No matter the issue, Missouri has always been labeled as a state of two distinct camps: Yankee vs. Confederate, urban vs. rural, Blue state vs. Red, Calvin pissing on a Ford logo/Calvin pissing on a Chevy logo and — most divisive of all — "Missouri" vs. "Missourah." In reality, though, ... More >>
Branson, Missouri, once described by Homer Simpson as being like "Las Vegas if it were run by Ned Flanders" is actually getting an injection of genuine Vegas glitz. No, not the Spearmint Rhino -- it's Branson, remember -- the Las Vegas stage version of "The Price Is Right Live" will open in Branson ... More >>
Photo: Jennifer SilverbergBranson is great, but America? "What a country!" And Yakov says it's time to see more of it.â€‹After twenty years, Ukranian comic Yakov Smirnoff is winding down his live performance in Branson. Smirnoff will continue his act at his theatre through 2012. He then plans to tak ... More >>
Last night in Branson, Missouri, the board of aldermen nixed a proposed outdoor concert by the Lou's hip-hop superstar, Nelly. According to the Springfield News-Leader: The Branson Board of Aldermen Tuesday night rejected an appeal from a production company looking to hold an outdoor concert at the ... More >>
Photo: Jennifer SilverbergBranson at night is a scary place. Especially when you're there against your will.Branson, to put it mildly, is an unusual place. As I reported back in 2007, the southwestern Missouri town is something like a '50s fantasy camp. Russian comedian Yakov Smirnoff keeps the Cold ... More >>
So hard for it, honey
B-Sides highlights must-see acts in this weekend's Show-Me Blowout.
The Best of St. Louis? Not everyone thinks so.
Join us on a guided tour of emigré comedian Yakov Smirnoff's adopted home, a veritable geezer's Shangri-La.
Plus: Spicy sex games for the Christian couple.
A Russian buffet in suburban Creve Coeur. Who knew?
Unreal hoists (metaphorical) pints with Yakov Smirnoff and (real) pints with the Guinness brewmaster; then we try to get a deal on an empty Falstaff keg. Plus: RFT editor Tom Finkel makes some unbelievable hires!
Jane Austen goes Bollywood in Bride & Prejudice
Out with the Pulitzer Prize, in with the Lee EnterPrize! Plus: Unreal learns a thing or two about loveless marriages, sexually deviant robots and a man who gets lots of our money
Make Sweet Meat proud in the KSHE 95 March Bandness: Tournament of Rock; plus, give us your juiciest Berger Bite, check out some cranky public art and a Branson Idol hopeful -- and don't pack heat in Dierbergs
Looking for Ozark culture amid the neon, glitter and traffic of Highway 76 in Branson