Just weeks before he's scheduled to return to Earth, astronaut Mike Hopkins captured two beautiful photos from the International Space Station of his childhood home in Missouri. The International Space Station took Hopkins and his "roommates" -- Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Servey Ryazanskiy - ... More >>
A spacecraft built and operated by Saint Louis University students was launched into orbit Tuesday night. COPPER (SLU-01) -- a one-kilogram, ten-centimeter cube designed to test how infrared cameras fare in space -- is the product of three years of design and construction by more than 50 engineerin ... More >>
Tom Cruise's Oblivion is grand until it's not
Updated at end of article with response from IKEA. "The old Chrysler plant location in Fenton, Mo., is perfect for an IKEA!" So proclaims the Facebook site "IKEA to St. Louis! (on old Chrysler Plant property in Fenton)" that has garnered more than 12,500 "likes" online. But is it true? Is the shut ... More >>
Andre Kuipers is part of the 31st permanent crew on the International Space Station, and only the second Dutch astronaut to make it to space. In addition to being a doctor, a scientist and teacher, Kuipers is also a photographer. His bilingual Twitter feed is a daily treasure trove of scientific won ... More >>
Yesterday, Gut Check shared our thoughts on the Fabulous Fox Theatre's tasteless $500 fundraising event that recreates the eleven-course meal that Titanic's first passengers ate the night the ship sank. In honor of the iceberg that shortchanged Titanic's maiden voyage, Gut Check has compiled a list ... More >>
Man-made disasters and tragedies range from the historic to the Darwin Award-winning, but no single event has proven to be as romanticized or lucrative an enterprise as the deaths of those 1,514 people who went down with the R.M.S. Titanic on April 15, 1912. Though it hasn't been news in 100 years, ... More >>
Writing children's books appears simple enough, so simple that even a child can do it. Hell, even Stephen Colbert can do it. Just a few rhymes on a page, a few drawings (preferably by somebody else) -- voila! You have a book! "Lots of people think it's easy," says St. Louis author Amy E. Sklansky. ... More >>
Jessie HarlaQuinn, 26 Texas Avenue, near Utah Street In an effort to celebrate the people who keep our city interesting, Daily RFT is launching a new weekly blog post, "Bold Types," featuring photos and street interviews with the fashionistas, fresh faces and free spirits of our town. I' ... More >>
Friday morning's scheduled space shuttle launch, the last of 135 missions flown by the orbiters, marks the exact moment at which a space-travel technology from 1981 finally becomes obsolete. That's right: If you'd just overbuilt your music collection like NASA did with Atlantis, you could s ... More >>
www.regencystamps.comThe "speck" in question. Click photo for a full-size view of the moon dust.A speck of moon dust believed to have been smuggled out of NASA years ago has returned to the space agency after spending time in both Germany and St. Louis. The dust was supposed to be placed up for a ... More >>
9 p.m. Saturday, February 26. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
9 p.m. Friday, July 23. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 18. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Shannon Howard, creator of nocostl.comThe good news is that there's now someone out there on the Internets making an effort to find good news about an area that's known for bad news.The dedicated soul is Shannon Howard, a Florissant native who left the area, lived in Los Angeles and Knoxvil ... More >>
We mentioned Barack Obama's "fashion statement" comment to U.S. astronaut and Belleville native Sandra Magnus in the Morning's Newz today, but really, the woman's incredible space coif deserves another look.There are so many questions here. Does conditioner not work in space? Is the lack of gravity ... More >>
In space, no one can hear you buzz
In honor of Presidents' Day, Gut Check celebrates great moments in presidential food history.President Ronald Reagan inspired -- and continues to inspire -- extreme reactions. But today Gut Check isn't concerned with our presidents' politics, only their appetites.Our 40th president had an appetite f ... More >>
How 'bout a pre-breakfast parade?
An astronaut emerged Wednesday morning from a dusty construction site on Delmar, the future location of the Moonrise Hotel. With a triumphant classical theme popularized by the film, 2001: Space Odyssey, sounding from the P.A. speakers, the man in the space suit waddled out onto a wooden stage alo ... More >>
ABC News surveys the riots and other domestic strife prompted by rising food costs in Haiti, Egypt and several other countries. A new report finds that, contrary to popular perception, last year didn't see a rise in cases of food-borne illnesses. On the other hand, the rate isn't declining, either. ... More >>
7 p.m. Thursday, February 14. Creepy Crawl, 3524 Washington Boulevard
Global Foods Market
421 North Kirkwood Road
8 p.m. Sunday, September 17. Mississippi Nights, (914 North First Street)
Saturday, March 25. Way Out Club (2525 South Jefferson Avenue).
The X Prize is back on the map
On the 100th anniversary of the Wright brothers' achievement, the St. Louis Science Center reaches new heights
The Executioner's Last Songs, Volumes 2 & 3 (Bloodshot)
Week of April 30, 2003
Tangerine, 1405 Washington Avenue, 314-621-7335
Ghouls and grief along the Columbia debris trail
Space Monkeyz vs. Gorillaz: Laika Come Home (Astralwerks)
(Mostly) Harmless Theatre blasts off in a thrilling inaugural production
Over the moon for the International Space Station
Directed by Brian De Palma
An ambitious new book chronicles the glorious sights of the Apollo missions