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  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Ten Musicians Who Support Occupy Wall Street

    Adbusters​"Occupy Wall Street" started out as a 1,000-person mid-September protest in a New York City park against, among other things, financial disparity and corporate influence. Since that time that protest has grown into a nationwide movement, spurring on the creation of "Occupy" spinoffs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    RIP: The Eight Most Hopelessly Awesome Made-Up Music Words

    Bootylicious, adj. Definition: this. ​When was the last time you heard someone say they were "gettin' jiggy with it" (and didn't slap them)? The answer is probably not recently enough. In honor of the woman we saw invoking the word "Bootylicious" on the back of her tiny shorts this weekend, we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    What's Baby Phat Without St. Louis Native Kimora Lee Simmons?

    ‚ÄčOh, the fabulosity!St. Louis native Kimora Lee Simmons is a model, mogul and fashion designer. She's perhaps best known as the face of and creative force behind Baby Phat, the clubwear line she headed that was a subsidiary of her ex-husband Russell Simmons' Phat Farm's puffy-coats-and-logo-shirts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    Retailer Sentenced to Prison Discovers Fake Nikes Do Not Constitute "West African Art"

    A True Fashion Crime: Sponge Bob Air JordansPassaro Frango, the St. Louis business owner charged this year with possession of multiple "trailer loads" of counterfeit merchandise, was sentenced today to two years in prison. Frango, of University City, owned West African Art, at 2623 Ch ... More >>

  • News

    June 17, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    Cherokee Street Merchant Caught With "Trailer Load" of Fake Goods Pleads Guilty

    Here's an update to a story Daily RFT first reported back in April. Photo: Nicholas PhillipsFrango's store on Cherokee Street.Yesterday the U.S. Attorney's office announced that Passaro Frango, owner of West African Art (at 2623 Cherokee Street) and F & A Fashions (at 6212 Dr. Martin Luther King ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2007

    G0! 4/6-4/8

    Not totally satisfied with your weekend itinerary? Just check out Go!, our regular feature highlighting everything from rock shows to art openings, from delicious dishes to hidden-gem hangouts. Friday, 4/6 Slein Time: Hurry! The opening reception for Tom Reed: The Land Beyond and You Owe Me: New ... More >>

  • News

    February 7, 2007

    Vokal Critics

    In the cutthroat world of urban fashion, there's lies, damn lies — and sales statistics.

  • Music

    July 26, 2006

    Bee True

    From wowing locals to impressing P. Diddy, rapper Rebecca "Bee" Plasencia is on her way

  • Music

    April 26, 2006

    Beat Happenings

    Music news you can use

  • Calendar

    March 30, 2005

    Lost Downtown

    An insider's guide to downtown St. Louis

  • News

    December 29, 2004

    News to Muse

    The Year in Review: A Quiz

  • Calendar

    October 1, 2003

    That Ain't Kibble

    Chowing down the Incredible Dog Challenge

  • Culture

    October 23, 2002

    True Dat

    A Run-act play starring the Simmons brothers, Russell and the Rev

  • Music

    January 2, 2002

    De La Soul

    AOI: Bionix (Tommy Boy)

  • News

    May 2, 2001

    "I'm a Downtown Man"

    Jimmy is a big man in a small, strange world.