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Oceania

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2014

    Critic's Notebook: How Lauren "Lulu" Loomis Turned a Successful Food Truck Into Restaurant

    When Lauren "Lulu" Loomis and her husband Robert Tucker arrived on an organic farm in New Zealand, they were asked an important question -- what do you want to learn? "Everything," Loomis answered without hesitation. "We want to learn everything." Loomis and Tucker got what they asked for. Durin ... More >>

  • Culture

    February 6, 2014
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    January 30, 2014
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    October 10, 2013

    Why This Song Sucks: Lorde's "Royals"

    [Editor's Note: Shea Serrano sometimes writes about Why This Song Sucks, and sometimes about his hilarious and poignant life and times. Better put your shoes on because your socks are about to be blown off.] Song: "Royals" by Lorde History: Some time between year 1250 and 1300 Eastern Polynesians ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2013

    David Kramer, Jewish School Teacher Guilty of Molestation in St. Louis, Jailed in Australia

    Update below: David Kramer, a Jewish school teacher who pleaded guilty to child molestation in St. Louis in 2008, has been sentenced for additional molestation charges -- this time in Melbourne, Australia. St. Louis advocates are drawing attention to the sentencing on the other side of the world t ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 28, 2013
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    November 15, 2012
  • Music

    October 18, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 17, 2012

    Billy Corgan Talks About Writing Spiteful Songs and the Impending Death of Rock & Roll

    In this week's music feature, we talked to Smashing Pumpkins front man Billy Corgan. He was wordy and well spoken; most notably, however, he was open -- there was no topic we couldn't broach. We talked about his bitter break-ups with former band members, what he's trying to accomplish with the new m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    Smashing Pumpkins Tickets on Groupon

    The Smashing Pumpkins will be in St. Louis in just over two weeks at the Chaifetz Arena as part of the tour for new record Oceania. And there are tickets right now on Groupon for more than half off. Read into that what you will, or simply go jump on the chance to get a $57 ticket for $25. See also ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    [Kim Dotcom Arrest Video: Update] The Eight Most Eyebrow-Raising Elements of the Megaupload Shutdown

    Editor's Update, 8/9/12: Video of the raid on former Megaupload CEO Kim Dotcom's enormous New Zealand home in January has just emerged -- you can watch it above. The report, from 3 News in New Zealand, includes testimony from Dotcom -- who is accused of the largest copyright infringement in U.S. hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    Five Things Like 'Glee' Gotye Must Erase From The 'Somebody That I Used To Know' Wikipedia Page

    I like to call this move the Jonathan Franzen: Gotye, who managed to get a rock song onto the radio in 2012, has rolled his eyes at the Glee version of "Somebody That I Used To Know," probably while covered in angular paint swatches and looking really nervous about something. Which is fine, becaus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    Coin-Roll Scam That Rocked Maplewood Has Medieval Roots

    Shut up and listen because you're about to learn history -- usable history. As reported Monday by KTVI Fox2Now, a band of ne'er-do-wells paid visits to Kakao Chocolate in Maplewood and other area businesses a couple of weeks ago. They posed as delivery people and claimed they needed to give yonder c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    The Naked and Famous at the Gargoyle, 4/12/12: Snapshots

    The Naked and Famous brought a serious crowd and an even more serious light show to the Gargoyle on Washington University's campus last night. The New Zealand band left the crowd sweaty and happy. The show follows a last-second cancellation for a Raekwon concert and a poorly attended Teengirl Fantas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    Tea Fertilized by Panda Poop and Other Crap We Can't Afford

    Image viaHey, panda! We have plans for that bamboo when you're done with it.​How often have you stared at your cup of tea while it's steeping and thought, "You know, the only thing that could make this tea better would be if it had been fertilized in panda poop."If the answer is very often, then s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Five Places We Wish Earl Sweatshirt Was

    Image via ​At this point, the story of Odd Future rapper Earl Sweatshirt's disappearance seems to have lasted almost as long as his early career. The 17-year-old is known almost as much for his brash, aggressive and strictly NSFW lyrics as he is for the fact that almost no one knows exactly wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Molly Rockamann, First Recipient of the Young Food Leader Award, on Organic Farming and Sustainable Urban Agriculture

    Screenshot via​Molly Rockamann grew up in the suburbs of Creve Coeur, where vegetable farms consisted of small tomato gardens in backyards or a few pole beans creeping up the sides of fences. But it was there where Molly developed a real passion for vegetables at an early age. As co-founder an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    Battle Meat Pie: England vs. Australia Grudge Match!

