First Lady Michelle Obama has chosen a Walmart in Springfield, Missouri to promote her "Let's Move" anti-obesity campaign. To what do we owe this honor? It may not hurt that Missouri is on track to have incredibly high rates of obesity in the coming years, at least according to some studies. And ... More >>
Remember Rebecca Black? She is the California teenager whose parents paid for their daughter to perform a song called "Friday" in a now-infamous YouTube music video. Black became internet famous overnight, mostly because everyone agreed that it was the worst song they'd ever heard. Black says she cr ... More >>
As a reader of music blogs, you have by no doubt by now heard that violent idiot Chris Brown has done (another) stupid thing by getting a tattoo on his neck that looks suspiciously like a battered woman. Like, you know, the woman he battered in 2009. He claims it's actually a sugar skull -- an icon ... More >>
Some utterly insane footage from inside an out-of-control motor boat is going about as viral as it gets. Brett Tintera, the cameraman, spoke to us from home where he is laid up with a broken leg and wrist, about the typhoon of attention he's received since the footage went online. "It's pretty bi ... More >>
Albert Pujols will always play first base for the Cardinals. Today will always defeat Good Morning America in the ratings. Your dried bream will always be properly eviscerated and botulism-free. No, it hasn't been a good year for the eternal verities. Via the FDA comes an announcement from Euphori ... More >>
Move over, Lady Gaga. Red meat is so 2010. With the beefy meat dress now taxidermidied and encased at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it's time to move on to other meat-based fashion. Nicki Minaj has obliged, sporting a hot-pink fried-chicken-wing necklace at the IHeartRadio Festival on September 24 ... More >>
brocktonrox.comThis is what an $80 weiner looks like.Minor league baseball stadiums have some pretty good eats. We've sang the praises of the chow offered at Gateway Grizzlies games and marveled at the enormity of the offerings in Akron. Next up: befuddlement over the world's most expensive ... More >>
Look out world! Nancy Grace is on the case!Could Jacque Waller's disappearance become the next missing-person-turned-murder case to grip the nation? One wonders that now that Nancy Grace has picked up the story. The sister of Jacque Waller, the southeast Missouri mother missing since June 1, appe ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsThis little E. coli bacteria continues its reign of terror. Although our food contamination issue might not be as bad as the E. coli outbreak gripping Germany, we're still not doing great. The Centers for Disease Control notes in its June issue of Vital Signs that salmonell ... More >>
From television to the radio to the internet, indie-folk newcomer A.A. Bondy has been popping up everywhere lately. In addition to touring with Bon Iver, the Felice Brothers and Conor Oberst, he's appeared at Bonnaroo, recorded a session for Daytrotter.com and performed for Conan O'Brien (to name ... More >>
Dr. Sherman Silber says he can extend a woman's fertility by decades. All he needs is an ovary and some ice.
Roller derby's St. Louis roots run deep. Now a new generation of skaters vows to bring this rock-'em sock-'em sport back to life.
Michael Moore swings through our state
Publicist extraordinaire Jane Higgins has put St. Louis hip-hop on the map
He scaled an intellectual Everest at age twelve. What's he like at sixteen? Meet George Thampy.
Francis G. Slay wants to push a troubled city to the future, and he doesn't think "politics" is a dirty word.
Despite glowing coverage of local gay events in the Post-Dispatch, bigotry is alive and well