By Luke Winkie Around this time of year, a lot of music websites put up "Holiday Gift Guides." They're either earnest, and articulate, and full of enthusiastic suggestions for interesting items for the music lover in your life, or they're depressing corporate-sponsored flotsam and stand as a remark ... More >>
The Archive bookstore is closing for good, and its owners have so many boxes of books to sell off that they're extending their all-books-are-one-dollar sale, possibly for another two weeks.
8 p.m. Friday, November 23. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Image viaFor many, holiday shopping means camping out in front of a chain store for cheap electronics. Fact: You don't have to spend the night in the cold or waste half the day looking for a parking spot at the Galleria to give the gift of local food. You just have to read the Holiday Gift Gu ... More >>
A few months ago, we pointed you to a stripped-back version of a new So Many Dynamos song. Well, courtesy of Trevor Juenger, here's fleshed-out live video of new SMD music from last year's Black Friday event. The band will be playing at the Firebird on March 4 as part of what's now a US English EP ... More >>
On Friday night, November 26, the music and art scenes converged for Fresh Paint II at 2720 Cherokee. Sarah Rusnak attended and brought back a slideshow of photos from the festivities. View all Fresh Paint II: Black Friday photos here; a sampling can be found below.Sarah RusnakView a slidesho ... More >>
It's a good time to be an owner/investor in the St. Louis-based toy company Cepia LLC. Internet searches for the company's Zhu Zhu Pets is off the charts today -- Cyber Monday -- the biggest online shopping day of the year. By late this morning Google labeled Zhu Zhu Pets as "on fire" after thous ... More >>
Ah, the rush of finding deals! The thrill of getting discounts! The exhilaration of putting your thumb in the eye of somebody over the last flat-screen television.Here are some of the more popular documentaries found on YouTube from Black Friday. The first video is the awful one you may remember fro ... More >>
If you're already weary from holiday shopping at traditional retail outlets on this Black Friday, the below reminder may provide a refreshing alternative for you.The sixth-annual Rock N Roll Craft Show gets going on today and runs through Sunday at the Third Degree Glass Factory (5200 Delmar Bouleva ... More >>
Affordable clothes make for a good time
As part of the Year-End Bonanza, here are some Christmas* gift ideas for the foodie in your life. These are personal favorites, and these posts in no way imply an official RFT endorsement. The makers of these products didn't pay for my "endorsement," either.Foodie Fight Trivia GameMy wife and I sp ... More >>
A preview of this week's review of BC's Kitchen, Bill Cardwell's new restaurant in Lake St. Louis.
Artsy items for everyone on your list
Help yourself and others, too
Receive the holidays
Then we check out a book about Edwardsville's legendary Mississippi River Festival.
Can even make shopping today nice
Sandwich v. burrito: A nation decides.
The holidays are for drinking. Um, we mean celebrating. Enjoy both this week in Clayton and Maplewood.
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Denny Dennis Sporting Goods
Jobs are leaving, the tax base is shrinking and the population is dropping. North County is feeling the squeeze.
The following TIF projects have been approved by St. Louis County municipalities, according to the St. Louis County Department of Planning.