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    March 20, 2014

    Here's a Photo of Lorde Hanging With Chuck Berry Last Night

    New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde will be performing at the Peabody Opera House tonight, but evidently the Grammy Award-winning young songstress arrived in St. Louis a day early to catch a show by the legendary Chuck Berry.

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    February 11, 2014

    Ask Andrew W.K.: Any Tips For Coping With Post-Traumatic Stress?

    [Editor's note: Every Tuesday Andrew W.K. takes your life questions and sets you safely down the right path to a solution, a purpose or -- no surprise here -- a party. Need his help? Just ask:] By Andrew W.K. Hey, Andrew! My name is Charlie. I'm a car salesman. Back in Nov ... More >>

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    January 9, 2014
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    December 3, 2013

    Vote for St. Louis' Most Underrated Coffee

    Coffee is totally the most important meal of the day. Luckily for St. Louis, it seems craft coffeehouses are popping up even quicker than craft breweries. We know the heavy-hitters -- Kaldi's, Sump -- but we always love a new brew. Vote for one of four reader nominations or write in your own suggest ... More >>

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    November 14, 2013

    Win Tickets to See Atlas Genius December 9 at the Pageant

    Australia's Atlas Genius' rescheduled show at the Pageant will be December 9, and RFT Music has two tickets to give away!

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    October 7, 2013

    The Best St. Louis Punk/Hardcore Shows: October 2013

    Are you sick of being responsible? Does it annoy you to have to follow rules or be pro-social? Do you like basements? Well, if you are a goofy, degenerate weirdo who doesn't quite fit in anywhere else, you might consider our city's hardcore/punk shows.Your underlying anger problems can be brought ou ... More >>

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    February 7, 2013
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    January 24, 2013
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    September 14, 2012

    The Top Six Lyrics by Earl Sweatshirt

    Tonight marks the first time that the rowdy Los Angeles hip hop collective Odd Future makes a stop in St. Louis, on a tour that is also the first that member and standout lyricist Earl Sweatshirt is able to attend. For a large portion of Odd Future's hype-laden ascent, Earl (whose real name is Thebe ... More >>

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    June 5, 2012

    The Shins at the Pageant, 6/5/12: Review, Photos and Setlist

    The Shins | The Antlers | Deep Sea Diver June 4, 2012 The Pageant "Should I be surprised at the amount of fist-pumping happening in the audience?" I wondered to myself last night on the Pageant floor during the Shins first song of the night, "Phantom Limb," from 2007's Wincing the Night Away. It wa ... More >>

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    May 17, 2012
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    April 26, 2012
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    April 26, 2012


    8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.

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    November 30, 2011

    RIP Parasol Records: The Changing World of Independent Music Retail

    When Champaign/Urbana, Illinois' Parasol Records announced this week that it was closing its retail store and suspending its mailorder operation, the general reaction seemed sad but not surprising. On Facebook, some former customers reminisced about ordering records through Parasol's service, and th ... More >>

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    November 17, 2011

    The Naked and Famous is Coming to the Gargoyle

    ​New Zealand electropop outfit the Naked and Famous is coming to the Gargoyle on Wash U's campus. The show's on April 12th, and tickets are $10 for the public. They'll be on sale soon through Metrotix and the Edison box office. As with all shows at the venue, its free to Wash U students. The ... More >>

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    October 3, 2011

    Remembering St. Louis' Korla Pandit -- The Godfather Of Exotica

    ​Fantasizing about being somewhere else isn't a new concept. And as Americans moved into suburbs that took boredom and conformity to new heights, daydreaming about distant locales became a commodity. Indeed, the suburbanizing 1950s featured a wave of music glamorizing distant destinations in ... More >>

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    September 17, 2011

    Those Darlins at Off Broadway, 9/16/11

    Those Darlins at the Pageant in February. Photo by Jon Gitchoff.​Those Darlins | Wagons | Bunnygrunt Off Broadway September 16, 2011 Those Darlins loves St. Louis, and St. Louis loves the band right back. The beloved mid-Tennessee quartet was preceded by Bunnygrunt, which played a set full of ... More >>

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    July 14, 2011
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    June 9, 2011


    9 p.m. Saturday, June 11. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.

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    May 16, 2011

    You Can Now Blame Your Depression on Your Parents and Their Lousy Genes

    image viaPeople with depression have some fancy designer genes.​It's become a convention -- OK, a cliche -- to blame one's parents for one's failure to achieve fulfillment and self-actualization and all those other things that people go to therapy to attain. But a team of researchers at Washin ... More >>

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    April 12, 2011

    Ronnie Smith, Sled Dogs Make National Geographic

    National GeographicThe southernmost aeronautical waypoints between Antarctica and New Zealand, renamed by Col. Ronnie Smith.​Last fall, Air Force Colonel Ronnie Smith succeeded in his campaign to rename the aeronautical waypoints between Christchurch, New Zealand, and McMurdo Station, the U.S. ... More >>

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    February 24, 2011

    Pro Athletes Only Endorse Healthy Food, Right?

    plbsports.comRemember Flutie Flakes?​Parents are so gullible. An Australian study published in Public Health Nutrition indicates that half of Australia's parents don't read the nutritional information and were twice as likely to buy junk food for their kids if it's endorsed by a professional ... More >>

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    December 20, 2010

    A Bowl of Noodles for $324? A Bowl of Noodles for $324

    Image via$324 would buy you a lot of ramen.‚ÄčToday the Wall Street Journal (via Eater) checks in with Taiwanese chef Wang Cong-yuan and his restaurant Niu Ba Ba, where diners can purchase a bowl of noodles for $324.The price -- a cool 10,000 in New Taiwanese dollars -- was set when the chef asked V ... More >>

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    December 16, 2010

    Twelve Local Artists Not to Overlook in 2011

    ​A lot of local artists cross A to Z's way. Some send us albums; others Tweet at us. Still others drop us email. (Hint: We love email. Especially if it's telling us about who you are and what you're up to. Even if we don't respond, we read everything.) But despite the constant hum of informati ... More >>

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    November 18, 2010
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    September 29, 2010

    For Your Next Vacation, How About Some Twister Chasing?

