Missouri Republicans might pass a bill that would allow cannabidiol oil - a form of medical marijuana - for people with severe epilepsy, but the restrictions on it are so tight that marijuana reform advocates are not exactly thrilled. The bill, which was introduced by Rep. Caleb Jones (R-Columbia), ... More >>
Big data has hit the bedroom. Our tantric trysts have earned Missouri a fifth place spot on a state-by-state ranking of how long it takes to have sex. With an average duration time of four minutes and 22 seconds, Missouri comes in just behind No. 4 South Carolina and before No. 6 Michigan.
A few weeks ago, a couple in North Kansas City saw this creature come to their hummingbird feeder. Here's how unusual that is:
- Looks like another fast-casual chain is setting up shop in St. Louis: A trusted operative tells Gut Check that J. Gumbo's will open in the Central West End. (We have an exact address, but we're working to confirm it.) J. Gumbo's, which as its name might suggest specializes in Creole and Cajun far ... More >>
Image viaSince enrolling at Missouri University of Science and Technology in 2006, Entelleckt has released two mixtapes and interned at Boeing and Scottrade. He's a computer engineering major who takes breaks from studying to make music. Or perhaps he's a rapper who takes breaks from making music ... More >>
Stephaney Kemper and Martini.Stephaney Kemper is a professional cat groomer, the only cat groomer in Missouri certified by the National Cat Groomers Institute of America in Greenville, South Carolina. She works at Dogs in Suds Grooming in St. Charles. And why, you ask, would anybody voluntar ... More >>
In addition to friendly natives and muggy weather, St. Louis provides a myriad of places to light up.Smoking ban? What smoking ban?We recently got an up-to-date list of bars that have received exemptions from the city's nine-month-old smoking ban from gadfly Bill Hannegan, who advocates for the f ... More >>
Why has Ronald McDonald gone missing? Maybe he's ashamed that Jared has supplanted him. That's right: The Wall Street Journal reports (via Eater) that Subway has passed McDonald's for the most locations worldwide as of the end of 2010: 33,749 vs 32,737.Actually, what caught my eye in the WSJ stor ... More >>
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) Adele's 21*Adele, 21 NPR reviewed 21: "The songs on 21 don't offer up much specific detail of the heartache Adele says she's suffering, or even outline the ... More >>
Suddenly worth a lot less.Yes, Webster University is a fine school. It's nothing like University of Phoenix and other so-called "diploma mills." Webster U. has standards. It rigorously screens its students and selects only the best and brightest. [Insert sound of record scratching here.] Yesterda ... More >>
Below is a map from the 1860 U.S. Census showing slave population in Missouri. Surprisingly, perhaps, the biggest concentration of slaves wasn't in the southern part of the state but, instead, along the Missouri River corridor. Two notable exceptions being New Madrid and Mississippi counties borderi ... More >>
wecanknow.comLook for signs like this one to start appearing throughout St. Louis and other cities in the coming weeks. The campaign is courtesy of We Can Know, a South Carolina outfit that believes the Bible offers clues suggesting "the date of the rapture of believers will take place on May 21 ... More >>
Image viaDavid K. LoveDavid K. Love, a pastor from Independence, Missouri was arrested Tuesday in South Carolina in connection with the fatal shooting of Randy Stone, a longtime parishioner at Love's church.Stone, a 42-year-old insurance agent, was found dead in his office on March 31. Love left ... More >>
Last week, The New York Times ran an article about how South Carolina is considering banning "baying," or the method by which hunting dogs train themselves to hunt bears. The article's headline has (perhaps unintentional?) double meaning for fans of a certain danceable, spazzy rock band from Seattle ... More >>
After 134 years, New Orleans' P&J Oyster Company has ceased operations because of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig catastrophe. According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the company will not close entirely. They'll shuck as oysters are available, even if they have to ship them from the west coast. " ... More >>
Missourah: Smoking with little cents since 1821.The South Carolina legislature yesterday approved a bill that would raise cigarette taxes in that state from a nationwide low of 7 cents per pack to 57 cents. South Carolina governor Mark Sanford has said he'll veto the bill, though given the strong ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 4. Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Avenue.
Jessica Baran encapsulates the St. Louis art scene
RFT managing editor Ellis Conklin offers his two cents on the latest political ramblings in Washington D.C.Goodness, have you ever seen so much hand-wringing and over-the-top condemnation over Representative Joe Wilson's unfortunate discharge Wednesday evening when he derisively hooted, "You ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, July 24. Live on the Levee, under the Gateway Arch.
My review of Katie's Pizzeria Café is now available online. Click here to read. Also in this week's issue: Malcolm risks leprosy to try armadillo, Kristie files a Drink of the Week from South Carolina and -- and! -- very exciting news about the restaurant scene at Ballpark Village. -Ian Froeb Pho ... More >>
13 Center Street, Folly Beach, South Carolina
Ben Bridwell points out there's no "me" in "band."
Earlier this week the Center for Cognitive Liberty and Ethics, a narcotics advocacy group in the vein of the ACLU, released a study entitled Life Sentences: Collateral Sanctions Associated With Marijuana Offenses, which compares the stiffness of marijuana penalties from state to state. The research ... More >>
7 p.m. Monday, August 7. Creepy Crawl (3524 Washington Boulevard).
Holy camarones Mi Ranchito doesn't skimp on the shrimp
A heaping helping of retorts to Unreal's "Lard Have Mercy"
Week of June 22, 2005
We're talking women's hats -- but Crowns won't bowler you over
Dennis Brown and Deanna Jent suss out local theater
Dennis Brown and Deanna Jent suss out local theater
Javon Johnson's Cryin' Shame has its moments but goes on too long
And civil rights
Week of August 18, 2004
One blade-packing Kansan can't believe he was fined for toting a "little-bitty" knife into the Gateway monument
Flora prepares to pack her trunk once more -- but where's she headed?
Pyramids, death metal and a roadie with the mummy's curse? Meet Nile.
A shy woman comes of age in a socially competitive resort town
South Carolina's favorite Missourian blesses the Bush