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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Ladue Hate Marcher Clark Canepa Is Nephew of Prolific Commenter Carol Size

Posted By on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 4:47 PM

A St. Louis native who marched with white supremacists during a deadly weekend in Virginia is the nephew of a hard-right internet troll. Carol Size confirmed she is the aunt of Clark Canepa, the 21-year-old Ladue grad filmed over the weekend in Charlottesville. "Unfortunately he was there, not sure the...

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Let Us Respect Rally Cat's Privacy As He Has His Balls Cut Off

Posted By on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 3:23 PM

If you've been hoping to adopt the plucky little kitty now officially named Rally Cat, you're not alone: The St. Louis non-profit caring for him says they've received "thousands" of such inquiries. And they'd like you to take a step back. In a statement posted to Facebook, the St....

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St. Louis Comptroller Fires Back After Getting Sued by the Blues

Posted By on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 12:22 PM

The owners of the St. Louis Blues want a judge to order City Comptroller Darlene Green to start the process of gifting them $64 million in city funds — but Green is holding her ground. This morning, Green issued a statement saying that she believes she has "broad authority" to...

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Clark Canepa, Ladue Grad, Joined Hate March in Charlottesville

Posted By on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 10:19 AM

One of the "very fine people" who joined the crowds of neo-Nazis and white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia was a St. Louis man. Clark Canepa, who is undoubtedly pissed about the oppression he endured as a lacrosse player at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, was recorded in a Vice News...

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Missouri GOP Praises Trump Remarks: 'Way to Go, @RealDonaldTrump'

Posted By on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 7:36 AM

Across the nation, Republicans are scrambling to distance themselves from President Donald Trump after yesterday's disastrous press conference, in which he equated Nazis with those protesting them. At minimum, many GOP office-holders resorted to a sort of queasy silence. But not the Missouri Republican Party. It didn't just link...

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In Which We Blow Up the Spot and Tell You Where to Park for Free in the Loop

Posted By on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Yesterday was the RFT's last day in the Delmar Loop. After some 21 years spent dodging speeding cars in crosswalks and slipping on Walk of Fame stars in the rain, we're settling in today at our new headquarters in Downtown West. To commemorate our time in University City, we're gonna...

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

St. Louis Renters Want to Move to Nashville, Study Finds

Posted By on Tue, Aug 15, 2017 at 9:34 AM

A whole lot of St. Louis renters would like to leave town, a new study says — and many of them have their eye on Nashville. The study, published today by, surveyed 24,000 renters across the U.S. It found that 64 percent nationwide are planning to move to a...

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No, a Missouri Man Did Not Visit a Prostitute Who Turned Out to Be His Wife

Posted By on Tue, Aug 15, 2017 at 9:07 AM

It's always a bad sign when a headline misspells the name of a city. But typos are the least of the fake-news errors in a wannabe viral story published last week that's probably popped up more than once on your Facebook feed. The story, titled "Lees Summit, MO Man...

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Let's Face It: Men in Tech Lack a Few Things

Posted By on Tue, Aug 15, 2017 at 7:56 AM

Last week, Google fired the engineer who distributed a memo claiming that women were genetically ill-suited for careers in key tech roles as engineers and developers. It’s probably the last thing that’s needed at this point, but let’s look at this from the point of view of ... another...

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Goodbye to the Loop, a Place Where the Constant Has Been Change

Posted By on Tue, Aug 15, 2017 at 6:56 AM

I can’t remember exactly when I started at the Riverfront Times, but it was a long time ago — the web site was a .PDF of the paper that was uploaded on Wednesday morning. I can say that I’ve lived or worked (sometimes both) in the Loop since Bill...

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