Don't listen to the thermometer and its 90 degree readings this week. Fall is right around the corner. Really! And so is another exciting season of St. Louis theater, gallery openings and other art happenings. Plan ahead with our annual Fall Arts Guide below...
Last night hot dog fanatics of all ages rejoiced for the anticipated opening of the second location of Steve's Hot Dogs (3457 Magnolia Avenue). The restaurant, owned by local musician Steve Ewing, made its debut with partners and adjoining neighbors Tick Tock Tavern (3459 Magnolia Avenue), a bar tha ... More >>
Guardians of the Galaxy, the latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, begins its wide release Friday, August 1, and expectations are high. Why wouldn't they be? Critics and fans who attended previews for the film have been calling it Marvel's best work and one of the greatest superhero m ... More >>
The St. Louis Symphony has just added ten new concerts to its 2014-2015 Live at Powell Hall concert series. Highlights include a Valentine's Day tribute to the music of Journey, a turn alongside Beatles tribute act Classical Mystery Tour and a second go-around with the music of Final Fantasy, follow ... More >>
It's hard to remember sometimes that "Weird Al" Yankovic has been honing his craft for more than 30 years now, bringing us masterful parodies of pop music for so long that he's outlived many of his onetime subjects. He has a new album called Mandatory Fun and is in the midst of releasing eight music ... More >>
Fans of the St. Louis Cardinals, a.k.a. the best fans in baseball, were devastated to hear the team's linchpin and catcher Yadier Molina will be out for months after tearing a ligament in his thumb. Molina was sliding into third base foot-first when he injured his hand, ending his hopes of playing ... More >>
The Force was with the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday night. The Redbirds beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2, but the real excitement was in the stands, where fans of George Lucas' famous sci-fi franchise celebrated the second annual Star Wars night at Busch Stadium.
With the holidays nigh, it's good to take a look ahead at the potential aftermath. Unwind from the street of Christmas season with some shows this week. Schlafly Beer celebrates its 22nd birthday with a rock show on the big stage upstairs, Jack Buck plays its last show in St. Louis at Apop Records, ... More >>
Most Jedi and Sith enjoyed the first-ever Star Wars night at Busch Stadium yesterday, but one woman felt like she was being oppressed by Palpatine's Galactic Empire when she was kicked out of the stadium for wearing a mask. Julie Sweetin, a nurse at a local hospital, spent two hours crafting her St ... More >>
It isn't often that sports and nerd interests collide, but St. Louis will play host to this weird Venn diagram Wednesday, Aug. 7, when the St. Louis Cardinals celebrate George Lucas' Star Wars saga with a game that may cast the visiting L.A. Dodgers as evil Sith lords. Wait, scratch that. It'll be ... More >>
Edit note: Um, yeah. Ladies and gentlemen, these are dark days we're living in. Dark, awful, apocalyptically dark and awful days. Did I mention the dark part? What about the awful part? I'm pretty sure I did. The Chicago Blackhawks are Stanley Cup champions. Again. Okay, deep breaths. Easy, now ... More >>
Last Saturday, Dead Wax Records (1959 Cherokee Street; 314-913-3692) quietly opened its doors for business, offering a few hundred square feet of neatly packed LPs for collectors and vinyl newbs alike to peruse. Shoppers and sun soakers have a new spot to stop in on Saturdays, and the small but well ... More >>
You're nervous. Excited. Sweaty. Impatient. You just know that everyone else has done it a million times while you're bumbling around on the Internet searching for any sliver of information that might help you to not look like an idiot. You may as well write "virgin" across your forehead. Don't wor ... More >>
"It is a period of civil war. Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire." So begins the famous opening crawl to Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, the 1977 film that kicked off a universe full of furry dog-beasts, deadly weapons of l ... More >>
Rebuttal: Wesley Crusher
Sometimes it takes an event like Wizard World Comic Con to prove that "nerd" doesn't necessarily mean "dork" nowadays. Tens of thousands of people swarmed the America's Center this weekend for St. Louis' first-ever Comic Con, a three-day event celebrating pop culture and science fiction. The event ... More >>
Do you hear that -- that low hum of anticipation emanating from comic book shops and Risk tournaments throughout St. Louis? That's the sound of every nerdstuff enthusiast 'gasming as they prepare for Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con, which takes place Friday, March 22-Sunday, March 24 at America's C ... More >>
Star Wars is a beastly franchise -- a film series to which legions and legions of fans don't hesitate to pay tribute. But a Missouri musician upped the badassery ante recently with an awe-inspiring Millennium Falcon guitar. Brian Fisk -- a country music artist who resides in Sikeston -- has made se ... More >>
People are going to think I'm making fun of this, and what I'd like to make clear in this disclaimer is that I'm not making fun of this: Kevin J. Anderson, noted author of a bunch of Star Wars expanded-universe stuff I read in high school, is going to create a novelization of -- and this is the part ... More >>
That was, without a doubt, one of the worst Super Bowls I can ever remember. Oh, sure, the game was just fine. Instant classic material, I guess. Two great quarterbacks, historic franchises, a great comeback that almost happened, plenty of drama in the last two minutes, and a brilliant storyline ... More >>
heruniverse.comAshley Eckstein, a.k.a. Ahsoka TanoSo, earlier this week Daily RFT was surfing the Internets when we came across the following revelation. Ashley Eckstein, wife of MLB player David Eckstein, makes her living as the voice actress for Jedi padawan Ahsoka Tano on the "Clone Wars" TV ... More >>
Who knew crappy cameras were so much fun?
Ian makes out (like a bandit) at Franco.
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