

    Lagging Floral Industry Leads to Farming Innovations

    What to do with all those vacant greenhouses? A California man turns them into aquaponic farms. The San Jose Mercury News talks to Chris Newman, who's taking spaces vacated by bankrupt nurseries and using them for aquaculture (fish farming) and hydroponics (growing plants in water). Tennis won't b ... More >>

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    August 17, 2010

    Don't Panic Over Halal Food Carts Near Ground Zero.

    Good God, no! They're selling Halal food at Ground Zero! The Washington Post sensibly explains to a concerned reader why selling food that adheres to Islamic law in Lower Manhattan isn't threatening.An English professor was forcibly removed from a Manhattan Starbucks because she refused to participa ... More >>

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    August 4, 2010

    New York City's Illicit Grilled Cheese Black Market Exposed

    Underground dining takes a bike turn towards ridiculousness with New York City's grilled cheese black market. The New York Post visits with "Ronnie", who sells his grilled cheese sandwiches via text messages, delivered on his bike. "'This is my lunch break. I couldn't finish my day without one of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Today in Too Little Too Late: Don Denkinger Says Baseball Needs Instant Replay

    Image sourceHindsight is 20/20. So is instant replay.​How does Don Denkinger feel about Jim Joyce's blown call at first base last night?Is he depressed because, until Joyce cost Detroit's Armando Galarraga a perfect game, most everyone outside of Missouri had forgotten about Denkinger's own unforg ... More >>

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    April 28, 2010

    Video: Sen. Claire McCaskill Talks Shit to Goldman Sachs Execs

    There have been many, many headlines devoted to yesterday's "shitty" congressional hearings but, as is often the case, nobody tops the NY Post. Here's what their editors came up with:Image via​If you have no idea what we're talking about, well, Senator Carl Levin from Michigan and the Show-Me Stat ... More >>

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    January 7, 2010

    Artie Lange Stabbed Self Nine Times in Suicide Attempt

    Image Via​The worlds of native son Joe Buck and Howard Stern sidekick Artie Lange will be forever-linked, thanks to the latter's rant that almost singlehandedly destroyed the former's talk show before the first episode even ended.So while it was easy to make light of the fact that Buck probably wa ... More >>

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    November 17, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 11.17

    ​ World Food Summit underway in Rome. In the U.S., food insecurity jumped 3.5 percent in 2008. (Reuters, The New York Times)There's a chicken wing shortage. Panic imminent. (USA Today)Iraq vets open coffee house aimed at war-weary soldiers. (Los Angeles Times)Crane at New York's Ground Zero ... More >>

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    July 23, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 7.23

    A court rules that a hog farm owes its neighbors for the stink. (Kansas City Star)Starbucks posts a profit, beats analysts' expectations. (New York Post)See how to milk a camel! (Serious Eats)

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    June 10, 2009

    Midwest Millionaires Get Busch!

    Simon & SchusterIn case you missed it -- and Lord knows why you would -- Mark Ebner's literary masterpiece, Six Degrees of Paris Hilton: Inside the Sex Tapes, Scandals, and Shakedowns of the New Hollywood, which came out last February, reports on the life and times of gangster Darnell Riley and ... More >>

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    June 5, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 6.5

    Two small farms sign up for a program to increase wages for Florida's tomato pickers. (AP)No second helping of prison loaf? The recession has states cutting back on inmates' food. (AP)Various celebrities of varying name-recognition urge famous restaurant Nobu to get bluefin tuna off the menu. (New Y ... More >>

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    April 30, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 4.30

    The domestic hog market rebounds from unwarranted fears prompted by the H1N1 outbreak. (Reuters)Last year's food crisis prompted a buying binge of farm land in developing countries. (Reuters)Starbucks posts a 77% loss. (New York Post)

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    March 6, 2009

    Murray Chass Has Bacne on the Brain

    I read on Deadspin that  ex-New York Times baseball columnist Murray Chass had a blog post up about possible Hall of Famer-to-be Mike Piazza's legendary bacne. After exceprting Chass' post thusly --When steroids became a daily subject in newspaper articles I wanted to write about Piazza's acne- ... More >>

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    January 19, 2009

    New York Post Sprouts Horns Over Signing of Steve Spagnuolo to Rams

    Apparently the sports editors at New York Post were not happy with New York Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo signing a four-year, $11.5-million deal to become the new head coach of the Rams. Here's the cover of the Post's sports section yesterday. What's with them referring to St. Louis ... More >>

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    October 15, 2008
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    October 14, 2008

    John Waters Really Likes Levi Palin

    The filthiest of the filthy showed up at Grand Center’s Sheldon Concert Hall Monday night for John Waters’ solo performance of This Filthy World. Sans props or audio aides, the minimalist monologue featured Waters onstage for just short of two hours, discussing everything from child contortio ... More >>

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    August 22, 2008

    Go! The St. Louis Weekend Calendar, August 22-24, 2008

    Not totally satisfied with your weekend itinerary? Never fear, Go! is here! This regular feature delivers the top nine can’t-miss activities to complete your fun-seeking agenda. Looking for live music? Here's your weekend concert calendar. Sunday, August 24 1. Come be pseudo celeb at a rooftop ... More >>

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    September 5, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 9/5

    I wake up every Wednesday knowing that there will be several good stories in the New York Times, which publishes its dining section today. But this morning there's a bonanza of good stuff from all over the place. Those idiots at the Food Network have dumped Mario Batali. That ... More >>

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    January 22, 2007

    Oh, Susannah

    National media outlets have had Washington University senior Susannah Cahalan on speed-dial all day long. Cahalan's fifteen minutes of fame was clinched Sunday, when she published in the New York Post an exclusive jailhouse interview with Kirkwood resident Michael Devlin. The headline: "I Am Stil ... More >>

  • Music

    August 17, 2005

    Fightin' Femmes

    We duel with Gretchen Wilson and Kelly Clarkson, get home-cooking tips from the stars and delve into Omarion's psyche

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    July 6, 2005

    Flying High Again

    With the Black Crowes back on the road, we reflect upon the band's tumultuous history

  • News

    July 14, 2004

    Something Smells

    We find the funk in Branson, ride along with a stunt pilot and check out the STL Zoo's new species; plus, a local Gephardt gaffe

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    June 25, 2003

    Slick Dick

    Dick Morris pipes up, the Bishops come to town and I-70 gets no respect

  • Music

    February 5, 2003

    Protest Songs

    Songwriter, performer and left-wing activist Steve Earle turns his politics into art