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  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    New Release Highlights for October 12: Antony and the Johnsons, Belle and Sebastian, Sufjan Stevens and Lil Wayne All Back With New Records

    (New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) Antony and the Johnsons' Swanlights​*Antony And The Johnsons, Swanlights NPR said of Antony's latest release, "If Hegarty's first few albums find him searchi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Hershey's Closes Original Factory

    Due to increased globalization, NPR reports that Hershey's is closing its original Pennsylvania factory. The company is opening a new, faster, smaller factory down the street, and laying off 500 employees. The original factory, which was a part of Milton Hershey's "workers paradise" with inexpensive ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    Israeli Doctor Publishes the Country's First Pork Cookbook

    An Israeli pork cookbook? The New York Times says it's a real thing. Despite over 50 years of laws banning the sale and farming of pork in Israel, enough legal loopholes exist to get pork to the non-kosher residents of the country. Dr. Eli Landau has published "The White Cookbook", which is thought ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    Medical Marijuana Users Get Ice Cream

    We all scream for High Scream. The Vancouver Sun reports that marijuana-infused ice cream will be available in Santa Cruz, California, this week to medical marijuana users. Sold under the brand name Creme de Canna, a $15 purchase gets 2 to 4 doses. Flavors include Banannabis Foster, TRIPle Chocolate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Hear Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three's Newport Folk Festival Set

    Courtesy of NPR, you can listen to Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three's Newport Folk Festival set from last weekend. Back in April, it was announced that the band would be performing at the world-famous festival, which also featured Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Levon Helm, John Prine, Avett B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    BP Honcho Says He'd Gladly Eat Gulf Coast Seafood

    BP's COO says he'd eat seafood from the Gulf of Mexico. The AFP reports that Doug Suttles issued his statement of faith in Gulf seafood two days after Louisiana reopened 2,400 square miles of coastal water for fishing. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Louisiana have been testi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Salmonella: It's Not Just for Chicken and Eggs Anymore.

    How does a salmonella outbreak come from a meat production facility that's following all the rules? The Providence Journal investigates the strange case of Daniel, Inc., a sausage-curing company in Rhode Island with a perfect food safety track record for 34 years. That is, until the company's meat c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 6.8

    The rest of the world doesn't want our genetically-modified seeds. The Atlantic reports Thai farmers protesting modified rice via opera, Haitian farmers burning bags of Roundup Ready seeds donated by Monsanto, and where modified alfalfa, beets and soy stand in the U.S. Corporate employees bond o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    Video: Betty White's Muffin Sketch on Saturday Night Live

    At this point, there are probably three people in all of America who haven't seen Betty White and the glorious return of Saturday Night Live's "Delicious Dish" NPR sketch.Still, for the three of you who haven't seen it, Gut Check would be remiss not to post the brilliance. NSFW-ish, even though they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 4.29

    What makes a farmers market? In a small town in Wisconsin, farmers are clashing with vendors who sell produce they buy at auction. The Wall Street Journal examines the feud in Tomah, where a farmer claims to have received violent threats from resellers. Stacey Miller, executive director of The Farme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 3.15

    ​Arabic food arrives at the U.S.'s biggest Marine base. A combination of veterans returning from the Middle East with a taste for the cuisine outweighs the fear wrought by the Fort Hood massacre, making a Lebanese-American's shawarma stand a hit. (Wall Street Journal) Lower prices on healthy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    Jon Hardy and the Public Named NPR's "Song of the Day" Today, Releases Free EP

    Jon Hardy and the Public's tune "Worst I Ever Had" is NPR's "Song of the Day" today. "Worst" comes from the group's new digital EP, Sugar, which is available from its website. (Aside: Don't forget to snag its free Randy Newman covers EP here!) During recent shows, JH and crew have been focusing most ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    Quick Hits: The Body at Apop Records, Califone Coming to Town, Stace England on NPR

    *Tonight at Apop Records, Providence, Rhode Island, screamagers the Body are performing. Ghost Ice and Catholic Guilt are also on the bill. The show's just $5. *Congratulations to Stace England, who recently appeared on NPR to talk about The Amazing Oscar Micheaux, his album of music about the lif ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 12.1

    ​ Two-thirds of broiler chickens from grocery stores carry campylobacter or salmonella. (ABC News)New Julie Powell memoir features butchering, extra-martial affairs, and S&M.  (The Village Voice)Boutique distilleries a hit in Chicago. (The New York Times)Mother makes Thanksgiving di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 11.30

    ​ Bumper apple crop goes to waste. (The Associated Press)Southeast Asia's dog meat business. ( ways to cut food waste. ( cookbook focuses on cute Japanese food. (Los Angeles Times)Why diagonal-cut sandwiches are best. (National Public Radio)

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    Farmers' Market Share: Pumpkin Soup and Pretentious Media

    User "Infromgation," Wikimedia Commons​I'm not sure when I first became obsessed with food, but I can tell you about my history with pretentious media. On both counts, I blame my parents.My mom is an awesome cook. I have to give many thanks to her ability to accommodate my vegetarianism throughou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 11.2

