[Note: The situation in Ferguson is as such that even lowly music journalists such as myself have felt compelled to report on the scene -- I wrote this article, which was published Wednesday -- despite having more experience with things like Ra Ra Riot than real-life riots. In keeping, I am an idiot ... More >>
The Murchison Tabernacle Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Normandy was built to sit 600, and it overflowed yesterday evening during an NAACP-led press conference that seemed to alternate between righteous hope and fever-pitch anger. "We're talking about somebody's son, we're talking about th ... More >>
Should a university student be imprisoned for a piece of paper that appears to threaten a "murderous rampage similar to the [Virginia Tech] shooting?" That question, it seems, will continue to be debated in court, with news this week that the Illinois Attorney General is appealing the overturned co ... More >>
A St. Louis area woman is making waves internationally following her deportation from Israel two weeks ago.Sandra Tamari, a Glen Carbon mother of two, had just touched down May 21 in the Tel Aviv airport when she says she was detained by Israeli security. A Quaker Christian of Palestinian descent, T ... More >>
A local military veteran who more recently spent his working days on one side of the iron bars will soon be living on the other side of them. Yesterday a U.S. district judge punished a federal correctional officer who previously served in Iraq for smuggling cigarettes into the prison where he worked ... More >>
The leading federal crime fighter in the St. Louis region has stepped down, KMOX reports. Special Agent in Charge Dennis L. Baker put in his last day on Friday, having reached the bureau's mandatory retirement age of 57. Baker took over the St. Louis Division in November of 2010 after his predeces ... More >>
8 p.m. Wednesday, November 30. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Photos: Chad GarrisonOccupySTL protesters greet Cardinals fans last night near Kiener Plaza.Daily RFT didn't stick around long enough last night to see the police issue citations to protesters occupying Kiener Plaza in downtown St. Louis. In hindsight, we're glad we didn't. It would've been a lon ... More >>
A dispatch Monday afternoon from the all-things-food site Eater.com noted that restaurants are offering drink specials in honor of the killing of Public Enemy No. 1 Osama bin Laden. A few establishments among the handful of examples Eater cited were serving free drinks, but the majority were ... More >>
Think you hate paying taxes? You don't hold a candle to Aaron Johnson of St. Louis County. Yesterday the 20-year-old Johnson pleaded guilty in federal court to calling an IRS facility in south St. Louis County and threatening to "blow it up." According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, the threat was m ... More >>
Medal for World War II vets.For more than a decade, the state of Missouri has awarded medals and certificates to all its native -- or transplanted -- sons and daughters who've served in World War II, the Korean War or the Vietnam War . And the program is coming up on quite a milestone: 100,000 ve ... More >>
Update 12:09 p.m. with official incident summary from St. Louis police. Four men dressed in all black and carrying automatic weapons -- including an Uzi and AR-15 -- held up an ATM company early this morning in Midtown St. Louis. The crime occurred around 5:30 a.m. this morning at ATM Solutions in t ... More >>
John McCain managed quite a feat this week: He somehow got both Glenn Beck and John Stewart to agree with each other. The issue? How flat-out wrong the Arizona senator is when he says that U.S.-born people merely suspected of being terrorists should be denied their Miranda rights. Agree with McCain ... More >>
David Ray GriffinControversial author David Ray Griffin is scheduled to speak at Webster University this month. Griffin, a former theology and religion professor from California has penned numerous conspiracy tomes surrounding the New York City attack of September 11, 2001. On Thursday, April 29, ... More >>
The annual southern food issue of Oxford American magazine is out, and it features a piece on a Charleston, South Carolina chef's quest for heirloom sesame seeds. Sean Brock pursued the seed breed, last used a century ago, in his quest to re-create antebellum-era dishes. "It goes in layers," he sa ... More >>
Breaking out of the pack of Iraq war docs, No End in Sight devestates.
Tina Richards' son returned, suicidal, from Iraq battlefields. Now, the Missouri woman is waging her own war in Congress.
Amnesiac-spy trilogy culminates in a thrilling Ultimatum.
Even horny horse whisperers get off in Sundance docs.
In the case of a disaster, St. Louis police will need the whole region on the same wavelength.
from www.claireonline.com Neither one of these people is Unreal Unreal is nothing if not polite, and that's why we've politely asked Claire McCaskill's press secretaries to stop sending us e-mails with subject lines in all-caps. They are so BLEEPING ANNOYING. "MISSOURI VETS ANGRY ABOUT TALENT ATT ... More >>
Chromehounds tests patience as much as skill.
Friday, May 19, at 7:30 p.m. Pop's (1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois)
Wednesday, December 14; the Savvis Center (South 14th Street and Clark Avenue)
We chat with Phil Lesh, listen to a new kind of protest song and take a trip into the shadows of the Old School
Week of August 4, 2004
The Secret Service comes calling after a St. Louisan pens a message wishing bin Laden would eliminate Bush
Vets call on the military's top brass not to fight
Northern Ireland's troubles explode in a new depiction of Bloody Sunday
Friday, August 30; Savvis Center
Week of April 10, 2002
Afghan arts and culture get a day in the spotlight at local importer MacroSun
After September 11, some new songs just don't sound the same
Friday, Aug. 13; Club Viva!
Father James Carney left St. Louis to work with the poor in Honduras, putting him at odds with both church and state. Fifteen years after his mysterious death, a new CIA report raises more questions than answers.