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    August 14, 2014
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    June 17, 2014

    22 St. Louis Dogs That Want to Be the Best Fans in Baseball

    St. Louis is a fierce baseball city. We're even competitive about how good of fans we are, though others have caught on to our self-ascribed moniker, the best fans in baseball. Once a season for the last ten years, St. Louis' dogs have gotten in on the action at the annual Purina Pooches in the Bal ... More >>

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    May 15, 2014
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    November 6, 2013

    6 Photos of Tony La Russa Cuddling with Puppies That Will Make You Happy Forever

    Baseball fans know Tony La Russa as the sunglasses-wearing, fiercely intense manager who led the St. Louis Cardinals to two World Series wins. But the Daily RFT found six impossibly cute photos of La Russa that could cheer up even a town of baseball fanatics right after a huge loss. (Know any of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2013

    Cover: Meet the 2013 RFT Music Award Nominees

    The 2013 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is this weekend! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music have been working hard to make our cases for all 130 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year in 26 categor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    [VIDEO] Cat Goes Baffroom on KSDK Channel 5 Anchor Pat McGonigle

    It's incredible to see KSDK-TV (Channel 5) anchor Jennifer Blome laugh so hard on live TV that she cries.Not as incredible for her poor co-anchor, Pat McGonigle, whose suit may need cleaning (or replacing) after a cat had "an accident" on him.  This was yesterday morning, at 6:28 a.m., to be ex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    An Open Letter to Missouri Rep. Rory Ellinger, Re: Missouri State Dog

    Dear Representative Ellinger, First of all, congratulations on your victory in last week's primary! Yes, yes, we know you ran unopposed -- and will run unopposed again in November -- but a lot of people came out to vote for you and only you, which must be a real self-esteem booster. We're very happ ... More >>

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    May 24, 2012
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    May 17, 2012
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    February 23, 2012

    Food Truck Controversy Spreads Nationwide

    Mark Andresen​Last month, I looked at the conflict between food trucks and bricks-and-mortar restaurants in St. Louis. Specifically, I focused on downtown, where trucks can ply their goods within the previously established downtown vending zone, but are also restricted from operating within 20 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Meet St. Louis' Greatest Athlete: Baxter the Flying Dog

    image viaSt. Louis's greatest athlete in action. His trainer, Tony Lampert, is in the background.​Now that Albert Pujols has left us, you may think that the title of Greatest Athlete in St. Louis is up for grabs. But you'd be wrong. The new Greatest Athlete is a world-record holder and a force ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    Chop Shop Food Truck Launches Today

    via Facebook​You know, I was just thinking it's been too long -- 24 hours, at least, maybe 48 -- since a new food truck hit the streets of St. Louis. Today, Chop Shop will make its maiden voyage, arriving at Purina headquarters (Chouteau Avenue between South Tucker Boulevard and South Seventh Stre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    Guerrilla Road Warriors: St. Louis Food Truck to Hit the Highway

    Sometimes we go on vacation for the food. And sometimes, the food goes on vacation. #embedly_twitter_34691851{background:url( #131516; padding:20px;} #embedly_twitter_34691851 p{background:#fff;padding:10px 12px 0px 12px;marg ... More >>

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    October 18, 2011

    Chicken Adobo with a One-Hour Egg From Guerrilla Streetfood

    Robin WheelerChicken adobo with a one-hour egg, Guerrilla Streetfood.​The Place: Guerrilla Streetfood (Locations announced daily via Twitter), the Filipino food truck. The Lunch: Chicken Adobo ($6) with a One-Hour Egg ($1). In the twilight of 2011, it's time to see if the year's biggest loc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    Purina Now Official Dog Food Sponsor for Westminster Kennel Club

    That dog is a champion! Get him some Purina Pro Plan.​Local kibble-mongers Purina are the new official pet food sponsor of the Westminster Kennel Club. WKC, of course, is the 135-year-old organization that runs a show for purebred dogs every year. The multi-year partnership was announced today."Pu ... More >>

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    May 12, 2011
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    December 30, 2010

    This Month in Science

    image via​Here in St. Louis, lots and lots of people are working tirelessly to explain the meaning of life -- not in the philosophical sense, but literally: How does the universe work? Here are some of the discoveries they've made this month, as reported in Riverfront Times and Daily RFT: Bar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    Comment of the Day: Reader Finds Cat Film Unrealistic

    Today's comment comes from a post this afternoon about a new film about cats by St. Louis pet-food company, Purina.From "mntvernon": Where's the hairball 'luggie', or the half chewed field mouse dumped in your lap, or the one of those delightful fur covered dung bags that takes a dump in a potted ... More >>

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    November 25, 2010
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    October 7, 2010

    Purina Wants Your Help Proving Multiple Cat Owners Aren't Filthy Animal Hoarders

    Purina hopes to dispel the above stereotype of multi-cat homes.​Did you know that 50 percent of Americans without cats have purposely not visited a home because the homeowner had two or more cats? And, three in five (60%) of Americans without cats say they would be willing to give up something lik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    John Legend, Bradd Young and Aloha at Fair St. Louis, Saturday, July 3

    You couldn't have asked for better weather for Saturday night's festivities on the riverfront. Granted, it was a little on the hot and humid side, but still surprisingly mild for St. Louis in July. The crowd was as enormous as you might expect; many came out specifically for John Legend, while oth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    The End of Cooking for My Cat

