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Afghanistan

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2014

    Human Terrain: Mustard Seed's Probing Work on Iraq Conflict Leaves Lots to Think On

    With combat troops lingering in Afghanistan through the end of 2016 and renewed U.S. airstrikes in Iraq, it may be decades before we can fully explore the cultural toll taken by our bloody adventures in the Middle East. Americans may be tired of war, but that hasn't stopped a slew of early playwrig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    Are Mexican Drug Cartels "Marketing" Heroin to Pain-Killer Addicts in St. Louis?

    A Washington Post article this week reported on the rise of heroin coming into the United States and mentions Mexican drug traffickers' "shrewd marketing strategy": targeting areas where prescription-drug abuse is high, including St. Louis. According to the story, drug cartels aren't making as much ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2014

    America Totally Loses It Over Budweiser's Adorable Super Bowl Commercial

    Super Bowl XLVIII hasn't even started, but the Internet is ready to declare a winner in the contest for best commercial. Budweiser premiered the commercial "Puppy Love" on NBC's Today show Wednesday ahead of Sunday's big game, earning millions of YouTube clicks in a matter of hours with the touchin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2014

    Man Scams Market Pub House by Impersonating a Solider

    Scams aren't unusual in the restaurant business. There's always somebody who will try to get something for free. Last year we reported on the so-called "Scamwich Artist," a local man who duped several sandwich shops into giving him free food. Now, there's apparently a man posing as an army lieutenan ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 5, 2013
  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    Missouri Soldier Accused of Stabbing Another Soldier in the Buttocks as Part of Practical Joke

    A Missouri soldier was stabbed in the buttocks as part of a practical joke -- which he apparently didn't find so funny. Clinton police say that officers were dispatched to the National Guard Armory in Artesian Park yesterday morning, and when they got there, they found a soldier who had been stabb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    The Six Most Tasteless References To 9/11 In Song

    It has been eleven years since the attacks on the World Trade Center, and while the feelings brought up by the events are still complicated, we can view its aftermath with some clarity. With over a decade of hindsight, many of the songs written after the attacks display less than healthy attitudes t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    Pulitzer Prizes Announced

    The Pulitzer Prize committee has just announced its awards for 2012. No Missouri publication received an award or finalist citation. In the Local Reporting category, 24-year-old Sara Ganim of The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, became one of the youngest prizewinners in history for her w ... More >>

  • Music

    March 15, 2012

    Hayes Carll

    8 p.m. Sunday, March 18. The Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Boulevard.

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    A Veteran's Day Look at Military Chow

    Wikimedia CommonsA Thanksgiving dinner with U.S. troops in Afghanistan.​Talk to any veteran, and there's a good chance you'll hear about military food, from mess halls to MREs, food drops and sharing with the needy, and of course the local eats from the far-flung places where they've served. E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Wounded Marines to Gather on Field Before Tonight's First Pitch

    ​Last night's Cards game was a lesson in humility. Perhaps the bullpen can take notes on how to make a comeback during tonight's pregame ceremony, which honors a few local Marines who've battled back from war injuries that led to amputation and paralysis. The ceremony is part of the Marine Wee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Helicopter Drones: U.S. Military's Newest Toy

    ​You know about the drone airplanes used in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but did you know that the U.S. military also has drone helicopters? The Navy currently has several Fire Scout helicopters aboard its warships overseas and plans to soon add a total of 168 of the remote-controlled aircraf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Laid-Off Firefighters Want to Pump Your Stomach with Booze

    This man can douse your burning liver. ​First they were employed. Then they were told they'd be laid off. Then they learned their jobs would be saved ... but only after they lost them. Now they're unemployed. But not for long. Confused yet? So are we. This calls for a drink! This afternoon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Ten Things To Do in St. Louis This Weekend: January 7-9

    It's cold. But there are plenty of reasons to leave your warm house this weekend. Seriously. Some ideas are here; other ideas are below. Friday:Egan O'Keefe​Designer Drugs @ 2720 Cherokee Kick the year off right with these NYC DJs, who have entertained at London Calling in the past. With Cor( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    The Amazing Story of the Quadruple Amputee Marine From Arnold, Missouri

    Image via WashingtonPost.comTodd A. Nicely was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal​Today is Veteran's Day and, whether you're relaxing at home at the couch or grumbling about being at work, it's easy to lose sight of how much this holiday can mean to people who have either served i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    Weston, MO Townsfolk Block Phelps Hate-Fest

    Weston isn't having this trash in their town​Anti-gay hate mongers from Fred Phelps' Westboro Baptist Church were repulsed from a funeral by about half the small town of Weston in Platte County on Saturday.The people in the town got wind of the Westboro hate group's plan to protest the funeral of ... More >>

  • Film

    September 1, 2010
  • Film

    August 4, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    Veterans for Peace Praises WikiLeaks; St. Louis Group Wants Medal for Informant

    ​Updated 4:00 p.m. with comments from Veterans for Peace president.By now you've certainly heard how the website WikiLeaks this week released some 91,000 classified and/or sensitive military reports detailing the failures of the war in Afghanistan.In Washington, the release of the documents is dra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    St. Louisan Eric Greitens Gets Matthew McConaughey Treatement at All-Star Game

    ​If you caught the opening of last night's All-Star Game, then you learned about St. Louisan Eric Greitens and his Mission Continues, a non-profit that empowers and aids wounded veterans returning from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.Greitens was a winner of this year's People Magazine All-Stars Amo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Felonies or Military Service? Four of Five Teenage Vandals in Nixa Choose Felonies

