The U.S. State Department keeps a list of countries where extreme human-rights abuses, active military conflicts or weather disasters would prevent Americans from vacationing safely. Turns out, other countries have the same list -- and St. Louis is on it.
A St. Louis area woman is making waves internationally following her deportation from Israel two weeks ago.Sandra Tamari, a Glen Carbon mother of two, had just touched down May 21 in the Tel Aviv airport when she says she was detained by Israeli security. A Quaker Christian of Palestinian descent, T ... More >>
Ayad Akhtar is a lucky man. His first novel, American Dervish, came out in January and has received extravagant praise from the likes of the New York Times and NPR; you can hear him read from it this Wednesday, February 29, at Left Bank Books. Next month, for a few days anyway, he will have two play ... More >>
Diplomacy between nations doesn't always involve dignitaries or high-level negotiations. A group with a presence in St. Louis engages in "cultural diplomacy," which involves exchanging musical expertise between Americans and countries often hit hard by conflict. Since it became incorporated as a non ... More >>
The Keystone XL Pipeline is not the kind of "new energy" that President Obama's former fans at Wash. U. were looking for.As the P-D's Jake Wagman reports this morning, a protester interrupted President Barack Obama's fundraiser in downtown St. Louis last night to interject "Stop the Pipeline!"Wri ... More >>
Will his death create more violence?The State Department has issued a worldwide travel advisory for Americans following the death of Osama bin Laden at the hands of U.S. forces yesterday. For now, at least, it's unclear what bin Laden's death might mean for al-Qaida, the terrorist group he helped ... More >>
Image viaNow that Egypt's Hosni Mubarak has finally given in to the masses of brave demonstrators (and military leaders) demanding his resignation, we couldn't help but fantasize about who should follow his example.There are, after all, a ton of terrible dictators out there -- and the world would ... More >>
image viaThe Snowpocalypse here may have amounted to just a few inches, but the news from Egypt is really just as bad as you've heard. Daily RFT just got off the phone with Alix Dunn, an American who lives in Cairo and works for an NGO. Dunn wrote her masters thesis on social networking under ... More >>
Yusuf and his accomplices were believed to be in contact with Aden Hashi Ayrow (above), the leader of al-Shabaab until his death in May 2008 from a missle attack.A man who immigrated to St. Louis from Somalia and worked as a driver for Express Airport Cab has been charged with funding a terrorist ... More >>
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton turned 63 yesterday. She celebrated at a viewing of Inside the State Department, a National Geographic documentary about Madam Secretary's job. They even presented her with a lovely birthday cake. ForeignPolicy.comSweet dreams, Madam Secretary!Except it loo ... More >>
Leaving Missouri's E. coli waters, for the Gulf's oil-tarred.A man suspended from his job for two weeks without pay last year, today has himself a new, high-profile job overseeing a $20-billion trust fund for those impacted by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Mark Templeton, head of the Missouri Dep ... More >>
To survive the ordeal of escaping Guatemala, Julia needed a big Heart. But not this big.
Update April 23: Fired Up! Missouri says they have obtained documents that show that Tom Schweich did, in fact, approach the Dandy Warhols to request permission to use "a few themes" from "Bohemian Like You." A letter from Schweich's attorney to the Warhols claims that Schweich is "a big fan" and wa ... More >>
The mammoth SXSW 2010 has competition this year from a new, independent music and arts festival south of the border in Monterrey, Mexico. Called Festival de Musica y arte para todas las Edades -- or simply MtyMx -- the three-day festival lasts Saturday, March 20 through Monday, March 22, and is bill ... More >>
Stew SmithAttention Earthlings: Is there really any better way to let your loved ones know how much you care than by buying them a piece of intergalactic property? The Lunar Embassy is currently selling one-acre parcels of land on the moon with prime Earth views, for the super-low price of $19.99 ... More >>
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Was it a Kenyan assassin who killed the St. Louis missionary -- or was it madness? Seven years later, the verdict is in.
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Flying where no one is allowed to fly, bringing aid to people without hope
The Circle is a powerhouse of a film about women in Iran
Clarence Harmon gears up for his re-election effort without his go-to guy
U.S. policy boosted the Taliban into power, and reluctance to anger Afghan ally Pakistan helps keep them there
He was a godless communist journalist in Afghanistan -- so they took his eye, cut his ear and splashed acid all over his body. Now he is safe in St. Louis. But still burning.
In the era of modern agribusiness, organic farmer Paul Krautmann faces a tough row to hoe, but his innovative natural solutions yield delicious results
Spent nuclear fuel could be barreling down accident-plagued, construction-delayed Interstate 70
Kellwood's taking fashion forward by making virtually all our clothes in the Third World. But the St. Louis giant carefully cloaks its operations, its plant locations and its monitoring of labor conditions.
They fled war-torn nations and came to St. Louis. They pursued their passion for soccer at Soldan High -- and got a coach who didn't know the game. Then the real lessons began.
He has been an advisor to Mikhail Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin. He's renowned internationally as a journalist and scholar. And he has been a highly popular visiting professor at Webster University. So why is Nikolai Zlobin looking for a job?
Father James Carney left St. Louis to work with the poor in Honduras, putting him at odds with both church and state. Fifteen years after his mysterious death, a new CIA report raises more questions than answers.