See update below: The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri is suing the state over its decade-old constitutional ban on gay marriage. Following in the footsteps of overturned same-sex marriage bans in Oklahoma and Utah, the organization filed suit this afternoon in a Kansas City court on beh ... More >>
The U.S Supreme Court ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage Act last month does not have direct consequences for states like Missouri that have constitutional bans on same-sex marriage. But the DOMA decision, perhaps in unexpected ways, has impacted various LGBT rights efforts here. For examp ... More >>
Fresh off its annual late-spring run (The Taming of the Shrew), this morning Shakespeare Festival St. Louis up and announced its production for 2012: Othello. You know SFSL, they're the folks who stage one of Shakespeare's plays each year on an outdoor stage in Forest Park and don't charge ad ... More >>
Not the actual Florissant baboon.UPDATE: Kudos to Daily RFT's very smart reader "Shelley" -- this thing was, indeed, a hoax on the part of a schoolgirl. Apparently, kids will do anything for attention these days, to the point of downloading photos from nature websites and passing them off their o ... More >>
Dennis Brown, Lew Prince and Paul Friswold suss out the local theater scene
Dennis Brown, Paul Friswold and Lew Prince suss out the local theater scene
Sir John is back in town. The portly Sir John Falstaff is surely the most beloved of all Shakespeare's comic foils. A liar, braggart and coward -- no wonder he makes audiences happy. He's the perennial know-it-all who seems to have everything going for him until he slips on a banana peel.www.tavernt ... More >>
Week of October 19, 2006
Where was Joe Henry when Major League Baseball coughed up money for ex-Negro Leaguers? In the dark.
Creating beauty, raising consciousness
How does Jessica Dana get away with the things she says on the radio?
Bill Beachum, war hero and Disabled American Veterans honcho, had an out-of-control dream that may soon land him in jail. Question is, was he the only old soldier on a mission of greed?
By William Shakespeare (St. Louis Shakespeare Company)
Leaving the eaten path for a sumptuous dining experience at the Westerfield House