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  • Blogs

    December 3, 2013

    Time Will Be Kind: R.I.P. Lorna Donley, DA! Lead Singer

    We at RFT Music were startled to see the news on Facebook that Chicago musician Lorna Donley passed away on Monday after what has been described as a brief, sudden illness.

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    June 28, 2012

    ObamaCare Upheld? Gut Check's Chowing Down on Our Favorite Gut Busters

    Gut Check rejoiced at this morning's news that the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. ObamaCare. Of course, we already have health care, but we know that unemployment is only one terrible blog post away (this one, perhaps), and we suffer from a debilitating preexisting con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    Belleville Runners Club Continues Chili Cook-Off Ring of Terror

    ‚ÄčLast 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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Marci Soto Dated Ray Charles for Years -- And Wrote a Memoir, Ray & Me, About The Relationship

    courtesy of Marci SotoThe author with Ray Charles​{Editor's Note: To hear some unreleased Ray Charles performances given to A to Z by Marci Soto, please go here.] Everybody's fallen in love with a singer at some point. They've listened to a song over and over, until they know not just every ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    Miso on Meramec's Mark Sandt: Featured Bartender of the Week

    Welcome to Girl Walks into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week Alissa Nelson profiles Miso on Meramec bartender Mark Sandt. Below is a Q&A with Sandt, followed by a video of him mixing a Torched Cherry Limeade. Alissa Nelson​The thought of vi ... More >>

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    July 8, 2009
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    July 5, 2008

    Gentleman Auction House Tour Diary, Day Fourteen: Columbus, Ohio

    Venue: High Five Bar & Grill Location: Columbus, Ohio Date: 06.19.08 Other Bands: Ruvane After snoozing the morning away, we felt our tummies growling, so we piled in the van and followed Ahmed down toward the Ohio State campus.

  • News

    December 26, 2007

    Unreal News Challenge 2007

    Week of December 27, 2007

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    August 29, 2007

    Arrested Development

    A look at north St. Louis from ground zero.

  • News

    October 25, 2006

    Prince of Darkness

    A St. Louis company is making a killing off Halloween. Your screams are music to their ears.

  • News

    June 28, 2006

    So Hot!

    Unreal tries a few smooth lines on Pat O'Brien's comely colleague, takes a ride down everyone's favorite redundant roadway and checks out 500 kid's-meal toys (grease-free).

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    June 7, 2006

    Last Year's Model

    It might be the last dance for St. Louis' independent record stores.

  • News

    November 2, 2005

    The Mad Blogger

    Byron Crawford takes no prisoners. Don't screw with him.

  • Music

    May 18, 2005

    Murder Most Fun

    We compare killers and Killers, look into The Source and learn about the final recordings of a rock legend

  • Calendar

    March 30, 2005

    Hotel Bars

    Drink of the Week: A downtown highlight reel

  • Music

    March 23, 2005


    Tucker Booth disses on the lot while the Wall Street Journal has a lot of love for Erin Bode

  • News

    August 18, 2004

    Thinning the Canopy

    We learn how to woo the "creative class" (and get rid of the undesirables) and offer you a fun name-change quiz; plus, Unreal shares a hotel room with Jerry Lewis!

  • Music

    July 21, 2004

    The Great Debate

    We struggle with that most serious of questions: Roth or Hagar?

  • News

    June 4, 2003

    One-Track Mind

    On top of old Fairmount: Collinsville's humble racecourse is home to one of the nation's winningest Thoroughbred owners

  • News

    April 16, 2003

    The Rec-ing Crew

    Week of April 16, 2003

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    April 9, 2003

    Hoosiers, Hoosiers Everywhere

    Week of April 9, 2003

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    November 20, 2002

    Dander Up

    Week of November 20, 2002

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    October 23, 2002

    For the Defense

    Terry Niehoff, one of the city's top criminal-defense lawyers, makes his money the old-fashioned way -- he earns it, one client at a time

  • News

    March 27, 2002

    Judgment at Hookyville

    The volunteer jurists running a truancy court for St. Louis get an up-close view of wayward kids, don't-care parents and war-zone schools. It's worse than they thought.

  • News

    July 21, 1999

    Sympathy for the Devil

    Six years ago, a St. Louis judge took a hell of a risk. He let Von Nebbitt go free despite years of drug dealing and stealing, weapons offenses and parole violations. One of them has learned a lesson.

  • News

    March 17, 1999
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    December 9, 1998

    Good Cop, Good Cop

    Tom O'Connor puts away rapists, killers and thieves.