A Halloween photo of three Washington University students dressed in military fatigues pointing Super Soakers at a student dressed as Osama bin Laden went viral Wednesday, sparking outrage over anti-Muslim sentiments on the Danforth campus. College officials called an emergency meeting Thursday mor ... More >>
It has been eleven years since the attacks on the World Trade Center, and while the feelings brought up by the events are still complicated, we can view its aftermath with some clarity. With over a decade of hindsight, many of the songs written after the attacks display less than healthy attitudes t ... More >>
The Pulitzer Prize committee has just announced its awards for 2012. No Missouri publication received an award or finalist citation. In the Local Reporting category, 24-year-old Sara Ganim of The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, became one of the youngest prizewinners in history for her w ... More >>
KABCBill Warren: Is this the same man we wrote about in 2005?The name Bill Warren rang a bell; Daily RFT just couldn't place it. Warren, a treasurer-hunter and diver from California, made news this week for his plan to search the Arabian Sea for the corpse of Osama bin Laden. Still, something tol ... More >>
Blunt agrees. Bin Laden is dead.U.S. Senator Roy Blunt yesterday viewed the photos of Osama bin Laden taken after Navy SEALs killed the al-Qaida leader this month in Pakistan. In a statement yesterday, Blunt said the pictures leave no doubt. "The pictures were conclusive, along with the DNA evid ... More >>
It's mid-May, but to shop in Dierbergs last weekend, it looked more like late June, judging from the end caps and displays filled with red, white, and blue foods that normally aren't red, white, and/or blue. We have no idea why, but have some theories: 1. It's almost Memorial Day, which someone rem ... More >>
Image viaLast week, George W. Bush revealed what he was doing when Barack Obama called with the news that U.S. forces had found and killed Osama bin Laden:"I was eating soufflé at Rise Restaurant with Laura and two buddies," Bush said..., according to an ABC News contributor who attended the eve ... More >>
euronews.netA crowd celebrates at Ground Zero in New York Sunday night.By now you may have seen the quote that went viral on Facebook this week following the death of Osama bin Laden. The statement, allegedly from Martin Luther King Jr., said: "I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but ... More >>
Jennifer SilverbergCork Wine Bar in FergusonBetween the devastating outbreak of tornadoes in the South and this past weekend's killing of Osama bin Laden, the tornadoes that struck north county last month might seem like a distant memory.For victims of that storm, however, the need for help remai ... More >>
President Barack Obama says "we don't need to spike the football" in explaining why his administration won't release photos of Osama bin Laden showing the al-Qaida leader after he was fatally shot in the head. Conspiracy theorists, start your engines...
Today's comment comes in response to a post that asked area religious leaders their thoughts on the jubilation here in the United States over the killing of Osama bin Laden. The topic of whether its right or wrong to celebrate a death -- even someone as vilified as bin Laden -- generated a lot of th ... More >>
Image viaOsama Bin Laden is dead, and suddenly countless well meaning, appallingly jingoistic songs made in the wake of 9/11 have taken on a whole new context. We'd call it vindication except we actually listened to this stuff for over an hour, and... let's just say the straight-faced coverag ... More >>
A dispatch Monday afternoon from the all-things-food site Eater.com noted that restaurants are offering drink specials in honor of the killing of Public Enemy No. 1 Osama bin Laden. A few establishments among the handful of examples Eater cited were serving free drinks, but the majority were ... More >>
Osama bin Laden died yesterday following a U.S. raid in Pakistan.Well, that only took 3,519 days. What began on September 11, 2001, and grew to become the biggest manhunt ever known to mankind ended yesterday in a suburban compound deep inside Pakistan. That's where an elite team of U.S. military ... More >>
Will his death create more violence?The State Department has issued a worldwide travel advisory for Americans following the death of Osama bin Laden at the hands of U.S. forces yesterday. For now, at least, it's unclear what bin Laden's death might mean for al-Qaida, the terrorist group he helped ... More >>
The announcement came last night: Osama Bin Laden is dead. St. Louis rapper Jonezy dropped us a line this morning because he has something to say about this; his song "Proper Gander" is a call for critical thought. "I think Bin Laden's death is being hyped in an aim to provide relief to the ... More >>
Image viaHistorical Curiosity Update: (Monday, May 2, 3:30 p.m.) This article was slated to be on the front page of today's New York Times until the death of Osama Bin Laden caused someone to -- literally! -- shout, "Stop the presses!"(h/t: Gizmodo)---And here I thought the problem with tilapia i ... More >>
As if things couldn't get any more sensational today with news of Osama bin Laden's death, we bring you this: Rush Limbaugh gushing over President Barack Obama. According to Limbaugh, Obama "single-handily" called for bin Laden to be killed by special forces and his DNA taken for proof of his death. ... More >>
Today's comment of the day comes in response to our coverage of Osama bin Laden's death yesterday at the hands of an elite U.S. military force. Unlike Rush Limbaugh, reader "Kitty" wasn't about to give President Barack Obama one iota of credit for bin Laden's death. But, wow, can Kitty come up with ... More >>
thedonovan.comThe Belleville News-Democrat published a curious story this morning about St. Clair County's four year-long legal battle with a gun club in Caseyville. Since June 2001, the county has spent almost $200,000 in legal fees attempting to shutter a shooting range near Scott Air Force B ... More >>
The old fighter pilot has fought his last war and the path to defeat nineteen days from now seems all but inevitable. For the second time in eight years, George W. Bush will have beaten him. Obama, who, incredibly, McCain has made to seem the cool and collected grownup, the safe choice, is now a v ... More >>
But Sugar is sweet and Traces of the Trade leaves its mark.
Leaders of a now-defunct international aid charity face charges of funneling money to Iraq.
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Week of August 4, 2004
Inside Al-Jazeera, journalists tell a familiar story unfamiliarly
The Secret Service comes calling after a St. Louisan pens a message wishing bin Laden would eliminate Bush
Our critics enter the summer-movie fray
Week of February 18, 2004
Why can't Americans make TV shows as good as Brit import MI-5?
Have You Forgotten? (DreamWorks)
Week of April 3, 2002
Week of March 27, 2002
This year, a handful of shows provided the healing power of laughter
Did Sept. 11 send Americans running to the nearest bar?
Week of December 5, 2001
Donald Miller has (re)written one of the best books on World War II, but will anyone care?
The reasons we're resented aren't as simple as President Bush would have you believe
With a distant war, a vague enemy and no access, local media are left waving the flag
Week of September 19, 2001
All of a sudden, some immigrants are compelled to show their patriotism
Just a week ago, we were so very different
When terrorists breed hatred among us, they've already won the war
This is no time to be wringing our hands. We have to treat this as an act of war.
He was a godless communist journalist in Afghanistan -- so they took his eye, cut his ear and splashed acid all over his body. Now he is safe in St. Louis. But still burning.