St. Louis resident George Gansner was able to snag a ticket to the highly anticipated Manchester City v. Chelsea F.C. soccer match tonight at Busch Stadium -- but he won't be needing it. That's because he'll be on the now transformed field refereeing the game. "To get to do a game in my backyard i ... More >>
Tom Kavanaugh realizes his documentary on sweatshops in the clothing industry won't be an easy one to make. For starters, the companies he plans to profile -- Walmart and Nike, to name a few -- aren't likely to cooperate. Then there are the language barriers and other logistical challenges of shooti ... More >>
A few weeks ago, a couple in North Kansas City saw this creature come to their hummingbird feeder. Here's how unusual that is:
The Kansas City Royals not only lost their weekend series against the Pirates, they gave up a little dignity as well. During his interview with Fox at the bottom of the fourth inning on Saturday, pitcher Bruce Chen was being mocked in the background by his fellow teammates. It was mostly harmless h ... More >>
Chris MuetherSince 1996, The Conformists has been making music that has confounded the brain and put terror into the heart. Full of kinetic odd-timing, a calculated exercise in repetition, and disjointed melody, its music remains challenging and fresh. Sure to make any fan of U.S. Maple or Sh ... More >>
iliza.comIliza Shlesinger coming to the Funnybone this weekend!Iliza Shlesinger's hotness is (1) undeniable, and (2) irrelevant, because her comic chops are real: In 2008, at the tender age of 24, she won NBC's Last Comic Standing, and hasn't looked back since. She'll be at the Funnyb ... More >>
Question: What do Madrid, L.A., St. Louis, Taboga Island, Panama and Chicago have in common? Answer: They all were featured destinations on the front page of the travel section of yesterday's New York Times. And what's the No. 1 draw St. Louis offers for those affluent, urbane, Sunday Times ... More >>
Image viaHistorical Curiosity Update: (Monday, May 2, 3:30 p.m.) This article was slated to be on the front page of today's New York Times until the death of Osama Bin Laden caused someone to -- literally! -- shout, "Stop the presses!"(h/t: Gizmodo)---And here I thought the problem with tilapia i ... More >>
James HoffmannDream big: A participant in a past World Barista Championship. The South Central Regionals take place in St. Louis this weekend, April 1-3.What's that buzz? It's the sound of baristas and coffee aficionados descending on the Chase Park Plaza today, April 1, through Sunday for th ... More >>
Kate StewartBananas at the Hampton Village Schnucks on Jan. 31. Sunday night, Facebook and Twitter lit up with a panic. Not just from the news of the impending storm doom, but because of a lack of bananas. Readers reported that Schnucks stores in Richmond Center only had organic bananas in ... More >>
8:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 25. The Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
A WikiLeaks cable indicates that the U.S. was advised to start a trade war with European Union members who banned genetically modified grains. The Guardian reports that in 2007, France attempted to ban a form of Monsanto's GM corn, leading to ambassador Craig Stapleton asking the U.S. to penalize co ... More >>
Despite being blocked by an unrelated amendment on Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed the Child Nutrition Bill yesterday. The AP gives the details of the final bill, and explains that the added amendment, pertaining to background checks for child care workers, was passed in a separate bi ... More >>
Image viaDo you need the perfect holiday gift for the Wilco fan on your list? Have you already given them the Wilco scarf, Wilco insulated lunch tote, Wilco album transport case and Wilco dog sweater? This year, given him the gift that'll keep him alert so he can listen to Wilco into the we ... More >>
Friends recall Cher Hughes as a loving, free-spirit. Remember the story of Cher (Cheryl) Hughes -- the St. Louis woman whose body was found lying in a shallow grave in Panama earlier this year? Hughes had moved to Bocas del Toro, a small island off the coast of Panama, a decade ago with her boyfr ... More >>
Stephen BarberEntre:Underground chef John Perkins (left) and chef Efrain Cuevas of the Clandestino Chicago Supper ClubWhat did you do on your summer vacation? Whatever it was, it probably wasn't as cool as what Eliza Flanagan and Stephen Barber did. The couple left their home in London, whe ... More >>
amw.comWilliam Holbert, or is it William Cortez?The suspect arrested for killing St. Louis native Cheryl Lynn Hughes in Nicaragua told authorities in Central America that his name is actually William Dathan Holbert -- a U.S. citizen featured on the show America's Most Wanted for fraud, car theft ... More >>
To survive the ordeal of escaping Guatemala, Julia needed a big Heart. But not this big.
photos by Keegan HamiltonThere were no Italy fans at FritangaIn his guide to the 2010 World Cup, author Steven Sark theorizes that every Italian team is "a cross between Machiavelli and Michelangelo" because they play the game with incredible skill but are also willing do whatever it takes to win ... More >>
It's spring, so it's time for the annual giant produce e.coli scare. Reuters reports that Freshway Foods has recalled romaine lettuce in 24 states, including Missouri and Illinois. The suspected lettuce was sold primarily for wholesale and food service in grocery stores, such as salad bars and del ... More >>
Gary Kaplan's brother and sister have each been sentenced to house arrest for helping to make the now-defunct BETonSPORTS a billion-dollar offshore sports book.U.S. District Judge Carol Jackson yesterday ordered Neil Kaplan and Lori Kaplan-Multz each to spend ten months on house arrest. Both Kapl ... More >>
It's been a while since I've taken a vacation and even longer since I've flown. So when a good deal on a Labor Day weekend in Orlando, Florida, popped up, I jumped at the chance to go. As I filed down the ramp with the rest of my fellow passengers, I was surprised to see an ad on the wall for LIFT, ... More >>
Bruno's American Grill
2652 Hampton Avenue
Ian takes one for the team and counts down the ten best restaurant dishes of 2007.
Ian gets the hots for Nicaraguan at Fritanga.
8282 Forsyth Boulevard
The tragic death of one of America's most important investigative journalists
Los Catrachos is a happy, happy mess
Week of April 23, 2003
The many colors and kinds of immigration are addressed in SIU-Edwardsville's grouping of nine one-act plays
High Crimes, a military thriller, sets a new low for Ashley Judd
Proxima Estacion: Esperanza (Virgin)
A trip to the South Side is a quick way to go south of the border
Father James Carney left St. Louis to work with the poor in Honduras, putting him at odds with both church and state. Fifteen years after his mysterious death, a new CIA report raises more questions than answers.
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