Former vice president Al Gore is totally a vegan now. Just like Bill Clinton! Forbes and the Washington Post are both reporting that he's given up animal products. But, hey, guess what -- Gut Check totally already knew that. Back in February, Gore came to St. Louis for his book tour and got a vega ... More >>
Would you rather see Stephen Colbert or Bill Clinton speak in St. Louis? Trick question! You can see both at Washington University this month -- which the "Colbert Report" has announced is the official site of the high-profile interview. "I am thrilled and honored to be interviewing President Clin ... More >>
It is that time of year again. That special time after Mardi Gras, in the middle of Black History Month, when we drop our Valentine's Day chocolates and honor the past and present Presidents of the United States of America (for the shortest month of the year, February seems to really be collecting h ... More >>
It's been observed that the only way to really understand a poem is to hear it read aloud by its author. It's also been observed, mostly by people who have spent a lot of time listening to poetry read aloud, that poets tend to assume a "poet voice," majestic and mystical, as though they were reveali ... More >>
We really just wanted an excuse to run this picture again: ladies and gentlemen, we give you Peter Kinder and Tammy Chapman.Back in the '90s, The American Spectator famously introduced America to an Arkansas woman named Paula Jones -- and it was President Bill Clinton's attempts to fend off J ... More >>
You should have stuck to your guns, Rear Admiral Tidd!The Navy has reversed course on its momentous decision to allow same-sex civil unions to be performed by chaplains on bases. And it's thanks in part to Missouri's own U.S. representatives Todd Akin and Vicky Hartlzer, plus 61 of their colleagu ... More >>
Paul BoslandThe new jalapeno variety is medium hot with large fruit.Because the average jalapeno pepper isn't big enough to hold nearly as much cheese as we'd like, the New Mexico State University chile pepper breeding program has genetically engineered the 'NuMex Jalmundo'. It's a hybrid bet ... More >>
After hearing the rumors that former President Bill Clinton busted out the moonwalk at his daughter's wedding a couple weeks back, we started wishing that some video would surface. Why, because odds are that it was an epic fail. That got us thinking. What other moonwalk fails are lurking out there? ... More >>
The New York Times reports that the hot, dry summer is threatening this year's watermelon crop in Hope, Arkansas. Along with being the hometown of Bill Clinton and Mike Huckabee, the small town was also home to the world's largest recorded watermelon -- a 268-pound, 8-ounce beast grown in 2005. Reco ... More >>
Welcome to Girl Walks into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week Alissa Nelson profiles Pi Pizzeria bartender Chris Kelling. Alissa NelsonChris Kelling doesn't mince words when chatting about the weather. "It was depressing," declares the Bay ... More >>
www.penguingroup.comSharon Shinn is the best local author you've never heard of. A resident of Brentwood, she's published 21 novels for adults and teenagers. Her books are a mixture of science fiction, fantasy and romance and, frankly, kick ass over all those vampires. This year Riverfront T ... More >>
Wordplay explores the cult of the crossword puzzle
The Missouri History Museum gets all presidential on ya
We explore campaign theme songs, examine the death of Lollapalooza and get down verbally with Paul Oakenfold
The left, turning right, was plain wrong to attack pop culture
Week of March 12, 2003
African-American anger at the Democrats gives Jim Talent an opening
What's the point of cracking open this Nutt?
A blast from the past in the war on terrorism
It's not that he's pious. He's simply unfit to serve.
Week of December 13, 2000
Published the week of September 13-19, 2000
Ralph Nader tries to derail the corporate-sponsored presidential debates with a lawsuit. Protesters have their own plans to disrupt the Bush-Gore affair at Wash. U.
Published the week of August 16-22, 2000
Vote for Gore, vote for Bush -- what's the difference?
Basic Instinct author crawls up Bill Clinton's pants and hangs on tight
St. Louis turns out to greet John Paul II
A first-timer's guide to this year's auto show
A day in the life of TV station KSDK leaves one observer gasping for breath as the need for speed vies with sound news judgment
A visit to Chuck Norman's Christmas Party for the Handicapped turns up some of the folks who give free speech a workout on the host's radio station, WGNU-AM