Mayetta Epps-Miller of East St. Louis died on New Year's Eve. She was 111 years old. That made her the oldest person living in Illinois, and also one of our nation's elite supercentenarians, (meaning she was at least 110 and a superhero). Epps was born in April of 1901. It's hard to get your h ... More >>
Last July, when the folks at CBS News and Vanity Fair called about 1000 adults to get their views on fluffy topics like underwear and Jesus, a plurality -- 46 percent! -- said the Gateway Arch was the "least impressive" landmark. Let's put that another way: A miniscule proportion of our nation ... More >>
We're pretty certain that there will never be a reality show on national parks that rises to the level of American Idol or Dancing With the Stars, but we thought you should know that you still have the chance to vote for the St. Louis Arch Grounds as one of the best parks in the country. If w ... More >>
Join us on a guided tour of emigré comedian Yakov Smirnoff's adopted home, a veritable geezer's Shangri-La.
Unreal learns how to keep young, bright St. Louisans in town and alive. Plus: Blog o' the Week, advice for the apocalypse and a chat with Bill the Thrill.
Walk the Line never strays from the dull telling of a tall tale
Trattoria Branica is an authentic Italian delight
Howard Hughes gets what he wants, in this case a fun and loving biopic
Week of October 22, 2003
The Missouri History Museum's new exhibit will have you itching to hit the road
Two prominent companies unfurl their first productions of the fall season. So far, so good.
Enthusiasm fueled Ken Burns' new documentary on jazz, but the pursuit of profit also looms large
Spicer's 5 & 10
William Least Heat-Moon tests the current state of America's rivers