On Friday our sister paper in Minneapolis, the City Pages published this story chronicling the Minneapolis sightings and Twitter-ings of St. Louis' most famous St. Lunatic, Nelly. According to reports, Nelly is in the midst of finalizing a deal with Minneapolis-based General Mills cereal (the hashta ... More >>
Well duh. A study by Matthew Lapierre at the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School of Communication indicates that kids say food tastes better when a beloved cartoon character endorses it. Even when they're fed the exact same food without the character endorsement.
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Photo: Jennifer SilverbergWho will stop the Party Nazis? The police, of course.Indulge me for a hot second. A few years back I wrote a story titled "Party Nazis" that revealed a state and federal probe into several controversial tactics employed by Mardi Gras Inc. -- the non-profit agency charged wi ... More >>