Karaoke can be a dangerous endeavor. What can you sing that won't make friends shun you? How can you go balls-out during your next performance? Each week in "Ask a Karaoke Host," RFT Music writer and professional karaoke host Allison Babka answers your burning questions about maximizing your melodio ... More >>
Because it's Friday. Because it's the end of an especially long work week at Gut Check International Headquarters. Because you didn't think we'd make it through the Year of the "Call Me Maybe" Meme without posting one of these, did you? For all these reasons, you must page through to watch Cookie M ... More >>
8 p.m. Monday, October 24. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Nearly 12 percent of Missouri workers are exposed to secondhand smoke on their jobs, according a study published this week by the Center for Disease Control. That's nearly double the national average of around 7 percent. The survey used data collected from all Missouri counties in 2007 and 2008. ... More >>
Today is Bosses Day. If you knew that before you read it here, chances are your boss informed you of this fact when you arrived at work this morning. Unless your first name is Max and you have Conan O'Brien on speed dial, your boss is probably not the Boss. In all actuality, the untouchable B ... More >>
Wal-Mart managers got you down? Why not tell 'em how you feel?Good news for all you disgruntled WalMart workers out there: You can flip off your boss. You can even tell your boss that he "disgusts" you. And even after all that, your boss still doesn't have the right to fire you for misconduct!Tha ... More >>
You haven't had a raise in years. You got passed over for that last promotion. In short, your job has all the growth potential of prison's death row and your boss -- you're pretty sure -- is the lovechild of television's Donald Trump and Michael Scott. Well, you could always quit. But then, ... More >>
Two months after the Human Rights Campaign ranked Laclede Gas as one of the the worst corporations to work for if you're gay, lesbian or transgendered, the St. Louis company has had a change of policy. As the Missouri gay-rights group Show Me No H8 reported Saturday, Laclede Gas has a new non-dis ... More >>
Abby Schwarz posing with ClownvisThis week the Internet social review site Yelp formally announced that they've hired Abby Schwarz as their new community manager for St. Louis. Abby has been an active Yelp user since 2008 and applied for the job on a whim. If you've never used Yelp b ... More >>
bergersbeat.comJerry BergerBack when we was a pup, men were men and what happened in the newsroom stayed in the newsroom. That's why Unreal coughed up our morning tequila shot when we read Chad Garrison's scoop about 76-year-old Gossip Column Emeritus Jerry Berger getting banned from the Pos ... More >>
Don't you know? Gut Check has a Twitter account. You can follow me @gutcheckstl. Here's some of what you missed this week:@stlbites i should clarify> i agree: marc baltes rocked Dorm Room @33wine8:37 AM Aug 25th@stlbites you had leftovers? i did everything short of plant my face in the bowl.8 ... More >>
Is your office like The Office when it comes to attitudes and policies regarding sexual orientation? Well, then, tomorrow is your big day. Pony up $100 and send your boss (and/or ignorant colleagues) to The Diversity Awareness Partnership's workshop, "Straight Talk About Gays in the Workplace."  ... More >>
Lee Enterprises, parent of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and the St. Louis Newspaper Guild, which represents many of the local daily's employees, including most of the newsroom, have still not worked out a new contract. The current contract expires this coming weekend.Updates on the Guild website sho ... More >>
Zach Dyer is a writer living in Saint Louis. He did his thesis research on coffee farmers in Southern Mexico. Since then, he has visited coffee plantations in Costa Rica and Mexico as well as roasters and cafés across the U.S. He blogs about coffee for Gut Check every Wednesday.The first shot was ... More >>
So I was all ready to set up my new Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine and make some actual snow cones this afternoon. However, as I read the instructions, I saw that the syrup recipe -- water, sugar and grape Flavor Aid -- calls for a cup of sugar to a half-cup of water and the Flavor Aid packet. We don't ha ... More >>
8 p.m. Sunday, June 22. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue
While the mainstream media paid lip service to the crisis, The Daily Show was on the case. (NSFW -- but only if your coworkers might object to the term "douchebag".) -Ian Froeb
6 p.m. Sunday, October 7. Pop's, 1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
8 p.m. Tuesday, September 26. The Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard).
7 p.m. Sunday, September 24. Creepy Crawl (3524 Washington Boulevard).
8 p.m. Friday, July 7. Mississippi Nights (914 North First Street)
Thursday, May 18, at 7 and 9 p.m. Bottleneck Blues Bar at Ameristar Casino (1260 South Main Street, St. Charles)
Saturday, February 11, 8:30 p.m. at the Hi-Pointe (1001 McCausland Avenue)
Friday, November 25; Bottleneck Blues Bar
(inside Ameristar Casino, St. Charles Landing, St. Charles)
Friday, July 15; Finale (8020 Bonhomme Avenue, Clayton)
Veterans wait (and wait) for their GI Bill benefits
Week of August 13, 2003
IRS employees bring Jesus to the office -- and manage to raise Cain
A Teamster tries to smoke out lawbreakers at Schnucks
Getting groped was a nightmare in a city that can't get a grip.
Joe Bonwich settles his tab at the Riverfront Times
Channing and Stiles are stranded, and their face-off makes for nasty Business
The women screwed by Rent-A-Center are threatening to take the company to the cleaners. But Ernie Talley and the rest of his Texas bubbas are trying to have the last laugh.
Week of July 4th, 2001
How to whet your career appetite -- and an employer's -- by working as a temp
Sickened by the shift to managed care, more physicians are claiming disability, moving into administration or leaving medicine altogether