Attorneys for the family of slain teenager Michael Brown Jr. addressed the media this morning on a blustery day in downtown Clayton. Inside the Buzz Westfall Justice Center behind them, Dr. Michael Baden, a forensic pathologist who performed a secondary autopsy on Brown's body, began his testimony b ... More >>
A candlelight vigil at Saint Louis University honoring victims of the Holocaust drew an unexpectedly-large crowd after students found two anti-Semitic messages on campus in the last two weeks.
Saint Louis University students found a swastika formed out of lit tea candles outside a residence hall for first- and second-year students last week. The campus' public safety department and St. Louis Metropolitan Police are investigating, but police say they haven't identified a suspect. The sym ... More >>
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 >>
[Editor's note: Country Time is a new biweekly column for our sister music blog in Seattle, celebrating that city's favorite musical genre: mainstream country.] By Mike Seely With the nation's major-party political conventions drawing to a close recently with a rousing reelection appeal from the n ... 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 >>
Los Straightjackets reinterprets some American and Brit rock and soul and Common finds Forever.
Join us on a guided tour of emigré comedian Yakov Smirnoff's adopted home, a veritable geezer's Shangri-La.
The truth behind a decades-old skull theft.
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
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!
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?
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
Published the week of July 26-August 1, 2000