    Yes, it's the end of September and summer vacation season is officially deader than the Cardinals' playoff hopes. But it's never too early to start planning for next year. A couple of University of Missouri professors report that Missourians who are sick of float trips and paranoid about the e coli ... More >>

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    September 29, 2010
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    August 13, 2010

    Top Ten Google Street View Photobombs (PICS)

    Search Engine Land​In honor of yesterday's epic "Dead Girl" Google Street Bomb, as reported by Gawker, we've put together a list of the top ten Google Street View Photobombs. 

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    August 9, 2010

    India's Wheat Surplus Rots While Country Continues to Suffer Malnutrion

    With half of its child population malnourished, India has more wheat than it can store, which could lead to global food inflation. The Associate Press reports that India has no place to store a wheat surplus that could feed 210 million people. Instead, 17.8 million tons of wheat is rotting in the el ... More >>

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    July 14, 2010

    What's Good for the Goose - Foie Gras Gets Ethical

    Guilt-free foie gras! A Spanish producer of the duck liver delicacy encourages his free-range ducks to gorge themselves at will, instead of using tube feeding. The results have chefs in the UK and Australia clamoring for more. Australian chef Sean Connelly told the Sydney Morning Herald, "It isn't ... More >>

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    July 13, 2010

    The World Goblet: Semifinal 2 - Australia 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 >>

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    June 29, 2010

    Something Fishier This Way Comes

    ​Bad week for tuna lovers. On Sunday the New York Times Magazine ran a feature warning of the dwindling numbers of bluefin tuna, those big and tasty cash cows of the deep. Now the paper's Green blog brings word that saltwater fish are more apt than their freshwater cousins to cause mercury poi ... More >>

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    June 15, 2010

    The World Goblet Round 1: Germany 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 >>

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    June 10, 2010

    The World Goblet: The World Cup of Value Wines

    via​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 Gu ... More >>

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    June 1, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 6.1

    The salt companies are fighting back. Even Alton Brown has paired with food giant Cargill to encourage the use of salt while other companies cut back. In case you missed it during the long weekend, The New York Times exposed what's happening behind the scenes as food processors brace for the hit o ... More >>

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    May 21, 2010

    One Night Only! Metallica, Anthrax, Slayer and Megadeth Come to a Movie Theater Near You

    Todd OwyoungJames Hetfield in St. Louis in 2008. More photos here.​Tickets are on sale now for what's being dubbed The Big Four Live -- a.k.a. the June 22 movie-theater simulcast of the Sonisphere Festival appearances of thrash legends Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax. (Now I can't stop ... More >>

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    April 19, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 4.19

    A steer named Friction, who became beef products several years ago, is still at the center of law suits on the cattle show circuit amidst claims of rancher fraud. It all started at Kansas City's American Royal in 2007, when Friction vanished after placing in the competition, only to reappear with a ... More >>

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    April 15, 2010

    Aiiiiii! First St. Louis-Area Zipline to Open May 1

    courtesy of Meramec CavernsA worker puts the finishing touches on the Caveman Zipline.‚ÄčDevoted watchers of the reality show The Amazing Race are no doubt well-acquainted with the zipline: Someone straps you into a harness attached to a pulley, and then you go whizzing down a wire at high speeds ov ... More >>

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    April 7, 2010

    Monroe County Sheep and Craft Festival Celebrates Local Lamb

    Robin WheelerSweet little lamb...gonna be good eatin'!​It's lamb season, and they're celebrating in Monroe County, Illinois. Take a short drive across the Jefferson Barracks Bridge this Saturday, April 10, to the Monroe County Fairgrounds in Waterloo to celebrate spring at the Monroe County Sh ... More >>

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    March 18, 2010

    Thrill or Swill: A Pinot Grigio Worth Paying For?

    Pinot grigio is an unequivocal commercial success. From sales of literally nothing in the mid-1970s, pinot grigio has risen to second place among white varietal wines in the United States, trailing only chardonnay. Success has come at the expense of value, however, and many of those pioneering pino ... More >>

  • Music

    December 9, 2009

    Sick Puppies

    7 p.m. Sunday, December 13. Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Avenue.

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    January 2, 2009

    St. Louis Weekend Concert Calendar: January 2 to 4

    Friday, January 2*The Educated Guess (CD release)/Jon Hardy & the Public, Off Broadway*Peanuts/Theodore/Pat Sajak Assassins, Schlafly Tap Room*Big Mike Aguirre, BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups*Nite Owl birthday bash w/Nikko Smith, Cicero's*Euforquestra/Heatbox/Public Property Diplomats of Solid Sound ... More >>

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    October 29, 2008

    Save a Life Aquatic

    Sharks need love, too

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    October 1, 2008
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    September 24, 2008

    Just Sipping Away

    Time for wine!

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    September 19, 2007
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    July 18, 2007
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    March 1, 2006

    Vintage Balaban's

    Chef Dan Joyce could rest on Balaban's laurels -- but he'd rather take St. Louis on some delicious adventures

  • Dining

    December 21, 2005

    Copia Runneth Over

    The food's delish, but Copia still needs to prove a thing or two to oenephiles

  • Dining

    May 18, 2005

    Ghost Gum Wine Flight

    Juniper Grill, 1928 South 12th Street, 314-621-9195.

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