After ten years and three months with a voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, Missouri is now one of the 33 states where gay couples can get hitched. There's still a legal battle to be fought, but Attorney General Chris Koster says he won't stop anyone from marrying while he appeals a St. Louis ... More >>
Brand new music festivals rarely go off without a few kinks to work out. Despite some interference from Mother Nature, the first year for Phases of the Moon Music and Arts Festival ran pretty smoothly. Located at the 3,000-acre Kennekuk County Park in Danville, Illinois, the festival drew 8,500 peop ... More >>
Have you heard? The St. Louis Rams are cursed -- cuuuurrrsed! Indeed, quarterback Sam Bradford's season-ending knee injury on Saturday has sports journalists and fans contemplating the supernatural to explain both the Ram's bad fortune and Bradford's ever-so-delicate ligaments. Bernie Miklasz's ... More >>
St. Louis' year-long birthday celebration is halfway over, and the stl250 campaign is starting to wind down. Stl250's executive director Erin Budde has stepped down from her paid position to accept a new job at the United Way, leaving the group without any paid staff. Budde says stl250's biggest pr ... More >>
Watch out, dear juggalos. There are some fake ass Gathering tickets going around, according to a press release from Psychopathic Records. And these fake ass tickets are being passed off and sold as the real thing by counterfeiters, much to the chagrin of those who shelled out hard-earned, real ass m ... More >>
Tesla won a major legislative battle last week when Republican leadership decided to pump the brakes on a bill that would effectively have kicked the electric car company out of Missouri. Tesla, which has a service center in St. Louis, says it sells cars directly to consumers -- not through franchi ... More >>
Quiz time! Are you the best of the best fans in baseball? See if you can match the St. Louis Cardinals players with the songs they choose to rock the stadium while they prepare to bat. Here's how the game works:
Whether he's catching fastballs, stopping runs or hitting homers, Yadier Molina is exciting to watch when he's at home plate. The New York Times noticed, so it sent a reporter to ask the St. Louis Cardinals catcher how he does it. In the Sunday story "From Behind the Plate, a Dutiful Master Orchest ... More >>
St. Louisans always think their Cardinals are poised for another World Series win. This time, the players of Major League Baseball agree with them. ESPN The Magazine passed an anonymous poll through the MLB locker rooms to get candid answers to some of baseball's most pressing questions: Are athle ... More >>
Missouri may be a no-coast state, but Southwest Airlines is expanding its service to add more direct flights to the East and West coasts.
The word "hipster" is used so often now we're not totally sure what it means anymore. In USA Today's latest weekend travel guide, "hipster" means eating donuts, shopping for vinyl and drinking craft beer. (Actually, that sounds pretty great.) The national newspaper offered readers its top picks f ... More >>
Good news, jet-setters. For the first time in twelve years, passengers at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport can now check their baggage at the ticket counter instead of wheeling it across the terminal to an explosive detector.
As this hellish winter slowly comes to an end, you may start to notice something strange in Missouri's lakes and ponds: Lots and lots of dead fish. Apparently, Missourians are braving the slowly climbing temperatures only to find their nearby body of water full of dead fish.
Are you Catholic? How rich is your family? What kind of person are you? One seven-word question answers these three intrusive queries and more for people in St. Louis: Where did you go to high school? St. Louisans are notorious for replacing, "Hi, how are you?" with this question about one's alma ... More >>
We think the Winter Olympics are great. That overtime shootout where Blues forward T.J. Oshie scored a crazy between-the-knees goal to win it all for team U.S.A? Wow. Just, wow. Instant classic. Alas, other "sports" at the Winter Olympics are decidedly less exciting. (We're looking at you, curling, ... More >>
A 65-year-old woman says she's writing to Pope Francis for help after her priest banned her from taking communion at her mother's funeral. Carol Parker and her partner of 20 years, Josephine Martin, say that even after 12 years of attending mass and taking communion, it wasn't until their priest at ... More >>
Last week's snow storm killed two Missourians in car crashes and left thousands across the state stranded and in need of help, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol. Troopers responded to 1,054 crashes -- including 96 injuries and two fatalities -- across Missouri during the storm on February 4 ... More >>
Bad news for anyone jonesing for a fresh, locally-sourced horseburger: When President Barack Obama signed the new federal budget late last week, he also signed a measure that effectively banned selling horse meat for human consumption in the U.S.. The $1.1 trillion spending package includes languag ... More >>
Why did we drink so much last night? Why do we always start of the new year with an epic hangover? New Years Day can be rough. With so many places closed and hungover brains barely functioning, Daily RFT is here to offer five St. Louis events and places that are still open today, in case you need t ... More >>
A particularly tech-savvy park ranger is behind a growing online conversation over attracting more people to the riverfront for events at the Gateway Arch. "National Park Service wants you to come hang out at the park," posts law enforcement ranger Coty Stief on Reddit. "What kind of programs would ... More >>
The Missouri Tigers are capping off an impressive, exciting season at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas next month. If you're planning to drive to Big D to watch Mizzou take on Oklahoma State, be warned: the quickest route is alternately tricky and borning.
A jury found John Cunningham, 44, guilty of voluntary manslaughter Friday after he shot and killed his uncle during an argument over pork steaks. Cunningham was trying to convince his uncle, Lessie Lowe, 44, that the cuts of meat they were about to cook were pork steaks, not pork chops. Lowe disagr ... More >>
The dust has only just settled on this year's installment of LouFest and already its organizers are looking to next year's event. LouFest 2014 will take place September 6 and 7, again in Forest Park. Here's the announcement from the mailing list e-mail: LouFest 2013 is officially in the books! Than ... More >>
Missouri has for years held onto its infamous title as Meth Capital of the United States and Franklin county reliably contributes to that statistic with a very high rate of meth labs busts. Now, Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke says that his office's efforts to combat meth -- and rising heroin us ... More >>
Last week, we published an item noting that, according to ESPN's Uni Watch Power Rankings, the St. Louis Cardinals are the "best-looking team" in all of major league sports. That much deserved ranking is specifically in reference to the team's great retro-style jerseys and all around spiffy uniforms ... More >>
The Missouri Department of Conservation is looking for a super-branchy evergreen to grace the governor's mansion this coming holiday season. But for the first time ever, the agency wants your super branchy evergreen. The MDC has sent out a casting call for a "white pine, Norway spruce, or eastern re ... More >>
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 >>
Last week, we brought you news of a controversial GOP bill to mandate all voters in the state of Missouri show some form of photo identification in order to cast a ballot. The proposal sparked backlash even before a scheduled hearing on Tuesday -- with opponents slamming the ID bill as a Republican ... 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 >>
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 >>
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.
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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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
A few miles away from the Masshysteri-a at the Wedge, The Rural Alberta Advantage played a short but sweet set culled from its 2008 album, Hometowns. (Flickr set; critpick) In front of a small, appreciative crowd, the bass-less trio spun songs about everything from rockslides to running aw ... More >>
Your daily guide to what they're whispering about in the next cubicle. HERE Ian Froeb resurrects Reader Review of the Week. Annie Zaleski tells us what's going on in the local music blogosphere. www.billmacewen.com "Is that an iMac in your pants or are you just happy to see me"? Is the city o ... More >>