"It is a period of civil war. Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire."
So begins the famous opening crawl to Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, the 1977 film that kicked off a universe full of furry dog-beasts, deadly weapons of l ... More >>
image viaCarolyn Ives GilmanThe movie version of The Hunger Games arrives in theaters one month from today. If you want to ease the agony of suspense, you could do worse than distracting yourself with the work of St. Louis writer Carolyn Ives Gilman, whose novella "The Ice Owl" has just been ... More >>
Star Trek make-up artist Jeff Lewis is at the St. Louis Science Center tonight for First Fridays, a monthly series for Trekkies to geek out with their half-betazoid loving kin. The six-time Emmy nominee will make-up one lucky girl -- the the costume contest winner from last month's inaugural event - ... More >>
Jessie HarlaQuinn, 26
Texas Avenue, near Utah Street
In an effort to celebrate the people who keep our city interesting, Daily RFT is launching a new weekly blog post, "Bold Types," featuring photos and street interviews with the fashionistas, fresh faces and free spirits of our town.
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Fans of Lev Grossman's 2009 novel The Magicians, may have wondered what happened after Quentin Coldwater, an ordinary depressive boy from Brooklyn, found his way to the super-fabulous Brakebills Academy, a university for magic hidden away in upstate New York, and then to the magical land of F ... More >>
Washington UniversityTell me if this hurts...It sounds like something from a science-fiction novel: communicating with another person not by speaking or gesticulating, but simply by thinking.
Mental telepathy mumbo-jumbo, right?
Nope. According to scientists at the Washington University Sc ... More >>
Today's comment of the day comes in response to a post about the movie The Black Hole that aired last weekend on the SyFy Channel. The 2006 film, starring Judd Nelson and based in St. Louis, imagines what would happen if a research experiment goes horribly wrong, creating a black hole that threatens ... More >>