The city is certainly heating up and so are our hip-hop lineups for July. This month's shows feature a healthy sampling of rap: the indie, underground and mainstream, all coming from the east, west and midwest. To spice things up even more, not one of St. Louis' venues are repeated twice, providing ... More >>
Uh oh, you don't look so good. You aren't feeling well, huh? Looks like you've come down with Soccer-itis. Time to call in to work. Now that that's done, let's talk about the only cure for the fever you've caught: watching the U.S. take on Germany in the 2014 FIFA World Cup at 11 a.m. Thursday. If ... More >>
This week, choose from a variety of touring bands to check out all over town: Nervosas performs at Melt, Low takes the stage at Off Broadway, Peelander-Z invades the Demo and more. Note: Though not in our critics' picks this week, Three 6 Mafia also performs in St. Louis this week. More info on this ... More >>
Pope Francis is Time Magazine's person of the year. Sedalia named Tuffy the Clown. Now, it's St. Louis' turn.
Rumors that an IKEA furniture store could open in St. Louis kept news outlets and Facebook campaigns busy for years before Swedish retailers made the deal official last week. Every few months, it seemed, a fresh whisper would reignite the blogs and comments in business gossip. But now that IKEA see ... More >>
Their team may have lost, but St. Louis Bosnians went wild watching a world-class soccer friendly last night in a game largely overshadowed by America's love for Monday Night Football. Nearly all of the 30,000 fans at the game were loud-and-proud Bosnians, some even setting of flares in Busch Stadi ... More >>
Update: See photos from soccer at Busch Stadium. St. Louis resident George Gansner was able to snag a ticket to the highly anticipated Manchester City v. Chelsea F.C. soccer match tonight at Busch Stadium -- but he won't be needing it. That's because he'll be on the now transformed field refereeing ... More >>
In January Riverfront Times published its annual "News Challenge" -- 78 multiple-choice questions testing how well readers paid attention to current events over the past twelve months. Within a week, more than 100 of you submitted your answers to us. A few weeks later a dozen readers e-mailed a simi ... More >>
So, we come to it: the end of all things. Four days of madness, Doritos, Skrillex and finally, St. Patrick's Day. Before we bid SXSW 2012 farewell, allow us to share our favorite moments from SXSW day four. Later, we'll let you know which shows weren't so hot. Find our favorites below, and if there ... More >>
Perhaps you missed it in the run-up to last night's rather big game, but Jim Thomas over at the Post-Dispatch reported late yesterday that the Rams and the Convention and Visitors Commission are very close to an agreement concerning that troubling proviso in the lease. As you may recall, the Rams ... More >>
Image ViaI have a piece of advice for anyone out there who has an athletic child. If your child has the choice of playing football or baseball, you push him toward baseball. Given the choice between basketball and baseball, choose baseball. Soccer or baseball? Always baseball. Oh, you say he coul ... More >>
The event was billed as a charity match between former players of the Chivas and America pro soccer teams. It would be held, the Mexican promoter promised, on September 25 at Fenton Soccer Park. Hundreds of tickets were sold; radio spots were run; a buzz was created. And it never happened. The pr ... More >>
Facebook groups: if they can topple totalitarian regimes, perhaps they improve the way producers exchange ideas too.As we wrote about a couple of weeks ago, this year's S.L.U.M. Fest Beat Battle Champion James "JBJR" Bishop explained how he shuts out the world when he sits down at his compute ... More >>
The 3100 block of Arsenal, where Lamar Howell was found dead in the street last night.Lamar Howell, 41, was shot and killed on the 3100 block of Arsenal, just a half-block west of Gravois, last night.Howell, who also lived on that block, was shot multiple times in the chest around 9:30 p.m. His b ... More >>
Gut Check followed this year's World Cup with unusual fervor, including our "World Cuppage" reports from venues around town, so indulge us as we pay our respects to one of our favorite characters from this year's competition. Paul the Psychic Octopus, who correctly predicted eight out of eight World ... More >>
Welcome to Girl Walks into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week Alissa Nelson profiles Taste by Niche bartender Ted Kilgore. Below is a Q&A with Kilgore, followed by a video of him mixing an El Maestro No. 1 cocktail. Alissa NelsonThe "10,000 ... More >>
We had $50 on the St. Louis Blues home opener as the St. Louis professional-sports debut of World Cup noisemaker icon the vuvuzela. However, an operative passed along this photo from last night's St. Louis Aces team-tennis match of a shirtless man serenading Aces Lindsay Davenport and Andrei Pavel w ... More >>
Image sourceZakumi, the official mascot of the 2010 World Cup tournament. He's a green-haired leopard, in case you couldn't tell.You know the World Cup is on, right? Yeah, it is. Till July 11. Lots and lots of soccer. The rest of the world is going berserk right now. Here in St. Louis, a few ... More >>
Darth Vader Pez Dispenser: "Impressive."Have fun this weekend, but don't go broke. Here are our ten suggestions for weekend entertainment that will cost you $10 or less. Eighteenth-annual National PEZ Convention at the Marriott St. Louis West (Saturday) If you remember our 2007 feature story ... More >>
photos by Keegan HamiltonIt's soccer 24/7 at the Amsterdam Tavern in Tower GroveIt wasn't a good sign for the Spanish contingent when Rob, the co-owner of the Amsterdam Tavern, started rattling off the final results of the previous winners of the EuroCup in the World Cup. Like some soccer Rain Ma ... More >>
Ian FroebTower Grove Creamery at South Grand and ArsenalWill the third time be the charm for ice cream at the corner of South Grand Boulevard and Arsenal Street? Tower Grove Creamery hopes so. The ice-cream parlor opened earlier this month at 3101 South Grand.
