In this weekly column, RFT Music gets to know local creatives, musicians and their missions. Get a slice of the local scene, complete with a snippet of sound and info about upcoming releases and shows. Stick around to see what St. Louis artists have to say whenever they Fill in the Blank. "Some peo ... More >>
Art and life co-habitate, informing, imitating, and enriching each other constantly. Each week in Better Living Through Music, RFT Music writer Ryan Wasoba explores this symbiotic relationship. My first musical memory involved a cassette tape of Michael Jackson's Thriller. I was in the backseat of ... More >>
Many people come up with the dumbest ideas of their lives during college. But, as Sean Branagan, director of the Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship at Syracuse University, observes, some pretty good ideas have come from college students, too: Facebook, FedEx, Dell computers, Google, Reddit, t ... More >>
The other day a colleague forwarded along a link citing a study in which St. Louis was ranked no. 4 in the nation for our Creative Class* contributions to the nation's greater good. Or so it first appeared. In a short paper titled "Is your Region ... Creative, Innovative, Productive, ... or Just P ... More >>
Former St. Louis Metropolitan Police Sergeant Larry Davis was sentenced in federal court today to 57 months in federal prison for seizing a huge amount of pot from places like FedEx and UPS and -- instead of submitting it into evidence -- taking it home and selling it with his brother, Linus. ... More >>
When former city police sergeant Larry Davis pleaded guilty in federal court last April to selling pot, it became clear: He was a dirty cop. But he might've been even dirtier, earlier -- and the Internal Affairs Division might have known about it and done nothing. On Monday, St. Louisan Tiffany Cart ... More >>
Gut Check is constantly sampling the best, worst and most confusing foods floating around the St. Louis area, but sometimes -- especially when it's 75 degrees Fahrenheit in March and feels like summer -- it can begin to weigh us down. We began to think: Is there such a thing as spring cleaning for t ... More >>
Today 36 clergy affixed their names to a paid ad and open letter to Riverfront Times' parent company Village Voice Media and the classified ad site Backpage.com. The full-page ad was published in the New York Times. The religious coalition demanded that we close down our legal, adult classifieds. ... More >>
Infected MushroomBrooklyn punks with the name so dumb it might be brilliant, Cerebral Ballzy, are back at Fubar on October 7. Cue the resounding chorus: "Isn't that kid's dad the CEO of Kinko's or some shit?" Grab your glowsticks: 2720 Cherokee snagged Infected Mushroom for a Thanksgiving ext ... More >>
Michael Webber: Says St. Louis is paying to hear what it wants to about the China Hub.Michael Webber, an air-cargo consultant based out of Kansas City, took a lot of heat yesterday from Daily RFT commenters when we re-published some of his thoughts on St. Louis' plans to transform Lambert Field i ... More >>
Look! Is that a Chinese cargo jet about to land in St. Louis, or just pie in the sky?Air cargo consultant Michael Webber does not mince words then it comes to questioning the promises tied to the proposed Midwest China Hub at Lambert St. Louis International Airport. Webber argues that the cargo h ... More >>
Express Scripts is St. Louis' largest company -- by far.The pharmaceutical management company Express Scripts isn't just the largest St. Louis company on this year's Fortune 500 list -- it's actually made the magazine's list of fastest growing companies across the nation.With 81.8 percent revenue ... More >>
Katie MoultonEd: Last weekend, the Beale Street Music Festival welcomed one of the stranger lineups of the season to Memphis: Cee-Lo Green, Ke$ha, Mumford & Sons, Jon Mellencamp, Lucinda Williams, Wilco, Gregg Allman and more. We sent Katie Moulton on a last minute road-trip and she brought ... More >>
Last week, Daily RFT told you about the search for a serial masturbator on the loose at the University of Missouri. Now comes this shocking masturbation tale from Platte County in far western Missouri. That's where John Gallagher, 19, was arrested last week on charges of breaking into his former ... More >>
What's an illegal immigrant gotta do to get some false paperwork around here? Evidently, it's become more difficult now that feds have busted a trio of St. Louis-based Mexicans operating a fake-document mill that would seem to rival Kinko's in one-stop-shopping efficiency. Resident alien c ... More >>
On Tuesday, noisy U.K. trio Male Bonding opened for Best Coast at the Gargoyle. During its set, Male Bonding made note of the show being dry -- e.g., sans alcohol, since the Gargoyle doesn't serve booze -- and quipped that it might have been its first sober show ever. This morning, Pitchfork publish ... More >>
Courtesy of SLMPD It was one "hot" summer for Jerry Cooley, according to St. Louis police. State and federal prosecutors have charged 57-year-old Jerry Cooley, of south city, with multiple counts of robbery and armed criminal action for holding up a handful of St. Louis retailers, and one ban ... More >>
Will more dissapointments be churned in this year's bowls?The college football regular season is at its end, with the exception of an Army-Navy game next weekend, now we wait for the plethora of meaningless bowls in coming weeks.The Bowl Championship Series relies on a combination of polls and ca ... More >>
And it might sell some train tickets, too.
Slogging through a pile of stale press releases, Unreal this morning realized we completely missed last weekend's Missouri Truck Driving Championships! Missouri Motor Carriers AssociationOnly 8 out of 136 drivers scored in the jackknife parallel parking competition!!Having thoroughly dried our eyes ... More >>
The economy has several advertisers sitting out this year's Super Bowl, but not AB/InBev. The Belgium-based brewer of Bud Light and everyone's favorite, Hoegaarden, has bought four-and-a-half minutes of time during the February 1 contest. The company's creative director, Bob La ... More >>
A bubbling demand for Missouri caviar spawns cutthroat competition.
Twenty-eight straight days pushing freight up and down the Big Muddy -- and oh-so-slowly
Mallinckrodt's workers were poisoned and the government said it would pay. So far, those promises haven't been kept.
If they'd sold drugs on a street corner, punishment would have been swift. Instead, they used the Internet -- and the party lasted for years.
Week of October 2, 2002
Two developers, three cities, the airport and the county are engaged in a dogfight over 438 acres of prime North County land. And there's plenty of sleaze to go around.
Mystery and memory shine upon those with their Hearts in the right places
Gary Stevenson is making good teachers want to quit. Why is he still employed?
To think that most of us didn't know any better
Tom Hanks finally grows up and delivers the adult romance of Cast Away
What Women Want has far too little on the mind
Westin St. Louis Hotel at Cupples Station
Directed by Alain Berliner
Directed by Frank Oz
Insurance-company evil comes in all sizes
Steve McCracken has overseen a 13-year, $800 million cleanup and burial of the radioactive waste at Weldon Spring. Now that the odyssey is nearing its end, one thought haunts him -- how to warn people in the future not to dig it up.