As cycling advocates in St. Louis push to revive the Penrose Park velodrome, a new report says that Missouri on the whole is not a great place for cyclists -- in large part because the state lacks key bike-friendly policies and funding opportunities.
Missouri's score as 30th in the nation is the s ... More >>
Picture, if you will, that you are standing in between two people. Look to your right, then to your left. If you are standing in this little huddle in Missouri 20 years from today, more than likely two of the three of you will be obese.
At least, that's the vision of the future a new report out fro ... More >>
[Editor's note: Country Time is a new biweekly column for our sister music blog in Seattle, celebrating that city's favorite musical genre: mainstream country.]
By Mike Seely
With the nation's major-party political conventions drawing to a close recently with a rousing reelection appeal from the n ... More >>
Representative Russ Carnahan, in the increasingly heated battle against Representative Lacy Clay, has just released a talking mailer to his constituents, calling out Clay for his remarks about PayDay Loans.
Right, a talking mailer. Like one of those singing birthday cards.
Except this one yells, ... More >>
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
6:25 p.m. I've been coming to SXSW for over a decade now, and pre- and post-apocalypse days off are as much essential rituals as 2 a.m. taco runs and sleep deprivation. This year, there'd be no day-before day off, as SXSW has extended the music portion of the festival/confer ... More >>
image viaBorders has finally decided to put itself out of its misery and allow itself to be liquidated. By the end of September, all the remaining 299 Borders stores (including the six in the St. Louis area) will be gone, leaving 11,700 booksellers, baristas, store managers and corporate empl ... More >>
Bastille Day is upon us, when all the world celebrates Louis XIV crossing the Delaware or something. We're not clear on the details, and on that front we join countless English-speaking pop and rock stars who took similarly haphazard forays into the Language of Love. In honor of the Frog's b ... More >>
Sometimes you feel like a nut. Sometimes you don't, because you're too busy suffering the effects of salmonella or E. coli.
Unilever has issued a voluntary recall on Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread and Skippy Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut Butter Spread wit ... More >>
Al Quaeda's next target might be salad bars and buffets. CBS News investigated the Department of Homeland Security's claims that the terror group has planned to slip the poisons ricin and cyanide into buffet fare in simultaneous attacks at multiple restaurants and hotels. The department's not issuin ... More >>
CNN reports that 15 million pounds of Spaghetti-O's with Meatballs have been recalled. Campbell's Soup Co. issued the recall because the product might have been "under-processed".
Thanks to Aimee Levitt for picking this story. Slashfood reports/warns that The Ice Cream Store in Rehoboth Beach, De ... More >>
Joe Biden, champion of the working class. Joe Biden, who commuted from Delaware to D.C. with the regular folks on the Amtrak. Working-class Joe, born in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Some say it's a mythical legend, that of the blue-collar Joe Biden and his rags-to-riches journey to the top.The senator-tu ... More >>
Well, beer school didn't happen this week. Surgery on my knee was my first priority. Unfortunately, I won't be able to imbibe as long as I'm on medication. This could be a good personal challenge for me.
An IBU-tiful brew?
Anyway, even if I am down for the count, that doesn't mean the world o ... More >>