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  • 24 Weird St. Louis News Stories of 2014
    Plenty of important stuff happens here in St. Louis, but we really love highlighting the crazy events that make the Gateway City so much fun for journalists to cover. Featuring sex, nerds, bad dress codes and way too many bodily functions, here are the local news stories of 2014 that made us...
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  • Fortune Teller Bar's Crazy Holiday Pageant
    Remember how excited you were as a kid to prepare for your first holiday pageant? The homemade costumes, the cardboard sets, the plot hole-ridden script? Now imagine that experience twenty years later, but with tons of booze. The Fortune Teller Bar on Cherokee Street reminded staff members and...
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  • 24 Must-Try St. Louis Dishes of 2014
    St. Louis is blessed with culinary delights that are putting the metro region on the national radar. We at Riverfront Times have been fortunate to sample plenty of delicious, inventive treats from creative local chefs this year, but we really, really want you to taste the amazement for...
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  • Lucha's Mexican Soul Food
    Lucha (522 North Grand Boulevard; 314-833-9993) opened on October 24, serving a full menu of self-proclaimed Mexican soul food, now available for lunch and dinner. As reported by Gut Check, Lucha mixes contemporary culinary methods with traditional Mexican flavors including chile de árbol,...
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  • A Day with Slick Willie Shaw of the Harlem Globetrotters: Exclusive Photos
    It's fun to see St. Louis through the eyes of a visitor, so the Riverfront Times was excited when Slick Willie Shaw of the Harlem Globetrotters invited us to tag along during his recent trip to the Gateway Arch. Slick Willie -- who can spin basketballs in ways you can't even imagine -- was in...
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  • The Year in St. Louis Burlesque 2014 (NSFW)
    Burlesque performers are a saucy bunch -- a right they've earned by honing skills in dance, gymnastics, theater, costume design and much more. From strutting hilariously in front of a sci-fi set to clinging to a pole through the strength of a pinky toe, St. Louis entertainers know how to share...
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  • Purina Farms Pet-acular Holiday Bazaar
    Pet lovers "pawsed" their hustle and bustle on December 13, 2014, for some Christmas cheer at Purina Farms. The annual Pet-acular Holiday Bazaar welcomed both people and pooches for photos with Santa Paws, athletic canine feats and doggone good shopping. Photos by Steve Truesdell for the...
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  • Crack Fox Presents "Stuff My Stockings" Burlesque (NSFW)
    Even those on Santa's "naughty" list deserve something nice. On December 13, 2014, Christmas came early to the Crack Fox with the presentation of "Stuff My Stockings," a burlesque and entertainment revue that featured plenty of ho, ho, ho. Prior to the show, the Crack Fox was invaded by very...
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  • Santa's North Pole Dash 2014
    Ho, ho, ho! Santa Claus needs to stay in shape for his big trek around the world. And how does he do that? By running in the North Pole Dash, of course! The fourth-annual event was held December 13, 2014, near Frontier Park in St. Charles, and mild temperatures meant that no heavy red jacket...
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  • Saucy Santas Stream through Downtown
    Santa's job of delivering gifts to billions of children is stressful, so it's no wonder he might need a little liquid relief now and then. While on assignment at a titillating burlesque show at the Crack Fox, RFT photographer Steve Truesdell encountered St. Nick and plenty of his lookalike...
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  • Christmas Kittens at Tenth Life's Kitty Cafe
    "Up on the rooftop, kitten paws. Out pops good old Santa Claws." Tenth Life supporters could have been singing such a tune on December 11, 2014, when the cat shelter held its Kitty Cafe to celebrate and encourage animal adoption. Holiday revelers embraced their inner "cat lady" while learning...
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  • "Hodor" Rocks St. Louis with Rave of Thrones
    "Winter is coming?" No, no, winter already came to Old Rock House when Game of Thrones actor Kristian Nairn performed a DJ set on December 10, 2014. The man who plays the lovable "Hodor" gave GOT fans -- many dressed as their favorite characters from the show -- a night to remember with a...
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