In this weekly column, RFT Music gets to know local creatives, musicians and their missions. Get a slice of the local scene, complete with a snippet of sound and info about upcoming releases and shows. Stick around to see what St. Louis artists have to say whenever they Fill in the Blank. "It's kin ... More >>
Operating a small, historic house museum is never easy, even in the best of times. In the worst of times -- such as earlier this month when a a pipe burst and destroyed new carpeting and other renovations at the Chatillon-DeMenil House -- the challenges of fundraising and logistics can seem overwhel ... More >>
Since a failure at a Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District treatment plant Sunday night, millions of gallons of sewage have continued to flow into the Mississippi River. As officials work to secure backup pumps this week -- and as the high water levels remain -- the problem persists. Is our drinki ... More >>
Not so smart anymore! So says KDSK (Channel 5), which has gone all out with Smart Car jokes today with the news that two men accidentally drove their vehicle straight into the Mississippi River. Not a smart move, eh?! We love a good ole wordplay here at Daily RFT, but this is just rather cringewo ... More >>
Friday (Jan. 4): Happy Hour @ Vino Nadoz Treat yourself to half price wines, cocktails and local beer on tap, along with bar plates. 4 to 6 p.m. Murder in Maybury @ Lemp Mansion Restaurant & Inn Enjoy a comedy-mystery dinner over a multi-course meal that includes soup, salad, chicken entree with ... More >>
This is my last day as music editor of the Riverfront Times. It's been 21 months and two weeks since I moved to St. Louis from Denver, and there has not been a more dynamic stretch in my life. My predecessor, Annie Zaleski, offered me some tips when I started, just as her predecessor had. Daniel Hi ... More >>
Daniel Alvarez is doing a super crazy thing. Back in June he dumped a big yellow sea kayak into Lake Superior near the northern most tip of Minnesota and started paddling southward for Key West. As in Florida. He is out of his mind. He is also having the time of his life. We talked to Alvarez las ... More >>
One hundred years ago, subterranean St. Louis was a fascinating place. There was, of course, the web of caves that stretched from Benton Park north to downtown and east to the Mississippi River with detours into neighborhood basements. Before the Civil War, the cave network may have been one of the ... More >>
After Daily RFT received a head cam in the mail last week, your reporter graciously agreed to test it out last Thursday at the Grafton Zipline.
A drawing shows a keel boat tossed by waves from the tremor. Despite the magnitude of the earthquakes, few people died because the population in the area was so sparse at the time. Seismologists don't know for sure the magnitude of the earthquake that rocked Missouri at around 2:15 a.m. December ... More >>
Meet your new neighbor!Are you one of the unlucky souls who lost their home in the recent flooding? The State of Missouri is really sorry about that. In fact, they'd like to do something for you. They'd like to give you a temporary new home! A place that real-estate agents might generously descri ... More >>
Governor Jay Nixon was in St. Louis yesterday to announce that the region would soon receive more than $550,000 in federal grants to build and improve its trail system for bicyclists and pedestrians. The money comes via the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, which applied for, and was awar ... More >>
St. Louis once again topped the list as the nation's "Most Dangerous Cities" in 2010. Here, then, is a look at ten of the most-heinous crimes (ranked from bad to worse) occurring in and near the city within the past 12 months. John Thornton10. The Murder of a MayorJohn Thornton was on his way hom ... More >>
Image ViaThe first gambling boat to open its doors in Missouri back in 1994 is officially closed -- a week before its owner was to shutdown the casino anyway. The flooded Mississippi River in downtown St. Louis forced the President Casino to halt business a week ago. Yesterday the casino announce ... More >>
Hands Across the SandOn Saturday, dozens of St. Louisans will gather on the riverfront beneath the Arch to hold hands in a silent protest against offshore oil drilling. Local event organizer Stacey Critzer anticipates 50, maybe even 100 participants. It's not exactly Hands Across America, but the ... More >>
via FlickrPeat Wollaeger's "Blaster Head" is a mind blower.Once upon a time, the River City had a reputation as something of a street art and graffiti mecca. That was way back in 2000 when Paint Louis was happening and some of the coolest cats to ever shake a can of spray paint made pilgrimages t ... More >>
If you missed our post earlier this morning detailing the troubles of Kinloch Fire Protection District and their beef with St. Louis County and the developers at NorthPark, click here to check it out. The story touches on the astonishing level of urban decay Kinloch, the poorest of the 91 municipali ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, November 6. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Lassie would be so proud.This just in from the St. Louis County Police: On Sunday, November 1, 2009, at 6:30 p.m., St. Louis County Police Officers Kevin Martin, Jared Ruhland and Sergeant Daniel O'Neil, South County Precinct, found and rescued a canine from the Mississippi River. The dog was tra ... More >>
http://www.flickoff.org/system/files/u8/methane.jpgSt. Louis has a meth problem. Methane, that is.The highly flammable greenhouse gas, most famous in the form of cow flatulence (hence the lovely picture above), is causing a scare for a handful of North St. Louis residents. The St. Louis Demolitio ... More >>
www.qufriary.orgSeriously, would you eat this?The RFT aquatic-life team has donned its waders today and is ready to kick some ass. As reported this morning, Missouri conservationist can't get over this year's bumper paddlefish crop. Meanwhile, the news ain't nearly as good when it comes to Missouri ... More >>
I met a guy the other day who lives in a home on the bluffs of the Mississippi River in south St. Louis. The house has a rather interesting history that merits a retelling. Here it is -- as best as I can recall. The home was built in the 1950s by a one-armed man who owned a machine shop in north cit ... More >>
Alton Brown on books on food
Dennis Brown and Paul Friswold suss out the local theater scene.
Despite feeling snubbed by Kerouac, Unreal's wide awake, hammered, packing pink heat and looking for a sign from God.
Joe doesn't take too kindly to a reader's taunts.
Venus Envy: a grassroots success story
Creating beauty, raising consciousness
Yackey's on the River brings hope and hush puppies to the banks of the Mississippi
The Museum of Transportation throws wide its gates for a get-together
The touristy Mesquite Charlie's will nonetheless satisfy those with a fondness for Old Man River
Lewis and Clark Bridge
Patty Long's Ninth St. Abbey
Great River Road
Confederate Prisoner Cemetery
Two Pecan Tree Pond
Gateway International Raceway is speeding to expand parking. But environmentalists are waving a red flag.
A return visit to Top of the Riverfront
The new Emerson Electric Center addition to the Missouri History Museum makes its debut
EAST Art 99 beckons art-lovers to the Illinois side of the Mississippi