In this week's music feature for the print edition of the Riverfront Times, we address the link between music and adrenaline in the sports world. Chemists and biologists have proven that music and other stimuli can have a major effect on sparking adrenaline, which in turn may boost both athleticism ... More >>
Pics, pics, pics, pics: They make the Internet run. Here are some our favorite photos from the month of January, published within the pages, deadtree and digital, of the RFT.
It's been a long time since Illinois State Police seized this much illegal cash from one red-handed suspect. Officials announced yesterday that the discovery came when a trooper patrolling I-55 near Collinsville stopped a 2004 white Volvo convertible for improper lane usage and an improper license ... More >>
Weather permitting, the end to the 2012 election season will arrive tomorrow night when the votes are tallied up and America prepares for the next four years. Not only does this mean we might be able to turn our TV's on without being lambasted with political rhetoric, this should also mean those ann ... More >>
Kenneth L. Rodgers, 21, has been charged with first degree involuntary manslaughter for his role in a high-speed chase that ended in a collision with a Metro Call-A-Ride bus and the death of his two passengers.Prosecutors allege that Rodgers was driving the Pontiac Grand Prix that raced through a re ... More >>
The 21-year-old driver of a Pontiac Grand Prix is in police custody after killing his two passengers in a high-speed collision with a Metro Call-A-Ride bus on Saturday.Morion Robinson, 21, died Saturday night in the hospital. Daionsha Scott, 19, died at the hospital on Sunday. The driver of the c ... More >>
Boba Fett meets Han Solo, apparently.We live in strange times. By which I mean, of course, that if you lose Sour Patch Kids in your couch cushions, they will pin thumbtacks on your fucking cat. Terrifying. Fortunately, we have Method Man here to make sure no one makes the mistake of misplacin ... More >>
JBJR: Your 2011 S.LU.M. Fest Beat Battle Champion.James Bishop has had his Dell Latitude laptop since September 2005. And it's worked hard for him. The world knows Bishop as JBJR, the up and coming St. Louis producer, and he's pumped out hundreds of beats on that computer. It has taken its to ... More >>
Bishop/Attorney Marty SigillitoUpdated 4:16 p.m. with press release outlining indictment. We have all but official confirmation that Martin Sigillito -- the Clayton attorney and American Anglican bishop who already stands accused in civil court of running a $45 million ponzi scheme -- has finally ... More >>
image viaWe've all seen them: The trucks straddling the center line. The mini vans that ping pong back and forth, bouncing from one side of the lane to the other, just on the brink of sideswiping a parked car on the right, only to sway back and come dangerously close to their left-lane neighbor. ... More >>
Recall the goal of Craigslist Missed Connections: to reach someone with whom you had a positive and brief - but anonymous - encounter. Well, as we dutifully rooted through the local Missed Connections page yet again this week, we were struck by an abundance of posts, all authored by dudes, that appe ... More >>
Hats off and kudos to Josh Freese, who has brought the art of personalized albums and name-your-price giveaways and record bells-and-whistles to new heights. The Vandals/ex-NIN drummer is releasing a full-length titled Since 1972 on March 24 (online at joshfreese.com) and in stores (April 14). Like ... More >>
Victoria mines an unlikely chemistry.
St. Louis drivers are courteous? Unreal doesn't believe it.
Mark Gilliland True heroes do much more than sit at their computers and read blogs all day. But if that's all the sweat you can expend right now, at least help a real-life crusader be rewarded for her efforts by redirecting your Web browser here, where Volvo is currently celebrating individuals m ... More >>
Truck firms are so desperate for drivers that just about anybody can get behind the wheel
Flesh insight from an esteemed St. Louis plastic surgeon
Smokestacks, strip joints and a seriously solid tax base: Welcome to Sauget, Illinois
Get into a time machine with the Black-Eyed Susies
Marty Rochester wages war against the dumbing-down of public education -- even in the best of schools
Henry Rollins takes no prisoners, wants no sympathy and gives good quote
Friday, May 3; Frederick's Music Lounge.
Ronald Reagan was president, Michael Jackson and Phil Collins ruled the charts and a bunch of little rock bands were changing lives
Casino lawyer Michael Lazaroff cheated for years -- and the insiders knew. Now that he's cut the deal of his life, why does anybody believe him?
American BT builds a new house, to rave reviews from both sides of the pond
A great orchestra at great risk, the SLSO seeks major donors to close the endowment gap between their $28 million and the $100 million of their competitors
A first-timer's guide to this year's auto show