On this day in 1847, the Donner Party was rescued from a disastrous trek to the West Coast that caused the survivors to eat their fallen pioneers. In honor of this legendary tale, here are the six best references to cannibalism in song. Let us know your favorites, and we'll think about how delicious ... More >>
Thomas Stockman masterminded last spring's Vincentennial, the city-wide celebration of hometown horror-hero Vincent Price's 100th birthday. There were lectures, film screenings, special guest stars, a live-action version of The Abominable Dr. Phibes, memorabilia shows -- it was pretty much the socia ... More >>
Last year we warned Gut Check readers about the Belleville Runners Club's insidious plan to fatten, nay, kill their racing competition with their potentially deadly Belleville Chili Cookoff concoctions.
Just when we thought they couldn't top the health-endangering creations of chili-topped nach ... More >>
Freddy was noticeably absent at Contamination 2011 (jerk), but the weekend saw other key players. Check out our slideshow for photos that might even haunt your dreams.This weekend's science fiction/horror/generally strange aesthetic festival, Contamination 2011, had its unfair share of prize ... More >>
image viaVincent Price's 100th birthday has come and gone, as has the film fest component of Vincentennial (though the exhibits at the Sheldon Galleries and Star Clipper will be up through the summer), but we would be remiss if we didn't pass on this one last tribute to Price.
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Kholood EidIn honor of Vincentennial, the one-hundredth anniversary of the birth of the actor Vincent Price, Gut Check decided to honor Price by cooking something.
Price, you see, was a noted gourmand. In 1965, he and his second wife Mary collaborated on a cookbook, A Treasury of Great Recip ... More >>
The Vincentennial display at the Sheldon Galleries is so small -- a mere 750 square feet -- that there wasn't room to display even a fair sample of all the artifacts the Vincent Price collectors have assembled. Rick Squires has posted photos of many of his treasures online at the Vincent Price Exhib ... More >>
If you've read this week's feature story "Back From the Undead" about Vincentennial, the 100th birthday celebration for Vincent Price, the biggest movie star ever to come out of St. Louis (and why, pray tell, wouldn't you?), you're undoubtedly eager to participate in the festivities. RFT cale ... More >>
Vincentennial: The Legacy of Vincent Price opens tonight at the Sheldon Art Galleries. Some highlights from the exhibition celebrating 100 years since Price's birth in St. Louis include his baby shoes and baby book, locks of hair, his high school yearbook, letters written by Price, his SAG and AFTR ... More >>
Sure, it doesn't have anything to do with football, but Vincent Price is the best Vincent I could think of associated with St. Louis. Plus, he's awesome. So there. The deadline to acquire the services of Vincent Jackson is fast approaching. Well, not a deadline, exactly, as any team wanting to de ... More >>
When I was a kid, my dad often drank soda and iced tea from a big avocado-green tiki mug. That thing scared the hell out of me. I'd seen those Hawaii episodes of The Brady Bunch enough times during after-school reruns to know that idols = increased odds of getting whacked on the head with a surfboar ... More >>
We witnessed one of the greatest single games in the history of NFL football last night. The flurry of momentum and lead changes, the outstanding performances by players both known and unknown, and a finish that actually outdid last year's dramatics. Simply outstanding. But, really, does anyone ... More >>