By Stephanie Zacharek When I was a kid in upstate New York, I'd hear Petula Clark's "Downtown" on the radio -- a song about the promise of glittering lights, "movie shows," and all the excitement and dazzle adult life had to offer -- and revel in the anywhere-but-hereness of it all. That's not to d ... More >>
The first big winter storm of the season is upon us. Warning: Call your doctor for any storm lasting more than four hours. Daily RFT prides itself on probing penile puns, but our readers unleashed a stream of dick jokes that made us feel like Christmas morning came early.
By Ben Westhoff Each week in our print editions and every day on our blogs, the 13 Voice Media Group papers feature some of the best music writing in the country. That's why we're excited to announce the winners of our first VMG music writing awards. The honor goes to the authors of one blog post ... More >>
Have you ever watched a K-Drama? I'm not suggesting you should, or anything, it's just that the more Korean Wave stuff you're familiar with, the easier it is to understand why you might find PSY's "Gangnam Style" a little less annoying at wedding receptions in 2018 than LMFAO's own novelty pop, now ... More >>
This week, Philly music legend Todd Rundgren announced a show at
Fans of Lev Grossman's 2009 novel The Magicians, may have wondered what happened after Quentin Coldwater, an ordinary depressive boy from Brooklyn, found his way to the super-fabulous Brakebills Academy, a university for magic hidden away in upstate New York, and then to the magical land of F ... More >>
fda.govDole Italian Blend salad recalled for possible contamination.It's been a busy few days at the FDA and USDA, recalling lots of potentially contaminated goods. It's salad season! Unless you've got a potentially-tainted bag of salad in your fridge. Some 2,880 cases of Dole Italian Blend ... More >>
The Philadelphia Inquirer dedicated its Sunday front page to the link between poverty and obesity. They feature a family living in the second-hungriest congressional district in the country. "'One of our biggest misconceptions is that it's poor people's fault,' said Adam Drewnowski, a University of ... More >>
6 p.m. Friday, October 15. Pop's, 401 Monsanto Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
Welcome to Girl Walks into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week Alissa Nelson profiles Taste by Niche bartender Ted Kilgore. Below is a Q&A with Kilgore, followed by a video of him mixing an El Maestro No. 1 cocktail. Alissa NelsonThe "10,000 ... More >>
The Vans Warped tour returns to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis on Monday, July 5. Like every year, the tour has its fair share of bands that appeal mostly to "the kids" -- Hey Monday, Never Shout Never, the Cab, etc. But this year's model features plenty of acts with actual musical c ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 24. Fubar, 3108 Locust Street.
Quoth KSDK Channel 5's Ryan Dean this morning: "I don't wanna make people here feel bad of course but...."Whoa stop, Ryan. You're probably about to make people feel bad. On television. His point: three to five inches is nothing. [inches of snow] But Daily RFT understands his point. As a schoolboy gr ... More >>
REVIEW BY KELSEY WHIPPLE From the looks of things last night at the Gargoyle, Dearland seems like a nice place to be. Transformed by the beards and spirits of upstate New York's Elvis Perkins in Dearland, the midsized crowd experienced what that place sounds like, at the very least -- like the O Br ... More >>
Born Round: The Secret History of a Full-Time Eater, a memoir by New York Times food critic Frank Bruni, hits bookstores today. The book discusses Bruni's history of eating disorders, which aren't uncommon in the food industry. (Detroit Free Press, San Francisco Chronicle)A new Illinois law ... More >>
Jessica Baran encapsulates the St Louis arts scene
Jessica Baran encapsulates the St. Louis arts scene
Jessica Baran encapsulates the St Louis arts scene
Let me tell you all a little story, children. Wait, first, let me paint you a picture. Okay, so I didn't really paint a picture. I did, however, scan and upload a picture, which is essentially the twenty first century version, so there. Do you like the picture? It is of a 2003 Chase Utley ca ... More >>
8 p.m. Monday, September 24. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street.
To two wine events
Unreal culls the juicy bits from a $450 blogging workshop, learns that it's OK (even good) to talk about colorectal cancer and finds a very timely local blog. Plus: Anheuser-Busch is no longer accepting quarters!
Jim Jarmusch gifts us with another strange, beautiful road film
The Secret Migration (V2)
The Banana Bike Brigade parties on
Gregory Harrison brings a little Chicago to St. Louis
We talk with the Old 97's, turn up the freedom rock and marvel at Wilco's PR machine
Week of September 10, 2003
Wednesday, February 5; Pageant
Spielberg, once more, is caught up in the thrill of the chase
Arthur Miller's daughter Rebecca comes into her own with Personal Velocity
Week of April 17, 2002
Wednesday, Nov. 7; Cicero's
Rory Block has been summoning ghosts of the blues for the past 40 years
The man who created Josie and the Pussycats can't understand why his girls don't belong to him
You Can Count on Me starts small but works its way to bigness
HRWIFF exhibits fiction and nonfiction, short and feature-length, experimental and traditional films