"Illustrious compeers!" shouts magician Dal Sanders, his mic-amplified voice booming across a 21st floor meeting hall within the Renaissance Grand Hotel in downtown St. Louis on Thursday. "It is my duty to govern with mission and unity," he continues, "to expound the law, to obligate neophytes and ... More >>
John Hendrix makes a living creating illustrations and covers for periodicals such as the New York Times and Rolling Stone. It's a difficult field to break into, and it's just as difficult to maintain one's standing because you have to keep producing at a steady rate. "Sometimes you get a call at ... More >>
Image viaThe rules of the game: Try to guess what Kanye meant by these quotes in less time than it takes to make sure you read them correctly.The only thing that's legitimately surprising about Kanye West comparing himself to Hitler last weekend is that he did so in a negative sense. To the a ... More >>
In this week's feature story, "Smackdown," we chronicle the life of Angela Halliday, a self-described heroin junkie from Bethalto, Illinois, who's now facing drug-induced homicide charges for her alleged role in a drug deal that led to an acquaintance's fatal heroin overdose. Halliday, a fo ... More >>
Kathryn Blume tries to change the world
Some people can juggle with one hand tied behind their back. Thirteen-year-old Book Kennison can do it with one foot tied behind his head.
A workhouse inmate claims he was wrongly beaten, and city officials scramble to get their stories straight
An appreciation of the artistry of Ricky Jay