Some Republican state lawmakers are still worried that a 1992 United Nations pledge for sustainable development could somehow be a threat here -- and they are now trying to pass vetoed legislation to ban the international policy agreement in Missouri. The legislature got national attention this yea ... More >>
If Hillary Clinton runs for president in 2016, she'll have at least one high-profile supporter from Missouri. U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, the Democrat who got national attention for her race against Todd Akin of "legitimate rape" fame, this morning formally endorsed a 2016 Clinton bid through R ... More >>
It'll take a few billion years for 8,700 tons of radioactive waste illegally dumped in a suburban landfill in St. Louis County in the 1970s to stop emitting deadly radionuclides. But before that happens, if this apocalyptic cocktail of Cold War-era nuclear byproducts and municipal toxic waste (jus ... More >>
Last Thursday, incumbent Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder sounded a wee bit paranoid while talking to conservative radio host Dana Loesch. The reason: A United Nations-affiliated group will be observing the November 6 general elections here in Missouri and several other states. Such monitors, Kinder ... More >>
In Missouri, you can basically contribute as much as you want to candidates and causes, meaning that one rich guy with big ideas could radically alter a state -- a reality here at home that "could be coming to a campaign near you," the New York Times is telling the rest of the nation today.
7:30 p.m. Saturday, January 28. Kranzberg Arts Center, 501 North Grand Boulevard.
8 p.m. Monday, June 6. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
St. Louis County is nagging teens to give up the cancer sticks already.Since the beginning of the year, the county's been quietly working on an anti-tobacco campaign aimed at St. Louis teenagers.On Tuesday -- which is, not coincidentally, "World No Tobacco Day," because these days they have a day ... More >>
The first step is admitting you have a problem.Attorney General Chris Koster yesterday proposed twelve recommendation for improving the notoriously icky water quality at the Lake of the Ozarks.Here at Riverfront Times we are amazed that none of the twelve steps (described below) have anything to ... More >>
Information Sterling allegedly leaked to a reporter ended up in this book and described how the CIA may have inadvertently assisted Iran in its quest to build a nuclear weapon.Jeffrey Sterling, a 43-year-old resident of O'Fallon, Missouri, who now works as a fraud investigator with the health ben ... More >>
barbarafraser.comUpdated below...The Secretary of State's office is conducting an official recount of last month's election for the Missouri Senate -- District 24. Republican John Lamping won the election to represent mid- St. Louis County by just 133 votes out of a total of 61,091 cast. That's a ... More >>
Photo by Jennifer SilverbergMartin's gonna have to go to court to avoid a loss.UPDATED below the jump. As Daily RFT reported earlier today, Republican challenger Ed Martin has refused to concede the 3rd Congressional District race to incumbent Democrat Russ Carnahan. But does it even matter? By a ... More >>
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton turned 63 yesterday. She celebrated at a viewing of Inside the State Department, a National Geographic documentary about Madam Secretary's job. They even presented her with a lovely birthday cake. ForeignPolicy.comSweet dreams, Madam Secretary!Except it loo ... More >>
Eat your fruits and vegetables, already! A Centers for Disease Control study shows that American adults still aren't eating enough vegetables, and they're decreasing their fruit consumption. Only 34% Americans eat more than two servings of fruit a day. Maybe it's because a Chicago pair has found a ... More >>
The first round of the 2010 campaign season is about to come to an end in Missouri with next Tuesday's primaries. And while the fate of dozens of political wannabes hangs in the balance, it will be just a smattering of voters who determine their future. Yesterday, Secretary of State Robin Carnahan ( ... More >>
danforthcenter.orgYou may have already seen the news splashed across this morning's Post-Dispatch. The St. Louis Science Center will announce today that its moving ahead with a $9.5 million expansion to create a new exhibition hall. But that wasn't the only science-related news leaked yesterday. ... More >>
Behold a census worker. A census worker won't:sell you Girl Scout cookies (or anything else). stalk you, but he (or she) will knock on your door up to three times. come inside your house. (So, don't even ask.)Still unclear about what a census worker will and won't do? You're in luck! Daily RFT ju ... More >>
Once again, Wednesday in St. Louis is chock full of awesome shows for you to attend. First, at Off Broadway, Ha Ha Tonka, Treaty of Paris and Roman Candle will be bringing the rock, Midwestern-style. And at the Library, Kansas City's Roman Numerals will be synth-gothing it up along with Waiting for ... More >>
The G8 summit begins with world leaders expressing optimism about the world economy -- but calling for cuts to subsidies and tariffs that are driving up food costs. (AP) The G8 leaders must be optimistic about the economy: They enjoyed an 8-course dinner yesterday, sparking some controversy. (Daily ... More >>
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls for action to combat the global food crisis. (AP) The crisis has led a few European leaders to rethink their support for biofuels. (USA Today) A federal appeals court blocks enforcement of New York City's new law forcing chain restaurants to post calorie co ... More >>
Ann Wright, one of only three U.S. government officials to publicly resign over the U.S. invasion of Iraq, was in St. Louis Tuesday night to speak with anti-war supporters at MokaBe's Coffeehouse and at Left Bank Books, 399 N. Euclid Ave. Wright, who spoke for about 90 minutes at Left Bank on Tuesd ... More >>
7 p.m. Wednesday, November 21. 2 Cents Plain, 1114 Olive Street.
5 p.m. Friday, July 13. Creepy Crawl, 3524 Washington Boulevard.
A Riverfront Times theater critic gets a critique of his own.
Mark Gilliland True heroes do much more than sit at their computers and read blogs all day. But if that's all the sweat you can expend right now, at least help a real-life crusader be rewarded for her efforts by redirecting your Web browser here, where Volvo is currently celebrating individuals m ... More >>
7 p.m. Monday, November 20. Creepy Crawl (3524 Washington Boulevard).
7 p.m. Thursday, October 26. Creepy Crawl (3524 Washington Boulevard).
Wednesday, December 14; the Savvis Center (South 14th Street and Clark Avenue)
All talk and little action, The Interpreter doesn't even make sense
Hotel Rwanda finds hope amid the horrors of tribal genocide
A pair of political pranksters invent the art of "identity correction"
Nothing Special (Mess Media/Soleilmoon)
Former Mallinckrodt workers get some long-awaited fallout
Mallinckrodt's workers were poisoned and the government said it would pay. So far, those promises haven't been kept.
"Naming and shaming," the former Irish president and UN commissioner speaks out for the oppressed
When Emerson pulls out of this small southern town, it'll leave bitterness and broken promises behind. That's what happens when a marriage ends badly.
St. Louis plays host to a strange and unusual national gathering
With this presidential debate, the highlights didn't come from Bush or Gore
Ralph Nader tries to derail the corporate-sponsored presidential debates with a lawsuit. Protesters have their own plans to disrupt the Bush-Gore affair at Wash. U.
Ross Perot launched the Reform Party as the voice of the American people. Eight years later, it's a shrill, staticky free-for-all, and the moderates can't get heard.