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    July 29, 2014

    Oscar Mayer Wants to Buy the World's Largest Catsup Bottle [UPDATED]

    In what is probably the greatest giant catsup bottle news ever, Oscar Mayer announced today that it's looking into buying the world's largest catsup bottle in Collinsville, Illinois. The bottle recently went up for sale along with the warehouse property it stands on. The asking price is $500,000, wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2014

    "Blooms" by Chris Mills and the Distant Stars: Listen to the New Track

    In this week's print edition, Senior Writer Roy Kasten tackles the musical career of Collinsville, Illinois native Chris Mills and his latest album Alexandria. Mills, now based in Brooklyn, New York, will be appearing at Off Broadway on Thursday, January 23. In this outtake from the interview, Mill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2013

    Evil Clown Drummer Gets 19 Years in Child Porn Case

    Martin L. "Vlad" Evanick, drummer of the now-defunct St. Louis metal band Core of Your Nightmares, was sentenced to nineteen years in federal prison Monday for child pornography charges. Evanick, 31, pleaded guilty to the charge in July. He was arrested in October 2012, after the mother of the victi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2013

    Core of Your Nightmares Drummer Pleads Guilty to Child Porn Charges

    Add "guilty of producing child pornography" to Martin L. "Vlad" Evans' resume. That is, right under "Evil Death Metal Clown." See Also: - Core of Your Nightmares Drummer Charged with Producing Child Pornography

  • Calendar

    July 4, 2013
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    May 24, 2013

    Eleven Can't-Miss Food Events In and Near St. Louis This Summer

    Humans, allegedly, are supposed to eat to live, not live to eat, but where's the fun or danger in that? Especially in St. Louis, where each new season brings new crops of tempting food trends, festivals and seasonal favorites. Spring starts the fire with the reopening of farmers' markets. Food fests ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    Core of Your Nightmares Drummer Charged with Producing Child Pornography

    The drummer for St. Louis-area death metal band the Core of Your Nightmares is being held with no bond on child pornography charges -- he allegedly filmed himself "engaged in sex acts" with a child and shared it on the internet. Investigators think he is a flight risk and a danger to the community. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    Man Indicted for Child Porn Production in Collinsville Has Gross Nickname

    Martin Evanick, a 31-year-old from Collinsville, Illinois was arraigned last week on charges of child porn production. Specifically, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois alleges that last April, Evanick took photographs of himself engaged in sexual activity with a minor, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: June 1-3

    Friday (June 1): Friday Night Patio Dinner @ Bevo Mill Warm up to summer weather with seasonal entrees prepared weekly using Soulard Farmers' Market goods by owner and executive chef Milan Manjencich every Friday night from now through the fall. Expect plenty of German dishes such as beef schnitzel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    Mayor Alvin Parks Rethinks ESL's Late-Night Liquor Sales in Wake of Shootings

    ​East St. Louis native and Illinois Senator Dick Durbin last month urged Mayor Alvin Parks to end the city's late-night liquor sales in the hopes that it would cut down on violent crime. As he had done in the past, Parks rejected the notion. But after two separate shootings long after midnight thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    William Lacy Clay Shares "Most Liberal" Ranking

    The public policy magazine National Journal released its annual rankings reflecting the most liberal- and conservative-voting politicians last Friday, and two Missouri lawmakers earned slots that make for interesting discussion. Rep. William Lacy Clay, who represents parts of St. Louis and north S ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 19, 2012
  • Music

    June 23, 2011

    Chris Mills

    9 p.m. Thursday, June 23. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    Ass Clown of the Week: Candy Vendors, Bounty Hunters, Crazy Lovers, Bungled Burglars

    ​Something tells me this week's Ass Clown is going to be a landslide, but we'll let you the reader determine that. You know the rules: vote for the local yokel whose words or deeds you found to be the most humiliating and/or shameful.And the nominees... 1. Anthony McGowan: The Collinsville man arr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2010

    Where Your Milk Comes From: The Website!

    image creditWhere's your milk from?​ Do you think all of your cheeses come from the same farm? Think again. Your refrigerator might be a veritable United States of Dairy. Until recently you had to trust that the address on the label of that sour cream corresponded to a facility near the point ... More >>

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    March 18, 2010

    Fairmount Park Fiasco May Get Entire Illinois Racing Board Fired

    Image viaThe Illinois Racing Board is the stick figure​The Illinois House of Representatives voted yesterday to fire every member of the Illinois Racing Board for the agency's handling of a labor dispute earlier this year at Fairmount Park.The bill, HB 5064, passed 89-24 and is sponsored by Rep. J ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2009

    Collinsville In Search of This Year's Princess Tomato and Sir Catsup just in from our friends in Collinsville, Illinois, a.k.a. home of the World's Largest Catsup Bottle Festival. Organizers are rounding up applicants for this year's Princess Tomato and Sir Catsup competition.Think you got what it takes? Read the regulations in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    Mule Kick or Donkey Punch?

