Patrick Bray, a 51-year-old worker on the Blanchette Bridge rehabilitation project, was preparing this month for his retirement. Just a few weeks ago, he told his brother that he only needed to work 56 more hours but planned to stay on until July 1 so he could provide insurance for his granddaughter ... More >>
We all photograph our food these days. Just look at Instagram -- half the images in your newsfeed are bound to depict someone's dinner. Our food choices are inconsequential -- yesterday's lunch means nothing today, lest you be struck down with food poisoning. But what do our food choices say about S ... More >>
Though the sting of the Cardinals loss is still with us, it's high time we started looking on the bright side of life. Like, for instance, the fact that the Giants ultimately went on to win the World Series means -- it's Free Doritos Locos Tacos Day! That's right, for a short window of time today, ... More >>
If you've turned on the TV or gone on the internet today, you might know that the Eastern Seaboard is being battered by a freak hurricane, obnoxiously aptly named "Frankenstorm". Meteorologists and TV newscasters are running out of terrifying things to say about this bad boy, Hurricane Sandy, as i ... More >>
With the long weekend upon us, no doubt you've got some cheapy freeloaders crashing on your couch, looking to you for entertainment. Here are eight great diversions to while away the time, selected while we were researching last year's Best of St. Louis awards. Speaking of, this year's Best of St. ... More >>
As a long-time member of St. Louis media, Thomas Crone has been it all: author, journalist, photographer, DJ, webmaster, blogger, videographer, producer, director, actor, publisher, panelist and editor. (Including a spell as music editor of this fine publication.) The dude works on, like, ten proje ... More >>
The good news? The St. Louis online community is alive and well. The bad news? There's so much great content out there, it's extremely difficult to come up with a list of the best of the best. But, hey, this is the Internet. People love them some lists. We'd hate to disappoint. So, then, the ... More >>
The 2012 RFT Web Awards are a little over a week away, and finalists have been chosen by our panel of judges. This year's expanded list of categories includes a few related to music, including the return of Best Music Blog. There's also Best Club/Concert Web Site and Best Photostream/Flickr, which i ... More >>
FlickrThe U.K.'s all a-flutter with royal wedding fever. And really, who doesn't adore pretty princess-to-be Kate Middleton? She's been honored with a beer bearing her name, a Dunkin' Donut celebrating her nuptials to Diana's kid. She flipped pancakes on Shrove Tuesday and is getting acceptab ... More >>
No, not this kind.Tonight, the architect Michael Van Valkenburgh and CityArchRiver2015 will presenting his firm's winning plan from this summer's contest to redesign the grounds around the Arch. Indulge your inner architect and check it out, 6 p.m. at the Ferrara Theater downtown. (They would dig ... More >>
RFT Flickr Pool contributor scoodog shot this pic of the depressed lanes of Interstate 70 earlier this month. Not bad -- especially considering it was snapped with an iPhone. Image by Scoodog via FlickrClick to submit your photos to the RFT Flickr Pool.
RFT Flickr Pool contributor MzSusanB spotted some St. Louis firefighters in action on her way to work last month and stopped to snap a few pictures. This one rules:Susan via FlickrSo hot in herre.Click to submit your photos to the RFT Flickr Pool.
A nice shot of the building next to RFT world headquarters via a reflection in the window of a shop across the street:Image by Scoodog via FlickrWant to share your pictures? Upload them to the RFT Flickr Pool.
Peat Wollaeger via FlickrPeat's pots are out, stainless steel panels are in.South Grand Boulevard is about to undergo a $3 million facelift. Starting this month and lasting until spring of 2011 as part of the "Great Streets" initiative, a six block stretch from Arsenal to Humphrey Street will get ... More >>
Nestled amongst the massive collection of drunken party pics from Home Nightclub recently uploaded to the RFT Flickr Pool is this image, titled "Tools" by Susan63117:by Susan63117 via FlickrIt is almost timeless. It looks like it could have been taken in St. Louis anytime between 1810 and 2010. G ... More >>
There's nothing quite like a beautiful sunset at the ballpark...Antonia Quest via FlickrWant to share your own pictures? Click here to upload them to the RFT Flickr Pool.
