I took a class on domestic violence at the local community college earlier this year. When I wasn't listening to the kid behind me eat cheeseburgers or grimacing whenever this short girl echoed the last three words the teacher said and added "uh huh" or "yup," I was learning a lot. At one point, we ... More >>
Todd OwyoungRoger Waters' The Wall Live Tour at the Scottrade CenterIf you're a Pink Floyd fan, Roger Waters' The Wall Live tour is a big deal: It's the first time in twenty years that the entire iconic album has been played live by someone associated with the band. Even if you're not a Pink ... More >>
Ken Murphy/venice centralRoger Waters with the band Venice. Kipp Lennon is second from the leftIn this week's paper, Matt Wardlaw spoke to Kipp Lennon of the band Venice. Lennon and two of his bandmates are part of the backing band for Roger Waters' The Wall tour, which is stopping by the Sco ... More >>
A small community of pinball wizards keeps the game alive in St. Louis.
A giant quarry and the world's largest cement kiln are being welcomed by Ste. Genevieve County. But the operation may leave St. Louis gasping for air.
Bud Faron and other independent dealers devoted their lives to the big oil companies. That just wasn't enough.
Missouri's junior senator says he is a pro-consumer health-care reformist. But the insurance companies, HMOs and big business, which give him millions, think he's on their side.
In 1963, a group of African-American runaways and truants was sent to a rural reform school. Then the nightmare began.
Recounting the tragedies and triumphs of Nigeria's Ogoni people
It's the power of the music, not cartoonish surface appearances, that makes for a music hero, say the local young folk we polled