Long-time editor-in-chief Tom Finkel currently wraps up his last week at Riverfront Times, so here's a Kid Rock send-off. Yeah, why not? OK, but seriously, let's all pay our respects by watching Bob Schneider's new music video. Tom will soon be overseeing the Village Voice's music blog, Sound of the ... More >>
Getting your celebrity gossip from "TMZ" is soooooo 2009, dude. Each Thursday in "Twitter Litter," RFT Music rounds up the week's best meltdowns, ego battles and WTFness from rockers, rappers and DJs who aren't afraid of a little hashtag action. It's time to take out the trash. When you open yourse ... More >>
We interrupt your regular programming for some quick news about...us! The National Association of Black Journalists has given three awards to RFT for recent features. Former staff writer Nicholas Phillips won in the best feature, single story category for "Daddy Do-Over," an in-depth look at St. ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Larry ForgioneTom Finkel already provided a thorough postmortem yesterday on the news that Larry Forgione's An American Place will soon close its doors. To his analysis I'd add only this:In the same Sauce Magazine roundtable that Tom cites for Forgione's comments about portion size, the chef also ... More >>
Tom FinkelWork is wrapping up on the new Rock Hill location of Dunkin' Donuts.The word from several of Gut Check's trusted Dunkin' Donuts-obsessed correspondents is that the chain will open its new location at 9860 Manchester Road in Rock Hill on Thursday, October 7. This is the second Dunkin' Do ... More >>
With rosé weather having descended on St. Louis with a vengeance, Gut Check swung into action, snagging a selection of six newly arrived rosés from the 2009 vintage. All were purchased from local retailers, and all came recommended. We ended up with five from France and one from California. Dave ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
You know, back when I started putting these together, I had thought to lead off with Larry Borowsky, since he's really the guy who gave me my start writing about the Cardinals. I was just a blogger over at Viva El Birdos, which Larry founded, and he asked me if I wanted to contribute to the front pa ... More >>
(The eyes have it! Here are the Top 10 most-read stories online, which were published in 2008 by the RFT. After the jump, we also included a few stories that came back from the dead in '08 because of timely news -- earthquakes and college basketball among them. Below, RFT Editor Tom Finkel ... More >>
"Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said the 'ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.'"Those words resonated last week after I interviewed...[whose name goes here?]."It's news quiz time, boys and ... More >>
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