Good news: Chicago alt-weekly returns to weekly print issue

By Olivia Cohen In an increasingly rare move for a print publication, especially with the abrupt closure of The Riverfront Times, Chicago’s alt-weekly is expanding its print operations. The Reader will print weekly editions of the paper again starting this week after reducing its paper distribution to a biweekly in June 2020 because of  the

Essay: St. Louis longstanding alt-weekly dies

The Riverfront Times 1977-2024 By Kallie Cox The heart of St. Louis, and its sole alt-weekly newspaper, The Riverfront Times, died on Wednesday, May 22. My colleagues and I logged on to our weekly staff call at 9:30 a.m. and instantly I started to panic. Our executive editor, Sarah Fenske, was one minute late, and

Pollster has eyes ‘wide open’ on Hartmann candidacy

By Don Corrigan Incumbency is almost insurmountable. That’s a truism in America and Missouri, according to Ken Warren, a political science professor at St. Louis University with decades of expertise on polling, democracy and politics. He’s not optimistic about Ray Hartmann’s chances in his quest to unseat U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Ballwin. Pollster Warren has