• Blogs

    September 22, 2014

    The Best Concerts in St. Louis From September 22 to 28

    This week, check out plenty of great touring acts including Sham 69, John Prine, Chrisette Michele and Ab-Soul. An Undercover Weekend also makes its return to the Firebird, and the Brothers Lazaroff hosts its annual block party at Vintage Vinyl. Get info on these shows and more in this week's recomm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2014

    Armed Teens Steal Pants, Phones, Wallets; Get Tased By Cops, Bitten by K9 Unit: Police

    St. Louis Metropolitan Police arrested four young men suspected of robbing victims of their pants, phones and wallets after police chased them by car and on foot early Wednesday morning. A sixteen-year-old suspect was tased by police during the foot chase, and a twenty-year-old suspect was unintent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    Trouble on the U.S. Borders Means Missouri Asylum Seekers are Sometimes Stuck in Limbo

    In this week's feature, "Asylum Insanity," author Keegan Hamilton explores the convoluted process that asylum seekers go through when they show up at the U.S. border requesting sanctuary. As Hamilton reports this can sometimes mean long stretches of time in detention centers: "It's really tragic," ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2013

    Ten Disturbingly Racist Things About St. Louis

    This week marks 58 years since Rosa Parks famously refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus, instantly rendering the brave young woman a hero and champion of the civil rights movement. The decades since have seen steady improvement in race relations and equality, but as always, we still have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2013

    MO HealthNet Division Sends Private Info of 1,300 People to Wrong Addresses Over 2 Years

    Between October 16, 2011 and June 7, 2013, government officials with the MO HealthNet Division accidentally sent the personal information of more than 1,300 people to the wrong addresses. That is according to the Missouri Department of Social Services, which is, under federal and state privacy laws, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    Seven Great Summer Cocktails Available at St. Louis Bars, Restaurants

    There's a certain kind of understated pleasure that can come from cracking open a twelve-pack in your own back yard as the Cardinals game buzzes in the background. But as we dive headlong into summer, lots of local restaurants and bars are celebrating the warmer temps with carefully curated cocktail ... More >>

  • Music

    July 19, 2012
  • Blogs

    July 12, 2012

    Dave Matthews Band at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 7/11/12: Review and Setlist

    Dave Matthews Band | Brandi Carlile July 11, 2012 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Dave Matthews has exceeded the usual confines of a musician. He is an idea, a cultural shorthand, a punchline, a hero. No less a songwriter than Brandi Carlile (much more on her in next week's print edition), who opene ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2012

    Bonnie Raitt at the Pageant, 5/18/12: Review, Setlist

    Bonnie Raitt | Marc Cohn May 18, 2012 The Pageant They'd come in from Kansas City, Columbia, Minneapolis, Chicago, Louisville and West County -- and places further, I'm sure. The general admission ticket holders lined up outside the Halo Bar four hours or more before the doors would open, tailgatin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    Gary Montgomery Charged with Animal Neglect; Stray Rescue Instrumental in Developing Case

    The office of City of St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce recently trained Stray Rescue of St. Louis personnel  in the intricacies of legally documenting the appalling cases of animal abuse that Stray Rescue staff encounter on a daily basis. The goal of this late-March meeting was to expe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    MO Auditor Dings Cops for Missing Asset Forfeiture Reports

    ‚ÄčLast month, in a story about the Camp Zoe case called "Shakedown," the RFT's Keegan Hamilton detailed the shocking process by which federal and state law enforcement authorities may legally seize cash, land or other valuables from a citizen -- even in cases in which the citizen has never been cha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    Access Denied: St. Louis Twenty Years After the ADA

    In this week's feature story, "Step Right Up," RFT Music Editor Annie Zaleski describes how the Americans with Disabilities Act has affected her life. Zaleski was diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a toddler and was entering fifth grade when President George H.W. Bush signed the legislation into law.T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    Have you heard the RedNeck Rap?

    It now comes with a half-hearted apology/introduction full of hillbilly jokes. If you missed it when it debuted on the Interwebz last month, prepare to be embarrassed for Kansas congressman Bill Otto (Republican, duh), who composed an Obama diss track after returning from a family reunion in the Oza ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2009

    Review: John Prine at the Touhill, Friday, February 27

    "Hello," John Prine said when he walked onstage at UMSL Friday night and picked up a guitar. Then he reeled off seven songs from his prodigious back catalogue before delving into his most recent collection, 2005's Fair & Square.That was just dandy with the audience at the sold-out Touhill Perfor ... More >>

  • Culture

    February 15, 2006

    Capsule Reviews

    Dennis Brown and Deanna Jent suss out local theater

  • Music

    August 11, 2004

    Patti Scialfa

    23rd Street Lullaby (Columbia)

  • News

    May 2, 2001

    What About the Children?

    Normandy settles with a former instructor accused of exposing a high-school principal's shocking behavior

  • Film

    March 28, 2001

    Not Odd Enough

    The mismatched couple of When Brendan Met Trudy never quite jells

  • News

    July 14, 1999

    White Out

    A local contractor gets called a fake as the dispute over minority set-aside contracts heats up. The city and some local contractors say he is; the state says he's not.

  • Music

    March 17, 1999
  • Music

    January 13, 1999

    Are You Sure Hank Done It That Way?

    An essential boxed set shows what was right about Hank Williams and what's wrong about country music today