The Drunken Vegan, a.k.a. Patrick J. Hurley, is a full-time barman at the Civil Life Brewing Company and cocktail enthusiast about town. He's an unapologetic drunkard, a vegan and a bon vivant, and, no, he doesn't think those last two terms contradict each other. As we stand at the cusp of the seas ... More >>
Faring Purth, a wandering street artist famous nationally for her hauntingly distorted portraits, landed in St. Louis weeks ago with the dream of adding a massive mural to the Lou's street art scene. But things changed when Purth found her way to Cherokee Street, an up-and-coming neighborhood for a ... More >>
Sleigh Bells and AraabMuzik have just announced a co-headlining fall 2012 tour, and it will stop at the Pageant (6161 Delmar Blvd) on October 28. Expect the loudness and riffage to have your ears ringing right through Halloween. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 5 p.m., unless you head over to the ... More >>
Comic Sean O'Brien is a big, burly, fast-talking loudmouth -- and he must be, for in his post as emcee at The Funnbyone in Westport, he's the cheerleader, clown ambassador and authority figure for the club, and in a sense, for the entire local scene. We caught up with him last week. Daily RFT: On ... More >>
The music of David Bowie might seem an unlikely subject for a tribute by an all-instrumental jazz group, but on its new CD Ashes To Ashes -- A David Bowie Intraspective, the Wee Trio digs into the Thin White Duke's catalog with intriguing results. Featuring interpretations of six songs ranging from ... More >>
Jennifer SilverbergProud American Traditions: Jazz... Ford... Capitalism... Thanksgiving weekend high school football state championship games.Not even a man wearing a cowboy hat while eating a Big Mac, listening to Bruce Springsteen and trading derivatives on his iPad is more American than high ... More >>
For a guy who makes some of weird sounding shit, Tom Fec is a pretty normal dude. He exercises. He dreams of giving up, getting fat and going bald. He loves the '80s, but not in a lame, ironic way. But Fec crafts day-glo hallucinogenic pop with Black Moth Super Rainbow, and drops bass like a ... More >>
Our heroine may be "poor, obscure, plain and little" -- but that's nothing that a piping-hot shepherd's pie won't cure! We had this idea that we'd go watch Jane Eyre and then eat Jamaican food. We were, admittedly, feeling a bit postmodern. Since we last spent much time with Jane Eyre, we'd rea ... 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 >>
Joe Deal, a landscape photographer who played an influential role in the development of the "New Topographics" movement, which showed the influence of humans upon the natural world, died last Friday in Providence, Rhode Island, of bladder cancer. He was 62. From 1989 to 1999, he served as dean of wh ... More >>
The following weekend magazine cover is awesomely subtle. Snoop is scheduled to play the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York, this Saturday, and it's clear that this particular publication has an ingenious art director. Look how they cleverly placed Snoop's head just in fr ... More >>
Books have been written about our love affair with booze, and all we get is a lousy No. 6 ranking?Next month Men's Health will come out with its listing of the "100 Drunkest Cities in America." As of right now, the magazine's website has yet to publish the findings, but USA Today has the scoop. F ... More >>
Where to begin? I should start with the ornamental comb, like three white gleaming stakes from some Gnostic purification ritual, holding a jet-black stack of hair atop the fiery head of Polly Jean Harvey. She's never wanted for making an impression. Wrapped in white, backed by a hard avant-garde blu ... More >>
St. Louis, ranked the "most dangerous city" in America in 2006, is now fourth on the list that's published by an independent firm criticized for its methods.On Monday, RFT photographer Jennifer Silverberg documented some of the people working and living in the "fourth most dangerous city in the coun ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, February 15 and 11 a.m. Saturday, February 16. Edison Theatre, 6445 Forsyth Boulevard
www.eb.com You might have heard about Jamie Oliver's slaughter of a chicken on British television. Here, a look at the incident and the larger trend of chefs who want to know the animals they will serve in their restaurants. (New York Times) Gut Check's 2007 Thing of the Year is back! A meatpacke ... More >>
Battered by the pounding they took on the gridiron, former players say the National Football League has abandoned them.
The link between Dick Gregory, Don Imus and Santa Claus.
Week of July 6, 2006
Opera Theatre proves that less really is more with a brisk Jane Eyre
Wednesday, April 26, at 8 p.m. The Hi-Pointe, 1001 McCausland Avenue.
Week of March 9, 2006
The Libertine's protagonist is a boor you can't ignore
Unreal contemplates Lasik for our third eye, learns some icky facts about mattress returns and gets the cold shoulder from a motorcycle maven; plus, we talk with a man who's living in fagtopia
After years of bitter silence, a Missouri baseball phenom talks about his legend
Gale Foehner kicks it old-school at Frederick's Music Lounge
Week of March 12, 2003
Marty Rochester wages war against the dumbing-down of public education -- even in the best of schools
Phoenix columnist howls in protest at La Russa's threat
A new exhibit lets youngsters get up close and personal with their favorite TV show
Shrek offers an amusing, if empty, fractured fairytale
Dr. Joel Cooper pioneered lung-volume-reduction surgery to save the lives of thousands of emphysema patients. Now he wants the government to get out of the way.
Jury duty at the Civil Courts Building: same sit, different day; plus, other St. Louis follies and foibles