    ​England vs. Australia may sound like a cricket match, but it's merely the latest Fight Club Sandwich installment: battle meat pie. The two nations may share one language and a similar gene pool, but culturally they're as far apart as they are geographically. One is planning a royal wedding; ... More >>

  • Music

    February 17, 2011

    Parkway Drive

    Doors at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, February 19. Pop's, 401 Monsanto Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Study: Oysters "Functionally Extinct"

    Image via​Do you love oysters? Looks like you might have two choices:1) Eat all you can now before they disappear for good.2) Don't eat them at all -- for a while, at least -- until the population rebounds.A new study from the Nature Conservatory and the University of California has found that oys ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    "I Was Wondering Why All the Birds Are, Like, Dying": 911 Calls From Beebe, Arkansas

    image via​It's still unclear why several thousand birds fell from the sky over Beebe, Arkansas, on New Year's Eve and whether this is, indeed, an early sign of the impending apocalypse. Mysterious bird deaths have now been reported in Sweden and Louisiana and, adding to the sense of doom, mill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Egg Chef On New Tribute to New Zealand Punk Icons Toy Love

    ​Our Bellevillian sludge overlords Egg Chef have teamed up with Burning Sky Records for an international tribute to the late New Zealand punk greats Toy Love. Though Toy Love was only together for less than two years, the pioneering punks inspired a sonic movement that later became known as Du ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    Top 10 Values of the World Goblet 2010

    ​Now that Gut Check's World Goblet 2010 tourney is in the books -- France won, if you've been asleep in a cave for the past month and a half -- here's a handy shopping list of the wines we consider to be the best values we tasted, along with a link to the pertinent post and an encapsulation of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    The World Goblet 2010 - Recap and Awards

    It's been more than a month since Gut Check got a wild hair up our corkscrew and decided to stage a World Cup, as it were, of value-priced wines. ​We did it because we're cheapskates, and because we drink a lot of wine, and because we blog like a one-legged man at an ass-kicking contest. Well, we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    The World Goblet Final: France vs. New Zealand

    ​While scanning the World Cup groups in order to plan our daytime drinking over the next month, Gut Check noticed that most of the great wine-producing nations are represented in the tournament field, including all of those with a reputation for crafting good, value-priced wines. Because Gut C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    The World Goblet: Semifinal 1 - New Zealand vs. Spain

    ​While scanning the World Cup groups in order to plan our daytime drinking over the next month, Gut Check noticed that most of the great wine-producing nations are represented in the tournament field, including all of those with a reputation for crafting good, value-priced wines. Because Gut C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    The World Goblet Round 3: Portugal vs. South Africa

    ​While scanning the World Cup groups in order to plan our daytime drinking over the next month, Gut Check noticed that most of the great wine-producing nations are represented in the tournament field, including all of those with a reputation for crafting good, value-priced wines. Because Gut C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    The World Goblet Round 3: Greece vs. France

    ​While scanning the World Cup groups in order to plan our daytime drinking over the next month, Gut Check noticed that most of the great wine-producing nations are represented in the tournament field, including all of those with a reputation for crafting good, value-priced wines. Because Gut C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    The World Goblet Round 3: Italy vs. New Zealand

    ​While scanning the World Cup groups in order to plan our daytime drinking over the next month, Gut Check noticed that most of the great wine-producing nations are represented in the tournament field, including all of those with a reputation for crafting good, value-priced wines. Because Gut C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    The World Goblet Round 3: Australia vs. United States

