There are a lot of ways to travel the world. Most of them involve being extremely wealthy. However, if you weren't born with the gift of mommy and daddy's golden checkbook, you can still find a fairly respectable way to see the world, provided you're OK with sleeping on a pool table and using a bloo ... More >>
Popular Mechanics Anti-Glacial popularmechanics.bandcamp.com In his introduction to Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut talks about the futility of writing an antiwar book; he quotes a friend who asks, "Why don't you write an anti-glacier book instead?" Point being, wars are as easy to stop as glaci ... More >>
The Bottle Rockets, Goblin and Chance the Rapper all headline gigs to kick off December in style. Besides that, catch shows including Pat Martino Trio at Jazz at the Bistro and Midlake at the Old Rock House. Read on for a selection of shows in St. Louis this week.
In this biweekly column, RFT Music gets to know local creatives, musicians and their missions. Get a slice of the local scene, complete with a snippet of sound and info about upcoming releases and shows. Stick around to see what St. Louis artists have to say whenever they Fill in in the Blank. On a ... More >>
If you plan to be in New York this week, you might want to take a couple of hours and venture to Hirschl & Adler Galleries on Fifth Avenue, near Central Park, and take a look at their new exhibition, "Talisman of the Ward: The Album of Drawings By Edward Deeds." After all, it's winter and too told f ... More >>
Like a lot of people, Charles Davis was both fascinated and appalled by reports out of Republic that Wesley Scroggins, a management professor at Missouri State who home-schooled his own children, had requested that the school district remove three books from its libraries: Slaughterhouse-Five by Kur ... More >>
Vern Minor, the superintendent of the Republic School District, brought some unfriendly attention to his work last year when he banned Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five and Sarah Ockler's Twenty Boy Summer because they were too graphic, profane and crude for high schoolers (does Minor actually ... More >>
image viaGuess who left Hogwarts to go work at the Republic school libraries?Hey, guess what kids? Banned Books Week starts on Saturday, and the fine, upstanding citizens of Republic, Missourah, are all ready to celebrate. In June, you may recall, Republic's school board banned two books from ... More >>
The Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library in the author's hometown of Indianapolis is stepping up to assist high-school students in the small southwestern Missouri town of Republic. Last month the school district in Republic announced that it would pull Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five from the high-schoo ... More >>
Too hot for Republic P.S.D.!Last year Daily RFT told you about Missouri State professor Wesley Scroggins and his effort to ban three books from his children's school district that he found offensive and contrary to the teachings of the Bible. Yesterday the Springfield News-Leader reported that Sc ... More >>
image viaThis is Wesley Scroggins, the man who will protect the children of Republic from dirty books.And by "banned books" we don't mean honoring books that allegedly concerned parents want removed from library shelves so they don't corrupt their sweet little innocents. We mean a concerted e ... More >>
Welcome to Girl Walks into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week Alissa Nelson profiles Eclipse bartender James Lake. Below is a Q&A with Lake, followed by a video of him mixing a Cuddle.Alissa NelsonEclipse bartender James LakeA light rain is ... More >>
We at the Daily RFT will admit to being suckers for the latest Internet craze, whatever it happens to be. Foursquare? We're on it. *%&^! My Dad Says? We read it every day back when it was just a stream on Twitter.We do not write like Stephenie Meyer. We do not write like Stephenie Meyer.So la ... More >>
Unreal relishes being among the nation's most literate and and gets close with the NuttyBuddy.
Read a good book under an old oak tree.
Unreal prays, then bets it all on our namesake equine. Then, we get schooled in vocab by a fifteen-year-old.
Week of April 23, 2003
The stereotype is all about cheap beer, fast cars and fat girls. But there's a little bit of hoosier in all of us.
Arrived Phoenix (Matador)
Stung by major-label betrayal, indie-rockers the Deconstruction Plan take their act underground again
Written and directed by Alan Rudolph
Written and directed by Randolph Kret
Having intrigued St. Louis motorists with a mysterious poster, the members of Nothinghead come clean about what it means and who they are