By all accounts, Stan Musial was a deeply humble man and may have been embarrassed by the outpouring of tributes following his death this past Saturday at the age of 92. But, as a devout Catholic, he may have also understood the urge to go on pilgrimage and visit the places where he played baseball, ... More >>
On July 17, 1926, J. Frank Norris, the most famous preacher in America and de facto leader of the burgeoning fundamentalist movement, shot and killed an unarmed man in his private office in his megachurch in Fort Worth, Texas. The subsequent trial captivated the nation, especially after it ex ... More >>
E. Desmond "Des" Lee, a lifelong Missourian and successful entrepreneur who leveraged his business success to fund arts and education, died today at St. John's Hospital. He was 92.umsl.eduE. Desmond "Des" Lee (1917-2010) with his wife, Mary Ann.According to a press release from his family, Lee ga ... More >>
Remember all that squabbling a few years ago when the city handed over a piece of Forest Park to Barnes-Jewish Hospital? Part of the deal required that the city replace the 9.4 acres of green space it would lose to the hospital with new park land. Two years later, one of those spin-off parks is now ... More >>
Details are still being worked out, but local label F5 Records is set to celebrate the tenth anniversary of its first release (a twelve-inch single from Hi Fidel and DJ Crucial called "Madeira") on Saturday, February 21 at the Gramophone. Confirmed performers for the party so far include Earthworms, ... More >>
The Missouri Botanical Garden teams up with the Shaw Neighborhood, infamous for its feuds, to reach across I-44 in an effort to rescue McRee Town. All that's needed are a few miracles and about $50 million.