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  • What's Pissing Pujols Off Today?

    published Dec 01, 2006

    Today Albert Pujols is pissed off because... ...Sometimes Sesame Street is brought to you by a number other than 5. -Unreal... More >>

  • Pujols Remarks Lost in Translation?

    published Nov 30, 2006

    The lead sports story on stltoday.com: Pujols says MVP should come from playoff team By Dionisio Soldevila ASSOCIATED PRESS Albert Pujols thinks he was snubbed. The Cardinals' slugger is upset he... More >>

  • Pujols Remarks Lost in Translation?

    published Nov 30, 2006

    The lead sports story on stltoday.com: Pujols says MVP should come from playoff team By Dionisio Soldevila ASSOCIATED PRESS Albert Pujols thinks he was snubbed. The Cardinals' slugger is upset he... More >>

  • Jibbs Jab

    published Nov 30, 2006

    www.surfsidemailorder.com Who stole what from whom? Local rapper Jibbs went nationwide this year with one of the summer's biggest hits, "Chain Hang Low," which used as its central melody the chil... More >>

  • Review Preview: Pho Long

    published Nov 29, 2006

    www.phofever.com In this week's review I take a look at a new restaurant that specializes in one of the world's great "fast" foods, pho. The review mentions two of my favorite food books of the ... More >>

  • Weird (and Wiley) Science

    published Nov 28, 2006

    www.thewileyprotocol.com The Wiley Gorlok In September 2003 the Rev. Miriam Lindbeck found herself rapidly declining into old age. Her memory was fading. New wrinkles appeared on her face almost dai... More >>

  • A closer look at the Kramer Konundrum

    published Nov 22, 2006

    Cosmo, redeem thyself? By now we've all seen the footage of Michael Richards, Seinfeld's beloved Kramer, erupting in a racially charged Vesuvius of profanity and ill-advised comedy. Everyone's pil... More >>

  • The Ashcroft Rap

    published Nov 21, 2006

    "Gashcroft" Okay, so John Ashcroft's recent autobiography, Never Again: Securing America and Restoring Justice, tanked. Less than two months out, the book's dropped to #10,121 on Amazon's sales c... More >>

  • B-Money's Beat Kicks Off the New Jay-Z

    published Nov 21, 2006

    from myspace.com/bmoneynicc B$ gave Jay-Z "The Prelude" When the throngs pop in Jay-Z's new CD, Kingdom Come, the first notes they'll hear will arrive courtesy of native St. Louisan Brian "B-Money" ... More >>

  • TEACHER PASSES OUT AFTER TORRID SEX WITH ANOTHER TEACHER IN MOTEL; SHE DRESSES AND LEAVES HIM; HIS WIFE COMES, GETS IN BED WITH HIM; HE AWAKES MAKING LOVE TO WIFE AND HAS HEART ATTACK

    published Nov 10, 2006

    The November issue of the Dave Eggers-backed lit mag The Believer devotes a huge bucket of ink to legendary St. Louis crime rag The Evening Whirl. Written by Chicago Reader scribe (and Washington... More >>

  • There Goes Bill!

    published Nov 09, 2006

    Way to go, Bill! Bill Streeter, profiled earlier this year by Mike Seely and honored in our "Best of St. Louis" issue as "Best Cheerleader," won "Best Entertainment Vlog (Non Fiction)" at the 2006... More >>

  • What's a World Series MVP Worth These Days?

    published Nov 08, 2006

    Well, for starters, your cereal jumps from $3.99 a box at Schnucks to $11.85 on eBay. Of course, that figure is Canadian, so, much like Eckstein, it may be a little short. -Paul Friswold... More >>

  • What's a World Series MVP Worth These Days?

    published Nov 08, 2006

    Well, for starters, your cereal jumps from $3.99 a box at Schnucks to $11.85 on eBay. Of course, that figure is Canadian, so, much like Eckstein, it may be a little short. -Paul Friswold... More >>

  • To the Victor Go the Spoils

    published Nov 08, 2006

    In the grand tradition of Shit That Gets Passed Around, we humbly offer these twin portraits of Chris Duncan. Our favorite is the one on the left, which depicts the Cardinals rookie performing ... More >>

  • Scenes From a Voting Booth

    published Nov 07, 2006

    rachelsredbirdramblings.mlblogs.com What would David Eckstein do? Unreal trudged to the polls this morning through wet streets and temperatures in the low 50s. We braved the elements not for the ch... More >>

  • Clock the Vote

    published Nov 07, 2006

    Voting is a right. A privilege, even. So why did it feel like such a pain in the ass today in Ward 17, Precinct 5? The hour-and-a-half wait (outside) -- talk about your huddled masses! -- was ne... More >>

  • Democratz in da Streetz

    published Nov 07, 2006

    Jennifer Silverberg It's a common sight on morning cruises through St. Louis: stoplight and utility poles peppered with hip-hop posters geared toward upcoming CD releases: "JIBBS NEW CD OUT OCT. ... More >>

  • School Board President: Open the Books

    published Nov 07, 2006

    dhrinternational.com Diana Bourisaw Two days after Riverfront Times published "Basketball by the Book," an account of Vashon High School's apparent violations of state rules regarding athletic elig... More >>

  • And Oh, Yeah...

    published Nov 07, 2006

    So far, anyway, the Post hasn't reprinted this New York Daily News story. It's about how NYC's Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a Republican, has loaned out five of his aides to volunteer in Democrat C... More >>

  • Putting One Over on Ol' Unreal

    published Nov 07, 2006

    Unreal's world got rocked something fierce last week, when a friend e-mailed us a link to an out-of-town paper that had some breaking news about the Cardinals in the wake of their World Series tr... More >>

  • Partied Down

    published Nov 06, 2006

    Riverfront Times publisher Michael Wagner buddies up with St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay at the RFT's 2006 Best of St. Louis bash last Thursday at the Lucas School House (a.k.a. "Best New Old Buildi... More >>

  • Something Wicked This Way Comes

    published Nov 02, 2006

    Dennis Brown reviews Spamalot Last November Wicked was St. Louis' must-see musical. This month the Fox is hosting another wicked hit. Monty Python's Spamalot is a sly send-up of...well, just abou... More >>

  • It's Murder

    published Oct 31, 2006

    They must have been popping Champagne corks at Morgan Quitno Press Friday night when the Cardinals beat the Tigers to take the 2006 World Series four games to one. As you undoubtedly know by now,... More >>

  • Off With His Mic!

    published Oct 31, 2006

    Last Monday, October 23, the day after elderly Detroit Tigers southpaw Kenny Rogers might or might not have used a curveball-enhancing substance, KFNS (590 AM) host Kevin Slaten devoted his show ... More >>

  • Off With His Mic!

    published Oct 31, 2006

    Last Monday, October 23, the day after elderly Detroit Tigers southpaw Kenny Rogers might or might not have used a curveball-enhancing substance, KFNS (590 AM) host Kevin Slaten devoted his show ... More >>

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