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  • Missouri Puts the F in F.O.I.

    published Nov 27, 2007

    Anyone who has ever filed a Sunshine request for public records in the state of Missouri will attest that the process isn’t exactly user friendly. Want a police report in which a suspect was arreste... More >>

  • John Fogerty

    published November 28, 2007

    Just as Sandy Koufax pitched his way to baseball immortality in half a dozen transcendent seasons with the Dodgers, John Fogerty's five... More >>

  • Press Release of the Day - The Southern Gentleman's Edition

    published Nov 26, 2007

    From: kvocelle@zimmerman.com Subject: Southern Gentleman Date: November 26, 2007 4:37:50 PM CST Hope all is well and that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. We have a terrific program curren... More >>

  • Munchkin Goes to Hollywood

    published Nov 21, 2007

    After failing to make the cut for the St. Louis Walk of Fame, Mickey Carroll was on hand yesterday in Los Angeles to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The 88-year-old Carroll, along with s... More >>

  • Blunt Document Destroyer

    published Nov 21, 2007

    By now everyone has heard how Governor Matt Blunt’s office deleted government e-mails in the belief that they were not public records. Missouri’s Sunshine Law – by the way -- argues otherwis... More >>

  • The Holocaust Revisited Revisited

    published Nov 21, 2007

    When I spoke to Lewis Greenberg in August, the Ballwin resident had announced his determination to preserve The Holocaust Revisited, the collection of metal and wooden sculptures that sprawls across h... More >>

  • An Unreal Thanksgiving Message

    published Nov 20, 2007

    As Unreal muddles through our tryptophan coma (or not) in the stilliness that inevitably follows Thanksgiving dinner (aside from some stertoriousness around the football game), we will make sure to st... More >>

  • Dammed & Damned: The Great Flood of ’93 Revisited

    published Nov 20, 2007

    Whether they were out there sandbagging or watching on TV, everybody around these parts remembers the Great Flood of ’93. More than 14,000 acres of farmland deluged. More than 30,000 people displace... More >>

  • Gargoyle Tasering: The Buzz Lingers

    published Nov 19, 2007

    Early last week, the buzz around Washington University was the concert that ended after campus police were called in to deal with an apparently intoxicated student who was refusing to leave the buildi... More >>

  • Story of Girl’s Suicide Takes on New Life Online

    published Nov 16, 2007

    Earlier this week the Post-Dispatch’s suburban sibling St. Charles Journal ran a heartbreaking story by Steve Pokin about the suicide of an awkward thirteen-year-old from Dardenne Prairie, Megan Mei... More >>

  • Ryan Bingham

    published November 14, 2007

    On Mescalito, 25-year-old Ryan Bingham has the right folks in his corner: Sometime Lost Highway labelmate Joe Ely provides the CD... More >>

  • Bob Schneider Fix

    published Nov 13, 2007

    Yeah. See him at Blueberry Hill December 6. -Unreal... More >>

  • Rainout

    published Nov 12, 2007

    What can Unreal say...it's a wet November Monday and there's nothing for Chris Duncan to dry hump. But there is this, from the Chicagoans at We Are the Postmen (via Deadspin): And while we're at i... More >>

  • Taser Incident at Washington University's Gargoyle

    published Nov 10, 2007

    Police used a Taser on a man at Friday evening’s Girl Talk (Gregg Gillis) concert at Washington University’s Gargoyle Club, apparently after he resisted arrest and took off his clothes. Keegan Ha... More >>

  • Press Release of the Day

    published Nov 09, 2007

    CONTACT: Lorelei McCollough, (323) 365-0088 LMcCollough@familymatters.tv FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Photos available at: http://www.familymatters.tv/media/pressreleasephotos.htm Note: Photo page cont... More >>

  • Press Release of the Day

    published Nov 08, 2007

    Unreal is putting on our party pants and jazz slippers even as we type this! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Allison Elbl (323) 822-4851 Alexis Henry ... More >>

  • Gateway to a Cure Founder's Death a Suspected Suicide

    published Nov 08, 2007

    Gateway to a Cure founder Lou Sengheiser, 58, who had been on trial in U.S. District Court these past two weeks on 22 counts of mail fraud, has apparently committed suicide. His attorney, Paul D’A... More >>

  • Building, What Building? Elvis Lives!

    published Nov 08, 2007

    “Everyone wants to know how you get Elvis’ liver,” says Bill Beeny, the Baptist minister who for the past seventeen years has manned his Elvis Is Alive Museum 55 miles west of St. Louis in Wrigh... More >>

  • Church Ladies Be Damned!

    published Nov 08, 2007

    Archbishop Raymond Burke has delivered a stern warning to Elsie McGrath and Rose Marie “Ree” Hudson, the two local women who are slated to be ordained Roman Catholic Womenpriests on Sunday: Jenn... More >>

  • Hip-Hop Journalism’s OG

    published Nov 06, 2007

    This Saturday the University of Missouri-St Louis hosts a “hip-hop journalism” workshop for kids ages twelve through seventeen. Lest you think hip-hop journalism is some kind of “new media,”... More >>

  • Tony's New Bitch

    published Oct 31, 2007

    News broke today that the St. Louis Cardinals have a new general manager. John Mozeliak, formerly the Cards' assistant (and more recently interim) GM, will accept a three-year deal and replace Walt Jo... More >>

  • Tony's New Bitch

    published Oct 31, 2007

    News broke today that the St. Louis Cardinals have a new general manager. John Mozeliak, formerly the Cards' assistant (and more recently interim) GM, will accept a three-year deal and replace Walt Jo... More >>

  • Lisa Krempasky Comes Clean (Sort Of)

    published Oct 29, 2007

    Attorney Lisa Krempasky didn't return repeated phone calls when I was researching "Mystery Woman," a 2006 story about her involvement in one of this town's largest real estate scandals in recent memor... More >>

  • Paul McKee a No-Show at Public Meeting

    published Oct 29, 2007

    I went to Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hyde Park on October 25 for Metropolitan Congregations United's fall public meeting, in hopes that Paul McKee Jr. would appear. I don't believe in Santa Clau... More >>

  • Big Boobs: Read All About 'Em!

    published Oct 29, 2007

    RFT reader Michael Mindlin e-mailed us to scold St. Louis Post-Dispatch health and fitness editor Amy Bertrand for her October 8, 2007, column "Silicone vs. saline: Looking at breast implant options."... More >>

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