A unicorn. A Blues Stanley Cup. An end to the violence in Ferguson. To finally start school. Peace. These were the wishes children made at the Florissant Valley branch of the St. Louis County Library as they waited for the violence in Ferguson to calm down long enough for them to walk safely to sch ... More >>
Don't get us wrong: Forest Park is a jewel. Larger than Central Park, our urban oasis sees more visitors each year than the Gateway Arch and Busch Stadium combined. We totally understand why folks organizing St. Louis' 250th birthday party want to host it at Forest Park over Valentine's Day weekend ... More >>
High school wasn't an awesome John Hughes movie for many of us, but it still was kind of rad. At no other point in our lives will people shrug while we moon a pep rally, awkwardly hit on the grumpy artiste in oil painting class or shove plastic sporks up our nose to amuse our friends, all while bein ... More >>
We at RFT Music were startled to see the news on Facebook that Chicago musician Lorna Donley passed away on Monday after what has been described as a brief, sudden illness.
It's time, once again, for Central Connecticut State University to make its annual ranking of the nation's most literate cities. Why bother? Well, according to Dr. Jack Miller, the study's author, literacy is a sign of a city's cultural vitality. St. Louis was slightly less vital in 2012 than it wa ... More >>
St. Louis musicians are a pretty generous bunch; it seems like they're always lending their tunes to local productions, sharing how-to tips and staging benefit shows. And so it goes this weekend when three of St. Louis' widely-praised bands come together to honor the memory of one of their own durin ... More >>
8:30 p.m. Friday, September 7, and Saturday, September 8. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
It's that time of year again, the only time of year when anybody outside New Britain, Connecticut, pays any attention to Central Connecticut State University. This morning the college released its annual ranking of the Nation's Most Literate Cities, and the results are heartening: St. Louisans may n ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsDon't fear the stacks. St. Louis Public Library will accept food for fines in July.Stop hiding from the library cops. There are still a few days for library delinquents to take advantage of the St. Louis Public Library's Food for Fines program. Through the end of July, all ... More >>
image viaIt's a brave new electronic world we live in, where blogs like this one that you're reading have replaced daily newspapers, e-mail and Facebook updates have replaced letters and phone calls and the heavy stacks of textbooks that used to weigh down schoolkids may now be replaced with ... More >>
This week was fraught with accusations and threats over the passage of federal health-care reform that could have provided us dozens of potential Ass Clown candidates. Instead, let's tone down the political rhetoric for a moment to concentrate on some non-partisan scoundrels whose acts of stupidi ... More >>
librarianavengers.orgUnreal issues a battle call: All in favor of starting a Hot Librarian ranking, spell Y-E-S!If you thought the decade would end without some national ranking flipping the bird to our fair city, well, you've had your fill of the Christmas Kool-Aid, now haven't you? Party's ... More >>
Is there a Transformer named "Microfiche?"
But how many cornets?
Gettin' loud at the library
Not even a dead-end job
It'll keep your attention
10 Radio Singles & a Murder Ballad (Nice Noise)
Saturday, November 19; the campus of Saint Louis University (20 North Grand Boulevard)
St. Louis Public Library, central branch
Week of April 14, 2004
At the Not-So-Haunted House
Activist Dick Gregory helps his hometown celebrate Black History Month
Losing her eyesight hasn't kept a Shrewsbury mother and housewife from enjoying the people and activities she loves