The plastic pens waited, biding their time, until America turned its weary attention to the final hours of the interminable campaign. Then -- THEN! -- they struck again.
In August, the plastic pens snuck into frozen bratwurst patties.
Now they've come for our grill-marked chicken-breast strips.
Ed. Van Halen came to the Scottrade Center on April 29, 2012 with Kool and the Gang in tow. The band, in its fifth decade, is back to its David Lee Roth roots. But his onetime replacement, Sammy Hagar, is not without his supporters. To settle the debate, Michael Dauphin spent some time with the true ... More >>
Even back in 1884, before college football was the widespread money-making machine it was today, the names of many of your favorite teams already existed. In that blessed year, H.W. Hill & Co. of Decatur, Illinois, the sole manufacturer of Hill's Hog Ringers (142,000,000 rings sold!) drew up a map o ... More >>
A to Z took an impromptu trip to our sweaty sister in the dirty south for the Mardi Gras festivities, and we were saddened to find the New Orleans outpost of Euclid Records shuttered. "We closed that Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. There was nothing happening," says James Weber, the St. Louis transplant ... More >>
Image viaJohn V. Rohrer, 91, died in a Decatur, Ill. hospital Wednesday after being run over by a horse-drawn cart driven by an Amish man last month.Rohrer was stepping out of a restaurant June 28 in the town of Arthur in central Illinois when he was hit and knocked over by a horse, and the cart ... More >>
This was my first concert at the Ambassador. I must say, if you don't mind getting a "St. Louis Ice-breaker" (my new name for a thorough pat-down at the door), it's really not a bad venue. The floor space is generous and the sound system was adequate, with several small bars around the perimeter and ... More >>
Matthew Shepard, a gay Wyoming college student murdered in 1998 and an inspiration for the revised hate-crimes law.You've probably heard by now how the House of Representatives passed a measure last week that broadens the definition of a "hate crime" to include incidents committed because of the ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/34284761@N04Yesterday, just in time for the arrival of this year's freshman class at Washington University, U.S. News and World Report released its annual college rankings for 2010. Wash. U. came in at number 12, tying with Northwestern. (Just call 'em the Princeton and Yale of ... More >>