With the gorgeous weather St. Louis has been having, it certainly feels like life is a song here in the Gateway City. Recent visits by Glee cast members simply add the grace note. St. Louis had its first taste of Glee when Alex Newell served up a saucy headlining set during this year's PrideFest do ... More >>
After eighteen months of sitting in the corner like a pouting toddler, former Missouri Representative Todd Akin thinks he's paid his dues for telling rape victims their wombs magically divine the difference between "legitimate rape" sperm from dirty, out-of-wedlock sex sperm. Sick of feeling like a ... More >>
Missouri's filthy-rich Democratic senator has sage advice for "possible" presidential candidate Hillary Clinton: Let your money flag fly! McCaskill went on Morning Joe to give her thoughts on pressing issues like Dr. Oz (bad), the Cardinals (good), and Iraq (she's not sure what to do over there). B ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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More than 400 people filled the Mad Art Gallery in Soulard Tuesday night to cheer on Illinois Senator and presidential candidate Barack Obama, as he took the Democratic nomination for president, ending a marathon primary season between he and Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY. The watch party – where a ... More >>
Ann Wright, one of only three U.S. government officials to publicly resign over the U.S. invasion of Iraq, was in St. Louis Tuesday night to speak with anti-war supporters at MokaBe's Coffeehouse and at Left Bank Books, 399 N. Euclid Ave. Wright, who spoke for about 90 minutes at Left Bank on Tuesd ... More >>
Unreal wants to rock the vote on this Super Tuesday, but we always have trouble making up our mind(s). With all the endorsements flying around, the decision is durn near impossible. Hillary Clinton has the support of Dick Gephardt, the Kansas City Star (on the Democratic side), and St. Louis mayor ... More >>
If you hew to the axioms that voters tend to punch their ballots where they place their money and that Missouri is the bellwether of the nation, then the next president of the United States will be…Mitt Romney. As of December 30, by the calculations of the Federal Election Commission, Romney had c ... More >>
Man, you gotta love the New York Times. When we're taking time out from thinking about how we're dying from eating sushi and not having our lives saved by Lipitor, Unreal can now ponder whether Barack Obama's non-acknowledgment of fellow presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at last night's State o ... More >>
www.csulb.edu Carl Karcher, who founded the Carl's Jr. fast-food chain, has died. He was 90. (Orange County Register) The Zagat family is planning to sell its empire of restaurant-, hotel- and, etc.-rating publications. (New York Times) A professor of food studies studies what emigrants from Ind ... More >>
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
Leaving the eaten path for a sumptuous dining experience at the Westerfield House