Toward the start of every new year, the Drug Enforcement Agency adds up the number of "meth incidents" from the previous year and divvies them up by state. More than once, Missouri has come out the state with the highest number of meth lab busts. The latest figures show that 2012 was another banner ... More >>
In June of this year Sue Wallis, the CEO of Unified Equine, announced that a shuttered cattle processing plant in Rockville, Missouri, would soon be home to her company's first horse slaughterhouse in America. Work was to begin immediately so that horses could be processed for human consumption as s ... More >>
Arlo Guthrie | Old Crow Medicine Show | Tim O'Brien | Jimmy LaFave | Roseanne Cash | Hanson | Del McCoury Band | Jackson Browne | The Flaming Lips | John Mellencamp This Land is Your Land: Woody Guthrie Centennial Concert Brady Theater, Tulsa, Oklahoma March 10, 2012 After decades of neglecting the ... More >>
Ever wanted to own a set of guns that belonged to two celebrated Depression-era outlaws? Well, now's your chance! A tommy gun and 12-gauge 1897 Winchester shotgun seized when police raided Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker's Joplin apartment in April of 1933 will be up for auction later this month in K ... More >>
QuikTrip was accused before of price cutting.You love their corndogs, taquitos and bathtub-sized fountain drinks. And the cheap gas isn't bad, either. But is QuikTrip's low-priced petrol illegally inexpensive? That's what a lawsuit filed last week in federal court contends. Members of t ... More >>
Bob Barker approves this message.A bill under consideration in the St. Louis Board of Aldermen could make St. Louis one of the most restrictive cities in the nation when it comes to owning cats and dogs. Board Bill 107 would require all pet owners to spay or neuter their dogs and cats and microch ... More >>
Anna Moffatt and Eric Sargent in Tulsa. Courtesy of the Dive Poets.Roughly half of St. Louis' finnest fiddlin' folk/Americana outfit, the Dive Poets, took to the road recently -- Jeff York and Renato Durante stayed home with new babies, and Eric Sargent, Karl Eggers and Anna Moffatt comprised ... More >>
From left, Chris Combs, Brian Haas, Josh Rayner and Jeff Harshbarger In the Greek epic poem The Odyssey, it took the hero ten years to get home after the Trojan War. For Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, it's been nearly that long since their last performance in St. Louis. "I'm thinking the last pl ... More >>
New York Post"Hand over the bearclaws or I'll make another crappy sequel!"This week researchers at Bristol University released a study claiming that kids who consume junk food before age three are more likely to have lower IQs in the future. While nutritional research should always be taken w ... More >>
Jennifer SilverbergThe Bleeding Deacon Public House: Owner Michael McLaughlin stands up for servers' right to a decent wage.Over at Daily RFT, blogmeister Chad Garrison has a post about the various ways in which some Missouri legislators are attempting to undermine the already tenuous livelih ... More >>
T.R. Corner Store at 3935 S. GrandThe owner of two St. Louis convenience stores and one of his managers pleaded guilty this week to a food-stamp scam that defrauded the government of $400,000. According to federal authorities, James Norvell Fitch Jr. of Florissant operated T.R. Corner Store on So ... More >>
Okay, okay. We get it. We're all obsessed with where we rank, even if the data that fuels these most/best/worst cities' lists is contrived at best and completely unreliable at worst. So we can't blame Forbes for riding the trend with its newly-released "Most Dangerous Cities" list.Nope. Doesn't look ... More >>
Underground dining takes a bike turn towards ridiculousness with New York City's grilled cheese black market. The New York Post visits with "Ronnie", who sells his grilled cheese sandwiches via text messages, delivered on his bike. "'This is my lunch break. I couldn't finish my day without one of th ... More >>
Image viaMike Anderson gave the Ducks the finger.Money isn't everything in college basketball. Well, not quite everything.Over the weekend Missouri basketball coach Mike Anderson turned down the opportunity to coach the Nike-sponsored Oregon Ducks. The estimated $3 million contract he was offered ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, January 16. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
librarianavengers.orgUnreal issues a battle call: All in favor of starting a Hot Librarian ranking, spell Y-E-S!If you thought the decade would end without some national ranking flipping the bird to our fair city, well, you've had your fill of the Christmas Kool-Aid, now haven't you? Party's ... More >>
Roy KastenOtis GibbsSaturday afternoon at SXSW 2009 started early this year, with the second of the 10th annual Twangfest and KDHX parties at Jovita's (disclosure: I'm a KDHX programmer and Twangfest volunteer), and Nashville-based songwriter Otis Gibbs, whose protest sing-a-longs, earthy folk and b ... More >>
In this week's paper, there's a long story about punk and hardcore in the Ozarks, titled "Anarchy in the Ozarks." Below find an excerpt from Ben Westhoff's piece that didn't quite make it into the final draft. Check out more information and music at Gabe Harper's blog, Ozark Punk Rock. MP3: Initial ... More >>
Hee-Haw to Tulsa
Alt-Weeklies Provide Web Links to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaios Home Address
Does it matter who's doing the cat-calling? Should it?
Action Taken in Solidarity with Phoenix New Times
B-Sides catches up with The Simpson's Alf Clausen and Hanson: Testify!
Elvira Arellano is no Rosa Parks. She's more like Jesus.
8 p.m. Thursday, January 25. VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino (777 Casino Center Drive, Maryland Heights).
Dennis Brown and Deanna Jent suss out local theater
At the Saints & Sinners Ball
Radar Station mourns a broken streak
Gigging cousins Big Smith keep traditional tunes from going extinct
Violet heralds the emergence of an exciting new theater composer
Girls who dress and act like boys, St. Louis' drag kings get up onstage to bend and blur the line between the sexes
Could '02' mean "Oh, too many records?"
As the debate over reparations heats up, James Hirsch offers a preview of what's to come
Rilla Askew penetrates the decades of silence surrounding the Tulsa race riot of 1921 in her novel Fire in Beulah
Week of February 7, 2001
Directed by Christine Fugate
Published the week of February 16
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