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Awesomely Fierce Drag Queens Who Smoke Weed

11 hours 42 minutes ago
Shea Couleé Shea Couleé, the triumphant victor of RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars season 5, is not only a trailblazing drag sensation but also an advocate for many causes, including cannabis.
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St. Peters Family's Thanksgiving Involved Mac-10, Felony Charge

13 hours 11 minutes ago
No matter how bad your Thanksgiving was, rest assured that for one family in St. Peters it was much, much worse. Douglas Hill, 27, of Florissant, is now facing charges in St. Charles County for pointing a Mac-10 gun at several people after an argument outside his girlfriend's father's home.
Ryan Krull

RFT Reviews the Week: November 20 to November 26

13 hours 40 minutes ago
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20. In the most St. Louis move ever, officials acknowledge that they forgot to fill out the paperwork that would allow the city to tax cannabis — so now City Hall has to wait until January to start tacking on its taxes.

Fenton Man Opens Fire After Fender Bender in Tower Grove South, Police Say

15 hours 26 minutes ago
A Fenton man is now facing five felonies after pulling out a gun and firing at two people with whom he got into a fender bender in the city’s Tower Grove South neighborhood over the weekend. St. Louis Police say that on Saturday Matthew Senechal, 24, was merging in his Honda Accord onto Gravois, near South Grand, when he got into a minor collision with a car with two people inside.
Ryan Krull

'How Does St. Louis Do It' Is the Most Accurate STL Anthem Ever

21 hours 36 minutes ago
A new song has St. Louis' number — describing the city in ways that feel both startlingly accurate and completely fair. "How Does St. Louis Do It (We Got Range)" highlights the area's dichotomies. "Artsy, liberal, exceptionally literate/ sometimes our public schools get unaccredited," one lyric goes.
Sarah Fenske

Take That, St. Louis Haters: the Gateway Arch Is America's Safest National Park

21 hours 39 minutes ago
It's not every day St. Louis tops a list of the safest places in the U.S., so we need to enjoy this one while we can: A new study concludes our own Gateway Arch is the very safest of America's national parks. This proves what many city dwellers have long suspected: bears and mountain lions and sheer cliffs are way more dangerous than a little random gunfire. The study was done by Kuhl, which looked at seven key metrics: total deaths, missing people, search-and-rescue missions, park ranger presence, proximity to hospitals, trail alerts and visitor data.
Sarah Fenske

Joaquin Phoenix's Napoleon Is a Violent Epic Starring a Petty Brat

3 days 20 hours ago
At one point in Ridley Scott’s new biopic Napoleon, Napoleon Bonaparte yells at someone, “You think you’re so smart just because you have boats!” You wouldn’t expect something so bratty and petulant to come out of the mouth of the legendary French commander and leader.
Craig D. Lindsey

Brandon Bosley Charged With Filing a False Report

5 days 12 hours ago
Former Alderman Brandon Bosley gave police false information that led to a woman's wrongful arrest last December, according to a new charge filed against Bosley this week. St. Louis Circuit Attorney Gabe Gore's office charged Bosley today with filing a false report, a misdemeanor, court records show. The charge stems from an incident that took place on December 22, 2022, when Bosley accused the woman of trying to carjack him.  The then-alderman posted a nine-minute livestream of what he said was the immediate aftermath of a woman trying to rob him in his vehicle.
Monica Obradovic

Wesley Bell Explains His Position on Israel’s Actions in Gaza

5 days 14 hours ago
U.S. Representative Cori Bush has become one of Israel's staunchest critics in Congress as her opponent, St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell, takes a much different stance.  Bell has not wavered in his support of Israel since he told reporters at his campaign announcement last month that the U.S. needs to “stand with our allies.” In interviews since, including one with the Jewish Insider, Bell has continued that message.
Monica Obradovic

Materia Is Drawing Huge Crowds to Its Monthly Raves

5 days 21 hours ago
No one seems to care that the building next to the club is on fire. It's about 11:30 p.m., and people in the line of twenty-somethings outside the warehouse in St. Louis' Near North Riverfront neighborhood are much more preoccupied with the music thumping from the venue than the smoke billowing from what looks like an abandoned building across the street.
Monica Obradovic

Looking Meadow Cafe Brings Its Community to Maplewood

5 days 21 hours ago
Looking Meadow Cafe (2500 Sutton Boulevard, Maplewood; lookingmeadowcoffeeco.com) might have opened its doors in late September, but owner Jamie Herman served her first cup of coffee long before that. The road to Herman’s brick-and-mortar venture has been full of twists and turns.
Kasey Noss

Things to Do on Thanksgiving in St. Louis This Year

5 days 21 hours ago
Perhaps more than any other holiday, Thanksgiving is notorious for being all about family and food and staying inside with the aforementioned. Still, sometimes you want to get out and meet up with a friend or not spend the whole day before cooking.
Peter Cohen