When Don Bailey spoke with Gut Check about the opening of Evangeline's Bistro and Music House (512 North Euclid Avenue; 314-367-3644), he was adamant that he does not consider himself a chef. Be that as it may, the Millstadt, Illinois, restaurateur knows how to cook up some serious Cajun food, honin ... More >>
That Bible miniseries, originally aired on the History Channel, won notoriety by casting an actor who resembles Barack Obama in the crowd-pleasing role of Satan. The producers -- Roma Downey, who plays Mary here, and Mark Burnett, who pioneered the watch-skinny-people-suffer genre with Survivor -- i ... More >>
On the History Channel, which long ago lost all legitimacy, there's a popular show that revolves around people living in swamps down on the bayou, who then primarily hunt alligators in said swamps. Usually these "swamp people" are colorful characters who speak with nearly indecipherable yet endearin ... More >>
Some people spend their lives researching a cure for cancer, or how to perform cleft-lip surgery on children in developing countries. Others, such as myself, spend that time researching obscure music because it gives them a sick feeling, like maybe they are somehow better than people who are doing r ... More >>
Before we introduce you to Gregory Littlejohn, who's from Waterloo, Illinois and looks terrifying, we should explain what the History Channel's "Top Shot" is. It's a reality show, for those whose reality consists of:navigating back alleys, rappelling down buildings and hitting moving targets from ... More >>
Image viaChupacabra killed in southern Missouri?Chupacabras don't really exist. Yes they do, and they live in Missouri. WHA?Ozarks First (KOLR Channel 10) got the scoop on this one: For weeks, chickens were disappearing from the farm owned by Tim Stroll down in the Ozark hills near Springfield. B ... More >>
Image viaThe world is your oyster...or mussel, shrimp or scallop, if you prefer. This weekend offers up many ways to enjoy food and booze in the Lou, including various seafood fests, Jello shots to help out an RFT staffer in need and a chance to meet zombies at The Heavy Anchor. So go ahead - ... More >>
A St. Louis newspaper ad from 1832 announces a slave sale at the courthouse steps. One might think that getting African-Americans to volunteer to be sold as slaves would be a difficult proposition these days. Not at all, says Angela da Silva, a professor of black history at Lindenwood University ... More >>
My friend Kim assured me that City Club, smack-dab in the middle of St. Charles' historic district, would fit my divey criteria. I didn't want to say I doubted her, but, well, I doubted her.I've got to learn to be more trusting.
The Missouri Tigers got the shit kicked out of them by Kansas, 90-65, and the worst part was, maybe Mizzou honestly didn't see it coming. Maybe they should have, but didn't. See, I thought that the Tigers were really turning the corner. I thought this was a team that was ready to take that next ... More >>
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Friday, March 4; Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue)
Howard Hughes gets what he wants, in this case a fun and loving biopic
Experience rock & roll drama at the Exposure Battle of the Bands
Week of June 18, 2003
John Carney jokes about an advertiser's toupee and gets yanked off the air for a week
The History Channel's Great Race brings vintage jalopies rolling into Kirkwood
Actor-comic Eddie Izzard just wants to be loved