It's a common cliché by now: Some snobby, balding guy with glasses in every bar across America rants and raves about how he only likes "the old stuff" by every band. "I liked the first record," is his creed. This character floats around, bumming everyone out and sucking all the fun out of a karaoke ... More >>
I have been attending the St. Louis Auto Show for probably twenty years now. I can recall back when the Caprice-based Impala was a concept. The Viper and Sunfire as well. The Acura NSX. And I saw them all, live and in person. Over acres and acres of jam-packed floor space. Every manufacturer and n ... More >>
Jon Scorfina Often, the most sincere record collectors have no professional associations with the music industry. Their collections stem from nothing but a love of music. We met this week's Last Collector Standing through Anna Zachritz of Euclid Records, who suggested two of the store's most ... More >>
That was, without a doubt, one of the worst Super Bowls I can ever remember. Oh, sure, the game was just fine. Instant classic material, I guess. Two great quarterbacks, historic franchises, a great comeback that almost happened, plenty of drama in the last two minutes, and a brilliant storyline ... More >>
Great company, but can Missouri really afFord it?I like Ford Motor Company. Just like those old Remington razor ads, you could say I liked Ford so much, I bought the company.In January 2009 I purchased $500 worth of Ford stock. It was the first time I ever purchased individual shares of a company ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsWhile the rest of America's auto-dealers are crying about the end of "Cash for Clunkers," the guv-mint bail out of GM, and other forms of socialism in this once-prosperous capitalist society, one Chesterfield car salesman knows what a true American patriot needs to make it throug ... More >>
10:25: Hello everybody! Have a seat10:26: It's good to be out of Washington and back in the Midwest! Yes. I love you, too!10:27: Obama gives shouts out to Senator Claire McCaskill, Governor Jay Nixon, Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, State Auditor Susan Montee, and everyone at Fox High School. Th ... More >>
smithelectricvehicles.comNationally the news ain't good for the beleaguered U.S. auto industry. Just yesterday, in fact, the White House forced the resignation of General Motors' chairman Rick Wagoner and told Chrysler to seek a partnership with Italian car maker Fiat if it wanted any more governmen ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/gmeuropeThere are many lonely places in this world -- the Gobi Desert, Australia's Outback, the Bering Sea -- but none lonelier than the showroom of a Hummer dealership.Looking for an up-close glimpse at economic ruination, I spent a couple of hours at Lynch Hum ... More >>
The economy has several advertisers sitting out this year's Super Bowl, but not AB/InBev. The Belgium-based brewer of Bud Light and everyone's favorite, Hoegaarden, has bought four-and-a-half minutes of time during the February 1 contest. The company's creative director, Bob La ... More >>
Pugnacious defense attorney Frank "Tony" Fabbri never backed away from a fight. Then the lawyer ran afoul of the law.
Gangs keep their murderous hold on the streets of St. Louis. And kids like Lil' Robert Walker pay the price.
This St. Louis rapper thinks he's got a winning hand to play
St. Louis radio's provocateur was a mystery in life -- and in death
Meet Brad Fink, a man of color whose body is the perfect canvas for his work
The demolition derby is still a gas in the nooks and crannies of mid-America
We wake up a Margaret Cho-approved congressional hopeful; plus, Unreal gets the Tiger Beat facts on local car dealers and Bill Haas goes south of the border
City Museum, monstrous vehicles and a meet-'n'-greet with the Hell's Angels prove that danger can be fun; plus, the socioeconomic impact of bling bling
Week of June 11, 2003
When a renegade band of artists and writers tries to punch its way into the local fight game, the gloves come off
Bulls, broncs and the blunt wisdom of Ray Cox challenge the cowboys and weekend warriors of the Lazy C Rodeo School
King of the rink Leo White is ready for prime time, but is prime time ready for him?
Nobody denies Debi Baker's talent with animals. Too bad she doesn't have the same gift with people.
Week of May 22, 2002
Week of March 27, 2002
Maritz Inc., the St. Louis giant nobody knows, the company that created the gold retirement watch and other corporate incentives, faces the future with a frozen smile
Five Ford-tough choices follow decision to close Hazelwood plant
The mayor names a PR wiz to a city board and ends up with a PR problem
Jim Green, ex-con and government snitch, says he and his buddies from the Bootheel took part in the plot to kill Martin Luther King Jr. Trouble is, Green's been lying all his life -- so why should anybody believe him now?
The 2001 St. Louis Auto Show has a vehicle for everyone -- from classic to concept
Enthusiasm fueled Ken Burns' new documentary on jazz, but the pursuit of profit also looms large
Jim Lynch rules in the world of boy toys. Will he keep his throne now that GM has moved in?
The ownership ranks of professional racing are dominated by fast cars and big money. What's a chiropractor from St. Louis doing in a place like this?
Book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado; music by Galt MacDermot (New Line Theatre)
Michael Moore gets out of his La-Z-Boy to find The Awful Truth
In 1963, a group of African-American runaways and truants was sent to a rural reform school. Then the nightmare began.
A desperate St. Louis pays top dollar to gamble on a risky convention-center hotel
David Judd, UM-St. Louis prof and co-author of The Tourist City, wants St. Louis to be linked by more than just highways between sports palaces and shopping malls
Ellen Reasonover has served 16 years of a life sentence for murder. But new evidence -- a secret tape and a forgotten memo -- suggests that the prosecution may have committed the real crime.
Whitey Herzog takes a vicious swing at money-driven modern baseball, where only the wealthy win -- and the fans always lose
A first-timer's guide to this year's auto show
Actually, even four-door models are fair game as we fantasize about the future of cars
An essential boxed set shows what was right about Hank Williams and what's wrong about country music today