Gang Violence

  • News

    April 28, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    State Rep: St. Louis Gangs at War! Police: No They're Not. Shut Up.

    Following a bloody weekend that left several north city residents dead, State Rep. Jamilah Nasheed (D - North St. Louis) says St. Louis gangs are at war and she wants the police to exert all their energy in quelling the violence. Nasheed tells KMOX that she's heard that gangs controlling the the 440 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    Latin King Gang Member Shot While Tagging Garage Near Fairmount Park

    ​A southwestern Illinois man claims he shot in self defense when a 17-year-old gang-banger attempted to break into the home where he was staying Tuesday night.Law officers, however, tell another story. They say the 38-year-old shooter fired at the teen from a distance of 75 to 100 feet away. And - ... More >>

  • Music

    November 12, 2009

    Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

    9:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 18. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Ding, Dong Rush is Gone!

    Years from now we'll remember this as nothing more than a really strange dream.​Score one for that "vast liberal conspiracy" and the "state-run media media scum." Yesterday, Dave Checketts announced that he was dropping Rush Limbaugh from his investment group that is attempting to purchase th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    Why the Rams Shouldn't Sell to Rush Limbaugh

    ​Post-Dispatch sports columnist Bryan Burwell lays out a convincing argument today why the Rams and the NFL should steer clear of Rush Limbaugh -- who stated Monday that he wants to buy the St. Louis football team. Among Burwell's arguments are these quotes that the columnist attributes direc ... More >>

  • Music

    September 23, 2009

    Bettye LaVette

    8 p.m. Friday, September 25. The Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Boulevard.

  • Music

    July 29, 2009

    Venice Is Sinking

    9 p.m. Saturday, August 1. Lemmons, 5800 Gravois Avenue.

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    Re: St. Louis Police Dismantle North City Drug Ring (St. Louis continues to imitate The Wire )

    joevince3.files.wordpress.comStringer Bell is a bad mofoSt. Louis police announced yesterday that they had dismantled of a massive drug-dealing ring in north St. Louis' Jeff Vander Lou neighborhood by arresting 15 gang members and seizing 19 firearms and $1.5 million in cash and valuables. The group ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    St. Louis Police Dismantle North City Drug Ring; 15 Members of Gang Indicted

    The U.S. Attorney's Office and the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department today announced the indictment and arrest of 15 area people charged with operating a major cocaine operation in St. Louis. The investigation focused on gang-related drug activity in the Jeff Vander Lou area (see map below) o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    Woodstock (or Altamont) in the Ozarks -- The 35th Anniversary

    ozarkmusicfestivalexhibit.comThe Ozark Music Festival kicked off 35 years ago last Saturday, July 18, at the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia. Concert promoters had assured Sedalians that they would be hosting a "soft rock" festival with 50,000 spectators.Instead, 160,000 people (and that's a c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    That's 10 Homicides Less than Last Year! spokeswoman Erica Van Ross reports in a statement to the media that this morning's bloodbath downtown brings the 2009 homicide count in the city up to 38.The good news is, that's ten fewer stiffs than last year by this time. "Of the 38 homicides we've had this year, ... More >>

  • Music

    March 25, 2009

    Drive-By Truckers

    8 p.m. Saturday, March 28. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.

  • Music

    December 24, 2008

    Bottle Rockets

    9:30 p.m. Saturday, December 27. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.

  • Dining

    March 12, 2008
  • Music

    February 27, 2008

    The Felice Brothers

    8 p.m. Friday, February 29. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard

  • Music

    October 10, 2007

    We Versus the Shark

    9 p.m. Thursday, October 11. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street.

  • Music

    June 13, 2007

    The Drams

    6 p.m. Friday, June 15. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.

  • Home Entertainment

    May 23, 2007


    Spider-Man 3 spins a web of mediocrity.

  • Home Entertainment

    March 14, 2007

    Concrete Jungle Gym

    In Crackdown, the city is your playground.

  • Music

    January 24, 2007

    Cross Canadian Ragweed

    8 p.m. Thursday, January 25. VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino (777 Casino Center Drive, Maryland Heights).

  • Home Entertainment

    October 4, 2006

    Copycat Killer

    Saints Row shamelessly apes Grand Theft Auto.

  • Film

    June 21, 2006

    Film Openings

    Week of June 21, 2006

  • Film

    June 21, 2006

    Deep Doo-doo

    A modern-day Bonnie and Clyde are after your money again

  • Music

    June 21, 2006

    Lynyrd Skynyrd/Shooter Jennings

    Tuesday, June 27. UMB Bank Pavilion (14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights)

  • Music

    June 21, 2006

    Drive-By Truckers

    7 p.m. Friday, June 23. UMB Bank Pavilion (14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights)

  • Music

    December 7, 2005

    Mound City Music Fest

    Saturday, December 10; The Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard)

  • Home Entertainment

    November 9, 2005
  • Music

    August 31, 2005

    Weird War

    Illuminated by the Light (Drag City)

  • Music

    August 31, 2005

    Cold as Ice

    Two St. Louis rappers deconstruct an early-'90s classic

  • Film

    June 22, 2005

    Dance, Dance, Revolution

    Hip-hop, clowns and war dances meet on the street in Rize

  • News

    February 23, 2005

    Life After Death Row

    From maximum security in Potosi to a bungalow in Maplewood: The odyssey of Rabbit, a.k.a. Robert Driscoll

  • Music

    September 8, 2004

    All Oddz on Me

    Think you know who killed 2Pac? Wanna bet?

  • Music

    March 31, 2004


    The Lex Diamond Story (Universal)

  • Calendar

    March 26, 2003
  • Film

    March 5, 2003

    God Forsaken

    The brutal, brilliant City of God takes us inside Rio de Janeiro's urban decay

  • News

    February 19, 2003

    Who's Afraid of Anthony Shahid?

    He's a hero to some, a pain to others. Either way, he makes people very nervous.

  • Film

    December 18, 2002

    Meaner Streets

    Scorsese looks at the roots of New York's violence, with mixed results

  • News

    October 30, 2002

    Open Season

    Police crackdown on guns and gangs runs into Way of the Gun mentality

  • News

    September 18, 2002

    Deadly Dilemma

    In Stanley Parker's neighborhood, what you wear and where you go can get you killed

  • News

    May 1, 2002


    Those who follow the way of the gun have their many reasons. Just ask them.

  • News

    January 9, 2002

    Fallen Angel

    Angela Coffel, the first woman in Missouri deemed a sexually violent predator, is locked up despite overwhelming evidence that she isn't one.

  • Film

    August 29, 2001

    Blood Brother

    As fatalistic and deadpan as ever, Takeshi Kitano brings his trademark style to America

  • News

    July 4, 2001


    The only person likely to pay for killing LaTanya Mickles-Hamlin is the guy who named the alleged triggerman

  • Culture

    June 21, 2000

    West Side Story

    By Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim (The Muny)

  • News

    February 16, 2000

    Cruel and Usual

    Tamms Correctional Center is one of the toughest, most expensive and least crowded prisons in the nation. But does it accomplish anything - besides driving inmates insane?

  • News

    July 28, 1999

    Lost in America

    When the feds busted the "Black String Gang," they scratched the surface of the Vietnamese youth problem in South St. Louis. But no one's bothered to dig deeper into how it started.