Taggers hit Compton Hill Reservoir Park last night in an "unofficial" response to the police action that took place there last week, spraying pithy slogans like "class war" and "cops, pigs, murderers" on statues and buildings. It's unofficial because Occupy St. Louis has denounced the graffiti in ... More >>
The nearest image of a "face palm" Joseph Pulitzer we could find.Here's betting that the corporate brass at Lee Enterprises up in Davenport has no idea that today is the anniversary of the founding of the Post-Dispatch. If it did, you'd think it would choose any day but today to officially fi ... More >>
We rejoiced in your fire, Chicago. But you got last laugh.Hard to believe today, but, 140 years ago, one of the most exclusive clubs in town was the St. Louis Philosophical Society. The organization, started by a couple followers of German philosopher Georg Hegel, published the influential journa ... More >>
It has often been said that for a group that makes up such a relatively small percentage of the population, Jews have had a disproportionately huge impact. The world would be a different place without Jonas Salk and his polio vaccine, without Albert Einstein and Sigmund Freud. The legacy of ... More >>
Kase WickmanLast week, we told you about the financial woes of the Central West End's beloved Planet's Daily News Kiosk (which, judging by a quick drive past this morning, appears to be selling papers again, as of today!). Since then, we've heard from several customers who say that Tony and ... More >>
Bagnell Dam, circa 1931Perhaps it's the history major in me. Or maybe it's that I occasionally grow tired of scouring the interwebz all day in constant search of the latest news to report back to you dear, dear reader of Daily RFT. Whatever the case, I've recently enjoyed reading the "news" of ye ... More >>
Author James McGrath Morris is out with the most comprehensive biography to date on St. Louis Post-Dispatch founder and America's first media baron, Joseph Pulitzer. Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print and Power recalls chronicles the Hungarian immigrant's arrival to America his formative years e ... More >>
Columnist Sylvester Brown says his employer, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, put him on paid administrative leave on Friday, March 27, and locked him out of the building over allegations that officials in East St. Louis paid for a trip he took to Washington, D.C. Brown, the metro columnist covering Afr ... More >>
American Journalism Review just published a piece about newspaper accuracy where layoffs-meet-the-Internet, and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch is the main character in the 3,530-word article.Only hard-core media wonks will appreciate all three-thousand of those words, so I've taken the liberty of posti ... More >>
amazon.comThere's a new book out chronicling the rags-to-riches tale of Bernarr Macfadden, a sickly child from the Missouri Ozarks who moved to St. Louis in the late 1800s. While in St. Louis Macfadden discovered the virtues of weight-lifting and physical exertion -- even spending some time on the r ... More >>
Did the Post-Dispatch deliberately give its new blog the same title as the competition?
What does an old Munchkin have to do to earn a place on the St. Louis Walk of Fame?
Ex-Post-Dispatch staffers to launch new online paper.
A rough guide to St. Louis
Some say Pulitzer Inc.'s sale to Lee Enterprises blew in quicker than a shotgun wedding. Others saw it coming a mile away.
Banished from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch a decade ago, Joseph Pulitzer IV lives in self-imposed exile in Wyoming. What went wrong?
Out with the Pulitzer Prize, in with the Lee EnterPrize! Plus: Unreal learns a thing or two about loveless marriages, sexually deviant robots and a man who gets lots of our money
Week of January 21, 2004
Emily Pulitzer's gift to St. Louis has arrived in a concrete box. Hidden inside: the portrait of a woman who changed the city.
The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts exhibits a private collection in a public space
Help the Nazis turn a profit, or let a great artwork be destroyed?
Editor Cole Campbell has left in his dinghy, and the mutineers at the Post-Dispatch are jubilant. Now, the flagship is listing and the crew has no idea where it's headed.