Akilah Institute President Karen Sherman Visits St. Louis on Book Tour

2 hours 12 minutes ago

Karen Sherman spent decades fighting for women’s rights around the globe in places such as Iraq, Nigeria and Kosovo.

In her new book, Brick by Brick: Building Hope and Opportunity for Women Survivors Everywhere, Sherman details her sudden decision to move her family from Bethesda, Maryland, to Rwanda as part of their “year of living dangerously.” More than a memoir of that time in her life, the book pays tribute to the countless women she met along the way who helped her heal and forge a new path in life.

The rash move came after her failed bid to become CEO of Women for Women International.…
Monica Obradovic

FCC Judge Fed Up With Delays In Case of Racist Shock Jock Bob Romanik

23 hours 51 minutes ago

More than seven months after federal investigators announced the results of a years-long dig into the ownership of radio stations connected to n-word-spewing shock jock Bob Romanik, the daily talk show on KQQZ (1190 AM) remains on-air — and as despicable as ever.

But in an order issued on Friday, an administrative law judge for the Federal Communications Commission wrote that she's reached the end of her patience with Entertainment Media Trust, the holding company that, on paper, owns KQQZ and three other metro-area radio stations.…
Danny Wicentowski

Haters Gonna Hate But Green Day’s St. Louis NHL Performance Was Rad

1 day 1 hour ago

Everybody has been crying all over the internet all weekend about both of Green Day’s performances on Saturday for the NHL All-Star Game. And most of those people are just haters who don’t know how to have fun.

When it was announced that Green Day, Official Band of the NHL, was performing outside the Enterprise Center for free in addition to playing the televised event inside, St. Louis fans couldn’t believe their luck.

Green Day is a legendary punk band for older fans and a hugely impressive entity to people who care about things like Grammy awards and success on Broadway.…
Jaime Lees

Here Are the Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Coming Soon to St. Louis

1 day 2 hours ago
It may still be months before Missouri's shiny new medical marijuana facilities officially open for business, but meanwhile the state has announced the companies and locations that have been given the, er, green light.

Some 192 dispensaries made the cut, with 24 chosen for each of Missouri's eight congressional districts. That represents the minimum number of dispensaries required under the 2018 constitutional amendment that legalized medical marijuana in the state.…
Daniel Hill

James Kempf's Wife Granted Order of Protection Before Double Shooting

3 days 23 hours ago

A west St. Louis county man who was ordered in November to undergo counseling for domestic abusers shot his estranged wife Thursday night and killed her father, who tried to intervene, according to police and court records.

James Kempf, 45, is now on the loose, wanted for murder, first-degree assault and armed criminal action in the Thursday evening confrontation, authorities say.

St. Louis County police responded  at 5:55 p.m. on Thursday to the wife's house in the 1800 block of Charity Court in Fenton. When they arrived, they found the wife, who had been shot in the leg but had still managed to hobble away and call 911.…
Doyle Murphy

Live! by Loews to Bring Hotel, Bourbon-Themed Concepts to Ballpark Village

4 days 2 hours ago

The next phase of Ballpark Village expansion will debut on February 26 when Live! by Loews opens in downtown St. Louis at 799 Clark Avenue.

The luxury eight-story hotel features 216 rooms and plenty of opportunity to pamper yourself, apparently, with "upscale amenities," as well as a "sleek minimalistic design and spacious layouts with floor-to-ceiling views of neighboring Busch Stadium and Ballpark Village," according to a release.

In addition to the hotel, Live!…
Liz Miller

Zenwich to Open in the Central West End This Spring

4 days 6 hours ago

Chai Ploentham has already made his mark on our local culinary scene with his sushi hotspot the Blue Ocean (6335 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-726-6477) — and now he's ready to introduce a new culinary concept to St. Louis.

This spring, Ploentham will debut Zenwich (8½ South Euclid Avenue), a ramen and sandwich shop, in the Central West End, as first reported by Sauce Magazine.

Located in the space formerly occupied by Taze Mediterranean Street Food, Zenwich will serve a sandwich menu similar to the flagship in Elmhurst, Illinois, which Ploentham purchased last year. (The concept has been in business in the Chicagoland area for almost a decade.)…
Liz Miller

The Best Things to Do in St. Louis, January 24 to 27

4 days 8 hours ago

The NHL All-Star Weekend may be getting all the press at the moment, what with it taking place in St. Louis and all, but there are some interesting non-hockey options as well. Take a look and support our local arts scene — they're here all year.

Paul Friswold

Love Boozy Brunch? Get Your Fill This Weekend at RFT's United We Brunch

5 days 1 hour ago

We here at the Riverfront Times love capping off the weekend with a luxurious boozy brunch — but with so many great local restaurants in town to pick from, we often spend more time debating where to go than downing Bloody Marys.

Lucky for all of us, this weekend we can sample breakfast eats and drinks from more than 40 local vendors at the RFT's annual United We Brunch party. Hosted at the opulent and historic Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta St. Louis (212 Kingshighway Boulevard, 314-633-3000), United We Brunch brings together some of the very best brunch menus in town from noon to 2 p.m.…
Riverfront Times Staff

The Midwest's Largest Garage Sale and Swap Meet Returns to St. Louis Next Month

5 days 4 hours ago

If you’re serious about finding some serious deals, you must check out the thirteenth annual garage sale and swap meet hosted by the Eureka Missouri Chamber of Commerce on February 29, 2020.

Held in the parking lot at the Six Flags in Eureka, this is the biggest garage sale you’re likely to see in your life. There will be more than 500 vendors on site selling everything from housewares to antiques to vintage clothing.

The entry price is $10 per car, but that’s a small price to pay to hit up hundreds of garage sales all at once.…
Jaime Lees

All-Star Weekend Events to Check Out

5 days 10 hours ago
So you may have heard the the NHL All-Star Game is town this weekend. And while Saturday's matchup may be the main draw, there are plenty of other events to keep you busy before and after the puck drops.…
Doyle Murphy

Bi-State Proposes Forcing Loop Employees to Take the Trolley to Boost Ridership

6 days ago
Bi-State Development CEO Taulby Roach has a novel idea to boost ridership on the utter laughingstock that is the Loop Trolley: Let's just force people to ride it!

On Tuesday, Roach updated the St. Louis County Council on a proposed plan for Bi-State to take over running the completely failed choo-choo operation. One point of said plan, as reported by the Post-Dispatch, would be to "develop a program in which Loop business owners would encourage — or require — employees to hold monthly transit passes and park remotely from the Loop, using the trolley to get to and from work."

That Roach does not see the absolute absurdity of this idea speaks to the cluelessness that has dogged the project throughout its run — which makes some sense, being that Roach also sits on the board of directors for the Loop Trolley Transportation Development District.…
Daniel Hill
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