Update: See photos from soccer at Busch Stadium.
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To pointlessly whet your appetite, dear readers who will not be attending the Manchester City v. Chelsea F.C. match this Thursday, we've collected some photos below of Busch Stadium undergoing its transformation into a soccer field, which began after the Cardinals game on Sunday.
It's an unprecedented conversion: This is the first professional non-baseball sporting event ever hosted at Busch Stadium III.More »
Robert Boettcher, a 53-year-old homeless man in St. Louis, was recently released from prison after spending nearly two years behind bars on murder charges. He was arrested on May 3, 2011, and after many months in jail, his case was dismissed on February 11, 2013.
via robertboettcherphotography.com Robert Boettcher.
And now, he has won a University City photography contest.
"I was stunned. I was not expecting this at all," Boettcher, who won a local competition over the weekend, tells Daily RFT. "I was ecstatic, so happy about it."
It was a meaningful recognition for Boettcher -- who is still homeless today.More »
Ramsey gave a now viral interview with local media, during which he said, "I knew something was wrong when a little, pretty white girl ran into a black man's arms."
Which brings us to Baked T's in the Delmar Loop, which designed this t-shirt and yesterday displayed it in the store window. More photos below.More »
The rain and cold weather did not stop St. Louis Cinco de Mayo over the weekend -- and the parade was filled with reliably colorful and crazy outfits and sites on Cherokee Street.
Cinco de Mayo on Cherokee / Steve Truesdell for RFT
RFT was on scene to document the food and fun, and for your viewing pleasure this Monday morning, we've collected the top twenty craziest sites of the festivities. Happy hangover!More »
It's like Mardi Gras...only you also have to run four kilometers! How? Who friggin' knows! But such is challenge of the Tap 'N' Run, in which racers put on really crazy costumes and run 4K through the Soulard neighborhood, consuming a lot of beer along the way.
Jon Gitchoff / St. Louis Tap 'N' Run 2013
RFT was on the scene over the weekend to snap some shots and below we present to you the top twenty most ridiculous costumes that we can only imagine make running -- inebriated or not -- very difficult.More »
What do you have to do to join the cheerleader squad for the St. Louis Rams? A lot, it seems! This week, 49 women participated in a question-and-answer session, swimsuit competition, dance performance, beauty competition style and more. And guess what? It's for a good cause! The event is part of the team's "Cheer for a Cure" initiative, which has raised more than $50,000 for the fight against breast cancer. An RFT photographer was on the scene to document the...charitable effort. More photos below.
Jon Gitchoff / Rams Cheerleader Auditions
Last night officials with the CityArchRiver 2015 Foundation, the folks behind the massive redevelopment project around the Gateway Arch, unveiled new details of their project -- which they say is on track for completion by October 2015.
Courtesy of CityArchRiver 2015 New rendering.
The $380 million public-private partnership involves major traffic changes, riverfront improvements, a new museum project for the Old Courthouse, an enhanced bike trail and more.
"This is the front door to St. Louis," Ryan McClure, communications director for the foundation, tells Daily RFT. "It represents our city and everything it is and can be.... People are going to have an entirely new experience that we as St. Louisans will really be proud of."
Newly released renderings and more details on the development below.More »
Today, we take you inside the Anime St. Louis convention in Collinsville, where cosplayers flocked to the Gateway Center in outfits we can only imagine took a very long time to prepare. An RFT photographer was on the scene and we've collected here our top 25 favorites. Cooler than Comic Con? Decide for yourself with our shots below.More »
It was a big weekend for celebs in St. Louis. Stephen Colbert was here to interview Bill Clinton at Washington University. Mike Tyson was here for his one-man show. Oh, and Matthew Perry was also at the Wash. U. event. (And Chelsea Clinton. And Jack Dorsey. And others.)
Jon Gitchoff / RFT Slideshow Colbert in St. Louis this weekend.
(It's also a major week for St. Louis celebs being celebs out in the world, too!)
Check out RFT's photos below from the Clinton Global Initiative University event...plus our favorite tweet from Perry, who is totally unimpressed by the former president of the United States.More »
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