Allow me to sound like an old person for a minute: Back in my day--which is 1996, the only time I remember being cognizant of an Olympics theme song, because I was nine and didn't know better--the Olympics theme song did not have kitschy theatrical background vocals or an extended instrumental break ... More >>
Music is becoming an increasingly personalized art form. Smart phones are programmed to play a favorite song as a ring tone, or to play a song meant to be associated with specific callers in one's contact list. I can't say for certain, but I have to imagine many husbands have "Ball and Chain" by Soc ... More >>
Art and life co-habitate, informing, imitating, and enriching each other constantly. Each week in Better Living Through Music, RFT Music writer Ryan Wasoba explores this symbiotic relationship.
Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen is kicking ass in the Olympics, and doing it efficiently as to minimize drag i ... More >>
Paul McCartney is probably going to sing "Hey Jude" at the London Olympics' opening ceremonies tonight. Just call it a hunch, or else just Google all the reports from trusted anonymous sources that he's been practicing the song at what I believe is officially called Not-The-Bird's-Nest-But-That's-Ok ... More >>
This week thousands of international athletes will descend upon London to compete in 2012 Summer Olympic games. Some of the dozens of contests that make up the games are as old as ancient Greece; others are relative newcomers; and others are so incredibly inane that the International Olympic Committ ... More >>
Cue the "Rocky" theme song. It's time to celebrate another fictional athlete.Rex Sinquefield is making his mark in Missouri in more than just politics these days. The gazillionaire best known for shoveling millions of dollars into political campaigns is also one of our state's greatest athletes. ... More >>
Shake and Bake is a popular method for cooking drugs in Missouri's Meth Capital of Jefferson County. Shake and Bake is also the greatest stock-car race strategy ever invented.The press release below might raise eyebrow if it were coming out of the Ladue or Frontenac police departments. But the Je ... More >>
sarahhaskins.comSarah Haskins, a native of St. Louis and graduate of Parkway South, was named Athlete of the Month for May by the U.S. Olympic Committee.
The 30-year-old triathlete garnered that recognition after finishing in first in all three of her races last month, which included the f ... More >>
Deadspin has concluded its contest asking readers to submit Photoshopped pictures of the 2012 London Olympics mascot. Behold the winner:It should be noted that the mascot has one more eye on the play than umpire Don Denkinger did.
The 5A state finals for Missouri high school basketball were played over the weekend in Columbia. One St. Louis-area school, Incarnate Word Academy, brought home a championship in the 5A girl's division but that was not the story of the tournament.That distinction goes to Trey Starks of Springfield ... More >>
It's been years since "You're fired!", accompanied by a cobra-like flick of Donald Trump's right hand, became a national catchphrase, so long, in fact, that Trump has resorted to casting celebrities instead of regular old celebrity-whores on his reality show The Apprentice.But now we may have a reas ... More >>
You'd think St. Louis would be happy -- or overwhelmed -- enough with hosting this year's MLB All-Star Game to look forward to a return to global obscurity. Or, at the very least, we should pay closer attention to how Chicago is making a fool of itself in its 2016 Olympic bid.But no. Our fair city, ... More >>
Anyone feeling a wee bit wet lately can look to the record-breaking St. Louis clouds for the reason.Remember the floods in the spring and in the fall? (Photo from O'Fallon, Missouri in September. More photos here.) That's right. In a year of historical benchmarks -- first black president e ... More >>