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Tom Finkel

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    August 23, 2013

    The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: August 23 to 25

    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 >>

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    August 8, 2013

    Twitter Litter: Ke$ha's Penis Necklace and Fake-Beyonce's Carrot Addiction

    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 >>

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    August 8, 2013

    Riverfront Times Wins Three National Association of Black Journalists Awards

    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 >>

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    March 10, 2011
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    October 22, 2010

    Additional Thoughts on the Closing of An American Place

    Larry Forgione​Tom 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 >>

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    September 30, 2010

    Dunkin' Donuts Opening in Rock Hill on Thursday, October 7

    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 >>

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    May 28, 2010

    2009 Rosés: A Gut Check Wine Tasting

    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 >>

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    July 29, 2009
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    May 27, 2009
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    April 8, 2009

    My Cardinals: Larry Borowsky of VivaElBirdos.com

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2008

    The Top 20 Stlog Posts of 2008

    The top 20 blog posts here on the Stlog, chosen by a few of us here at the RFT. Highlights include radio broadcaster Kevin Slaten blowing his top at our managing editor, a photo essay of President-elect Barack Obama, a curious e-mail from the American Apparel and a live blog of that debate that h ... More >>

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    December 28, 2008

    Red-Light Cameras, Cocaine Addiction and Public Radio: 2008's 10 Most-Read Stories

    (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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    News Quiz: Floyd Irons, Federal Mortgage Fraud, Vashon High School Scandal, Federal Penitentiary...Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.?

    "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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2008

    Cards Land Khalil Greene, Padres Fans Rejoice

    At this writing it remains unclear which "relief prospects" the St. Louis Cardinals surrendered to the San Diego Padres in exchange for shortstop Khalil Greene, but the Padres faithful over at the Gaslamp Ball blog are slamming the door on the Mulleted One's backside while he's still packing.

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    November 26, 2008

    The Saint Louis Art Museum Ka-Nefer-Nefer Egyptian Mask Saga Continues

    A recent Associated Press article reports that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is now looking into the provenance of the Ka-Nefer-Nefer mask, a 3,000-year-old Egyptian relic acquired in the late 1990s by the Saint Louis Art Museum.The mask, said to date back to the Nineteenth Dynasty (1293- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2008

    Post-Dispatch Parent Co. Suspends 401(k) Contributions

    This is from a Lee Enterprises watchdog blog called Lee Watch: Lee suspends 401(k) contributions The letter from Mary Junck: October 31, 2008 Dear Lee Employee: Like many other businesses and media companies, Lee has been battered by the unprecedented economic turmoil and credit crisis. Consu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2008

    St. Louis Catholic Workers Get Fifteen Seconds of Fame

    The Catholic Worker community on the north side of St. Louis makes a cameo appearance in a just-released documentary about a cross-country bus trip undertaken to gauge America's mood in the lead-up to the 2008 presidential election. The program, entitled The Great American Detour, aired on the cabl ... More >>

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    August 29, 2008

    More MetroLink Fallout: Post-Dispatch Editorial Board Farts in RFT's General Direction

    Yesterday morning the civic-journalism digestive tract that, metaphorically speaking, is the St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial board defecated on Riverfront Times' front stoop. www.otherwhirled.com The turd dropped in the form of a 600-word editorial titled "Crime, race and Metrolink," whose writ ... More >>

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    June 27, 2008

    Tremor Time Again: Did You Feel the Earth Move?

    There was a small earthquake early this morning along the New Madrid Fault. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake took place in southeastern Missouri at 04:27:18 a.m. The USGS pinpoints the epicenter at 36.600°N, 89.560°W, which for the rest of us means: "in the Boot Heel" -- about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2008

    Poets Gone Wild: The Sequel

    [Update posted 10:45 a.m. April 17:] Here's Marjorie Stelmach reading the title poem from A Joyful Noise: [end update] [Update posted 2:00 p.m. April 16:] Here's Jon Dressel, reading "A Poem and a Prayer to St. Hoffstein, from A Joyful Noise: Jennifer Silverberg

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    April 2, 2008

    Cardinals Opening Day v2.0: The Brightest Spot

    Well, there wasn't much for Cards fans to cheer in last night's 2-1 loss to the NL champion Colorado Rockies. Later today our baseball blogger Aaron Schafer will glance back and look forward to tonight's rematch. But despite Kip Wells' hanging five zeroes on the Redbirds and Troy Glaus causing the ... More >>

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    March 25, 2008

    Jarvis Thurston Commemoration at Olin Library, March 24, 2008: William H. Gass' Remarks

    A few weeks back I posted about the death of Jarvis Thurston, former chairman of the English Department at Washington University, husband of the poet Mona Van Duyn and a longtime friend of my family. Yesterday Wash. U. hosted a small celebration of Jarvis' life, featuring eulogies by Dan Shea (fo ... More >>

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    February 27, 2008

    Cardinals Release Scott Spiezio

    Here's the scoop from Matt Leach at mlb.com. The Post-Dispatch has a story, of course, but they never link to us, so why should we link to them? The kicker to Leach's story: [St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony] La Russa, who said he hadn't talked to Spiezio since learning of the arrest warrant, sai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2008

    Cardinals Release Scott Spiezio

    Here's the scoop from Matt Leach at mlb.com. The Post-Dispatch has a story, of course, but they never link to us, so why should we link to them? The kicker to Leach's story: [St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony] La Russa, who said he hadn't talked to Spiezio since learning of the arrest warrant, sai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2008

    The All Nude Bare Ass Naked Truth: It Ain't Over Till the Fat Lady Sues

    NOTE [published 11/19/2009]: For an update on this case and the jury's verdict, click this link to "Return of the Pannus: Jury Reaches Verdict in "Jane Doe" Nude Photos Lawsuit"Did you read Robert Patrick's story in the Metro section of Wednesday's St. Louis Post-Dispatch? The one about the woman wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2008

    Lethal Injection Gets Its Day in Court

    As the U.S. Supreme Court weighs Baze v. Rees and the constitutionality of Kentucky's -- and, by extension, nearly every other state's -- protocol for executing inmates via lethal injection, you might want to revisit "Uncomfortably Numb," Malcolm Gay's 2004 in-depth story about Missouri's death-pena ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2007

    Go See Bob Schneider!

