Marina Shifrin -- the former Mizzou journalism student who quit her job on Friday by posting a video of herself dancing in her office to Kanye West -- has gone super viral. Her video has been viewed almost 10 million times. It's been written about on over 300 news sites (including this one). Howeve ... More >>
About eighteen months ago Marina Shifrin packed up and moved from New York City to Taiwan to work for Next Media Animation, a company that produces intentionally bizarre CGI animations to go with off-color news reports. The results often go viral, like NMA's portrayal of Tiger Woods' falling out wit ... More >>
On Saturday at the Missouri State Fair, a rodeo clown put on a mask of the president's face while an announcer repeatedly made taunting remarks, asking if anyone would like to see Obama run down by a bull. The crowd went wild. This is the story from one outraged attendee who shared his account - ... More >>
It's safe to say that of all the ambassadors for old-time music - from Bill Monroe to Pete Seeger to Ralph Stanley - Abigail Washburn has had, through her passion for and knowledge of China, the most remarkable of international impacts. At one time, the singer, songwriter and instrumentalist had pla ... More >>
St. Louis author John Dalton's second novel comes out today to advance praise from critics.Somewhere in the next room, John Dalton's two daughters are watching Curious George cartoons as he explains his next project, a book that he frequently refers to as "strange and dark." It took the St. L ... More >>
Why has Ronald McDonald gone missing? Maybe he's ashamed that Jared has supplanted him. That's right: The Wall Street Journal reports (via Eater) that Subway has passed McDonald's for the most locations worldwide as of the end of 2010: 33,749 vs 32,737.Actually, what caught my eye in the WSJ stor ... More >>
Nixon glad-handing in China, 1972.Quick! Is this 2010 or 1972? If you guessed the latter, you'd be forgiven today -- especially after reading about how "Nixon" recently canceled a visit to Taiwan after hearing that the trip could offend the Chinese. But wait! It's not Richard Nixon we're talking ... More >>
It's the weekend, yay! But you have no money (No!) What to do? Check out these ten events going on around St. Louis. Stay on budget and enjoy the first weekend of August. And, if you're looking for a concert calendar, look no further than A to Z.See Guster on Friday night under the Arch. Free!Gus ... More >>
This past year, over at Viva El Birdos, I wrote a post on Christmas Eve called "God Bless Us, Everyone." It wasn't about baseball, as is often the case with the things that I write, but about my own feelings at Christmas about, well, just life in general. I was pretty proud of the way the piece turn ... More >>
3828 South Lindbergh Boulevard
The Chiu Chow cuisine of Meng Lei.
9 p.m. Monday, April 23. Dante's (3221 Olive Street).
The Yao Family is set on making St. Louis a global powerhouse in table tennis.
You are what you eat: The story of a culture, told through its cuisine.
Foreign students working at Six Flags say they were misled about their job, salary and accommodations.
Uhan Shii takes you on My Journey
Central Trading Company, 8150 Olive Boulevard, 314-993-4303
Week of October 13, 2004
Vincent's Market, 2400 South 12th Street, 314-772-4710
Week of May 5, 2004
As seen in the RFT
The Pang Brothers want to feed your horror hunger, but some of their smorgasbord's stale
Shortwave radio: Where the lunatic fringe lives, breathes and flourishes
When Emerson pulls out of this small southern town, it'll leave bitterness and broken promises behind. That's what happens when a marriage ends badly.
St. Louis Bubble Tea
Week of September 25, 2002
The newly renamed Asian Grille tries to be all things Eastern but fails
Week of April 17, 2002
Maritz Inc., the St. Louis giant nobody knows, the company that created the gold retirement watch and other corporate incentives, faces the future with a frozen smile
St. Louis author Qiu Xiaolong's new book is as much an examination of social and political upheaval in Chinese society as it is a mystery novel
Kellwood's taking fashion forward by making virtually all our clothes in the Third World. But the St. Louis giant carefully cloaks its operations, its plant locations and its monitoring of labor conditions.
Directed by Ang Lee
Billy Graham has watched us go to hell for generations
Directed by Alain Berliner, Tsai Ming-liang and Laurent Cantet
Directed by Hal Hartley, Abderrahmane Sissako, Miguel Albaladejo, Alain Berliner, Tsai Ming-liang and Laurent Cantet