An annual Gallup poll shows Missouri's well-being has taken a beating in the last year. Missouri dropped in the rankings to No. 43 from No. 38, putting the Show-Me State in the bottom quintile with West Virginia, Kentucky and Mississippi.
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.
As politicians argue that Missouri women need mandatory waiting periods before deciding to have an abortion, a University of Missouri masters student told lawmakers she'd wait 72 hours before testifying against waiting periods so they'd know she meant what she said.
The last time Camp Zoe made the news, owner and Grateful Dead cover-band frontman Jimmy Tebeau was going to jail for allowing an open-air drug market during weekend-long jam fests for young hippies. Now, Tebeau is serving time in South Dakota, and his 330-acre tract locatated some 150 miles southwe ... More >>
Grieg Ragen says he was just putting Molly, an eleven-year-old calico cat, out of her misery after she got hit by a car. But the judge didn't by that story and sentenced him to four years in prison. The cat killing happened on May 8, 2012, the Post-Dispatch reports. According to a probable-cause st ... More >>
Riverfront Times received the sweetest note this week from Jimmy Tebeau, the subject of our June 13 feature story, "He's Gone". The lead singer of the popular local Grateful Dead cover band, the Schwag, reported to federal prison in South Dakota last month after pleading guilty to knowingly allowi ... More >>
Next weekend looks pretty awesome, though anything does when an extended weekend awaits most of us thanks to Memorial Day. Keep that extra sleep time in mind while slogging through the work week and affording yourself some time to enjoy visits from acts like Andrew W.K., Soundgarden and El Ten Eleve ... More >>
Recently, Psychology Today put out an intriguing little infographic charting the most common places a Craigslist "missed connection" occurs by state. The most lovesick locale in Missouri? Walmart. Some people might call this the end of romance or a signal of the decline of Western society as a whol ... More >>
Should we put an exclamation mark after that? As in, "The flu epidemic is here!" Last month we only had Christmas to dread. But now you can look forward to a week in bed, in acute misery. The Center for Disease Control has declared it so. In case you're curious, Google has prepared a map of the spr ... More >>
This mountain lion was photographed with a wildlife cam on private land in the wee hours of Wednesday, December 12. By my count, that's the fifth sighting of a big cat in Missouri since September 10. As we've said several times before, this could be different cougars or all the same cougar; it ... More >>
And so it continues. The Missouri Department of Conservation has just confirmed the fourth Mountain Lion sighting in the last two months. All have occurred in southern Missouri. The most recent photo was taken by a wildlife camera in Taney County, near Branson, on Halloween night. We know mountain l ... More >>
Related content: - Meandering Missouri Mountain Lion Last Seen in Michigan- Petition Aims to Stop Senseless Killing of Missouri's Mountain LionsThe Missouri Department of Conservation has confirmed the sighting of a mountain lion outside the town of Ellington in Missouri's Reynolds County. A trail c ... More >>
They keep coming. The Missouri Department of Conservation has confirmed that the animal in the photo to the right is indeed a mountain lion. It was photographed September 10 and 11 by a wildlife cam on public land near Eminence. According to MDC, "widely scattered mountain-lion sightings have ... More >>
Not long ago -- say, the winter of 2011-2012 -- Beef Products Inc. (BPI) of Dakota Dunes, South Dakota, was just another faceless corporate cog in the American food system, producing a substance called finely textured lean beef, which few of us knew existed Then along came an ABC News report that r ... More >>
Editor: Tef Poe is an artist from St. Louis City. Through powerful imagery and complicated honesty, he has earned a reputation as one of the best rappers telling the story of St. Louis, which is about much more than one place. Poe has been featured in music publications such as XXL and Urb Magazine. ... More >>
The 2012 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is two weeks away. And if that is our own St. Louis Music holiday, then consider this the season: Throughout May, we've been making our cases for all 125 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year, introducing the nominees from one or more o ... More >>
Rapping tends to be a solitary exercise, a musical journey where an emcee combines poetic dexterity and creative self-expression to captivate an audience. But there's something especially impressive when a group of performers band together, unselfishly sharing the spotlight for the greater good. Su ... More >>
