It's here! Mardi Gras is finally upon us, and there are a seemingly infinite number of raucous events to go with it. We've got some of those, but if that's not your thing, why not learn how to make a pizza, or treat yourself with a pre-Oscars party? Check out our food-related recommendations after t ... More >>
Pedal on down to St. Jacob, Illinois, on Sunday, May 19, for the 28th annual St. Jacob Strawberry Festival and Berry Bicycle Ride. The Berry Bicycle Ride will kick off the event at 7:30 a.m. at St. Jacob Township Park. There are four trail routes for riders with different skill levels (super short ... More >>
In January Riverfront Times published its annual "News Challenge" -- 78 multiple-choice questions testing how well readers paid attention to current events over the past twelve months. Within a week, more than 100 of you submitted your answers to us. A few weeks later a dozen readers e-mailed a simi ... More >>
It looked sorta like this at Akin's St. Louis office yesterday. It ain't over yet, even after Tuesday's half-ass apology. Several local religious leaders are still incensed with Congressman Todd Akin's remarks last week equating "liberalism" to "a hatred of God." On Wednesday they stopped by the ... More >>
Courtesy of Bethel Providence Christian ChurchBethel Providence Christian Church is a traditional brick building crowned by a steeple and fronted by a large cross. The interior of the chapel is equally traditional: Two tight rows of glossy wooden pews lead to a functional pulpit and altar, su ... More >>
Pastor Rick Meyer of the Maplewood United Church of Christ is out with a new sign in front of his suburban St. Louis parish.For those in need of a bit of cultural context, "Born This Way" is Lady Gaga's gay-rights anthem featuring the following video...
"Edge of Glory," the third single from Lady Gaga's upcoming album Born This Way, debuted a couple minutes ago. Earlier today, over on our news blog, we brought you the latest sign from Maplewood United Church of Christ, on which Pastor Rick Meyer turned to Gaga's wisdom. In case he feels like ... More >>
It's been a while since I've passed by the Maplewood United Church of Christ, so I was glad yesterday to see that Pastor Rick Meyer is still at it with his signs. Here's this week's placard: So, just to review. Per Meyer and his signs, God loves all of the following: homosexuals, immigrants, Musl ... More >>
hohumm-campgrounds.comWater testing? Ho humm.The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is out with a list of businesses and groups that have chronically failed to complete drinking water testing required by state law. The list includes convenient stores, trailer parks and Emmanuel United Chu ... More >>
Got questions about the recently-passed bill allowing civil unions for same-sex (and opposite-sex) couples in Illinois? Sure you do.So head on over to Bellville, Illinois, on Thursday to hear some experts speak and answer any questions you may have about the unions, which will be available to fol ... More >>
Pastor Rick Meyer is out with a new sign in front his United Church of Christ in Maplewood. Unlike other messages, this one doesn't seem all that controversial. Does it? Rev. Larry Rice would certainly be in agreement.
Pastor Rick Meyer of the Maplewood United Church of Christ has a new sign outside his chapel that's sure to rankle more haters. Are you listening Rev. Terry Jones?
Yesterday Daily RFT caught up with Pastor Rick Meyer of the Maplewood United Church of Christ. Meyer has made something of a name for himself lately with the messages he posts outside his church on Bellevue Avenue. One of those signs last month, reading "Contrary to popular belief I love all people, ... More >>
Last month, Pastor Rick Meyer of Maplewood United Church of Christ got a lot of attention for his church sign expressing God's love for both heterosexuals and homosexuals. This month Rev. Meyer is at it again with a new sign below.
Spied outside the Maplewood United Church of Christ yesterday...Are you listening, Fred Phelps?
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A little over a year ago, 26-year-old Jessica Rowley shattered the stained-glass ceiling, so to speak, by being ordained a Catholic priest. Now the St. Louisan is on the verge of giving birth to her first child, and a Washington, D.C.-based group that advocates for women’s ordination says that mak ... More >>
It's the best of times and the worst of times for St. Louis theater companies
Local sketch comedy troupe the NonProphets are in it for the laughs
Tom Bauer's "student bill of rights" stirs up a storm over the future of the city's public schools
Born without arms, John Foppe gives adversity a swift kick in the pants
The Rev. Dickson Beall became a local champion of the First Amendment after he opened the St. Marcus Church basement to progressive theater groups in the 1990s. Few people knew what Beall was up to offstage.
From her small-town Baptist roots to her run for public office, Jeanette Mott Oxford has relied on her religious convictions to overcome fear and prejudice -- including her own.
Alex Ross, painter of supermen and superwomen, makes it easy to believe in heroes
The people under the stairs at the St. Marcus Theatre may have to pack up and move out
Visiting the people under the stairs at the St. Marcus Theatre
Christian rock combines the Lord's message with the devil's beat. Sometimes the result is exhilaration. Sometimes it's god-awful confusion.