Jessica Becker and Kristopher Bergen never imagined they would get married at a church. "We didn't want the traditional," Becker tells Daily RFT. But on August 28, the St. Louis couple found themselves tying the knot inside of a church. It was, however, most definitely not a traditional church. ... More >>
If you plan to be in New York this week, you might want to take a couple of hours and venture to Hirschl & Adler Galleries on Fifth Avenue, near Central Park, and take a look at their new exhibition, "Talisman of the Ward: The Album of Drawings By Edward Deeds." After all, it's winter and too told f ... More >>
This week's Riverfront Times feature, "The Electric Pencil," tells the story of Edward Deeds, a patient at Missouri State Hospital No. 3, a mental hospital in Nevada, who created a pile of 283 colored pencil drawings that he bound into a book for his brother and sister-in-law. Today the drawings are ... More >>
Hansen's Tree Service has a flair for puns. The O'Fallon-based company's website announces that their services are "Tree-mendous!" Another page has some "tree trivia," which they call, "Treevia." You monster truck fans will certainly know about Hansen's giant vehicle-beast, which features a branch-c ... More >>
The 2012 NHL Awards were held last night in Las Vegas, Nevada, also known as The Hockey Capital of the Western World. (Note: this may not be entirely accurate.) There were dozens, perhaps hundreds or even thousands of awards handed out (also a little iffy factually, maybe), virtually all of which bo ... More >>
As far back as Gut Check can remember [insert your own Proustian madeleine reverie here], we've been smitten with the Chinese chow-down concept of dim sum. Sitting around a table with eight or ten people, pointing at exotic-looking items on the carts that the servers push around, asking, "What's tha ... More >>
Last night Rick Santorum swept the primaries in Missouri, Minnesota, and Colorado. As expected, his most decisive victory was in Missouri, where he took all 114 county for a 55 percent runaway, more than doubling Mitt Romney's 25 percent. In many ways, it's a hollow success. It didn't count towa ... More >>
A couple of weeks ago, Huffington Post blogger Will Bower wrote, "This February 7th, 2012, I'll be paying closer attention to Missouri's primary results and asking myself 'What if Missourians had been able to go first this time 'round?'" Bower, an outspoken crusader for election reform, proposed ... More >>
Bradley Cook: Here's betting his prison name will be "PutHim2GoodUse."Bradley Cook of Kirkwood pleaded guilty today in federal court in Kansas City to commercial sex trafficking of a young, mentally deficient woman who prosecutors says was coerced into being a sex slave for several years while sh ... More >>
Ahti Vilppula made his millions in media and metals in Europe.It reads like the plot to a James Bond flick. New complaints added to a federal lawsuit in St. Louis suggest that a Finnish businessman with alleged ties to organized crime in Europe and the Middle East is attempting to gain control of ... More >>
wikimedia commonsThere's always been a sense of glamour in the blur of all that is sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, and it doesn't end when the music's done, or even when the rock stars die. Instead, an eerie feeling of mystery and unfinished business surfaces when the demise of a music icon is ... More >>
Twelve years after the tobacco industry agreed to a multi-billion-dollar settlement with the attorneys general of 46 states, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is out with a new report examining how -- if at all -- those funds are being used to prevent youth from smoking. The study isn't ki ... More >>
It's Christmas in June! Finally, Draft Day is here, and I'm as giddy as a small child the day before Christmas, shaking all the packages and trying to figure out what might be in that really big one with my name on it. Unfortunately, no amount of shaking or clever examination of the boxes is goin ... More >>
Classic rock critics -- er, "haters" -- will take great pride and joy in letting you know how much your favorite rock band from the '70s or '80s sucks. Take a band like Foreigner, for instance, whose hit songs ("Juke Box Hero," "Cold As Ice," "I Want To Know What Love Is") should get a pass f ... More >>
Last week, Daniel Lee, CEO of Vegas-based Pinnacle Entertainment, unsuccessfully attempted to "muscle" St. Louis County Councilman Steve Stenger into voting against re-zoning land in North St. Louis County to clear the way for the construction of a new casino by a Pinnacle rival. This morning, the P ... More >>
Image ViaReporter Paul Hampel has an incredible story in today's Post-Dispatch about the CEO of Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. (the Vegas-based company that owns Lumiere Place, the Admiral and the new casino in Lemay) attempting to "muscle" a member of the St. Louis County Council before Tuesday's v ... More >>
As we reported last week, U.S. "Drug Czar" Gil Kerlikowske is in St. Louis today to unveil the White House Office of National Drug Policy's new anti-meth campaign. Here's hoping the campaign is as good as the last one featured here. Continue on to view the full press release of today's announ ... More >>
Whatever your feelings about the Obama administration, you can't say that the president's office ignores St. Louis. Obama chose to visit the nearby suburb of Arnold for his 100th day in office. A couple month's later the prez returned to St. Louis to throw out the first pitch at the All-Star Game ... More >>
Jeff SmithThe former wife of Milton "Skip" Ohlsen testified last year that her ex-husband operated Voters for Truth, the political committee at the center of a federal probe into state Senator Jeff Smith (D - St. Louis) and state Rep. Steve Brown (D - Clayton). Smith and Brown are reportedl ... More >>
www.anglingfish.netBy now you've probably heard that Craigslist is scrapping its controversial "erotic services" listings in the wake of a series of high-profile crimes and pressure from attorney generals from several states, including Missouri and Illinois.Of course, thinly veiled prostitution ... More >>
A Riverfront Times theater critic gets a critique of his own.
Plus: Spicy sex games for the Christian couple.
A new installation does justice to the functional beauty of the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge
A cadre of Missourians stand at the vanguard of the 9/11 "truth movement." Just don't call them conspiracy theorists.
The long and tipsy road to the World Series of Beer Pong
A new casino takes its downtown development plans underground
Domino chronicles the life of a model turned bounty hunter
Week of June 29, 2005
A black-owned St. Louis advertising firm is stirring the political pot
Trio is the network where great shows go to die, and so much more
Week of October 23, 2002
Behind the Greenlight is a producer proud to be an ass
Week of November 14, 2001
Writer Terry Tempest Williams believes the chaos and terror of recent weeks could bring about a restoration of place and spirit in America
Casino lawyer Michael Lazaroff cheated for years -- and the insiders knew. Now that he's cut the deal of his life, why does anybody believe him?
Developers of a Lemay casino have political muscle on their side. But the School Sisters of Notre Dame are betting on a higher power.