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  • Lambert Lot Still Leaves Slots to be Desired

    published Feb 26, 2007

    www.lambert-stlouis.com By now you've heard the big news about the extreme makeover slated for Lambert Airport's main terminal. Kevin Dolliole, airport director, told KMOX radio this morning that ... More >>

  • RFT Alum Richard Byrne Does Good

    published Feb 23, 2007

    Longtime Riverfront Times readers will recognize the name Richard Byrne; he was a music/media writer and editor for the paper from the late 1980s through the mid-'90s. While here, he tirelessly r... More >>

  • Dog Gone

    published Feb 23, 2007

    Tom Matthews calls his search for his lost mutt, Mattie, "just another lost-dog story." If that's the case, Matthews and his wife, Alice, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, are redefining the genre. In t... More >>

  • Unreal's Press Release of the Week

    published Feb 23, 2007

    Make that "Press Release of the Month"... Oh, what the hell: Press Release of the Frickin' Year February 23, 2007 Media & Communication Resources / siucnews@siu.edu Southern Illinois Universit... More >>

  • Prints Charming

    published Feb 22, 2007

    Brandon Anschultz Who you callin' unfinished? I got a call just now from Amanda Verbeck, owner of the brand-new Pele Prints studio in Crestwood (9400 Watson Road; 314-750-7799). She'd just read an ... More >>

  • Small Plates: Thursday, 2/22

    published Feb 22, 2007

    Several special events to tell you about today. First up, the Schlafly Tap Room (2100 Locust Street, 314-241-2337) is hosting its annual Cod and Cask Festival this weekend. You can listen to live... More >>

  • Review Preview: Ba Le and Cheeburger Cheeburger

    published Feb 21, 2007

    www.food4film.com Ba Le's specialty is the banh mi. This was a fusion dish long before fusion became fashionable -- and it remains one of the few positive consequences of France's colonial occupa... More >>

  • Tip o' the Cap: Lemongrass

    published Feb 21, 2007

    Tip o' the Cap is a regular feature showcasing the newest capsule reviews. Check back often to see what's opened recently and what's new at some of your old favorites. You can browse more than 3... More >>

  • The 10 Hottest Hairless Celebs in History

    published Feb 20, 2007

    It seemed like just last month that Britney Spears' only shaved head was between her legs. The upside about her rehab-induced mental tailspin? We got a five-minute respite from the Anna Nicole baby's ... More >>

  • Smile! You're on Red-Light Camera!

    published Feb 16, 2007

    www.nostalgiacentral.com More than a year behind schedule, red-light cameras commence operation today in the City of St. Louis . For the next month, motorists who run lights at the intersections o... More >>

  • Procrastinator's Tip for Valentine's Day

    published Feb 14, 2007

    Anyone looking to impress a date on the night after Valentine's Day should hie to the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts Web site and snag tix for tomorrow night's installment of the Portrait Conce... More >>

  • Romancing the Slyder

    published Feb 13, 2007

    What with the roses, the chocolates and the romantic dinner, Valentine's Day can get expensive. So Unreal is here to suggest an affordable alternative: White Castle, where dinner for two runs ab... More >>

  • Enough Already with This Fucking Barbie Shit

    published Feb 09, 2007

    Dunno about you, but for ol' Unreal, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's list of "Most E-Mailed Stories" is as hard to avoid looking at as a gruesome multi-car pileup. But this week's top entrant -- C... More >>

  • The Burger Chronicles: Blueberry Hill

    published Feb 09, 2007

    The Burger Chronicles is an occasional feature that chronicles burgers. Is there anything so beautiful as a slice of half-melted American cheese draped like luminescent yellow velvet atop a fre... More >>

  • Seven Catholic Workers Arrested for Carnahan Sit-In

    published Feb 09, 2007

    Becca Young Jorj Arteaga, civilly disobedient Catholic Worker Last Wednesday night Jorj Arteaga, one of the members of the Catholic Worker community in north St. Louis profiled in the February 1 fe... More >>

  • Harriett Woods: 1927 - 2007

    published Feb 09, 2007

    Harriett Woods died last night at her home in University City. She was 79 and for the past year had battled leukemia. I didn't know Woods all that well. Her kids were older than I was. (I mostly... More >>

  • Hey, New York: You Made a $15 Million Mistake!

    published Feb 09, 2007

    www.nsf.gov STL to NYC: You wasted more money than we did! Some officials from the St. Louis Public Schools took a break from trying to save (or annihilate, depending on whom you talk to) the Board... More >>

  • Albert's Ace

    published Feb 09, 2007

    So Albert Pujols batted a perfect 1.000 on his U.S. citizenship test. (That's .800 points higher than he batted during the World Series, by the way.) How hard were the questions? Judge for your... More >>

  • Pop Go the Weasels

    published Feb 08, 2007

    Is it soda, or is it pop? This not-so-great debate has raged for decades on college campuses like Washington University's, where students are drawn from all over the nation. After all, regional... More >>

  • Spank You Very (Very!) Much

    published Feb 06, 2007

    Unreal received an e-mail the other day. Nothing peculiar about that -- Unreal receives several hundred e-mails every day, the vast majority of which we pitch. But this e-mail was different. Th... More >>

  • Provel Cause

    published Feb 06, 2007

    www.imospizza.com Coverage of the arrest of Michael Devlin, the former Imo's Pizza manager charged with kidnapping and sodomy, has blanketed local airwaves for much of the year. So, too, has an ... More >>

  • Small Plates, Monday, 2/5

    published Feb 05, 2007

    Jasoom Mexican Revolutionary Restaurant & Cantina has closed. The tiny South Grand eatery opened in 2005 as, simply, Jasoom, serving comfort food. Last year owners Chris Fletcher and Jeff Lund changed... More >>

  • I Want My Bud.TV!

    published Feb 05, 2007

    www.signswithanattitude.com The moment we've been anticipating since the fall arrived yesterday, replete with drama, bells, whistles and nonstop action. No, dummy, not the Super Bowl -- Replaced b... More >>

  • The Doctor Is Out

    published Feb 02, 2007

    You want funny? "I'm a one-eyed Jewish nigger." Now that's funny! The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported this morning that Dr. William Kincaid, director of the city's Department of Health, resigned ... More >>

  • Finkelstein Doesn't Disappoint

    published Feb 01, 2007

    www.normanfinkelstein.com A crowd of about 300 packed the Anheuser-Busch Auditorium at Saint Louis University on Tuesday to hear author and DePaul University professor Norman G. Finkelstein speak ... More >>

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