Last week, footage of Transportation Security Administration officials at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport trying to pat down a three-year-old girl in a wheelchair went viral -- and brought national attention to TSA in St. Louis. Nathan Forck, the father trying to get his family to Disney Wor ... More >>
This is not how the Forck family's trip to Disney World was supposed to go. An Osage Beach, Missouri family says they suffered quite an ordeal at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport earlier this month when Transportation Security Administration officials tried to pat down their three-year-old ... More >>
On Friday afternoon, nearly 3,000 raver chicks, dude guys, scenesters, club kids and DJs assembled at a port in Fort Lauderdale and boarded the MSC Poesia, a.k.a. Holy Ship!! (There are two exclamation points because this is the second edition of the EDM party cruise put on by L.A.'s Hard Events.) T ... More >>
A new play based on Jonathan Franzen's essay "House For Sale" opens this Saturday, October 13, at The Duke on 42nd Street, a theater in New York. Actually, it's just previews; the "post-opening" is October 25. (But where is the actual opening?) The essay concerns Franzen's return to Webster Groves ... More >>
Even on a quote-unquote perfect album, one song has to be inferior to the others, just as one song has to rule the roost. Such is the yin and yang of nature. Here are the six worst songs on the best albums. 6. Wilco - "Heavy Metal Drummer" from Yankee Hotel Foxtrot Heavy Metal Drummer by Wilco on ... More >>
M83 | I Break Horses The Pageant May 2, 2012 The crowd at the M83 show last night was ecclectic. Girls wearing their best Forever 21 skirts, middle aged men and women sprinkled in the balcony and a parade of bros, hipsters and people looking generally out of place. That's what happens when there is ... More >>
This is part one of Amanda Woytus' Chef's Choice profile of chef Ivy Magruder of Vin de Set. Part two, a Q&A, will be posted tomorrow, and part three, a recipe from Magruder, will be published on Thursday. Amanda WoytusChef Ivy Magruder welcomes you into his magical kingdom, Vin de Set.When ... More >>
image viaOr maybe a sad kid just needs a trip to Disney World and a pretty, pretty princess dress, just like Suri Cruise's.A team of child psychiatrists at Washington University has made an amazing discovery: The best way for parents to relieve depression in their toddlers is to play with the ... More >>
Jennifer Silverbergâ€‹Grab a handful of Benjamins and your eating pants: We're headed to River City Casino for a date with Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse. Follow me after the jump for a sneak preview of my review of the top-dollar restaurant.
G'morning! If you're just not ready to unclench the weekend from your grip, rewind with these highlights from last week on the Daily RFT, the top-ten most-read postsJoker Bites His Wife's Face, Tells Cops He's BatmanThomas Byrd of Granite City, Ass Clown of the Week nominee, was sentenced to 24 year ... More >>
Thomas Faulkner on the Purina Cat Chow diet.The former director of marketing for Nestle Purina Petcare has been indicted on fraud charges for use of his company credit card. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Thomas Faulkner billed the company more than $250,000 in fraudulent invoices that he ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/misterajcWhat is the Black Pearl Award, I hear you ask in a tone of great bewilderment? And why is it coveted?We at Gut Check are here to help!We must also confess -- we were drawn to this arduous research task by our fondness for pirates.Shopping at Schnucks, particularly during t ... More >>
I headed down to Off Broadway on Friday night to join folks primed and ready for a true potpourri of local music: One-man spazz show Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship, retro-pop power trio Blind Eyes, the bartender-meets-Brit-prep of the Hibernauts and the shiny, neon synth-punk theatrics of the Makeshi ... More >>
Four people disappeared from the Joe Cool. They may never be found.
bigmarketing.wordpress.com Is Starbucks in trouble? This analyst thinks so. (Guardian) (Full disclosure: I used to work at Starbucks, blah blah blah.) McDonald's is booming in Great Britain, which we learned last week loves fast food more than any other nation. (AFP) Disney World bans children ... More >>
The Central West End's newest upscale eatery has Ian looking for the exit door.
photo: Ian Froeb Nepali cuisine in the Grove This news predates the launch of Gut Check, but I was in the neighborhood last night and snapped this (yes, yes, crappy) photo. So, in case you didn't know: Everest, the Nepali restaurant currently located just west of the Loft District on Wash ... More >>
(Even if they're not even aware of it.)
B-Sides compares Tony Danza's tap-dancing and acting, gets cozy with Quintron and Miss Pussycat, and doesn't balk at a new scene trading card
Unreal looks into the future and sees... debt and tennis shoes. Plus: a bat house for sale and a Benz full of beer.
Unreal gets hot and bothered over a former GOP spokesman, calls up a north-county man with some James Bond-ish crap to sell and finds a local blogger with “zero redeemable qualities to speak of.”
Week of April 27, 2005
SLU's basketball season kicks off at Savvis
C'mon, scaredy-pants, visit the (super-haunted) Lemp Mansion and Brewery
Cirque du Soleil's Dralion ain't your average clowns-in-tiny-cars circus fare
What's wrong with the state of music journalism -- and how to fix it
The Japanese Festival features some tasteful performance art
Nobody denies Debi Baker's talent with animals. Too bad she doesn't have the same gift with people.
Week of October 3, 2001
Tammy Faye Bakker's back, but don't be afraid this time
Directed by Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey
The ownership ranks of professional racing are dominated by fast cars and big money. What's a chiropractor from St. Louis doing in a place like this?
Published the week of February 23
RFT music critics offer a cut-and-paste compendium of the year in music. Everyone's wrong. Everyone's right.
Herewith, a guide to the latest crop of musical heartthrobs
Why Missouri Botanical Garden's Peter Raven, world-renowned environmentalist, courts Monsanto's favor, boosts its biotech and takes its money