Gregg Williams was supposed to be in St. Louis right now, preparing the Rams' defense for a march toward respectability, or at least some semblance of competence. Instead, Williams was banned from contact with the team by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for the season for his role in the New Orleans ... More >>
Now is the time for all good cultured TV-owners with new apartments to show off to hold 2012 Kentucky Derby parties and try to remember to call it, while sipping what they hope to be a mint julep, the 138th renewal. In fact, it might be a little late--no doubt Mike Shannon is already "on assignment. ... More >>
In the past decade, there have been so many indie-rock band reunions, and so many song-by-song recreations of now-classic albums, that the whole scene threatens to take on the tacky air of a 1950s or 1960s nostalgia revue. Only a very few of these reunited bands have managed to get back together and ... More >>
Well Spring has sprung, or whatever, though the 90 degree temperatures belie the notion. Flowers, cool breezes, light jacket weather? Nay: air-conditioner-in-April, sweating in the shade, when-the-hell-do-the-pools-open weather -- you'd think we skipped to summer already. This week's list of shows h ... More >>
Diplomacy between nations doesn't always involve dignitaries or high-level negotiations. A group with a presence in St. Louis engages in "cultural diplomacy," which involves exchanging musical expertise between Americans and countries often hit hard by conflict. Since it became incorporated as a non ... More >>
Mission of BurmaNo seriously: MISSION OF BURMA IS COMING TO THE FIREBIRD!! The post-punk legend will play the finest reformed VFW Hall in St. Louis on Wednesday, April 4. Tickets are $18 to $20 and go on sale this Saturday at noon.
The band is currently working on a fifth studio album -- pr ... More >>
Banner viaRats And People Motion Picture Orchestra finishes its most ambitious string of shows to date tonight at El Lenador -- the group will be sharing a bill with Peck Of Dirt and Googolplexia starting at 9 p.m. and admission is free.
Each Monday in September, the Orchestra has played a ... More >>
Image viaNow that Egypt's Hosni Mubarak has finally given in to the masses of brave demonstrators (and military leaders) demanding his resignation, we couldn't help but fantasize about who should follow his example.There are, after all, a ton of terrible dictators out there -- and the world would ... More >>
Sustainable agriculture, sustainable energy, sustainable...art? All of the pieces on display at ArtDimensions Gallery's Seeing Green are inspired by sustainability, including that of featured artist David Langley, who uses found objects and recycled paper in his works. The exhibition will inclu ... More >>
John YettawIn May, Central Missouri resident John Yettaw went for a relaxing dip in a lake in the military junta-controlled country of Myanmar. He washed up uninvited on the front door of political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi.Suu Kyi, being polite like a Nobel peace laureate should, invited him in ... More >>
John YettawA Myanmar court yesterday sentenced John Yettaw to seven years of hard labor. As you'll recall, the Falcon, Missouri, man made international headlines (and earned a Daily RFT "Ass Clown" nomination) back in May when he entered Myanmar illegally and swam across a lake to visit the detai ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/justin_caseCalendar says it Friday, time for another round of Ass Clown candidates. You know the deal, vote for your favorite ignominious boob of the week. Back at you Monday with the results. 1. Maliea Martin: The 20-year-old resident of Hannibal, Missouri, made headlines this wee ... More >>