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  • Press Release of the Day

    published Dec 31, 2007

    Yeah, we've been, uh, up to other stuff during this holiday time. Here's a press release to tide you over till 2008: From: HollyB@peta.org Subject: PETA's Edgy New 'Sex Talk' Ad Hits the Airwaves... More >>

  • Go! 12/21-12/23

    published Dec 21, 2007

    Not totally satisfied with your weekend itinerary? Never fear, Go! is here! This regular feature highlights everything from rock shows to art openings, from delicious dishes to hidden-gem hangouts. ... More >>

  • We Wish You a Merry Camel!

    published Dec 18, 2007

    Nothing says Christmas like a pair of plastinated camels from Kazakhstan -- the St. Louis Science Center’s gift to the region this year! www.franticstamper.com The mama and baby -- dromedaries,... More >>

  • Jimmy Ballgame

    published Dec 15, 2007

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    published Dec 15, 2007

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  • So Long, Jimmy Ballgame

    published Dec 15, 2007

    Thanks for the memories, Mr. Edmonds. It's gonna be a l-o-n-g year.... More >>

  • So Long, Jimmy Ballgame

    published Dec 15, 2007

    Thanks for the memories, Mr. Edmonds. It's gonna be a l-o-n-g year.... More >>

  • Go! 12/14-12/16

    published Dec 14, 2007

    Not totally satisfied with your weekend itinerary? Never fear, Go! is here! This regular feature highlights everything from rock shows to art openings, from delicious dishes to hidden-gem hangouts. ... More >>

  • Mitchell Report Names Names -- and Not Pujols'

    published Dec 13, 2007

    The full text of report former Senator George Mitchell released today is available for download here. A list of current or former Cardinals whose names are mentioned: Cody McKay Ryan Franklin Mark M... More >>

  • Mitchell Report Names Names -- and Not Pujols'

    published Dec 13, 2007

    The full text of report former Senator George Mitchell released today is available for download here. A list of current or former Cardinals whose names are mentioned: Cody McKay Ryan Franklin Mark M... More >>

  • Leaked Version of Mitchell Report Names Pujols, Other Cardinals

    published Dec 13, 2007

    [Update: December 13, 2007 1:10 p.m.]: The "leaked" Mitchell list is plenty bogus as far as Cardinals players are concerned. No Pujols. No Kile. No Tavarez. No Tatis. No Nunez. Cardinals who are on t... More >>

  • Leaked Version of Mitchell Report Names Pujols, Other Cardinals

    published Dec 13, 2007

    [Update: December 13, 2007 1:10 p.m.]: The "leaked" Mitchell list is plenty bogus as far as Cardinals players are concerned. No Pujols. No Kile. No Tavarez. No Tatis. No Nunez. Cardinals who are on t... More >>

  • Wehrenberg Theatres: Is the Theme Song Up for Sale Too?

    published Dec 13, 2007

    OK, normally Unreal doesn't get all verklempt about stuff, but... Wehrenberg Theatres on the auction block? Say it ain't so! -Unreal... More >>

  • Timothy Krajcir: Inside the Mind of a Serial Rapist and Murderer

    published Dec 12, 2007

    As might be expected, Timothy Krajcir, who authorities announced earlier this week has confessed to nine cold-case killings in Missouri, Illinois and one other jurisdiction, did not have a good childh... More >>

  • Two Balls, No Strikes

    published Dec 11, 2007

    He lasted nine years in the majors as a reliever for the Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals. Now Mark Littell's pitching a new kind of relief. Littell, a Cape Girardeau native, is the crea... More >>

  • Bob Schneider, Bluberry Hill's Duck Room, December 6, 2007

    published Dec 07, 2007

    Singer-Songwriter Bob duked it out with Beat-Maker Bob last night at Blueberry Hill, and the rowdy crowd crowned Beat-Maker king. One young man proposed to his girlfriend onstage mid-show; another ha... More >>

  • Smokin’: Mark Fischer and Rolling Stone

    published Dec 07, 2007

    Hell hath no fury like an indie rocker whose cred is threatened. But if you’re the proprietor of a small indie label, any advertising is good advertising. Or so says Mark Fischer, the man behind Ski... More >>

  • KWMU: Live From Iraq

    published Dec 07, 2007

    Not to dampen the spirit o’ the Hannukah/Christmas/Festivus, but the war in Iraq carries on, and a slew of St. Louisans with the U.S. Army’s 10th Psychological Operations Battalion recently arrive... More >>

  • Who Won't Be in the Cardinals' Starting Rotation in '08?

    published Dec 06, 2007

    Hold on to your questionable substance-stained hat, Redbirds fans, but Boston Red Sox reliever Julian Tavarez is on the market -- and he wantsta be a starting pitcher! CNN/AP So sayeth blogger Dan ... More >>

  • Metro Messed-Up

    published Dec 06, 2007

    Everybody is reporting today that embattled Metro chief Larry Salci will soon be out of a job -- perhaps as early as this afternoon -- after the agency lost its lawsuit against the Cross County Collab... More >>

  • Church Ladies Be Damned, Part 2

    published Dec 05, 2007

    Rose Marie “Ree” Hudson and Elsie McGrath took another step toward eternal damnation this week by failing to show up for a hearing before St. Louis Archbishop Raymond Burke. Jennifer Silverberg ... More >>

  • MySpace Bully Talks Back (Maybe)

    published Dec 04, 2007

    My fellow staff writer Keegan Hamilton was unable to reach Lori or Curt Drew for his story last week on the hanging death of thirteen-year-old Megan Meier. Lori Drew’s voicemail box was full, and no... More >>

  • Pokin Back: St. Charles Journal Defends Withholding of Drew Family's Name in Megan Meier Suicide Story

    published Dec 04, 2007

    Much has been made in recent weeks of the St. Charles Journal’s decision not to name the woman whose fake MySpace profile allegedly led to Megan Meier’s suicide. For those of you in a media vacuum... More >>

  • Go See Bob Schneider!

    published Dec 03, 2007

    You've got to be careful around me. I'm like that guy back in '78 who was "obsessed" with the Grateful Dead, kept insisting they were the Best Band Ever, that a live show would change your life, man. ... More >>

  • Vintage La Russa

    published Nov 29, 2007

    You've probably gawked at The Smoking Gun's smorgasbord of Tony La Russa drunk-driving video footage by now. No? Well, go here, if you must. This is what Florida's very liberal public-records law ca... More >>

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