From the puppy dragged a mile on the highway to tens of thousands of neglected chickens, photographer Mike Bizelli has seen a lot of horrifying sights of animal abuse in Missouri. "There is cruelty out there," he says, "but then there's great compassion." The compassion, he says, comes in the form ... More >>
After more than 30 days of trial and the testimony of 60 witnesses, seven members of Wheels of Soul -- a nationally-known outlaw motorcycle gang -- were convicted by a jury today of conspiracy to run a criminal enterprise. They'd been in indicted in July 2011. Wheels of Soul is an organized, hierar ... More >>
Dear Representative Ellinger, First of all, congratulations on your victory in last week's primary! Yes, yes, we know you ran unopposed -- and will run unopposed again in November -- but a lot of people came out to vote for you and only you, which must be a real self-esteem booster. We're very happ ... More >>
We have a hatch! In April, we reported that the Raptor Resource Project, an Iowa-based conservation non-profit, had set up a hidden camera inside a barn in the town of Marshall to observe the hatch cycle of Missouri turkey vultures -- a phenomenon very rarely seen by humans, and never before c ... More >>
The 2012 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is a month away. And if that is our own St. Louis Music holiday, then consider this the season: Over the next month, we'll be making our cases for all 125 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year. Each weekday between now and the showcase ... More >>
Last spring, the live "eagle cam" feed from Decorah, Iowa blew up the Internets, making national news and entrancing millions of people in 184 countries who watched bald eagles hatch their eggs in real-time. But this spring -- as you read this sentence, actually -- the folks behind that project are ... More >>
The Missouri House Committee on Tourism and Natural Resources is attempting to determine which of three dogs should be our state's official "Historical Dog." The finalists are Seaman, the Newfoundland who accompanied Lewis & Clark; Old Drum, a dog of indeterminate breed who was cited in a Suprem ... More >>
Part One: The Union Electric, Sweet Tooth, King Kong Magnetics, Warm Jets USA Part Two: Glass Teeth, Ryan Spearman, the Breaks and Adult Fur Part Three: Rum Drum Ramblers, Humanoids, Old Lights and Volcanoes Part Four: Bo & the Locomotive, Rockwell Knuckles, Dubb Nubb and Palace Part Five: S ... More >>
8 p.m. Tuesday, January 3. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Kholood EidDavid Beeman and Kit Hamon of Native Sound (and Old Lights).There comes a time when growth for some musicians means giving back to the community. For David Beeman, Kit Hamon and John Joern -- bandmates in Old Lights -- this means helping their fellow St. Louis musicians find a reco ... More >>
Of all of the bands to emerge from alt country's heyday in the mid to late '90s St. Louis-based band the Bottle Rockets has exceeded most in longevity, quality and consistency. After nearly twenty years of creating scorching and intelligent Southern-style country rock the band is still finding ways ... More >>
Recipe RecordsMaggie McHugh and Lanea Stagg, co-authors of Recipe Records, in the kitchen.Music and food make a wonderful pair, and so do Maggie McHugh and Lanea Stagg, co-authors of Recipe Records, a locally released rock & roll themed cookbook featuring easy and tasty recipes inspired by so ... More >>
8 p.m. Wednesday, June 15. The Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Boulevard.
9 p.m. Saturday, November 20. The Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
Jon GitchoffSleigh Bells at the Firebird.A deafening buzz surrounded Sleigh Bells even before the duo released its debut, Treats. The hype was somewhat perplexing: While its elephant-sized crunkbeats, razor-honed guitar riffs and Alexis Krauss' slam-poet-butterfly vocals are certainly arresti ... More >>
Yeah, not quite Rodeo Drive.Some of us here at the Daily RFT have a very hard time resisting dresses, shiny things or the possibility of a serious deal on shoes. So, strictly for research purposes, we grabbed a girlfriend and checked out the new Nordstrom Rack in Brentwood Square this weekend.Not ... More >>
Image viaNot the Subway Diet that Jared meant.Sometimes the true cost of that $5 Foot Long can't be measured in money.According to the Illinois Department of Health, via the delightfully named Food Poison Journal, there have been 68 confirmed cases of salmonella traced back to Subway sandwich sho ... More >>
Update: It turns out that an employee of Break Time -- Chris Shaw -- is the Powerball winner.He tells Missourinet.com:"I just knew it was big. I sold tickets all day yesterday. When I worked yesterday, I sold tickets all day, and then at the end of my shift I went ahead and bought a ticket and I b ... More >>
The first full week of work after the holidays is always a killer. Sure, you come in on Monday morning, buzzed and amped for the week ahead, but by Thursday you're as defeated and tired as Dilbert on quaaludes. Re-energize, then, this weekend with some of these inexpensive entertainment op ... More >>
The signs on the doors of the Pageant box office and entrances said it all: "Earplugs are available for purchase at the bar and soda areas." The occasion? Dinosaur Jr. was in town last night, and the band is notorious for being loud. How loud? Well, friends who saw the trio's show in Columbia a few ... More >>
(Welcome to Lost in the Supermarket, an occasional blog recurring feature in which we discuss unexpected songs we've heard in unexpected places. This doesn't just have to be your local Schucks or Dierbergs, either; any weird pairing you've heard is fair game for the feature. Email the scenario to me ... More >>
In this week's paper, Roy Kasten chatted with legendary songwriter Marshall Crenshaw, who's playing tonight at Off Broadway. The show starts at 8 p.m., tickets are $15 and it's an evening with -- meaning there are no openers and it's all Marshall, all the time. Get there on time! Here are some ... More >>
Kids, Incorporated was the teeth-rotting children's TV show from the '80s and '90s that's now known for launching the careers of Martika, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Fergie. The premise of the show was simple: kids played in a band, which lead to them covering popular songs of the time in bet ... More >>
Unreal reads the first-ever bisexual Regency romance (actually, we just skimmed for the juicy bits). Plus, Marshall Faulk's healthy sausage and a nationwide hanger shortage.
Anna Kuperberg's photos of home
Monday, September 13; the Pageant
Fred's Variety Group doesn't let ego get in the way of the music
Is Cat Power free at last?
Week of October 23, 2002
Mad Art's Halsey Taylor pedestal fountain
Week of September 4, 2002
Wednesday, March 7; Rocket Bar.
The Marshall Mathers LP (Aftermath/Interscope)
Thursday, July 6; Side Door
The Stormtroopers of Death return to set heavy metal straight
Missourian Lanford Wilson comes to the Rep to stage his new play, Book of Days, with longtime collaborator Marshall Mason. A look behind the scenes at the men who changed American theater.
This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours (Virgin)
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