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  • Blogs

    November 25, 2014

    After Promises of Advance Notice, Nighttime Release of Grand Jury Decision Stuns St. Louis

    Just 24 hours ago, everybody in St. Louis seemed to know someone getting advance notice of the grand jury's decision regarding the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. Law enforcement officers said they'd get 48 hours notice from officials. So did medical workers. Schools promised to give parents sever ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    Feds to Launch New Civil Rights Probe into Ferguson Police Department

    The U.S. Department of Justice will open another civil-rights investigation, this time into the entire operations of the Ferguson Police Department. Anonymous officials leaked details to national media outlets, first to the Washington Post, on Wednesday about the investigation, which is separate fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2014

    Lawyer, NAACP Say Newly Released Recording Captures Audio of Michael Brown Shooting [UPDATE]

    Updated 8/28/14 12:50 p.m.: A statement from the makers of the app which recorded the original video say they have authenticated the tape. Click through for the full release. A newly discovered snippet of video from an unnamed Canfield Green resident allegedly contains audio of the gunfire that kil ... More >>

  • Film

    December 5, 2013
  • Dining

    October 31, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 21, 2013

    St. Louis Named Number One Most Deadly Place to Live in America

    The most sinful city in America is also the deadliest. Making the rounds this week is yet another negative ranking that has St. Louis occupying the No. 1 spot. The Conservative Post has named St. Louis the "most deadly" place to live in America in its latest top ten list, beating out Memphis, Hous ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    Zimmerman and Trayvon: Until You've Been Racially Profiled Yourself, You Will Never Understand

    Editor: Tef Poe is an artist from St. Louis city. Through powerful imagery and complicated honesty, he has earned a reputation as one of the best rappers telling the story of St. Louis, which is about much more than one place. Poe has been featured in music publications such as XXL and Urb Magazine. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2013

    Dana Loesch Banned from Piers Morgan's Show After Twitter Quip About London Terror Attack

    A senseless murder in London had a far more mundane effect here across the pond yesterday: CNN's Piers Morgan banned Tea Party firebrand and hometown girl Dana Loesch from his show for using the occasion for a pro-NRA tweet. Two suspects hacked a British soldier to death with knives in broad dayli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    So the Board of Aldermen Will Shrink in Ten Years. Now What?

    On election day, city voters approved Prop R, which will shrink the Board of Aldermen from 28 to 14 members by 2022. But even among board members, uncertainty remains about how this will actually go down. "I opposed it," says Eleventh Ward Alderman Tom Villa. "My concept of an alderman is front line ... More >>

  • News

    October 11, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    Gut Check's Ten Snacks to Pair With Republican Convention Coverage

    The 2012 Republican National Convention, or RNC, wraps up its four-day festivities tonight at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida with a speech by GOP candidate Mitt Romney. Over the course of the convention, speeches have been made by former governors (and presidential hopefuls) Tim Pawlent ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 23, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    Rodney King and The Psychotic World We Live In

    Editor: Tef Poe is an artist from St. Louis City. Through powerful imagery and complicated honesty, he has earned a reputation as one of the best rappers telling the story of St. Louis, which is about much more than one place. Poe has been featured in music publications such as XXL and Urb Magazine. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2012

    Dana Loesch Would "Drop Trou" and Pee On Dead Taliban

    Mark AndresenClick here to see what else Loesch would do to dead Taliban​If you haven't heard by now, St. Louis Tea Party co-founder and CNN political analyst Dana Loesch landed in hot water recently when she spoke in defense of U.S. Marines videotaped urinating on the corpses of dead Taliban figh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Post Offices In St. Louis May Be on the National Chopping Block

    ​When's the last time you sent a letter...or mailed anything at all besides a rent check? It's probably been a while; you probably do most of your correspondence online.The United States Post Office is taking notice. Today, the USPS released a list of 3,653 post offices nationwide to be studied fo ... More >>

  • News

    March 24, 2011

    Wall of Shame

    CNN, USA Today and other media organizations got fooled

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    Flurry of Microbrewery Openings in St. Louis Gets Nod from CNN

    CNN just started running this short segment spotlighting our fair city's blossoming microbrewery scene, featuring a handful of the major players: Tom Schlafly (who's trying to sell his business, in case you haven't heard), Phil Wymore of Perennial Artisan Ales and Florian Kuplent and David Wolfe of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Three St. Louis Chefs and a Sommelier Are James Beard Award Semifinalists [Updated]

