On June 24, as hundreds of fans entered the Ready Room — a new 800-person-capacity music venue on Manchester Avenue in the Grove — they were greeted with a warning sign: "Tonight's show features excessive volume levels. Hearing protection available at front door." The experimental-rock g ... More >>
The highly polluted former Carter Carburetor site in north St. Louis is slated for a $30 million cleanup project that will begin next month, officials announced today. The site is a ten-acre complex of buildings covering two city blocks along North Spring Avenue, where a gasoline and diesel carbur ... 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 >>
By all accounts, Stan Musial was a deeply humble man and may have been embarrassed by the outpouring of tributes following his death this past Saturday at the age of 92. But, as a devout Catholic, he may have also understood the urge to go on pilgrimage and visit the places where he played baseball, ... More >>
A disagreement between 21st Ward Alderman Antonio French and Mayor Francis Slay's office is threatening to further delay the opening of the brand new, $20 million O'Fallon Park Recreation Center. On Friday, when the aldermen returned from their summer break, French took the opportunity to point out ... More >>
With food safety legislation still in limbo, on Wednesday everyone from focus groups to food-borne illness survivors pushed to get the law passed. CNN reports that since the bill first passed the House 13 months ago, there have been 85 recalls of FDA-approved foods. Statements on the urgency of the ... More >>
E. Desmond "Des" Lee, a lifelong Missourian and successful entrepreneur who leveraged his business success to fund arts and education, died today at St. John's Hospital. He was 92.umsl.eduE. Desmond "Des" Lee (1917-2010) with his wife, Mary Ann.According to a press release from his family, Lee ga ... More >>
Jeff Smith remains free on bond -- until he gets the letter from the U.S. Bureau of Prisons telling him where and when to report. Susan Uchitelle wanted Jeff Smith to do more community service at Confluence Academy. Vince Estrada wanted the former poli-sci instructor for Washington University to ... More >>
Remember all that squabbling a few years ago when the city handed over a piece of Forest Park to Barnes-Jewish Hospital? Part of the deal required that the city replace the 9.4 acres of green space it would lose to the hospital with new park land. Two years later, one of those spin-off parks is now ... More >>
Details are still being worked out, but local label F5 Records is set to celebrate the tenth anniversary of its first release (a twelve-inch single from Hi Fidel and DJ Crucial called "Madeira") on Saturday, February 21 at the Gramophone. Confirmed performers for the party so far include Earthworms, ... More >>
They go together
African-American ballplayers are getting rarer than a triple play.
B-Sides reads Johnny O & the Jerks' tour diary, rocks to a scroll and gets to know Shauna Kapica
How do you lure disaffected suburban teens into the bosom of the church? Try this unholy trinity: rock & roll, junk food and Foosball.
The Missouri Botanical Garden teams up with the Shaw Neighborhood, infamous for its feuds, to reach across I-44 in an effort to rescue McRee Town. All that's needed are a few miracles and about $50 million.