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    June 20, 2014

    The Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: June 20 to 22

    It's officially summer on Saturday, and boy does it feel like it. It's not just the heat, it's the humidity! Don't let that stop you from enjoying all the great and yummy activities St. Louis has to offer this weekend. Then again, maybe you should just go to one with air conditioning. Either way, ch ... More >>

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    June 19, 2014

    Meet George Essig, St. Louis' Competitive Boomerang Superstar

    A recent Saturday morning finds George Essig in one of his favorite spots: a wide-open field at Buder Park in west St. Louis County. In adjacent fields, children play Little League ball and hobbyists fly model aircraft. Essig makes sure they're a safe distance away. Surveying the landscape from ben ... More >>

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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: AskAWK@villagevoice.com] By Andrew W.K. Hey, Andrew! My name is Charlie. I'm a car salesman. Back in Nov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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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    February 7, 2013
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    January 24, 2013
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    October 19, 2012

    The Smashing Pumpkins at the Chaifetz Arena, 10/18/12: Notes, Photos and Setlist

    Thematically, the Smashing Pumpkins is a very predictable band. For those familiar with its imagery and history, thoughts of the band conjure up visions of moons and stars and other celestial entities. But last night, Billy Corgan had a lot of love to give to St. Louis. Literally. Corgan sang the ... More >>

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    September 20, 2012
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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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    Pal Joeys: Two New Kangaroo Babies at the Saint Louis Zoo

    The population of the Saint Louis Zoo increased by two over the winter, but the cuteness factor just grew exponentially. Kasbeth the Matschie's tree kangaroo and Conundrum the red kangaroo both gave birth to lima bean sized babies back in January; now those younguns are big enough to start venturing ... More >>

  • Culture

    April 26, 2012
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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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    Missouri Tattoo Artist, Warner Bros., Settle Over Rights to Tyson Tattoo

    ​It looks like Tattoogate has finally reached its end. The south-central Missouri tattoo artist who sued the producers of The Hangover Part 2 for copyright infringement has now reached a settlement for an undisclosed amount of cash. As far as legal narratives go, this was one of the wackies ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Baby 'Roo At The Zoo Looks At You

    Your Friday dose of excessive cuteness is brought to you today by Nokopo, an absurdly adorable joey (that's a baby kangaroo to you and me) at the St. Louis Zoo. Nokopo is a six-month-old Matschie's Tree Kangaroo, an endangered species native to mountainous rainforests in Papua New Guinea.Like all 'r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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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    July 2, 2010

    The World Goblet Round 3: Chile vs. Germany

    ​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 18, 2010

    The World Goblet Round 1: France vs. Italy

    ​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 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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    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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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    April 15, 2009

    Lost in the Supermarket: The Shins, "Australia"

    (Welcome to Lost in the Supermarket, an occasional blog recurring feature in which we discuss unexpected songs we've heard in unexpected places. This doesn't just have to be your local Schucks or Dierbergs, either; any weird pairing you've heard is fair game for the feature. Email the scenario to me ... More >>

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    March 3, 2009

    The Noble Writ: Chardonnay for the Chardonnay Haters

    Dave Nelson is the author of the blog Beer, Wine and Whisky. He writes about wine for Gut Check every Tuesday.The world produces an ocean of chardonnay. In California alone, almost 100,000 acres of this incredibly popular grape variety are planted. That's enough chardonnay to make -- using modest cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2009

    Placenta for Lunch, Anyone? How About You There In Urbana?

    If you haven't already eaten lunch today, stop reading now. Seriously. Go eat, come back, then dive into something that's sure to make you lose your appetite.Unreal was browsing news of the weird yesterday when we stumbled upon this whopper of a headline: "Placentas Found In Sewage System."Apparentl ... More >>

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    February 19, 2009

    Lonely Days Down at the Hummer Dealership

    There are many lonely places in this world -- the Gobi Desert, Australia's Outback, the Bering Sea -- but none lonelier than the showroom of a Hummer dealership.Looking for an up-close glimpse at economic ruination, I spent a couple of hours at Lynch Hummer in Chesterfield earlie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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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    September 24, 2008

    Just Sipping Away

    Time for wine!

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    June 16, 2008

    Over the Weekend: Iron and Wine, London Calling, Willie Nelson, That 80s Club, Australian Graffiti

    Iron & Wine played to a crowded house at The Pageant on Friday night. Roy Kasten has the review. Lauren Winchester has a photo slide show of the show and concert goers. Graffiti from Down Under Also on Friday, "10,320 Miles from Melbourne," an art show consisting of graffiti-inspired pieces fro ... More >>

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    June 11, 2008

    Video: St. Louis' Homeless Soccer Team

    RFT Staff Writer Kristen Hinman wrote about a St. Louis-based soccer team comprised of homeless men in this week's paper. Coached by David Flomo, the Liberian-born, former child solider now earning his second master's degree at Saint Louis University, the team will head to the Homeless USA Cup in ... More >>

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    September 19, 2007
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    July 18, 2007
  • Dining

    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

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    February 22, 2006
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    December 21, 2005

    Copia Runneth Over

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

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    June 26, 2002

    Absolutli Grand

    Martini madness at a new South Grand watering hole

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