    ​The James Beard Foundation this morning announced the semifinalists for its annual awards (link PDF). Gerard Craft of Niche, Kevin Nashan of Sidney Street Café and Kevin Willmann of Farmhaus are among the semifinalists in the category "Best Chef: Midwest."In addition, Glenn Bardgett, the wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Comment of the Day: Jim Hoft Is Uninformed

    Today's comment comes from reader Sally Smith, responding to Chad Garrison's report on the hullabaloo surrounding local blogger Jim Hoft's dumbass remarks about CNN's Lara Logan:I don't understand why Jim Hoft thinks Lara Logan is some kind of 'liberal mindset' in the first place. She was critical ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    How to Cancel a Reservation Like a Civilized Person

    Surely we don't need to go over something as simple as having the good manners to cancel a reservation on one of the busiest restaurant nights of the year, right? Apparently, we do. .bbpBox37365228480114690 {background:url( #C0DEED;pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Scott Kleeschulte, Missing St. Charles Boy, Featured on Nancy Grace

    Scott Kleeschulte, missing since 1988​CNN's Nancy Grace made her name as a talk show host by aggressively -- some would say obsessively -- chronicling the mysterious disappearances of photogenic, upper-middle-class blondes and pregnant moms. But though we'll admit to finding Grace more than a bit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    More Than 3,000 Pounds of Ground Beef Recalled

    ​The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued yet another ground-beef recall. This time it's American Food Service, headquartered in Pico Rivera, just outside of LA. According to a CNN report, the recall involves more than 3,000 pounds of ground beef produced on January 31 and sold to restaur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    Chefs Hate Foodies. Customers Hate Servers.

    It's a harsh world. CNN asked why chefs hate foodies. Los Angeles chef Suzanne Goin said, "To me it's never negative, it's kind of done, that term - can you just calm down and eat your food and like it and not have to be a foodie? But that's me being the jaded food professional. It's better than ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Dana Loesch Radio Show Now Syndicated

    ​First it was shoes. Then it was booze. And these days? What does St. Louis have to offer the rest of the world? Try conservative talk-show hosts. Today Emmis Communications announced that Dana Loesch and her "Dana Show" will begin broadcasting next week on WIBC, Indianapolis, marking the first ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2010

    Brad Clement: High-Altitude Cameraman from St. Louis Has Documentary Tonight on PBS

    Brad Clement​Growing up in St. Louis (elevation 466 feet above sea level), Brad Clement never dreamed that he'd go on to become the cameraman for some of the most daring mountain climbs ever caught on film. But then, that was before the Webster Groves High grad (class of '89) spent a summer workin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    GOP Gone Wild! Silent Majority Gets Loud at "Tea Party" Under the Gateway Arch

    A few months ago, presidential hopeful Barack Obama drew 100,000 supporters to the Gateway Arch. On Friday morning, President Obama's opponents followed suit, drawing a few hundred critics of the federal government's economic stimulus package.At the rally, the president was referred to as a terroris ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2009

    Peanut Corp. of America Files for Bankruptcy

    In a move that surprises exactly no one, Peanut Corp. of America has filed for bankruptcy. (CNN)Peanut Corp. of America is the source of the current salmonella outbreak in peanut-butter products. Earlier this week, the state of Texas ordered a recall of everything ever shipped from the company's pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 1.12

    In today's news: the salmonella outbreak, vegetarian kids and a really old lobster.

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    FoodWire: CNN Travel Piece Highlights St. Louis Brewpubs

    A colleague passed along this "Budget Travel" item on CNN. In remarkably simplistic language, it observes that St. Louis isn't just about Anheuser-Busch. (No crap. Would it have killed them to put this in the context of the InBev buyout?) The Schlafly Tap Room and Bottleworks, Alandale Brewing Co., ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 12.8

    In today's news: A pork scare in Ireland, more on melamine, and food troubles in North Korea.

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2008

    In Wake of Normandy High's HIV Scare, Free Testing Available

    By now you've probably heard that "up to 50" students at Normandy Senior High may have been exposed to HIV. (Press release here.)

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2008

    Pitchfork: Public Enemy Performs "It Takes a Nation of Millions..."

