Editor: Tef Poe is an artist from the St. Louis area. Through powerful imagery and complicated honesty, he has earned a reputation as one of the best rappers telling the story of St. Louis, which is about much more than one place. Poe has been featured in music publications such as XXL and Urb Magaz ... More >>
Killer Mike and El-P have a bond that goes beyond explanation. Sure, they both make loud, abrasive rap music that often features painful introspection as well as political and societal critiques. And they are equally opposed to the cliquish mindset that is unable to reconcile a boisterous southern r ... More >>
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 The Firebird 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."
Joe doesn't buy into the "magical Negro" business.
How the story of a high school basketball team ended up much more
Week of February 23, 2006
The Globetrotters are going down
Martin Lawrence in a crappy kid movie? Whassup with that?
Streetball at the Savvis
The Globetrotters bring their incredible hoops skills to the Savvis
Where was Joe Henry when Major League Baseball coughed up money for ex-Negro Leaguers? In the dark.
The Gizmo Guys keep it up
Globetrotters come to play
Hoop dreams die hard for coach John Campbell and his Sanford-Brown Indians
Pups and peeps come together
In the postmodern style of the times, Ween has found its niche by having no niche at all