Engineers plan to descend the north leg of the Gateway Arch Thursday, weather permitting, to take samples of stains on the exterior of the monument. The excursion will be one of the few times since the Arch was completed in 1965 that anyone has climbed (with permission) on the Arch's exterior. A c ... More >>
The shooting death of eighteen-year-old Michael Brown has elicited plenty of reaction -- from Brown's family members who lost a college-bound young man, from citizens who protest the police's handling of the case, from militarized police officers who point sniper rifles at residents and from concern ... More >>
Looking for a historic hidden gem of a city to visit this summer? The travel website Orbitz says St. Louis should be on your bucket list. In honor of the long Fourth of July weekend, Orbitz Senior Editor Jeanenne Tornatore published a list of the five beautiful places every American should visit. S ... More >>
It's no secret that St. Louis has car problems. On one hand, many drivers here are schmucks who ignore turning lanes and treat pedestrians like Mario Kart powerups. This summer, however, it's parking infrastructure that's put city officials and Fair St. Louis organizers into a panic. The construc ... More >>
We know Memorial Day isn't actually the official first day of summer, but it sure feels like it. Pools are opening, pork steaks are grilling and there are lots and lots of patios. Don't feel overwhelemed, though -- we've hand picked the best food-related events this weekend and for your day off on M ... More >>
Don't get us wrong: Forest Park is a jewel. Larger than Central Park, our urban oasis sees more visitors each year than the Gateway Arch and Busch Stadium combined. We totally understand why folks organizing St. Louis' 250th birthday party want to host it at Forest Park over Valentine's Day weekend ... More >>
St. Charles Community College wins the Internet. In the video "Five Things Every Cat Should Know About St. Louis," Gus the cat adorably explains five of the best things about the Lou. They hit all the St. Louis highlights: Ted Drewes frozen custard, Imo's Pizza, the Cardinals, the Magic House and ... More >>
Shuttup fireworks, you're drunk. If you've seen and heard enough kaboom-y photos and videos to last through 'til next year, get as far away from the sounds of explosions as possible by hiding out at a show or two this weekend. Big Muddy Records brings the noise with a fish fry, Twista takes over the ... More >>
You'd think that having jobs like our's would grant us innate superpowers to recall the goings-ons of any particular day at the blink of an eye, but the reality of it is that staring at the dozens and dozens of new shows that roll in weekly can become somewhat disorienting (luckily, this here concer ... More >>
Last night, officials with the CityArchRiver 2015 Foundation, the folks behind the massive redevelopment project around the Gateway Arch, unveiled new details of their project -- which they say they is on track for completion by October 2015. The $380 million public-private partnership involves ma ... More >>
Will this solve Lambert Airport's inferiority complex? Officials have announced that the retail shopping scene of St. Louis' international airport will undergo a "dramatic makeover" through a ten-year contract that starts today with Hudson Group, the travel retailer. Hudson will reopen a majority ... More >>
Former RFT staff writer Albert Samaha, a Bay-Area native, just published the following for our sister paper in San Francisco, SF Weekly. Enjoy!Today, roaming bands of Giants Nation will converge on Busch Stadium to watch game three of the NLCS.Of course, San Franciscans leaving the safety of our pen ... More >>
The 2012 Best of St. Louis issue is fast approaching. Have you voted yet? Go do it now before it's too late! Have you finished debating the finer points of the 2011 issue? We haven't, hence this list. While researching contenders for a certain Best Of category last year, we realized our town has a h ... More >>
In case you hadn't heard, fireworks displays are cancelled all over town this year because everything is on fire. Fair St. Louis is just about the only game left in town, which is convenient for our music-related purposes since that's also where Heart will be playing this Wednesday. Other than that, ... More >>
Image viaHotdogger Brian Keefe.If you're in need of a Wiener Whistle (aren't we all?), this weekend is your chance to get one. The iconic Oscar Mayer Wienermobile will be making a pit stop in St. Louis for two appearances: Friday, September 9, at the Wal-Mart in Fenton, and Saturday, Septembe ... More >>
Question: What do Madrid, L.A., St. Louis, Taboga Island, Panama and Chicago have in common? Answer: They all were featured destinations on the front page of the travel section of yesterday's New York Times. And what's the No. 1 draw St. Louis offers for those affluent, urbane, Sunday Times ... More >>
St. Louis rocks, and we've got the T-shirts to prove it.Anybody can crank out a T-shirt with an image of the Gateway Arch on it -- bam, souvenir. Boring!But, for the past ten years, there's been a source for clever, insidery St. Louis gear. Do you need underpants that say "gooey butter cake," or ... More >>
courtesy of Fair St. Louis Fair St. Louis, the folks responsible for the free summer shows in and around the Gateway Arch, are introducing a music video contest this year for local bands. The winner gets, among other things, a 45 minutes set under the Arch on July 2nd, 3rd or 4th, depending o ... More >>
Wahl! That's a sexy shave.As Daily RFT was first to tell you earlier this week, St. Louis has been named the sixth-most manliest city in the nation. How did we earn such honor? According to the authors of the study, it has something to do with our appetite for sports (particularly the motorized k ... More >>
This weekend the Illinois Horseradish Growers Association will celebrate the people and the land that produce 60 percent of the world's horseradish in Collinsville, Illinois. The annual International Horseradish Festival features all the usual festival fun, with a spicy kick from the town's favorite ... More >>
A post yesterday on aliens, touched off a flurry of angry comments here at Daily RFT. Today we're back with more extraterrestrial news. Yes, it seems the creatures from outer space just won't leave us alone. This weekend and into next week look for a gigantic letter "V" hovering over so ... More >>
This in from Major League Baseball, Elvis Costello will be that previously announced "special guest" at the Sheryl Crow concert on July 11 beneath the Gateway Arch."I cannot think of anything better than sitting in with Sheryl and her band for a few surprise numbers and a rocking good time in St. Lo ... More >>
Many people consider today a holiday -- it is the home opener for the Cardinals -- but before you head to the ballpark or to work then the ballpark, here's what you missed over the weekend. It was a busy one in St. Louis.Ting-Tings at the PageantTodd OwyoungKatie White of the Ting-Tings on Friday, A ... More >>
Paul Lukas over at ESPN's Page 2 has an interesting column out today about uniform designs submitted by fans to their favorite teams -- and what happens when those teams seem to use the designs without giving credit.This story has a very local angle, with lifelong St. Louis Blues fan Darryl Swint su ... More >>
Arch de triumph
Ruka Puff dabbles in movie-making, while the members of Ludo share their Christmas wish lists.
Concert posters the old-fashioned way.
(And Mayor Whitteaker doesn't come out looking too good.)
The Rep premieres a turbulent Ace. Best to bring along your barf bag.
Urban spelunkers plunge deep to find mysteries waiting to be explored
Why didn't Live at the Levee make a big 'Splash?
Jade Esteban Estrada arrives
2005 brings a brand-new canvas
Week of June 30, 2004
A lesson in how to wake up St. Louis to its trove of public art
An uneducated vote against grand entrances for Forest Park
Becky's Carpet & Tile Superstore
Gateway International Raceway is speeding to expand parking. But environmentalists are waving a red flag.