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Tom Finkel

  • Music

    July 18, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 8, 2013

    RFT Announces New Editor, Staff Hires

    Some internal news we'd like to share this afternoon: Chad Garrison, RFT's current managing editor, will be stepping up as editor-in-chief this fall when Tom Finkel moves on to edit the Village Voice, our sister paper in New York City. Finkel announced the news to staff today. "I've had the gre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    Riverfront Times Finalist for Five Awards from National Association of Black Journalists

    The National Association of Black Journalists has named five feature stories published last year in Riverfront Times as finalists for its 2013 "Salute to Excellence Awards." The stories are: - Code Dead, freelance writer Christopher Tritto's examination into the encrypted note left on a dead man' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    This Week's RFT Featured on Longform.org

    Contrary to conventional wisdom, someone out there still cares about long-form journalism. Who? The people who curate longform.org, that's who. It's a site dedicated to highlighting the best non-fiction published online. Yesterday longform.org featured this week's RFT cover story, "Plenty of Guilt ... More >>

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 29, 2011
  • News

    August 25, 2010
  • News

    May 12, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    2009 in Review: February

    ​​February was a big month here at Gut Check International Headquarters, as we rolled out our first new columns written by freelance writers: The Noble Writ, Java Enabled, The Sneak, The Dive Bomber and Throwback of the House. It was also a big month for Gut Check favorite Pappy's Smokehouse, wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    The Top Ten Pannus Photos on the Internet!

    In honor of Jane Doe v. V. Leroy Young, et al., a.k.a the Case That Will Not Die, Unreal presents ...The Top Ten Pannus Photos on the Internet!But first we'd like to take a moment to point out that in his polemic yesterday about the plaintiff's Motion for a New Trial, Riverf ... More >>

  • News

    August 19, 2009
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    August 11, 2009

    Old Guy Publishes Albert Pujols' Home Address, NY Times Glowingly Reports

    You may recall the brouhaha that ensued last month when Riverfront Times published the home addresses of a handful of St. Louis Cardinals personalities in our 2009 All-Star Game special supplement. Today someone forwarded me a link to a New York Times story that hit, uh, close to home.​

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2009

    Prince Joe Henry, 1930-2009 -- Funeral Arrangements Announced

    Prince Joe Henry, Negro League ballplayer, native of Brooklyn, Illinois, and former Riverfront Times "Ask a Negro Leaguer" columnist, died late last week. Today his grandson, Sean Muhammad, sent us information regarding funeral arrangements:VisitationWednesday, January 7, 2009  - 6:00 p.m. to 8 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2008

    Donald Finkel, 1929-2008; Constance Urdang, 1922-1996

    click the "play" icon to hear David Clewell read his poem "Too Far This Time," in memory of the late St. Louis poets Donald Finkel and Constance Urdang. -Tom Finkel

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 27, 2008

    Video Clip: Robert Plant, Alison Krauss and T Bone Burnett at the Fabulous Fox Theatre, Wednesday, September 24 -- "Nothin'"

    Here's a video clip posted by a concertgoer who had a balcony seat at Wednesday night's Robert Plant/Alison Krauss/T Bone Burnett concert at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis. Kenny Williamson For a slideshow of the concert, click here. The song: "Nothin'," by Townes Van Zandt. As I recall, P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2008

    Cards Blog: So Long, Jimmy Ballgame -- Padres Release Jim Edmonds

    The San Diego Padres have released struggling center fielder Jim Edmonds. The 37-year-old former Cardinal was struggling at the plate, hitting just .174 for a Pads ballclub that's batting an aggregate .232 as a team and languishing in last place in the NL West. Dude looked good in the Birds on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2008

    Cards Blog: So Long, Jimmy Ballgame -- Padres Release Jim Edmonds

    The San Diego Padres have released struggling center fielder Jim Edmonds. The 37-year-old former Cardinal was struggling at the plate, hitting just .174 for a Pads ballclub that's batting an aggregate .232 as a team and languishing in last place in the NL West. Dude looked good in the Birds on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2008

    Kentucky Derby: T Minus 23 Hours

    My picks for the 134th Kentucky Derby: 1. Pyro 2. Colonel John 3. Eight Belles

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2008

    Jarvis Thurston, 1914-2008

    Update [2/5/07 10:30 p.m.]: A longer piece about Jarvis Thurston is posted here. Jarvis Thurston, former head of the English Department at Washington University and the man most responsible for the inception of the college's graduate writing program, died last night at his home in University City. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2008

    Dream Team Builder: Pujols or A-Rod?

    Interesting, if idle, discussion over at espn.com, regarding this question: If you're a general manager starting a major league team today, which superstar would you build your franchise around: Alex Rodriguez or Albert Pujols? Chatmeister Jerry Crasnick gives the narrow edge to A-Rod, then open ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2008

    Dream Team Builder: Pujols or A-Rod?

