Joe Roddy

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2014

    The Grove's Close Confines Have Residents and Club Owners Battling Over Noise

    On June 24, as hundreds of fans entered the Ready Room — a new 800-person-capacity music venue on Manchester Avenue in the Grove — they were greeted with a warning sign: "Tonight's show features excessive volume levels. Hearing protection available at front door." The experimental-rock g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Highlights of Today's Epic Smoking Ban Debate at St. Louis City Hall

    Today's meeting was a lesson in how sausage -- and cigarettes -- are made.‚ÄčAs mentioned on this here blog earlier today, the St. Louis Board of Aldermen approved by a 20-7 vote a bill that would prohibit smoking in most bars and restaurants should voters in St. Louis County also approve a smoking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2006

    Scenes From a Voting Booth What would David Eckstein do? Unreal trudged to the polls this morning through wet streets and temperatures in the low 50s. We braved the elements not for the chance to participate in our glorious institution of democracy, but because turnout was expected to be ... More >>

  • News

    September 10, 2003

    Burnt to a Crispus

    A monument to an African-American symbol of U.S. independence? Don J. Smith asks (but not very politely): Why not?

  • News

    April 3, 2002

    Judging Mariano

    The circuit clerk and the city's judges square off on the public's right to know. The clerk and the public are losing.

  • News

    May 30, 2001

    Tearing Down the House

    The demolition of the Winkelmeyer house signals the city's new view of historic preservation

  • News

    December 27, 2000

    The Homes Jack Destroyed

    In the 'hood from hell, they're not urban pioneers -- they're survivors

  • News

    August 2, 2000

    Wages of the City

    Even if the living-wage proposal passes, don't look for any drastic changes for many St. Louisans eking out a living on minimum pay