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    December 26, 2012

    New Year's Eve Karaoke Hell: Surviving The Company Party

    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 >>

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    December 21, 2012

    The 14 Best Music-Related GIFs We Discovered in 2012

    Editor's Note: The end of 2012 is upon us (also the end of the world, if you believe in that sort of thing), so we thought we'd put a cap on things by sharing some of our personal favorite shows, albums, events and general shenanigans. Join us as we indulge in some navel-gazing! Once upon a time, I ... More >>

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    December 20, 2012

    Fresco Kane on 106 & Park: "I Get My Confidence From Doing it for So Long in St. Louis"

    East St. Louis rapper Fresco Kane has been working in this city for a long time (you may know him as Gena). In September, we wrote about his recently finalized deal with Jermaine Dupri's So So Def records. They both made an appearance recently on BET's 106 & Park to make the introduction to the rest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    Is Karaoke an Appropriate Response to a Tragedy?

    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 >>

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    December 18, 2012

    There's No Shaming in Getting Famous

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>

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    December 12, 2012

    Five Surefire Moves for 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    Getting Over Your Fear of 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    Slay's Latest Playoff Wager [UPDATED]

    Updated October 23: Were we the only ones who thought this would never happen? But let it be said of our mayor: He is a man who knows how to take his lumps. On the bright side, think of the flacks in the SF City Hall who have to eat t-rav now. Original post after the jump.

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    What We've Gained from Twitter: Knowing your Favorite Musician Can't Spell

    Miley Cyrus is quitting Twitter, reportedly. She's not unfollowing herself over music -- her tweets were reportedly an affront to Liam Hemsworth, which is reportedly the name of a real person -- and the RFT Music demographic, so far as our ad guys can tell, is probably not very broken up about it. B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    RFT's 5 Favorite Tweeters in St. Louis

    The Greek philosopher Heraclitus famously said, "You cannot step twice into the same stream." Nor can you click twice into the same Twitter. But the following five members of our city's Twattering class seem like a good read every time we wade in -- if for only 135 characters.

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    Kansas City Chiefs Tell Fan to "Get a Clue"

    To quote a newsroom colleague, sometimes it feels like there should be the equivalent of a driver's test in order to qualify for an account on Twitter. Whoever is running the account for the Kansas City Chiefs seriously wrecked himself before he checked himself yesterday after angrily responding to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    Twitter Fight! Missouri Politicians Trade "Thug" Insults

    Charlotte, North Carolina, wasn't the only place where political insults were flying yesterday. Last night things got heated on Twitter after state Senator Jason Crowell (R-Cape Giradrdaeu) called Rep. Jamillah Nasheed (D-St. Louis) a "thug" and a "low life." Nasheed, no stranger to controversy, re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2012

    Dave Catanese, Politico Reporter, Yanked from Todd Akin Coverage

    Related content: National GOP, Crossroads Abort Akin: Pregnancy Comment Causes Pullout Todd Akin Has the Inside Scoop: Women Can't Get Pregnant from 'Legitimate Rape' [UPDATE from Akin Campaign] Dave Catanese, a Politico writer and former local political junkie, really stepped in it as the Todd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    Eleven Things Every Independent Artist Should Work On

    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

    May 17, 2012

    Guess Where I'm Eating this Chicken Shawarma and Win $25 to Graham's Grill and Bayou Bar!

    All this talk of The Avengers (we definitely didn't see it twice or anything) and shawarma makes Gut Check a hungry blog. Guess where we ate this lovely pile of poultry and win $25 to Graham's Grill and Bayou Bar (612 West Woodbine Avenue, Kirkwood; 314-965-2003). Rules: To be eligible, you must le ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Twitter Gets Help from SLU Prof on How to Deal With Indigenous Tweeters

    If you're one of the five remaining speakers of "Yuchi" -- a near-extinct Native American language in Oklahoma -- your tweets will look insane, even to those within your linguistic group. That's because the "@" character is part of your alphabet, so whenever you type it in, Twitter will wrongly thin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2012

    Track Your Favorite Food Trucks on Gut Check

    Has this week's review of Guerrilla Street Food (@GuerrillaStreet; 314-529-1328) convinced you to stop grumbling about "the kids these days" and embrace the food-truck revolution? Are you already a food-truck aficionado, but can't keep straight just how many there are -- or where they are today? Gu ... More >>

  • News

    January 26, 2012
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    January 17, 2012

    Introducing the 2012 RFT Web Awards Finalists

    ​The good news? The St. Louis online community is alive and well. The bad news? There's so much great content out there, it's extremely difficult to come up with a list of the best of the best. But, hey, this is the Internet. People love them some lists. We'd hate to disappoint. So, then, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    New Rob Delaney Show Added at the Firebird: Win Tickets

    ​Comedian Rob Delaney sold out his Saturday show at the Firebird (2706 Olive Street, 314-535-0353). The venue has just added a second, late show on Saturday night. Tickets are $14 and doors open at 10 p.m.

