The scheduling gods have not always smiled on the St. Lou Fringe Festival. In 2012 founder Em Piro inadvertently launched the event the same weekend as PrideFest, hurting attendance. This year, she faces yet another confounding scheduling coincidence: Eddie Izzard, the self-styled "executive trans ... More >>
Image viaDrink of the Week's best ever summer job was "working" in the floral department of a grocery store. We made big arrangements for display on the counter, and shoppers would come by to admire them. Women would often exclaim, "Those roses are so beautiful -- they don't even look real!" In ... More >>
James Earl Ray, one of the most notorious "Top Ten" fugitives of all time hailed from St. Louis (Alton) but was placed on the list by the Memphis F.B.I. following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. This Sunday marks the 60th anniversary of the F.B.I's "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" list, a ... More >>
A St. Louis civil-rights pioneer vanished without a trace almost 70 years ago. Now, the NAACP wants the feds to find him.
Dennis Brown and Deanna Jent suss out local theater
Pipa at the Gates of Dawn
Week of September 29, 2004
Week of August 14, 2002
Rich Balducci takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'
Novelist James Ellroy reshapes America's ugly history in his own image
Jim Green, ex-con and government snitch, says he and his buddies from the Bootheel took part in the plot to kill Martin Luther King Jr. Trouble is, Green's been lying all his life -- so why should anybody believe him now?