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  • Film

    November 13, 2014
  • Blogs

    August 29, 2014

    High-Speed Boat Flips on Lake of the Ozarks, Kills Mike Fiore After Horrific Crash [VIDEO]

    The founder of an offshore powerboat company died Tuesday after his boat launched into the air, flipped and crash-landed on the Lake of the Ozarks during a racing event. Michael Fiore, 44, was the throttleman in the 42-foot catamaran when it crashed Saturday on the mile-long racing course. He was a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2014

    On SZA, Ferguson and the "New Black"

    When Pharrell coined the term "New Black" earlier this year, he clearly didn't anticipate the backlash. Sitting across from billionaire Oprah Winfrey, riding the success of a worldwide No. 1 record and a couple of Grammy wins, the singer/producer was eager to dismiss the idea that being black had in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2014

    U.S. Congress Votes to Stop DEA Raids on Medical Marijuana, No Thanks to Missouri Reps

    In what is being hailed as a historic step forward for marijuana law reform, the U.S. Congress has voted in favor of an amendment that could end Drug Enforcement Agency raids on medical marijuana facilities -- but don't give much credit to Missouri's representatives. Twenty-one states have laws to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2014

    The Best St. Louis Metal Shows: May 2014

    Looking for a good place to see flashy and exciting music played at high volume, have your mind blown by dark and powerful sounds, or just stomp around like a drunken goon with your shirt off? Then a heavy-metal concert might be just the place for you. Each month I'll be offering my top picks of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2014

    Naughty List: Missouri Ranks 5th in the U.S. for Longest Duration During Sex

    Big data has hit the bedroom. Our tantric trysts have earned Missouri a fifth place spot on a state-by-state ranking of how long it takes to have sex. With an average duration time of four minutes and 22 seconds, Missouri comes in just behind No. 4 South Carolina and before No. 6 Michigan.

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis From October 28 to November 3

    It's a busy week for St. Louis music. Read on to catch a piece of the action. With Halloween celebratory activities well under way, local bands get ready go dress up with special covers-only sets. Besides that, Bug Chaser drops its latest, Noisefest celebrates its tenth anniversary and Tef Poe perfo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2013

    The Best St. Louis Metal Shows: September 2013

    Looking for a good place to see flashy and exciting music played at high volume, have your mind blown by dark and powerful sounds, or just stomp around like a drunken goon with your shirt off? Then a heavy metal concert might be just the place for you. Each month I'll be offering my top picks of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2013

    The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: August 23 to 25

    Long-time editor-in-chief Tom Finkel currently wraps up his last week at Riverfront Times, so here's a Kid Rock send-off. Yeah, why not? OK, but seriously, let's all pay our respects by watching Bob Schneider's new music video. Tom will soon be overseeing the Village Voice's music blog, Sound of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2013

    Bob Dylan and Dawes at the Peabody Opera House, 04/23/13: Review and Setlist

    Bob Dylan | Dawes April 23, 2013 The Peabody Opera House For Bob Dylan's visit to St. Louis last night -- his first since October 2010 and the fourteenth stop on his current tour -- the Peabody Opera House (14th and Market streets; 314-241-1888 ) stage was backed by a full-height semicircular bla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows From December 10 to 16

    And now a Public Service Announcement from RFT Music: It's wintertime, folks, and you know what that means: It's cold! And as we all know, in the cold, everything dies. The trees, the bugs, at least one ill-prepared bird I found in my side yard -- and most important for the purposes of this post: t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    Are You a Missourian Who Wants God Out of Government? Meet Your Fellows

    The Secular Coalition of America -- an umbrella group comprised of non-theists, believers in the separation of church and state, freethinkers, and others going straight to Hell -- is trying to open a chapter in Missouri. They're based in D.C., but they're now launching the second of five phases to g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    Jennifer O'Connor stops at foam 3/19/12

    It's mid-March, which means it's once again time for South by Southwest. A couple of RFT scribes are currently soaking up the atmosphere (read: getting copiously drunk on Shiner Bock), but the rest of us are here in St. Louis, 900 frustrating miles northeast of the action. All we can really do is h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    The Ghosts of Thanksgiving Past

    image via​Last Thanksgiving, Gut Check took a trip back in time to revisit the Thanksgivings of the good old days. Well, what we really wanted to revisit was the fabulous spread put on by the Park Avenue Hotel in New York, which started with oysters and continued through eleven courses, servin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Missouri Among National Leaders in Mental Illness Rates

    ​Yesterday, we reported on the surprisingly low percentage of drug and alcohol use in Missouri, based on the latest state-by-state data released each year by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Today we'll use that same ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three to Play the Newport Folk Festival in 2011

    For the second year in a row, Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three will be playing the prestigious Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island. Pokey and co. will be performing on Saturday, July 30, the same day that the Decemberists headline. (Other acts performing that day include Gillian Welch, Gogol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Killer Salmonella-Laced Pastries, Melons a Menace

    WikipediaLovely, deadly zeppole.​One person is dead and at least 38 have become ill - 24 hospitalized - from salmonella in pastries sold by a Johnston, Rhode Island bakery. Food Safety News reports that those infected all consumed zeppole made by DeFusco's Bakery. The pastries were sold in s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    Missouri Latest State to Push for Online Sales Tax

    Local retailers want to wipe that smug smile off those boxes. ​Two state representatives held a press conference today in the University City Loop, calling attention to legislation that would add sales tax to purchases Missouri residents make over the Internet. State representativ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    Food Banks Conflicted Over Junk Food Donations

    Just because they're hungry doesn't mean they should have junk food. NPR covers the touchy subject of how desperate food pantries manage junk food donations. Grocery stores often donate damaged items like soda and chips, which food banks are loathe to forgo for fear of losing healthy donations from ... More >>

  • Music

    August 4, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    BP Honcho Says He'd Gladly Eat Gulf Coast Seafood

    BP's COO says he'd eat seafood from the Gulf of Mexico. The AFP reports that Doug Suttles issued his statement of faith in Gulf seafood two days after Louisiana reopened 2,400 square miles of coastal water for fishing. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Louisiana have been testi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Salmonella: It's Not Just for Chicken and Eggs Anymore.

