Remember how the University of Missouri Press decided to "modernize" itself last spring by laying off the entire staff and replacing it with a group of grad students led by an English professor? Well, to hell with that. Maybe the Press wasn't so broken after all.
Well, OK, maybe the threats of lega ... More >>
Well, the white trousers are back in storage and the river flotation seat with tall-boy sized cup-holders is deflated. We may have a few warm days ahead still, but summer is behind us. Lest it all fade into a haze of sweating (so it was hot this summer...), we here at RFT Music have preserved the bi ... More >>
The battle continues in Columbia over the fate of the University of Missouri Press, which lost its $400,000 in annual funding just before Memorial Day and then, miraculously, rose from the dead a few weeks later with a new director, a radical new model that proposed using student interns instead of ... More >>
Please hold your outrage, lovers of university presses. The University of Missouri Press, consigned to eternal doom not two months ago, has been resurrected! Like the South, it will rise again! (Or, if you prefer, like the Terminator, it will be back.)
Mizzou administrators announced yesterday morn ... More >>
Brian Lamont Cannon Jr, 20, has been charged with assault on a law enforcement officer, armed criminal action and burglary for his purported role in the shooting of Florissant Patrolman Mike Vernon on Monday.
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 >>
Image via Washington PostVeteran Todd A. NicelySure, there's that big, corporate rib festival downtown this weekend, like there is every Memorial Weekend, with barbecue from pit masters you've never heard of and music from bands you haven't liked in two decades.
Thankfully, those aren't the ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsA venue with an ambitious take on entertainment is slated to open in the spot last occupied by the now-closed Maplewood branch of the Jive & Wail (7376 Manchester Road, Maplewood). Called the Jumpin' Jupiter, it's being dubbed a "neo-supper club" by its owner, Jim Callahan.
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Todd OwyoungIt may have been Mardi Gras in Soulard, but Saturday night in University City, you would have assumed St. Patrick's Day showed up a little early. Covered in green, Mardi Gras beads and Guinness-infused grins, thousands shuffled into the Pageant to take in the beloved Boston punker ... More >>
Nick SchnelleThe Trip Daddys, last year at the RFT Music Showcase. This year's fest is Saturday for $5.Memorial Day has come and gone, and it's time to kick off summer. (Just
look out for those scattered thunder storms on Saturday and Sunday.) This weekend brings indie craft fairs, more than a f ... More >>
Dr. FreezeSouthern Sno in BrentwoodGreetings! Dr. Freeze here, lately returned on the red-eye bird from the 17th Annual International Conference on the Advancement of the Snow-Cone Arts in Davos, Switzerland -- just in time for the official start of snow-Cone season.Yes, Memorial Day has come and ... More >>
Image sourceIt's been a grim week so far -- oil continues to spill out into the Gulf, the Israeli Army fought a Gaza aid flotilla and Al and Tipper Gore are separating -- and it's about to get grimmer. Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, who has been going to hilarious lengths to protes ... More >>
Looking for something to do this Memorial Day weekend? Here's a list of ten events around town that will cost you $10 or less.
Homecoming: Fluxus and Visual Poetry by Regional Natives (Opens Friday)
This new art exhibition opens Friday. Writes Paul Friswold: "Some people will tell you that F ... More >>