    Twenty years ago Public Enemy released It Takes a Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back. Back then it was a powerful, controversial, in-yo-face, hard-hitting affront to the establishment. When they performed the album in its entirety last night at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, it was only a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2008

    D'oh! Farm Bill Mistake Might Require Do-Over

    An update on the story from today's Morning Brew: A clerical screw-up meant President Bush vetoed a different version of the farm bill than what Congress passed. It might require a revote on the bill. (CNN) -Ian Froeb

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 5.9

    Myanmar's government seizes food aid from the United Nations. (CNN) The costs of commodity foods may have reached a plateau, but cheap food isn't returning any time soon. (New York Times) Because Gut Check really doesn't mention Gordon Ramsay enough: Ramsay thinks chefs who use out-of-season produ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 3.10 Gut Check is still operating on standard time.... Prescription drugs in our drinking water! Prescription drugs in our drinking water! Needless panic! Needless panic! (CNN) A good look at rising global demand for food and its impact on farmers. (New York Times) Related: How ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 2.6 As you might expect, a proposed bill in Mississippi to ban the obese from restaurants has generated a fair amount of outrage. (USA Today) A plea for a reasoned, moderate debate on eating cloned animals. (New York Times) KFC without the F? What would the Colonel say? (C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 1.31 The Humane Society releases video showing mistreatment of cattle at a California slaughterhouse. A grim -- but not all that surprising -- story. (CNN) Add San Francisco to the list of cities trying to eliminate transfats from restaurants. San Francisco's program is voluntary. (San ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 1.14 Carl Karcher, who founded the Carl's Jr. fast-food chain, has died. He was 90. (Orange County Register) The Zagat family is planning to sell its empire of restaurant-, hotel- and, etc.-rating publications. (New York Times) A professor of food studies studies what emigrants from Ind ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 12/21 One more China story to round out the year? Why not? Chinese government officials urge consumers to use common sense when shopping for food. Like, don't buy the expired or botulism-bulging cans. (Reuters) Looking forward to some humpback sashimi? Screw off. Japan has "temporari ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2007

    Who Won't Be in the Cardinals' Starting Rotation in '08?

    Hold on to your questionable substance-stained hat, Redbirds fans, but Boston Red Sox reliever Julian Tavarez is on the market -- and he wantsta be a starting pitcher! CNN/AP So sayeth blogger Dan Lamothe on Red Sox Monster. Lamothe's sources are this Hartford Courant piece about trade rumors in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2007

    Who Won't Be in the Cardinals' Starting Rotation in '08?

    Hold on to your questionable substance-stained hat, Redbirds fans, but Boston Red Sox reliever Julian Tavarez is on the market -- and he wantsta be a starting pitcher! CNN/AP So sayeth blogger Dan Lamothe on Red Sox Monster. Lamothe's sources are this Hartford Courant piece about trade rumors in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2007

    Weekend E. Coli Newsbreak

    Topps Meat Co. has recalled 21.7 million pounds of possibly E. coli-infected ground beef. (CNN) As far as I can tell, Topps Meat Co. has no relation to the Topps baseball card company, thus preserving my childhood memories. -Ian Froeb

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2007

    The Real Stories from Iraq

    I wish you could've been there. Last night Andrew Carroll and Jeff Shaara took the mic at the main branch of the St. Louis Public Library downtown and told the story of how Operation Homecoming came to be. The book, in case you haven't heard of it, is subtitled Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 9/20

    A major consumer group criticizes food firms' plans to strengthen FDA oversight of food safety. (MarketWatch) Will hoof-and-mouth disease linger in Great Britain through the fall? And is the government caving to industry pressure by not mandating vaccinations? (Guardian) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 9/4

    After a long weekend, Gut Check returns for its fourth month of news, reviews and more. I'm not sure how much we'll fit into the short week, but I'm confident whatever we serve up will be tasty. Now, the news: Michael Jackson, the world's foremost authority on beer, passe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 8/28

    Our long national nightmare is over, my friends: Whole Foods has purchased rival Wild Oats for $565 million. (Washington Post) A new study finds that the obesity rate in America is, um, growing. The study's authors believe government intervention is necessary. (CNN) This is the best part of the ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2007

    More Recalls

    Schnucks has recalled its store-brand smoked turkey wings because they may not be fully cooked. (Post-Dispatch) So, uh, smoke your own turkey wings this weekend. Seriously, can we go one week without a recall? Oh, yeah: The return of dreaded hoof-and-mouth disease to Great Britain. (CNN) -Ian Fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2007

    China Syndrome

    A few weeks ago, when news broke of a Chinese street vendor selling steamed buns allegedly made partly out of cardboard, I expressed my dismay at the media's hyperbolic reporting of the story. Using this one incident as an argument in the larger debate about food safety wasn't just shoddy logic -- i ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 23, 2007

    Hendrick's Martini

    Lester's Sports Bar & Grill, 9906 Clayton Road, Ladue; 314-994-0055.

  • Dining

    August 20, 2003

    Godiva Chocolate Martini

    The Cheesecake Factory, 1062 St. Louis Galleria, 314-721-0505

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