Bloody cops chasing broken-faced bandits. Treacherous drifters nursing a hangover. Downtown dons steeped in golden-toilet luxury. These are the kinds of characters and tales that have made the St. Louis Evening Whirl a St. Louis institution since 1938. And ever since the iconic paper started (seri ... More >>
Talk about falling from grace. Tim Lambesis, the 32-year-old lead singer of the Christian metalcore band As I Lay Dying, is accused of plotting to kill his wife. He posted a $2 million bail on Friday. Lambesis must wear a GPS monitor and stay away from his estranged wife and children.
Little-known fact: According to our style guide (the big book of grammatical do's and don'ts that provide the RFT with its immutable styyyyyyle), all band names are to be treated as singular, not plural nouns. For example, when referencing a band such as "The Beatles," we'd write "The Beatles is com ... More >>
The 2012 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is two weeks away. And if that is our own St. Louis Music holiday, then consider this the season: Throughout May, we've been making our cases for all 125 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year, introducing the nominees from one or more o ... More >>
Alicia Lohmar On our way out the door the other afternoon, we spied a squirrel taking a nap, sprawled on a low, fat tree branch in the backyard. Arms and legs hanging, belly stuffed with black walnuts, he was suspended directly above a woefully underused hammock. We felt a sharp pang of jealo ... More >>
Arena Bar and Grill, 5760 West Park Avenue; 314-646-7171.
The literary world is abuzz over Daniel Woodrell, bard of the Ozarks.
The Skeleton Key unlocks a house that's haunted by camp
We picnic with Parrotheads, get literary with book-minded bands and witness an old-fashioned blues royale
Elvis Costello comes back to claim America's throne
Week of January 19, 2005
A week of the drink
Cheers, Lambert International Airport, 314-429-3400
History tells us that musicians who turn to the written word are just asking for trouble. Occasionally, though, something special sneaks through.
Oh for the good old mythic cowboy life!
Novelist Padgett Powell draws on his Florida upbringing to examine -- with sometimes disturbing accuracy -- his Southern brethren
Self-promoting poet and noted Faulkner collector Louis Daniel Brodsky tends to his legacy: shepherding his entire life's work into print