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  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    County Police Chief Tim Fitch Says Operatives Are Targeting Him, Pens "P.S. to Bill McClellan"

    As a kid, St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch's dad warned him that folks might poke fun at his last name. So he is thus not too bothered by Post-Dispatch columnist Bill McClellan's latest piece, which is structured as a memo to St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley with "Subject: Life's a F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2013

    Niche offers Pastaria R&D, a Trip Through Italian Cuisine on Monday Evenings

    Niche (7734 Forsyth Boulevard; 314-773-7755) needs no introduction. It's only the best restaurant in St. Louis. Starting July 1, chefs Gerard Craft and Adam Altnether will offer a 5-course menu of Italian antipasti and pasta dishes every Monday evening. This Summer event, dubbed Pastaria R&D, refle ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 16, 2013
  • Calendar

    February 14, 2013
  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    LouFest Joins with Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits Producer: What Will it Mean?

    The confetti has barely settled on LouFest year three: Despite some uncooperative weather, this year's incarnation, featuring headliners Girl Talk and the Flaming Lips, was its biggest yet, with some 12,000 in attendance. And today, the festivals organizers have an announcement that will dramaticall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    Lawsuit Settled Alleging Mouse in Mountain Dew

    As bizarre lawsuits go, it was the case that kept on giving. In 2009, Ronald Ball of Granite City sued PepsiCo, claiming he'd gotten sick from drinking a can of Mountain Dew.It wasn't the soft drink, though, that caused him to vomit up the neon green beverage. It was the mouse he says he found insid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    Mary Junck, Stackin' Up that Paper

    Lee Enterprises disclosed yesterday that CEO Mary Junck acquired 500,000 shares of company stock. That stock was worth $1.31 per share at the close of business on the date the paperwork was filed, but Junck paid nothing for it.Junck received the stock as a "Grant by the Issuer's independent Executiv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    P-D Parent Co. Gets Debt Extension; Bankruptcy Still an Option

    A reprieve -- or maybe a Chapter 11 reorganization, for Lee Enterprises.​Lee Enterprises, the Iowa-based owner of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and other newspapers, including the Arizona Daily Star, announced late this afternoon that it reached an agreement with "a significant majority" of its debt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    Lee Enterprises Wants to Cut Post-Dispatch Newsroom

    Paper cuts: Hard to stop the bleeding.​Lee Enterprises is mailing out buyout offers this week to its roughly 150 employees in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch newsroom. The Iowa-based parent company of the St. Louis daily has seen its depressed stock price dip impossibly lower this summer and hopes to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    East St. Louis Loses Only Hospital; Kenneth Hall Closing After 120 Years

    The Kenneth Hall Regional Hospital in East St. Louis will close within the next three to four months.Kenneth Hall Hospital should close by end of summer.​The Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board voted to shutter the hospital yesterday. The facility -- founded in the 1890s -- had op ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    R.I.P. Steve Mizerany; "Decent Boy" Gave St. Louis Deliciously Awful Commercials

    stlmedia.netMizerany and his business partner called themselves the "Decent Boys."​Our condolences to the Mizerany clan on the passing of their family patriarch. Steve Mizerany, 87, passed away Friday of pneumonia.  Those who lived in St. Louis in the 1970s and '80s are no doubt familiar with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Borders Liquidation Sales Start This Weekend

    image viaBorders wants your help to make its St. Peters, Chesterfield and Ballwin stores look this...clean and well-lighted.​It was only two days ago that the Borders Group filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and published a list of the 200 stores doomed to extinction, but the chain mea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    Max Starkloff: A Remembrance

    Jennifer SilverbergMax Starkloff and his beloved wife and business partner, Colleen​As I began researching my recent feature story about the twentieth anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act, I heard the same thing from person after person: "You have to be sure to interview Max and Coll ... More >>

  • Music

    August 11, 2010

    Cypress Hill

    8 p.m. Monday, August 16. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    How Does Your Credit Rating Compare to the State of Missouri's?

    Image source​Well, Missouri rates a AAA, suckas! (Huge entities like states apparently rate their own special system.) This rating, bestowed by New York-based Fitch Ratings, praised the state for its "maintenance of budgetary balance despite revenue weakness and the expiration of stimulus fun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Todd Epsten Quits Police Board After Losing Presidency to Bettye Battle-Turner

    Epsten is out, Battle-Turner is in.​In a move that could only happen in the backward world of St. Louis politics, the president of the Board of Police Commissioners was unceremoniously stripped of his title yesterday at a public meeting. Moments after losing the post, Todd Epsten resigned from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    In Missourah, "Fag" is Off the Record, Folks

    www.mssulions.comDiscrimination against the lion prompted a "ferocious" response.​Did you hear the one about the Missouri Southern State University commissioner resigning after calling the school's mascot a "fag"?No joke. The comments came during a MSSU Board of Governors retreat on Saturday. Davi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    Post-Dispatch Parent Made Bank (Sorta) This Last Quarter

    Wikimedia Commons​Circulation, print advertising and online ads this past quarter all declined (again) on the books of Lee Enterprises, the corporate parent of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. But so did the costs of compensation, newsprint and ink. Which is good news for Iowa-based Lee.&nbs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    Can't Keep Track of the Financial Meltdown? The St. Louis Fed is Here to Help

