The National Association of Black Journalists has named five feature stories published last year in Riverfront Times as finalists for its 2013 "Salute to Excellence Awards."
The stories are:
- Code Dead, freelance writer Christopher Tritto's examination into the encrypted note left on a dead man' ... More >>
Updated below with a response from Spence's campaign. Clearly, gubernatorial candidate Dave Spence wants you to see his TV ad entitled, "Sinking." It's the first thing that pops up when you visit his campaign site. Makes you wonder: Does he know it contains a huge inaccuracy? The spot opens on a shu ... More >>
One day last November, Jacob Schmidt schlepped a bag of trash into the alley behind his parents' house in Compton Heights. He looked at the dumpsters and thought, "These things really 'uglify' the city." So Schmidt, then a junior at Metro high school, asked city officials if he swirl some colo ... More >>
Every week writers for Riverfront Times and our parent company, Village Voice Media, produce elegant magazine-style feature writing--a gritty portion of which comes in the form of true-crime stories. Now VVM has collected some of its best recent true-crime yarns into an ebook: Seven Sins: A True Cri ... More >>
Photo by Nicholas PhillipsBarrel Bob is more fun than...a barrel of...bobs?Barrel Bob, an 11-foot-tall MoDOT spokesthing, has been grinning from the shoulder of I-70 just north of downtown for several weeks. We caught up with him Saturday. Daily RFT: Your job is to tell people to slow down, ... More >>
The first time comic Kris Wernowsky put on a "Too Hip for a Comedy Club" standup event at Foam last October, indie darling St. Vincent played the same night -- rather stiff competition, if you're trying to lure the Cherokee crowd. His other mistake: Keeping the overhead lights on full blast for t ... More >>
This video shows Lucas Lamb taunting a cop after filming the officer drinking at an MMA fight -- and it could lead to a policy change in St. Louis County.
It's been more than a month since Lucas Lamb got pulled over by an off-duty cop on his way to a MMA match in Fenton, only to catch the very sam ... More >>
Tom Carlson was honored for his work on "Gay Divorcees," along with two other RFT covers.Art Director Tom Carlson and staff writer Aimee Levitt are big winners in two recent journalism contests.Carlson won first place for cover design in the large newspaper category at the contest sponsored by th ... More >>
Photo by Nicholas PhillipsNo need to hate on Riesling, friend.In this series, food and drink professionals dish to Gut Check about their pet peeves anonymously -- but honestly.Gut Check Code Name: Dr. DecanterPosition: Bartender at a city wine barPet Peeve #1Dr. Decanter: It bothers me when ... More >>
Nicholas PhillipsMiss Sparkle knows how to wield a beer. In this series, food and drink professionals dish to Gut Check about their pet peeves anonymously -- but honestly.Gut Check Code Name: Miss SparklePosition: Barmaid, a neighborhood dive in Bevo MillPet Peeve #1Miss Sparkle: "I hate when my ... More >>
Here's an update to a story Daily RFT first reported back in April. Photo: Nicholas PhillipsFrango's store on Cherokee Street.Yesterday the U.S. Attorney's office announced that Passaro Frango, owner of West African Art (at
2623 Cherokee Street) and F & A Fashions (at 6212 Dr. Martin Luther King ... More >>