    How does a salmonella outbreak come from a meat production facility that's following all the rules? The Providence Journal investigates the strange case of Daniel, Inc., a sausage-curing company in Rhode Island with a perfect food safety track record for 34 years. That is, until the company's meat c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    Tuesday Tussle: Part 1, Sin Taxes Are the Best Solution to the Illinois Budget Crisis

    Image sourceA two percent tax on apples would have kept the Garden of Eden solvent.​Illinois has essentially stopped paying its bills. According to the New York Times, the state has $62.4 billion in pension liabilities and "owes more than $5 billion for schools, rehabilitation centers, child care ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Missouri Could Soon Have Lowest Cigarette Tax in Nation if South Carolina Bill Becomes Law

    Missourah: Smoking with little cents since 1821.​The South Carolina legislature yesterday approved a bill that would raise cigarette taxes in that state from a nationwide low of 7 cents per pack to 57 cents. South Carolina governor Mark Sanford has said he'll veto the bill, though given the strong ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    Exonerated: Steven Spielberg's Art Dealer in Case of Rockwell Painting Stolen from St. Louis

    Rockwell's Russian Schoolroom disappeared during a 1973 gallery heist in St. Louis.​Daily RFT spoke to a very elated Judy Cutler on Friday as the Rhode Island-based art dealer made her way back east from a Las Vegas courtroom. For the past three years Cutler and her husband, Laurence, have been in ... More >>

  • Music

    February 24, 2010


    7:30 p.m. Sunday, February 28. Fubar, 3108 Locust Street.

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    New Venue Alert: Barbarella Opens Tonight, with Music from Talk Normal, Lazy Magnet & Exercise

    Well, it's not an entirely new venue, but still: Barbarella (3131 South Grand Boulevard), occupying the space formerly known as the Jade Room, hosts its first concert tonight. Patrons of South Grand will know the space as the rear of Mekong restaurant; scenesters will know it as the place right belo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    Missouri Ranks Number 35 in Something! (That's Good News, Right? Wrong!)

    Stuff sometimes conspires to make Unreal feel like a pretty dense Mensan. To combat Alzheimer's, we engage in iPhone calisthenics like Word Warp. But when we really want to stump ourself, we turn to the New York Times' Freakonomics blog. A recent installment involves an interactive map of the USA, a ... More >>

  • Music

    July 30, 2008

    Math the Band/Harry and the Potters

    5:30 p.m. Saturday, August 2. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2008
  • News

    October 31, 2007

    See Spot Ascend

    Unreal hunts for ghosts, gets right with God and tails Fido into Heaven.

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2007

    Steven Spielberg, Norman Rockwell, Martin Luther King Jr. and Us

    Norman Rockwell's stolen oil painting Russian Schoolroom was missing for 33 years before it turned up this past February in the private collection of movie mogul Steven Spielberg. It might take another 33 years for the courts to determine the painting's rightful owner. In May, Jack Solomon -- who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2007

    Missouri a Green State?

    Earlier this week the Center for Cognitive Liberty and Ethics, a narcotics advocacy group in the vein of the ACLU, released a study entitled Life Sentences: Collateral Sanctions Associated With Marijuana Offenses, which compares the stiffness of marijuana penalties from state to state. The research ... More >>

  • Film

    June 27, 2007

    Blah-Blah Sisterhood

    Chick-flick genre to Evening: Why you gotta make us look bad?

  • Music

    February 7, 2007

    Dream into Action

    Jennifer OConnors unexpected career path has helped her land among the stars.

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2007

    Broad Strokes for Lead Paint Folks

    The City of St. Louis could make case law if it can convince the Missouri Supreme Court it has a right to sue paint manufacturers over lead poisoning -- even if the city isn't sure which companies are to blame. The suit, filed against Benjamin Moore & Co., Millennium Chemicals, NL Industries, XBD I ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 28, 2006

    Philadelphia Story

    Arrow Rocks 1776 is well worth the drive

  • News

    March 15, 2006
  • Film

    November 23, 2005

    All Yours

    Yours, Mine & Ours lowers the bar for miserable remakes

  • Film

    October 13, 2004

    Film Openings

    Week of October 13, 2004

  • Film

    October 13, 2004

    Shoot First

    Baldwin and Broderick should have dodged The Last Shot

  • Film

    September 22, 2004

    Film Openings

    Week of September 22, 2004

  • Calendar

    November 12, 2003

    This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    Week of November 12, 2003

  • News

    July 3, 2002

    Lead Counsel

    These lawyers could cash in big, but who hired them?

  • Film

    June 21, 2000

    Me, Myself & Irene

    Co-written and directed by Bobby and Peter Farrelly

  • News

    April 12, 2000

    The Lead Menace

    In its lawsuit, St. Louis is eager to blame the lead industry for making the area one of the most contaminated in the nation. But the city itself is guilty of doing little to prevent the poisoning of thousands of children like "Little Al" Evans.

  • Film

    September 1, 1999

    Outside Providence

    Directed by Michael Corrente

  • Music

    August 4, 1999


    The Neem offer up 29 songs on their self-titled debut

  • News

    January 27, 1999
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