    You've got to be careful around me. I'm like that guy back in '78 who was "obsessed" with the Grateful Dead, kept insisting they were the Best Band Ever, that a live show would change your life, man. Only it's 2007, and the Dead are dead, and I'm telling you that whatever you do with the rest of you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2007

    Charges Against Lacey, Larkin, New Times Dismissed

    Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas announced in a press conference on Friday that charges against Village Voice Media principals Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are being dismissed. Thomas said the grand jury subpoena in the case, the topic of an in-depth story by Lacey and Larkin in the VVM flag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2007

    Ellen Soeteber Sighting

    Former St. Louis Post-Dispatch editor Ellen Soeteber has been named the Edith Kinney Gaylord Visiting Professor in Journalism Ethics at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. Flight of the phoenix: Ellen Soeteber resurfaces in Sun Devil land A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2007

    FDA and FTC Tell Monsanto to Quit Bellyaching (Part 2)

    Here's the headline I put on the blog entry I just posted about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's and Federal Trade Commission's responses to complaints from Monsanto that U.S. milk producers are "misleading" the citizenry about the Creve Coeur-based chemical company's product Posilac, a.k.a. ... More >>

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    May 30, 2007

    Tony, Unplugged

    Here's a link to Sports Illustrated's profile of St. Louis Cardinals skipper Tony La Russa. You won't read much that you didn't already know, with the probable exception of the manager's first marriage (which, statistically speaking, yielded two daughters and a divorce), any mention of which has be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2007

    Tony, Unplugged

    Here's a link to Sports Illustrated's profile of St. Louis Cardinals skipper Tony La Russa. You won't read much that you didn't already know, with the probable exception of the manager's first marriage (which, statistically speaking, yielded two daughters and a divorce), any mention of which has be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2007

    Two More Post Memos We Forgot to Post

    You know the drill: After the jump... (Yeah, they're a little ripe, but you should see my Inbox.) -Tom Finkel

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    May 12, 2007

    Yet Mo' Memos

    Now we're getting down to the nitty and the gritty (after the jump). Post science writer Eric Hand, incidentally, was recently named a finalist for the Livingston Awards, given to exceptional journalists under the age of 35. Fellow Post-ino Jeremy Kohler (no memos on him yet) is also a finalist. -T ... More >>

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    April 4, 2007

    rBST and Monsanto: The Corporate Teat

    rwqp.rutgers.edu I was in the car last week listening to the Diane Rehm Show (it, uh, relaxes me), when an exchange between the host and one of her guests roused me out of my torpor. The topic du jour was the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's recent determination that meat and milk from clone ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2007

    Hinman Wins EWA Award

    The Education Writers Association (EWA) announced the winners of the 2006 National Awards for Education Reporting today, and Riverfront Times staff writer Kristen Hinman took top honors in the Investigative Reporting category. Hinman was honored for "Basketball by the Book," her series about Vashon ... More >>

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    February 9, 2007

    Harriett Woods: 1927 - 2007

    Harriett Woods died last night at her home in University City. She was 79 and for the past year had battled leukemia. I didn't know Woods all that well. Her kids were older than I was. (I mostly remember Pete, a football hero at U. City High, then at Mizzou -- and a fourth-round NFL draft pick.) Bu ... More >>

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    January 5, 2007

    Former P-D editor Dies in Car Crash

    www.unr.edu The Post-Dispatch Web site doesn't seem to have posted this info yet, but according to a story in the Reno Gazette-Journal, former Post editor Cole Campbell died in a single-car accident earlier today in Reno, when he rolled his 1999 Honda SUV on icy pavement. Since July 2004 Campbel ... More >>

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    December 14, 2006

    Mamaloguer Too "Blunt" for Post-Dispatch

    www.mamalogues.com Blogger Dana Loesch, whose column "Mamalogues" has been running in the Tuesday Post-Dispatch every other week since July (and online once a week for about a year), has been dropped by the print edition of the paper, apparently because her musings about being a young St. Louis m ... More >>

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    December 6, 2006
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    December 6, 2006

    Capsule Reviews

    Dennis Brown and Deanna Jent suss out local theater

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    November 29, 2006
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    October 18, 2006

    Bonner's Bucks

    Yesterday's Post-Dispatch story about Anthony Bonner succeeding exiled Vashon basketball coach Floyd Irons pegged the newcomer's salary at $125,000, with P-D reporter Stephen Giegerich attributing the figure to St. Louis Public Schools board president Veronica O'Brien. That's a few dollars more tha ... More >>

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    September 18, 2006

    Chez Pujols

    photo by Jennifer SilverbergAlbert Pujols: A man with a (house) plan? If you were underwhelmed with Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols' KC pad when it was displayed on www.seehowtheylive.com, the AT&T online promo featuring Deion Sanders touring the estates of baseball's greats, well, MTV's Cribs ain' ... More >>

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    August 9, 2006
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    August 2, 2006
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    June 29, 2005

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    Week of June 29, 2005

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    April 27, 2005

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    Week of April 27, 2005

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    March 30, 2005

    Get Your Nude On

    The bare essentials of St. Louis strip clubs

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    September 3, 2003

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    Week of September 3, 2003

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