If you want to lead a secession movement and form your own country, the first thing you need to do is buy a billboard. That's what somebody has done on a stretch of Interstate 44 between Lebanon and Springfield. The billboard, which sports a hippy, tye-dye-like background, asks readers to "consider ... More >>
I'm like a lot of internet-addicted losers out there, meaning that I read a lot about serial killers. Despite admitting that, I'm still not sure where I came up with this concept. Maybe it's because I'm going to the Gathering of the Juggalos for RFT Music in just over a week and I'm trying to mental ... More >>
Editor: Tef Poe is an artist from St. Louis city. Through powerful imagery and complicated honesty, he has earned a reputation as one of the best rappers telling the story of St. Louis, which is about much more than one place. Poe has been featured in music publications such as XXL and Urb Magazine. ... More >>
One year ago, Colby Snider, a seventeen-year-old Nixa resident, died from carbon monoxide poisoning. His younger brother and friends wanted to wear t-shirts to Nixa High School on the anniversary of his death this month to honor the late teenager, who would have turned nineteen this August. Nixa Pub ... More >>
Monday, Brad Paisley, a white man, joined hands with LL Cool J, a black man, and attempted to end racism with a song called "Accidental Racist" (below), wherein Paisley addressed the debilitating dread of being an affluent white male in America and LL panthered around in the background, high-fiving ... More >>
Updated with response from Akin's spokesperson Rick Tyler. In 1995, a month before the Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people, Todd Akin sent a local militia group what he later called "a courtesy letter." The now-defunct group, the 1st Missouri Volunteers militia, had invited Akin to spea ... More >>
On July 17, 1926, J. Frank Norris, the most famous preacher in America and de facto leader of the burgeoning fundamentalist movement, shot and killed an unarmed man in his private office in his megachurch in Fort Worth, Texas. The subsequent trial captivated the nation, especially after it ex ... More >>
Bryan SutterIslands at Firebird on July 9A decent-sized crowd turned out at the Firebird last night for the infectious energy of the polymorphous pop group Islands. Openers Steel Phantoms were almost shockingly good. Though the Brooklyn band has been playing as a foursome for less than a yea ... More >>
Stern: Crazy people make me smile.â€‹Glenn Miller, the former KKK leader, running for U.S. Senate was interviewed at great length Friday by Howard Stern. As our sister paper the Kansas City Pitch reports, Stern asked Miller which he hated more -- Jews or blacks. Miller fired back at Stern (who is Je ... More >>
Join us on a guided tour of emigré comedian Yakov Smirnoff's adopted home, a veritable geezer's Shangri-La.
We announced the Music Award nominees. Not everyone was pleased.
The truth behind a decades-old skull theft.
And we expect everyone else to do the same."
Many Valley Park residents want their mayor to step down.
Unreal shares our coffee with a posse of camels, finds out if a fitness guru is truly "lovin' it" and gets competitive with Howie Mandel
Week of May 18, 2006
"Questionable" material is filtered off the menu at Saint Louis Bread Co.
Glory Road relives the season college hoops smashed the color barrier
Tennessee schoolkids teach the world a lesson in an inspirational documentary
Bill Haas trumps other Blog o' the Week possibilities, a white supremacy group loses its power (literally), and we wonder if Hotel Rwanda is OK for kids; plus, everybody loves Einar!
Local bands get together to help victims of racially motivated violence
Undertow revels in the pain and beauty of a reclusive Southern family
Magic Johnson's proposed north St. Louis development is dead
Who's that knocking on your door?
The Black Rep sets the Grandel ablaze with Pretty Fire
Week of March 5, 2003
He's a hero to some, a pain to others. Either way, he makes people very nervous.
Week of November 7, 2001
Afroman's hit ode to chemical stimulation has him high on life in Mississippi
If you thought Irene Smith was strange, you haven't been to City Hall lately
Published the week of July 26-August 1, 2000