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Things Your Local Band Should Know About Opening for National Acts

By Chris Lane Your band has been playing shows for a while and seems to be getting popular. Perhaps you're...
Riverfront Times  |  11-10-2014  |  RFT Music

Take Home a Gourmet Thanksgiving Feast from Cielo

Cielo (999 N. 2nd Street; 314-881-5759) at the Four Seasons always has a pretty solid Thanksgiving buffet, but you can...
Riverfront Times  |  11-07-2014  |  Gut Check

Candy-Coated Fans at Primus' "Willy Wonka" Concert: Photos

Surely Les Claypool of Primus has had dreams about jumping into the chocolate river seen in Willy Wonka & the...
Riverfront Times  |  11-07-2014  |  RFT Music

Federal Judge Strikes Down Missouri's Same-Sex Marriage Ban, Attorney General Appealing

In a case involving two same-sex couples who tried to obtain their marriage licenses in Jackson County back in June,...
Riverfront Times  |  11-07-2014  |  Daily RFT

Critic's Notebook: Red Fox Baking & Catering at Grove East Provisions Is a Slice of Heaven

The charming tale of owner Barry Kinder is only part of the Grove East Provisions (3101 Arsenal Street; 314-802-7090) story...
Riverfront Times  |  11-07-2014  |  Gut Check

#58: Panorama's Croque-Madame

When chef Ivy Magruder took over the kitchen at Panorama (1 Fine Arts Drive; 314-655-5490), the restaurant was -- to...
Riverfront Times  |  11-07-2014  |  Gut Check

Counties Outside St. Louis Area Denying Couples Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Update 2 p.m.: Jackson County began issuing same-sex licenses today. More information at the bottom of this post. Late Wednesday...
Riverfront Times  |  11-07-2014  |  Daily RFT

The Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: November 7 to 9

It doesn't feel like November quite yet, and we're not complaining. Plus, the beer festivals are still going strong! Get...
Riverfront Times  |  11-07-2014  |  Gut Check

A Look Inside Sushi House: Restaurant and Karaoke Bar in Chesterfield

Sushi House (17265 Chesterfield Airport Road; 636-778-3232) opened on August 9, offering sushi, Asian fusion cuisine and private karaoke in...
Riverfront Times  |  11-07-2014  |  Gut Check

New ACLU of Missouri App Records, Reports Interactions with Police

As the St. Louis region prepares for more protests following a grand-jury decision in the case of Ferguson police officer...
Riverfront Times  |  11-07-2014  |  Daily RFT

Show-Me Cannabis Files Petition to Put Legal Weed on November 2016 Ballot

Missouri has taken the first step toward putting legal marijuana on the 2016 ballot. As we reported Monday, Show-Me Cannabis...
Riverfront Times  |  11-07-2014  |  Daily RFT

The 10 Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: November 7 to 9

This weekend feels especially packed, which is odd considering Halloween (a holiday this city really takes to heart) was only...
Riverfront Times  |  11-07-2014  |  RFT Music

Super Punk Mattress From Genuine Punk House For Sale On Ebay

Look at this mattress. As you can plainly see, it is very punk. It is spray-painted and dirty, and it...
Riverfront Times  |  11-07-2014  |  RFT Music

The Best St. Louis Punk/Hardcore Shows: November 2014

Are you sick of being responsible? Does it annoy you to have to follow rules or be pro-social? Do you...
Riverfront Times  |  11-07-2014  |  RFT Music

Photos: First Same-Sex Couples Wed in St. Louis City Hall Following Judge's Ruling

"Oh my gosh, we're the first." That was all Sadie Pierce could say before emotion overtook her. She clasped a...
Riverfront Times  |  11-06-2014  |  Daily RFT

Police Arrest Three Protesters, Impound Nixon Accountability Truck in Ferguson

Police arrested three protesters in Ferguson Wednesday night and impounded a truck bearing a slogan aimed at Governor Jay Nixon:...
Riverfront Times  |  11-06-2014  |  Daily RFT

Ferguson Agrees Not to Arrest Peaceful Protesters on Public Sidewalks

Good news, Ferguson protesters. Police say they'll stop moving and arresting demonstrators who stand peacefully on public sidewalks. This should...
Riverfront Times  |  11-06-2014  |  Daily RFT

The Best St. Louis Noise/Experimental Concerts: November 2014

"Noise" has become a blanket term for bands that explore and experiment around the beaten path. The genre, like others,...
Riverfront Times  |  11-06-2014  |  RFT Music

26 LGBT-Friendly Wedding Vendors On Supporting Missouri Marriage Equality

After ten years and three months with a voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, Missouri is now one of the 33...
Riverfront Times  |  11-06-2014  |  Daily RFT

Man Stabs Grandmother in Head, Gets Tased by Police

A 70-year-old woman and her grandson both went to the hospital Tuesday night after he attacked her with a knife...
Riverfront Times  |  11-06-2014  |  Daily RFT

Every St. Louis Release: October 2014

This is pretty self-explanatory, really -- here you will find every musical project released in the St. Louis area in...
Riverfront Times  |  11-06-2014  |  RFT Music

Black Fast Signs With eOne Music, Home of High On Fire, Overkill, Crowbar

St. Louis' Black Fast, which this publication named Best Metal Band in St. Louis in both 2011 and 2013, announced...
Riverfront Times  |  11-06-2014  |  RFT Music

I Love Taylor Swift, But Her New Album Sounds Terrible and I Might Hate It

Taylor Swift and I go way back. She doesn't know this, but we've had a relationship since the beginning of...
Riverfront Times  |  11-06-2014  |  RFT Music

A Shady Legacy

After fifteen years of Shady Records, Marshall Mathers and crew talk hip-hop, lessons learned, and new Detroit.
Metro Times  |  Valerie Vande Panne  |  11-19-2014  |  Music

Who Shot Chris Heben?

The strange tale of a former Navy SEAL and the suburban shopping plaza shooting that never happened.
Cleveland Scene  |  Doug Brown  |  11-20-2014  |  Features

Looking for a leader for the White House

Many of us have been reading Doris Kearns Goodwin's "The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism" this year. And boy, is it relevant right now, as Americans assess the fallout from the midterm elections and prepare for the 2016 presidential race...
City Newspaper  |  Mary Anna Towler  |  11-20-2014  |  Commentary