Despite his best efforts, Texas Republican Ted Cruz's 21-hour sort-of-filibuster has ended with the Senate voting 100-0 to keep the government open for business and, probably, to keep Obamacare funded. What a bummer. But Cruz did leave the nation with the incredible moment of him reading Dr. Seuss ... More >>
Now a Christmas tradition, Trans-Siberian Orchestra will make a trek to St. Louis next month. I've been an outspoken critic of TSO for years now, and admit that my disdain toward the band has bred some unintentional negativity. This holiday season, let's explore the positive alternatives -- here are ... More >>
Lily BermanGreg Katski rolls a tire out of a runoff ditch in Columbia, Indiana.Greg Katski found a sex toy on the side of the highway somewhere in southern Ohio. He specifies: It was a dildo. He happened upon meth kits in the middle of nowhere, Indiana, and has found needles all over the coun ... More >>
Tucked into the row of antique stores and Mexican restaurants on Cherokee Street is the newly opened I Scream Cakes (2641 Cherokee Street, 314-932-5758), where owner Kerry Soraci's artistic vision has influenced everything from a kaleidoscope mural painted on the ceiling to the wacky designs of her ... More >>
Unreal explores the sociology of the well-timed wedgie. Plus: Praying for pets, bargaining for Pez dispensers and sticking up for independent business in Rock Hill.
The tragic death of one of America's most important investigative journalists
Week of April 14, 2004
The majestic new Monarch brings world-class cuisine to St. Louis
Neil Hamburger just might be hipper than you are, but that doesn't mean you can't take his calls; meanwhile, St. Louis courts record their cases on handy stone tablets.
Jam Master Jay, 1965-2002
The gorgeous excess of Robert Rodriguez's Spy Kids sets the right tone for its surreal fantasy
Dedicated artists shake their cans at Paint Louis