Any high school student dreaming of college considers applying to a "safety school" to get a guaranteed acceptance just in case no other schools work out. For some, community college is a helpful fall-back. For others, it's the nearby state school. For those equipped with an ivy league budget but ... More >>
Some internal news we'd like to share this afternoon: Chad Garrison, RFT's current managing editor, will be stepping up as editor-in-chief this fall when Tom Finkel moves on to edit the Village Voice, our sister paper in New York City. Finkel announced the news to staff today. "I've had the gre ... More >>
Gorilla Warfare Tactics member Dilla, a native St. Louisan, had been a hip-hop enthusiast since grade school. But after he relocated to New York and began making music with his NYU roommates, hip-hop nation started to become just as enthusiastic about him. With tens of thousands of downloads and a N ... More >>
When Alan Lamberg told Jeremy Cropf he had written a screenplay for a political thriller about a serial killer who was targeting war profiteers, Cropf, then a film student at New York University, was intrigued. "It was a moral quandary," he says now. "A guy committing awful crimes against victims w ... More >>
Students of Decay
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 >>
Sleep In Sundays, a.k.a. Eric Williger, released its debut full-length, Okay, on Blackburn Recordings last weekend at Apop Records. Its eighteen tracks were written over the course of four years, starting when Williger was in the tail end of high school in Webster, running through his gradua ... More >>
Today's comment comes from reader Sally Smith, responding to Chad Garrison's report on the hullabaloo surrounding local blogger Jim Hoft's dumbass remarks about CNN's Lara Logan:I don't understand why Jim Hoft thinks Lara Logan is some kind of 'liberal mindset' in the first place. She was critical ... More >>
To survive the ordeal of escaping Guatemala, Julia needed a big Heart. But not this big.
New York University library inherits Gourmet's collection of 3500 cookbooks. (New York Times)British group aims to feed 5,000 with misfit produce. (BBC)Cleveland restaurant to give lifetime 25% discount to patrons with grilled cheese tattoos. (Fox 8)A bed of cheeses for Baby Jesus. (Madiso ... More >>
Dennis Brown and Paul Friswold suss out the local theater scene in St Louis
Life as a young, hot, white, educated nanny in the city sure is a drag
Rush Hour 3 director Brett Ratner has been called a fauxteur, a womanizer and, worse, over budget. Why you should take him seriously anyway.
Rising from the runway
In Good Company is wonderfully funny, a bit sad and unmistakably real
The Chicago clip crew gleefully gabs on in Barbershop 2
In less than four years, Grant Williams has turned a weak union local into one of Missouri's most potent political forces. So why's he placing all his bets on One-Term Bob?
Neil LaBute tries to be nice but comes off very savage
Spinal Tap tapped, the Folksmen turn it way down from 11
Week of March 5, 2003
Campbell Scott looks for lust in all the wrong places as Roger Dodger
At long last, the Godfather's son makes his first film, and it was not easy
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.
Before stunning defeat, Wash. U.'s Robin Lahargoue blew out a knee, ending solitary sacrifice for a team that defines gender difference in athletics
Anderson's film is like its characters: flawed genius
She's finally been invited to the Oscar party, but what will she do after the ball?
Even before the military started shelling, Washington University hoisted the white flag
Christopher Guest takes his comedy very, very seriously
In the ring with Karyn Kusama, the Ladue-bred writer/director of Girlfight
Historyonics' Ahead of Her Time: Four Women in the Twentieth Century and the Washington University Performing Arts Department's Gitanjali are similarly flawed
The Cruise takes us on a breathless tour of NYC and the whirligig mind of guide Timothy "Speed" Levitch