Missouri, along with more than 30 other states and five major religious groups have a message for the U.S. Supreme Court: Please, pretty please, make a decision on same-sex marriage. Colorado is leading sixteen other states that ban gay marriage -- including Missouri -- by filing a brief with the n ... More >>
The Missouri Legislature's Republicans want to make it even harder for women, including victims of rape and incest, to access abortions, and this week, they'll have the chance to do it. At the tail-end of the last legislative session, GOP lawmakers passed a bill tripling the mandated waiting period ... More >>
Planned Parenthood, Missouri's only abortion provider, is asking Governor Jay Nixon to veto a bill passed by the Missouri Legislature that would force women to wait three days before having an abortion. Women already jump through several hoops to obtain an abortion in Missouri, where the only legal ... More >>
With only four days left in the legislative session, state senators took Missouri a step closer to tripling the mandated waiting period for women seeking abortions. The Senate passed a bill 22-9 early Tuesday morning that would require a woman to wait 72 hours after seeing a doctor before she could ... More >>
A lot can change in six years. That's especially true for the historic and traditional brick buildings that cover St. Louis, where just six years can mean the difference between rehabilitation and total ruin.
Big data has hit the bedroom. Our tantric trysts have earned Missouri a fifth place spot on a state-by-state ranking of how long it takes to have sex. With an average duration time of four minutes and 22 seconds, Missouri comes in just behind No. 4 South Carolina and before No. 6 Michigan.
Today in the rest of the country realizing how awesome we are, Time magazine named Missouri the best state for drinking. The worst? Utah (duh). See also: 30 Reasons to Love Drinking in St. Louis
This was a terribly violent weekend in several parts of St. Louis, starting on the 3900 block of North Florissant Avenue at 2:25 a.m. on Sunday morning. According to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, four people were standing outside in an area adjacent to an apartment complex when some ... More >>
John Gotti died of throat cancer while incarcerated at the U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, Missouri.The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics released a bunch of numbers yesterday offering an exhaustive demographic account of inmates who are dying in p ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsRoadkill's good eats. Organic picnics aren't. Missouri's deer season started on Saturday, meaning the critters are on the run from the riflemen and ripe for the car-wrecking and eating. Last week NPR's food blog, The Salt, examined the laws pertaining to eating roadkill aro ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsThese beets won't kill you. Yet. Beets are so often maligned that it's hard to imagine that they're pickled and processed in 105-ounce cans. Who knew there was such a pickled beet demand? Well, that demand's going to go unmet for a bit. Lakeside Foods Inc. of Manitowoc, Wis ... More >>
Image viaA committee of the Missouri House of Representatives has approved a bill requiring that driver's license testing be conducted in English -- and only in English -- sending the measure on to the full House for its vote.The House Transportation Committee yesterday voted 8-3 for the bill, fo ... More >>
Question: What do Arizona, Indiana, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Washington, Tennessee and Maryland have in common? Answer: They're all states that either matched or eclipsed Missouri in electoral clout yesterday. That's right, Mizzourah. By dropping one electoral seat as a result of the new censu ... More >>
Supporters of a Humane Society-backed initiative to crack down on puppy mills in Missouri have put their money where the dogs are -- with $3.2 million in contributions as of September 30.The anti-puppy mill effort has been raking in contributions.The new totals were first reported by the Missouri ... More >>
llinois farmers are getting a public relations makeover, thanks to the effects of Food Inc. and King Corn. The Associated Press reports that a campaign funded by the Illinois Beef Association, Illinois Corn Marketing Board, and Illinois Soybean Association was announced at the Illinois State Fair as ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, August 5. The Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
Goodbye, Tea Room sundae. It was nice knowin' ya.It's a perfect place for grandmas or great-grandmas, and plenty of the former (and at least one of the latter) were on hand Friday afternoon at the St. Louis Tea Room in Tower Grove Park South. (The great-grandma being 97-year-old Elaine Murray Fou ... More >>
"Kit and I sometimes have trouble staying awake during those boring intelligence briefings."Seems everyone is asleep at the wheel these days. Oh well, these are troubled and tiring times, after all. We could all use a good nap. Take Ken Griffey Jr., for one. The Seattle Mariner's ce ... More >>
At a loss for something to read? Every week Daily RFT will ask a specially-chosen St. Louisan what they've been reading. Brilliant ideas, just waiting to be stolen! Nikki Furrer, owner, Pudd'nhead Books: courtesy Random HouseShit, I have to look. I forgot the title, but I was reading it all ... More >>
After pressure from consumers and activist groups, Trader Joe's opts to sell only sustainable seafood. The new policy will be fully in effect by the end of 2012. The Washington Post reports that Casson Trenor, senior markets campaigner for Greenpeace, said. "What we're seeing here is the transform ... More >>
image creditWhere's your milk from? Do you think all of your cheeses come from the same farm? Think again. Your refrigerator might be a veritable United States of Dairy. Until recently you had to trust that the address on the label of that sour cream corresponded to a facility near the point ... More >>
A study by a Harvard professor that was published last week in the Journal of Economic Perspectives found that traditionally conservative states consume the most online pornography. The study, a pdf of which can be found here, looked at the zip codes from credit cards that were used t ... More >>
Since I moved to St. Louis less than a year ago, I've been in three minor car accidents, none of which were my fault. My ride was hit while it was parked near the Loop, I was rear-ended at a stop light, and, most recently, one of those airport parking shuttles changed lanes without checking its blin ... More >>
Will desperate times call for desperate measures at Sundance '08?
Sit back and marvel as Rick Majerus hoists SLU basketball from the morass of mediocrity. (Just don't let him near your pizza.)
8 p.m. Monday, September 17. Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Halfway through Sundance, and still whistling a happy tune.
Opposition is a commodity in Sundance docs.
Even horny horse whisperers get off in Sundance docs.
From Dakota Fanning's rape to John Cusack's daddy issues, Sundance 2007 was all about the kiddie porn.
8 p.m. Sunday, October 29. Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center (3301 Lemp Avenue).
A local band has some big tour plans this summer
Taft Street Restaurant puts fresh twists on hearty favorites
Brian Eno's got nothing
Dallas filmmaker Shane Carruth won Sundance's top honor. So...now what?
Writer Terry Tempest Williams believes the chaos and terror of recent weeks could bring about a restoration of place and spirit in America
Too many shocks numb the senses in Vertical Limit
Fed up with the abysmal state of Mormon cinema, mission veteran Richard Dutcher found himself on a second quest