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Friday, October 20, 2017

13 Inspired Costumes for Snarky St. Louisans in 2017

Posted By on Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 6:30 AM

Trump and Hillary? That felt tired even last October. Ken Bone? Ditto, even for the "Sexy Bone" version. Time for a Halloween costume that screams "2017," not "so last year." And while you could definitely go for au currant (and nausea-inducing) in your white bathrobe a la Harvey Weinstein,...

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Former Ram Chris Long Is Donating a Big Chunk of His Salary to St. Louis

Posted By on Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 8:58 AM

Defensive end Chris Long, who spent eight years with the St. Louis Rams before winning a Super Bowl with the New England Patriots, announced yesterday that he'll be giving away his entire $1 million salary in the 2017 season. And the money's not just going to organizations in Philadelphia,...

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Your Complete Guide to Halloween Fun in 2017 St. Louis

Posted By on Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 6:54 AM

No, it’s not too early to start making plans for Halloween. Whether you’re looking for some pre-holiday chills or planning ahead to win a big costume prize, our list includes many of this year’s highlights. Check back; we'll continue to update this list with even more ghostly good times....

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USA Today Is Wrong About O'Fallon

Posted By on Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 6:45 AM

Late last week, USA Today published an article ostensibly running down a list of the 50 most livable cities in the U.S., looking at factors such as population size, median home value, poverty rate and education to determine which places in America are best to live. But USA Today really...

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The Best Things to Do in St. Louis This Week, October 19-25

Posted By on Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 6:17 AM

We're a week out from Halloween, which explains the number of scary movies in this week's events. But that doesn't mean you have to participate: Forced merriment is the worst. We also have ballet, and wrestling and a strange musical about privatized toilets — there really is something for...

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Filmed in St. Louis, Documentary For Ahkeem Extends Its Run

Posted By on Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 6:55 AM

For Ahkeem, a documentary delving deeply into the life of a north St. Louis teenager, premiered locally October 12 — and has been selling out screenings ever since. "We're turning people away," Executive Producer Jeff Truesdell says. "The word of mouth on this film has been strong as people respond...

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Found Love in the RFT Personals? We Want to Hear from You

Posted By on Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 9:59 AM

Back when Ray Hartmann founded the Riverfront Times in 1977, it wasn't yet an alt-weekly in any sense of the word — one of those anti-war, anti-establishment newspapers modeled on the Village Voice. It wasn't even a weekly. It was, rather, a community newspaper, one devoted to chronicling downtown St....

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Flood Plain, New Non-Profit Gallery, Opens on Cherokee Street

Posted By on Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 6:00 AM

Flood Plain (3151 Cherokee Street, floodplaingallery@gmail.com) is a non-profit, non-commercial art gallery that opened last month in the former home of another non-profit, non-commercial art gallery — Fort Gondo, which thrived on Cherokee Street for fifteen years. But while the three founders honor the space's lineage, they stress that...

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Union Station Hotel Lobby Is Among Most Beautiful in the U.S., Magazine Says

Posted By on Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 11:30 AM

Perhaps the only thing more romantic than a hotel lobby is a grand old train station — and the St. Louis Union Station Hotel (1820 Market Street) stunningly combines both. With an arched 65-foot ceiling and stained glass windows, the former train station provides a spectacular spot to check in...

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The Best Things to Do in St. Louis This Week, October 12 to 18

Posted By on Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 6:17 AM

Sure, it may not feel like fall outside — but what's bad for sweater-wearing makes for a great outdoor festival. And guess who has a couple more of those before winter comes roaring in? St. Louis does. Get out there this week and live your best life at...

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