Most U.S. residents are aware that today, April 15, is the day we all must file our income tax return (if we haven't already). Probably not as many of us are cognizant of the fact that it's also the anniversary of the day in 1947 when Jackie Robinson integrated Major League Baseball. On this occasi ... More >>
U.S. Senators Claire McCaskill, a Democrat, and Roy Blunt, a Republican, don't usually agree on much of anything -- but they can come together for Stan the Man. And thus the rare press release yesterday quoting both Missouri senators, who are championing the unanimous passage this week in the U.S. ... More >>
Washington has been focusing more and more on food and eating healthy lately, thanks to Mama Obama's presence in the white house. Michelle planted a garden on the White House grounds, which regularly provides produce to the prez and his family. She's working to make school lunches healthier, but she ... More >>
This weekend marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, wherein the U.S. discovered Soviet missiles in Cuba, just 90 miles from Key West. This led to a 13-day showdown with the USSR, during which Americans were sure the world was about to end. As we know, the world did not end beca ... More >>
Last week, Gut Check offered up a list of ten snacks to pair with Republican National Convention coverage. Of course, the fun doesn't stop there. On Tuesday, September 4, the Democratic National Convention kicked off in Charlotte, North Carolina, prompting Gut Check to brainstorm another set of them ... More >>
Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending December 4, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books, Pudd'nhead Books, Subterranean Books and Sue's News. The number one book on this week's bestsel ... More >>
‚ÄčHere's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending September 25, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books, Pudd'nhead Books, Subterranean Books and Sue's News. Go the Fuck to Sleep is back on the bestsel ... More >>
Jack Buck interviews Jackie Robinson‚ÄčOn July 7, 2011, when rain halted the Cardinals' assault on the Diamondbacks in the sixth inning, local sportscasters found themselves with an hour to kill. Kevin Wheeler, host of Sports Open Line at KMOX (1120 AM), decided to do something that hadn't been done ... More >>
by Bob Weinstein; Wikipedia. Note to self, as a future historical-figure-ghost: If Sarah Palin and Paul Revere are any indication, the best way to trend on Twitter 200 years after your death is to have someone controversial give a particularly strange recounting of your life's work, as inform ... More >>
Photo: Ted Barron"I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive" is the title of a beloved Hank Williams Sr. song. It's also the title of Steve Earle's new novel, as well as his newest album, and if it's not the motto tacked to his New York City apartment door it damn well should be. We reached Ea ... More >>
Black Angels. Photo by Jon Gitchoff. Black Angels/Tone Rodent/Suuns Old Rock House April 22, 2011 Better Than: Timothy Leary's best acid trip. Pity the folks turned away at the door of the Old Rock House last night. It's been four long years since the Black Angels played here, and the band ... More >>
We have some long titles opening this weekend. You Know I Can't Eat Buffalo Meat When There's a Terrorist on the Loose from First Run Theatre is the unknown quantity, but then that's the point of productions at First Run. They're all, like this play by Mario Farwell, world premieres. First Run is a ... More >>
strictlyfitteds.comWe know who President Obama will be pulling for -- the American League. This just in from Major League Baseball: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA TO THROW OUT FIRST PITCH AT MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ALL-STAR GAMEObama to Become the Fourth U.S. President to Throw Out First Pitch at MLB All-Star ... More >>
Police have identified the body found Monday morning in Forest Park as that of Willard Bryant Payne, 26, of St. Louis. Payne's body was lying face down near the entrance of the John F. Kennedy Forest off Wells Drive in the south side of the park (near the zoo). www.bing.com/maps Police didn't label ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsIt seems it will always be John F. Kennedy's deathday in Dallas -- not his birthday -- that we will observe, and that which, even now, almost 46 years later, still fills a dark, anguished corner in the national psyche. JFK, the most famous initials of our lifetime. Stran ... More >>
Wikimedia Commons In honor of Presidents' Day, Gut Check celebrates great moments in presidential food history.John F. Kennedy was not a jelly doughnut.That seems to be the consensus about Kennedy's famous "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech (pictured right). Countless high-school German students like you ... More >>
Arch de triumph
Navy SEAL Eric Greitens has come home to St. Louis to help fellow Iraq vets.
These guys donít a give a rip about the candy. Itís all about the plastic dispensers.
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Opera Theatre doesn't get any better than this
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Richard Scarry's books come to life at the Magic House
Welcome, undersea friend
Boarding, biking & blading confab
Oldest performing art strikes again
Faded soccer glory seen in a U.S. World Cup team without St. Louis talent
Novelist James Ellroy reshapes America's ugly history in his own image
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John F. Kennedy Forest, Forest Park