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    December 14, 2011

    Murphy Lee, 2011 STL Twitter Champ: His Twenty Best Tweets

    ​ It used to be something that I just did while trapped in my car. Waiting to pick up a friend at the airport? Check Murphy Lee's Twitter account. Sitting in stopped traffic on the highway? Check Murphy Lee's Twitter account. Pull up to the crib and see a creeper hanging outside and need to wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    Review Preview: Cha Cha Chow and Sicily Streat

    Alissa NelsonCha Cha Chow, serving up tacos last winter​A few weeks ago, I gassed up the car, made sure my mobile Twitter app was up-to-date and finally began my pursuit of St. Louis' influx of food trucks. A sneak peek of the first review, of Cha Cha Chow and Sicily Streat, is after the jump.

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    October 27, 2011

    Cardinals' Bullpen Phone Gets Twitter Account

    So, just to review: Allen Craig's fictitious pet turtle has a Twitter account. So does the Cardinals' rally squirrel and Jason Motte's glove. Only fitting, then, that the mysterious bullpen phone should also get its own Twitter handle. Then again, if it can't communicate effectively via the phone li ... More >>

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    September 27, 2011

    Mangia Mobile Now Sicily Streat

    Ian FroebDon't call it Mangia Mobile.​There was a food truck. Then there was a lawsuit. Then there was an injunction. Now there is a new name.Mangia Mobile announced via Twitter this morning that it will now be known as Sicily Streat. The "streat" is [sic]. As in eat. It took us a second, but we h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Entenmann's Casey Anthony Tweet Leads to Sticky Situation

    As you likely have already heard, a Florida jury today acquitted Casey Anthony of charges of murdering her two-year-old daughter, Caylee. If you're like me, you were only dimly aware that the trial was nearing the end, let alone had been to sent to the jury -- until, that is, your Twitter feed blew ... More >>

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    June 17, 2011

    #DescribeYourVaginaWithaMovieTitle: The Top Ten Tweets

    Earlier this week some smartypants started a hashtag free-association game on Twitter. The title? #DescribeYourVaginaWithaMovieTitle. Didn't take long for the responses to roll in. Here's the best we could find. We restricted eligibility to tweets from women. There's a whole 'nother hashtag out the ... More >>

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    May 31, 2011

    Machree: Meet your RFT Showcase Main Stage Headliners

    Courtesy of Mike Judy​ If hardcore, metal and post-rock had a child, their rebellious offspring might be Machree, a band whose music blurs many genre lines but never comes across disjointed. Machree has an EP coming out in July, but there's no need to wait: The band closes out our outdoor stag ... More >>

  • Music

    May 26, 2011

    Jimmy Eat World

    8 p.m. Saturday, May 28. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.

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    April 26, 2011

    Taste of India Closed? [Updated]

    Google Maps​A reader contacted Gut Check via Twitter with word that Taste of India (3279 Hampton Avenue; 314-646-8488) might be closed. The restaurant wasn't open for its regular lunch hours when I visited today. The reader said it has been this way for "weeks."The restaurant's phone number remain ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    Arcade Fire: Certain Tickets On-Sale Now, Pre-Sale Tomorrow

    ​If you follow A to Z on Twitter (and why not? We turn two years old this week!), you saw that Twitter user @shields121 pointed out that Arcade Fire tickets are already on-sale via the band's website. These are only the general admission floor seats, mind you. However, I just checked and ticke ... More >>

  • News

    January 27, 2011
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    January 24, 2011

    RFT Web Awards: Meet the Judges

    ​The finalists have been chosen, the party planners are toiling away and the suspense is mounting: Who will be winning one of RFT's first-ever Web Awards?We're not answering that just yet. (You'll have to stay tuned for the complete list of winners!) But we are ready to introduce our esteemed pane ... More >>

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    January 24, 2011

    RFT Web Awards: Meet the Judges

    ​The finalists have been chosen, the party planners are toiling away and the suspense is mounting: Who will be winning one of RFT's first-ever Web Awards?We're not answering that just yet. (You'll have to stay tuned for the complete list of winners!) But we are ready to introduce our esteemed pan ... More >>

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    January 24, 2011

    RFT Web Awards: Meet the Judges

    ​The finalists have been chosen, the party planners are toiling away and the suspense is mounting: Who will be winning one of RFT's first-ever Web Awards?We're not answering that just yet. (You'll have to stay tuned for the complete list of winners!) But we are ready to introduce our esteemed pan ... More >>

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    June 4, 2010

    Going to the RFT Music Showcase? Use Twitter? Read On!

