[This article originally appeared in our sister paper, the OC Weekly, where Youssef was based. Point your internet in that direction for more remembrances and tributes to the much-loved music photographer.] Andrew Youssef died at his home on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at approximately 8: 30 a.m. ... More >>
It takes twenty stomps to ascend the white staircase to David Beeman's Native Sound Studio. Only after one navigates a bar in the midst of construction are the stairs visible. Two confused, yet affable builders stare bemused. The bespectacled nods left and says, "You just go up those stairs. Don't t ... More >>
[Editor's note: This article was orginally printed by our sister paper, OC Weekly, where Andrew Youssef is based. Youssef is the author of the Last Shot column that we have been running, which chronicles his struggle against cancer in his own words.] Sneakers squeaking on white tiles, Andrew Yousse ... More >>
As a lifetime die-hard Slayer fan, I had to do a double-take when I got a text from RFT Music editor Daniel Hill asking if I'd like to write a piece on the passing of Jeff Hanneman. "Fuck yeah I'd like to write something about Slayer," I thought. But wait a minute... WHAT? I had not yet heard of h ... More >>
The invasive plant water spinach is banned in some states — and essential to Asian cooking. In a small village outside Houston, relocated Cambodians are growing and selling it across state lines, up North, out West, hoping to get rich.
Their fighting styles are about as different as their fashion styles. This became clear on Friday as Devon Alexander and Marcos Maidana appeared at Scottrade for their fight's first press conference. On one side of the podium sat Devon Alexander, the St. Louis hero, smiling and shining, a maroon ... More >>
Something tells us Pujols ornaments will not be a hot seller this Christmas. You know, there are a couple of things that really bother me about Albert Pujols bolting for the coast. I'll get to those in a moment, though. First, let me tell you what doesn't bother me about this. I am not angry ... More >>
David Freese was great in high school, but did anyone foresee a World Series hero?When all is said and done, David Freese's performance in Game 6 of the World Series might go down as one of the greatest postseason performances of all time. At bat in the bottom of the ninth with two outs and down ... More >>