(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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
*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 >>
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 >>
Bumper apple crop goes to waste. (The Associated Press)Southeast Asia's dog meat business. (Globalpost.com)Ten ways to cut food waste. (Mothernaturenetwork.com)New cookbook focuses on cute Japanese food. (Los Angeles Times)Why diagonal-cut sandwiches are best. (National Public Radio)
User "Infromgation," Wikimedia CommonsI'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 >>
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 >>
What are the top ten food cities in the world? The lists are many and varied. (Epicurious.com)Eat your beets. Here's how. (National Public Radio)Camping food transcends s'mores. (Slashfood.com)Slow food concept moves to financial world. (The Wall Street Journal)British schoolkids learn whe ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
In today's news: Michael Pollan on Tom Vilsack, the sweetener Truvia and a victim of Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme.
University of Missouri - St. Louis announced today the hiring of Tim Eby as general manager of its public radio station, KWMU (90.7 FM). A veteran manager with WOSU Public Media in Columbus, Ohio, Eby will begin his new job January 20. Eby takes over for KWMU's longtime general manager Patty Wente, ... More >>
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
Unreal goes night driving, dances in our underwear and curls up with a copy of This I Believe.
Readers adore their birds, books and Emmylou Harris.
8:30 p.m. Sunday, August 12. BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups, 700 South Broadway
8 p.m. Saturday, July 7. Budweiser Main Stage, on the Arch grounds, as part of Live on the Levee.
9 p.m. Wednesday, April 18. Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue).
A round-up of summer's surefire hits (and definite duds)
Santaland Diaries reveals all
Bob Edwards knows whereof he writes
Show off your sweet ride at the county parks' road rally
Week of June 23, 2004
David Sedaris won't bring a fifth of whiskey to his reading at the Powell
Michael Feldman does the Blanche
When terrorists breed hatred among us, they've already won the war
The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra goes off the air
Monday, Oct. 11; Mississippi Nights