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 >>
Golterman's 2008 book blames the business group Civic Progress with stalling renovation of the Kiel.If 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 >>
Kansas patients infected during the 1918 pandemic.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 ... More >>
Week of February 2, 2005
Oak Grove Cemetery
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.
Local Quixote Ed Golterman tilts at civic windmills in his quest to rehabilitate Kiel Opera House
A desperate St. Louis pays top dollar to gamble on a risky convention-center hotel