In January Riverfront Times published its annual "News Challenge" -- 78 multiple-choice questions testing how well readers paid attention to current events over the past twelve months. Within a week, more than 100 of you submitted your answers to us. A few weeks later a dozen readers e-mailed a simi ... More >>
Clownvis Presley, with Little Rachel and the Griddle Kids
Oct. 12, 2012
I'll be honest: even after 30-odd years, I still think clowns are freaking scary. I'll never understand why parents enjoy parading humanoids with scary makeup, dead eyes and a sinister smile in front of their kids. ... More >>
This week thousands of international athletes will descend upon London to compete in 2012 Summer Olympic games. Some of the dozens of contests that make up the games are as old as ancient Greece; others are relative newcomers; and others are so incredibly inane that the International Olympic Committ ... More >>
Dylan Richter has a lot to work on over the next couple weeks. There's the dribbling while sliding on his knees. There's the throwing buckets of confetti on referees and fans and the hiding of the basketball in his shirt. And there's the spinning of the ball on his fingertips. You got to master that ... More >>
He helped the Washington University Bears win the 2009 NCAA Division III National Championship, was named the University Athletic Association Player of the Year and is a DIII All-Star. Now Dylan Richter has a new distinction: He's the latest member of the Harlem Globetrotters.
The basketball team ... More >>
The Harlem Globetrotters have announced their signing of area dunkmeister Jacob Tucker, who hails from Carlyle, Illinois, about 50 miles east of St. Louis.
The 23-year-old Tucker, you may recall, won the 2011 College Slam Dunk Contest earlier this year as a student at Illinois College, where ... More >>
It's that time of week again: In these hours before the weekend, you're left to wonder how to spend the next 50-60 hours. Before you begin the YouTube marathon on your couch, scan our weekly list of suggestions for affordable entertainment and then get out there! (But first, get dear old mom somethi ... More >>
(Article by Kristy Wendt)For those yearning for behind-the-scenes fodder on the battles, beefs, and trysts of hip-hop's high profilers, Kimberly Osorio's memoir Straight From the Source will make you feel like you're looking through their hotel room keyholes; you'll get a tantalizing glimpse, and no ... More >>
It's with a heavy heart that I pass along news of the death of Joe Henry. The former Negro League baseball player died early Friday morning after suffering several weeks of ill health.
"Prince" Henry, as Joe was known on the ball diamond, played in the Negro Leagues throughout the 1950s, ... More >>
Former Negro League ballplayer and erstwhile Riverfront Times columnist Joe Henry is reportedly in grave health. Henry's grandson, Sean Muhammad, passed along word that the 80-year-old baseball legend has spent much of the past few weeks in the hospital. The doctors, according to Muhammad, have diag ... More >>
Why waste money (or steal) those bogus Thriller remixes when you can get better Michael Jackson reinventions legally — for free? Plus, the history of the classic Harlem Globetrotters song "Sweet Georgia Brown."