Congolese refugee Justin Semahoro Kimenyerwa thought he was close to bringing his sister and brother's families over to St. Louis. They'd already escaped genocide in the Democratic Republic of Congo and lived as refugees in Kenya. After five years, Kimenyerwa's family was preparing for the final st ... More >>
8 p.m. Tuesday, October 2. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard. $30 to $34. 314-726-6161.
US military drone strikes killing civilians? PACs masquerading as non-profits to get tax breaks and influence elections? B-b-b-b-BORING. Let's talk more about NFL referees. Thanks to Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce for saying this morning what needs to be said: I get that people care about football ... More >>
8 p.m. Sunday, March 18. The Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Boulevard.
There will be 3,000 flags planted in Forest Park to honor the dead. On September 11, 2001, the country was shaken by terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Ten years later, St. Louis is coming together to remember -- and pay homage both to those lost in the attacks and ... More >>
Blunt agrees. Bin Laden is dead.U.S. Senator Roy Blunt yesterday viewed the photos of Osama bin Laden taken after Navy SEALs killed the al-Qaida leader this month in Pakistan. In a statement yesterday, Blunt said the pictures leave no doubt. "The pictures were conclusive, along with the DNA evid ... More >>
Osama bin Laden died yesterday following a U.S. raid in Pakistan.Well, that only took 3,519 days. What began on September 11, 2001, and grew to become the biggest manhunt ever known to mankind ended yesterday in a suburban compound deep inside Pakistan. That's where an elite team of U.S. military ... More >>
Will his death create more violence?The State Department has issued a worldwide travel advisory for Americans following the death of Osama bin Laden at the hands of U.S. forces yesterday. For now, at least, it's unclear what bin Laden's death might mean for al-Qaida, the terrorist group he helped ... More >>
Today's comment of the day comes in response to our coverage of Osama bin Laden's death yesterday at the hands of an elite U.S. military force. Unlike Rush Limbaugh, reader "Kitty" wasn't about to give President Barack Obama one iota of credit for bin Laden's death. But, wow, can Kitty come up with ... More >>
Photo by Ettie BernekingThe Civil Wars/White Dress Old Rock House Saturday, April 23 With robotic club-thumpers dominating the mainstream, it's refreshing to spend an evening listening to a band that takes crafts its music on the strength of powerful voices and the thrumming of a single gui ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, April 23. The Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
Dennis BakerThe FBI this morning announced that Dennis L. Baker will take over as "special agent in charge" of the agency's St. Louis division. Baker replaces Roland Corvington, who served just 11 months in the position before retiring to take over as the director of public safety for Saint Louis ... More >>
Yusuf and his accomplices were believed to be in contact with Aden Hashi Ayrow (above), the leader of al-Shabaab until his death in May 2008 from a missle attack.A man who immigrated to St. Louis from Somalia and worked as a driver for Express Airport Cab has been charged with funding a terrorist ... More >>
Updated 4:00 p.m. with comments from Veterans for Peace president.By now you've certainly heard how the website WikiLeaks this week released some 91,000 classified and/or sensitive military reports detailing the failures of the war in Afghanistan.In Washington, the release of the documents is dra ... More >>
Khalid OuazzaniAn auto-parts dealer from Kansas City yesterday pleaded guilty to sending $23,000 to the terrorist group, al Qaeda. Khalid Ouazzani, a 32-year-old Moroccan immigrant, sold his Truman Used Auto Parts in August 2007 and donated $6,500 from the proceeds to al Qaeda. Months earlier -- ... More >>
The Wall Street Journal had a compelling essay this weekend about the hysteria surrounding the attempted bombing of a Christmas Day flight into Detroit and the subsequent tightening of airline security. In his article "Undressing the Terrorist Threat", author Paul Campos (a law professor at Unive ... More >>
The ultimate war game
Navy SEAL Eric Greitens has come home to St. Louis to help fellow Iraq vets.
Ann Wright, one of only three U.S. government officials to publicly resign over the U.S. invasion of Iraq, was in St. Louis Tuesday night to speak with anti-war supporters at MokaBe's Coffeehouse and at Left Bank Books, 399 N. Euclid Ave. Wright, who spoke for about 90 minutes at Left Bank on Tuesd ... More >>
9:30 p.m. Friday, January 18. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
Leave bovines and lawn artists alone.
Some readers say Cloy Richards is the exception, not the rule.
Leaders of a now-defunct international aid charity face charges of funneling money to Iraq.
St. Louis archaeologist Sonny Trimble takes the stand in Saddam Hussein's trial, and the nation is riveted.
Chris Hondros/AFP/Getty Images Sonny Trimble testifying yesterday in Baghdad at Saddam Hussein's trial After spending two years combing through Iraq's killing fields, forensic archaeologist Michael "Sonny" Trimble took the stand yesterday (November 30) as an expert witness in Saddam Hussein's seco ... More >>
Forensic archaeologist Sonny Trimble takes the witness stand in Baghdad, and the nation is riveted
Sonny Trimble's grave undertaking: unearthing the victims of Saddam's slaughter.
A toned-down Oliver Stone finds uplift in the rubble of the Twin Towers.
A cadre of Missourians stand at the vanguard of the 9/11 "truth movement." Just don't call them conspiracy theorists.
You may not want to see United 93, but you should
Weaponry isn't the only military component that has gotten more sophisticated in Iraq
Week of February 26, 2003
Donald Miller has (re)written one of the best books on World War II, but will anyone care?
24 has been the most talked-about show of the season and for all the wrong reasons
A blast from the past in the war on terrorism
How will Hollywood react now that real life is more terrifying than fiction?
Just a week ago, we were so very different
This is no time to be wringing our hands. We have to treat this as an act of war.
U.S. policy boosted the Taliban into power, and reluctance to anger Afghan ally Pakistan helps keep them there