Filing begins tomorrow for the Elected School Board of the St. Louis Public Schools, and guess who plans to be first in line? St. Louis' evergreen political candidate, Mr. William "Bill" Haas. Although he's got degrees from Yale and Harvard, Haas has yet to join his Ivy League breth ... More >>
Are you listening? The RFT goes stumping with Francis.
A cease-and-desist demand from the superintendent to one of her bosses? It's business as usual at the St. Louis Public Schools.
How many city officials send their kids to city schools?
Week of February 16, 2005
Bill Haas trumps other Blog o' the Week possibilities, a white supremacy group loses its power (literally), and we wonder if Hotel Rwanda is OK for kids; plus, everybody loves Einar!
The Year in Review: A Quiz
Week of September 29, 2004
Unreal dabbles in espionage and gets motivated with Ed McMahon; plus, breaking news from the Department of Not Quite Getting It
We try to track down Jerry Berger, investigate what Carnahan is doing on the Flipside and learn about a Cosmological Flight Machine; plus, Bill Haas dishes the dirt and Unreal gets schooled at a "Rock, Paper, Scissors" tourney
Our favorite inanimate objects celebrate birthdays, Russ Carnahan snags the Hefner endorsement, and Silver Dollar City gets political; plus, we find the real WMDs (in St. Charles!) and Bill Haas phones it in
Unreal covers it all: Funnylady Kathleen Madigan, a traveling preacher who lacks Judgment and Bob Horner's Fatkins diet; plus, a new sport for extreme St. Louisans!
Week of June 2, 2004
Unreal dials a naughty number (hey, we were duped!), cheers on a local strongman and borrows a page from the Post-Dispatch; plus, Bill Haas signs on as Unreal Advice Columnist
Week of January 28, 2004
The St. Louis school board might have to pony up for the defense in Roberti v. Haas
The year in review: A quiz (For answers, see last page)
Their mouths move when they speak, but is someone pulling the strings?
Week of December 3, 2003
Here's how the Board of Education could raise money for St. Louis schools: Charge admission to its meetings
Learn fun things about the humble mole rat, getting busted in East St. Louis and why our city wants to have the blues
Week of July 23, 2003
To save St. Louis public schools, Bill Roberti and his band of hired guns plan to blow things up. Who'll pick up the pieces when they're gone?
The city school board's most reform-minded duo has a nasty breakup
Educator charged for failing to report alleged sex abuse
The Danforth Foundation joins the long march to replace the School Board's "Gang of Four"
A walk in the moccasins of Cleveland Hammonds Jr.
New school-board members Amy Hilgemann and Rochell Moore wanted to improve public education in St. Louis but ended up suing the district. The gridlock continues, but the schools remain the same.
"Clarence Harmon" obit
New city school-board president, once a critic of the status quo, launches an investigation of two reformers
Efforts to tie attempted voter fraud to the Bosley campaign haven't stuck
The race for mayor is, once again, all about race
Candidates must speak clearly about troubled schools
The Southern Belle Supper Club puts diners at ease with its food and its décor
A chastened ex-mayor says he's sorry and asks for another chance
Why refinish the deck when the hull's leaking?
Vote for Gore, vote for Bush -- what's the difference?
Published the week of August 9-15, 2000
Last Friday was a big day for Our Town
After 32 years, Bill Clay is retiring from his congressional seat. He wants to leave it to his son, but a crowded, eccentric field of candidates is contesting the will.
A candidate for St. Louis sheriff wants things shaped up on his watch; plus, other St. Louis follies and foibles
Local honchos stop the press at a stadium-financing confab; plus, other St. Louis follies and foibles
Published the week of May 3, 2000
Getting a state bottle-and-can-deposit law on the books seems to be a job for country folks; plus, other St. Louis follies and foibles