Inmates at an Illinois prison say they don't know why they are being held in a new high-security unit that is infested with mice, filth, and freezing cold temperatures, so they've decided to go on a hunger strike to protest the conditions. But the prison denies the poor conditions and says the inmat ... More >>
Decisions are hard. Last night, I fell asleep to a TED Talk about "the art of choosing" ironically while trying to turn my brain off about a decision I had to make. How many decisions do we make each day? Hundreds, some say. Thousands, say others. Should I wear pants today? Nah. Should I drink that ... More >>
If chicken and turkey are your go-to 'cue, you need to go to Gobble Stop Smokehouse (1227 Castillon Arcade Plaza, Creve Coeur; 314-878-5586). My review of Gobble Stop Smokehouse is now available online.
Image viaThe most recent to come forward was 11 at time of the rape.These numbers are stomach-wrenching:As we write, former Wentzville East Elementary music teacher Michael D. Williams is rotting in jail on a 25-year sentence. In 2001, he pleaded guilty to eighteen counts of statutory sodomy and ... More >>
Charlie Hunter"My attitude is, whatever other aesthetic thing you want to put on the music is great, but it's got to groove," said guitarist Charlie Hunter. The comment came in reply to a query about drummer Eric Kalb, who will be playing with Hunter tonight through Saturday at Jazz at the Bi ... More >>
Illustration by Brian StaufferThe largest dogfighting bust in U.S. history just got a little bigger, at least in terms of the number of defendants who have pleaded guilty in connection with the case -- which was the subject of an RFT feature story earlier this month.The southern Illinois U.S. Att ... More >>
Week of July 17, 2002
10 Years of Abuse (and Still Broke) (Century Media)
For 14 years, Tom Sullivan has been smelling a rat at the Metropolitan Sewer District. It may not be just his imagination.
University City's newest art gallery is not for the pretentious -- or the claustrophobic
Written and directed by Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez