The ex-Lindenwood University wrestler charged with knowingly infecting a sexual partner with HIV has an online alter ego named Tiger Mondingo who loves posting shirtless selfies and writes semi-coherent advice for gay men reluctant to "bottom". Since his arrest in October, five more men have accuse ... More >>
Comedian David Koechner may be best known as the sensitive buffoon Champ Kind in Anchorman or Todd Packer on The Office, but did you know he's also a Missourian? Koechner is a busy man. He's got Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues opening in December. The be-hatted comedian has also received rave rev ... More >>
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. Kens ... More >>
May 1, 2013: The time was 11 p.m. the first night I saw Chrono Man. Aimed for St. Charles, it blasted through the night in search of a cozy little domicile called the Milk Shed. Situated a stone's throw from Lindenwood University, the Milk Shed is the home of Eric Peters. At 22, Peters is still th ... More >>
Nelly's 7th Annual Black & White ball was this weekend at the St. Louis Science Center. The charity event brought out some of the city's best and brightest, all dressed in finery for an evening of music, food, drinks and hobnobbery. Also in attendance were a couple Stag-swilling chumps with absolute ... More >>
Last month we featured a first look of the Restaurant at the Cheshire (7036 Clayton Avenue; 314-647-7300) on the heels of its November 5 opening. Its sister restaurant, the lower-level gastropub Basso (7036 Clayton Avenue; 314-932-7820), opens today. Basso's robust Italian menu features sharable pl ... More >>
Kelli Allen, who will be reading from her first collection of poetry, Otherwise, Soft White Ash at 7 p.m. this evening at Left Bank Books, does not consider herself a confessional poet. Though some of her poems concern the final illness and death of her mother, many others come from myths and fairy ... More >>
In these jaded times, we're somewhat accustomed to hearing about sexual misconduct by Catholic priests. Less so from Episcopal priests. After all, they have to live by way fewer crazy rules. They can have sex, they can marry, they can be gay. Hell, they can even be women, believe it or not. But on ... More >>
Derrick Johnson, the profile subject of our March 22 feature, He Ain't Heavy, continued his media rounds yesterday, appearing on Sports Mayhem USA With "The Coach" John Parker -- an online talk show airing weekdays on iwatchradio.com -- to discuss his recent firing from Lindenwood University, where ... More >>
Since we know now that chess is a sport, maybe it shouldn't be surprising that the chess community is resorting to sports-like behavior: boosterism, trash-talking and now wholesale poaching of the best collegiate players. Case in point: This school year, Webster University has no chess team. Next y ... More >>
Educators and politicians are demanding that Rex Sinquefield apologize for a statement he made yesterday tying public schools to the Ku Klux Klan. Sinquefield, who has spent tens of millions of dollars trying to repeal income taxes in Missouri, was giving a lecture at Lindenwood University in sup ... More >>
Image viaBarry Zito's new bride, 2007 Miss Missouri Amber Seyer.Miss Missouri is becoming Mrs. Missouri-Zito. Amber Marie Seyer, who represented the Show-Me State in the 2007 Miss USA pageant, is marrying San Fransisco Giants pitcher Barry Zito this weekend. This is one of those prom king and q ... More >>
Joe AppleMeet Volcanoes, the drum and bass duo whose shitkicking noise rock has taken seismic toll on the eardrums of St. Louis' underground enthusiasts. Jon Ryan and Eric Peters are probably the most badass act to come out of St. Charles in quite some time, and definitely the most badass thi ... More >>
Roy KastenGlen Campbell The Bezemes Family Theater at the J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts September 9, 2011 The sound sailed out across the theatre. It was the last note of the last song of the last encore for the last show in St. Louis (St. Charles to be exact). That was it for Glen Camp ... More >>
This is part one of Emily Wasserman's Chef's Choice profile of Casey Shiller of Jilly's Cupcake Bar. Part two, a Q&A, will be posted tomorrow, and part three, a recipe from Shiller, will be posted on Friday. Emily WassermanOn a sweltering afternoon during Labor Day weekend, Gut Check stopped ... More >>
Altai Mongolian Grill opens this evening at 9528 Manchester Road in Rock Hill (the address formerly occupied by the short-lived wine bar Bella Vita). Now, St. Louis is already home to the Mongolian-grill concept, but Altai is unique: This is the first location not only in this town, but in all of ... More >>
A St. Louis newspaper ad from 1832 announces a slave sale at the courthouse steps. One might think that getting African-Americans to volunteer to be sold as slaves would be a difficult proposition these days. Not at all, says Angela da Silva, a professor of black history at Lindenwood University ... More >>
The number of chain record stores nationwide has dwindled. However, St. Louis has become an unlikely safe haven for indie record shops as well as for DJs who prefer to spin the black circle instead of scrolling their iPods. In this weekly column, we'll focus on personal portraits of St. Louis' recor ... More >>
(The number of chain-record stores nationwide has dwindled. However, St. Louis has become an unlikely safe haven for indie record shops -- and for DJs who prefer to spin the black circle instead of scrolling their iPods. In this weekly column, we'll focus on personal portraits of St. Louis' record a ... More >>
KPLRMichael JohnsonA man who St. Louis hip-hop star Nelly referred to as his cousin (or, rather his "cuzzen") was killed Wednesday night outside a home in the 8000 block of Nola, near the intersection of N. Hanley and St. Charles Rock Road. Michael Johnson, 36, was shot multiple times while leavi ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/markoweIt was at the Lindenwood University cycling team's second meet of the season at DePauw University that Paddy Kilmurray, the team captain, first butted heads with his coach, Adrienne Murphy."After the meet," recalls team member Addison Bain, 19, "she took us to a pub. She ord ... More >>
After thirty-plus years, it's still a literary force of nature.
A Bridgeton intruder has women's panties in a knot.
Unreal discovers libido-enhancing Sorrelex and finds a local blogger who watched The Exorcist in the creepiest place possible. Plus, Todd Lewis suggests that perhaps we should get off our ass.
A heroin-addicted hairstylist guaranteed to scare SLIFF straight
Locally made zombie comedies gnaw their way through flyover country
Somebody forgot to tell Emil Williams Jr. that bowling is for fat, beer-guzzling honkies
America's most important theater composer is busting out all over
The Roberts brothers fight to bring back life to north St. Louis
Wait no more: Unreal's presidential-candidate endorsements are in; plus we lament the loss of "Poetry Beat," check in with the lads at Sanford-Brown and wonder if we can get a direct line to God
Gateway Men's Chorus sings out
The climate for modern dance in St. Louis is especially chill
Published the week of October 4, 2000
Published the week of September 20-26, 2000
Lindenwood University's president may be a genius, a savior and a visionary. He may also be higher ed's worst nightmare.
They fled war-torn nations and came to St. Louis. They pursued their passion for soccer at Soldan High -- and got a coach who didn't know the game. Then the real lessons began.