The Department of Justice says that in 2011, Missouri led the nation in prison rape. The study, which was released last month, looked at sexual misconduct incidents in 700 state and federal prisons beginning in 2009 and going through 2011. It accounted for staff-on-inmate sexual misconduct, as well ... More >>
St. Louis' craft breweries are growing swiftly, and to that end, many local grocery stores carry several varieties. Still, it can be hard to seek out exactly what you want if you're unable to hit breweries like Perennial Artisan Ales and Second Shift, which are more than an hour away from each other ... More >>
We first heard about seventeen-year old Cody Morin on our way in to Cave-In-Rock, Illinois, site of the fourteenth-annual Gathering of the Juggalos. After hours spent driving through Southern Illinois we stopped at a restaurant/visitor's lodge in the park to ask for directions, where we learned that ... More >>
The invasive plant water spinach is banned in some states — and essential to Asian cooking. In a small village outside Houston, relocated Cambodians are growing and selling it across state lines, up North, out West, hoping to get rich.
Missouri's rural roads are among some of the nation's worst, a new report finds.One out of every five rural roads in Missouri is in poor condition, according to a report released today by a Washington, D.C. transportation research group.And nearly as many of Missouri's rural bridges -- eighteen p ... More >>
This is part one of Chrissy Wilmes' Chef's Choice profile of chef Mike Johnson of Cyrano's and Boogaloo. Part two, a Q&A, will be posted tomorrow, and part three, a recipe from Johnson, will be published on Thursday. Chrissy WilmesWithin his career as a chef, Mike Johnson of Cyrano's and Boo ... More >>
Local retailers want to wipe that smug smile off those Amazon.com boxes. Two state representatives held a press conference today in the University City Loop, calling attention to legislation that would add sales tax to purchases Missouri residents make over the Internet. State representativ ... More >>
Can we just lay the rumors to rest that Barack Obama is not an American citizen? He was born in Hawaii in 1961 -- two years after it became a state. Not Kenya. Hawaii. Even Glenn Beck has shut up about this, maybe because the claims are so ridiculous the Supreme Court doesn't want to waste its time. ... More >>
In this week's paper, Katie Moulton spoke with Grace Potter, the leader of the currently sizzling Grace Potter & the Nocturnals. Moulton spelled out some of the band's accomplishments in recent times - including opening for the Avett Brothers and smoking on VH1's Divas Salute the Troops special - an ... More >>
Adrienne Nicole MartinWhile the tragic death of Adrienne Nicole Martin remains shrouded in mystery, her passing confirms one thing: St. Louis' most notorious bachelor is back on the prowl.August Busch IV, who served as CEO of Anheuser-Busch prior to its acquisition by InBev, reportedly had been d ... More >>
Here are more photos from Tuesday's Xiu Xiu/tUnE-yArDs show. For the full review, click here. Diana BenantiFemale noise duo Talk Normal brought their brand of grimy no wave from That Place in New York That Every Band Calls Home: Brooklyn.
We reviewed a lot of shows this year -- nearly 100, judging by the number of posts in the "Show Reviews" archive. Deciding which 2009 concerts comprised the creme de la creme wasn't easy, to say the least. However, the following stood out from the pack. What did we miss? What were your favorites thi ... More >>
The local National Public Radio affiliate, KWMU (90.7 FM), has re-branded itself. The station, which broadcast out of the University of Missouri - St. Louis, is now calling itself St. Louis Public Radio / 90.7 KWMU or just "St. Louis Public Radio" for short. Why the need for the change, and hasn' ... More >>
Better than: Streaming last night's show via the Internet, as a friend was doing. Photo: Stew Smith Phish on June 16, 2009 at the Fox. View concert slideshow. It took about three hours for Phish's show last night at the Fabulous Fox Theatre to reach transcendence. This occurred at the precis ... More >>
The questions Steven Colbert didn't ask.
Welcome, Willkommen, Bienvenue, Aloha, Shalom, Howdy!
Pancakes rule but the crêpe is king.
Gentle but piercing. Indirect but intimate. Languorous but lusty. Carl Phillips is a lot like his poetry.
Week of October 27, 2004
Unreal chats with Dick's daughter, then comes face-to-face with Playmates, zombies and a 66-year-old powerlifter
Rufus Wainwright on metrosexuals and Mozart -- and why the latter can't hold a candle to Billy Ocean
Some people can juggle with one hand tied behind their back. Thirteen-year-old Book Kennison can do it with one foot tied behind his head.
Jeanine Tesori reveals what made her modernize Millie
Week of April 16, 2003
Cicero's champs brace for the second coming of Vermont's phinest. Prince disciples couldn't care less.
Culinary star David Slay teams up with baseball great Ozzie Smith to produce a terrific dining experience
15 years later, Frank Miller once more dons Batman's cape and cowl
Enforcers of Missouri's campaign-finance laws would rather hide than seek.
They make bread, not bombs, at the Black Bear Bakery
The exchange between a chef and a Monsanto spokeswoman was civilized, but questions about what we eat leave a bitter aftertaste
Dowsing has long been used to find water, but contemporary practitioners are also plumbing spiritual depths
When monumental stonecutter Alec Mackie retires, St. Louis will also mourn the death of his craft
In response to growing demand, the number of daycare facilities in Missouri is increasing each year. So are the problems.
Casket retailers take a new approach to the tradition-bound business of death
Camden Joy turned Cracker's David Lowery into fiction. Too bad he's real -- and really angry.
In its lawsuit, St. Louis is eager to blame the lead industry for making the area one of the most contaminated in the nation. But the city itself is guilty of doing little to prevent the poisoning of thousands of children like "Little Al" Evans.
A tribute to the great trumpeter Lester Bowie
Radio gadfly and author Jim Hightower discusses his talk show, the fate of the populist movement and the perils of the middle of the road