On Thursday, this year's Oscar nominations will be announced, also known as national Gah! What Were Those Idiot Voters Thinking Day. We can't wait, so in the meantime, we give you this:
Mayetta Epps-Miller of East St. Louis died on New Year's Eve. She was 111 years old. That made her the oldest person living in Illinois, and also one of our nation's elite supercentenarians, (meaning she was at least 110 and a superhero). Epps was born in April of 1901. It's hard to get your h ... More >>
Former RFT staff writer Albert Samaha, a Bay-Area native, just published the following for our sister paper in San Francisco, SF Weekly. Enjoy!Today, roaming bands of Giants Nation will converge on Busch Stadium to watch game three of the NLCS.Of course, San Franciscans leaving the safety of our pen ... More >>
Environmentalists decry the expansion of a gigantic Illinois landfill.
You'd think we'd learned our lesson from the Big Beautiful Brouhaha of 2005.
Last Stand does very, very right by its predecessors
The Woods (Sub Pop)
Week of May 1, 2002