Recently Joe Steinhardt took a moment to ponder the year that had just passed, and didn't like what he saw. Steinhardt runs one of my favorite music labels, Don Giovanni Records. His New Jersey-based outfit was built, as he tells it, to promote the music his friends made. His label is now blessed ... More >>
After being MIA for months of board of aldermen meetings, Valley Park Mayor Nathan Grellner finally showed his face last night at a raucous public meeting, showing both resignation and defiance. It's been an eventful few weeks for the 27-year-old mayor now nicknamed "Charlie Sheen." A bizarre story ... More >>
Let's celebrate Jesus' resurrection by gorging on candy! Makes perfect sense. There were Cadbury Creme Eggs in the cave when they rolled away the rock on the third day, right? Probably not. But that's not going to stop us, or the great American marketing machine that has created some of the most a ... More >>
Suddenly worth a lot less.â€‹Yes, Webster University is a fine school. It's nothing like University of Phoenix and other so-called "diploma mills." Webster U. has standards. It rigorously screens its students and selects only the best and brightest. [Insert sound of record scratching here.] Yesterda ... More >>
Photo by Bill StreeterPanelist assembled for a rivetting discussion of the law and Social Media ethics (click for larger view)The Social Media Club of St. Louis had their monthly networking event and panel discussion last week at Moulin. I have to give the organizers credit. They seem to consistentl ... More >>
O’Fallon, Missouri: Home to petty feuds, poisonous politics – and prickly postcards.
Week of March 8, 2007
Music news you can use
Buried in bureaucratic incompetence and scandal, Pine Lawn might be headed for a pine box.
Bennie Smith and a dwindling cadre of St. Louis music pioneers have a right to sing the blues
Stand clear: A young St. Louis sculptor named Moses has entered the building
In Good Company is wonderfully funny, a bit sad and unmistakably real
If you can't get laid at a science-fiction convention, you can't get laid!
And no help from the crowd
Guns 'n Hoses returns
Week of September 17, 2003
Eat up -- it's for a good cause
Spaghetteria Mama Mia offers value-priced, authentic meals of either spaghetti or baked spiedini. The concept doesn't translate well into practice.
Developer Paul McKee Jr. envisions WingHaven as a "New Urbanist" planned community where everyone will live, work and get along. So why does it look so much like suburbia?
Jose Rivera's Apocalypse-themed play Marisol gets an airing at SIU-Edwardsville
Artist James Michael Smith makes no illusions
Week of December 20, 2000
In the era of modern agribusiness, organic farmer Paul Krautmann faces a tough row to hoe, but his innovative natural solutions yield delicious results
Beej Nierengarten-Smith runs Laumeier Sculpture Park like her personal fiefdom. Despite the damage she's done, powerful allies keep her in charge.
Twenty minutes from downtown, the $300 million MidAmerica Airport is ready and waiting for business -- any business. Trouble is, Lambert is killing its chances of attracting commercial traffic.