Nikon 66 via the RFT Flickr Pool "Eros Bendato" by Igor Mitorag at the CitygardenYou, oh elegant downtown sculpture park, were opened to the public one year ago today. You haven't grown much since then (frankly, you were already pretty big to start with) but still, we've been through a lot togeth ... More >>
The plane is approaching St. Louis, the photographer's caption says, but the inherent beauty of the image is that the aircraft just seems suspended indefinitely in the clouds. It would have made a nice DVD cover for Up in the Air, no?Antonia Quest via FlickrWant to share your own pictures? Click ... More >>
via FlickrPeat Wollaeger's "Blaster Head" is a mind blower.Once upon a time, the River City had a reputation as something of a street art and graffiti mecca. That was way back in 2000 when Paint Louis was happening and some of the coolest cats to ever shake a can of spray paint made pilgrimages t ... More >>
It's that time of week again -- you're hopefully left with at least a few hours of free time where you can decide to do whatever you feel like: No time-sucking birthday lunches, Saturday morning soccer games or shift-covering for your slacker of a coworker. ("How has he not been fired yet?" you may ... More >>
Image sourceRule number one, if you're going to send something you wrote out into a public forum: PROOFREAD! You don't have to adhere to every last obscure rule of punctuation. But if you're going to, say, a rally to protest your government and you've taken the trouble to paint your back win ... More >>
If this image doesn't make want to make you sneak out of your office and bathe in the sun at Forest Park then you are an albino with severe pollen allergies."Spring in the Park" by Antonia Quest via FlickrClick here to upload your photos to the RFT's Flickr Pool.
image by Peat Wollaeger via Flickr S. Grand's "parking pots" are already amazing but what about the sidewalk?The City of St. Louis' Board of Public Service issued a "Request for Qualifications" last week looking for artists to create two-dimensional sidewalk art to decorate one of they city's sig ... More >>
Love this little gem posted onto our Flickr site today. BTW: Where do you get a "No Beggars" sign? Jamie Jessop via FlickrAdd your own photos to the RFT Flickr pool here.
It's cold. It's cloudy. It's probably not going away anytime soon.Maybe that's why this photo of Jefferson Barracks Cemetery from the RFT's Flickr Pool feels just about right today:photo by Nikon66 via FlickrClick here to add your pictures to the pool.
Via Artfinder12.2 on Flickr Yarn Bombing, it's like graffiti, only it's not.The Daily RFT spotted this photo of a "Yarn Bombing" on the Delmar Loop on Flickr. For the uninitiated, "Yarn Bombing" is like graffiti, only less permanent and more fuzzy.The biggest mention of this street art form we co ... More >>
This was uploaded to the RFT's Flickr pool earlier this week. Anyone know the terrorist artist that's responsible?Image by davidwraith can't sleep via FlickrUpload you own pictures to the RFT's Flickr pool. Also check out more photos of kick-ass St. Louis Street Art by clicking here.
Image via FlickrNo, it's not actually Bud Light.As the brewer has done in the past when there's been a natural disaster and clean water is hard to come by, they ship in drinking water in what looks like plain white beer cans. As memory serves, last time they did this was after Hurricane Katrina.T ... More >>
The end of 2009 brings one of those arbitrary milestones that marks the end of a decade, which prompts some of us to look back at the last ten years to see how far we've come and how much has changed. Yes, this is yet another one of those lists. Here is a list of things we did in 1999 that we either ... More >>
The construction of a sprawling 376-acre resort and casino next to the Columbia Bottom Conservation Area in North St. Louis County faces it's most critical vote yet tomorrow night.The St. Louis County Planning Commission already gave the initial go ahead to rezone the massive swath of land in a floo ... More >>
Photo by Crabchick via FlickrRecord companies have been dragged kicking and screaming by consumers (and Apple) into the digital age in the last ten years. And predictions are that 2010 will mark a tipping point where music purchased digitally via download will account for more than half of all mu ... More >>
The fifth-annual Tomato Fest at Iron Barley in South St. Louis wrapped up Sunday with owner Tom Coghill and a crew of 90 volunteers working to create the world's longest bacon-lettuce-and-tomato sandwich, at 179-feet, two-inches. (That's a lot of bacon -- 500 pounds of savory, crispy, delicious baco ... More >>
uploaded by Uncle Pilot to the RFT Flickr PoolTechnically as of last night, we're about to wrap up just the sixth coolest July on record. That doesn't mean it wasn't the coolest, though. The lowest average temperature in July came in 1961 and 1891, when it was typically a balmy 74.9 degrees. Here ... More >>
It's impossible to describe the spectacle that was last night's Fischerspooner show at the Pageant, so I'm going to let photos I snapped tell the story. Entire Flickr set here. All photos by Annie Zaleski, all rights reserved -- please get permission if you want to re-use them. Casey Spooner ... More >>
On Wednesday Timothy M. Dolan was installed as the tenth archbishop of New York. photo by catholicrelief (via Flickr)Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan's a New Yorker now -- but he'll always be a St. LouisanIn its coverage, the New York Times notes that Dolan touched on two hot-button issues for Catholics ... More >>
Flickr Urn-ing your business.If things keep going the way the are, gravediggers will have to find something else to do with their shovels. As the recession deepens, families in increasing numbers, according to the National Funeral Directors Association, are taking their dead to cre ... More >>
To go along with the Old School Tattoo Expo photos posted over the weekend, check out this Flickr group: Food Tattoos. Link via Iron Stef. - Nick Lucchesi