When is one woman's free speech another woman's harassment? The question continues to fester at the front gates of Planned Parenthood clinics across the county. That includes Columbia, Missouri, where last week lawyers successfully defended an anti-abortion protester charged with trespassing on th ... More >>
Big Star, it's said, was a band ahead of its time. But it's more true to say the band was out of its time, or maybe just out of time, period. Officially formed in 1971, the Memphis-based band featured two creative forces, Chris Bell and Alex Chilton, and the music they made together, and eventually ... More >>
Fresh off its National Donut Day celebration at Kuva Coffee last Friday, Strange Donuts (2709 Sutton Boulevard; 314-932-5851) announced plans for a third location in Columbia, Missouri. Co-owner Cory Smale made the announcement at the Donut Day party, but he tells us its been in the works for at lea ... More >>
After eight years in the Delmar Loop, Pizazz Furniture store is closing its doors. Owner Dan Neenan, who's been selling furniture here and in Columbia for 40 years, says he's closing the store to spend more time with his grandkids.
It's Homecoming Weekend at the University of Missouri, and alum-slash-Buzzfeed-writer Dan Oshinsky is making Tigers in St. Louis homesick for the Black and Gold. Oshinsky's '39 Things That Make You Want to Come Home to Columbia, Mo.' spread across social media like wildfire Tuesday as Mizzou alumni ... More >>
For as stiff and coy as the band's name may be, the David Wax Museum's hybrid of indie pop, folk and folkloric music flares with smart sonic ideas and timeless and in-the-moment images. Born and raised in Columbia, Missouri, Wax (that is his last name) still has family in University City and still h ... More >>
Our good friends at the Daily Beast have decided to torment us with another set of rankings, this time a list of the 25 smartest cities in this fine nation of ours. Last time they did this, St. Louis came in 32nd. But this time, instead of using statistics, they're relying on science! Stats can be c ... More >>
Five people were injured Sunday night during a car race at the last night of Missouri State Fair, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Columbia, Missouri's KOMU reports that Tyson Russell, 25, lost control during a turn, crashed through a guardrail and a safety fence and into the crowd.In ... More >>
Skip Harvey seems to have it all, at least from a karaoke fanatic's perspective. For the last few years, the Columbia, Missouri, resident has been the leading karaoke DJ at Eastside Tavern, one of the more bodacious places to emulate Freddie Mercury in Mid-Missouri. He also has lead karaoke sessions ... More >>
Police were called to a Columbia, Missouri, Chuck E. Cheese at 7 p.m. Sunday night after someone fired at least a half-dozen shots at the rodent-themed children's paradise. Police found six to eight shell casings and three bullet holes in the building. Really, Columbia?Police have footage from a ... More >>
Anna Moffatt and Eric Sargent in Tulsa. Courtesy of the Dive Poets.Roughly half of St. Louis' finnest fiddlin' folk/Americana outfit, the Dive Poets, took to the road recently -- Jeff York and Renato Durante stayed home with new babies, and Eric Sargent, Karl Eggers and Anna Moffatt comprised ... More >>
You know you wanna eat me.Sparky's Homemade Ice Cream in Columbia, Missouri, sold out of its first batch of cicada ice cream last week before it officially went on sale. Alas, the first batch was also last. This week the city's health department advised the ice cream retailer to hold off on a sec ... More >>
image viaIt's so easy to succumb to Grinch-ish-ness this time of year. It's dark, it's cold and you can't go anywhere without hearing fake-cheerful Muzaked Christmas songs. This all makes you especially vulnerable to the good sad songs, like "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" or "I'll B ... More >>
Pickleman's Gourmet Café is slated to open later this month at 3722 Laclede Avenue in Midtown. This will be the first St. Louis location for Pickleman's, which has two locations in Columbia, Missouri, and another in Springfield, Missouri. The fast-casual restaurant serves sandwiches and thin-cru ... More >>
artmoney.orgart money by Elisabeth Maria Hansson WejsflogFrom its independent movie theater/DVD shop/cafe, the Ragtag, to its annual True/False Film Fest, Columbia, Missouri, is a college town known for supporting art-house cinema, especially documentaries. Nathan Truesdell, a Columbia res ... More >>
