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  • Introducing Joel Pineiro: Your 2007 Cubs MVP

    published Jul 31, 2007

    Today brings news that the St. Louis Cardinals have acquired Joel Pineiro from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for cash and a minor league player to be named later. The move is intended to shore up the... More >>

  • Introducing Joel Pineiro: Your 2007 Cubs MVP

    published Jul 31, 2007

    Today brings news that the St. Louis Cardinals have acquired Joel Pineiro from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for cash and a minor league player to be named later. The move is intended to shore up the... More >>

  • Rick Ankiel: Still a Wild Man!

    published Jul 30, 2007

    This just in from the Memphis Redbirds, the St. Louis Cardinals' minor-league affiliate: At the team's August 10 game against the Omaha Royals, the first 1,500 fans to arrive at AutoZone Park in Memph... More >>

  • Rick Ankiel: Still a Wild Man!

    published Jul 30, 2007

    This just in from the Memphis Redbirds, the St. Louis Cardinals' minor-league affiliate: At the team's August 10 game against the Omaha Royals, the first 1,500 fans to arrive at AutoZone Park in Memph... More >>

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

    published Jul 27, 2007

    Let's get funky! -Unreal... More >>

  • Tour de Horse

    published March 7, 2007

    Try as we might, your correspondents here at Night & Day Global Industries can't possibly get out to each and every event we trumpet. So you might... More >>

  • In His Life There's Been Heartache and Pain

    published Jul 24, 2007

    What do award-winning Riverfront Times writers do to unwind after hours? Unreal gets asked this question all the time. Not many of our cubiclemates share our twin passions, pumpkin carving and appliq... More >>

  • Dispatch from the Harry Potter Block Party

    published Jul 23, 2007

    The atmosphere at Left Bank Books' Harry Potter midnight release party on Friday was like the opening weekend of a Star Wars film, the finale of The Sopranos, an anime convention and the last Beatles ... More >>

  • Dirty Little Secrets Redux

    published Jul 20, 2007

    Yesterday the St. Louis Post-Dispatch broke a story of significant local import on its Web site. No, not the "news" that Cy Young Award-winning pitcher Chris Carpenter will undergo elbow surgery and ... More >>

  • The Sad Saga of Aimie Mokwa Continues

    published Jul 19, 2007

    When I saw the photo of a seemingly beaten-up Aimie Mokwa in today's Post-Dispatch I felt an involuntary twinge of sympathy for Joe Mokwa. Warren County Sheriff's Dept.Aimie Mokwa's booking photoIt w... More >>

  • Homesick?

    published Jul 18, 2007

    Randy Roberts, who takes over on Monday as music editor at LA Weekly, sent us this link to a NASA site: Planets over Pony Express Lake / Dan Bush (Missouri Skies) "Explanation: Beautiful sunset sky ... More >>

  • Walking and Talking

    published Jul 18, 2007

    Some of you may remember the local hip-hop outfit Northside. For a time in 1995 the group's album Da Outsidas outpaced local CD sales from such homespun talents as Uncle Tupelo, Gravity Kills and Geye... More >>

  • A Randall Roberts Sighting

    published Jul 18, 2007

    [revised 1:30 p.m. CDT]: (From LAObserved.com) BTW, the conspiracy-theory stuff's bull. -Unreal... More >>

  • Wheelchair Rugby Players Go All The Way

    published Jul 16, 2007

    Katrine MayhewRepresenting: Local murderballers Clayton Braun (at right, with the ball) and Kerri Morgan (far right) Back in January, I wrote "Ready to Rumble," a feel-good tale about the smash-happy ... More >>

  • Wheelchair Rugby Players Go All The Way

    published Jul 16, 2007

    Katrine MayhewRepresenting: Local murderballers Clayton Braun (at right, with the ball) and Kerri Morgan (far right) Back in January, I wrote "Ready to Rumble," a feel-good tale about the smash-happy ... More >>

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

    published Jul 13, 2007

    Dumbledore's not really dead! Snape's a good guy! Who knew! -Unreal... More >>

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

    published Jul 13, 2007

    Dumbledore's not really dead! Snape's a good guy! Who knew! -Unreal... More >>

  • Unreal. Must. Have.

    published Jul 13, 2007

    oourgod! unreal loves thomas kinkade! unreal loves mizzou! unreal must! have! this! painting!... More >>

  • Real Estate (or) Bust

    published Jul 13, 2007

    photo: Becca Young Gary Detmer in front of one of seven dilapitated properties he purchased with the help of Doug Hartmann and Lisa Krempasky. Detmer has sued Krempasky alleging forgery.After an inves... More >>

  • Gimme Back My Mask!

    published Jul 12, 2007

    During a discussion of the recently identified mummy of queen Hatshepsut on the July 9 edition of the Charlie Rose Show, Zahi Hawass, secretary general of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, again... More >>

  • To Pork or Not to Pork?

    published Jul 12, 2007

    www.ukagriculture.comMy post yesterday, which linked to a study by porkbusters.org that put Senator Claire McCaskill in a tie for the third-worst when it comes to voting for pork-barrel reform, create... More >>

  • Missouri Senators Bring Home the Bacon

    published Jul 11, 2007

    Porkbusters.org, a blog that covers transparency in government spending, recently released the Earmark Reform Index, which ranks U.S. senators on their propensity to support wasteful government spendi... More >>

  • Sweet Old Lu

    published July 11, 2007

    It's good to be Lucinda Williams right about now. There's her tour, which is going great. Make that better than great: Her new rhythm... More >>

  • Turn Your Crank

    published Jul 10, 2007

    Bikes with no gears (and sometimes no brakes) are all the rage among college students and post-college hipsters. If you've seen them, you might have thought at first that someone ripped all the cablin... More >>

  • Turn Your Crank

    published Jul 10, 2007

    Bikes with no gears (and sometimes no brakes) are all the rage among college students and post-college hipsters. If you've seen them, you might have thought at first that someone ripped all the cablin... More >>

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