With violence erupting in Ferguson night after night, right now might be the perfect time to watch Phillip Andrew Morton's new movie Spanish Lake. The documentary chronicles the racial tensions and federal decisions that drove white residents out of the unincorporated north St. Louis County townshi ... More >>
In an age when advertising was still a novel way to introduce customers to your product, the St. Louis-based Antikamnia Chemical Company printed whimsical calendars featuring morbid-yet-fascinating sketches of skeletons acting out everyday life. The company's name, Antikamnia, means "opposed to pai ... More >>
It's been four days since the controversial performance of a Missouri State Fair rodeo clown dressed as Obama -- but the condemning statements and the calls for investigations continue to roll in. Yesterday, we reported that Mark Ficken, the announcer during the stunt who alleges he was not behind ... More >>
We reported yesterday that the Washington University chapter of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity was suspended this week after allegations surfaced that pledges played a racist prank on fellow students. Now, officials are pushing forward with an investigation into the matter, and Vice Chancellor f ... More >>
We should have known this didn't go down quietly. A spokesman for the Webster Groves police department confirms that on November 12, they were called to the studios of KFNS AM-590 where they found longtime sports jockey Kevin Slaten in, shall we say, a bit of a state. "They'd just terminated his s ... More >>
In this week's music feature, Calvin Cox explains the unlikely rise of Wild Bill Young, whose country music career is approaching a tipping point. He's dealt with mismatched expectations based on his race since he started singing, but he told us he doesn't want that to be his defining characteristic ... More >>
Attention ladies of St. Louis: We are in the middle of a R.E.A.L. Love Celebration. Dwayne L. Buckingham, a psychotherapist and author from Silver Spring, Maryland, has come to town to promote his new book, Qualified, Yet Single, and will explain to you tonight why even the most eligible-seeming men ... More >>
Christine Byers over at the Post-Dispatch has the amazing story of crime union between an avowed white supremacist eagerly going into business with a black gang member in order to circumvent the federal laws regarding the purchase of cold medicine so they could use the pseudoephedrine to make met ... More >>
"I myself don't choose to be a third generation welfare mother. I want to work in the field that I'm trained in," says Dent.Tiama Dent is a single mother of two children and a graduate of the Illinois Department of Transportation's Highway Construction Preparatory Training program. The eight-w ... More >>
The St. Louis metro area clocks in at (un)lucky No. 7 in terms of black/white racial segregation among the country's largest urban regions. That's according to 2009 data released by the U.S. Census Bureau, which was analyzed by A.P. and Post-Dispatch reporters and summarized in an article this mo ... More >>
5 p.m. Sunday, November 21, at Webster University's Winifred Moore Auditorium
Dennis Brown and Paul Friswold suss out the St. Louis theater scene
James O'Keefe learns that pimpin' ain't easy.It keeps getting worse for political activist (and pride of the St. Louis Tea Party) James O'Keefe. Last week he was arrested for illegally attempting to access the phone lines of Lousiana Senator Mary Landrieu. Over the weekend Daily RFT voters ... More >>
Prison photoJames von BrunnJames von Brunn, the 89-year-old St. Louis native and Washington University graduate who made headlines in June for storming the National Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. and killing a security guard, has died in prison, according to several news reports.Von Brunn di ... More >>
Remember the indignation in 2007 when Mayor Francis Slay demoted the city's first African-American fire chief, Sherman George? The move enraged the city's black majority. Protests followed. Slay was booed from a public speaking event, and more than a few people predicted that the feud would cost Sla ... More >>
The Mexican muses on the high rate of DUIs among Hispanics.
On December 8, 1941, America entered World War II. Thousands of young men rushed to enlist and join the war effort even blacks, who were living in what was essentially a separate America, with fewer rights and little representation in the government. Their desire to serve a country that would ... More >>
You are what you eat: The story of a culture, told through its cuisine.
It's been virtually impossible lately for local residents to escape the children's song "Do Your Ears Hang Low." If it isn't boring its way into your skull as a synthetic loop emanating from ice cream trucks, it's rattling windows as the chorus to St. Louis hip-hop phenom Jibbs' hit single, "Chain H ... More >>
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Magic Johnson's proposed north St. Louis development is dead
We chat with a fresh-faced John Oates, pick the brain behind M.O.T.O. and play a scary game with Burnt by the Sun
Here's how the Board of Education could raise money for St. Louis schools: Charge admission to its meetings
Across the country, historical minstrelsy is re-emerging to the shock of many
To save St. Louis public schools, Bill Roberti and his band of hired guns plan to blow things up. Who'll pick up the pieces when they're gone?
Nance says City Hall didn't influence the Clergy Coalition's delay on home rule
Were the Jack in the Box killings a crime or just sloppy police work in the name of the war on drugs?
Rilla Askew penetrates the decades of silence surrounding the Tulsa race riot of 1921 in her novel Fire in Beulah
Lafayette Square has a plan to keep the riffraff from mucking up the neighborhood
"Around the world, gypsies have historically been victims of rejection and abuse"