    Aimee Levitt​About two years ago, my cat Bess and I embarked on a culinary adventure. One boring afternoon as we sat together on the couch reading Jeffrey Steingarten's essay "The Man Who Cooked for His Dog," Bess shot me a pointed look from her big green eyes, and the message she had been try ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    St. Louis-Based Nestle Purina Latest Company to Pull Ads from Glenn Beck

    A website devoted to financially crippling controversial Fox News host Glenn Beck has scored another victory. This time with a St. Louis-based multinational advertiser. Yesterday Nestle Purina Petcare said it was an "error" that advertisements for its Cat Chow brand pet food that ran on Beck's show ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Laclede Gas Tied for Worst Place in America to Work if You're Gay, Lesbian or Transgendered

    Laclede: It's a gas -- unless you're gay. ​The Laclede Group, whose primary subsidiary is Laclede Gas, has earned the dubious distinction of finishing tied with Exxon Mobil Corp. as the worst place in the nation to work if you're gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered. A total o ... More >>

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    September 30, 2009
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    July 29, 2009
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    July 27, 2009

    Last Week's Most Popular Daily RFT Posts, July 20-26

    G'morning! If you're just not ready to unclench the weekend from your grip, rewind with these highlights from last week on the Daily RFT, the top-ten most-read postsJoker Bites His Wife's Face, Tells Cops He's BatmanThomas Byrd of Granite City, Ass Clown of the Week nominee, was sentenced to 24 year ... More >>

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    July 22, 2009

    Pet Food Executive Lived Like Fat Cat, Allegedly Bilking Nestle-Purina for $250,000

    Thomas Faulkner on the Purina Cat Chow diet.The former director of marketing for Nestle Purina Petcare has been indicted on fraud charges for use of his company credit card. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Thomas Faulkner billed the company more than $250,000 in fraudulent invoices that he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    Best Read of the Morning: Appetizers for Cats Feast's "Seabass & Shrimp Appetizers in a Delicate Broth"One of our favorite Post-Dispatch scribes, Todd Frankel, has a most delicious story out today documenting a secret operation at Nestle Purina. The project, 3.5 years in the making, is hailed as a plan to shak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2009

    The Best of Gut Check: Cooking for Your Cat

    Since July, 2008, RFT staff writer Aimee Levitt and her cat, Bess, have been embarked on a culinary adventure.While Gut Check is on vacation this week, check out some of Aimee's (and Bess') best work:Sardine Heaven (July 28, 2008):My cat Bess is a magnificent animal. Others may not agree, but they ... More >>

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    July 2, 2009

    Cooking for Your Cat: In Which Bess Meets Her Match, or The Carnivore's Dilemma

    RFT staff writer Aimee Levitt and her cat, Bess, continue their culinary adventure.One of the hazards of my job is forced immersion -- some might say obsession -- in a particular subject for months at time. Pick-up artists, education, death, comic books, vampires...the books and articles pile up. (S ... More >>

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    May 6, 2009

    Cooking For Your Cat: Cat Munchies

    RFT staff writer Aimee Levitt and her cat, Bess, continue their culinary adventure.Bess just hissed.This is a rare occurrence these days. In our old apartment, she hissed a lot, but that was because one of our cat-roommates, Henry, was an asshole. He liked to eat her food and lie on her favorite spo ... More >>

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    January 26, 2009

    Cooking For Your Cat: Country Captain

    RFT staff writer Aimee Levitt and her cat, Bess, continue their culinary adventure.Like many people who are obsessed with both food and news, I am a regular reader of the New York Times' Dining & Wine section. At first I was just a passive consumer of food lore, but gradually over the past year, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2008

    Cooking for Your Cat: Batter Blaster

    RFT staff writer Aimee Levitt and her cat, Bess, continue their culinary adventure. Not many other people, I've found, cook for their cats. When you meet another cat-chef and they claim to have success, you tend to pay attention. So it was with a lawyer I met at a concert a few weeks ago. During i ... More >>

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    October 1, 2008

    That's Incredible!

    Dogs just wanna have fun

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    August 22, 2008

    Cooking for Your Cat: Shrimp Frozen Yogurt

    RFT staff writer Aimee Levitt and her cat, Bess, continue their culinary adventure. Last week I went on vacation. Bess had to stay at home. It made us both sad, but there was nothing to be done. At each of the places where I was planning to crash lived at least one person who had severe cat allergi ... More >>

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    July 28, 2008
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    May 14, 2008

    Doggone Good Time

    Come park, then bark

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    April 30, 2008

    They Call it Puppy Laughs

    Furry equals funny

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    October 10, 2007
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    October 18, 2006

    Ruffed Up

    Unreal thinks that dogs are incredible, sizes matter and carp cakes are good eatin'. Plus, an artist has some colorful words for ArtDimensions Village.

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    June 29, 2005

    Fair Play

    Mr. Night and Ms. Day know Fair Saint Louis inside and out. Just please don't feed funnel cakes to their dog.

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    September 29, 2004

    Town and Country

    And home and garden

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    September 15, 2004

    High Times

    Lucy in the sky with balloons

  • Film

    October 29, 2003

    Film Openings

    Week of October 29, 2003

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    October 1, 2003

    That Ain't Kibble

    Chowing down the Incredible Dog Challenge

  • News

    August 21, 2002

    Best in Show

    Nobody denies Debi Baker's talent with animals. Too bad she doesn't have the same gift with people.

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    April 19, 2000

    What is Your Favorite Locally Produced Commercial Product?

    Street Talk for the week of April 19, 2000

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    August 11, 1999


    Time and progress have conspired to end the working life of the last grain elevator in St. Louis County

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