One rhyme in particular crystallizes the genius of Nas' 1994 classic, Illmatic. It comes in the song "One Love," which takes the form of a letter to a friend in prison: "Congratulations, you know you got a son," Nas raps. "I heard he looks like ya, why don't your lady write ya?" Did you get that? I ... More >>
The Precinct (1900 Locust Avenue; 314-588-8899) debuts a new menu today, March 4, along with a new chef. Owners Mark Winfield and Jim Edmonds opened the bar and grill branded as a cop hangout in October. The first setback was the SLMPD's delayed relocation next door. The second was the unfortunately ... More >>
St. Louis suburbs dominate this year's list of the top ten places to live in Missouri, but the study's authors couldn't help throwing St. Louis a jab over its violent crime and other "sinful" attributes.
Although open to the public, owners Mark Winfeld and Jim Edmonds are really banking on their new bar the Precinct (1900 Locust Avenue; 314-588-8899) being a success with St. Louis' finest. After all, it's located just around the corner from the St. Louis Municipal Police Department's new headquarter ... More >>
St. Louis has one of the best zoos in the country -- not to mention it's free -- and it's a summer staple for families. However, the St. Louis Zoo (Forest Park, 314-781-0900) is looking to attract a different demographic with its annual Jammin' at the Zoo -- this year, with beer! See also: -Saint L ... More >>
via change.orgRush Bust. Is it time for the Rush Bust to go? Last year, we chronicled one of the most important controversies at the Capitol centered on the decision to honor Rush Limbaugh in the Hall of Famous Missourians. It got so intense that security reportedly installed a security camera spe ... More >>
There isn't much Gut Check is willing to thank the Jersey Shore for popularizing, but hey, we do love crazy, bizarre, unholy food and drink combinations. Not-so-recently (like two years ago), Jersey Shore cast-members were photographed drinking frozen margaritas with upturned Corona bottles garnishi ... More >>
Image viaAttorney Eric VickersAttorney/activist Eric Vickers has made something of a cottage industry out of championing the little guy against City Hall (see his case against Paul McKee's Northside Regeneration project, or the one against St. Louis Public Schools). Now he's at it again: Last Thu ... More >>
More than a month has passed since Ozzie's Restaurant & Sports Bar (1511 Washington Avenue; 314-241-0100) canceled its first-anniversary party and then closed its doors due to a power outage. At the time, owner Roberto Gallardo told Evan Benn of the Post-Dispatch that the restaurant would con ... More >>
Today is May 5, which means, of course, that Cinco de Mayo festivities are upon us. Which means that many a Corona and Dos Equis will be swilled into the wee hours of the night. Hooray! We thought this might be a good time to inform you about a new, national designated-driver service that la ... More >>
Ian FroebThe exterior of the restaurant space in the Westmoreland apartment buildingA new restaurant is slated to open this summer in the long-dormant space on the first floor of the Westmoreland apartment building at 255 Olive Boulevard, near Lindell Boulevard and an entrance to Forest Park.An e ... More >>
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) Adele's 21*Adele, 21 NPR reviewed 21: "The songs on 21 don't offer up much specific detail of the heartache Adele says she's suffering, or even outline the ... More >>
On Monday morning, February 14, Illinois State Police found 600 pounds of marijuana in a tractor-trailer hauling tomatoes on Interstate 55/70 near Highway 159 in Collinsville. The Belleville News-Democrat reports that Jose A. Martinez of Glendale, Arizona, and Manuel Medrano of Merced, Calif ... More >>
Four people were robbed in two separate muggings last night near the Washington University campus. The first incident occurred at Rosedale and Skinker near Washington University's north campus. St. Louis police inform Daily RFT that two male suspects punched and knocked a 20-year-old male to the ... More >>
The Philadelphia Inquirer dedicated its Sunday front page to the link between poverty and obesity. They feature a family living in the second-hungriest congressional district in the country. "'One of our biggest misconceptions is that it's poor people's fault,' said Adam Drewnowski, a University of ... More >>
