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  • Here's to Beer!

    published Oct 06, 2006

    When all the drinking was drunk and the judges had tallied the votes, St. Louis brewers came up a little short at the annual Great American Beer Fest last weekend in Denver. The Grammies of the ... More >>

  • Small Plates, Thursday, 10/5

    published Oct 05, 2006

    This week St. Louis says hello to two new dinner options -- and goodbye (for now) to an old favorite. The Highway 61 Roadhouse and Kitchen opens for dinner today at 4:30 p.m. It's located at 34 South... More >>

  • Deadspin: Dead Wrong?

    published Oct 04, 2006

    Jennifer Silverberg Albert Pujols Eighty percent. That's the confidence level Will Leitch ascribed to an unnamed source who helped propel his sports blog, Deadspin.com, into the national spotlight ... More >>

  • Everything's Coming Up Laskey

    published Sep 28, 2006

    Leslie Laskey Leslie Laskey's lengthy resume can at times read like an artistic history of the 20th century. Born in Michigan in 1921, Laskey enlisted in the U.S. Army the day after the Japanese b... More >>

  • Alternative Energy

    published Sep 27, 2006

    Didya ever notice that the three-year graph of ExxonMobil's stock price bears an uncanny resemblance to the silhouette of Mount Everest's western face? Well, we neglected to invest in petrochemi... More >>

  • Another Man Done Gone

    published Sep 26, 2006

    Jennifer Silverberg Henry Townsend, 1909-2006 Henry Townsend, often called the patriarch of the St. Louis blues and the recipient of a National Heritage Award from the National Endowment for the Ar... More >>

  • And the Winner Is...

    published Sep 26, 2006

    from www.itssiemens.com The company chosen to install red-light cameras in St. Louis has a familiar name. The City of St. Louis is one step closer to joining the growing number of municipalities i... More >>

  • No to the Code

    published Sep 24, 2006

    from www.mckinley-heights.org The mood at a neighborhood meeting in McKinley Heights Saturday morning was tense as a Cardinals-Astros series with a pennant on the line. Some 70 to 80 residents ga... More >>

  • Studio Sessions

    published Sep 22, 2006

    It's been a busy couple of months for Todd Hignite, and the fall's shaping up to be just as crazy. The eighth issue of Comic Art, the respected annual he and his wife Sara Rowe Hignite edit and pu... More >>

  • The Case of the Prosecutor's Pot Plants

    published Sep 21, 2006

    from www.dea.gov Someone else's homegrown St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney Jack Banas confirms that he placed an assistant prosecutor, Ella Boone Conley, on administrative leave last month af... More >>

  • Steamed?

    published Sep 21, 2006

    Copyright 2006 St. Louis Steamers The Steamers in action earlier this year at home against the Chicago Storm. Can an entire soccer franchise disappear? On April 30, the St. Louis Steamers lost the ... More >>

  • "Zip Coon" = "Chain Hang Low"?

    published Sep 20, 2006

    It's been virtually impossible lately for local residents to escape the children's song "Do Your Ears Hang Low." If it isn't boring its way into your skull as a synthetic loop emanating from ice c... More >>

  • Chez Pujols

    published Sep 18, 2006

    photo by Jennifer SilverbergAlbert Pujols: A man with a (house) plan? If you were underwhelmed with Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols' KC pad when it was displayed on www.seehowtheylive.com, the AT&T o... More >>

  • The River Runs Dry

    published Sep 18, 2006

    from www.artnomad.com/bbd Bell Biv DeVoe The long-dormant booties of many white-bread St. Louisians were recently reignited when local bland-rock station the River (WVRV 101.1 FM) ditched its flacci... More >>

  • Wag the Man

    published Sep 18, 2006

    We already know Mayor Slay thinks the St. Louis Post-Dispatch sucks. But now it's gotten personal. In a September 10 blog entry responding to a Post story by Jake Wagman about proposed public financ... More >>

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