Too many residents are crowding into Belleville apartments in violation of the law -- and creating serious safety hazards. So say some officials in the Illinois city who are looking for a way to crack down on overcrowding beyond just enforcing current occupancy limits.
One idea under consideration ... More >>
Of all the reminiscences of former Orioles manager and St. Louis native Earl Weaver, who passed away on Friday, few are more touching than the one posted by his grandson Mike Leahy on Facebook. Leahy is the lead singer for the band 7 Shot Screamers and also the non-jumpsuited alter-ego of Clownvis P ... More >>
We here at Daily RFT are a teensy bit obsessed with this item that appeared in the Belleville News-Democrat over the weekend.
Last month, longtime Belleville resident Stephen A. Vodde passed away. His will revealed a highly unusual burial plan.
Whether the people in his life knew of this ahead of ... More >>
Update: Chris Ward wins round one, but there are still tickets on the table. To win Flux Pavilion or Beach House tickets, write a scholarly sounding sentence about one or more of the paintings. We'll give 'em to whoever makes us laugh the hardest.
Ringo Starr is taking his All Starr (...) band on t ... More >>
Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending May 13, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books, Pudd'nhead Books, Subterranean Books and Sue's News.
Following the ancient St. Louis precept that high sch ... More >>
Kristen KlempertTriumph Grill
3419 Olive Street, Midtown; 446-1801
The Hours: 2-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 5-10 p.m. Sun.
The Deal: $10 Schlafly pitchers, $7 PBR and Bud Select pitchers, $5.25 house red or white wine, $3.25 wells, $2.25 domestic bottles, $3 off appetizers
by Bob Weinstein; Wikipedia. Note to self, as a future historical-figure-ghost: If Sarah Palin and Paul Revere are any indication, the best way to trend on Twitter 200 years after your death is to have someone controversial give a particularly strange recounting of your life's work, as inform ... More >>
Photo by Jon ScorfinaThough records are most commonly thought of as a way to listen to music, they were also the first medium to document the majesty and mystery of the spoken human voice. Local poet and former Streetside Records employee Philip Gounis is a lifelong collector of spoken-word r ... More >>
Photo: Jill RitterBroken, bloody and a murderer -- what's not to love?‚ÄčKyle Jarrow's Love Kills is a different sort of musical. Set in a 1958 Nebraska jail, the plot matches two sets of lovers -- middle-age Gertrude and Merle, teen-age Charlie and Caril -- and their attempt to understand what the ... More >>
If James Intveld wasn't such a nice guy, you'd want to kill him. The L.A.-born rockabilly and country singer acts, directs, writes, produces and can play any instrument you throw at him. Last year's Have Faith, his third solo album, offers a graceful ode to the Nashville Sound without losing his hon ... More >>