Or, Why You Shouldn't Be Ashamed to Be a Female Voter in Missouri It's become pretty clear over the past few weeks that Todd Akin hates women. Oh, he hasn't said that in so many words -- which is actually pretty surprising since he doesn't seem to care much about the possibility of offending his fe ... More >>
Today's your 200th birthday, and we salute you. It's true you died way back in 1870, so you're probably not aware that we are saluting you. But how amazing is it that people actually remember your birthday -- nay, make a thing of it -- even without friendly reminders from Facebook, because you're no ... More >>
image viaBonnie Jo CampbellBonnie Jo Campbell will be in town tonight to help kick off this year's River Styx reading series at Duff's. (It starts at 7:30.) You should go. This may be your last chance to see Campbell up close and personal and buy her a beer before she becomes really, really f ... More >>
Photo: Ted Barron"I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive" is the title of a beloved Hank Williams Sr. song. It's also the title of Steve Earle's new novel, as well as his newest album, and if it's not the motto tacked to his New York City apartment door it damn well should be. We reached Ea ... More >>
image viaGerald Early speaks out.It's been about two weeks since NewSouth Publishing announced its plans for a new version of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that replaces the word "nigger" with "slave." There was outrage throughout the land, which was soon replaced by outrage over the "ne ... More >>
image viaHuck and Jim as they appeared in the first edition of Huckleberry Finn in 1884.You all remember Huckleberry Finn, right? That 1830s Missouri urchin who finds himself adrift on the Mississippi River with a black slave named Jim and learns to appreciate Jim's fundamental humanity and, ... More >>
Today's comment comes in response to our post about a new whitewashed version of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in which an Auburn professor has removed all instances of the word "nigger" from the book. The new-and-improved edition of Huck Finn will be passed out for reading at elementary schoo ... More >>
image viaToday marks the 189th anniversary of Missouri's statehood. It's not really an auspicious number, so there aren't many celebrations going on. The closest one appears to be a concert at the First Missouri State Capitol Historical Site in St. Charles at 7 p.m. We were going to complain ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsMark Twain in 1877, a few years before he invented the game that would, if there were any justice, be a favorite in bars the world over. Happy deathday, sir!In an astonishing oversight, Daily RFT neglected to mention that this past Wednesday, April 21, was the 100th anniversa ... More >>
Dude, it's 4/20 this week, and you know what that means! (Hee, hee.) It's time to celebrate marijuana's unofficial holiday, and here to help you plan your day is Daily RFT. Behold! Our gift to you: A list of twenty great ways to spend April 20 in St. Louis -- be you baked, half-baked or, stone-cold ... More >>
http://www.flickr.com/photos/andy_bernay-roman/ / CC BY-ND 2.0"Mommy - what's THAT?"Here's a scandalous tale from today's Hannibal Courier-Post: The lunch hour was pretty typical on Thursday at the Huck Finn Shopping Center...typical, that is, until police officers who happened to be in the vicin ... More >>
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