At the time of his death, in May 1981, Bob Marley was 36 years old, reggae's biggest star and the father of at least eleven children. He was not, however, a big seller. For Dave Robinson, this presented an opportunity. Two years after Marley's passing, Chris Blackwell, the founder of Marley's labe ... More >>
When you're paying more than $50,000 per year for your college education, you expect a return on your investment -- like, say, a job when you graduate. So maybe you can understand the rumblings of panic emerging from Washington University after the International Herald Tribune released the results ... More >>
As the general election approaches, candidates try harder than ever to court voters (except not really in Missouri). If you're like Daily RFT, you've grown weary of the debates and heated verbal sparring. Back in ye olde days, when brains fell short, candidates seeking public office courted the publ ... More >>
Yesterday, thousands marched down Fifth Avenue in New York City to quietly protest perceived racial profiling in the NYPD's stop-and-frisk policy. Organizers say they made a conscious effort to mimic something that happened there a century ago: The silent march that took place in the wake of t ... More >>
Ah, March Madness. It's the period of time when gamblers around the world have hopes and dreams crushed by random, random schools. Basketball sometimes gets lost in the pomp and circumstance of college sports. It's become increasingly commonplace, for instance, for fans of schools to go a little o ... More >>
There are a few skills every aspiring pediatrician needs to master. Some, such as remaining straight-faced while insisting that a shot won't hurt, are relatively easy to pick up. Others, like intubating an infant -- a notoriously difficult procedure that involves inserting a plastic tube into a baby ... More >>
St. Louis woman Michelle Carter alleges that a misleading ad campaign convinced her to give Dial's Complete Foaming Antibacterial Hand Wash a try.A St. Louis woman filed suit in federal court Friday -- alleging that the Dial Corporation made "false and misleading" claims while selling her its foa ... More >>
Photo by Vanessa HeinsRural Alberta Advantage/Loud Huron/Tall Buildings The Firebird Friday, April 22 It was Show vs. the Tornado. Battling through wind, rain, hail and lightning, a good-sized crowd made it out to the Firebird, where Rural Alberta Advantage sang songs about natural disasters ... More >>
Are you one of those people who uses soap in the belief that it'll kill germs and win you more friends? If so, you may be one of the kabajillions (technical term, you know) who were excited by the prospect of Dial Complete, a soap that claims to eliminate 99.99 percent of germs. And if you w ... More >>
Nick Yozamp on television Friday afternoon. He won $100,000 during the college week for Jeopardy!It will be quite awhile before Nick Yozamp is ever in jeopardy of missing a rent payment.The 20-year-old biology major at Washington University has just won the 2010 Jeopardy! College Championship and ... More >>
courtesy of Jeopardy! Wash. U. junior Nick Yozamp is competing on Jeopardy! this afternoon.Updated February 10: After overcoming a $5,200 deficit in Monday's game, Yozamp advanced to the Jeopardy! College Championship finals, airing tomorrow, February 11, and Friday, February 12, at 3:30 p ... More >>
budlight.comYou won't find them at the frat house or shotgunning beers in the stadium parking lot, but there's at least one group on campus not happy with Anheuser-Busch's new college marketing ploy. College administrators across the country say the brewer's Bud Light "Fan Cans" -- beers wrapped ... More >>
Contaminated pig organ meat sickens dozens in China. (AP)Coincidentally, a California judge rules that pigs too weak to stand can be slaughtered for food. (San Jose Mercury-News)A new University of Michigan study finds a link between your risk for stroke and the number of fast-food restaurants in yo ... More >>
Sit back and marvel as Rick Majerus hoists SLU basketball from the morass of mediocrity. (Just don't let him near your pizza.)
Dr. Sherman Silber says he can extend a woman's fertility by decades. All he needs is an ovary and some ice.
A St. Louis civil-rights pioneer vanished without a trace almost 70 years ago. Now, the NAACP wants the feds to find him.
Oh, those wacky Final Four campuses!
It's homecoming week for two St. Louis-born theater luminaries
If they'd sold drugs on a street corner, punishment would have been swift. Instead, they used the Internet -- and the party lasted for years.
Richard Gephardt, U.S. Representative, 3rd District
History tells us that musicians who turn to the written word are just asking for trouble. Occasionally, though, something special sneaks through.
Casino lawyer Michael Lazaroff cheated for years -- and the insiders knew. Now that he's cut the deal of his life, why does anybody believe him?