Harry S. Truman

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2014

    The Nine Distinct States That Make Up Missouri

    No matter the issue, Missouri has always been labeled as a state of two distinct camps: Yankee vs. Confederate, urban vs. rural, Blue state vs. Red, Calvin pissing on a Ford logo/Calvin pissing on a Chevy logo and — most divisive of all — "Missouri" vs. "Missourah." In reality, though, ... More >>

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    September 15, 2014

    The Best (and Worst) High School Mascots in Missouri

    We've had enough with the prototypical St. Louis question, "Where'd you go to high school?" After looking at the Missouri State High School Activities Association's list of every school mascot in the state, we think a much more entertaining question would be, "What was your high school mascot?" Mis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2014

    County Executive Dooley Says St. Louis Post-Dispatch Political Cartoon of Him is Racist

    St. Louis almost got through the primary election for county executive without any huge accusations of racism. Almost. With only a week to go, it's still hard to know whom voters will support on Election Day. Can County Executive Charlie Dooley mobilize the base that's supported him for a decade an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    Which of These Missourians Are Hall Of Fame Worthy?

    It's time to select the next inductees to the Hall of Famous Missourians, and the state is using democracy to do it! Controversy arose around last year's selection after then House Speaker Steven Tilley chose conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, eventually eliciting some angry petitions. Limbau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    The Great Gatsby Reflects Life in the Streets: A Villain is a Villain Regardless of the Intention

    Editor: Tef Poe is an artist from St. Louis city. Through powerful imagery and complicated honesty, he has earned a reputation as one of the best rappers telling the story of St. Louis, which is about much more than one place. Poe has been featured in music publications such as XXL and Urb Magazine. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2013

    St. Louis Native Martyl Langsdorf, Designer of the Doomsday Clock, Dead at 96

    Late last month, Martyl Langsdorf -- the famed painter, designer and native St. Louisan -- died at a hospital in the Chicago area. She was 96 years old and according to family fell ill with a lung infection. Her best-known creation was likely the Doomsday Clock, a symbolic representation of how clo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    "Stan Span" Plan Nearly Law: Musial Bridge Tribute Gets Unanimous Support in U.S. Senate

    U.S. Senators Claire McCaskill, a Democrat, and Roy Blunt, a Republican, don't usually agree on much of anything -- but they can come together for Stan the Man. And thus the rare press release yesterday quoting both Missouri senators, who are championing the unanimous passage this week in the U.S. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    Stan Musial Bridge: Governor Jay Nixon Pressures Pat Quinn With Press Release

    The death of Stan Musial is one of those rare occasions that prompts elected officials from across the state to send out press releases with virtually the same message -- one of praise and gratitude for the late Cardinal and Missouri icon. The latest incarnation of press-releases-honoring-Musial is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2012

    You Will Appreciate U.S. Grant, St. Louis's Only President

    Springfield and Independence do a lot of crowing about Lincoln and Truman, but St. Louis is remarkably reticent about Ulysses S. Grant, the only U.S. president who ever lived here. Now it's true Grant was born and grew up in Ohio and spent the bulk of his adulthood in the Army and Washington, DC, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    RIP Betty Anne McCaskill, Missouri Politician and Advocate for Women

    Betty Anne McCaskill, who is now most famous as one of the chief campaigners for her daughter Claire but who had a long career of her own in Missouri politics, died yesterday at home in St. Louis after a long illness. She was 84. Claire McCaskill, who had last week suspended her campaign for re-ele ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    UPDATE: Sculptor Hard at Work on Bust of Rush Limbaugh for Missouri State Capitol

    Update, March 6: More information at the end of the post, including Senator Claire McCaskill's protest and an answer to commenter Mike N's question about whether this wad of bronze is funded by taxpayer money. ------- The eagle-eyed bloggers at Fired Up! Missouri posted the news earlier this after ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Sarah Palin's Paul Revere And Three Mostly Accurate History Songs

    by Bob Weinstein; Wikipedia. ​Note to self, as a future historical-figure-ghost: If Sarah Palin and Paul Revere are any indication, the best way to trend on Twitter 200 years after your death is to have someone controversial give a particularly strange recounting of your life's work, as inform ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    Quiz: How Many Deer Were Killed in Missouri This Weekend?

    Former Missouri politician Harry Truman would've been so proud.‚ÄčMissouri Governor Jay Nixon was one of thousands of Show-Me-State hunters to get themselves a deer during the start of the season this weekend. According to the governor's office, Nixon bagged an eight-point buck near Kahoka (in the f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    For Sale: The True Truman House

    image viaYou want a Truman House? This is a Truman house!​One of the biggest attractions in Independence, Missouri, is the Harry Truman House. The elegant Victorian mansion at 219 North Delaware Street is, indeed, a house fit for a President, and the National Park Service has spruced it up for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    Harry Truman Endorses Ed Martin -- No Not That Ed Martin

    When Harry Met Ed ... on the Internetz.‚ÄčEd Martin, the Republican candidate who seeks to dethrone incumbent Russ Carnahan in Missouri's Third Congressional District recently posted an interesting letter of support on his campaign website. It's an endorsement (of sorts) from Harry Truman (posted on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    Will the Buck Stop Here For Truman Day?