First things first. The word Missouri in the headline above probably should be in quotes. Why? Because the cougar photographed in north-central Missouri's Linn County in December 2010 is probably not originally from the Show-Me State. How do we know this? Because conservationists tracking ante ... More >>
Jessica Baran encapsulates the St. Louis art scene
8 p.m. Wednesday, June 29. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
It's $21 million for the lawyers who steered a lawsuit against A.G. Edwards, alleging unjust enrichment.A $60 million class-action settlement agreement between A.G. Edwards and a group of account holders who accused the company of a conflict of interest and unjust enrichment has been permitted to ... More >>
Todd Owyoung Lil Wayne/Nicki Minaj/Rick Ross/Travis Barker/Mix Master Mike The Pageant April 10, 2011 Better Than: Whatever the hell else went on last night. They came in jacked-up ghetto cruisers and sensible Hondas; they came in glute-hugging tube dresses, crisp white T's and homemade sh ... More >>
Are we headed back to this?Thanks to Roe v. Wade, the law of the land in this country is that abortion is legal. However, plenty of states are enacting laws that chip away at a woman's right to have the procedure. And in a piece yesterday on AlterNet.org, Amanda Marcotte ranked the ten worst stat ... More >>
The cat was seen March 9 in Oregon County (red).The Missouri Department of Conservation has confirmed the sixth sighting of a mountain lion in the state in the past five months. The cougar was seen March 9 in Oregon County in south-central Missouri. A driver near the small town of Rover saw the a ... More >>
Not all family farms are small affairs. The Maschhoffs' LLC in Carlyle, Illinois -- one hour east of St. Louis -- is technically a family farm, in that it's owned by a family. A family that owns nearly 200,000 hogs. No, this isn't an episode of Confessions: Animal Hoarding. It's business-as ... More >>
Image viaDreaming of warmer weather, no doubt...Even the city's cuddle-thug is being swept up in the snowmageddon, it seems: Nelly is part of the Blizzard Music Tour, which kicks off March 1 in South Dakota. The lineup for the trek is interesting and very diverse: Besides Nelly, the show feat ... More >>
This week's feature story, "Down on the Farm," chronicles an increasingly heated national battle over "factory-farmed" food. On one side: a phalanx of corporation- and family-owned farms across the country. On the other: the Washington, D.C.-based Humane Society of the United States.Caught in the ... More >>
Not only is today April Fool's Day, but it's also Census Day. Now ain't that a coinky-dink? So let's crunch some numbers, shall we, to see how Missouri fares compared with the rest of the fruited plain in filling out and returning the questionnaire. As of right now, the national partic ... More >>
Many readers have been asking: Where in the world is Don C. Weir, the Town & Country financial advisor who stole $12 million in precious-metal coin investments from dozens of clients? (Check out our feature, "Plot of Gold"). According to the Bureau of Prisons' inmate locator page, Mr. Weir is ... More >>
"It's like Iron Chef with baristas making coffee drinks."That's how Josh Ferguson, owner of Kaldi's Coffee Roasting Company, describes the Midwest Regional Barista Competition. The competition gathers the best baristas from Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dako ... More >>
South Dakota town deals with 44 tons of rotting bison meat. (Associated Press)Cheesemonger refuses to sell unpasteurized cheese to pregnant customer. (BBC)Stars of Discovery Channel's The Deadliest Catch give Florida seafood industry a boost. (Tampa Bay Business Journal)Medical professor/pa ... More >>
8:30 p.m. Friday, May 8. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Igor Panarin, a Russian academic and former KGB agent, predicted ten years ago that the U.S. would self-destruct through civil war in late 2009. Now, thanks to the collapse of our economy, other people are finally starting to believe him. Most of these people are Russians, it is true, and it could b ... More >>
9 p.m. Thursday, December 18. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
8 p.m. Wednesday, December 10. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Week of January 19, 2006
A local band has some big tour plans this summer
Some Lou denizens feel dissed by Miss USA (but Unreal still loves her!), a Pattonville student is treated criminally, and an 84-year-old grandma praises the Rams in song; plus, we clock local athletes on our gaydar
Week of October 9, 2002
Joe Arena's cowboy obsession and the frontier trappings of his assisted-living home
GOP attacks Carnahan in the name of togetherness
After a tour of St. Louis' finest, our reviewer knows from deli