"Weakness terrifies me," Ned Weeks, the cantankerous writer-turned-activist says in The Normal Heart, Larry Kramer's seminal work about the initial days of the AIDS crisis. Of course, nothing motivates quite like fear. And Ned, played with redline intensity by a sinuous John Flack in HotCity Theat ... More >>
The salaries of St. Louis' 5,766 city employees are public and easily searchable online. Though it's easy to get lost staring at the six-figure salaries pulled in by top officials, we wondered...who's at the bottom? It turned out to be Aaron Morris, a 34-year-old reformed gang member and Program W ... More >>
Looks like there's even more trouble in store for Michael Johnson, the ex-Lindenwood wrestler already facing five felony counts of exposing sex partners to HIV. When the news broke that police arrested Johnson -- known as sexy party animal Tiger Mandingo online -- with knowingly infecting a sexual ... More >>
With the support of a National Institutes of Health grant, Saint Louis University is partnering with a controversial Chinese doctor who once infected AIDS patients with malaria as part of a widely criticized practice. The doctor in question is Xiaoping Chen of China's Guangzhou Institutes of Biomed ... More >>
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! LONG DISTANCE LOVE FADING Dear Willie D: I'm in a long-distance relationship with a good man, but the miles are starti ... More >>
This is weird. The local races for Board of Aldermen seats in St. Louis don't generally get a whole lot of mainstream media attention -- but here at Daily RFT, we couldn't ignore the craziness that has apparently occurred in the the 27th Ward. Chris Carter, who has held the seat since October, i ... More >>
Image viaGut Check nearly fell out of our chair when we came across the headline "Study of the Day: Drinking Alcohol Fuels the Desire for Unsafe Sex." Finally! An explanation why, whenever we mix ourselves up a pitcher of white Russians, we always end up strapped naked to a trapeze hung from an o ... More >>
Rep. Mike Pence doesn't want you to have these.As soon as today or tomorrow, members of the U.S. House of Representatives could approve bills to strip Planned Parenthood and other reproductive care centers of federal funding. Such a move would leave millions of low-income women nationwide without ... More >>
James DavisDespite lots of worthy candidates last week, one man pushed ahead to dominate the year's first Ass Clown competition. James Davis, a 19-year-old accused of repeatedly raping a 4-year-old girl and giving her gonorrhea and chlamydia, captured more than 50 percent of all ballots cast. Com ... More >>
AFP/GettyMaybe he said maybe.Pope Benedict has broken with decades of established Vatican tradition by stating in an interview that there are situations in which condom use is acceptable for preventing the spread of disease.In a book-length interview called Light of the World released today, Bene ... More >>
Nataila, she Gibbs ya more than just a roll in the hay.Hey guys, does this woman look familiar? If so, you better get yourself to the clinic a.s.a.p. St. Louis County police report that Nigaila Gibbs infected at least two of her johns with HIV, and health department officials worry she exposed ma ... More >>
Another reminder that tomorrow is Dining Out for Life. Numerous area restaurants will donate a portion of their proceeds from breakfast, lunch or dinner to benefit the St. Louis Effort for AIDS. You can see a complete list of participating restaurants and how much each is donating here.
Oh, for the love of god. What in the world is happening to the game of baseball? We've got steroid allegations cropping up every day, Bud Selig is somehow making more money that Albert Pujols, and now, of all things, a lawsuit centering on AIDS. Roberto Alomar, the former major league seco ... More >>
If you're still making dinner plans for this evening, remember that today is the annual Dining Out for Life event. Numerous area restaurants are donating at least 25% of proceeds to fight HIV/AIDS. A list of participating restaurants is right here. -Ian Froeb
Tomorrow is the annual Dining Out for Life charity event. Click here to see the official list of restaurants that have pledged to donate at least 25% of tomorrow's proceeds to fight HIV/AIDS. Also note that Dining Out for Life is not a dinner-only event. Several restaurants are including lunch, and ... More >>
B-Sides walks a Mean Street, is saved by the Apostlez.
Straub's, 8282 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton; 314-725-2121.
Much like AIDS, Before It Hits Home is still deadly after all these years
Unreal gives prom-goers a hand, visits with cute 'n' cuddly intestinal parasites, and celebrates the confluence of BBQ and protective eyewear. Plus: A local blogger strikes out.
Talk about dispassion
Do your tummy and your community good by Dining Out for Life this Tuesday
Team America takes no prisoners and spares no swear words
Dennis Brown and Deanna Jent suss out local theater
With Falsettos, the New Jewish Theatre closes its season on a high note
Week of January 21, 2004
Labor troubles and amazing changing headlines at the P-D; plus the updates you've come to know and love -- and the opportunity to belt out some Gephardtian Christmas carols
Week of December 10, 2003
Classroom films have come a long way from those cheesy old duck-and-cover flicks. Or have they?
St. Louisans, take some civic pride in Nelly-sanctioned model searches, fire-loving artists, Vespa-ridin' cops and one really underwhelming presidential campaign
Sending up Star Wars
Red Hot & Riot (MCA)
An intimate production addresses AIDS without mentioning its name, and ghosts fill the stage
Disturbed by the Red Cross' promotion of condom use, local Catholics are finding other organizations to handle blood drives. But is their stand having the intended result?
By Paul Rudnick (HotHouse Theatre Co.)