• Blogs

    July 22, 2014

    Ryan Adams Adds Fall Tour Dates, St. Louis In October

    Singer-songwriter Ryan Adams has announced a fall tour, which will be making a stop at the Peabody Opera House on October 19. Tickets are $35 to $45 and officially go on sale this Friday, 7/25 at 10 a.m., but you can order them a day in advance by using the password "gimme," according to a post on A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2014

    Cops Shoot Armed Robber, Catch Get-A-Way Driver After McDonald's Holdup: Police

    Two North St. Louis men face charges for armed robbery and resisting arrest after holding up a McDonald's Wednesday night and running from the cops, according to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police. Officers shot one of the suspects when he refused to lower his weapon after a foot chase, according to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2014

    High-Tech Workshop Where Jack Dorsey and Jim McKelvey Built Square Eyeing St. Louis

    Inventors need workshops. Thomas Edison built his in Menlo Park, New Jersey, and it's there that he hit upon the incandescent light-bulb; Nikola Tesla's mythic New York lab contained only God-knows-what. (Teleporters, probably.) But when St. Louians Jim McKelvey and Jack Dorsey needed a prototype f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    Drake, The English Beat, Gladys Knight, Toad the Wet Sprocket and More in This Week's Show Announcements

    Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    St. Louis Police: Man Beats Other Man With Mallet Over the "Whereabouts of a Lighter"

    What is it with hammer fights in St. Louis? And violent disputes related to cigarettes? Last month, we reported on an argument about a cigarette in which one man allegedly smashed a glass plate over another man's head. That same week, in a separate incident, an apparently angry handyman was accuse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    St. Louis Homicide No. 29: Julius Caldwell, 34, Found Lifeless in Car, Shot Multiple Times

    St. Louis metro police officers responded last night to calls of a shooting -- and when they arrived at the 4900 block of Arlington Avenue, they found a bloody scene. Police say that they located Julius Caldwell, the 34-year-old shooting victim, sitting inside the driver's seat of a parked car. He ... More >>

  • News

    November 3, 2011
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    October 31, 2011

    St. Louis Wins World Series, Barbecue, Dr. Pepper, "Irish" Nachos, More

    Screenshot: www.nolanryanbeef.comNolan Ryan wouldn't have smiled so broadly if he'd known how this World Series would end.​St. Louis didn't just win the World Series on Friday night. The Cardinals' victory ensured that the city would collect on friendly wagers with counterparts in the Dallas-Fort ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    Four Cardinals Starters Batting Sub-200 Through Series

    If this image looks like it came from an E-D website, there's good reason for that.​First of all, Joe Buck and Tim McCarver, yesterday was not the colossal St. Louis sports failure that you made it out to be during last night's World Series broadcast. No one in their right mind here in St. Louis t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Bush League Fan Songs: Fit For A Queen

    ​With the Series even and headed to Arlington, we've got an interesting weekend of games ahead of us. To prepare, we've been bringing you the worst of the Rangers' fan videos: First, an unfortunate take on "Hey, Soul Sister" and then... whatever this is. Next up, we have a remake of "We Are T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    Three Things to Be Happy About From Game One (Well, Besides Winning)

    What? No, I haven't seen this movie. But, you know, it's called Happiness. I'm sure it's an uplifting, inspirational kind of story. Why are you looking at me like that? ​​Good time to be a Cardinal fan, right? I mean, the Redbirds just took care of business last night in game one of the World Se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    Report: AB-InBev Outraged Over World Series Bet Excluding Budweiser

    Cardinals and Budweiser: Nothing to make light of.​St. Louis gossipmeister Jerry Berger writes this week that Anheuser-Busch InBev "is pissed" with a friendly wager that Mayor Francis Slay made with Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck over the World Series. The bet would have Slay winning some Texas stea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Arthur Rhodes: Cardinals Throw More Crap At the Wall

    Now tell me that's not a face that inspires confidence. ​The Cardinals yesterday came to terms with the latest in a long, long line of reclamation projects, signing 41-year-old Arthur Rhodes to a contract which will make him the club's new LOOGY. (Left-handed One Out GuY.) The Cards have been dang ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Four Separate Shootings Leave Six Injured Last Night in St. Louis