    Interesting, if idle, discussion over at espn.com, regarding this question: If you're a general manager starting a major league team today, which superstar would you build your franchise around: Alex Rodriguez or Albert Pujols? Chatmeister Jerry Crasnick gives the narrow edge to A-Rod, then open ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2007

    Bob Schneider, Bluberry Hill's Duck Room, December 6, 2007

    Singer-Songwriter Bob duked it out with Beat-Maker Bob last night at Blueberry Hill, and the rowdy crowd crowned Beat-Maker king. One young man proposed to his girlfriend onstage mid-show; another had his $15 cover personally refunded by Singer-Songwriter Bob and was sent packing. If anyone has go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2007

    E-mail Thread of the Day

    We're pleased to bring you the first in an occasional series of genuine e-mail exchanges between RFT staffers and the wonderful world. As with most e-mail threads, you'll have to read from the bottom to best follow this exchange with publicity agent Stacey Wechsler... www.techrepublic.comFrom: Sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2007

    Best of St. Louis: The Hangover

    Under the impression that the restaurant offered a limited food menu as late as 1 a.m., we awarded Terrene "Best Late Night Dining" in this year's edition of Best of St. Louis. In fact, Terrene's kitchen is open no later than 11 p.m. We still love 'em, though -- and we stand by our "Best Outdoor Din ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2007

    Best of St. Louis: The Hangover

    Under the impression that the restaurant offered a limited food menu as late as 1 a.m., we awarded Terrene "Best Late Night Dining" in this year's edition of Best of St. Louis. In fact, Terrene's kitchen is open no later than 11 p.m. We still love 'em, though -- and we stand by our "Best Outdoor Din ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2007

    Sometimes We Actually Read the Post-Dispatch

    What's up with the Wicked wallpaper at stltoday? On the one hand, you want to congratulate 'em for landing a tidy online-advertising deal. On the other hand, it makes for an interesting backdrop to stories like this one. We've been a little busy around here, what with the imminent thud of the 20 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2007

    Won More Time!

    The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) announced the recipients of its 2007 Salute to Excellence Awards at its convention earlier this month in Las Vegas. Competing against other newspapers nationwide with circulations of less than 150,000, Riverfront Times received first-place awards ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2007

    'Nother Post Memo

    In an apparent effort to save valuable time, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch has drastically shortened its memos. Don't believe me? Just contrast the haiku below with this stem-winder (you'll have to scroll down once you get to that link) from the same editor, which we reproduced in a post over the wee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2007

    Josh Hancock, 1978 - 2007

    Is there such thing as a "virtual wake"? After the highway accident that killed St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Josh Hancock early yesterday morning, Larry Borowsky's Cardinals blog vivaelbirdos.com hosted what could only be described as a wake. Read Larry's riff on the "meaninglessness" of sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2007

    Josh Hancock, 1978 - 2007

    Is there such thing as a "virtual wake"? After the highway accident that killed St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Josh Hancock early yesterday morning, Larry Borowsky's Cardinals blog vivaelbirdos.com hosted what could only be described as a wake. Read Larry's riff on the "meaninglessness" of sp ... More >>

  • News

    April 18, 2007

    Vote for Irene Allen!

    We announced the Music Award nominees. Not everyone was pleased.

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2007

    Cam Janssen: Missouri's Homegrown Claim to Hockey Fame

    img360.imageshack.us Read about St. Louis' sole contribution to the National Hockey League, Eureka homeboy and New Jersey Devil Cam Janssen in this story from our envious Kansas City sibling, The Pitch. -Tom Finkel

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2006

    What's Pissing Pujols Off Today?

    from www .grandstandinc.com A new development in the "Snubbed Pujols" tempest: Late last night USA Today sportswriter Bob Nightengale posted a brief item headlined "Pujols to apologize over MVP comments". (For the backstory, see last Thursday's STLog post "Pujols Remarks Lost in Translation?") ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 29, 2006

    Capsule Reviews

    Dennis Brown and Deanna Jent suss out local theater

  • Culture

    November 22, 2006

    Capsule Reviews

    Dennis Brown and Deanna Jent suss out local theater

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2006

    There Goes Bill!

    Way to go, Bill! Bill Streeter, profiled earlier this year by Mike Seely and honored in our "Best of St. Louis" issue as "Best Cheerleader," won "Best Entertainment Vlog (Non Fiction)" at the 2006 Vloggies. See Streeter's Web site, LoFi Saint Louis, here. For a video wrap-up of the festivities at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2006

    The Legacy of Creg Williams (The Remix)

    Yesterday we posted Kristen Hinman's blog entry regarding the lawsuit filed against the St. Louis Board of Education by six former associates of ousted superintendent Creg Williams. But we, uh, neglected to link to the lawsuit itself. So here you go! (Be patient if you want to view this pdf; it's a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2006

    Spoiler Alert!

    Our sharp stick of satire titled "A Whole New Ballgame" appears to have poked more than the sensitive underbelly of St. Louis' collective cultural inferiority complex. An attorney who represents one of the famous people whose name the story features prominently called today to inform us that as far ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2006

    Alternative Energy

    Didya ever notice that the three-year graph of ExxonMobil's stock price bears an uncanny resemblance to the silhouette of Mount Everest's western face? Well, we neglected to invest in petrochemical stock in 2003 (and we haven't scaled the Himalayas...yet), but we did spend the past three months sc ... More >>

  • News

    September 27, 2006

    Letters Column

    Week of September 28, 2006

  • Music

    September 6, 2006

    Clubs Editor

    part-time (25 to 30 hours a week) clubs editor

  • Music

    August 23, 2006
  • Music

    August 16, 2006

    Clubs Editor

    Part-time (25 to 30 hours a week)

  • Dining

    July 26, 2006

    Number Crunch

    Give us Five!

  • News

    March 15, 2006

    Stout Fellow

    Unreal hoists (metaphorical) pints with Yakov Smirnoff and (real) pints with the Guinness brewmaster; then we try to get a deal on an empty Falstaff keg. Plus: RFT editor Tom Finkel makes some unbelievable hires!

  • News

    June 22, 2005

    Letters

    Week of June 22, 2005

  • Calendar

    June 8, 2005

    Steve on Steve

    The grand unveiling of the Reverse Q&A™!

  • News

    June 8, 2005

    Letters

    Week of June 8, 2005

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    June 16, 2004

    Letters

    Week of June 16, 2004

  • Calendar

    July 16, 2003

    Wives and Lovers

    St. Louis Shakespeare returneth

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