This week marks 58 years since Rosa Parks famously refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus, instantly rendering the brave young woman a hero and champion of the civil rights movement. The decades since have seen steady improvement in race relations and equality, but as always, we still have ... More >>
Washington has been focusing more and more on food and eating healthy lately, thanks to Mama Obama's presence in the white house. Michelle planted a garden on the White House grounds, which regularly provides produce to the prez and his family. She's working to make school lunches healthier, but she ... More >>
Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending December 23, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books, Pudd'nhead Books and Subterranean Books. You have seen almost all these books on the bestseller list ... More >>
Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending December 16, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books, Pudd'nhead Books and Subterranean Books. Do you want to know what your fellow St. Louisans got for Ch ... More >>
Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending December 9, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books, Pudd'nhead Books and Subterranean Books. According to the Mayan calendar, the world's about to end thi ... More >>
Question: What do the following provisions have in common? Women's rights; Right to work; Right to education; Presumption of innocence; Right to unionize or strike. Answer: None of them is mentioned in the U.S. Constitution. Could it be the case that the original legal document of our country is g ... More >>
Albert SamahaPresident Obama "gave what he had to to get it done," says Vincent."An informed citizenry is the bulwark of a democracy" -- Thomas Jefferson The power of The People rests upon our ability to hold elected officials accountable for their positions. This means wading through the s ... More >>
This one doesn't make the cut, unfortunately.It's Fourth of July weekend, and in the haze of the heat, barbecue, domestic beer, and red-white-and-blue buntings, it's easy to get caught up in ranting-chanting, "USA! USA! USA!" The founding fathers and a lot of musicians might not agree with ... More >>
Janis Ian is at Old Rock House tonight.Plenty to do this weekend in the Lou, what with the Legends of Hip-Hop Tour featuring Salt-n-Pepa and the return of the Fleshtones (albeit sans Bunnygrunt). Right here at the RFT's main music page you can find some other recommended shows which appeared ... More >>
image viaThomas Jefferson left his mark on his copy of Opera omnia, Graece et Latin by Dionysius of Halicarnassus.Thanks to some stellar research by the historians at Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's Virginia estate, Washington University librarians have learned that a cache of 74 books that ha ... More >>
Being the True History of the Founding of the Forest Park Balloon Race by the Villain Ozymandias Hare and the Heroic Aeronaut Etienne Montgolfier
Namesake Thomas Jefferson was never fat.‚ÄčThe Jefferson County Health Department recently released an assessment on the health of its residents. The results? Not good. The survey found that...30.3 percent of residents are at risk for stroke due to obesity23.5 percent have high cholesterol42 ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/34748725@N00From the Museum of Funeral Customs (RIP). Unreal has long been plotting a brief jaunt up to Springfield, Illinois, not only to satisfy our Lincoln fix, but also to consume horseshoe sandwiches and visit the Museum of Funeral Customs.Alas, while Lincoln's tomb, hous ... More >>
The Post-Dispatch story yesterday on the race riot 60 years ago at the old Fairgound Park swimming pool stirred up some horrid memories of St. Louis' not-so distant past. It also left open a question about the city's future. Namely, how come this city with its insufferable summers (the heat index is ... More >>
Unreal could not help but notice that the number of inaugural parties here last night far exceeded that of National Day of Service work sites on Monday. And who are we to complain? Apologies to our new President, but who would want to celebrate his glorious, glorious inauguration by working?And so w ... More >>
Stuff Unreal likes! Plus: We smoke and run and picture Abe Lincoln on a Segway.
Unreal learns how to keep young, bright St. Louisans in town and alive. Plus: Blog o' the Week, advice for the apocalypse and a chat with Bill the Thrill.
The very last Lewis & Clark story this paper will publish this year.
Arrow Rockís 1776 is well worth the drive
Wednesday, April 12, at 8 p.m. Pop's (1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois)
B-Sides unearths some tight presidential tunes, finds the softer side of the Simpsons' notorious bully and knows way too much about the Spin Doctors
"Scientology has answers to life's problems."
Saturday, August 27; the Creepy Crawl (412 North Tucker Boulevard)
Explore the oh-so-fine arts at the United Arts Festival 2004
But Diane Rademacher found it
Week of August 6, 2003
The return of Strassenfest
Week of July 25, 2001
We Will Survive documents the living history of St. Louis' Bosnian refugees
With some extra attention to precision, the new Carmine's Steak House could become the purveyor of some of the best meals in town
Published the week of September 6-12, 2000
The Old Court House puts a freeze on the Bill of Rights in celebration of July 4
Passing the bar just to get dinner
New music from M.C. Praise and the Praise Gospel Group; an attack of Nerves at the Rocket Bar; a great fall lineup at Mississippi Nights
The Cardinals want a new stadium. They'll probably get it. But unless baseball cures its own ills, it might be better being a no-show.