    ​ Michigan blueberry producer under fire for child labor violations. (NPR)Company recalls Wal-Mart and Kroger store brand dairy products. (Associated Press)How to increase food production 70% in 40 years. (The New York Times)Humanely-raised veal? Is that possible? (Washington Post)Competitive ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    SLU Doctor Explains How to Grow Flu Vaccine in Chicken Eggs, Dog Kidneys and Caterpillars

    If you, like many, have wondered why it's taken so long for pharmaceutical companies to roll out the new swine vaccine, here's your answer. slu.eduVaccine Man: Dr. Robert Belshe​The vaccines must first be grown in fertilized chicken eggs, which requires getting a hen and a rooster to copulate -- n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 9.16

    ​ What are the top ten food cities in the world? The lists are many and varied. ( your beets. Here's how. (National Public Radio)Camping food transcends s'mores. ( food concept moves to financial world. (The Wall Street Journal)British schoolkids learn whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    KWMU Now Calling Itself "St. Louis Public Radio"

    ​The local National Public Radio affiliate, KWMU (90.7 FM), has re-branded itself. The station, which broadcast out of the University of Missouri - St. Louis, is now calling itself St. Louis Public Radio / 90.7 KWMU or just "St. Louis Public Radio" for short. Why the need for the change, and hasn' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 9.9

    ​ Chin up, Loser! How to dine out alone without feeling like a fool. (The Detroit Free Press) Chrissie Hynde backs new soy-based faux meat product. (Los Angeles Times)Craft beer in cans gains popularity, especially in Alaska. (National Public Radio)Julie and Julia prompts a look at wome ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    Oh iPhone! Is there Anything You CAN'T Do?

    It takes photos, plays music and video, you can browse the web, it even catches criminals. What can't the iPhone do? Not much, apparently. Apple's iPhone store has been an incredible success -- 2.4 billion worth of success. Proving that the iPhone is way more than just a phone. It's the worlds first ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2009

    Prosperity in St. Louis is a Myth

     The headline above courtesy of National Public Radio, which reports that the average wage in St. Louis rose an incredible 56.8 percent between 2007 and 2008, from $962 to $1,508. St. Louis' increase greatly exceeds the next-highest wage gain in the country last year that occurred in Clayton Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2009

    What's Your NPR Name?

    Wikimedia CommonsPerhaps picking out an NPR name is not as exciting as figuring out your porn star name, but Unreal thinks that the RFT should never pass up an opportunity to enhance its journalistic credibility.This method of renaming was discovered by Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!'s Peter Sagal and ... More >>

  • Music

    October 1, 2008

    Ricky Skaggs/Bruce Hornsby

    8:00 p.m. Saturday, October 4. Touhill Performing Arts Center, One University Drive.

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2008
  • Music

    August 6, 2008

    Amos Lee

    8 p.m. Tuesday, August 12. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2008
  • News

    May 7, 2008
  • Music

    March 26, 2008

    One Ring Zero

    7 p.m. Thursday, March 27. Vintage Vinyl, 6610 Delmar Boulevard and 7 p.m. Friday, March 28. Saint Louis Art Museum, One Fine Arts Drive, Forest Park

  • News

    November 21, 2007

    This Unreal Believes

    Unreal goes night driving, dances in our underwear and curls up with a copy of This I Believe.

  • News

    August 15, 2007

    Come Back, My Little Chickadee

    Readers adore their birds, books and Emmylou Harris.

  • Music

    August 8, 2007

    The Holmes Brothers

    8:30 p.m. Sunday, August 12. BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups, 700 South Broadway

  • Music

    July 4, 2007

    Emmylou Harris

    8 p.m. Saturday, July 7. Budweiser Main Stage, on the Arch grounds, as part of Live on the Levee.

  • Music

    April 11, 2007

    The Alice Rose

    9 p.m. Wednesday, April 18. Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue).

  • News

    May 24, 2006

    Get Inside!

    A round-up of summer's surefire hits (and definite duds)

  • Calendar

    December 8, 2004

    The Elf Himself

    Santaland Diaries reveals all

  • Calendar

    June 30, 2004

    Journalistic Integrity

    Bob Edwards knows whereof he writes

  • Calendar

    June 23, 2004

    Rally Cry

    Show off your sweet ride at the county parks' road rally

  • News

    June 23, 2004


    Week of June 23, 2004

  • Calendar

    June 9, 2004

    American Cutie

    David Sedaris won't bring a fifth of whiskey to his reading at the Powell

  • Calendar

    October 8, 2003

    NPR's Sleeper Awakens

    Michael Feldman does the Blanche

  • News

    December 11, 2002
  • Best of St. Louis

    September 26, 2001
  • News

    September 12, 2001

    All God's Children

    When terrorists breed hatred among us, they've already won the war

  • Culture

    March 7, 2001


    The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra goes off the air

  • Calendar

    April 26, 2000

    Our Miss Brooks

    Renowned poet Gwendolyn Brooks visits St. Louis

  • Music

    October 6, 1999

    They Might Be Giants

    Monday, Oct. 11; Mississippi Nights

  • News

    June 23, 1999
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