Judy Blume

  • Film

    June 13, 2013
  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    If More Kiddie Authors Had Written Books For Adults

    J.K. Rowling's first novel for adults, The Casual Vacancy, arrived in bookstores yesterday. According to advance reports, the new book contains lots of sex (in the form of "a miraculously unguarded vagina" and a used condom that is "like the gossamer cocoon of some huge grub"), domestic abuse and an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Missouri School District Bans Books: Slaughterhouse 5, Twenty Boy Summer

    Too hot for Republic P.S.D.!​Last year Daily RFT told you about Missouri State professor Wesley Scroggins and his effort to ban three books from his children's school district that he found offensive and contrary to the teachings of the Bible. Yesterday the Springfield News-Leader reported that Sc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Your Weekly St. Louis Bestseller List

    Not just a New York Times bestseller, but a St. Louis bestseller, too!​Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending April 3, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books, Pudd'nhead Books, Subterranea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    In Missouri, Banned Books Week Starts Early

    image viaThis is Wesley Scroggins, the man who will protect the children of Republic from dirty books.​And by "banned books" we don't mean honoring books that allegedly concerned parents want removed from library shelves so they don't corrupt their sweet little innocents. We mean a concerted e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2008

    Juno, Reconsidered

    What with last year’s romantic-comedy trifecta of Waitress, Knocked Up and Juno, it was only a matter of time before opinion writers -- in, among others, the New York Times the New Yorker and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch -- weighed in on popular culture’s current infatuation with unplanned pregna ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 27, 2006
  • Culture

    August 10, 2005

    Shades of the Past

    Free to Be...You and Me is ebullient but monochromatic

  • Calendar

    November 12, 2003

    A Diamond in the Industrial Court

    And a monkey inside a fish

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 25, 2002

    Best Use for a Bookmobile

    Gina and Dan Gibbons' Wedding

  • Culture

    December 2, 1998

    Tied Up

    Ben Marcus talks about his book, The Age of Wire and String, and the new wires of the information age that tangle art and technology