Welcome to Ask Willie D, where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! BOSS LADY IS A BULLY Dear Willie D: I am a single mother with a small child, clocking 50 hours a week at an auto-parts ... More >>
Today in terrible parenting news, we bring you the case of Matthew Barnett, a 24-year-old Granite City father who, police say, badly injured his six-month-old child. On Friday at around 1:40 a.m, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services alerted the Madison County Sheriff's Office to ... More >>
8 p.m. Tuesday, December 4. Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
There's a war going on in East. St. Louis right now. The forces of law and order are struggling to contain the forces of drugs, crime, poverty and desperation. The most recent solution conjured up by Mayor Alvin Parks and the cops: Ban gang colors, then lock up kids spotted on the streets duri ... More >>
What makes Gabrielle Hamilton's Blood, Bones & Butter stand out so supremely from the pack of shoulda-coulda-wanna been-there-done-that food memoirs? The simple answer is that she's a badass. And a really good writer. Hamilton is the chef/owner of Prune, an intimately idiosyncratic restaurant in Ne ... More >>
Doesn't this look fun!?Kids may be intentionally choking themselves to death! That news flash courtesy of a Parkway North middle school assistant principal who tells KMOX that one of his teachers overheard students recently discussing the "choking game." Unlike that other favorite game of S ... More >>
2 and 5 p.m. Saturday, September 17. The Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Boulevard.
Police HandoutJacque Sue Waller; mother of triplets missing since Wednesday.She's been missing since last Wednesday. Her car, a blue Honda Pilot, was later discovered abandoned along Interstate 55 near Jackson, Missouri. Jacque Sue Waller, is the 39-year-old mother of triplets who friends say wou ... More >>
USA TodayAccording to the oh-so-scientific pollsters of the Daily Beast, St. Louisans, among other things, have nicotine addictions and a lack of book-smarts. So it's nice to know that the latest ranking chart of the pop-political website, released this week for Mother's Day, suggests that ou ... More >>
Daily RFT recently got its hands on a review copy of Sweet Valley Confidential: Ten Years Later. (Don't ask us how -- we'd have to kill you.) If you weren't a pre-pubescent girl in the late eighties or early nineties, this will mean nothing to you. But, if you were, you undoubtedly have vivid mem ... More >>
They were out joyriding in a red Dodge Charger when two kids from East St. Louis -- ages 12 and 13 -- allegedly stopped by a home in rural East Carondelet, Illinois, and fired a flare. The device caught a shed on fire with the flames quickly moving on to the home. Inside were 13 dogs -- a dozen mini ... More >>
8 p.m. Tuesday, March 9. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Image viaPam Tebow and the son she chose not to abort, Heisman Trophy-winner Tim.By now you've read about the kerfuffle over Tim Tebow's Super Bowl ad, the one where he and his mom Pam talk about how, when she was pregnant with Tim, she refused to have an abortion for health reasons. You've ... More >>
Happened to read ALIVE magazine's cover story on Sheryl Crow last weekend, and I wanted to give kudos to writer Kelly Hamilton, who did a great job. The one-page article addresses motherhood, Crow's fight against cancer and charity work, as well as her Missouri/St. Louis roots (including the tidbit ... More >>
6 p.m. Wednesday, April 15. Pop's, 1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
hamellontrial.comEd Hamell, a.k.a. Hamell on Trial, made a pit stop at the Deluxe Diner in Maplewood last night on his way to the SXSW Festival in Austin. The Brooklyn-based artist-- known for his subversive, spoken-word lyrics and blistering acoustic guitar (a '37 Gibson) -- performed before a smal ... More >>
Obesity researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are recruiting families with young children to participate in a new online study. The catch: the young children have to be, how shall we put this, pleasantly plump. Researchers want to know how the online progra ... More >>
Attend medical school — on the cheap!
6 p.m. Sunday, August 17. Family Arena, 2002 Arena Parkway, St. Charles
5:30 p.m. Saturday, August 2. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street
8 p.m. Friday, January 25. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Friday, October 12. Mad Art Gallery, 2727 South 12th Street.
Life as a young, hot, white, educated nanny in the city sure is a drag
Sure, wed love some
Heaven's Pregnant Teens (Epitaph)
Monday, October 24; the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard)
Westfield Shoppingtown West County
La Dolce Via
Saturday, June 19; Radio Cherokee
The Zooline Railroad
Deal$ -- Nothing Over a Dollar
White squirrels, that is
Brilliant babysitting at Brandt's