Month: November 2010

two politicians walk into an airport…

​No, it’s not the start of a lame joke. Or, well, maybe it is. We’ll just have to wait almost two years to find out the punch line. Sen. Claire McCaskill tweeted this morning that she ran into Jim Talent, the Republican whose one-time Senate seat she currently occupies. (McCaskill defeated Talent in the 2006 […] Read more…

thanksgiving pro tip: get sexy to get safe

​While the Red Cross doesn’t usually inspire many sexy ensembles, the safety tips the nonprofit is pushing for Thanksgiving kitchens may heat things up a bit around the dining table. The Red Cross is urging home cooks to wear tight clothes in the kitchen to prevent another hot thing: kitchen fires. More than 4,000 fires […] Read more…

autopsy: george hickenlooper died after an accidental overdose

​The Denver Medical Examiner’s Office attributed George Hickenlooper’s death to “intoxication on a combination of ethanol and oxymorphone.” Ethanol is a byproduct of alcohol, and oxymorphone is a key opioid ingredient in painkillers, not unlike morphine. We confirmed with a St. Louis City Medical Examiner’s Office official that in plainspeak, Hickenlooper’s death was ushered in […] Read more…

fight club sandwich: battle of the pumpkin cupcakes

Now that your Halloween hangover is but a distant memory, we’re going to have to break it to you: Our long, gourd-related national nightmare is not over yet. Thanksgiving looms in the near future, and pumpkin-related desserts will be crowding our bakeries for at least another month. With this in mind, Fight Club Sandwich decided […] Read more…

are months-late wedding pictures better than none at all?

If there’s one thing recent Better Business Bureau reports have taught us, it’s that not all weddings result in a happy ending. No, stupids, we’re not talking about divorce! The BBB issued an alert about Fotos 4 Life late last month, warning locals against choosing Jennifer McConnell’s Craigslist-advertised wedding photography service. Daily RFT spoke with […] Read more…

could anti-prop b campaign be sneaky influential?

​​It seems that Prop B is the issue that just won’t die. Voted in by a 60,000-vote margin a week and a half ago, there’s already talk of state legislature gutting the new regulations come January. Here at Daily RFT we did a little electoral math of our own. Like, actual math. (Don’t worry, we […] Read more…

movie review: waiting for forever

It’s the romantic comedy formula we’ve seen so many times: Boy and girl are childhood best friends; one of them moves away; they meet again as adults after many years apart, and rekindle their flame. Except Waiting for Forever knocks the usual script a little off-kilter: The boy isn’t usually a transient street performer who […] Read more…

movie review: most valuable players

In Most Valuable Players, Matthew Kallis’ directorial debut, a handful of high school musical-theater superstars are given their moment in the indie documentary spotlight. Kallis’ camera follows the cast members of three high school musicals in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley in the weeks leading up to the Freddy Awards, the so-called high school Tony Awards. In […] Read more…

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