This week's music feature on So Many Dynamos is the latest piece on the band in the pages of the RFT. In that feature, singer/keyboardist/guitarist Aaron Stovall says the group's latest release (a self-titled EP that comes in the form of a digital download whose only physical presence is a SMD 'frid ... More >>
Despite his ever-expanding recognition as a socio-political voice in our society, one thing remains the same for W. Kamau Bell: His desire to be recognized as a great comedian. Kamau will be storming the stage at the the Firebird in St. Louis on December 11th for the next stop on his The Kamau Mau U ... More >>
Tomorrow is Yom Kippur, the Day of the Atonement and the holiest day of the Jewish year. It's a time for confessing sins, begging the pardon of everyone you have offended over the past year and praying desperately for God to inscribe you in the Book of Life for the next one. In order to show how tru ... More >>
Em Piro has learned her lesson. St. Lou Fringe 2013 has been scheduled for June 20-24. That is not the weekend of Pride. It is the weekend before.
2012 firmly established that if there's going to be a conflict between Pride and Fringe, Pride, older and bigger and more deeply embedded in St. Louis ... More >>
image viaDevin Johnston.Devin Johnston is a professor of English at Saint Louis University. He's also a poet whose fourth book, Traveler, is out this month. Johnson will be reading from it at Left Bank Books at 7 p.m. tomorrow, September 27.
Johnston's poems are short, but that doesn't mean ... More >>
Tomorrow, Nirvana's Nevermind turns twenty years old, leaving Gen Xers questioning where their lives have gone, just as they questioned where their lives were going to the strains of Smells Like Teen Spirit.
While Nevermind marked a victory for the underground in a stellar year of albums, th ... More >>
Bangert on the cover of the RFT in 2001.â€‹Bill Bangert the former mayor of the tiny St. Louis municipality of Champ (pop. 14) died Tuesday at the age of 87. Before falling ill to Parkinson's disease in recent years, Bangert had once considered himself to be "world's strongest mayor" -- physically. ... More >>
We hate to ruin your day - okay, not really - but while you're reveling in the St. Pat's festivities with your green beer and Car Bombs and corned beef, we're here to tell you that it's all fake.
That's right. Your favorite St. Patrick's Day eats? They're not really I ... More >>
Big Star's shadow is looming large at this year's SXSW.The text that Alex Chilton had died came through just before midnight on the first full day of South By Southwest 2010 in Austin. I was on my way to the sleeze-and-cheese-and-bathroom-cologne club Prague to see the anti-Alex, Billy Bragg, ... More >>
Earlier this morning, eight campers, age nine to twelve, and their two counselors, Washington University students, crouched around a potato bed in the university's student garden, the Burning Kumquat."OK, who here can tell us how long it takes for a potato to grow?" asks counselor Katie Anderson, wh ... More >>