Trust me, I know it's hot here. I have no air conditioner, and I walk most places. I'm well aware of the temperature at all times. However, the abnormally hot summer St. Louis is experiencing is not a localized occurrence. AP writer Seth Borentstein has an article over at Salon that explains why Gre ... More >>
In clowns we trust -- God help us.Congressman John Shimkus has won his second election of the month. On November 2 voters in southwestern Illinois elected the Republican from Collinsville to his seventh term in Congress. And, over the weekend, Daily RFT voted Shimkus their Ass Clown of the ... More >>
It's that time of the week. Time to vote for the local newsmaker of the week whose words or actions brought them the most shame/humiliation. In other words, who's the Ass Clown of the Week? And the nominees... 1. John Shimkus: The Republican from Collinsville, Illinois, said this week that he was ... More >>
Rep. John Shimkus: Dinosaurs loved carbon, too. The man who wants to be chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee overseeing the nation's environmental regulation says a comment he made in a hearing last year was taken out of context. The Republican from Collinsville, Illinois, was speakin ... More >>
The always entertaining and criminally underrated Cracker performs this evening at the Alton Riverfront Amphitheater as part of the Alton River Festival. The band's most recent album is Sunrise in the Land of Milk and Honey, a taut collection of straightforward rock songs that both mirror and moc ... More >>
Sad news: Matty Kleemann, guitarist/vocalist for synthrockers Nothing Still, has apparently passed away. No further details are available yet, but the band's Facebook and MySpace page are filling up with tributes to the musician. I have an email into the band's manager for comment. Nothing Still's l ... More >>
8 p.m. Sunday, June 11. The Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard)
Nearly 900 botanists are working to chronicle our biological heritage. And boy are they a wacky bunch.
Andrew Bird whistles even when he's sad
What's a little statutory rape between R. Kelly and his fans?
Science Center's Fall Film Fest
An intimate production addresses AIDS without mentioning its name, and ghosts fill the stage
Saturday, May 26; Off Broadway.