War and Conflict

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2013

    Attorney Placed On Federal Watch List After Representing Student In FBI Investigation

    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 >>

  • Film

    January 10, 2013
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    November 6, 2012

    The Civil Wars Break Up...For Now

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    The Six Most Tasteless References To 9/11 In Song

    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 >>

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    July 19, 2012
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    April 17, 2012

    Author Barbara Wright Discusses New Novel, Crow, Wednesday at Left Bank Books

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    St. Louis FBI Leader Steps Down

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    The Civil Wars Is Coming To The Pageant [Update: Sold Out]

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    The Civil Wars Is Coming To The Pageant

    ​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-out success, and this time it'll be at the Pageant: January 15th, with an opener to javascript:void(0);be determined. Tickets are $20 and go on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    OccupySTL Protesters Vow To Continue Downtown Rally

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    Pro-Palestine Group Accuses Congressman Russ Carnahan of Refusing to Meet

    Russ Carnahan​For 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    9/11 Anniversary Brings Questionable Food Tributes

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    The Ten Most Effective American Protest Songs

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    June 9, 2011
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    June 2, 2011
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    May 4, 2011

    Obama Won't Release Death Photo of Osama bin Laden

    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...

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Senator Kit Bond Gets Frothy Over 'Terrorists' and 'Rights'

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Webster University to Host 9-11 Conspiracy Theorist

    David Ray Griffin​Controversial 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 >>

  • Calendar

    April 7, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    Morning Brew: 4.7

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    Mo. State Senator Gary Nodler Doesn't Want Gay Troops to Offend Islamic Nations

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    Welcome Home, Devil Dogs! St. Louis Grunts Are the Last Marines to Leave Iraq

    ​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 >>

  • Calendar

    August 19, 2009
  • News

    March 11, 2009
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    January 19, 2009

    A Stiff Drink (or Ten) for Bush's Last Day

    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 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 1.2

    In today's news: guilty pleas in China's melamine scandal, a food crisis in the Gaza Strip and wine sales in the recession.

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2008
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    May 28, 2008
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    October 17, 2007
  • Film

    September 19, 2007

    Walk Through the Valley

    Don't let Paul Haggis' heavy hand stop you from seeing his latest.

  • Film

    August 15, 2007

    Surge This

    Breaking out of the pack of Iraq war docs, No End in Sight devestates.

  • Calendar

    January 17, 2007

    The Power of the Pen

    And pencils and paper, too

  • Music

    May 17, 2006

    Local Motion: Sgt. Amanda Pinson benefit

    Friday, May 19, at 7:30 p.m. Pop's (1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois)

  • Music

    December 7, 2005


    Wednesday, December 14; the Savvis Center (South 14th Street and Clark Avenue)

  • Film

    November 16, 2005
  • Music

    June 8, 2005

    Dead Alive

    We chat with Phil Lesh, listen to a new kind of protest song and take a trip into the shadows of the Old School

  • News

    April 13, 2005

    "I Punched Saddam in the Mouth"

    Meet Samir, the St. Louis auto mechanic who pulled Saddam Hussein from his spider hole

  • Film

    February 9, 2005
  • Best of St. Louis

    September 29, 2004

    Best Gadfly

    Thomas Diehl

  • Music

    July 7, 2004

    Robert Cray

    Thursday, July 8; Mississippi Nights

  • Film

    June 30, 2004

    The Whole Truth?

    Inside Al-Jazeera, journalists tell a familiar story unfamiliarly

  • Film

    June 23, 2004

    George of the Bungle

    Michael Moore goes Bushwhacking in Fahrenheit 9/11

  • Culture

    July 30, 2003

    You, Spy

    Why can't Americans make TV shows as good as Brit import MI-5?

  • News

    April 2, 2003

    Blow Up

    If you must drop a bomb, drop it here -- not there

  • News

    April 3, 2002

    Osama bin Hidin' II

    Week of April 3, 2002

  • Culture

    January 2, 2002

    Rescue 9/11

    This year, a handful of shows provided the healing power of laughter

  • Culture

    October 3, 2001

    The Brave & the Bold

    On September 11, the world needed superheroes. It found them not in comic books, but in real life.

  • News

    September 19, 2001

    Pledging Allegiance

    All of a sudden, some immigrants are compelled to show their patriotism

  • News

    February 16, 2000

    Howard's End

    After nearly three decades on the run, a fugitive from the raucous anti-war era is outed

  • News

    January 27, 1999

    The Tragic Christian

    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.

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