    Ring of Honor Wrestling brings its rough and raw brand of wrestling to the Gateway Center in Collinsville, Illinois tonight. You can argue whether the fights are real or faked to your heart's content -- it don't make no nevermind to me. Wrestling is about escapist entertainment, nothing more. Oh, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2009

    Go! St. Louis Weekend Calendar, January 2-4, 2008

    Not totally satisfied with your weekend itinerary? Never fear, Go! is here! This regular feature delivers the can't-miss activities to complete your fun-seeking agenda. Looking for live music? Here's your St. Louis weekend concert calendar.FridayFeel good on Friday, the first night of the first week ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 9, 2008

    Team Tomato

    Seeing red in Collinsville

  • Calendar

    June 11, 2008
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    January 4, 2008
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    November 21, 2007
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    November 2, 2007

    Go! 11/2-11/4

    Not totally satisfied with your weekend itinerary? Never fear, Go! is here! This regular feature highlights everything from rock shows to art openings, from delicious dishes to hidden-gem hangouts. Friday, 11/2 Come as You Are: Be the first in town to see Kurt Cobain About a Son, a film abo ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 31, 2007
  • Music

    September 5, 2007

    Duck and Cover

    Some of the city's best-known bands go incognito at Off Broadway.

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2007

    Summer Sunday Tomato Madness

    Frankly, this couldn't wait until tomorrow morning. You need to leave now and find some freshly picked tomatoes to accompany your dinner tonight -- or just for snacking while you watch Cal Ripken's Hall of Fame induction this afternoon. (What do you mean you're not watching Cal Ripken's Hall of Fam ... More >>

  • Music

    August 31, 2005

    Chris Mills and the New Miserable Bastards

    Friday, September 2; Frederick's Music Lounge (4454 Chippewa Street)

  • News

    May 25, 2005

    Sea Changes

    The Post goes pirate, our talking billboards return in a big, nerdy way, and a local blogger condemns snobby metrosexuals. Plus, Unreal asks the question on everyone's mind: "Is white trash deserving of nannies?"

  • Music

    March 23, 2005

    Average White Band

    Friday, March 25; the Ambassador, 114 Northland Shopping Center, Jennings

  • Calendar

    March 2, 2005

    Love Vigilantes

    The Robber Bridegroom steals into town

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 29, 2004

    Best 'Ville


  • News

    September 15, 2004

    Shipping Blues

    Fairmount Park's owner can't squander his prize filly's talent on home turf

  • Music

    August 11, 2004

    Red Pony Clock

    Saturday, August 14; Radio Cherokee

  • Calendar

    July 7, 2004

    Emperor Tomato Catsup

    The spicy monarch

  • Calendar

    December 31, 2003

    Fishing With Dynamite

    Hookers trade tricks

  • Calendar

    November 26, 2003

    Literary Heroes

    And the syntactical strike force

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 24, 2003

    Best Thoroughbred Trainers

    Ralph and Raul Martinez

  • Calendar

    September 17, 2003

    Take Me With You, Batgirl!

    Geek-out at Royalfest

  • Calendar

    September 10, 2003

    Party With Arthur!

    (The aardvark, not the drunk)

  • Calendar

    July 30, 2003

    Have a Nice Novel

    One giant leap for Mankind

  • News

    June 4, 2003

    One-Track Mind

    On top of old Fairmount: Collinsville's humble racecourse is home to one of the nation's winningest Thoroughbred owners

  • Music

    October 9, 2002

    Maserati with the Paper Lions and Southern Rise

    Thursday, October 10; Lemmon's Basement Bar

  • Calendar

    September 25, 2002

    Death on Wheels

    Xanadu was a career-ender for nearly everyone who starred in it -- which is why it makes great live theater

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 26, 2001

    Best Bakery

    Kruta Collinsville Bakery

  • Music

    July 11, 2001

    Ring, Cicada with We Ragazzi

    Friday, July 13; Rocket Bar

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 27, 2000

    Best White Castle Decor

    Collinsville, Ill.

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 27, 2000

    Best Ice Creamery

    Bobby's Frozen Custard

  • Calendar

    July 12, 2000

    Where Does He Get Those Wonderful Toys?

    Just because you've grown up doesn't mean you have to get rid of your Hot Wheels

  • News

    April 7, 1999
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