By Joseph Hess and Mabel Suen Patrons of Apop Records found a wide range of intriguing things to peruse and amuse the years, from half-naked no wave bands to Beryl the grouchy-yet-lovable store cat. When Tiffany Minx opened the store in 2004, she planned on running the operation for maybe five year ... More >>
Is it legal to carry guns in public in Illinois? Depends on whom you ask. Illinois is the only state in the country that has maintained a ban on concealed-carry, but across the river from St. Louis, the top prosecutor in Madison County now says that -- effective immediately -- citizens can carry c ... More >>
St. Louis pride apparently extends as far as Antarctica. Today, Richard Bose, an electrical engineer at Washington University's physics department, is presenting Mayor Francis Slay with a St. Louis flag that has been to Antarctica and back. Bose is part of a high-energy astrophysics team at Wash ... More >>
Just One Big Soul: Woody Guthrie 100th Birthday Party, Tribute and 88.1 KDHX Benefit Off Broadway July 14, 2012 Behold the power of Woody Guthrie: A man with a trucker hat, tousled grey hair, and a thick, hearty mustache, a mustache that has seen some hard travelin', chokes out "Goodbye to my one ... More >>
A few days after Tupac Shakur came back from New Mexico appeared as a "hologram" during last month's Coachella festival, cynics wondered aloud about the optical illusion becoming a trend. Somebody even put together a humorous "poster" advertising next year's show, which consisted exclusively of eith ... More >>
The fire was contained in this mechanical room on the fourth floor and quickly extinguished. About 100 people were hard at work Monday dealing with the aftermath of a three alarm fire that broke out in the wee hours of Sunday morning in the historic Fox Theatre. The blaze started in a mechani ... More >>
photo of East St. Louis Mayor Alvin Parks by Jennifer SilverbergThe Belleville News-Democrat reports in a brief story on its website this morning that FBI and IRS agents served a subpoena at East St. Louis City Hall yesterday afternoon and spent several hours collecting "all of the city's tax i ... More >>
For those who missed the poet Robert Burns's 250th birthday party last night at Schlafly Tap Room, this morning we give you a momento: original verse from corporate lawyer, brewpub owner and fly-by-night-poet Tom Schlafly himself. Schlafly the Scot (RFT's Best Citizen last year) and his partne ... More >>
In the world of biological impossibility, Harry S. Truman would be 124 years old today. He was also the first -- and remains the only -- president from the great state of Missouri. In celebration, some government offices, like the DMV, have shut down for the day. Attababy, Harry, give 'em hell in ... More >>
Did Lock 'Em Down Records exec Dewanzel Singleton lead a well-choreographed double life, or did the DEA finger an innocent man?
Voluntary poverty, sustainable agriculture, helping one's fellow man. A Catholic Worker community quietly grows in north St. Louis.
Kerri Morgan is prepared to crash the smash-happy world of quad rugby
The complete low-down on this year's nominated acts
Is UMSL's performing-arts center back on track?
Architectural giant Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum is good enough for St. Louis
In the era of modern agribusiness, organic farmer Paul Krautmann faces a tough row to hoe, but his innovative natural solutions yield delicious results
The biggest badass of them all, Sonny Barger, recounts in a new memoir the 40-plus years of his life spent with the Hell's Angels
Taking a shine to the Star Death