As a kid, St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch's dad warned him that folks might poke fun at his last name. So he is thus not too bothered by Post-Dispatch columnist Bill McClellan's latest piece, which is structured as a memo to St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley with "Subject: Life's a F ... 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 >>
This week's music feature on So Many Dynamos is the latest piece on the band in the pages of the RFT. In that feature, singer/keyboardist/guitarist Aaron Stovall says the group's latest release (a self-titled EP that comes in the form of a digital download whose only physical presence is a SMD 'frid ... More >>
Todd Brutcher isn't afraid to experiment with drink recipes, mixing and musing to see what sticks. As a bartender and manager at Princeton Heights eatery Onesto Pizza & Trattoria (5401 Finkman Street; 314-802-8883) Brutcher whips up wildly creative, seasonally inspired cocktails and pitchers of sang ... More >>
If you leave St. Louis and travel southwest on I-44 for about fifty miles, you'll hit the town of Clair, Missouri (population 4,700). It's a small town, but has a publicly funded fire department that boasts four fire houses and 18 full-time firefighters. Eric Hinson began as a volunteer firefighter ... More >>
In the past decade, there have been so many indie-rock band reunions, and so many song-by-song recreations of now-classic albums, that the whole scene threatens to take on the tacky air of a 1950s or 1960s nostalgia revue. Only a very few of these reunited bands have managed to get back together and ... More >>
Yesterday, we reported on the surprisingly low percentage of drug and alcohol use in Missouri, based on the latest state-by-state data released each year by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Today we'll use that same ... More >>
Welcome to Girl Walks into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week Alissa Nelson profiles Miso on Meramec bartender Mark Sandt. Below is a Q&A with Sandt, followed by a video of him mixing a Torched Cherry Limeade. Alissa NelsonThe thought of vi ... More >>
Kevin Buckley steps out of the basement and the Cunninghams come home.
Bow to your sensei.
Then, one reader takes the St. Louis Public Library to task, while another brings home a tasty bowl of spicy bull penis.
Unreal went to Las Vegas for the World Series of Poker and all we got was this lousy story.
A round-up of summer's surefire hits (and definite duds)
Belleville racketeer Thomas Venezia goes out with a bang
A local ferret shelter needs us all to come to a weaselization
A Missouri filmmaker courts the voice of eccentricity
A local bottler supplies the free booze, we supply the lushes -- er, tasting panel
On Saturday, September 4, we tuned in to local musical frequencies in their vast and varied incarnations. What we heard, all day and all night:
Clinical drug trials offer good money, comfy dorms -- and sometimes even a free buzz. But beware: They're gonna suck your blood like Dracula.
Week of April 16, 2003
Week of January 2, 2002
Vincent D'Onofrio may be the best actor of his generation, but who would notice?
Published the week of July 12-18, 2000
He talks his way through theatrical productions -- and fellow theatergoers thank him for it
After years of taking it on the chin, Bob Goeggel struck back at his competitor. Thanks to his accusations of fraud, the state's largest ambulance company is on the operating table and the feds are doing the cutting.
River diver Dennis Georges has one of the most dangerous jobs going -- and loves it