There is probably no drug more vilified these days than meth, and Missouri is often said to be the capital of meth production. That's not something to be proud of considering many people think the average meth user smokes bathtub cleaner chemicals before arrested for biting -- with their last two go ... More >>
St. Louis may be a little biased, but beer doesn't get much more American than Budweiser. The patriotism's built right into the Anheuser-Busch logo with its bald eagle and all. Yet, Budweiser is somehow a less patriotic brand than New Balance?! See also: -Anheuser-Busch to Roll Out Margarita-Flavo ... More >>
Tobacco companies financed the bulk of the paid opposition to last week's Proposition B that would have raised cigarette taxes in Missouri.Two off-brand cigarette manufacturers -- Cheyenne International and Xcaliber International -- each contributed more than $900,000 to the Missouri Petroleum Marke ... More >>
It's clear from the billboards sprouting up around Missouri that Proposition B is about raising taxes. But what exactly is the 760 percent tax increase that the "Vote No on Prop. B" signs warn you about? Unless you're really into politics you'd never know. And that is somewhat by design.
Selecting the Riverfront Times' Best of St. Louis 2011 was no picnic. Choosing the winner meant several worthy candidates would go unmentioned -- until now. In this RFT Music series, we're beeboping and scattin' our way through notable runners up in a number of categories. There is no surer way ... More >>
Smokers in the jury stood apart from the non-smoking colleagues.A lawsuit that finally went to trial last month after wending its way though court for 11 years ended yesterday in a mistrial when the jury failed to deliver a verdict. The class-action lawsuit accused tobacco giant Phillip Morris of ... More >>
In Missouri, legislators didn't think it was a good idea to name a dead dog as the official state canine. On Thursday, the state House defeated a bill aimed at making "Seamen," the dog that accompanied Lewis and Clark on their trip West, the official canine in our state. As the Post-Dispatch ... More >>
Aldermen in St. Louis are considering mandatory warning labels for city bars that continue to allow smoking indoors. The signs would be posted prominently inside the establishments and state: "Warning: Smoking Allowed Here." (St. Louis is one of the minority of U.S. cities without a smoking ban.) ... More >>
Gut Check reviews new(ish) food- and drink-related books. www.amazon.co.uk A few years ago, I got a job as a Starbucks barista. As part of my training, I had to attend coffee school. The instructor was named Ernie. He was knowledgeable about all aspects of coffee production, from farming t ... More >>
Tina Richards' son returned, suicidal, from Iraq battlefields. Now, the Missouri woman is waging her own war in Congress.
9 p.m. Monday, February 12. Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue).
Unreal went to Las Vegas for the World Series of Poker and all we got was this lousy story.
Heartagrams and heavy living with H.I.M.'s Ville Valo
Keanu Reeves is back in black (trench coat), and there's more hell to pay
How do you lure disaffected suburban teens into the bosom of the church? Try this unholy trinity: rock & roll, junk food and Foosball.
The year in review: A quiz (For answers, see last page)
Local sketch comedy troupe the NonProphets are in it for the laughs
Jimmy is a big man in a small, strange world.
With the disappearance of cigarette billboards, smoke no longer gets in your eyes