Tesla won a major legislative battle last week when Republican leadership decided to pump the brakes on a bill that would effectively have kicked the electric car company out of Missouri. Tesla, which has a service center in St. Louis, says it sells cars directly to consumers -- not through franchi ... More >>
A last-minute amendment added days before the end of Missouri's legislative session could block electric-car company Tesla from selling to customers in Missouri. Tesla decried the legislative maneuvering as a "sneak attack" that would "hurt consumer freedom in Missouri" after learning about the ame ... More >>
A 91-year-old woman and 90-year-old man have both died after a head-on collision in St. Peters. The St. Peters Police Department is still investigating the fatal crash that happened on Saturday around 5 p.m. when officials say a 42-year-old female driver crossed a center lane of traffic and struck ... More >>
Legendary Hoboken, New Jersey indie rock trio Yo La Tengo is gracing the Pageant with its presence this Thursday, January 31. The band is notoriously unpredictable live, in part thanks to its virtual encyclopedia of cover songs. Here is a list of Yo La Tengo's six best cover songs. Let us know your ... More >>
Update (Friday, September 21, 1:45 p.m.): This is a real stumper, apparently. New hint after the jump. --- Well, gee. I haven't done one of these for a while. At any rate, guess where I'm eating this sandwich and win a $25 gift certificate to Kampai Sushi Bar (4949 West Pine Boulevard; 314-367-2 ... More >>
The Darkness saved Samsung's ad from spiraling down into forgettable territory. Let's be blunt. This year's Super Bowl was dismal for Midwesterners. Sure, there were exceptions. Transplants from Boston, New York City or New Jersey may have enjoyed the game. Some may have had a rooting intere ... More >>
9:30 p.m. Friday, November 11. Mojo's, 1013 Park Avenue, Columbia, Missouri.
Eddie Van Halen demonstrates the exact opposite of this idea.The guitar solo has become an integral part of the rock and roll formula, either as a melodic counterpoint to a vocal line or an excuse for showing off. But there's a different kind of solo out there. The kind that, by all technical ... More >>
Albert SamahaThe mangled wreckage of a red car illustrates the tornado's merciless power. The vehicle's other half was found nearly fifty yards away. EDITOR'S NOTE: The Riverfront Times' Albert Samaha traveled to Joplin this weekend, three weeks after the southwestern Missouri city was struck ... More >>
Lembke says "idiots" have tried to spin the story as they see fit.State senator Jim Lembke tells Daily RFT this morning that he's not worried about being found guilty in municipal court last week in St. Louis for a red-light camera ticket. In December Lembke (R - South St. Louis County) filed a b ... More >>
Derek Miller and Aleix Krauss of Sleigh Bells. The duo plays tonight at the Firebird, but if you don't have tickets, don't bother; the show has been sold out for weeks. What's it like being one of the most buzzed bands in recent memory? 2010 has been a watershed year for Sleigh Bells, the p ... More >>
A police car traveling on South Kingshighway with its lights and siren on rammed into another car around 10 a.m. this morning killing a St. Louis police officer, reports KTVI.The accident occurred at the intersection of Kingshighway and Oleatha. KMOX is reporting that the police car was cha ... More >>
Annie ZaleskiIra Kaplan of Yo La Tengo at the Pageant, 1/24/10 Yo La Tengo fandom is a labor of love. The adventurous diversity which makes the band's albums so captivating also wreaks havoc on its consistency. Never is this more apparent than in the live setting, where the group lives and d ... More >>
Some things are just made for each other: peanut butter and jelly, rock and roll, Albert Pujols and the Cardinals, and now, Andy Schlafly and Stephen Colbert.Last night the world's finest faux-pundit hosted the St. Louis scion--son of Phyllis Schlafy, cousin of brewer Tom Schlafly-- and it was a ... More >>
Josh BacottThe rule of thumb in the world of restaurant ownership -- of any retail outlet -- is that location is the single most important factor. No matter how good your grub may be, if it's a struggle for people to find you, you probably won't be in business long. Seems reasonable, right?Tell ... More >>
St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch announced today that his office has charged Sunset Hills police officer Christine Miller with four counts of involuntary manslaughter and one count of second-degree assault for the March 21, 2009, crash she caused which killed four people.Shortl ... More >>
9 p.m. Thursday, March 13. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
Soul-survivor Sharon Jones and her crack backup the Dap-Kings finally bring their '60s retro-cool to the Lou.
Unreal talks ponies with a true racing expert, learns some things about mowing (severed toes are bad) and receives a particularly biting Commontary.
Last month Bill McClellan wrote a column in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about troubles George Randall was having opening a wine and spirits store in McKinley Heights. After he'd invested nearly $100,000 transforming an old warehouse into a retail destination at the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Int ... More >>
www.unr.edu The Post-Dispatch Web site doesn't seem to have posted this info yet, but according to a story in the Reno Gazette-Journal, former Post editor Cole Campbell died in a single-car accident earlier today in Reno, when he rolled his 1999 Honda SUV on icy pavement. Since July 2004 Campbel ... More >>
Stand clear: A young St. Louis sculptor named Moses has entered the building
Time again to take the year-end quiz
Electronic music: the year in review
Indulge your inner epicurean on the Holiday Fare Wine Trail
Meet the cross-dressing bank robbers who confounded cops for years
Take a ride with The Tempest's wizard
A local label gives you a soundtrack for the holidays
Beware of auto-transport companies that promise safe and timely delivery of your car
We wake up a Margaret Cho-approved congressional hopeful; plus, Unreal gets the Tiger Beat facts on local car dealers and Bill Haas goes south of the border
Despite the cost, local cops can't resist deadly pursuits
Street racing persists in St. Louis even though it's taken a wicked toll. No wonder: For some motorheads, it's better than sex.
Frank Brown was butchered in 1996. His killer still hasn't paid the price.
Pete Parisi's life was a mess, and the Big Sleep didn't change that
Five Ford-tough choices follow decision to close Hazelwood plant
Author Mark Salzman gets by with a little help from a friend
Bob Schultz Motorcycle Supermarket
Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell isn't Carrie Bradshaw. Like, really.
The biggest badass of them all, Sonny Barger, recounts in a new memoir the 40-plus years of his life spent with the Hell's Angels
A first-timer's guide to this year's auto show