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  • Smoke Signals

    published Feb 01, 2007

    www.leeds.ac.uk Newly elected St. Louis County Council member Barbara Fraser may soon pick up where her predecessor left off. In November Fraser, a University City Democrat, defeated incumbent Ku... More >>

  • Review Preview: Queen of Sheba

    published Jan 31, 2007

    As far as non-Western dining customs go, using injera as both a food and utensil seems straightforward. But if learning to use chopsticks is like learning to ride a bike -- tricky, but second na... More >>

  • Local Blog O' the Week

    published Jan 31, 2007

    stlworkingmom.com "STL Working Mom" Author: Marijean Jaggers About the blogger: I lived and worked in St. Louis for 18 years then, suddenly, moved to Charlottesville, Va. at the end of 2005. I've... More >>

  • Dispatches from the Fifth Estate

    published Jan 30, 2007

    Welcome to Media Watchdog Headquarters! In 1969 the Chicago Journalism Review reported a story that had been ignored by the mainstream press, alleging that the political machine of Mayor Richard D... More >>

  • Tuft Call

    published Jan 29, 2007

    Jennifer Silverberg Carolyn Tuft got her money back. Five months after meeting with St. Louis Post-Dispatch editors and P-D reporter Carolyn Tuft, a federal labor arbitrator has ruled that the dail... More >>

  • Dream Weaver

    published Jan 29, 2007

    www.mlb.com Kiss this ass goodbye Move over, Nostradamus. Rev Halofan of the LA Angels blog Halos Heaven predicted World Series hero Jeff Weaver would sign with the Seattle Mariners in a January 3 ... More >>

  • Dream Weaver

    published Jan 29, 2007

    www.mlb.com Kiss this ass goodbye Move over, Nostradamus. Rev Halofan of the LA Angels blog Halos Heaven predicted World Series hero Jeff Weaver would sign with the Seattle Mariners in a January 3 ... More >>

  • Tip o' the Cap: Chipotle

    published Jan 26, 2007

    Not only does Riverfront Times provide a full-length restaurant review each week, it also offers capsule reviews of other restaurants -- several dozen in the paper, several hundred online. Some ... More >>

  • Not Unless They's Nekkid

    published Jan 25, 2007

    Jennifer Silverberg This just in, from unitedforpeace.org: St. Louis Portrait for Peace Saturday, January 27th 2007 11:30 a.m. Location: South Grand and Arsenal (NW corner, by Tower Grove park)... More >>

  • Mr. Prince Goes to Washington

    published Jan 24, 2007

    bond.senate.gov Kit Bond: No friend of the common man Last week Lew Prince got a phone call from Let Justice Roll, a group that lobbies on behalf of a higher minimum wage. Prince, co-owner of Vinta... More >>

  • Unreal's Local Blog o' the Week

    published Jan 24, 2007

    fivedollarcamera.com "Ballad of the single woman whose pillowcases smell like cat-butt" "Five Dollar Camera" Author: Kathy About the blogger: Kathy lives in south St. Louis and prefers tepid diet... More >>

  • A Bob Costas Hit and Run

    published Jan 19, 2007

    stltoday.com St. Louis Post-Dispatch sportswriter Dan O'Neill makes a career of cutting and pasting. His thrice-weekly column, a page-two mainstay in the sports section, comprises short, bold-face... More >>

  • A Bob Costas Hit and Run

    published Jan 19, 2007

    stltoday.com St. Louis Post-Dispatch sportswriter Dan O'Neill makes a career of cutting and pasting. His thrice-weekly column, a page-two mainstay in the sports section, comprises short, bold-face... More >>

  • Eine Kevin Kline Nominees

    published Jan 19, 2007

    Press your tux and re-ruffle your ball gown! (Or vice versa!) The nominees for the 2007 Kevin Kline Awards were announced today, honoring outstanding achievement in the local theater arts. Once again ... More >>

  • YouTube: Anyone Else Feeling Anything Right Now?

    published Jan 18, 2007

    In the days since the recovery of Shawn Hornbeck and William "Ben" Ownby, reporters, television personalities and law-enforcement experts have attempted to put into words exactly what they themse... More >>

  • Jay-Z, Fur Sure

    published Jan 18, 2007

    www.all-creatures.org Looks like raccoon. Treated like shit. Budweiser executive Jay-Z has been persecuted by Nas, the po po, and playa-haters, but never mass spectrometry. That is, until this week... More >>

  • Small Plates, Thursday, 1/18

    published Jan 18, 2007

    Another day, another restaurant closing to report. The Tuxedo Room, which opened across from the Fox Theatre in late October, has closed "temporarily" for "reorganization," according to a sign posted... More >>

  • And Speaking of Hockey...

    published Jan 18, 2007

    In any other town, starting up a professional inline hockey team would have taken at least two years. St Louis, however, turns out to be an inline hockey hub. "It's random," says David Garland, a... More >>

  • And Speaking of Hockey...

    published Jan 18, 2007

    In any other town, starting up a professional inline hockey team would have taken at least two years. St Louis, however, turns out to be an inline hockey hub. "It's random," says David Garland, a... More >>

  • Cam Janssen: Missouri's Homegrown Claim to Hockey Fame

    published Jan 17, 2007

    img360.imageshack.us Read about St. Louis' sole contribution to the National Hockey League, Eureka homeboy and New Jersey Devil Cam Janssen in this story from our envious Kansas City sibling, The ... More >>

  • Cam Janssen: Missouri's Homegrown Claim to Hockey Fame

    published Jan 17, 2007

    img360.imageshack.us Read about St. Louis' sole contribution to the National Hockey League, Eureka homeboy and New Jersey Devil Cam Janssen in this story from our envious Kansas City sibling, The ... More >>

  • Bush vs. Eckstein: Let's Run the Numbers

    published Jan 17, 2007

    www.prosportspictures.com There they are at the White House, our improbable 2006 World Series champs, getting feted by President Bush, who's taking a break from his usual decider duties. Dubya c... More >>

  • Review Preview: KoBa

    published Jan 17, 2007

    www.cheap-cigarettes.org Not that Chesterfield, sillies! I'll be honest: Chesterfield is a hike. This week I review KoBa, a new Korean barbecue restaurant that I would gladly travel twice as far t... More >>

  • Word of the Year: 'Tis Truthiness

    published Jan 17, 2007

    It's official: Truthiness, the term coined by Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert, is Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year. Respondents to M-W's online poll chose the expression -- a noun Colbert defined... More >>

  • The Porn Unicorn, Revisited

    published Jan 17, 2007

    Remember "St. Louis Is MySpace Kinda Town," our blog post last week about the city's sweet li'l MySpace page? (Sure you do!) Well, turns out Dana DeArmond, St. Louis' bestest MySpace pal, really... More >>

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