Happy Hump Day! Here's the cocktail that will get you through to Friday. Well, we've found it, the most exceptional cocktail menu in St. Louis, housed in an old 1930's Standard Oil filling station -- welcome to Olio (1634 Tower Grove Avenue; 314-932-1088). Each month a new menu appears, inspire ... More >>
People may gripe about the heat and humidity of St. Louis in the summer. But ask someone to share his or her favorite memory about this town, and chances are you're going to hear a story about something that happened between May and September. Why? Because summer is when we get together with frien ... More >>
Image viaArch West, the Frito-Lay marketing executive credited with creating the Doritos brand of tortilla chips, passed away last week at the age of 97. His family plans to sprinkle his urn with Doritos before covering it with dirt.Gut Check can't think of a better tribute to the man whose creat ... More >>
For the record, Albert is the one with the black hair. From sea to shining sea, you can hear the cry go up: Albert is back! From the tops of the mountains the people sing his praises, from the plains they call his name. In every town square, every town hall, every town house, we hear the happy re ... More >>
Image sourceThis Thursday, April 29, marks the seventeenth annual Dining Out For Life event where you eat at one of more than 140 local restaurants and they donate a share of the profits to Saint Louis Effort for AIDS, 25-year-old organization that provides support services to people who hav ... More >>
Courtesy of Simon & SchusterWho has two thumbs and agreed to pose nude for Esquire (as an experiment, of course)? This guy!A.J. Jacobs, the quirky Jew who lived biblically for a year (and lived to tell) and read the entire encyclopedia (see above parentheses), visits the St. Louis Jewish Book ... More >>
blog.beliefnet.comThe Dude was stressed about his movieYou'll be shocked (shocked!) to hear that an e-mail with the subject line "WE GOT A NEW FUCKING LOCATION!" was blocked by the ol' RFT spam filter.But rather than peddling a cheap Viagra prescription or the latest amateur webcam, the mess ... More >>
For your cultural and sporting edification, I am proud to present to you the first ever edition of Sporting Greats Theatre, presented to you without commercial interruption by a generous grant of both job and salary by the River Front Times. Visit the River Front Times for the best local coverage of ... More >>
Forty years ago in July, eight years before his death, Elvis Presley began a stand of 57 shows at the International Hotel in Las Vegas, a concert run that restored the King to a throne he'd spent most of the previous decade abdicating. Yet, the image of Elvis in Vegas is largely misunderstood; ove ... More >>
Week of December 28, 2006
Unreal gets all hot and bothered over some very special plants (and a rather steamy billboard) and finds the key to St. Louis' revival. Plus, a local blogger is driven mad by public breastfeeding.
John Waters' latest farce strives for nothing more than NC-17
We struggle with that most serious of questions: Roth or Hagar?
Dr. William J. Catalona built an unrivaled repository of blood and tissue samples. Washington University wants to keep it. Now a judge will decide: Who owns the prostates?
Dangerously in Love (Columbia)
If they'd sold drugs on a street corner, punishment would have been swift. Instead, they used the Internet -- and the party lasted for years.
As Yohimbe Brothers, guitarist Vernon Reid and turntablist DJ Logic subvert expectations about genre, race and sexual desire
Boyd hopes to serve a cold dish of revenge to Kenny Jones
Tax exemption for fat cats is the only issue Shrewsbury and Krewson won't talk about
Week of May 1, 2002
Sexual gadflies Tom and Suzi Wahl play show-and-tell with members of the local media, who respond with varying degrees of uninterest
Product placement comes to adult videos...hey, watch where you put that thing!