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  • Blogs

    November 26, 2013

    The Dumbest Questions Ever Asked in Song

    Music, as a largely subjective medium, lends itself to some thought-provoking questions: What is the best concert you have ever seen? Which is the better band: the Rolling Stones or the Beatles? Did the career of Styx really happen? Sometimes, though, the questions are asked in the songs themselves. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Here are Five Charity Songs that Sucked for the 28th Anniversary of "We Are the World"

    Way back in the '80s, people liked feeling magnanimous. "I hear there are starving kids in Ethiopia." "Fuck that! We can feed people with a song!" And thus, the idea for "We Are the World" was born. Maybe. I haven't actually talked to Lionel Richie about his motivation for coordinating the song, bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    A.C. Newman at the Duck Room, 10/29/12: Review and Setlist

    At its core, rock & roll is a simple art form. Though at times, AC Newman piles layers of sounds and effects to gain the aesthetic he's searching for, the three minute pop song still conveys everything he needs. In the last decade-plus, the prolific songwriter has honed his wide array of pop skills ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    The Voice with Cee-Lo, X-Tina and Two Other Dudes: Four Possible Spin-Offs

    Christina Aguilera, Cee-Lo Green, and some white guys are the hosts of America's first communist TV talent show, "The Voice." ​The Voice, America's favorite socialist-realism-inspired TV talent show, has quickly and abruptly become NBC's first broadly accepted hit show since Friends, a sitcom ... More >>

  • Music

    May 19, 2010

    Martin Sexton

    8 p.m. Saturday, May 22. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    And Now, Back to Reality: Newark High School Violinist Steps Out On Her Own

    Damn you Internet. For the second time in two days, you've brought me a video that makes me want to cry. Yesterday it was Susan Boyle, the Scottish woman who looked like a lamb to the slaughter on Britain's Got Talent, but whose gorgeous voice poleaxed Simon Cowell and restored my faith that sometim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2009

    Susan Boyle Restores My Faith in Humanity

    As Annie mentioned yesterday, it's cold and gray and altogether a depressing time to be in St. Louis. Despite all the goodwill that was supposed to be generated by Easter and Passover (rebirth, freedom, chocolate), my thoughts have taken a misanthropic turn.This morning a friend sent me a YouTube cl ... More >>

  • Music

    December 3, 2008

    Carrie Underwood

    7:30 p.m. Friday, December 5. Chaifetz Arena, One South Compton Avenue.

  • Music

    January 23, 2008


    6 p.m. Sunday, January 27. Family Arena, 2002 Arena Parkway, St. Charles.

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2007

    Kitchen Nightmares: Peter's

    RFT editorial intern Jeanette Kozlowski is a big fan of bad-boy British chef Gordon Ramsay. Each week she'll recap the latest episode of Ramsay's new FOX series Kitchen Nightmares. If you avoided watching Hell's Kitchen for the past three years not because you despise Gordon Ramsay (the Simon Cowel ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    October 18, 2006

    Took a Shot

    American Dreamz

  • Film

    April 13, 2005

    Dead Man (1995)

    Jim Jarmusch at his most subtle

  • News

    September 15, 2004


    Week of September 15, 2004

  • Music

    August 11, 2004

    Talk This Way

    Where's the reality for people trying out for American Idol?

  • Calendar

    August 13, 2003

    Banzai Sci-Fi

    Fant-Asia St. Louis animates Saturdays

  • Music

    June 4, 2003

    Embarrassment of Riches

    If you can't find a show to go to this weekend, it's your own damn fault