The act of standup comedy has been labeled both "courageous" and "plain stupid," and the most successful comedians tend to tread between the two. There is an art to crafting a good joke, but even with the utmost preparation and perfect execution, the material can still fall flat to an unaccepting au ... More >>
Stan Musial is dead. I'm not going to lie; saying those words just doesn't feel real yet. I'm sure it will eventually become real, just another part of the world around us, but for now, I can't quite believe it. And you know what? That's really stupid. It isn't as if it was unexpected, or ... More >>
After more than five years of legal wrangling, art dealer Judy Goffman Cutler has won the right of ownership of a 1967 Norman Rockwell painting stolen from a St. Louis gallery way back in 1973. The 9th Court of U.S. Appeals ruled on Tuesday that the painting, Russian Schoolroom, is legally Goffma ... More >>
Rockwell's Russian Schoolroom disappeared during a 1973 gallery heist in St. Louis.Daily RFT spoke to a very elated Judy Cutler on Friday as the Rhode Island-based art dealer made her way back east from a Las Vegas courtroom. For the past three years Cutler and her husband, Laurence, have been in ... More >>
This week, I visit Table Three, which opened in the middle of last year in the new Wildwood Town Center development. Follow after the jump for a sneak preview of what I have to say.Jennifer Silverberg
File under ridiculous douchebag bullshit: Major League Baseball and Topps have reached an agreement to make Topps the only licensed maker of baseball cards. I'm not going to try and be balanced or fair about this. This is fucking bullshit. Of all the shitty things MLB has done over the years - ... More >>
As its name might suggest, the Fountain on Locust is a throwback to the days of soda fountains and lunch counters, of phosphates and ice-cream floats. If that doesn't offer enough opportunities for nostalgia, the restaurant occupies the former Stutz showroom along what was once Locust Street's autom ... More >>
Norman Rockwell's stolen oil painting Russian Schoolroom was missing for 33 years before it turned up this past February in the private collection of movie mogul Steven Spielberg. It might take another 33 years for the courts to determine the painting's rightful owner. In May, Jack Solomon -- who ... More >>
If not Steven Spielberg, who legally owns Russian Schoolroom?
Unreal has a fairy funny week.
Steven Spielberg's stolen painting, a St. Louis art thief, and a plot to kill Martin Luther King. It could make a helluva movie.
Carl's Drive-In, 9033 Manchester Road, Rock Hill; 314-961-9652.
Stolen in St. Louis in '73. Found last week on Steven Spielberg's wall.
Stolen in St. Louis in '73. Found today -- on Steven Spielberg's wall
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Published the week of Aug. 23-29, 2000