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jdn/ / CC BY-SA 2.0A young American soldier​Which would YOU choose: two Class D felonies on your record, or three years active duty in the armed forces? That was the choice given to five young dudes in Nixa recently. And according to a story in the News-Leader, all bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    GOP State Auditor Candidate's Hidden Musical Message to Dandy Warhols: "I Like You! I Like You!" [Update]

    Update April 23: Fired Up! Missouri says they have obtained documents that show that Tom Schweich did, in fact, approach the Dandy Warhols to request permission to use "a few themes" from "Bohemian Like You." A letter from Schweich's attorney to the Warhols claims that Schweich is "a big fan" and wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    Morning Brew: 4.7

    The annual southern food issue of Oxford American magazine is out, and it features a piece on a Charleston, South Carolina chef's quest for heirloom sesame seeds. Sean Brock pursued the seed breed, last used a century ago, in his quest to re-create antebellum-era dishes. "It goes in layers," he sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    Welcome Home, Devil Dogs! St. Louis Grunts Are the Last Marines to Leave Iraq

    ​Good news from the 3rd battalion, 24th Marine Corps regiment based in Bridgeton: The 1,500-man ensemble is shipping out of Iraq, and, as Lt. Col. Shane Tomko puts it, "They're all in one piece."The U.S. Army will keep some troops in Iraq until 2011, but the 3/24 was the last Marine unit to deploy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    Obama's Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech (Graphic)

    President Barack Obama was briefly in Oslo, Norway today to accept his Nobel Peace Prize. He gave a speech (transcript here). Below is an infographic that gives prominence to the words he used the most during his remarks.​After the jump is the same graphic, only comprised of the president's Decemb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    If An Election Is Held In the County and Nobody Votes Does it Make A Sound?

    geeks4ever.me/post/108421980/ifatreefalls​Or, a better question: do the results count?There are some important issues at stake in the off-year election coming up on November 3: Proposition N, the smoking ban initiative on which the fate of the city's recently passed ban hinges, and E-911, a sales ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Missouri Rep. Ike Skelton's Lonely Cry to Get General McChrystal to Testify

    Photo Via U.S. Army troops in 2006 in Kunar province, Afghanistan.​ General Stanley A. McChrystal​Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan recently opined how strange it is that General Stanley McChrystal, our top commander in Afghanistan, has not been asked to testify before ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    Good News For Your Next Vacation to Afghanistan

    www.funnyphotos.net.auPlanning a little weekend getaway to lovely Afghanistan? Bird watching in the FARC-controlled jungles of Colombia? Visiting a quaint little health spa in Mogadishu? You're in luck.Thanks to a bill signed into law today by governor Jay Nixon, Missouri life insurance providers ca ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 25, 2009

    St. Louis Stage Capsules

    Dennis Brown and Paul Friswold suss out the local theater scene

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    Festus Soldier Helps Afghanistan Grow Stuff

    Sgt. Jen Dipley, of Festus and of the Missouri Army National Guard, shipped out to Jalalabad, Afghanistan, five weeks ago, not to hunt for terrorists or WMD but to help the Afghans develop their own sustainable agriculture system.That means stuff they can eat, not stuff we can smoke.

  • News

    August 29, 2007

    Overkill

    Some readers say Cloy Richards is the exception, not the rule.

  • Calendar

    February 22, 2006
  • Culture

    December 7, 2005

    Current Shows

    Ivy Cooper encapsulates the St. Louis art scene

  • Culture

    November 23, 2005

    Current Shows

    Ivy Cooper encapsulates the St. Louis art scene

  • Music

    November 23, 2005

    Pomeroy

    Friday, November 25; Mississippi Nights (914 North First Street

  • Calendar

    October 26, 2005

    This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    Week of October 26, 2005

  • Dining

    October 19, 2005

    Afghan Revel

    Sameem is a dream fulfilled -- for the owner and for us

  • Film

    June 15, 2005

    Film Openings

    Week of June 15, 2005

  • Calendar

    February 16, 2005

    Head East

    Experience ancient beauty in the Saint Louis Art Museum's Asian Galleries

  • Film

    February 9, 2005
  • Calendar

    January 21, 2004

    This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    Week of January 21, 2004

  • News

    March 27, 2002

    Hide-and-Seek

    Week of March 27, 2002

  • Film

    March 6, 2002

    Arabian Nightmare

    A road through hell, paved with good intentions, points the way to Kandahar

  • Calendar

    January 16, 2002

    MacroFun

    Afghan arts and culture get a day in the spotlight at local importer MacroSun

  • Culture

    January 2, 2002

    Rescue 9/11

    This year, a handful of shows provided the healing power of laughter

  • News

    October 10, 2001

    Is It Safe Yet?

    For Muslims in St. Louis, politics gets personal as fear dominates their lives

  • News

    October 10, 2001

    Patriot Games

    With a distant war, a vague enemy and no access, local media are left waving the flag

  • News

    September 13, 2000

    Letters

    Published the week of September 13-19, 2000

  • News

    August 9, 2000

    The Official Story

    U.S. policy boosted the Taliban into power, and reluctance to anger Afghan ally Pakistan helps keep them there

  • News

    August 9, 2000

    The Torture Place

    He was a godless communist journalist in Afghanistan -- so they took his eye, cut his ear and splashed acid all over his body. Now he is safe in St. Louis. But still burning.

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