    The gunplay began near Calvary Cemetery, moved south of downtown and then headed back to north St. Louis.​It was a busy night Wednesday for St. Louis' criminal element as at least six people -- most of them juveniles -- were shot in four separate incidents. Luckily, none of the victims sustained l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    McCaskill Champions Arlington Cemetery Legislation

    image via​Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill has pushed for higher standards and oversight at Arlington National Cemetery since last year, when it was discovered that thousands of graves at the famous burial ground may be mislabeled or unmarked. This weekend, the Senate passed legislation, sponso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    Hooker Gets Enraged Her John Has No Money; Stabs Him in the Face and Steals his Ride

    Image viaProstitute stabs john who wanted to steal her services.​Next time, he'll think twice before trying for a freebie. A 49-year-old victim picked up a prostitute at Dr. King and Arlington at about 1 a.m. Monday. He "knew" her, police say (Daily RFT interprets that in the carnal sense). Then h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    2010 MLB Draft: A Mock Draft You Can Set Your Watch To

    It's Christmas in June! ​Finally, Draft Day is here, and I'm as giddy as a small child the day before Christmas, shaking all the packages and trying to figure out what might be in that really big one with my name on it. Unfortunately, no amount of shaking or clever examination of the boxes is goin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    Whoops! Four of the President's Men Burned by the Internet

    Following a speech yesterday billed as an effort to brainwash the youth of this nation, but turned out to be nothing more than a harmless pep talk (how shocking!), President Barack Obama took time to answer questions from high school students in Arlington, Virginia. One of those questions came from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    A Guide to the Hidden Socialist Agenda in Barack Obama's Message to School Kids

    ​Today the COTUS (Commandante of the United States) indoctrinated the youth of America with a speech laden with socialist rhetoric. A few of those references were very apparent, while many more were extremely subtle -- part of the Obama administration's vast conspiracy to brainwash the nation thro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    Oh, My GOD. Funeral Protests By Westboro Baptist Church Right-wingers Can Go On While America Goes to Hell

    www.godhatesfags.comOn Tuesday the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a case brought by the state of Missouri, which has a law banning protesters from funerals. Missouri passed the law in 2006 in order to banish the Topeka, Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church from disturbing the peace at military ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2009

    The Dish: Five Guys Burgers and Fries

    I still haven't completely recovered from the closing of Big V's Burger Joint. While Five Guys Burgers and Fries might not fill all of the gap in my heart, I think it will accelerate the healing process.A lot.

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2008

    On Election Day, Lose the Obama Shirt

    Keep it under wraps. Note to Missouri’s 4.2 million registered voters: You can forget about wearing your Obama T-shirt when you step inside that voting booth next Tuesday. And you better lose the campaign buttons, too, along with the hat and any adornments bearing his name. Same goes to you McCa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2007
  • Film

    August 10, 2005

    Swamp Thing

    The Skeleton Key unlocks a house that's haunted by camp

  • News

    March 23, 2005

    Choke the Chicken

    Adult businesses fear the "Smut Shop" bill will tax them into oblivion

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 29, 2004

    Best Jockey

    Ramsey Zimmerman

  • News

    February 4, 2004


    Look for local knockout Katina Mitchell at the newsstand (and up on roofs); plus, we're feeling the Joe-mentum and want to see how John Edwards measures up, and Sanford-Brown coach John Campbell gets the kudos he deserves

  • News

    June 4, 2003

    One-Track Mind

    On top of old Fairmount: Collinsville's humble racecourse is home to one of the nation's winningest Thoroughbred owners

  • Culture

    July 3, 2002

    Ice Ice Maybe

    A decade after Vanilla Ice melted down, he's back with the man who made him.

  • News

    June 19, 2002

    Penalty Kick

    Faded soccer glory seen in a U.S. World Cup team without St. Louis talent

  • News

    May 8, 2002

    Location, Location, Location

    Why downtown's the best place for a stadium, even without state money

  • News

    February 7, 2001

    The Midas Touch

    Cardinals owner Bill DeWitt Jr. has a knack for making money without risking his own. Meet the guy who wants you to cough up $250 million for a new stadium.

  • News

    March 1, 2000

    Gremlin on the Wing

    Why TWA keeps losing money and how Carl Icahn keeps cashing in at the airline's expense