Rory Ellinger, one of the most progressive Democrats in Missouri's house of representatives, has formally announced he will not run for re-election in 2015 owing to health issues. The announcement comes less than a week after he announced that he had filed for re-election. But the 72-year-old U. Ci ... More >>
The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod plans to raise and distribute $1 million worth of aid and supplies over the next three weeks in the Philippines, where Typhoon Haiyan tore through on November 8, causing wide-reaching devastation and more than 10,000 deaths. The church planned to have members from ... More >>
Gringo (398 North Euclid Avenue; 314-449-1212), a new venture from the owners of the wildly successful Pi Pizzeria (three locations), brings "authentic modern Mexican food with a twist" to the Central West End. On my recent trips to the self-described Baja surf lodge, I was certainly twisting out of ... More >>
Missouri State Senator Brian Nieves, who received a lot of attention earlier this year for his bizarre leaked e-mails to a constituent, regularly vents about his liberal colleagues and online followers in an over-the-top manner. On his Facebook and Twitter accounts, he frequently writes commentary ... More >>
Is Missouri congresswoman Ann Wagner a climate change denier? Organizing for Action-Missouri, the nonprofit offshoot of Barack Obama's reelection campaign, is staging a protest today to pressure Wagner to acknowledge that climate change is real. Why Wagner? The group says that the Missouri Republi ... More >>
Missouri Republicans have come up with many different ways to express their disdain for President Barack Obama and his health care plan. Notably, GOP leaders are continuing to fight the mandatory coverage of contraception as outlined in federal health-care policy. But this week, one House Republic ... More >>
Last year, Missouri's so-called "birther" bill got national attention -- but this legislative session, no one's talking about it. But it's there. It hasn't advanced, but Daily RFT noticed the legislation when we went to chat with its author, Republican Representative Lyle Rowland, who has received m ... More >>
It's that time again folks, that time when it's perfectly acceptable to get day drunk in public while getting as undressed as the 51-degree forecast will allow us. That's right, Mardi Gras is this Saturday, February 9, in Soulard. If the only thing on your Mardi Gras to-do list so far is "party," th ... More >>
Should Missouri residents be required to show photo identification if they want to vote in elections? Yes indeed, says Representative Tony Dugger, a Republican from Hartville, who is pushing not one, but two different measures to try and create stricter requirements for voters in Missouri. The effo ... More >>
Halloween is the time where it's acceptable to wallow in the creepy, the crawly, the dark, and the macabre. Sounds like the themes of heavy metal, year-round! Here then, are those most spine-tingliest metal album covers, for your All Hallow's Eve viewing pleasure. Step inside... By Jason Roche See ... More >>
Did you know that today, July 17, is National Peach Ice Cream Day? Neither did we! Truth be told, this fact pisses us off. Here we are, getting ready to celebrate National Ice Cream Day this very Friday, July 20, and peach ice cream has to be like, "Oh! Look at me! I'm special! I'm seasonal. I deser ... More >>
Ricky Smiley and his infectious chuckle tickle our eardrums daily during his long-running morning show syndicated on Hot 104.1. The ATL funnyman brings his comic stylings to Chaifetz in February. Chaifetz also snagged the Black Keys in late April, and newcomer Plush is bringing our Missouri boys bac ... More >>
WikipediaHorowitzThe United Nations isn't the only place where Jewish-Muslim tensions have escalated this week. On the campus of Washington University, a small imbroglio over an advertisement placed in the student newspaper has generated quite a buzz. The dust-up began Monday, when the prin ... More >>
Russ CarnahanFor more than a month, members of the St. Louis Palestine Solidarity Committee have been angling for face time with Democratic Congressman Russ Carnahan. But they say his staffers have been blowing off their calls and emails -- and ignored a deadline they set for getting a meeting on ... More >>
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) Acid House Kings' Music Sounds Better With You*Acid House Kings, Music Sounds Better With You TheLineofBestFit reviewed Music Sounds Better With You: "This ... More >>
Drink up! Time published a report that heavy drinkers live longer than non-drinkers. Alcoholics Anonymous has always attributed this to many non-drinkers being recovering alcoholics who damage their bodies beyond repair before they stopped drinking. But a new study claims people who don't drink have ... More >>
Image sourceDr. Patricia Wolff and one her Haitian patients.Even before last January's earthquake, Haiti was the poorest country in the Western hemisphere. Thirty percent of its budget came from foreign aid. Infant mortality was high. So was the rate of childhood malnutrition; according to th ... More >>
Berthold Werner, Wikimedia CommonsOne of the things that I love about beer -- and, truth be told, wine and spirits, too -- is the sense that I'm drinking history. When a beer is made according to a nearly-lost brewing tradition, drinking it allows you a vibrant, if brief, glimpse into another er ... More >>
Ladies and gentlemen, it's that time of the week again. Vote for the local headline maker you think made the biggest ass of themselves this week. And the nominees...1. Mizzou Officials: Administrators at University of Missouri helped make headlines this week when they sold old cell phones belongi ... More >>
New FDA head Margaret Hamburg meets the press for the first time since being confirmed. (New York Times)A new U.N. report finds that crop prices have fallen with the global recession -- but should still rise over the next decade. (New York Times)Beginning in 2011, any food that uses the cochineal bu ... More >>
But not for as long as you may think
In today's news: more countries need food aid, Mexico protests U.S. labeling laws, eating cats in china and brewing beer in space.
Not totally satisfied with your weekend itinerary? Never fear, Go! is here! This regular feature delivers the top nine can’t-miss activities to complete your fun-seeking agenda. Looking for live music? Here's your St. Louis weekend concert calendar. 1. Hot air balloons! The 36th Annual Great Fo ... More >>
Life in Africa during wartime
Myanmar's government seizes food aid from the United Nations. (CNN) The costs of commodity foods may have reached a plateau, but cheap food isn't returning any time soon. (New York Times) Because Gut Check really doesn't mention Gordon Ramsay enough: Ramsay thinks chefs who use out-of-season produ ... More >>
www.medicalook.com Is the party over for foodies? A look at foodies, weight gain and health, including a few words from an unrepentant Fat Guy from eGullet. I might have more to say about this later, but maybe we should start to differentiate between "foodies" and "gluttons." (New York Times) An ... More >>
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The current issue of the Economist has a lengthy article on the global rise in food prices. It's well worth your time. www.economist.com Though the article ranges over a number of topics related to food costs, I'd like to focus on one particular issue: The cause. In today's Morning Brew, ... More >>
That whole talking animal genre? Let's be done with it.
Skin in Flames gets you all hot and bothered about the war in Iraq
Danforth to fellow Republicans: You can come home again
Saturday, September 3; the Hi-Pointe (1001 McCausland Avenue)
Vintage Vincent Price trailers!
All talk and little action, The Interpreter doesn't even make sense
Can it be that Bernie and Ashton are better than Spencer and Sidney?
Angelina Jolie stars in Taking Lives, but the filmmakers are the real boobs
It's only River Styx at Duff's
Week of October 22, 2003
Dial M for Monkey (Ninja Tune)
Week of October 24, 2001
Friday, Aug. 13; Club Viva!
St. Louis scores failing grades on a report card of compliance with the U.N.'s Universal Declaration of Human Rights