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    June 7, 2010

    Shelbina, MO, Eighth Grader Reaches National Spelling Bee Semifinals [Updated]

    Image sourcePlatz, spelling. Speller 134 has reason to look so pissy; she made the semifinals and he did not.​Updated June 7: For those of you who missed the Spelling Bee finals (and you are absolved; the Stanley Cup Finals are providing some fabulous entertainment this year): Platz tied for s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2008

    St. Louis Has Two Haunted Libraries

    There are few places that terrify Unreal more than university libraries. Sometimes we like to pretend our terror is metaphysical: where else, besides cemeteries, are we closer to the dead? All those books contain their most intimate thoughts, most horrible deeds, most secret yearnings, some lingerin ... More >>

  • Music

    November 23, 2005

    Royal Treatment

    A local folk staple and a hip-hop collective remain unexpected bedfellows

  • News

    October 1, 2003

    They Lost It at the Movies

    Classroom films have come a long way from those cheesy old duck-and-cover flicks. Or have they?