St. Louis is a city where children beat immigrants for fun (unless our mayor swoops in and saves them like a superhero). In fact, there's so much crazy crime that we have our own newspaper, the St. Louis Evening Whirl, to cover it with headlines like: "Freaks, Chumps Ravish Da Lou" and "Crazed West ... More >>
Update, 8/27: Details have emerged. The Smashing Pumpkins' St. Louis date is October 18 and the venue is the Chaifetz Arena. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. The Smashing Pumpkins just announced a fall 2012 North American tour; the Canadian dates have been announced but so far only the U.S ... More >>
For many journalists, including DW Gibson, Studs Terkel's Working, originally published in 1974, remains a touchstone. Terkel took his tape recorder out into the streets of Chicago and interviewed some 200 people about what they did all day and how they felt about it, and then edited their responses ... More >>
Dave Matthews Band in 2007Dave Matthews Band has just announced its 2012 tour, and the extensive itinerary includes a stop in St. Louis -- Maryland Heights, technically -- at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (I-70 & Earth City Expressway. Maryland Heights, 314-298-9944). Brandi Carlile, who ... More >>
Our reign is over. St. Louis is no longer the Most Dangerous City in America, a title it held in '06 and again in 2010. Flint, Michigan, has stolen our thunder to become the new No. 1, according to the latest crime rankings from the always controversial CQ Press.The publisher of crime data statis ... More >>
Updated 11:40 a.m. with response from St. Louis police department. We're No. 1! Again. After first being named "America's Most Dangerous City" in 2006 and coming in second place last year, St. Louis has once again reached the top. This morning CQ Press released its annual crime rankings com ... More >>
St. Louis came close to its 2006 title as the nation's "Most Dangerous City", but alas it was not to be this year. Today CQ Press released its annual crime survey, a report which until recently ranked cities under the moniker "most dangerous." Today CQ Press uses the more PC term "crime rank" to ... More >>
St. Louis, ranked the "most dangerous city" in America in 2006, is now fourth on the list that's published by an independent firm criticized for its methods.On Monday, RFT photographer Jennifer Silverberg documented some of the people working and living in the "fourth most dangerous city in the coun ... More >>
Week of December 21, 2006
Residence Inn-Westport receives a request from beyond the grave (sorta). Plus: We chat with baseball's "Designated Hebrew," stack the Lou against Camden, New Jersey, and learn how to live flea-free.
King of the rink Leo White is ready for prime time, but is prime time ready for him?