Bean pie is a classic dish in the African American Muslim community. When Nation of Islam founder Elijah Muhammed set out the group's dietary restrictions in the 1960s, popular items like sweet potatoes were out and the high-protein navy bean was in. It's the main ingredient in bean pie, and Muhamme ... More >>
Plenty of the best fans in baseball have St. Louis Cardinals tattoos, just not on the face -- or next to a tattoo for the Chicago White Sox. Richard Magnan faces involuntary manslaughter charges for accidentally shooting and killing his friend and fellow gang member, according to the Chicago Sun-Ti ... More >>
So far, this spring is shaping up to have as much extreme weather as the frozen winter St. Louis just survived.
"Just come to the doors that say Walgreens on them -- the only ones that aren't covered in plywood," instructs James McAnally of the Luminary, regarding a meeting at the art incubator and music venue's new home-to-be at 2701 Cherokee Street. James and his wife Brea's voices echo a greeting from so ... More >>
Here at Daily RFT, we've been following the Schnucks cyber attack controversy pretty closely, chronicling the various apologies and legal complaints the company is facing tied to a security breach that left millions of customers' credit card numbers vulnerable. In our reporting, we've kept an eye ... More >>
There are approximately 16,000 residents of Clayton. If each of them throws away eighteen plastic bags a year, they would collectively generate enough oil to drive a car around the equator 17.8 times. Why anybody would want to do that is a complete mystery, but this factoid, generated by a group of ... More >>
Looking to abuse your mind and body by cooking up some meth? Better skip the latest nasal decongestant on the St. Louis market: Zephrex-D. Several area pharmacies (including Walgreens, Walmart, and CVS) started carrying "Zephrex-D", a new sinus med from a Maryland Heights-based drug company called ... More >>
Art and life co-habitate, informing, imitating, and enriching each other constantly. Each week in Better Living Through Music, RFT Music writer Ryan Wasoba explores this symbiotic relationship. I don't hate hearing Christmas music as much as I hate hearing people complain about Christmas music. " ... More >>
Last minute, very important update! It's here! Happy day, everyone. And ho buddy do we have just the celebratory update to this here official RFT recommended Halloween show list: A bunch of punks and rock & rollers are going to do cover sets on the second floor of 2720 Cherokee. To wit, from the Fac ... More >>
That most excellent of holidays -- the one where we get to dress up in goofy costumes, the one where it's considered par for the course to vandalize your neighbors' houses, the one where strangers give children candy and everyone is cool with it -- HALLOWEEN is nigh! Skeleton decorations blanket the ... More >>
When I found out that Taylor Swift's new album, Red, would be available via Papa John's Pizza delivery, I pretty much had the same thoughts that I had upon hearing the first single off of Red: The fuck? Followed by: Mmmm. Tasty. Modern record labels are working hard to find new ways to get the prod ... More >>
Maybe the Luminary Center of the Arts really is an unstoppable force. Their rise in the local arts scene over the last few years has been meteoric; their grassroots fundraising last year promised a move to larger quarters on Cherokee Street; but last spring, somebody (still unknown to Daily RF ... More >>
Editor: Tef Poe is an artist from St. Louis City. Through powerful imagery and complicated honesty, he has earned a reputation as one of the best rappers telling the story of St. Louis, which is about much more than one place. Poe has been featured in music publications such as XXL and Urb Magazine. ... 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 >>
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 >>
Surely you have heard the charges made against Coheed and Cambria's bassist, Michael Todd, alleging that he robbed a Walgreens pharmacy before a performance, leaving with multiple bottles of oxycodone and hailing a taxi to the band's performance in Massachusetts. Hilariously baffling? Of cour ... More >>
Thirty-one Missouri cities now ban the over-the-counter sales of these drugs. When will all of Missouri follow?The west St. Louis County 'burb of Wildwood last night became the 31st Missouri city to ban over-the-counter sales of psuedoephedrine. The drug -- found in such cold medicine as Sudafed ... More >>
image viaDon't be fooled: He's a candy vampire!Hey, kids! St. Louis dentist Dr. James Maxwell is secretly a goblin who wants to steal all your hard-won trick-or-treating loot. It gets worse than that: He's enlisting the help of your parents to snatch the Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, fun-size ... More >>
380 million eggs have been recalled for possible salmonella. CNN reports that Wright County Eggs in Iowa voluntarily recalled the possibly-tainted eggs. The company plans to pasteurize their remaining stocks of the eggs to kill the bacteria. St. Louis area Walgreens stores sell eggs from Wright Coun ... More >>
Nikki Smith has vivid recollections of driving a young woman to the Tipton Correctional Center in Tipton, Missouri, so her incarcerated husband could see for the first time his two-year-old daughter. Nikki Smith and her son Edward Thames Jr.Smith also remembers transporting a ... More >>
West County does not have dive bars. I don't spend much time in the area, but my prejudice tells me that there are no dives in the western bottomlands.Just to prove my prejudice wrong, my Screamer's friends Grandma and Grandpa encouraged me to go west to Larry's Tavern in Grover for a dive and one ... More >>
3631 Gravois Avenue
A look at north St. Louis from ground zero.
Unreal learns some CSI-style tricks. And then: a tale of whiskey and venereal disease.
And in St. Louis, no less!
The Great Gray Grinch gets its own infomercial
Thursday, April 7; the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard)
Fire chief is killed after ex-con flees
Unreal offers tips to the youngsters, learns about the much-desired Dodge Neon and breaks down the real cost of a Thickburger; plus, did Roosevelt High School take the name of Baton Bob in vain?
Unreal checks out the Lou from a fast-moving tour bus, learns the essentials of RV'ing and eats waaay too many Chilitos
Week of September 17, 2003
The proprietors of JackSons' carry on a family tradition
Week of April 16, 2003
Unlike most local-music showcases, the annual Rooster Lollipop extravaganza is one to look forward to
Lodging revenues are down since Sept. 11, and that could mean trouble for the arts
For eight years, the city has kept Mark Finney from replacing the historic Syndicate Trust Building with a parking garage. He says, "Buy it or get the hell out of the way." It's time to put up or shut up.
The drug we should stop using "immediately" has been questioned for decades
Friday May 12; Duck Room
Things are looking up for the Arcade Building, but what will happen to the Marquette Building is anyone's guess; plus, other St. Louis follies and foibles
St. Louis comings and goings in anno Domini 1999