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  • What's Chris Duncan Dry-Humping This Week?

    published Apr 06, 2007

    -Unreal... More >>

  • rBST and Monsanto: Postscript

    published Apr 05, 2007

    philg@mit.edu In light of yesterday's blog entry, I found it interesting to look at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's coverage of Monsanto's request that federal agencies "crack down" on milk producer... More >>

  • Mets Fan Weighs In on Cardinals Hype

    published Apr 04, 2007

    Larry Borowsky's Cardinals blog VivaElBirdos.com is a great read. Typically that's because Borowsky is a very good, very knowledgeable writer, and because he's got the go-to blog for diehard Card... More >>

  • Mets Fan Weighs In on Cardinals Hype

    published Apr 04, 2007

    Larry Borowsky's Cardinals blog VivaElBirdos.com is a great read. Typically that's because Borowsky is a very good, very knowledgeable writer, and because he's got the go-to blog for diehard Card... More >>

  • rBST and Monsanto: The Corporate Teat

    published Apr 04, 2007

    rwqp.rutgers.edu I was in the car last week listening to the Diane Rehm Show (it, uh, relaxes me), when an exchange between the host and one of her guests roused me out of my torpor. The topic d... More >>

  • No news is good news.

    published April 4, 2007

    http://media.riverfronttimes.com/756514.0.pdf More >>

  • Unreal's Local Blog O' the Week

    published Mar 21, 2007

    "The Beautiful Kind" Author: The Beautiful Kind About the blogger: The Beautiful Kind is a 34-year-old atheist mom who hates her job, is writing a book and has a passion for sock monkeys and sex. ... More >>

  • Crappie Fishing: A Great Way to Spend Time with the Family!

    published Mar 16, 2007

    A big-ass crappie! Just what you've all been waiting for: Another fish-focused installment of Stuff That People Send Us, courtesy of R.J. Abernathy, whose monthly column is called, appropriately, ... More >>

  • Small Plates: Friday, 3/9

    published Mar 09, 2007

    We are not amused. It's Friday -- and warm! -- so you probably don't give a shuck. But if you do, the Schlafly Tap Room (2100 Locust Street, 314-241-2337) is hosting its annual Stout & Oyster Fes... More >>

  • Money Talks

    published Mar 08, 2007

    Six weeks ago incumbent Jim Shrewsbury looked like the favorite to win the race for president of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen -- not least when comparing his campaign finance reports to those... More >>

  • The Vashon Saga Continues

    published Mar 08, 2007

    Jennifer Silverberg Ex-Vashon basketball coach Floyd Irons and his attorney, Jerry Dobson, began a press conference today by stating, "We're pleased to announce once again that Floyd Irons is the... More >>

  • Small Plates: Thursday, 3/8

    published Mar 08, 2007

    Acero is now open at 7266 Manchester Road in Maplewood (the space last occupied by Arthur Clay's). The restaurant and wine bar featuring northern Italian cuisine -- an enoteca -- is the third area res... More >>

  • Valley Park Aldermen to Mayor: Adios, Whitteaker!

    published Mar 07, 2007

    Jennifer Silverberg Mayor Jeffery Whitteaker poses for photo in slut-ad tabloid. Valley Park was the scene of a stormy meeting of its Board of Aldermen Monday night following the publication of la... More >>

  • How River Front Times Broke His Maiden

    published Mar 06, 2007

    River Front Times: That's a winner, baby! Today was a banner day for River Front Times. Not the newspaper, the horse. Two years ago Unreal asked perennial Fairmount Park force Lou O'Brien how muc... More >>

  • How River Front Times Broke His Maiden

    published Mar 06, 2007

    River Front Times: That's a winner, baby! Today was a banner day for River Front Times. Not the newspaper, the horse. Two years ago Unreal asked perennial Fairmount Park force Lou O'Brien how muc... More >>

  • Small Webcasters Dealt Death Blow

    published Mar 05, 2007

    persuasion.typepad.com This past Friday St. Louis-based Internet radio station 3WK.com was dealt a virtual death blow when the U.S. government-appointed Copyright Royalty Board announced new perfo... More >>

  • On the Passing of Thomas Eagleton

    published Mar 05, 2007

    As a young political reporter with the Anchorage Times, I had a chance to spend an early-spring evening in 1983 with George McGovern. I can't recall the reason for his visit, but it doesn't matte... More >>

  • The Purloined Rockwell

    published Mar 02, 2007

    Academy Award-winning director and producer Steven Spielberg has turned over to federal authorities Russian Schoolroom, a 1967 oil on canvas by Norman Rockwell that was filched from a Clayton art gall... More >>

  • St. Louis Get Might Just Get a Good Liquor Store

    published Mar 02, 2007

    Last month Bill McClellan wrote a column in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about troubles George Randall was having opening a wine and spirits store in McKinley Heights. After he'd invested nearly $... More >>

  • Brave Enough

    published Mar 02, 2007

    Joan Metzler recognized a perfect storm when she saw it last October. When the Cardinals won the World Series and St. Louis was named the nation's crime capital all in the same week, the 43-year-... More >>

  • Hinman Wins EWA Award

    published Mar 02, 2007

    The Education Writers Association (EWA) announced the winners of the 2006 National Awards for Education Reporting today, and Riverfront Times staff writer Kristen Hinman took top honors in the I... More >>

  • Streetside Out, Restaurants In on Delmar

    published Mar 02, 2007

    www.kkn.net Here come the chains! Longtime University City Loop mainstay Streetside Records, the flagship location of a once-mighty St. Louis retailer, has been given its walking papers by the buil... More >>

  • Lights! Camera! Cyber-Perv Prevention!

    published Mar 01, 2007

    Nick Lachey, newly minted anti-cyber-perv spokesman So went the big media event at UMSL's Touhill Performing Arts Center this morning. Contemporary Productions owner and trumpeter extraordinaire S... More >>

  • Fleeing St. Louis

    published Feb 27, 2007

    "It's an earthquake! Lemme outta here!" Much has been made lately on plans for building additional highway lanes across the Mississippi River. The most feasible proposal would have the State of Il... More >>

  • Broil That Burger Down

    published Feb 27, 2007

    www.arikah.com Burger bummer: This is what your scientist-types like to call "escherichia coli," aka "fecal contamination" In my February 22 review of Cheeburger Cheeburger, I had only one complain... More >>

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