Missouri's filthy-rich Democratic senator has sage advice for "possible" presidential candidate Hillary Clinton: Let your money flag fly! McCaskill went on Morning Joe to give her thoughts on pressing issues like Dr. Oz (bad), the Cardinals (good), and Iraq (she's not sure what to do over there). B ... More >>
Some people might be tired of hearing about them, but as long as they continue to get paid low wages, fast food workers say they'll keep protesting-- and on Thursday, their actions went global. Spearheaded by the Service Employees International Union, the largest fast food worker strike ever took p ... More >>
St. Louis suburbs dominate this year's list of the top ten places to live in Missouri, but the study's authors couldn't help throwing St. Louis a jab over its violent crime and other "sinful" attributes.
Today, St. Louis activists who have regularly protested Peabody Energy with high-profile rallies are pushing forward with a new kind of action against the corporation -- one that they say has not been tried before in the city. The coalition of groups, spearheaded by Missourians Organizing for Refo ... More >>
[Jumbling Towers recently contributed the score to the documentary Build Me a World, concerning students in a low-performing high school in Chattanooga, Tennessee. That film will screen at 6:30 p.m. this Thursday, February 7, at the Tivoli (6350 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-727-7271). In t ... More >>
7 p.m. Tuesday, December 4. Pop's, 401 Monsanto Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
Film critic Karina Longworth is reporting from the Toronto International Film Festival this week. The best, most daring and form-defying documentaries in the world right now are being funded by the Danish Film Institute, and so it goes that the nonfiction knockout of TIFF thus far is The Act of Ki ... More >>
Most St. Louisians worth their salt know the myth of Pruitt-Igoe: a huge public housing complex opened in the mid-1950s to replace slum apartments, demolished just 20 years later in disrepair. But interest in the 33 acre vacant lot that remains has spiked recently, following the release ... More >>
Phillip Andrew Morton grew up in Spanish Lake, studied film at Webster University and then headed to Hollywood, where he's produced videos for comic Katt Williams and edited trailers for movies like "Ocean's 13." But now, the 32-year-old is putting the finishing touches on a documentary about his ho ... More >>
Albert Samaha"I think the state legislators are correct in cutting it down to size," said Manley.We're deep into the third week of the Missouri legislature's special session and the economic development package featuring the "St. Louis Aerotropolis" proposal is still in the midst of serious debat ... More >>
image viaDo you have any idea what to do with these 37 acres?Since 1977, when the last remnants of the Pruitt-Igoe Housing Project were destroyed, most of the 57-acre site at the corner of Cass and North Jefferson avenues has lain dormant. Some developers, notably Paul McKee of NorthSide Deve ... More >>
Nixon compared his budget to a bowl of porridge.Less than a week after announcing hefty cuts to Missouri higher education, Gov. Jay Nixon traveled to St. Louis to promote college scholarships for urban kids in low-income families. Speaking to a gathering of school officials at St. Louis Com ... More >>
Daily RFT stumbled across this recently-uploaded student documentary today, and learned -- among other things -- that the nation's biggest shantytowns during the Great Depression were right here in STL. It's worth a look.
Despite being blocked by an unrelated amendment on Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed the Child Nutrition Bill yesterday. The AP gives the details of the final bill, and explains that the added amendment, pertaining to background checks for child care workers, was passed in a separate bi ... More >>
This morning, Sade announced a series of tour dates for 2011, its first world tour in a decade. St. Louisans have reason to rejoice about this: The U.K. group is coming to town -- LiveNation sent out a press release which says "STAY TUNED - ST. LOUIS SHOW TO BE ANNOUNCED!" Sade's latest album, Soldi ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, September 30. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
According to SeatGeek.com, a website which compiles data on the costs of tickets for various sporting and music events in the secondary market, the St. Louis Cardinals' overall ticket prices are up 24 percent going into 2010 over the second-half of last year. This should come as no surprise, ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsWould you pay $50 grand a year to go here?If you want to go to Washington University next year, you should aspire to be one of the following: 1) A stellar athlete, 2) Someone with phenomenal credit, 3) Super-rich or 4) Really good at proving to the people who give government gran ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/blazin glory We have an enduring preoccupation with happiness. It's an American art form. Pollsters are constantly probing our psyches, measuring our mood swings, tracking our current level of contentment. Interestingly, though hardly surprising -- as T ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, November 21. Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center, on the campus of the University of Missouri-St. Louis, 1 University Boulevard.
Hip-hop rules the night every Thursday at Atomic Cowboy, and this week's show is no exception: Minneapolis invades the Lou in the form of Prof and Rahzwell, Kanser and St. Paul Slim. Prof and Rahzwell are touring behind a free album called Recession Music, which they're releasing for free via Stopho ... More >>
Do fish feel pain? An angler considers the question. (Slate)A fast-food chain as a sign of national security in the Philippines. (Washington Post)Screw the recession: It's a $4,000 (roughly) curry! (Daily Mail)
8 p.m. Friday, October 29. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street.
How New York City restaurants are weathering the financial crisis. (MSNBC) David Lett, the "father" of Oregon pinot noir, has died. (San Jose Mercury-News) A very cool story about a Palestinian microbrewer. (AFP) - Ian Froeb
Today's food crisis update: The rise in food costs could imperil several years' worth of anti-poverty efforts. (Los Angeles Times) PETA offers a $1 million prize for developing fake meat. (New York Times) A in-depth look at the controversy over eating meat and dairy from cloned animals. (Guardian) ... More >>
In food, as in the arts, influence isn't always linear. It's a give-and-take between recipes and traditions hundreds or even thousands of years old and the rapidly shrinking modern world that globalization, for better or worse, has brought us. All you need to do is spend a minute watching the image ... More >>
There were no hoops when local pols gathered at Vashon High School, just trash talk. Thursday night's forum on developer Paul McKee Jr.'s north-side properties was a time for declarations. Fifth Ward Alderwoman April Ford-Griffin warmed up the crowd with these lines: "We will not live with public ... More >>
9 p.m. Tuesday, August 21. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City
Freedom's Road (Universal Republic)
8 p.m. Tuesday, March 6. Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center (3301 Lemp Avenue).
How can you tell when a neighborhood has "arrived"?
Washington University Assembly Series
The Page Avenue extension
Downtown Memphis is already where downtown St. Louis hopes to go