Danforth Foundation

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2012

    Happy Birthday to Jazz Virtuoso Julius Hemphill

    Julius Hemphill may not have resided in St. Louis for his entire life. But it didn't take long for the jazz legend to make his mark in the Gateway City. Hemphill -- who was born on this day in 1938 -- was an jazz virtuoso who unleashed a string of groundbreaking music over his career. Born in Texas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    Educators Go on TV to Discuss Dropout Crisis

    ​Not much has changed since Riverfront Times reported on the school dropout crisis back in January of 2009. Since 2004, the high-school graduation rate in the St. Louis public schools has slid from 61 percent to 45 percent, 30 percentage points below the average for the state of Missouri. Nobo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    St. Louis Beacon Notches More Grants, Plans for "Sustainability"

    Margaret Wolf Freivogel, founder and editor of the St. Louis Beacon‚ÄčThe other online-only news venture featuring former writers from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch has folded. Even the P-D itself is downsizing -- eliminating a Saturday newsstand edition in its entirety.But almost three years after it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    Danforth Foundation Gives Wash. U. $30 Million to Study Religion and Politics C. Danforth‚ÄčChristmas came about nine days early to Washington University this year when the Danforth Foundation donated $30 million to establish a new center to examine the role of religion in politics in the United States.The new center, called, unsurprisingl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    St. Louis Old Post Office Plaza Opens Today at 9th and Olive Streets

    The grand opening of the Old Post Office Plaza gets underway at 9th and Olive Streets at 4 p.m. today (a.k.a. happy hour!).The new $8-million, 30,000-square-foot plaza was once home to a surface parking lot. Earlier this week cranes swung and workers placed finishing touches on the public space, who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    Re-Making of the Arch Grounds - Time to Weigh-In is Now

    Got a heads up late yesterday from Tom Bradley, superintendent of the Arch grounds here in St. Louis, that there are only six more days for the public to weigh-in on the National Park Service's proposed changes to the land surrounding the Arch.To view the four potential master plans for the site, cl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    St. Louis Arch Grounds Remain In Limbo

    So now maybe there won't be a big American migration museum on the Arch grounds. On the heels of my story last week about the St. Louis Arch grounds, and specifically the fact that Congressman William ''Lacy'' Clay had introduced a bill in Congress which would transfer control of parts of the gro ... More >>

  • News

    November 19, 2008
  • News

    August 29, 2007

    Arrested Development

    A look at north St. Louis from ground zero.

  • Music

    August 24, 2005

    When the Levee Breaks

    Why didn't Live at the Levee make a big 'Splash?

  • Dining

    April 21, 2004

    $12 Wine Flight

    The Crossing, 7823 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton, 314-721-7375

  • News

    March 17, 2004

    The Kings of Kingshighway

    The Roberts brothers fight to bring back life to north St. Louis

  • News

    January 28, 2004

    Going Postal

    Maybe itís time to revisit Steve Stogelís redevelopment plan for the Old Post Office downtown

  • News

    October 8, 2003

    The Greening of McRee Town

    There was nothing wrong with the Missouri Botanical Garden's downtrodden neighbor to the north that a bulldozer couldn't fix

  • News

    December 4, 2002

    Slapped Down

    Week of December 4, 2002

  • News

    November 20, 2002

    Dander Up

    Week of November 20, 2002

  • News

    November 6, 2002

    Professor Schoemehl

    Different factions scramble for the spring school-board elections, but ex-Mayor Schoemehl looks like one of the few who's interested.

  • News

    November 6, 2002

    Tombstone Blues

    Wealthy investors spend millions to resurrect the neighborhood near Bellefontaine Cemetery. They discover that money can't do everything.

  • News

    June 12, 2002

    Cloned Drones

    The Danforth Foundation joins the long march to replace the School Board's "Gang of Four"

  • News

    April 4, 2001

    Getting a Leg Up

    Born without arms, John Foppe gives adversity a swift kick in the pants

  • News

    April 4, 2001

    2004: A Wasted-Space Odyssey

    Sometimes doing good can be worse than doing nothing at all

  • News

    March 21, 2001

    Bringing Home The Bacon

    St. Louis 2004 has spent millions in the name of civic revival, but most of the money has gone to fatten its staff. Too bad they haven't delivered much more than buzz.

  • News

    September 13, 2000

    There He Goes Again

    If you liked the City Museum, just look at what Bob Cassilly is doing now

  • News

    July 26, 2000

    As Mr. Koresh Suggested, God Will Have to Sort That Out

    Last Friday was a big day for Our Town

  • News

    October 6, 1999


    After more than 150 years of operation, Soulard Market is being reinvented. But the change isn't going down easily.

  • News

    August 4, 1999


    The Missouri Botanical Garden teams up with the Shaw Neighborhood, infamous for its feuds, to reach across I-44 in an effort to rescue McRee Town. All that's needed are a few miracles and about $50 million.

  • News

    March 17, 1999
  • Music

    January 27, 1999
  • News

    January 6, 1999

    The End of Deseg As We Know It

    City schools face an uncertain future -- a crucial court settlement, a Feb. 2 sales-tax vote, a teachers' union opposed to the tax, accreditation tests this spring and the prospect of a state takeover. It could be a school year from hell.

  • News

    December 30, 1998