    Happy birthday dear Harry! (Maybe for the very last time...) Happy birthday to you!​Though Missouri has produced only one President, we made sure he was a good one. Which is more than Pennsylvania, home of James Buchanan, can say. And unlike our neighbor, the Land of Lincoln, we don't have to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Obama Visits St. Louis, Wishes it Were 2008 All Over Again

    Claiming a burning need to get out of politics-obsessed Washington, President Obama visited St. Louis yesterday for a nice, relaxing chat about health care. After delivering his speech at St. Charles High School, the president dropped in at the Renaissance Grand Hotel downtown for a benefit for his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2009

    Show Review Setlist: Billy Joel and Elton John at the Scottrade Center, Thursday, May 14

    For the third time in 15 years, Billy Joel and Elton John have teamed up with their dueling pianos co-headlining tour. It's a fool-proof idea, really, and therefore no surprise that it drew a near-capacity crowd to the Scottrade Center last night. Both men have racked up dozens of hit songs and sol ... More >>

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    May 14, 2009

    Matt Blunt: He's No Harry Truman

    Harry Truman and his "The Buck Stops Here" placard. Have you heard this one already? Matt Blunt's attorneys are asking the court to replace their client with Governor Jay Nixon in a lawsuit accusing the former governor of defamation and wrongful termination in the firing of political aide Scott Ecke ... More >>

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    May 13, 2009
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    May 12, 2009

    A Look Back -- 56 Years Ago -- to "Citizen" Harry Truman's Great American Road Trip

    It was the summer of 1953. Queen Elizabeth had just been cornonated. The Braves had left Boston for Milwaukee, and Elvis was making his first recording. Back in Independence, Missouri, meanwhile, there was Harry Truman, restless in his first months of presidential retirement and itchy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2009

    On Your Knees

    Today is the National Day of Prayer. Or, in the words of the National Day of Prayer Task Force, a chance to "pray with conviction that God would continue to shed His grace on thee." This has been going on since 1952 when President (and Missourian) Harry Truman signed a joint resolution by both house ... More >>

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    May 6, 2009
  • Culture

    February 18, 2009

    St. Louis Stage Capsules

    Dennis Brown and Paul Friswold suss out the local theater scene in St. Louis

  • Calendar

    February 11, 2009

    The Truman Show

    When Harry met Dewey, and other true tales

  • News

    October 15, 2008
  • Culture

    September 10, 2008
  • Blogs

    May 8, 2008

    Happy Birthday to Tru!

    In the world of biological impossibility, Harry S. Truman would be 124 years old today. He was also the first -- and remains the only -- president from the great state of Missouri. In celebration, some government offices, like the DMV, have shut down for the day. Attababy, Harry, give 'em hell in ... More >>

  • News

    June 27, 2007

    Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

    What does an old Munchkin have to do to earn a place on the St. Louis Walk of Fame?

  • News

    March 16, 2005

    Something Fishy

    A bubbling demand for Missouri caviar spawns cutthroat competition.

  • News

    August 11, 2004

    All Aboard!

    We get political with Kerry and Dean, feel the bite of a "Mad Dog" and discover something amazing about Prius ownership. Plus, confidential to Unreal readers: Parking downtown is easy!

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    September 25, 2002
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    July 31, 2002

    Track Meet

    The Museum of Transportation throws wide its gates for a get-together

  • News

    February 13, 2002

    A Mayor Runs Through It

    With the determination of a Missouri mule, Mayor Mike Swoboda drags a $40 million development into the heart of Kirkwood

  • News

    December 12, 2001

    Party Disloyalty

    The 20th Ward delivers for the Democrats, then gets dumped

  • Music

    November 29, 2000

    Union Made

    The music made inside Velasco's bar in Florissant is both defiant and relaxed

  • Film

    November 8, 2000

    Naval Gazing

    Men of Honor lays it on thick but not intolerably so

  • Dining

    August 23, 2000

    Alternate Route

    Despite a new name and location, the sights are largely the same at Route 66 Brewery and Restaurant

  • News

    February 2, 2000
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    June 2, 1999

    Russian Unorthodox

    He has been an advisor to Mikhail Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin. He's renowned internationally as a journalist and scholar. And he has been a highly popular visiting professor at Webster University. So why is Nikolai Zlobin looking for a job?