Gokul Venkatachalam, a thirteen-year-old boy from Chesterfield, had an impressive showing in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, correctly spelling "bamboche," "abaisse" and "eryngo." (It was "Kierkegaardian" that did him in; he won third place.) In honor of Venkatachalam's achievement, Daily RFT ha ... More >>
Sometimes, getting around St. Louis by car feels like driving in a maze. A straight line is not the shortest path from one neighborhood street to another when the road is blocked off by planters, barriers and Schoemehl pots -- the concrete sewer pipes filled with dirt named for former mayor Vincen ... More >>
One supporter of Jeff Smith compared him to a Kennedy.â€‹Lt. Governor Peter Kinder, Build-A-Bear CEO Maxine Clark and an ex-girlfriend are among the hundreds of people who wrote to a federal judge asking for leniency in the sentencing for former state senator Jeff Smith. The letters, along with some ... More >>
Rhonda Broussard went out shopping in late 2007 for a building to house the St. Louis Language Immersion Schools, a set of French- and Spanish-speaking public charter schools she plans to open this fall. Broussard pulled up in front of the old Hodgen Elementary School, a brick Italianate structure i ... More >>
Sit back and marvel as Rick Majerus hoists SLU basketball from the morass of mediocrity. (Just don't let him near your pizza.)
Ever hear the one about the unions and the convention bureau?
Week of December 21, 2006
The Creepy Crawl’s move to Grand Center is taking a little longer than anticipated
A two-year cultural experiment comes to an end
The Roberts brothers fight to bring back life to north St. Louis
The St. Louis school board might have to pony up for the defense in Roberti v. Haas
The year in review: A quiz (For answers, see last page)
Their mouths move when they speak, but is someone pulling the strings?
Here's how the Board of Education could raise money for St. Louis schools: Charge admission to its meetings
Week of November 12, 2003
Week of July 23, 2003
To save St. Louis public schools, Bill Roberti and his band of hired guns plan to blow things up. Who'll pick up the pieces when they're gone?
Francis G. Slay wants to push a troubled city to the future, and he doesn't think "politics" is a dirty word.
After five years in office, enigmatic Darlene Green has become a force to be reckoned with in St. Louis
Westin St. Louis Hotel at Cupples Station
St. Louis has a long and tortured history with the Admiral, home of the President Casino, but the city is about to gamble another $3 million to keep it afloat. It's a risky bet.
It's flush with money and has a grand new building, but the Humane Society of Missouri is doing little to prevent the growing euthanasia rate for unwanted animals
Ex-Mayor Vincent Schoemehl swings a headache ball at the city's convention-center-hotel deal -- and misses