Big data has hit the bedroom. Our tantric trysts have earned Missouri a fifth place spot on a state-by-state ranking of how long it takes to have sex. With an average duration time of four minutes and 22 seconds, Missouri comes in just behind No. 4 South Carolina and before No. 6 Michigan.
Toward the end of our interview, Eric Sargent, songwriter and lead singer of veteran St. Louis band the Dive Poets, has to take a quick break to tend to his six-month-old daughter. Along with teaching high school English, being a father is his main gig. It's not that making music isn't important; it ... More >>
Recently, Psychology Today put out an intriguing little infographic charting the most common places a Craigslist "missed connection" occurs by state. The most lovesick locale in Missouri? Walmart. Some people might call this the end of romance or a signal of the decline of Western society as a whol ... More >>
Missouri has joined a growing list of states petitioning the federal government for secession in the wake of President Obama's reelection. Residents in at least 20 states have posted petitions on the White House's "We the People" website. "We the People" allows anyone to suggest a policy initiativ ... More >>
The Secular Coalition of America -- an umbrella group comprised of non-theists, believers in the separation of church and state, freethinkers, and others going straight to Hell -- is trying to open a chapter in Missouri. They're based in D.C., but they're now launching the second of five phases to g ... More >>
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers via PlacesThe Mississippi River model during its last days of use in the early 1970s.This spring, computer models helped the Army Corps of Engineers determine the exact outcome of flooding when the agency made the controversial decision to blast the Birds Point Levee ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsSprouts of doom. Despite growing concerns about E. coli outbreaks in food supplies, the Chicago Tribune reported yesterday that the federal government might eliminate the screening test for the form of E. coli that recently sickened more than 4,000 people and killed more than ... More >>
Courtesy Cherokee PhotoboothCute Easter kids from last year.Looking for something adorable to put in Grandma's Easter basket? Hop on over to Cherokee Photobooth for their second free Easter photo session and get a portrait taken in front of a chalk mural by local artist Ryan Frank.You may recall ... More >>
The cat was seen March 9 in Oregon County (red).The Missouri Department of Conservation has confirmed the sixth sighting of a mountain lion in the state in the past five months. The cougar was seen March 9 in Oregon County in south-central Missouri. A driver near the small town of Rover saw the a ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsThese beets won't kill you. Yet. Beets are so often maligned that it's hard to imagine that they're pickled and processed in 105-ounce cans. Who knew there was such a pickled beet demand? Well, that demand's going to go unmet for a bit. Lakeside Foods Inc. of Manitowoc, Wis ... More >>
Image viaA committee of the Missouri House of Representatives has approved a bill requiring that driver's license testing be conducted in English -- and only in English -- sending the measure on to the full House for its vote.The House Transportation Committee yesterday voted 8-3 for the bill, fo ... More >>
Image viaDreaming of warmer weather, no doubt...Even the city's cuddle-thug is being swept up in the snowmageddon, it seems: Nelly is part of the Blizzard Music Tour, which kicks off March 1 in South Dakota. The lineup for the trek is interesting and very diverse: Besides Nelly, the show feat ... More >>
Image viaThe New York Times reports that scientists from the University of Montana and the U.S. Army have identified the likely cause of colony collapse disorder, which is blamed for destroying as much as 40% of the country's honeybee population since 2006.A fungus tag-teaming with a virus have a ... More >>
Pop quiz: What do Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Montana and Wyoming all have in common? According to a new report by Save the Children, kids in all these states are probably out of luck in case of an emergency.
Euclid Records 1. Sting - If On A Winter's Night... 2. Beatles - Revolver 3. Monsters Of Folk - Monsters Of Folk 4. Nirvana - Live At Reading 5. REM - Live At The Olympia 6. Tegan & Sara - Sainthood* 7. Flight Of The Conchords - I Told You I Was F ... More >>
Pay attention: In the event of a zombie apocalypse, the information I'm about to give you may be the difference between having your cranium cracked open like the sugar crust on a crème brûlée and parlaying a considerable stash of vodka and ammo into living the good life with a harem somewhere ... More >>
Cups are a superstitious part of any coffee drinker's routine. I think you'd be hard pressed to find a regular coffee drinker that didn't have a preferred vessel for enjoying their dark drink. There's always that one cup or mug -- for some inexplicable reason, it just makes the coffee taste better. ... More >>
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hvargas/ / CC BY-SA 2.0Mother Nature has been oddly generous to Missouri outdoorsmen this year, and here's one more example. First we had that huge bumpercrop of paddlefish. Then our state's fishermen started breaking way more records than usual. Now the Missouri D ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsA study by a Harvard professor that was published last week in the Journal of Economic Perspectives found that traditionally conservative states consume the most online pornography. The study, a pdf of which can be found here, looked at the zip codes from credit cards ... More >>
Against Me! Plays anarchist punk rock for the masses.
Dennis Brown and Paul Friswold suss out the local theater scene.
The latest stop on Ians Illinois vacation hits close to home.
9 p.m. Thursday, February 15. Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue).
Jimmy Buffett inexplicably leads a kid movie to the big screen
Dennis Brown and Deanna Jent suss out local theater
Week of August 24, 2005
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Bow to your sensei!
The fantastic, the majestic...the Decemberists
Dennis Brown and Deanna Jent suss out local theater
Week of July 30, 2003
Find Found's Davy Rothbart at Mad Art Gallery
The Slaughter Rule: Original Soundtrack (Bloodshot Records)
No. 70 Grand