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  • Blogs

    September 3, 2014

    Love for Van Halen, Dirty Dancing Ranks Missouri at No. 5 for 1980s Nostalgia

    Do you still wear slap bracelets, bubble necklaces or jellies? Do you have to blow on your video games before they'll play right? Have you used a Skip-It in the last year? You may be part of the reason why Missouri ranks at No. 5 when it comes to having serious nostalgia for the 1980s.

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2014

    The Rough & Tumble: STL Filmmakers Trade Scripts for Speech Bubbles in New Comic Book

    The 1980s produced fantastically fun movies. Take Sixteen Candles, The Goonies or The Breakfast Club -- each one is considered a classic of the era. But for Jim Ousley and Oscar Madrid -- the RFT MasterMind Award-winning duo behind buddy cop mockumentary Hooch & Daddy-O -- nothing can match watchi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    The Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: April 25 to 27

    Get outside this weekend with the St. Louis Earth Day Festival or the Edwardsville Beer Festival. Grow your own delicious herbs with the help of the Webster Groves Herb Society or learn about chemical-free makeup at Local Harvest Cafe. We know, Netflix is tempting, but there are so many cool events ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2014

    Blind Tiger's "Whiskey Business" Cocktail Sneaks Up on You

    We're in full-on spring mode here at Gut Check world headquarters, but that doesn't mean we're giving up whiskey. The spirit is known to warm a fella up, but the Blind Tiger's (7376 Manchester Road; 314-646-8822) whiskey cocktails are perfect for spring, too.

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Is Killer Mike Is the Best Rapper Alive in 2013?

    Editor: Tef Poe is an artist from St. Louis city. Through powerful imagery and complicated honesty, he has earned a reputation as one of the best rappers telling the story of St. Louis, which is about much more than one place. Poe has been featured in music publications such as XXL and Urb Magazine. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    The Real Decade of the One Hit Wonder

    In the last couple of weeks St. Louis has had somewhat of an influx of '90s nostalgia acts coming through town. Sponge played Cicero's, Soul Asylum made an appearance at the Old Rock House and Reel Big Fish just played the Pageant. This got us to thinking.... The '80s are remembered musically for t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2013

    How to Cheat the High Notes in Karaoke

    Karaoke can be a dangerous endeavor. What can you sing that won't make friends shun you? How can you go balls-out during your next performance? Each week in "Ask a Karaoke Host," RFT Music writer and professional karaoke host Allison Babka answers your burning questions about maximizing your melodio ... More >>

  • Film

    June 30, 2011
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    May 25, 2011

    David Cook Sings "Don't You Forget About Me," America Tries To Remember

    Dear Mr. Vernon, you see us as a pop star, a pop star, a pop star, a pop star, and a pop star...​David Cook's decision to cover "Don't You Forget About Me," currently the official "send-off" song of season season of American Idol, was as an especially gutsy move for an alum of a show that has, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    In Defense of Spaghetti Tacos

    image via​Really, there's no defense for spaghetti tacos, a creation that outraged the food blogosphere recently with rants from the New York Times, New York Magazine, the Atlantic and yes, even Gut Check. Spaghetti tacos were introduced on the Nickelodeon show iCarly, where they even got th ... More >>

  • News

    July 7, 2010
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    June 11, 2010

    10 Things to Do for $10 This Weekend in St. Louis, June 11-13, 2010

    Spend me wisely, St. Louisans. Spend me wisely.​You'll have to move fast to catch everything going down in Mound City this weekend. We've got races on bikes and in soap box cars, Wiccans, heartache, and horror, plus the U.S. soccer team going up against our one-time colonial oppressors! Looking ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 19, 2010
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    March 12, 2010

    10 Things to Do for $10 This Weekend in St. Louis, March 12-14, 2010

    We've moved! A to Z will be the new setting of this popular weekly list. Many of the events were music-centric to begin with, so this feels like a good home. Now on with it: If you want to have fun this weekend but stay on-budget, here are our ten suggestions that'll each cost you $10 or less. As al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2008

    Go! The St. Louis Weekend Calendar, May 16-18, 2008

    Not totally satisfied with your weekend itinerary? Never fear, Go! is here! This regular feature highlights everything from rock shows to art openings, from delicious dishes to hidden-gem hangouts. And make sure to click over to the weekend concert calendar. Friday, 5/16 Holy Sheets: Just wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2008

    Go! 4/4-4/6

    Not totally satisfied with your weekend itinerary? Never fear, Go! is here! This regular feature highlights everything from rock shows to art openings, from delicious dishes to hidden-gem hangouts. Friday, 4/4No Photoshop Necessary: When you gaze at a Chuck Close piece, you are instantly remi ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 2, 2008
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    December 19, 2007
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    October 26, 2005

    This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    Week of October 26, 2005

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