Henry Kiel

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    Francis Slay is Longest Serving Mayor After 4,394 Days; A Look Back at Past Record Terms

    This past Saturday, April 27, was St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay's 4,394th day in office, which, by his staff's calculations, officially makes him the longest serving mayor in the history of the city. He was first inaugurated on April 17, 2001. Slay received a formal proclamation signed by his sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Ed Golterman on Renaming the Kiel the Peabody Opera House

    Golterman's 2008 book blames the business group Civic Progress with stalling renovation of the Kiel.‚ÄčIf you haven't heard yet, the Kiel Opera House will have a name change when it re-opens next year following a $78-million renovation. St. Louis-based Peabody Energy Corp. has purchased naming ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    St. Louis Response to Spanish Influenza of 1918 Saved Thousands of Lives

    Amid all the hysteria in the media this week about swine flu (i.e. Did anyone catch Larry Connors last night gravely reporting "live" outside a medical company that builds respirators!?), at least one story out today provides some historical context to the outbreak. Over at, reporter Ti ... More >>

  • News

    February 2, 2005


    Week of February 2, 2005

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 29, 2004

    Best Cemetery

    Oak Grove Cemetery

  • News

    December 6, 2000

    A Sewer Runs Through It

    The River des Peres tells the history of St. Louis -- our relationship to nature, to this place, to our own waste. Now there's talk of "beautifying" the river we never got around to cleaning.

  • Culture

    April 5, 2000

    Uneven Kiel

    Local Quixote Ed Golterman tilts at civic windmills in his quest to rehabilitate Kiel Opera House

  • News

    November 10, 1999


    A desperate St. Louis pays top dollar to gamble on a risky convention-center hotel