I was as surprised as anyone when I clicked online and saw the message: there was a new product from an old favorite, now available for download. Given that this was the first such release since 1991, I wanted to check it out immediately. And indeed, I was not disappointed. There was enough of th ... More >>
In the last couple of weeks St. Louis has had somewhat of an influx of '90s nostalgia acts coming through town. Sponge played Cicero's, Soul Asylum made an appearance at the Old Rock House and Reel Big Fish just played the Pageant. This got us to thinking.... The '80s are remembered musically for t ... More >>
Imagine a world where pot is legal, regulated, and taxed. In this world, Missouri is rolling around in a giant pile of money and making it rain all over the place. That's according to a new study released by the National Cannabis Coalition in conjunction with Show-Me Cannabis. The group commissione ... More >>
According to The Daily Beast, Washington University is a premiere institution for hitting the books or getting hit over the head. Using data from the U.S. Department of Education, the blog used incidents of murder, robbery, assault, burglaries, and car thefts between 2008 and 2010 to populate their ... More >>
Elite Daily bills itself as "The premier online destination for aspiring men and women of Generation-Y," which explains why I'd never heard of it. (I'm far too old and not nearly as aspirational as I used to be.) These young go-getters made a list of "The Most Dangerous Colleges To Go To," and our t ... More >>
Image viaBrenna Haysom is every mother's dream: She had a Harvard degree and a lucrative job in finance -- which she then quit to develop, with no pharmaceutical background whatsoever, an over-the-counter hangover remedy called Blowfish. Gut Check was fortunate enough to receive a sample of ... More >>
The Manhattan Institute, a conservative research foundation, released a large study this week claiming that the nation's all-black "ghettos" are dissolving and that American neighborhoods have never been so racially integrated since 1910. Using census data, the authors of the report, titled "The En ... More >>
Hey, I totally understand if this is the only thing you know about the town of Buffalo. But there just might be a quarterback with a Rams connection worth paying attention to up there. I can't imagine too many Rams fans pay a whole lot of attention to the Buffalo Bills. Buffalo is far away, the B ... More >>
Dennis Brown, Paul Friswold and Lew Prince suss out the local theater scene
California teen arrested for pulling a really jackass stunt at a Boston Market drive-thru. The Sacramento Bee reports that last week, a car full of upstanding youths decided to put a new spin on the viral Fire in the Hole prank. Instead of throwing a soda into the drive-thru window at an employee, t ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsHooray! This year's U.S. News and World Report college rankings are out! This is a chance for all college students, both current and former, to look through the rankings and claim bragging rights for their schools. These bragging rights are only good, of course, until college ... More >>
Holy $#@! Banksy's movie will screen in St. LouisWell, his movie is at least.(Sorry, April Fools was yesterday.)The enormously influential and incomparably brilliant British street artist has produced a feature-length film entitled Exit Through the Gift Shop and St. Louis is on the kind-of-short ... More >>
A church with a bowling alley's a bit out of the ordinary. Epiphany of Our Lord Catholic Church is also a school, though. What? Your school didn't have eight lanes and an arcade with a smoking lounge and bar? Or a Lenten fish fry in the gym next door? Robin WheelerHaving learned from last ... More >>
Fall is a suspenseful time for the nation's smartest people. No, we're not referring to the announcements of the winners of the MacArthur Foundation "genius" grants or the Nobel Prizes. Those things are all small potatoes compared to The Daily Beast's ranking of America's Smartest Cities, which c ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/34284761@N04Yesterday, just in time for the arrival of this year's freshman class at Washington University, U.S. News and World Report released its annual college rankings for 2010. Wash. U. came in at number 12, tying with Northwestern. (Just call 'em the Princeton and Yale of ... More >>
For years Anheuser-Busch has used the slogan, "Making Friends is Our Business." But could a recent (and much publicized) feud prove too powerful for even the "King of Beers" to mend? That's the topic under intense debate in the nation's capital, where President Barack Obama this week plans to inv ... More >>
ebonyexperiment.comThe Anderson family.Have you caught wind of the "Ebony Experiment" in yesterday's Los Angeles Times (though John and Maggie Anderson are conducting their year-long experiment in the Chicago area, where they live). A quick summary from the Times:The Andersons, African Americans who ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsA study by a Harvard professor that was published last week in the Journal of Economic Perspectives found that traditionally conservative states consume the most online pornography. The study, a pdf of which can be found here, looked at the zip codes from credit cards ... More >>
The March 2 New York Times contains a story that smacks down the Harvard Medical School's lax ethics policies when it comes to getting in bed with pharmaceutical companies. Timesman Duff Wilson reports that Harvard students and some faculty members complain that drug companies are exerting undue inf ... More >>
So I was in my automobile last night, driving along as I often do, and I heard something really interesting. So interesting, in fact, that I very nearly drove right off the road into some nice person's front yard. Luckily, my reflexes were good enough to save both myself and someone rhododendrons.&n ... More >>
Filing begins tomorrow for the Elected School Board of the St. Louis Public Schools, and guess who plans to be first in line? St. Louis' evergreen political candidate, Mr. William "Bill" Haas. Although he's got degrees from Yale and Harvard, Haas has yet to join his Ivy League breth ... More >>
Tomfoolery is back in style
Week of November 30, 2006
Week of September 14, 2006
Anybody got a good anagram for "crap"?
Gentle but piercing. Indirect but intimate. Languorous but lusty. Carl Phillips is a lot like his poetry.
Week of March 9, 2006
Time for this town to cash in on Hurricane Katrina
Jonathan Kozol isn't giving up on America's public schools
An embarrassing month for Washington University
Good for what ales you
Unreal enjoys seasonal cocktails with lovely divorcees, learns of a new no-tolerance policy at a local elementary school and shares a make-out queen's Blog o' the Week; plus, how does Bryan Burwell really feel?
Ivan Tcherepnin settled the score
If you can't get laid at a science-fiction convention, you can't get laid!
It's folking awesome!
Street Knowledge (Roc Diamond)
Week of September 11, 2002
Week of June 12, 2002
Fred Rottnek, doctor to the downtrodden, tried his luck playing the boardroom politics of one of the city's most prestigious charities, Grace Hill. He lost. So did the homeless of St. Louis.
Thursday, June 8; Side Door
Wednesday-Saturday, March 29-April 1; Jazz at the Bistro
How a respected economist became St. Louis' No. 1 advocate for legalizing pot
Leona Mackler has parlayed a lifetime of education and experience into a lucrative practice helping the children of St. Louis' elite achieve their (and their parents') dreams
St. Louis is the sport's Cooperstown, but another Walgreens closes the next-to-last alley in the city