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Thursday, August 2, 2018

The Best Things to Do in St. Louis This Week, August 2 to 8

Posted By on Thu, Aug 2, 2018 at 7:07 AM

Nobody panic, but there's only 145 days until Christmas. Can you taste that sweet, sweet break from work? But before we get to that, it's a week of strangeness and novelty. We have David Lynch's first film to watch, the Coen brothers' magnum bowlum, an infrequently-produced musical and a...

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Grieving the Cat I Never Wanted

Posted By on Thu, Aug 2, 2018 at 6:30 AM

My cat died last weekend. After more than two years of trying to support her failing kidneys, my wife and I realized it was time to have her put to sleep. It sucked, even more than I expected it to suck. I mean, I am a 37-year-old non-crier, and...

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Woman Reportedly Struck with Hammer and Abducted in Arnold

Posted By on Wed, Aug 1, 2018 at 3:36 PM

A woman was reportedly struck in the head with a hammer and abducted from a parking lot in Arnold, according to police. KMOV reports that police received a call around noon that a woman had been hit with a hammer in the parking lot of a Hobby Lobby. Police...

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Lime Scooter Wheels Exact Same Width as Trolley Track Gap, This Should Be Funny

Posted By on Wed, Aug 1, 2018 at 9:51 AM

If you're like us at RFT, you have only to type the letters "P-E-O-P" into your search bar before your browser's auto-complete function accurately and dutifully completes a phrase you've searched a thousand times before: "People falling down." Millions of results are returned immediately, and within moments you're giggling...

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

13 Things We Learned by Rigorously Testing St. Louis' New Lime Scooters

Posted By on Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 7:34 AM

Lime, the company behind those ubiquitous highlighter-green rideshare bikes blanketing the St. Louis area since April, unceremoniously dumped a whole bunch of electric scooters onto the city's streets this past Friday, aiming to serve the St. Louisan who has places to be but is far too fat and out of...

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Monday, July 30, 2018

St. Louis Couple Teaches Their Young Kids to Pole-Dance, Hoping to Break the Stigma

Posted By on Mon, Jul 30, 2018 at 6:09 AM

The family that pole-dances together, stays together. At least that's the line of thinking for married couple Lindsey Teall and Jake Night, who have taught their young daughters, five-year-old Laura and three-year-old Roslyn, how to properly hang and spin on a vertical metal rod, pearl-clutching reactionaries and reciters of...

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Artica Organizers Are Giving a Little Sneak Peek — and Cash — to Artists

Posted By on Mon, Jul 30, 2018 at 6:09 AM

Weird artists of St. Louis unite! In support of Artica's massive annual arts festival in October, which showcases some of the city's most creative creatives, organizers are hosting a show-and-tell session for budding artists. Held at Schlafly Tap Room (2100 Locust Street) from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday,...

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Friday, July 27, 2018

Ferguson Documentary Whose Streets Airs Tonight Outdoors, and PBS Monday

Posted By on Fri, Jul 27, 2018 at 7:17 AM

If you missed the theatrical run of the acclaimed documentary Whose Streets, which examines the aftermath of Michael Brown's shooting in Ferguson, you've got two chances to remedy that in the coming days — one on the big screen, and one along with TV viewers nationwide. Co-directed by Sabaah...

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The Best Things to Do in St. Louis This Week, July 26 to August 1

Posted By on Fri, Jul 27, 2018 at 6:21 AM

Well hello, August. It's a mid-size bag of goodies this time around, but those goodies are plus-size, baby. There's an epic opera, the "greatest musical ever written" and the debut of a festival devoted to the people who make things inspired by their favorite fandoms. 1. Death looms, even...

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Monday, July 23, 2018

GeekCraft Expo, Debuting in St. Louis This Weekend, Is a DIY Comic Con

Posted By on Mon, Jul 23, 2018 at 2:20 PM

Daniel Way has been to a lot of conventions. The comic book writer (Wolverine: Origins, cult favorite Starr the Slayer and a little story called Deadpool) has attended every kind of comic book convention, from small local shows to the granddaddy of them all, San Diego Comic Con. Along...

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