Following the most violent night in Ferguson since last Sunday, Governor Jay Nixon announced early Monday morning that he's sending National Guard troops to the troubled north county suburb. "Tonight, a day of hope, prayers, and peaceful protests was marred by the violent criminal acts of an organ ... More >>
Amid a gathering of law enforcement, members of the media, protesters and citizens at Greater St. Mark Family Church on Saturday afternoon, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency in Ferguson and imposed a curfew for this evening that will require city streets to be clear between m ... More >>
The heavily armed police officer in riot gear was not amused. "You guys are in the middle of a war zone," he told Daily RFT. We -- along with two other journalists and two Ferguson residents -- had just emerged from a wall of shrubbery 50 feet away from the officer, who stood watch with several ot ... More >>
If you ask Wayne Bell, it's never too early to expose your kids to the Tea Party, Ted Cruz or the 9/11 attacks. Bell's company, Clayton-based Really Big Coloring Books Inc., has pumped out a diverse selection of politicized coloring books for the past five years, and he thinks it's high time schoo ... More >>
It's nothing out of the ordinary for the American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri to call Abdul Kadir Mohamed. A Somali immigrant turned immigration attorney, Mohamed, 30, has often worked pro bono cases for the ACLU. So he wasn't surprised when the group's executive director, John Chasno ... More >>
The Civil Wars just posted an announcement on Facebook cancelling all upcoming tour dates due to "internal discord and irreconcilable differences of ambition" -- effectively declaring the end of the band. This is a huge surprise for a duo decidedly on the rise -- fresh off a pair of Grammys and even ... More >>
8 p.m. Tuesday, October 2. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard. $30 to $34. 314-726-6161.
It has been eleven years since the attacks on the World Trade Center, and while the feelings brought up by the events are still complicated, we can view its aftermath with some clarity. With over a decade of hindsight, many of the songs written after the attacks display less than healthy attitudes t ... More >>
Author Barbara Wright is out with her latest novel, Crow, the story of a young boy who witnessed the Wilmington Race Riots of 1898. Daily RFT caught up with the Denver-based writer prior to her reading this Wednesday (7 p.m.) at Left Bank Books. Daily RFT: You grew up in North Carolina. Did you hea ... More >>
Update, 11/21/11: The Civil Wars has officially sold out the Pageant, less than a year after selling out the Old Rock House. Original post follows... Classicist folk band the Civil Wars is coming back to St. Louis. The time off has been good to the duo -- April's show at Old Rock House was a sold ... More >>
Russ CarnahanFor more than a month, members of the St. Louis Palestine Solidarity Committee have been angling for face time with Democratic Congressman Russ Carnahan. But they say his staffers have been blowing off their calls and emails -- and ignored a deadline they set for getting a meeting on ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsWe will never forget. Unless we overdo it on the 9/11 commemorative wine.In the decade since the 9/11 terror attacks, there's been no shortage of commemoration. Some touching and beautiful. Others ham-fisted but heartfelt. And some that were blatantly out to make a buck on a ... More >>
This one doesn't make the cut, unfortunately.It's Fourth of July weekend, and in the haze of the heat, barbecue, domestic beer, and red-white-and-blue buntings, it's easy to get caught up in ranting-chanting, "USA! USA! USA!" The founding fathers and a lot of musicians might not agree with ... 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 >>
President Barack Obama says "we don't need to spike the football" in explaining why his administration won't release photos of Osama bin Laden showing the al-Qaida leader after he was fatally shot in the head. Conspiracy theorists, start your engines...
Gary Nodler: Leader of a queer debate in Jeff City.Updated 11:50 a.m.Gary Nodler just called Daily RFT to inform us that Post-Dispatch columnist Tony Messenger got the context of his argument wrong during yesterday's committee meeting debating whether or not gays should be allowed to openly serve ... More >>
Good news from the 3rd battalion, 24th Marine Corps regiment based in Bridgeton: The 1,500-man ensemble is shipping out of Iraq, and, as Lt. Col. Shane Tomko puts it, "They're all in one piece."The U.S. Army will keep some troops in Iraq until 2011, but the 3/24 was the last Marine unit to deploy ... More >>
I just can't envision myself, you know, the big straw hat and a Hawaiian shirt sitting on some beach. Particularly since I quit drinking.- President George W. Bush at his final press conference, 1.12.09This is the most self-aware statement our soon-to-be former president has ever uttered. Not only b ... More >>
In today's news: guilty pleas in China's melamine scandal, a food crisis in the Gaza Strip and wine sales in the recession.
This is so freakin' stupid it deserves its own post: Dunkin' Donuts is pulling a new ad featuring Rachael Ray because some right-wing nut jobs believe it somehow shows support for terrorists. (Boston.com) -Ian Froeb
9:30 p.m. Friday, January 18. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
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And pencils and paper, too
Meet Samir, the St. Louis auto mechanic who pulled Saddam Hussein from his spider hole
Thursday, July 8; Mississippi Nights
Michael Moore goes Bushwhacking in Fahrenheit 9/11
Weaponry isn't the only military component that has gotten more sophisticated in Iraq
If you must drop a bomb, drop it here -- not there
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All of a sudden, some immigrants are compelled to show their patriotism
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