After seven years in California, Nathan Sutton is returning to his hometown to debut his award-winning first feature film Autumn Wanderer this weekend. "I feel like St. Louis has always supported its own no matter what it is," says Sutton, who grew up in Affton, attended Lutheran South High School ... More >>
Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>
Last summer, I had one of the most unforgettable experiences of my life at Bonnaroo. As my chums and I limped off the premises I vowed to make attending a music festival an annual event. Besides just being a great time and an efficient way to pack in many shows in a short period of time, it is an ex ... More >>
It is time for Lawrence Biondi to move on. So said Saint Louis University's president Father Lawrence Biondi in his announcement that he will be stepping down as head of the school -- a move that surprised many and sent reporters scrambling for details Saturday night. He broke the news at a priva ... More >>
Father Lawrence Biondi, the embattled president of Saint Louis University, announced tonight that he is stepping down -- after months of protest from faculty and students pushing for him to resign as head of the Jesuit school. "Just as I helped lead SLU's transformation when I arrived here more t ... More >>
The Missouri National Guard is hosting an interesting, weeklong training starting this Saturday called "Vigilant Guard." The exercise imagines a catastrophic earthquake that ripples through the New Madrid Seismic Zone -- which could badly damage our fair city. "The initial earthquake and anticipate ... 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 >>
Selecting Riverfront Times' Best of St. Louis 2011 was no picnic. Choosing the winner meant several worthy candidates would go unmentioned -- until now. In this Gut Check series, we are chewing our way through notable runners up in a number of categories. To see hundreds more winners and finalists a ... More >>
Wilco | Nick Lowe Peabody Opera House October 4, 2011 Wilco kicked off an eight-song encore with "Via Chicago," a song against which I refuse to hear arguments. Not that there are many coming, at least from the thousands assembled in the instantly-sold-out Peabody last night -- it, like pretty muc ... More >>
Given that Saturday's Mardi Gras celebration is the proverbial bad-taste storm before the calm, it's only fitting that the big party's signature drink is sweet, lethal and named after an actual storm. That's right: the Hurricane. If you're in the mood for something different this weekend, Gut Check ... More >>
When big events hit St. Louis, like Loufest, the first question is always, "Will Uncle Tupelo reunite for this?" Probably not. Instead, fans got something just as special at Still Be Around: A Tribute to Uncle Tupelo. Instead of a nostalgic trip back to the early '90s, the audience got a glimpse ... More >>
Americans who still think of Latin music as mariachi bands and gyrating Ricky Martins and Shakiras might want to lend a closer ear to the genre. This country's Hispanic population isn't just growing, it's growing more diverse. More and more unique musical styles are being gobbled up, and that shoul ... More >>
A gyno-centric director returns with a light-hearted ghost story.
Week of December 7, 2006
A musical in ASL? Sign us up!
We've picked our favorites -- let the debates begin
We tell Metallica how to get its act together, tour the state with LL Cool J and listen to Wilco
Shakespeare on grass
For Uncle Tupelo fans, there's No Depression in reissue heaven
Week of July 31, 2002
Architectural giant Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum is good enough for St. Louis
The powerful Pipefitters union has a simple plan to provide job security for its members: It wants to take away other people's work.
Louis de Bourbon, heir to the throne of France, arrives in his ancestor's city next month for a friendly visit. But the politics of French royalty require finesse.
The Afro-Cuban All Stars are one Havana export it's perfectly legal to enjoy
Why TWA keeps losing money and how Carl Icahn keeps cashing in at the airline's expense
Directed by Hal Hartley, Abderrahmane Sissako, Miguel Albaladejo, Alain Berliner, Tsai Ming-liang and Laurent Cantet
Steve McCracken has overseen a 13-year, $800 million cleanup and burial of the radioactive waste at Weldon Spring. Now that the odyssey is nearing its end, one thought haunts him -- how to warn people in the future not to dig it up.