Chickenhead Bradley DeMunbrun at an AC St. Louis match.By now you've probably heard of St. Louis' new professional men's soccer club AC St. Louis, but have you heard about the team's unofficial mascot and fan site, Chickenhead?Moreover, did you know that "chickenhead" is vulgar slang for someone ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsRuben Mendoza performs his signature move, the bicycle kickRuben Mendoza, a legendary soccer player and coach from St. Louis, died Sunday at the age of 78. He was a three-time Olympian and a member of the St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame.Mendoza was perhaps best known locally as the ... More >>
Via the The HeraldClaude AnelkaFor the second day in a row it's a balmy, 40-something degrees and Daily RFT is thinking, naturally, about springtime and soccer.Okay, not really, but we are rather fascinated about the following little tidbit we found online this week in Scotland's The Herald. It's ... More >>
Tired of waiting for Major League Soccer (MLS) to grant St. Louis an expansion franchise, Jeff Cooper is joining other soccer team owners to begin -- in the words of Penny Marshall -- a league of their own. Cooper, a well-off Illinois attorney with the Simmons Law Firm, has been attempting to get ... More >>
You'd think St. Louis would be happy -- or overwhelmed -- enough with hosting this year's MLB All-Star Game to look forward to a return to global obscurity. Or, at the very least, we should pay closer attention to how Chicago is making a fool of itself in its 2016 Olympic bid.But no. Our fair city, ... More >>
Any drive down Arsenal on Sunday afternoon might result in spotting a group of grown-ups taking advantage of Tower Grove Park's many baseball diamonds, but the players on the field aren't throwing around a baseball or softball, or even using the dirt infield for game of soccer. Nope, it's kickball. ... More >>
Recently, I put together some of my very favorite coaching meltdowns of all time. I was pretty happy with the list, even though there were a few that I simply couldn't include; I wanted to keep it to five, and I am a man of my word. So overall, I thought it was a pretty good list. In the comments se ... More >>
People say St. Louis is a soccer town. I believe it, based on responses to a story I wrote a few weeks ago about the city's first homeless soccer team.
Two of the Lou's famous rockers fill us in on their favorites of 2007 — and what the next year holds.
Jennifer Silverberg This just in, from unitedforpeace.org: St. Louis Portrait for Peace Saturday, January 27th 2007 11:30 a.m. Location: South Grand and Arsenal (NW corner, by Tower Grove park) across the street from 3606 Arsenal St. Louis MO 63118 Can't March on Washington? Be Counted In Th ... More >>
Copyright 2006 St. Louis Steamers The Steamers in action earlier this year at home against the Chicago Storm. Can an entire soccer franchise disappear? On April 30, the St. Louis Steamers lost the Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) championship to the Baltimore Blast in sudden-death overtime. Now ... More >>
She's the Man fits the bill for teenage drag-king fans
Handwriting experts, Bosnian profanity and televised breakups: all part of Michael Hetelson's revolutionary vision for indoor soccer in St. Louis
The Street Soccer Cup USA is taking it to the, um, streets
A soccer field the size of a postage stamp
"Big Machines" parks at the Science Center
They fled war-torn nations and came to St. Louis. They pursued their passion for soccer at Soldan High -- and got a coach who didn't know the game. Then the real lessons began.