By Ben Westhoff and Sarah Purkrabek Lady Casa is perhaps the country's most famous raver, and something of a cult leader to her tens of thousands of fans. When the Miami native makes a pilgrimage to LA and hosts an event on Venice Beach the day after seeing DJ Armin van Buuren, it quickly turns int ... More >>
When is one woman's free speech another woman's harassment? The question continues to fester at the front gates of Planned Parenthood clinics across the county. That includes Columbia, Missouri, where last week lawyers successfully defended an anti-abortion protester charged with trespassing on th ... More >>
A bill has been proposed to the Missouri legislature that would make it illegal for anyone to obtain federal records about diseased cows, pigs, and other animals from all farms and factory meat producers in the state. According to HB 2094, which was introduced by Rep. Jay Houghton, a Republican fro ... More >>
The country is broke, so when it comes to ripping off the IRS, the federal government isn't too proud to go after the small fish. Evelyn Silas, 53, was sentenced to fifteen months in prison for adding false information to twenty tax returns she filed for friends and family over a course of three ye ... More >>
David Malan, the Harvard professor credited with revitalizing computer science studies at the Ivy League school, is coming to St. Louis to help budding programmers in the first hackathon outside of Cambridge. Harvard students have been holding "hackathons," all-night, collaborative coding events co ... More >>
No suits. No resumes. If you're looking for a job in St. Louis' technology industry, Mapquest co-founder Chris Heivly wants you to bring your business card and your smile to his sixth circus-themed job fair -- the first in St. Louis. "As a job seeker, you never get a chance to look someone in the e ... More >>
In January Riverfront Times published its annual "News Challenge" -- 78 multiple-choice questions testing how well readers paid attention to current events over the past twelve months. Within a week, more than 100 of you submitted your answers to us. A few weeks later a dozen readers e-mailed a simi ... More >>
Force compatriots Black Spade and Nato Caliph commit their long-running musical kinship to tape for the first time on Force Majeure. And I mean "tape" literally -- this nine-song program (featuring two interludes and a remix) is being released on cassette and .mp3, and the abbreviated format shows t ... More >>
Weather permitting, the end to the 2012 election season will arrive tomorrow night when the votes are tallied up and America prepares for the next four years. Not only does this mean we might be able to turn our TV's on without being lambasted with political rhetoric, this should also mean those ann ... More >>
The food court at West County Center (I-270 & Manchester Road, Des Peres; 314-288-2020) will gain a new dining option with the opening of Zoup! tomorrow, November 1. Three guesses as to what Zoup! specializes in (hint: the cast of Seinfeld will be excited so long as the restaurant doesn't hire irate ... More >>
When it comes to Peabody Energy Corp., it's hard to tell who's being naughty or nice. This week, the activist group Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment has been staging demonstrations against Peabody, the largest private-sector coal company in the world, headquartered in downtown St. ... More >>
image viaRamadhan Abdulla, a Tanzanian cassava farmer who has benefited from the Danforth Center's expertise and the Gates Foundation's money.If there were an easy way to end starvation around the world, somebody would have thought of it by now. Obviously. But there are still one billion peop ... More >>
Express Scripts is St. Louis' largest company -- by far.The pharmaceutical management company Express Scripts isn't just the largest St. Louis company on this year's Fortune 500 list -- it's actually made the magazine's list of fastest growing companies across the nation.With 81.8 percent revenue ... More >>
image viaDanielle Nierenberg in Arusha, Tanzania.Danielle Nierenberg, a former resident of Defiance, Missouri, now a project manager at the Worldwatch Institute, a think tank in Washington, DC, spent the past year and a half traveling through sub-Saharan Africa as part of a project called Nou ... More >>
Image sourceParty over Food, Inc. PBS-style!Tomorrow night, April 21, PBS (locally, KETC-TV, Channel 9) will be broadcasting the documentary Food, Inc. for the first time as part of its POV documentary series. The network suggests you celebrate this wondrous event by hosting a viewer potluck with ... More >>
Genetically-altered beets will be harvested, orders a federal court judge. In a suit filed in 2007, a collection of environmental groups and organic farmers sued to stop the use of the Monsanto-developed beet seeds in 2010. Due to the plaintiffs filing suit too late in the harvest season, the ... More >>
Laclede: It's a gas -- unless you're gay. The Laclede Group, whose primary subsidiary is Laclede Gas, has earned the dubious distinction of finishing tied with Exxon Mobil Corp. as the worst place in the nation to work if you're gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered. A total o ... More >>
A pharmaceutical giant's love affair with St. Louis is over, and it seems no amount of drugs and/or chemical enhancements will ever rekindle the flame. Just when you think Pfizer will grow, it shrinks. It happens to lots of companies.Yesterday, Pfizer (maker of Viagra, Celebrex, Lipitor and count ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/eszterThanks to the federal stimulus, Friday, August 7, was payday for hundreds of urban youths. At least, it was supposed to be.The teens had all found work this summer through UrbanFORCE, a program sponsored by the St. Louis Agency for Training and Employment (SLATE) that matc ... More >>
From discovering a rare species of plant when he was just fourteen to his three decades at the helm of the Missouri Botanical Garden, Dr. Peter Raven has dedicated his life to botany. Fitting then that the septuagenarian Raven was honored earlier this month with the National Council for Science and ... More >>
The "anarchists" finally get their day in court.
Jennifer's is a thick slice of Midwestern paradise
Upstream Theater's Soul of a Clone
Brown Derby Wine Cellar
Week of July 2, 2003
How to gain success and notoriety in the crack trade
The fight to preserve St. Charles County floodplains makes for some strange bedfellows
The venerable Billy Sherman's Deli makes a move but doesn't stray too far from where it came
For a price, Ashcroft can be a regular guy
With the determination of a Missouri mule, Mayor Mike Swoboda drags a $40 million development into the heart of Kirkwood
Five Ford-tough choices follow decision to close Hazelwood plant
Lobbia's impact on this newspaper was without parallel
Week of October 17, 2001
For more than three decades, Eric Vickers has been lighting brushfires, crusading against the racism he sees around him. Now, the civil-rights lawyer and activist finds himself burned.
Nobody knows why the babies are dying near Weldon Spring. But the grownups can't help asking whether the site's toxic stew is to blame.
The Insectarium's keepers are mad about their charges
The powerful Pipefitters union has a simple plan to provide job security for its members: It wants to take away other people's work.
Lindenwood University's president may be a genius, a savior and a visionary. He may also be higher ed's worst nightmare.
Disturbed by the Red Cross' promotion of condom use, local Catholics are finding other organizations to handle blood drives. But is their stand having the intended result?
In the era of modern agribusiness, organic farmer Paul Krautmann faces a tough row to hoe, but his innovative natural solutions yield delicious results
Local Quixote Ed Golterman tilts at civic windmills in his quest to rehabilitate Kiel Opera House
Insurance-company evil comes in all sizes