It's Christmas in June! Finally, Draft Day is here, and I'm as giddy as a small child the day before Christmas, shaking all the packages and trying to figure out what might be in that really big one with my name on it. Unfortunately, no amount of shaking or clever examination of the boxes is goin ... More >>
Bud Chrum: Ass ClownDaily RFT readers have elected Bud Chrum as last week's Ass Clown. Chrum, a cop in rural Winfield was arrested buying cocaine that he said he was going to use to replace police evidence that he ruined after he "spilled something" on the drug. Chrum earned an impressive 71 perc ... More >>
Hernandez as a bright-eyed, bushy-'stached Cardinal.Check this video of former Cardinals great Keith Hernandez (1979-1983), now a broadcaster for the New York Mets, caught sleeping on camera during an extra-inning affair in New York when the San Francisco Giants were in town on Saturday night ... More >>
The big guns come out on Christmas Eve. The classics. The canon. The pillars of seasonal cheer. Have a merry Christmas, if that's your thing. We're not going dark next week, so check back for fun stuff and interviews! MP3: Mariah Carey, "All I Want for Christmas Is You" MP3: The Ramones, "Merry C ... More >>
Monday, Schmonday: Tonight's a great night for music in St. Louis, if you're feeling adventurous.First, at Off Broadway is a pretty dynamic quadruple bill featuring the Postmarks, Brookville, Pretty Little Empire and Caroline Smith and the Good Night Sleeps. The latter act hails from Minneapolis and ... More >>
8 p.m. Monday, October 12. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Well, here's something I never expected to see: Brookville -- the Andy Chase-lead indie-pop band that opened for Trashcan Sinatras here in August -- and Camera Obscura/Beach House-esque indie-rockers the Postmarks just announced a show in St. Louis on Monday, October 12. The venue? Pop's Blue Moon, ... More >>
The body of 15-year-old Leonard Hollis was found early Wednesday morning in a home at 1109 N. 44th Street in East St. Louis. Hollis had been shot in the back and was pronounced dead at 12:42 a.m. yesterday just a few doors down from his family's house in the 1200 block of 44th street. Bing MapsThe h ... More >>
It was at the Lindenwood University cycling team's second meet of the season at DePauw University that Paddy Kilmurray, the team captain, first butted heads with his coach, Adrienne Murphy."After the meet," recalls team member Addison Bain, 19, "she took us to a pub. She ordered four pitchers of bee ... More >>
A few parents in the Ritenour School District are enraged about an incident last week when the bus carrying their children's baseball team was pulled over by the enraged coach of the opposing team. Apparently the coach thought that some players on the other team stole money from the locker room.&nbs ... More >>
I was on Olive Boulevard, heading back to the office from Chesterfield a few hours ago, when a sign for something called Joo Joo's caught my eye. The sign, which in smaller print describes Joo Joo's as a restaurant and karaoke bar, is located at 12937 Olive Boulevard, the former Billy Sherman's Deli ... More >>
(By Calvin Cox)Fans of '90s hip-hop should be happy to hear that the Queens, New York, duo the Beatnuts are performing as part of the Metrolive series tomorrow night at the Old Rock House. Known just as well (if not better) for their production than their rhymes, the Beatnuts are responsib ... More >>
MP3: Run DMC, "Christmas in Hollis" From 1987's A Very Special Christmas. I'm also including the video below, because it's by far the best holiday-themed clip ever.
It's a candlelight Christmas
Era Vulgaris (Interscope)
Week of May 17, 2007
Coming of age and stayin' alive on the mean streets of Astoria, Queens
Broadway Oyster Bar, 736 South Broadway, St. Louis; 314-621-8811.
Monday, May 29, at 7 p.m. Creepy Crawl (412 North Tucker Boulevard)
A Russian buffet in suburban Creve Coeur. Who knew?
Somebody forgot to tell Emil Williams Jr. that bowling is for fat, beer-guzzling honkies
Fleming's doesn't quite make the grade
Q's Sports Bar & Grill commits some flagrant fouls
Winfield's Bar, 3234 Morganford Avenue, 314-664-3213
Wednesday, May 7; Savvis Center
Get Rich or Die Tryin' (Shady/Aftermath Records)
Friday, September 20; Pageant
Annbriar Golf Course
A visit to Astoria European Cuisine yields mixed but largely enjoyable results
Published the week of September 20-26, 2000
Published the week of September 13-19, 2000
Lindenwood University's president may be a genius, a savior and a visionary. He may also be higher ed's worst nightmare.
Ozzfest 2000 rolls out the red carpet for Queens of the Stone Age