Catrina McGhaw was watching an episode of A&E's Cold Case Files on suspected St. Louis serial killer Maury Travis when something struck her as strangely familiar. The house where Travis is suspected of tying up, torturing and killing at least two -- and possibly as many as ten -- women is the same ... More >>
Saint Louis University students found a swastika formed out of lit tea candles outside a residence hall for first- and second-year students last week. The campus' public safety department and St. Louis Metropolitan Police are investigating, but police say they haven't identified a suspect. The sym ... More >>
***ABUSE / RAPE TRIGGER WARNING*** I can't stop thinking about Rihanna. Her single, "Stay," came out a year ago this month and it's still omnipresent. I'll hear it on the radio, in the grocery store and played on the jukebox at a bar by some sad bastard with no concept of appropriate public drinkin ... More >>
Wedding bells are ringing for the most infamous convicted killer of all time, and his bride-to-be is a hometown girl. She goes by Star, a name given her by Charles Manson, the cult leader serving a life sentence in California. Star -- a 25-year-old Susan Atkins-lookalike who moved from St. Louis to ... More >>
I'm like a lot of internet-addicted losers out there, meaning that I read a lot about serial killers. Despite admitting that, I'm still not sure where I came up with this concept. Maybe it's because I'm going to the Gathering of the Juggalos for RFT Music in just over a week and I'm trying to mental ... More >>
Ever wondered if Pink Floyd purposefully synced Dark Side of the Moon with the Wizard of Oz? Or if Johnny Cash actually had the Folsom Prison blues? Gary Graff and Daniel Durchholz tackle these questions and more in their newest book Rock 'n' Roll Myths: The True Stories Behind the Most Infamous Leg ... More >>
hellohighplaces.blogspot.com High Places' Rob Barber and Mary Pearson are sonic soulmates who finish each others sentences and have found a common ground despite their disparate backgrounds--Pearson grew up in rural Michigan playing the bassoon, and Barber came up in the urban desolation of P ... More >>
8 p.m. Monday, January 24. Cranky Yellow, 2847 Cherokee Street.
From our friend Studies in Crap, formerly in Kansas City, now in LA, who spotted this billboard way out in Kansas: image via It's been observed that the sheaf of wheat in Our Lord's left hand resembles a leaf of pot and that Our Lord himself resembles Charles Manson. Merry Christmas!
What: Mike Siculan and family present an exhibition of authentic sideshow banners from the glory days of the Midway. Where:The Historic Firehouse, 3555 Salena Street, St. Louis Better Than: A third season of ''Carnivale'' Last night, The Historic Firehouse on Salena in the Marine Villa neighborhood ... More >>
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