No matter the issue, Missouri has always been labeled as a state of two distinct camps: Yankee vs. Confederate, urban vs. rural, Blue state vs. Red, Calvin pissing on a Ford logo/Calvin pissing on a Chevy logo and — most divisive of all — "Missouri" vs. "Missourah." In reality, though, ... More >>
It used to be that a prisoner's debt to society could be paid on a chain gang by breaking rocks and clearing fields. In Missouri today, however, convicts are growing tomatoes, okra, pumpkins and carrots. The Missouri Department of Corrections announced earlier this month that its Restorative Justi ... More >>
Formed in the Fall of 2009, Roundheels has taken nearly four years to release its first CD. With the release party of Phonocology finally approaching on Friday, August 2 at the Heavy Anchor, RFT Music sat down with drummer Eric Moore and discussed the future of Roundheels, his label Tension/Release ... More >>
Reporting the weather can be a dirty business in St. Louis -- and for Chris Higgins, FOX 2 meteorologist, the snowstorm over the weekend apparently pushed him to a new low. Higgins has posted on his Facebook page a ranty "open letter" directed to "all the haters" out there. Who are these haters, ... More >>
St. Louis has an All-American city in its northern suburbs. The National Civic League recently named Ferguson as one of 26 finalists in its 2010 All-America City Awards. To become a finalist, Ferguson completed an application documenting three community projects that address their communities' ... More >>
NOT the letter in question.A Missouri inmate serving a five-year sentence for unlawful use of a weapon made threats to kill President Barack Obama, according to a federal indictment. Josh Randall McCallum, 32, threatened to shoot the president in a letter mailed from the Northeast Corre ... More >>
If you wait long enough, he will come. When he comes, you will get to see him. Repeat these lines over and over and you get the sense what it was like waiting two and a half hours last night to see Bill Clinton at Kirkwood High School.
Prison Performing Arts
The only thing keeping the Japanese from buying the Midwest's finest beef is the USDA
Missouri inmates are performing tales of murder, greed and insanity -- and learning how to leave their old lives behind
She thought she lived in a secure place. What she didn't know was that her landlord, desperate for tenants, would invite terror inside.
Watermelon, Chicken and Gritz (Atlantic)
He talks his way through theatrical productions -- and fellow theatergoers thank him for it
Local honchos stop the press at a stadium-financing confab; plus, other St. Louis follies and foibles
Neko Case's new album, Furnace Room Lullaby, generates real heat
Kevin Pelot struggles to articulate the thoughts fermenting inside him, sealed in the cask of prison life