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    April 25, 2013
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    January 8, 2013

    Don't Take the Synthetic Hallucinogen "N-Bomb," County Cops Warn

    St. Louis County cops are warning you: The synthetic hallucinogen "N-Bomb" -- a.k.a. "legal acid" and "25-I" -- is available here. And it could kill you.  Their warning comes after undercover detectives from the county were able to purchase some in the area recently. (Can't tell from their e-ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Brent Farris: St. Louis Fugitive Eluded Capture Like "Catch Me If You Can"

    U.S. Marshal's Service via Houston ChronicleBrent Farris traveled under the alias Michael Royston.​Leonardo DiCaprio's character in Catch Me if You Can has nothing on 49-year-old Brent Farris. Farris, the former owner of Farris Gallery in St. Louis, was sentenced today to fourteen months in prison ... More >>

  • News

    March 24, 2011

    Wall of Shame

    CNN, USA Today and other media organizations got fooled

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    March 24, 2011
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    January 6, 2011

    Food Porn Truck Hits a Bump.

    Remember yesterday's food truck porn story? There's scandal afoot! learned that the food truck in Ron Jeremy's new film, "The Flying Pink Pig" is a real Los Angeles food truck, used without the owner's permission. The owner of the Flying Pig, Joe Kim, was told by an ex-employee that the a ... More >>

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    April 6, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 4.6

    Whole Foods recalls frozen Whole Catch Yellow Fin Tuna Steaks. Batches with a use-by date of December 5, 2010, may contain higher levels of histimine that can cause scombroid poisoning, according to the FDA. An Indiana man went on a grocery store meat-stabbing frenzy, prompted by a fight with his ... More >>

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    October 22, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 10.22

    ​ Plum Organics issues baby food recall. (Los Angeles Times)FDA examines front-of-package labeling. (U.S. News and World Report)Have a $100 burger, served by Blago, in reality show restaurant. (Advertising Age)What a bento box says about a culture. (The New York Times)Talking coffee maker do ... More >>

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    September 8, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 9.8

    ​ British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver works with West Virginia schools to improve student lunches. (American Farm Bureau)Chinese farmer perfects pears shaped like baby Buddha. (The Daily Mail)Kraft attempting takeover of Cadbury. (The New York Times)Lebanese-owned barbeque joint in Clarksdal ... More >>

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    August 21, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 8.21

    ​ Contaminated food recalls, corporate farming horrors, chemical over-saturation, antibiotic-resistant cooties ... America's in a deep food crisis. (Time)Don't bother catching your own fish for dinner, unless you like mercury. (USA Today)Fourthmeal? Fifthmeal? How many meals a day does this ... More >>

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    January 28, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 1.28

    In today's news: yet more trouble for Peanut Corp. of America, mercury in high-fructose corn syrup and fish farms in the Gulf of Mexico.

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    December 1, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 12.1

    And Gut Check is back, stuffed nearly to bursting...with news. The FDA today releases a report on its efforts to overhaul its food-safety programs. (New York Times) Restaurants and grocery stores try to find new ways of reducing food waste in light of higher food costs. (Houston Chronicle) Using scr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2008

    Everyone Can Read Your Facebook Page -- Don't Put Racial Slurs On It (Texas Football Content)

    You know, occasionally you see something, and you just have to stop. You look and look again, and say to yourself, "Man, that's fucking stupid." Burnette Well, here's something stupid. I bring you the case of one Buck Burnette, a sophomore at the University of Texas. Ol' Buck just also happens ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 11.6

    Record wheat and other cereal crops don't necessarily spell an end to the food crisis, the U.N. warns. (Reuters) Students at Rice University try to brew beer that can fight disease. (Houston Chronicle) A private-equity firm provides Whole Foods with a confidence-boosting investment. (New York Time ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2008

    Circulation Seesaws at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    The local daily is losing weekday subscribers but gaining Sunday takers of the paper, according to figures released yesterday by the Audit Bureau of Circulations. For the six months ending September 30, weekday circulation at the Post-Dispatch declined 9.1 percent, to 240,796. Sunday subscriptions r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 12/7 A group of twenty-three senators have sent President Bush a letter requesting more funding for food safety. (Reuters) Think drinking diet soda is helping you conserve calories? Think again. ( The WIC program is getting healthier. (Houston Chronicle) -Ian Froeb

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    November 15, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 11/15

    More bird flu in Britain. (Guardian) France has the most Michelin three-starred restaurants. Which country has the second most? You might be surprised. (Bloomberg) More Michelin: Check the stars for Los Angeles and Las Vegas. (AP) About to dump all those stink ... More >>

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    August 24, 2007
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    August 20, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 8/20

    New week. Same old stories. A wrap-up of last week's developments in the Whole Foods-Wild Oats saga: The FTC appeals judge's ruling; judge denies stay of the merger. (Houston Chronicle) The FDA decides not to close seven food-safety labs in light of all the recent p ... More >>

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    August 16, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 8/16

    Not exactly the busiest 24 hours in food news. Food imported from Mexico is just as -- and perhaps more -- problematic than food imported from China. (Houston Chronicle) A report on cancer commissioned by President Bush takes the government to task for making it more difficult to eat healthy. (Reu ... More >>

  • News

    May 11, 2005

    Strobe Light Special

    Shopping while black at Dillard's might get you cuffed -- or killed

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    October 25, 2000

    The Big Payback

    With this presidential debate, the highlights didn't come from Bush or Gore

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    October 6, 1999

    Billy Club

    A simple, happy message helped him become the nation's favorite preacher. Thanks to a Popsicle-slick PR machine and a talent for dodging tough questions, we've forgotten what Billy Graham is really all about.

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    March 10, 1999
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    December 30, 1998
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    November 25, 1998