Update below: Mark Ficken, the announcer at the center of the Missouri State Fair rodeo scandal, did nothing wrong during the controversial Obama clown performance. That is according to the Boonville School District, which is today releasing findings of its investigation into Ficken, who is the dis ... More >>
Mark Ficken, president of the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association and a fair announcer caught up in a major scandal this weekend, is pushing back against reports that he made offensive remarks about a bull running down a rodeo clown wearing an Obama mask. As we reported this morning, the Missouri Stat ... More >>
The rodeo clown behind the Obama stunt over the weekend that has sparked national outrage has been banned from ever participating in or performing at the Missouri State Fair again, officials announced this afternoon. In case you haven't been following the drama, a rodeo clown in an Obama mask appe ... More >>
Image viaCpt. Nathaniel Lyon -- Unionist, religious, and pretty brutal"Sophocles himself could not have better staged the tragedy that unfolded in Missouri in the spring and summer of 1861." So wrote University of Cincinnati Professor Christopher Phillips over the weekend in The New York Times w ... More >>
A Missouri director heads home
After years of bitter silence, a Missouri baseball phenom talks about his legend
A theater field trip to bucolic Arrow Rock is well worth the drive
Will the real Lavell Webb please stand up?
How long does it take to drive from here to Kansas City? Depends on how much you want to see.
Nelly and the St. Lunatics are riding high, but their brother City Spud isn't riding with them. "I'm human. I made a mistake," he says from prison.
Published the week of April 12, 2000
In 1963, a group of African-American runaways and truants was sent to a rural reform school. Then the nightmare began.
Kevin Pelot struggles to articulate the thoughts fermenting inside him, sealed in the cask of prison life