Surprisingly, not everyone has canceled their Paula Deen books. Bluewater Productions will roll out their "Female Force" biography comic book featuring the butter-loving chef this fall. Here's the kicker: they aren't making fun of her. See also: -Paula Deen Should Probably Just Own It -Angry Paula ... More >>
U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill is making national headlines again, and this time it's not over her "War on Men" or her very early support for Hillary Clinton. Yesterday at a Senate hearing, the Missouri Democrat revealed that the contracting firm which conducted a security clearance background che ... More >>
By Adam Steininger Geeks love metal even more than they love computers on which they listen to it. They yearn for heavy metal that was forged by Orcs in the mountains of Mordor, smuggled halfway across the universe on Serenity and then discovered by Silver Surfer while scouting for delicious planet ... More >>
If Hillary Clinton runs for president in 2016, she'll have at least one high-profile supporter from Missouri. U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, the Democrat who got national attention for her race against Todd Akin of "legitimate rape" fame, this morning formally endorsed a 2016 Clinton bid through R ... More >>
Every comic worth his weight in salt (why is that a saying?) has some good and bad stories they picked up on "the road." If you plan on having any sort of career in comedy it is something you have to go through. I have my stories. The night Steven Wright walked into the club I was in to do a set. Th ... More >>
A couple of weeks ago, Huffington Post blogger Will Bower wrote, "This February 7th, 2012, I'll be paying closer attention to Missouri's primary results and asking myself 'What if Missourians had been able to go first this time 'round?'" Bower, an outspoken crusader for election reform, proposed ... More >>
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton turned 63 yesterday. She celebrated at a viewing of Inside the State Department, a National Geographic documentary about Madam Secretary's job. They even presented her with a lovely birthday cake. ForeignPolicy.comSweet dreams, Madam Secretary!Except it loo ... More >>
If you're noticing a lot more royally-hued clothing around you today, it's a good thing. Today's been declared Spirit Day, when people can show their support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youths who suffer bullying in school.Today's purple-fest is the brainchild of Canadian teenager ... More >>
These seven politicians surely have good excuses for their slurred speech and bizarre commentary. They'd probably say they're just fatigued from the road -- or too busy serving the people. Call us cynics, but we happen to think that they're drunk beyond belief after enjoying some of their own secret ... More >>
Eat your fruits and vegetables, already! A Centers for Disease Control study shows that American adults still aren't eating enough vegetables, and they're decreasing their fruit consumption. Only 34% Americans eat more than two servings of fruit a day. Maybe it's because a Chicago pair has found a ... More >>
Stew SmithAttention Earthlings: Is there really any better way to let your loved ones know how much you care than by buying them a piece of intergalactic property? The Lunar Embassy is currently selling one-acre parcels of land on the moon with prime Earth views, for the super-low price of $19.99 ... More >>
During a flight leg in April, [campaign press secretary Robert] Gibbs tried to have a heart-to-heart with Obama. "Are you having any fun at all?" he asked him. "None," Obama flatly replied. "Do you see any way we can make it more fun?" Gibbs replied. "No." So writes President Obama' ... More >>
Former president and peanut farmer-turned-diplomat Jimmy Carter will be at the downtown location of Left Bank Books on February 10.Carter will talk about his latest book, We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land: A Plan That Will Work. Appropriate timing for such a book, with its instruction manual-like t ... More >>
www.amazon.com The election of Barack Obama has apparently turned us into a nation of twelve-year-old girls, with Newsweek, the New York Times and 60 Minutes our Tiger Beat, YM and TRL (RIP). Here at Gut Check, we follow the reports on the new cabinet with interest -- OMG, is he really g ... More >>
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Joe takes a swing at the pageant industry
Joe narrows the 2008 campaign playing field.
Week of February 8, 2007
Week of January 25, 2007
Controversial docu-drama imagines a post-Bush scenario.
Unreal gets in, um, touch with former Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders. Plus, a steamy local novel and an unloved aboveground pool.
Unreal slides between the sheets with a local author, digs up a strange paean to Dr. Seuss and finds a "freedom ministry" we can truly believe in. Plus: A picture's worth (in this case) two words.
Week of July 6, 2005
A biased documentary exposes the vicious attempt to bring down Clinton
Boarding, biking & blading confab
Week of June 18, 2003
Doe Run's owner has done this before -- and that has regulators braced for trouble
The Ashcroft and Carnahan campaigns profit from money laundered through a new and deliberately confusing fundraising scheme
The armadillo, Texas' best-known critter, migrates to Missouri
Leaving the eaten path for a sumptuous dining experience at the Westerfield House
Directed by Sydney Pollack