It's time, once again, for Central Connecticut State University to make its annual ranking of the nation's most literate cities. Why bother? Well, according to Dr. Jack Miller, the study's author, literacy is a sign of a city's cultural vitality.
St. Louis was slightly less vital in 2012 than it wa ... More >>
Indiana native Matt Ewer has farming in his blood. At the ripe old age of eight, he started selling sweet corn door-to-door for his family's farm. When he was twenty, he began working in organic farming and not long after moved to the West Coast to study organic agriculture.
Then he returned to Ind ... More >>
Gateway to the West Fest is a St. Louis festival of hardcore punk music that first took place seven years ago at South City's American Czech Center when local hardcore promoter Adam "The Devastator" Greer pooled his contacts from his years of booking shows and brought St. Louis the likes of Outbrea ... More >>
Eating's a sensual experience, and scientists are discovering the role an unexpected sense plays in it. Scientific American cites a report from the journal Food Quality and Preference showing evidence that sound affects taste and texture perception. Eating in a loud environment can render flavors bl ... More >>
commons.wikimedia.orgAccording to various and sundry sources, the Cardinals have completed a three-team deal with the San Diego Padres and Cleveland Indians that will send Ryan Ludwick to the Padres and bring Jake Westbrook to the Cards. At first blush, I really liked this deal, thought it w ... More >>
Books have been written about our love affair with booze, and all we get is a lousy No. 6 ranking?Next month Men's Health will come out with its listing of the "100 Drunkest Cities in America." As of right now, the magazine's website has yet to publish the findings, but USA Today has the scoop. F ... More >>
I reported several months ago that the Wedge was open again and hosting Stag Nite every Wednesday. Well, the mastermind behind that night, Johnny Vega$, just emailed to let me know that his role with the venue is now expanded: He's the GM and now booking bands as well. Anyone interested in pl ... More >>
If you haven't heard, former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin is out today with her new book Going Rogue. The 432-page tome is already getting some critical reviews from those who say Palin doesn't always get her facts straight in the book.Honestly, though, who cares?! Palin was never abou ... More >>
If you haven't logged into the Post-Dispatch's website this afternoon, you're missing a colorful game of cat-and-mouse between the site's moderators and its online commenters. The latter are having a field day with a photo and caption of Cortez King, the five-month-old baby kidnapped (and returned) ... More >>