The flares lit by Bosnian soccer fans at last week's international friendly game did no damage to Busch Stadium, but they set off a firestorm on social media last week as St. Louisans reacted in ways that were by turns curious, angry and downright xenophobic.
Their team may have lost, but St. Louis Bosnians went wild watching a world-class soccer friendly last night in a game largely overshadowed by America's love for Monday Night Football. Nearly all of the 30,000 fans at the game were loud-and-proud Bosnians, some even setting of flares in Busch Stadi ... More >>
International soccer star Lionel Messi will not be on Busch Stadium's pitch Monday. The best soccer player in the world will be out for eight weeks after tearing a left thigh muscle on Sunday, so he won't suit up for the international friendly between Argentina and Bosnia-Herzegovina. But for tens ... More >>
If you tailgate, they will come. There's no MLS team in St. Louis, but for the St. Louligans, a group of men and women who love soccer, getting together at soccer games around town and showing there's a strong fan base in place is one way to attract the deep-pocketed investors that have the means t ... More >>
For a city without a Major League Soccer team, St. Louis has hosted more than its share of international friendlies in the last six months. A sell-out crowd of 48,263 watched Manchester City upset English Premier League powerhouse Chelsea in May, and Real Madrid, helped by playboy Cristiano Ronald ... More >>
A few months ago, a tipster noticed a banner inside the building at Macklind and Loughbourough Avenues that used to house the Billy Goat Chip Company. "Corner Bistro," it mysteriously announced, with a phone number that was never answered. All shrouds have been lifted, however, as A Corner Bistro ... More >>
This weekend, a national nonprofit group called the Mission Continues is bringing 82 veterans from across the country to St. Louis for three days of training and volunteering -- including for the first time a ceremonial pledge to community service on the field at Busch Stadium. "We're really, reall ... More >>
Update below: Mon Rai, a 30-year-old immigrant refugee who worked at a St. Louis 7-Eleven store, was shot to death last night on the job, leaving behind an eight-year-old son and a pregnant wife. The couple was expecting their second child this week. "It is just heartbreaking," Anita Barker, vic ... More >>
Kaya's Import Wine & Spirits (4117 Union Road, south St. Louis County; 314-894-0007) closed after ten years this weekend. "Let's blame it on the economy," owner Kata Lozina tells Gut Check, with a sigh. As Gut Check learned when Katie Moulton profiled Lozina and Kaya's last May, the store filled a ... More >>
Amazon.comSt. Louis has both a thriving music community and a thriving Balkan community. So why don't we have a thriving food-themed Balkan power pop group of our own, like Las Balkanieras? This Germany-based trio of women from Bosnia, Croatia and Russia not only sing, but sing about food. ... More >>
Jennifer SilverbergEric Greitens, Navy SEAL, humanitarian and now bestselling author.Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending April 17, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books, Pudd'nhead Bo ... More >>
Anne GreenspringsJUNK: Edith Bunker's All in the Family Cookbook, ©1971 by Tandem Productions, Inc. Found at Goodwill during a "6 books for $1" special. Features chapters with titles like "Things To Start Your Meal Nice" and "Pancakes That They'll Gobble Right Up." Edith's dimwitted voice grates th ... More >>
View Larger MapAs I posted a few days ago, a new Vietnamese restaurant is opening at 3737 South Grand Boulevard, inside a former McDonald's. I'll admit that whenever I see a locally owned business taking over a chain restaurant's location, I smile. After the jump, in no particular order, five of my ... More >>
Dennis Brown and Paul Friswold suss out the local theater scene
Ian takes one for the team and counts down the ten best restaurant dishes of 2007.
The fourteenth annual St. Louis International Film Festival gets off to a great start
Tower Grove celebrates
Vintage Vincent Price trailers!
Hotel Rwanda finds hope amid the horrors of tribal genocide
Taft Street Restaurant puts fresh twists on hearty favorites
The Street Soccer Cup USA is taking it to the, um, streets
How Joe Sacco learned to stop worrying and love war
Bosnian refugees found safe haven in St. Louis in the 1990s. Many are on the move again -- this time to the suburbs.
A Bosnian family gets a chilling reminder of the hatred left at home
Week of April 10, 2002
Week of November 28, 2001
Owen Wilson goes down Behind Enemy Lines and lands in familiar terrain
Bosnians give some folks in St. Louis Hills the willies
We Will Survive documents the living history of St. Louis' Bosnian refugees
The Gulf Coast Café fills the vacant niche for seafood both on the South Grand strip and in the city of St. Louis
After surviving the Balkan wars, refugees from Bosnia-Herzegovina have been given a place to tell their story at the Missouri Historical Society. The hard part is deciding what that story is.
Home is where they have to take you in. But for the Roma refugees who've come to St. Louis, there's no such place.
They fled war-torn nations and came to St. Louis. They pursued their passion for soccer at Soldan High -- and got a coach who didn't know the game. Then the real lessons began.
(Comprising a random collection of ingredients from St. Louis food and wine)