Independence Day will be a little bit different in St. Louis this year, with construction on the Gateway Arch pushing the annual Fair St. Louis into Forest Park. The change in venue hasn't dampened the three-day patriotic extravaganza: The famed VP parade starts at the Muny at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Bon ... More >>
Last week, Republican state legislator Wayne Wallingford introduced his religious freedom bill to the Missouri Senate. We're willing to guess that he's starting to regret his timing. That's because last Wednesday -- two days after his bill hit the Missouri Senate floor -- Arizona governor Jan Bre ... More >>
Missouri U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill is leading the charge against sexual assault in the military, splitting from another powerful and determined democrat, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, on her approach to protecting assault victims seeking justice. McCaskill and Gillibrand, of New York, are both tr ... More >>
A little over a week ago, Wall Street Journal columnist James Taranto penned a mind-numbingly backwards column about Senator Claire McCaskill's efforts to combat sexual assault in the military. McCaskill decided not long ago to block an appointment for Lieutenant General Susan Helms because Helms ... More >>
Originally a trilogy starring Matt Damon as government-created super spy Jason Bourne, The Bourne Legacy appears to have been the brainchild of producers with dollar signs in their eyes. Other than a few pictures to provide some context for the film's back story, Damon's Bourne character is nowhere ... More >>
Did everyone survive LouFest? Surrounding this post is our extensive coverage; be sure to read up. Rain be damned, the whole thing seemed to go off without a hitch. More big outdoors shows populate this week's post, for those of you that didn't get enough over the weekend. Tonight Verizon Wireless ... More >>
Even though he's getting a chance to shine on a major label, don't call Brian Owens an overnight success. The Ferguson native has been making music on his own and with others for nearly ten years. And more recently, he was a lead male vocalist of Sidewinder, a U.S. Air Force band that effectively bl ... More >>
A few years ago while living out West, Sylvia Longmire, a retired U.S. Air Force captain and former special agent with the Air Force's Office of Special Investigations, noticed that the news media often bollixed its coverage of the Mexican drug war -- a topic she'd been tracking closely for Californ ... More >>
"That does it! Release 'Quick Strike' and proceed to target. Launch all available missiles!"It's believed to be the only U.S. government film depicting the catastrophic atrocities of nuclear war, and for the first-time ever it's available to the masses. The Power of Decision was produced in 1957 ... More >>
thedonovan.comThe Belleville News-Democrat published a curious story this morning about St. Clair County's four year-long legal battle with a gun club in Caseyville. Since June 2001, the county has spent almost $200,000 in legal fees attempting to shutter a shooting range near Scott Air Force B ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsWill Charlie Brennan go to Vietnam to use one of these old-school water-boards for his torture session? Or will he find a local sponsor?KMOX's morning talker Charlie Brennan hosted a segment yesterday on water-boarding, and apparently several callers said they would gladly volunteer ... More >>
How Berlin got its food back
One reader wants to flush the RFT, another is flushed with pride.
I wish you could've been there. Last night Andrew Carroll and Jeff Shaara took the mic at the main branch of the St. Louis Public Library downtown and told the story of how Operation Homecoming came to be. The book, in case you haven't heard of it, is subtitled Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front, ... More >>
Gentle but piercing. Indirect but intimate. Languorous but lusty. Carl Phillips is a lot like his poetry.
Will the Landing ever get its act together?
Week of November 11, 2004
Saturday, September 18; downtown Webster
Can you say, "May your genitals be filled with shit"?
Millstadt talent shows breathe farm air into an increasingly streamlined pop life
Week of September 19, 2001
Normandy settles with a former instructor accused of exposing a high-school principal's shocking behavior
Born without arms, John Foppe gives adversity a swift kick in the pants
Someone penned an anonymous letter making damning allegations about Normandy High School principal Alvin Smith. He blames it on a disgruntled ex-employee out to take him down. Trouble is, some of the letter is true.
The Old Court House puts a freeze on the Bill of Rights in celebration of July 4
Ellen Reasonover has served 16 years of a life sentence for murder. But new evidence -- a secret tape and a forgotten memo -- suggests that the prosecution may have committed the real crime.
Twenty minutes from downtown, the $300 million MidAmerica Airport is ready and waiting for business -- any business. Trouble is, Lambert is killing its chances of attracting commercial traffic.