Tonight, under the lights in a boxing ring in Las Vegas, local boy Ryan Coyne will finally get the chance to fight.
As we documented in our March 14 feature "Don King's Final Round," the St. Charles southpaw saw his promising career grind to a halt after his relationship with King went sour.
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This week's cover story -- "Don King's Final Round" -- followed the ups and downs of St. Charles native Ryan "Irish Outlaw" Coyne in his legal battle against the legendary promoter Don King.
Despite the fact both men have sued each other, King recently offered Coyne the opportunity to fight anothe ... More >>
Think St. Louis could use a microbrewery trolley system? How about a set of City Museum-like playgrounds for adults? Or is it time to give street artists free reign? Some people out there think so.
Voting began this week for Rally Saint Louis, a crowd-sourced and publicly-funded ideas competition ... More >>
Diplomacy between nations doesn't always involve dignitaries or high-level negotiations. A group with a presence in St. Louis engages in "cultural diplomacy," which involves exchanging musical expertise between Americans and countries often hit hard by conflict. Since it became incorporated as a non ... More >>
Ahti Vilppula made his millions in media and metals in Europe.It reads like the plot to a James Bond flick. New complaints added to a federal lawsuit in St. Louis suggest that a Finnish businessman with alleged ties to organized crime in Europe and the Middle East is attempting to gain control of ... More >>
Image viaNow that Egypt's Hosni Mubarak has finally given in to the masses of brave demonstrators (and military leaders) demanding his resignation, we couldn't help but fantasize about who should follow his example.There are, after all, a ton of terrible dictators out there -- and the world would ... More >>
The word for "snow" in Tajik is "barf." "Yellow snow" is "zard barf." There is a brand of laundry detergent called Barf, available for purchase across Central Asia and in parts of Europe.
We learned this fun fact from some former Peace Corps volunteers who served in Uzbekistan, a l ... More >>
A pair of drum 'n bass record labels, Droidsong Recordings and UnitOvOne Recordings, have coalesced in recent months. Droidsong Recordings, which has its official launch party on Saturday, May 29, at the Gramophone, is an entirely new project fronted by Britton Clapp of St. Louis, who spins ... More >>
Borat: Not a Turkmen. He's a Kazakh. Duh!Sadly, this story has nothing to do with a Borat sequel, though it does have all the trappings of such a farce. As Daily RFT has just learned, St. Louis played host last week to a cadre of dignitaries from Turkmenistan. The group was here to surv ... More >>
RFT staff writer Aimee Levitt and her cat, Bess, continue their culinary adventure.Bess just hissed.This is a rare occurrence these days. In our old apartment, she hissed a lot, but that was because one of our cat-roommates, Henry, was an asshole. He liked to eat her food and lie on her favorite spo ... More >>