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It's nothing out of the ordinary for the American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri to call Abdul Kadir Mohamed. A Somali immigrant turned immigration attorney, Mohamed, 30, has often worked pro bono cases for the ACLU. So he wasn't surprised when the group's executive director, John Chasno ... More >>
Just a month before her son was shot to death around the corner from her North City house, Geraldine Carter, 73, thought crime in North St. Louis was finally winding down. St. Louis Metropolitan Police were focusing resources in her College Hill neighborhood, cleaning up the streets and assigning e ... More >>
The St. Louis Zoo has some big ass news. Five Somali wild asses gave birth to five baby asses, a record, at the Zoo between August 19 and October 15. A critically endangered member of the horse family, less than 1,000 exist in northeastern Africa, according to the zoo, and 51 live in North America ... More >>
We have been waiting all summer for Blueprint Coffee (6225 Delmar Boulevard) to open, and it looks like the day is (almost) upon us. Gut Check went to check things out, and partner Mike Marquard gave us the scoop on the new setup and when he hopes to be open. See also: Mike Marquard Discusses Bluep ... More >>
As the long summer afternoons drag on, we could all use a quick pick-me-up -- not those sugary, chemical-ridden energy drinks, but rather good old-fashioned coffee. Chances are your local coffee shop is like a second home -- special mugs, chatty baristas and free wifi; it's likely you've grown quite ... More >>
This weekend's food events and festivals include a crab fest at Broadway Oyster Bar, PrideFest 2013 downtown, Farm Dog, and the grand opening celebration of the Saint Louis Art Museum's new East Building and more. Where will you eat?
Talk about falling from grace. Tim Lambesis, the 32-year-old lead singer of the Christian metalcore band As I Lay Dying, is accused of plotting to kill his wife. He posted a $2 million bail on Friday. Lambesis must wear a GPS monitor and stay away from his estranged wife and children.
Way back in the '80s, people liked feeling magnanimous. "I hear there are starving kids in Ethiopia." "Fuck that! We can feed people with a song!" And thus, the idea for "We Are the World" was born. Maybe. I haven't actually talked to Lionel Richie about his motivation for coordinating the song, bu ... More >>
June was a very busy month for openings, including the much-anticipated debut of Southwest Diner (6803 Southwest Avenue; 314-260-7244), the discovery of the city's first Somali restaurant in quite some time and the arrival of three new food trucks. Closings included the popular Thai restaurant Land ... More >>
Driving down South Grand Boulevard not too long ago, I noticed that...something...was happening at 3445 South Grand, north of the intersection with Gravois Avenue. Without any fanfare or signage -- except, that is, for a No Smoking placard on the front door -- a restaurant appeared to have opened in ... More >>
One of the nastiest side-effects of a difficult childbirth is the fistula, when an infant gets jammed so tightly in the birth canal that it cuts off the flow of blood to surrounding organs. Eventually the flesh rots away, leaving a hole, from which things -- piss, shit, menstrual blood -- leak. You ... More >>
The leading federal crime fighter in the St. Louis region has stepped down, KMOX reports. Special Agent in Charge Dennis L. Baker put in his last day on Friday, having reached the bureau's mandatory retirement age of 57. Baker took over the St. Louis Division in November of 2010 after his predeces ... More >>
You know about the drone airplanes used in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but did you know that the U.S. military also has drone helicopters? The Navy currently has several Fire Scout helicopters aboard its warships overseas and plans to soon add a total of 168 of the remote-controlled aircraf ... More >>
image viaDanielle Nierenberg in Arusha, Tanzania.Danielle Nierenberg, a former resident of Defiance, Missouri, now a project manager at the Worldwatch Institute, a think tank in Washington, DC, spent the past year and a half traveling through sub-Saharan Africa as part of a project called Nou ... More >>
San Francisco breakbeat whiz kid Lorin Ashton aka Bassnectar will be slangin' that ill shit on April 9 at the Pageant. Blueberry Hill *Chuck Berry, January 19 *Truth and Salvage Co., February 20 Chaifetz Arena *6th Annual St. Louis Blues Festival, February 12 Cranky Yellow *Cognitive Disso ... More >>
Image viaDo you need the perfect holiday gift for the Wilco fan on your list? Have you already given them the Wilco scarf, Wilco insulated lunch tote, Wilco album transport case and Wilco dog sweater? This year, given him the gift that'll keep him alert so he can listen to Wilco into the we ... More >>
Yusuf and his accomplices were believed to be in contact with Aden Hashi Ayrow (above), the leader of al-Shabaab until his death in May 2008 from a missle attack.A man who immigrated to St. Louis from Somalia and worked as a driver for Express Airport Cab has been charged with funding a terrorist ... More >>
Jennifer SilverbergThe vegetarian combo platter at Blue Nile Market and CafeThis week, I return to one of my favorite dining destinations in St. Louis -- Jeffrey Plaza, a homely strip mall at Olive Boulevard and I-170 -- to try the Ethiopian restaurant Blue Nile Market and Café. Follow me after ... More >>
Image sourceThe Supreme Court shot America in the foot The timing of the Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling that the Second Amendment prevents cities and states from enacting strict gun control laws couldn't be more ironic. The decision overturned Chicago's ban on handgun ownership the day after 26 peopl ... More >>
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Life in Africa during wartime
Ian takes one for the team and counts down the ten best restaurant dishes of 2007.
Meskerem Ethiopian Restaurant and Grand Mediterranean Kabob Café show what eatin' good in the neighborhood really means.
Unreal drops by to chat with Bob Schneider; we visit Africa and the Old School
Week of August 18, 2004
Addis is a pretty good Ethiopian restaurant with all the charm of a strip-mall liquor store
Peasant dishes taste like a million bucks at Thai Country Cafè
A new Somali restaurant shines against its industrial-wasteland backdrop