Image sourceThe Columbia Police shot both McGruff and Scruff. WTF?Last week Daily RFT reported on the case of Jonathan E. Whitworth, a suspected drug dealer whose pit bull and corgi were shot (the pit bull fatally) when a SWAT team raided his house in Columbia, Missouri early one evening in Febru ... More >>
The results are in and in overwhelming fashion Daily RFT readers have voted the Columbia, Missouri, police department as last Friday's Ass Clowns of the Week. The Columbia po-po won nearly 69 percent of the vote after video footage surfaced last week showing the cops shooting two dogs during a ra ... More >>
This is part two of Robin Wheeler's Chef's Choice interview with Jarvis Putnam of Bossanova Restaurant & Martini Lounge. To read part one, click here. Stay tuned for part three tomorrow. Robin WheelerJarvis Putnam of Bossanova Restaurant & Martini LoungeDid your family cook when you we ... More >>
This is Part One of Robin Wheeler's Chef's Choice interview with Jarvis Putnam of Bossanova Restaurant & Martini Lounge. Part Two will be published tomorrow, Part Three on Friday. Robin WheelerJarvis Putnam of Bossanova Restaurant & Martini LoungeThink of food in Alton, Illinois, and som ... More >>
Big Star/Box Tops legend Alex Chilton's sad, unexpected death continues to reverberate throughout the music industry. Tributes are pouring in, from the LA Times and Rolling Stone to the NY Times and basically the entire SXSW music festival. Jason HarperThe cover of the Austin Chronicle's SXSW suppl ... More >>
HannemanAs if being a male cheerleader isn't humiliating enough...Police in Columbia, Missouri, say two female basketball players at the University of Missouri broke a male cheerleader's nose and left him with a black eye following an incident early Friday morning. JohnsonAccording to the Colu ... More >>
10 p.m. Friday, June 26, The Foxhole in the Atomic Cowboy, 4140 Manchester Avenue.
As you may know, the NBC affiliate in Columbia, Missouri, is owned and operated by the University of Missouri School of Journalism, which allows its students to hone their skills as reporters and anchors on a real television station. As you can see from the video below, one of these students may wan ... More >>
8 p.m. Wednesday, June 10. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Kiernan Maletsky of the Columbia, Missouri, webzine The Bathysphere dropped me a line to say that it just released a digital compilation of Missouri bands on its website -- for free! There's only one St. Louis act represented (Jumbling Towers, the track heard here), but some other great folks from K ... More >>
A group calling itself the Coalition to Control Tasers is asking the Columbia, Missouri, police department to review its policy on the use of the weapons.According to the Columbia Missourian, the coalition wants the police department to adopt a 52-policy guideline outlining how and when its officers ... More >>
The James Beard Foundation today announced the semifinalists (link PDF) for its restaurant and chef awards. Three St. Louis chefs made the cut in the "Best Chef: Midwest" category: Gerard Craft of Niche, Josh Galliano of Monarch and Kevin Nashan of Sidney Street Cafe. In addition, Mike Odette of the ... More >>
NASCAR returns to Gateway
Under the Yellow Moon
(Home Tone Records)
8 p.m. Friday, September 21. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Leaders of a now-defunct international aid charity face charges of funneling money to Iraq.
Columbia's a college town. It's also an eatin' town. Big-time.
Columbia's True/False Festival is the coolest four-year-old in Missouri.
icemannyr Maybe the baseball playoffs are filmed in too high definition. Watching the Cardinals' improbable run on TV is fun. John Mellencamp's pick-up truck song is more enjoyable after the nine-hundredth listen than Bob Seger's or Taylor Hicks' were, and the color commentary is solid. (Luis Go ... More >>
Friday, March 31, 9 p.m. Lemmons (5800 Gravois Avenue)
Saturday, August 6; Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center (3301 Lemp Avenue)
The True/False Film Festival is the cream of the documentary crop
But you can drink while watching
An upstart film festival in Tiger Town is generating big buzz
Tight melodies, true grit, a love of hair metal: The Doxies have it all
Loot dreams, pre-teen stars, Russian immigrants and (cough) very old men have the St. Louis table-tennis scene popping off
Saturday, Aug. 5; Blueberry Hill/Duck Room
New Asian restaurants on the St. Louis scene
The Superstars of Love throw a helluva party