The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod plans to raise and distribute $1 million worth of aid and supplies over the next three weeks in the Philippines, where Typhoon Haiyan tore through on November 8, causing wide-reaching devastation and more than 10,000 deaths. The church planned to have members from ... More >>
Reverend Larry Rice, the embattled director of New Life Evangelistic Center in downtown St. Louis, is facing one of his toughest battles yet -- an effort by downtown residents and business owners to revoke his hotel license and shut New Life's homeless shelter down for good. This particular fight, ... More >>
It doesn't matter what the United States Supreme Court has to say about marriage, God still thinks it should only be between a man and a woman! So says the Archdiocese of St. Louis, which was very quick to jump on today's landmark decision that the Defense of Marriage Act -- the law denying federa ... More >>
Update below: Sigh. Police officials this week say they have discovered that Lee Howard Davis, 47, a volunteer girls basketball coach at a parish in St. Charles possessed hundreds of images of child pornography -- all of prepubescent girls. "We want to reassure the families of the kids he may ha ... More >>
Electro-pop artist Dan Deacon and experimental psych-rockers Animal Collective will play the Pageant next Wednesday, and we've got two tickets!
Ten year's ago this month David Clohessy, director of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), was named one of the world's "25 Most Intriguing" by People magazine. Included in that 2002 class were actors and performers such as George Clooney and Britney Spears, world leaders the l ... More >>
Update: You've got two more days to enter this thing. There are two ways to win -- the first is by coming up with a new Randy Blythe slogan for us. And today I'm adding a second. Tell us your favorite Halloween song and a pair of tickets could be yours. It can be campy, kiddie, creepy or fit some ot ... More >>
In these jaded times, we're somewhat accustomed to hearing about sexual misconduct by Catholic priests. Less so from Episcopal priests. After all, they have to live by way fewer crazy rules. They can have sex, they can marry, they can be gay. Hell, they can even be women, believe it or not. But on ... More >>
Dan Deacon will play the Firebird this Sunday. It will be a good time; in this week's print issue RFT Music writer Ryan Wasoba gets you up to speed: "The solo performer built a reputation making tongue-in-cheek electro pop and treating his shows like enormous games of Simon Says." But Deacon has mo ... More >>
Randy Blythe is free! The Lamb of God front man has been held in Czech prison on manslaughter charges for the past five weeks. He was allowed to leave after posting a $400,000 bail, which the prosecutors asked the judge to deny for fear Blythe would never return to the country. As of last week, th ... More >>
Dethklok and Lamb of God, with support from Gojira, were supposed to make a stop at the Family Arena on August 15. It's a bill we've been excited about since it was first announced and was probably the marquee metal show of the summer. Unfortunately, the entire tour has just been cancelled because L ... More >>
The New Life Evangelistic Center has sent out a press release announcing that Reverend Larry Rice will file a federal lawsuit against both the City of St. Louis and St. Louis Public Safety Director Eddie Roth for shutting down his tent city, Integrity Village.
Paul Alvino is suing the church for not supervising a priest who molested him in the 70s.The Eastern District Court of Appeals ruled today that if a local Catholic priest with a history of sexually abusing children molests a young boy but does it solely off of church property, the Archdiocese o ... More >>
This is part one of Chrissy Wilmes' Chef's Choice profile of chef Jeff Robtoy of the Bleeding Deacon in south St. Louis. Part two, a Q&A with Robtoy, will be published tomorrow. Look for part three, a recipe from Robtoy, on Thursday. Chrissy WilmesJeff Robtoy, executive chef at the Bleeding Deacon ... More >>
Mmm! Plants!!!Sometimes only comfort food at a cozy south-city bar will do. But if you're among those who eschew consuming dead animals, burgers or super-hip ironic throwback meatloaf are not gonna cut it. But it's cool. The Bleeding Deacon (4123 Chippewa Street, 314-772-1813) has your back! ... More >>
Keegan HamiltonDan Deacon at the Billiken Club, April 2008This show slipped in very quietly a few weeks back: Baltimore innovator Dan Deacon is playing at the Gargoyle on Friday, March 4. Deacon last played at the Billiken Club a few years ago; his performance was epic. Now, public tickets we ... More >>
Image viaPat Boone wants you to eat his meat.Do you like steak? Do you believe that sexual intercourse is a divine gift meant to be enjoyed only between married couples of which one member has a penis and the other a vagina? Then we have good news for you!Gospel singer, Tea Party activist and one ... More >>
Of course it's a given that the Gnostics have the coolest-sounding name of any fringe group in the history of Christianity (though they just narrowly beat out the Albigensians). Back in the early, early days, around the second century CE, they did close readings of Jesus's teachings, looking for ... More >>
Welcome to Girl Walks into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This is part one of Alissa Nelson's two-part profile of Bleeding Deacon bartender Ryan Wilmsmeier. Part two, featuring a Q&A with Wilmsmeier, will be posted here tomorrow. Alissa NelsonHow ... More >>
The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod cleared the last hurdle this week in its attempt to sell Classic 99.1 (KFUO-FM) when the Federal Communications Commission approved the sale. Friends and financial backers of KFUO have been waging a year-long battle to save the station and had hoped that the FCC ... More >>
Image viaPam Tebow and the son she chose not to abort, Heisman Trophy-winner Tim.By now you've read about the kerfuffle over Tim Tebow's Super Bowl ad, the one where he and his mom Pam talk about how, when she was pregnant with Tim, she refused to have an abortion for health reasons. You've ... More >>
After 61 years on the airwaves, a last-ditch effort to save Classic 99.1 (KFUO-FM) was all for naught. Yesterday the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod announced the sale of the classical music station to Christian music broadcaster Joy FM. The church owns the rights to KFUO and began quietly negotia ... More >>
Last time we checked in on the saga of the San Luis Apartments in the Central West End, a St. Louis circuit court judge had just ruled that the Archdiocese could demolish the building to construct a parking lot and that local preservationist groups had no right to stop them.Seems like a pretty clear ... More >>
Robin Wheeler writes for the blog Poppy Mom. After years of making and eating fancy food, Robin is sick of it all. She's returning to the basics: recipes that haven't surfaced in three decades. She reports on the results for Gut Check every Tuesday.I'm not Catholic, but I love the Lenten season. Not ... More >>
My review of the Bleeding Deacon is now available online. The Bleeding Deacon is located at 4123 Chippewa Street. You can find the menu and more info at its Web site.In this week's Back of the House slideshow, photographer Jennifer Silverberg shows off the Bleeding Deacon and takes you into the kitc ... More >>
7 p.m. Thursday, June 28. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights.
8867 Ladue Road
For sale: three-bedroom Colonial in charming neighborhood. Hardwood floors. Lots of personality. And, oh yeah: Satan slept here.
Week of March 24, 2004
Week of February 4, 2004
The "asylums" depicted in The Magdalene Sisters undermine both the Catholic Church and the popular image of Ireland
Educator charged for failing to report alleged sex abuse
Opera Theatre of St. Louis opens its season with purple serpents and golden hippos
Slay and Rigali arias soured by lack of decisive action and bully-boy politics
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Special-Event Concert
Is the deputy mayor's wife beyond reproach, and who started these rumors, anyway?