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 >>
Remember Up in the Air (aka the Only Thing That Happened in St. Louis in 2009 Worth Remembering)? Remember how delightful it was to see our city on the big screen? Remember how it was even more delightful to spot George Clooney roaming through our city before it appeared in the big screen? The Boys ... 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 CommonsDo not cross. Not even if there's food on the other side. Oh, those crazy food criminals. They're at it again. Someone learned nothing from the guy who tried to steal ribs by shoving them down his pants. That special someone is Nathan Mark Hardy, who attempted to fill his c ... 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 >>
Former child actor Gary Coleman died today of a brain hemorrhage in a hospital near his home in Utah. Coleman was best known for his Arnold character in the '70s-'80s sitcom Diff'rent Strokes. Apparently there was also a short-lived cartoon show based on Coleman's life. The following video is kno ... 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 >>
Brendan Ryan reacts to news that he's a finalist.The St. Louis-based American Mustache Institute has just released the finalists for its annual Robert Goulet Memorial Award, honoring the man (or woman) who's done the most this year to promote and uphold the mustache as a lifestyle/fashion stateme ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsA 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 ... More >>
Dennis Brown and Paul Friswold suss out the local theater scene.
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