    ​While scanning the World Cup groups in order to plan our daytime drinking over the next month, Gut Check noticed that most of the great wine-producing nations are represented in the tournament field, including all of those with a reputation for crafting good, value-priced wines. Because Gut C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    The World Goblet Round 2: Germany vs. Australia

    ​While scanning the World Cup groups in order to plan our daytime drinking over the next month, Gut Check noticed that most of the great wine-producing nations are represented in the tournament field, including all of those with a reputation for crafting good, value-priced wines. Because Gut C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    The World Goblet Round 2: New Zealand vs. France

    ​While scanning the World Cup groups in order to plan our daytime drinking over the next month, Gut Check noticed that most of the great wine-producing nations are represented in the tournament field, including all of those with a reputation for crafting good, value-priced wines. Because Gut C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    The World Goblet Round 1: Greece vs. New Zealand

    ​While scanning the World Cup groups in order to plan our daytime drinking over the next month, Gut Check noticed that most of the great wine-producing nations are represented in the tournament field, including all of those with a reputation for crafting good, value-priced wines. Because Gut C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    The World Goblet Round 1: Australia vs. Chile

    ​While scanning the World Cup groups in order to plan our daytime drinking over the next month, Gut Check noticed that most of the great wine-producing nations are represented in the tournament field, including all of those with a reputation for crafting good, value-priced wines. Because Gut C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    Unreal Seeks New Gig

    Until just a few minutes ago, Unreal thought we had the best job in the world. True, it requires us to live in a city where the current temperature is a scant one degree Fahrenheit, but all we have to do is log onto Facebook to check in with our friends in more northern climes to realize what true s ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 7, 2009
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    December 19, 2008

    No Kidding: British Medical Journal Says Headbanging Is Dangerous

    Andrew McIntosh and Declan Patton, a pair of academics at the University of New South Wales (they come from the land down under) are worried about the dizziness, disorientation and, well, that pain in the neck you felt walking out of the recent Metallica concert. And they've done what any good ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 11, 2008

    Miles to Go

    Aussies bomb Maplewood

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 12/21

    www.wikimedia.org One more China story to round out the year? Why not? Chinese government officials urge consumers to use common sense when shopping for food. Like, don't buy the expired or botulism-bulging cans. (Reuters) Looking forward to some humpback sashimi? Screw off. Japan has "temporari ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 9/24

    British farmers, already reeling from hoof-and-mouth disease, now face the livestock disease bluetongue. Your foodie nightmare fuel for the day. (Guardian) blogs.menupages.com A look at the phenomenon of "mindless eating" by a researcher who has written a book called, well, Mindless Eatin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 9/4

    After a long weekend, Gut Check returns for its fourth month of news, reviews and more. I'm not sure how much we'll fit into the short week, but I'm confident whatever we serve up will be tasty. Now, the news: www.answers.com Michael Jackson, the world's foremost authority on beer, passe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2007

    Eating Local: Another Perspective

    A follow-up to today's Morning Brew post about eating locally: Commenter Bill Burge pointed me to this editorial from the International Herald Tribune. Writer James E. McWilliams -- who considers himself a supporter of the "food miles" or "locavore" or "eat local" movement -- discusses a recent stu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2007

    Harvest Wine Dinner

    Harvest (1059 South Big Bend Avenue) is hosting a special five-course dinner Tuesday, August 21, featuring wines from New Zealand's Brancott Vineyards and Stoneleigh. The press release I have here says few seats remain, so call the restaurant at 314-645-3522 to reserve your spot. -Ian Froeb

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2007

    Small Plates: Tuesday, 7/17

    www.allthesea.com No more Big Macs for you. I'm having a meat hangover today -- more on that in a few weeks -- so I apologize if posts are infrequent. For your morning edification: Steven A. Shaw (aka eGullet's Fat Guy) wonders whether we really need to worry about pregnant women eating s ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 7, 2007
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    May 17, 2006

    Don't Be a Day Late

    Or a dollar short

  • Calendar

    February 1, 2006

    I Scream, You Scream

    We all scream for dance!

  • Dining

    April 25, 2001

    Side Dish

    Food for thought from St. Louis restaurants

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