Devin James, the public-relations representative brought in to repair the flawed image of Ferguson and its police department has been fired from a St. Louis development group after it was revealed that he has a felony conviction for fatally shooting an unarmed man in 2004. The Post-Dispatch reveale ... More >>
Protesters attempting to block Interstate 70 were rebuffed yesterday by the combined forces of the St. Louis County Police Department, the Missouri Highway Patrol and a massive thunderstorm. Organized by St. Louis activists Eric Vickers and Anthony Shahid, the act of civil disobedience was meant t ... More >>
With St. Louis potentially days away from allowing Uber to launch here legally, two of the men leading the dialogue about ridesharing in the Lou faced off debate-style at the Royale Monday night. Cheered on by a happily-buzzed crowd of about 30 people, Alderman Scott Ogilvie advocated for rideshari ... More >>
St. Louis' newest ride-sharing app Lyft may attract a distinctly hipster and "progressive" clientele, but its business model is as damaging to middle-class workers as big-box stores and fast food restaurants, says one St. Louis taxi driver. Umar Lee, who has been a cabbie for nearly ten years, penn ... More >>
The urban farming trend that's sweeping the nation has turned ugly in North St. Louis, where local politicians are squabbling over the fate of a community garden. That's not what she intended, insists 21st Ward Committeewoman Audrey Larkin, when she helped start Northside Community Garden 15 weeks ... More >>
In response to this week's feature, "Hornswoggled," RFT is hearing more stories about the fake cop and con man Bill Jakob. This morning the newspaper received an e-mail from a St. Louis cabbie named Umar Lee, who keeps a prolific blog and has posted an account there of his own run-ins with Jakob. Ap ... More >>
Your daily guide to what they're whispering about in the next cubicle. HERE Ian Froeb only wishes he could take a bite out of this dessert. Beavis and Butthead make an appearance on A to Z. www.blog.fastcompany.com Yes, but can he resist if Microsoft comes calling? Now that Centene Corporation ... More >>
Unreal culls the juicy bits from a $450 blogging workshop, learns that it's OK (even good) to talk about colorectal cancer and finds a very timely local blog. Plus: Anheuser-Busch is no longer accepting quarters!