An annual Gallup poll shows Missouri's well-being has taken a beating in the last year. Missouri dropped in the rankings to No. 43 from No. 38, putting the Show-Me State in the bottom quintile with West Virginia, Kentucky and Mississippi.
See update below: The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri is suing the state over its decade-old constitutional ban on gay marriage. Following in the footsteps of overturned same-sex marriage bans in Oklahoma and Utah, the organization filed suit this afternoon in a Kansas City court on beh ... More >>
"Did you see that? I broke that ginger in half with my bare hands. That's the strength of a tea lady," laughs Lisa Govro, owner and sole operator of the ReTrailer and Smalls Tea & Coffee (2619 1/2 Cherokee), a recent addition to the neighborhood. She proceeds to grate the whole, raw ginger as well ... More >>
St. Louis has been named America's happiest city, and the reason why is so idiotic that it's making us furious. Jetpac City Guides, developers of a travel app launched today, analyzed 100 million photos for four key signs of happiness: smiles, hipster mustaches, bright lipstick and blue skies.
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 >>
There's something so liberating about going to an event like Ultra Music Festival. Certainly, each year, some looks are more "in" and some are more "out," but there is a lax unity, an agreement, that you can get away with wearing whatever you want. You don't have to fake looking like Alexa Chung, yo ... 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 >>
I still haven't gotten my shit together enough (or found the multiple hours necessary), to complete the last part of my draft report for the Cardinals this year. I feel very bad about this state of affairs; I just thought you should all know. However, despite my inability to get the larger piec ... More >>
If you get excited about lists comparing states to one another -- as Daily RFT does -- then now is time to rejoice. David C. Valentine, director of the Missouri Legislative Academy at the Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri has concocted the mother of all lists, Snapshot M ... 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 >>
Forbes.com just published a handy tool today where folks can track population migration from county-to-county based on data the Internal Revenue Service collected from 2008. Here's the migration pattern for St. Louis city: Image sourceThe black lines show where people came to St. Louis from ... More >>
In part one, I took a look at the first five rounds of the Cards' draft, as well as the overall breakdown of player by type. This time I'll cover the middlish rounds of the draft, 6-20, and then next time tease out any interesting players who happened to be picked up in the late rounds. Afte ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/blazin glory We have an enduring preoccupation with happiness. It's an American art form. Pollsters are constantly probing our psyches, measuring our mood swings, tracking our current level of contentment. Interestingly, though hardly surprising -- as T ... More >>
Navy SEAL Eric Greitens has come home to St. Louis to help fellow Iraq vets.
Plus, 25 brand-new inventions that made Unreal say, "Meh."
Then, one reader takes the St. Louis Public Library to task, while another brings home a tasty bowl of spicy bull penis.
We now wait in anticipation for the next You Are Here."
Chef Dan Joyce could rest on Balaban's laurels -- but he'd rather take St. Louis on some delicious adventures
Sun Sun Sun (Sub Pop)
B-Sides unearths some tight presidential tunes, finds the softer side of the Simpsons' notorious bully and knows way too much about the Spin Doctors
Composer Stephen Schwartz gets Wicked
A local ferret shelter needs us all to come to a weaselization
The Z-Boys roll into Dogtown again, and truth is cooler than fiction
A local band has some big tour plans this summer
A new documentary sells gay marriage as the only answer to discrimination
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:
Week of August 18, 2004
50 First Dates is a patchy toss-off strictly for Sandler fans
A new book shares the history and the recipes of the Hill
Jennifer Joyce contest results, a psychic porn star and perhaps the only Provel-related legal battle in history: Who could ask for anything more? (We've got dirt on Gephardt and the Cards, too, just in case you're greedy.)
Why can't Americans make TV shows as good as Brit import MI-5?
In Whale Rider, a Maori lass confronts her heritage and destiny
Week of April 16, 2003
Week of September 18, 2002
When a headmistress falls for an ex-student, it's loathing at first sight
Week of January 2, 2002
Bud Faron and other independent dealers devoted their lives to the big oil companies. That just wasn't enough.
There's method to her madness, and Lady Luck has the prizes to prove it