    ​Tomorrow is finally the day: The RFT Music Showcase is happening on Washington Avenue. Really, what else do you have going on? (Don't answer that.) Bands, booze, more bands, more booze -- it's all shaping up to be a lovely summer day in the Lou. Since so many music fans (including us!) are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    St. Louis Cardinals Twitter Accounts You Should Follow

    ​Keep up on the latest 140-character bursts of news, humor and statistics related to the St. Louis Cardinals on Twitter with this list of accounts you should follow, curated by the RFT staff. The tweeters below are all real people with opinions and we've excluded those Twitter accounts that simply ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey's Speech to Bishop DuBourg Graduates

    ​The co-creator of the Twitter was back in his hometown of St. Louis yesterday to deliver a commencement speech to the 2010 graduates of his alma matter, Bishop DuBourg High School. Jack Dorsey, peppered his speech with references to his childhood growing up in St. Louis. It was his fascination wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    C.J. Beatty: Cardinals Minor Leaguer Is ALL OVER TWITTER

    ​C.J. Beatty, an outfielder drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals last year (26th round; 789th overall), has been playing well with the Quad Cities team and was recently promoted to the club's full-season roster, AND HE'LL TELL YOU ALL ABOUT IT ON TWITTER. Kidding aside, this minor-league prospe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    St. Louis Blogger "The Beautiful Kind" Fired for Writing About Sex

    Emily GoodSt. Louis sex blogger The Beautiful Kind had her cover blown on Twitter -- and lost her job.​Two months ago Riverfront Times featured local pseudonymous sex blogger The Beautiful Kind as part of our "Bloggers Bakers Dozen [scroll down]." "The Beautiful Kind might make you blush," R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    Twitter Fight, Take Three: KFC Double Down Stands Up for Itself on Twitter

    TIan FroebDoublin' down on Twitter​he KFC Double Down, a "sandwich" of bacon and cheese between two fried chicken-breast fillets, has been the talk of the food media since its debut on Monday. Now the Double Down is talking back -- on Twitter.That's right, follow @kfcdoubledown to learn what the m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    Twitter Fight, Take Two: How Chipotle Uses Social Media

    A few weeks back, virtual sparks flew when local restaurateurs clashed with a group of social media-packin' diners on Twitter. But while social-media exchanges can cause anger and hurt feelings, the medium can be a catalyst for discussing problems in the industry and ultimately bringing down the wal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2010

    Twitter Food Fight! Customers and Restaurateurs Hash It Out!

    It always seems to take the Midwest a bit to catch up with the coasts. In San Francisco they had their first Yelp-related smackdown with criminal charges in November. Last week the New York Times published a story about chefs taking to Twitter to air grievances about suppliers, customers, employees, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2010

    Mangia Italiano Is Going Non-Smoking on March 1

    Per Vintage Vinyl's Twitter: As hinted at by Mangia Italiano's executive chef a few weeks ago, the venue/restaurant will be going non-smoking as of March 1. This announcement comes on the same day that Keegan Hamilton's in-depth piece on the smoking ban and how it will (or won't) affect St. Louis es ... More >>

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    December 23, 2009

    Jack Dorsey Conspicuously Absent from Time Magazine's Recognition of "Twitter Guys"

    ​Time is out with its annual Person of the Year edition honoring the man (or woman) who most influenced the news over the past 365 days. This year's honoree is Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke who the magazine credits with mitigating the damages of the sour economy.Ranking in at No. 21 on a t ... More >>

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    December 18, 2009

    Gut Check's Week in Tweets

    ​Don't you know? Gut Check has a Twitter account. You can follow me @gutcheckstl.Here's some of what you missed on my Twitter feed this week:A few weeks ago I wondered when someone would name a dish after #stlblues T.J. Oshie. The Post sports bar in Maplewood has an Oshie Burger.1:14 PM Dec 15thOf ... More >>

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    December 11, 2009

    Gut Check's Week in Tweets

    ​Don't you know? Gut Check has a Twitter account. You can follow me @gutcheckstl.Here's some of what you missed on my Twitter feed this week:Oh man. Forgot how much easier getting around to restaurants for reviews/blogs was with 64/40. THANK GOD.2:00 PM Dec 7thif the foie gras doesn't kill me, th ... More >>

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    December 4, 2009

    Gut Check's Week in Tweets

    ​Don't you know? Gut Check has a Twitter account. You can follow me @gutcheckstl.Here's some of what you missed on my Twitter feed this week:Sketchin' out Top Ten Dishes 2009 review. Lookin' back, a strange year. Some easy calls. Some tough. 4:38 PM Nov 30thNY Times finds first food thread, comple ... More >>

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    November 20, 2009

    Gut Check's Week in Tweets

    ​Don't you know? Gut Check has a Twitter account. You can follow me @gutcheckstl.Here's some of what you missed on my Twitter feed this week:Delmar Loop Xmas decorations up. #didisleepthroughthanksgivingandnowitsdecember?11:31 AM Nov 16thI don't care how many restaurants serve them: Crab cakes are ... More >>

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    November 6, 2009

    Gut Check's Week in Tweets

    ​Don't you know? Gut Check has a Twitter account. You can follow me @gutcheckstl. Here's some of what you missed this week:I get strange stuff in the mail: http://pic.gd/56d5611:30 PM Nov 2ndWell, I can cross Vietnamese-style congealed pork blood off the list of things I haven't eaten.2:47 PM Nov ... More >>

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    November 5, 2009

    Have You Made Any Twitter Lists Yet?

    Twitter added a new list feature in the last week or so. Twitter lists (if you haven't explored them yet) allow you to group Twitter users into categories of your own creation.​For instance, I have created four lists:STL for local peoplePeople I know IRL for people I have actually met in personA l ... More >>

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