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  • Battle of the Beats Update: Another Shooting

    published Sep 10, 2007

    For the third weekend in a row, there has been a shooting at a St. Louis-area hip-hop nightclub. The Belleville News-Democrat reports that a nineteen-year-old male was shot to death early this morning... More >>

  • New St. Louis Public Safety Director: Race Matters

    published Sep 10, 2007

    Sam Simon, a headline grabber of late, is out as Director of Public Safety for the city of St. Louis, and mayoral aide Charles Bryson is taking his place, effective today. www.stlcityblue.com Meet... More >>

  • Daily Web Crawl

    published Sep 10, 2007

    Your daily guide to what they're whispering about in the next cubicle. Did you have this much fun over the weekend? Hope so! HERE Ian Froeb shares the latest foodie news. Annie Zaleski spent her... More >>

  • Rick Ankiel: Bambino or Bonds?

    published Sep 07, 2007

    In the Busch Stadium press box yesterday, the Cardinals' game-day notes contained an interesting factoid. Since Babe Ruth transitioned from the pitcher's mound to the outfield in 1918, just two other ... More >>

  • Rick Ankiel: Bambino or Bonds?

    published Sep 07, 2007

    In the Busch Stadium press box yesterday, the Cardinals' game-day notes contained an interesting factoid. Since Babe Ruth transitioned from the pitcher's mound to the outfield in 1918, just two other ... More >>

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

    published Sep 06, 2007

    Got him! -Unreal... More >>

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

    published Sep 06, 2007

    Got him! -Unreal... More >>

  • The Tax Man Calleth

    published Sep 06, 2007

    The City of St. Louis and scores of other municipalities across the state are slated to get a whole lot richer in coming months thanks to lawsuits filed against a half-dozen cell-phone carriers. As re... More >>

  • Our Horse, of Course

    published Sep 01, 2007

    An inveterate reader of the small print, Unreal took note yesterday morning that St. Louis Post-Dispatch Thoroughbred handicapper John Scully was touting River Front Times to take Friday night's seven... More >>

  • Our Horse, of Course

    published Sep 01, 2007

    An inveterate reader of the small print, Unreal took note yesterday morning that St. Louis Post-Dispatch Thoroughbred handicapper John Scully was touting River Front Times to take Friday night's seven... More >>

  • Forum on Paul McKee's North-Side Doings Devolves into Name-Calling

    published Aug 31, 2007

    There were no hoops when local pols gathered at Vashon High School, just trash talk. Thursday night's forum on developer Paul McKee Jr.'s north-side properties was a time for declarations. Fifth War... More >>

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

    published Aug 29, 2007

    Celebrate good times! C'mon, it's a celebration! -Unreal... More >>

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

    published Aug 29, 2007

    Celebrate good times! C'mon, it's a celebration! -Unreal... More >>

  • FDA and FTC Tell Monsanto to Quit Bellyaching (Part 2)

    published Aug 29, 2007

    Here's the headline I put on the blog entry I just posted about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's and Federal Trade Commission's responses to complaints from Monsanto that U.S. milk producers a... More >>

  • FDA and FTC Tell Monsanto to Quit Bellyaching (Part 1)

    published Aug 29, 2007

    How do you say "shove it" in Bureaucratese? philg@mit.edu Two letters to Creve Coeur-based Monsanto -- one from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the other from the Federal Trade Commission, o... More >>

  • Won More Time!

    published Aug 27, 2007

    The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) announced the recipients of its 2007 Salute to Excellence Awards at its convention earlier this month in Las Vegas. Competing against other newspap... More >>

  • Cape Girardeau Artist Took Michael Vick to the Dogs

    published Aug 24, 2007

    Doggone it! Unreal was just assembling a feast of our Michael Vick trading-card collection for the feisty pug that hangs out downstairs. Turns out a Cape Girardeau woman has already cornered that mark... More >>

  • Cold Comfort, Part 2

    published Aug 21, 2007

    The Saint Louis Zoo called back, in the person of spokeswoman Janet Powell, who tells us she might comment at a later date about today's announcement by the United States Department of Agriculture tha... More >>

  • Cold Comfort

    published Aug 21, 2007

    Who hasn't visited the Saint Louis Zoo on a hot summer afternoon and felt a little sorry for the polar bears? Make that polar bear. Hope's the only one left. Churchill and Penny died in 2005. www.m... More >>

  • Valley Park: Still In Limbo

    published Aug 21, 2007

    Heard today that the immigration brouhaha in Valley Park continues. This, despite the fact that the St. Louis County Circuit Court in March voided the city's original ordinances punishing employers... More >>

  • Homes of the St. Louis Stars

    published Aug 20, 2007

    Of this we can be reasonably sure: Robin Leach will never arrive in St. Louis to shoot an episode of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. Leach's famous tagline, "Champagne wishes and caviar dreams," do... More >>

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

    published Aug 20, 2007

    -Unreal... More >>

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

    published Aug 20, 2007

    -Unreal... More >>

  • Morris, Shmorris -- Giants Win While Cards Go After the Wrong Guy!

    published Aug 01, 2007

    A curious bit of sports reporting appeared in this morning's Post-Dispatch regarding the St. Louis Cardinals' "frustrated" (and in the end failed) pursuit to return Matt Morris to the fold. Joe Straus... More >>

  • Morris, Shmorris -- Giants Win While Cards Go After the Wrong Guy!

    published Aug 01, 2007

    A curious bit of sports reporting appeared in this morning's Post-Dispatch regarding the St. Louis Cardinals' "frustrated" (and in the end failed) pursuit to return Matt Morris to the fold. Joe Straus... More >>

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