Chris Schaefer says he's still hurting. "I'm still recovering, still been sleeping a lot. I've had a hard time breathing," says the 24-year-old University of Missouri-St. Louis student, his voice wheezing over the phone. Schaefer's face and bandaged, bloody hands made headlines earlier this month ... More >>
The Cardinals yesterday released the team's official 2013 yearbook, which is, of course, dedicated to Stan the Man. Chronicling Stan Musial's career one season at a time, the yearbook offers a colorful tribute to the legacy of the greatest Cardinal that ever lived. The publication features a range o ... More >>
As Easter Sunday creeps closer, Gut Check dreams of baskets piled high with pastel-colored candies, chocolate shaped like baby animals and, oh sweet Jesus, Cadbury eggs. We remember well the ritual of sorting the bounty bestowed by the big, weird Easter Bunny: Would it be good stuff...or crap? Want ... More >>
By all accounts, Stan Musial was a deeply humble man and may have been embarrassed by the outpouring of tributes following his death this past Saturday at the age of 92. But, as a devout Catholic, he may have also understood the urge to go on pilgrimage and visit the places where he played baseball, ... More >>
Less Than Jake The Firebird Sept. 19, 2012 Remember when ska enjoyed that revival in the '90s? And remember when Less Than Jake said, "This ska thing is great, but it could use some pop punk, too?" And remember when it combined those things to such great effect that critics said, "This shit will ne ... More >>
When Jeff Klearman of Ladue went surfing online for tongue vibrators this past year, the only part of him to become roused was his ire. Several websites, he discovered, were selling tongue vibrator models dubbed, "The Tiggler." But Klearman owns the "Tiggler" trademark, as well as the patents on the ... More >>
When Titanic was released in 1997, some of us at Gut Check were only 10-years-old. We weren't allowed to go to the movies, the mall or to Rollercade without a parent, and we begged our parents to spare us the embarrassment of being the only kid in fifth grade who hadn't seen the blockbuster of our g ... More >>
Image viaJovica Petrovic sentenced today for cyber-stalking his ex-wife‚ÄčJovica Petrovic, a 62-year-old native of Croatia, was sentenced today to 97 months in prison for cyber-stalking and extorting his former American wife. Last November, a jury found him guilty upon learning of the bizarre events ... More >>
Buried in bureaucratic incompetence and scandal, Pine Lawn might be headed for a pine box.
Vinson v. Vinson: It'll be a cold day in Hades before you see another divorce trial this bizarre
Meet the cross-dressing bank robbers who confounded cops for years
Has the St. Louis College of Health Careers failed to deliver on promises of a good education and rewarding jobs?
The St. Louis Police Department faces a taboo topic: Domestic violence within its ranks
Maybe itís time to revisit Steve Stogelís redevelopment plan for the Old Post Office downtown
Waltz down to the Casa Loma, the ballroom that refuses to die
Hold on to your liver! An RFT salute to the coolest local watering holes you've never heard of.
Fred Rottnek, doctor to the downtrodden, tried his luck playing the boardroom politics of one of the city's most prestigious charities, Grace Hill. He lost. So did the homeless of St. Louis.
Merline Anderson let Leslie Hamilton prey on STEP's female employees and clients. The social-services agency had to settle a bruising lawsuit, but Anderson's still in charge.
Cherokee Street is trying to reclaim its working-class heritage. But the power brokers have made their peace with poverty.
Developer Paul McKee Jr. envisions WingHaven as a "New Urbanist" planned community where everyone will live, work and get along. So why does it look so much like suburbia?
Published the week of July 12-18, 2000
The disabled residents of the Boulevard Apartments don't know why they're being asked to move or where they might end up. And HUD and Paraquad aren't saying much.
For many in South St. Louis, replacing the Southtown Famous with a Kmart is just something they can't swallow. And they're letting City Hall know it.
Civic squabbling -- featuring RFT editor Safir Ahmed -- on KMOX; plus, other St. Louis follies and foibles