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Back On Top: St. Louis Named Most Dangerous Citynew

After first being named "America's Most Dangerous City" in 2006 and coming in second place last year, St. Louis has once again reached the top.
Riverfront Times  |  Chad Garrison  |  11-22-2010  |  Crime & Justice

Bill Chott & His Fellow Improv Tricksters Aim to Bring Back St. Louis Sketch Comedy's Glory Daysnew

The Improv Trick has finally found a permanent dwelling in the increasingly hipster Cherokee 'hood. Chott has hired a full-time director of operations. The student roster continues to grow, and a program for at-risk neighborhood kids is in the works.
Riverfront Times  |  Kristen Hinman  |  09-11-2009  |  Performance

A Tour of St Louis Baseball Landmarks From the Famous to the Infamousnew

Welcome to St. Louis, a baseball town then, now and forever.
Riverfront Times  |  Ian Froeb  |  07-10-2009  |  Sports

St. Louis Puts Lipstick on the Pig to Clean House for MLB All-Star Gamenew

St. Louis has undergone a substantial facelift in the hope of impressing visitors to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. And, like a pretty-but-pimple-faced girl primping for prom night, the makeup is being applied in layers.
Riverfront Times  |  Keegan Hamilton  |  07-10-2009  |  Sports

The Influential Music of St. Louis Sax Legend Oliver Sain Lives Onnew

Oliver Sain was a saxophone player, producer, composer, arranger, talent scout and multi-instrumentalist who reigned over the St. Louis worlds of blues, jazz, soul and R&B for more than four decades.
Riverfront Times  |  Keegan Hamilton  |  05-22-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

The Disappearance of a St. Louis Boy Remains a Mysterynew

Six years after the fact, the disappearance of nine-year-old Christian Ferguson remains a mystery.
Riverfront Times  |  Kristen Hinman  |  03-20-2009  |  Crime & Justice

Legendary St. Louis Attorney Will 'Probably Die in That Chair'new

Legendary St. Louis attorney Frank Anzalone can't envision a time when he'll no longer be practicing law.
Riverfront Times  |  Matt Kasper  |  03-05-2009  |  Culture

State of Street Art: Vandalism Or Legit, It's Not Going Awaynew

St. Louis is home to a budding street-art community and a talented group of graffiti-inspired gallery artists. But it's a precarious existence plagued by a broad range of conflicts. Yet the artists persist, hoping their hometown's resistance will eventually give way to understanding and acceptance.
Riverfront Times  |  Keegan Hamilton  |  01-23-2009  |  Art

Hip-Hop Ex-Pat Wafeek Celebrates Paradoxes with New Albumnew

How does he reconcile the fact that he's backhanding the hype machine with one hand while hitting up one of the best-known hip-hop blogs for some cross-promotional buzz with the other?
Riverfront Times  |  Keegan Hamilton  |  12-05-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

D.I.Y. Now for the Future in St. Louisnew

The Undertow Collective and Magnolia Summer are using technology to modernize their D.I.Y. creative vision.
Riverfront Times  |  Annie Zaleski  |  11-07-2008  |  Music

Abracadabra: St. Louis Has Become a Flourishing Place for Magiciansnew

The city has a thriving magic community, and membership in the International Brotherhood of Magicians is on the rise. The local chapter, or "ring," is now up to 150 people, five times more than the average large city.
Riverfront Times  |  Matt Kasper  |  10-10-2008  |  Performance

St. Louis Will Field a New Pro Women's Soccer Team Next Springnew

It has been more than 30 years since the city last fielded a professional outdoor team. That all changes, though, next April when the new Women's Professional Soccer league kicks off its inaugural season in seven cities, including St. Louis.
Riverfront Times  |  Aimee Levitt  |  10-03-2008  |  Sports

Arborists from Around the World Gather for the International Tree Climbing Championshipsnew

The tree-climbing championships are hosted and organized by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), a nonprofit advocacy group based in Champaign, Illinois. The competition has existed since 1976, but it has never received the kind of attention lavished upon similar outdoor events such as rock climbing and lumberjack sports.
Riverfront Times  |  Keegan Hamilton  |  08-01-2008  |  Recreation

Many St. Louis Theater Companies are Homelessnew

In the good old days, if Hollywood musicals are to be believed, all an aspiring impresario needed to stage a successful show was an abandoned barn and a dream.
Riverfront Times  |  Aimee Levitt  |  04-18-2008  |  Theater

Bob Berkebile is the Godfather of Green Buildingnew

In the past 25 years, Berkebile has moved from notoriety as the man in the middle of a deadly skywalk collapse to international respect as a key figure in making his industry more Earth-friendly.
The Pitch  |  Carolyn Szczepanski  |  04-15-2008  |  Housing & Development

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