With the resurrection of the Die Hard movie franchise (number five, A Good Day to Die Hard, is out Valentine's Day), inevitably comes reflection. Where did Bruce Willis' hair go? Why did the series stop numbering its films? And have the movies always had such ridiculous titles? The answer to the last one, certainly, is yes. Die Hard 2: Die Harder was plenty goofy, but A Good Day to Die Hard significantly raises the bar. And if there's anything Die Hard takes as seriously as its titles, it's killing people. In the spirit of absurdity, exhaustion, and a great longing for Willis' long-lost locks, we present you with bar-raising titles of our own, inspired by the most spectacular deaths of the series. By Diana Clarke.
Cosplayers took over the 2nd floor of the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch from February 8-10, 2013 for Kawa Kon. Photographer Jon Gitchoff stopped by Saturday night and brings back these photos. Shot for the Riverfront Times.
The Saturday before Fat Tuesday again saw revelers of all stripes flood the streets of Soulard after the Mardi Gras parade on February 9, 2013. Photos by Jon Gitchoff and Steve Truesdell for the Riverfront Times.
More St. Louis Mardi Gras photos:
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Elaia and Olio are a pair of adventurous new restaurants in the Botanical Heights neighborhood. Reviewer Ian Froeb writes, "this twinned newcomer must also be reckoned among St. Louis’ very best restaurants."
Read Ian's review of both Elaia and Olio.
Photos by Jennifer Silverberg for the...
Lady Gaga's Born this Way Ball tour hit St. Louis on Saturday, February 2, 2012 for a show at the Scottrade Center. Photographer Jon Gitchoff brings back these photos of the Gaga diehards outside the show.
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Naughti Gras 6, the "St. Louis erotic art show," went down for a sixth year at the Koken Art Factory (2500 Ohio Ave.) on Friday, February 1, 2013. Photos by Jon Gitchoff for the Riverfront Times.
- Naughti Gras 2012 Photos
- Naughti Gras 2011 Photos
- Naughti Gras 2010 Photos
Live music, food porn, hard news ($1.5 million seized!), soft news (sexy plumbers?), real porn (the AVN awards in Vegas), raves on the beach, longform cover stories and more: Here is your month-in-photos from the RFT for January 2013 with photos from St. Louis and elsewhere.
Yo La Tengo and Calexico played the Pageant (6161 Delmar Blvd.) on Thursday, January 31, 2013. Photos by Jason Stoff for the Riverfront Times.
Concert review: Yo La Tengo - The Pageant - 1/31/13
After spending the summer of 2012 dominating the radio waves with her hit single "Lights", Ellie Goulding performed for a sold-out crowd at the Pageant on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 with St. Lucia serving as the opener. Photos by Jon Gitchoff for the Riverfront Times.
This week, RFT reviews The Kitchen Sink, a small restaurant near the Forest Park Metrolink stop which Ian Froeb says features "appealingly quirky takes on classic fare, with a definite Louisiana accent."
Read Ian's Kitchen Sink restaurant review.
Photos by Jennifer Silverberg for Riverfront...
Is it possible to stay warm and stay fashionable at the Sundance Film Festival? Here are some people who pulled it off. Photos by Zachary Pincus-Roth and Eve Weston.
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