    The St. Louis FedWhen did it all begin? This financial mess we're in? And what were the major events that have defined it?  A new timeline feature available on the website of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis helps answer that. The voyage begins in late February 2007 when Freddie Mac announ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    Acción Social "On Hold" After Founder and Executive Director William Chignoli Resigns

    photo by Jennifer SilverbergWilliam Chignoli on the steps of ASC's clinic on South GrandJust two months ago, the low-cost immigrant healthcare center La Clinica closed its doors owing to lack of funding. Now Acción Social Comunitaria, a local nonprofit that offers a broad array of social servi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    Anheuser-Busch Gaining Market Share, But at What Cost?

    flickr.com/photos/tojosanThe Wall Street Journal features a front-page story today on the shakeup since InBev's acquisition of Anheuser-Busch last year.The paper notes that the brewer managed to increase its market share three-quarters of a percentage point in the first quarter of this year (the fir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    St. Louis Galleria Owners File For Bankruptcy

    Photo: Jennifer SilverbergSt. Louis GalleriaThe company that owns St. Louis Galleria filed for bankruptcy protection today. This per the St. Louis Business Journal:General Growth Properties Inc., owner of the Saint Louis Galleria, has filed for Chapter 11 federal bankruptcy protection to reorganize. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2009

    FoodWire: Chesterfield Mall Starbucks Among Latest Closures

    Beleaguered coffee giant Starbucks has announced the 200 domestic stores to be closed (link PDF) in its latest round of cost-cutting. The only Missouri location on the chopping block is the Chesterfield Mall kiosk, according to the St. Louis Business Journal.

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    FoodWire: McCormick & Schmick's Reports Big Losses

    Interesting story from late last week: The upscale seafood chain McCormick & Schmick's, which just opened its first St. Louis-area location at West County Shopping Center in Des Peres, reported losses of $69.6 million for 2008. (Dayton Business Journal)Revenue rose nearly 9 percent over the year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2009

    Breaking: Starbucks to Close 300 More Stores, Cut 6,700 Jobs

    MSNBC reports that Starbucks will close 300 additional stores and cut 6,700 jobs, both at those closed stores and at its corporate offices. The coffee giant saw its profit drop 69% during the first quarter of its fiscal year. No word yet on where and when the closings will occur.

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    It's a Thriller on Broadway for Michael Jackson!

    Via the Associated Press: Producer James L. Nederlander says he has acquired the rights for a stage version of Michael Jackson's iconic music-video spoof of horror films. The show will include songs from two of the pop king's best-selling albums, "Thriller" and "Off the Wall."... "I love the idea o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    Owner of St. Louis Radio Stations KLOU (103.3), The Beat (100.3) and Others Announces Big Layoffs

    Clear Channel, the largest owner of radio stations in the United States with more than 800 outlets, announced yesterday that it plans to eliminate 1,850 jobs across the nation. The San Antonio-based company reported that advertisement revenue fell 7 percent in the third quarter. The 1,850 jobs repre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    AB InBev To Lay Off 1,000 in St. Louis

    Anheuser-Busch InBev employees are buzzing about imminent job cuts in the wake of InBev's recent acquisition of St. Louis' corporate crown jewel. The company today announced that it would cut 1,400 jobs in the United States, about 75 percent of them (1,050 jobs) in St. Louis. According to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2008
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    June 18, 2008
  • Blogs

    March 20, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 3.20

    In case you missed yesterday's post: Big changes afoot at Starbucks, including the acquisition of the company that makes the $11,000 Clover coffee-brewing machine. (Seattle Times) A new study finds that your gender makes a difference in what you like to eat. (AFP) -Ian Froeb

  • Music

    February 22, 2006

    Large Professor

    Friday, February 24 at 7 p.m. at Vintage Vinyl (6610 Delmar Boulevard, University City)

  • Music

    October 20, 2004

    Dave Audé

    Saturday, October 23; Velvet

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 29, 2004

    Best Antique Store

    Joint Venture Antiques

  • Music

    February 25, 2004

    Blues' Dues

    At this benefit concert, you'll get the blues and a local Web site will get the green

  • News

    February 25, 2004

    Cash Landing

    With bills coming due at Lambert, St. Louis considers drastic change

  • News

    September 10, 2003

    Tailspin

    Lambert's billion-dollar expansion hangs on a wing and a prayer: The numbers no longer add up

  • Film

    August 27, 2003

    Series/Festivals

    Week of August 27, 2003

  • Film

    July 30, 2003

    Series/Festivals

    Week of July 30, 2003

  • News

    July 16, 2003

    The Worst of D.C.

    Shock jock's found a new way to annoy people

  • News

    August 7, 2002

    Dressed for Deceit

    Women contractors are tired of being asked to front for firms owned by white males

  • Music

    June 5, 2002

    Chained Melodies

    The merger of St. Louis-based Streetside Records with CD World may come at a price.

  • Dining

    March 6, 2002

    Roll Call

    A rundown on the new kids in town

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 26, 2001
  • News

    February 21, 2001

    Minister to his Needs

    The Rev. Dickson Beall became a local champion of the First Amendment after he opened the St. Marcus Church basement to progressive theater groups in the 1990s. Few people knew what Beall was up to offstage.

  • News

    January 10, 2001

    The Foggy Flight Of TWA

    The only thing St. Louis can count on is uncertainty

  • Dining

    August 4, 1999

    GLITTER GULCH

    It's all in the game at Dave & Buster's

  • News

    July 14, 1999

    White Out

    A local contractor gets called a fake as the dispute over minority set-aside contracts heats up. The city and some local contractors say he is; the state says he's not.

  • News

    May 19, 1999
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