A 24-year-old robbery suspect died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head early Friday morning after police chased him to a south St. Louis County elementary school parking lot. St. Louis County police officers found Nickolas T. Gralike, of the 700 block of Hill Slope in Jefferson County, de ... More >>
Comic books have seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years, thanks to film series revolving around The Avengers, X-Men and Superman. But with hobby reading in general going down nationwide, how can comic book shops ensure that younger generations will be interested in the adventures of Batman ... More >>
More married St. Louis women are looking for a little somethin' on the side, according to a new report from AshleyMadison.com, the dating site for married folks. The social network for infidelity released some choice statistics from its 61,000 St. Louis subscribers, including the ten cheatingest ne ... More >>
Update: See photos from soccer at Busch Stadium. St. Louis resident George Gansner was able to snag a ticket to the highly anticipated Manchester City v. Chelsea F.C. soccer match tonight at Busch Stadium -- but he won't be needing it. That's because he'll be on the now transformed field refereeing ... More >>
Remember Rebecca Black? She is the California teenager whose parents paid for their daughter to perform a song called "Friday" in a now-infamous YouTube music video. Black became internet famous overnight, mostly because everyone agreed that it was the worst song they'd ever heard. Black says she cr ... More >>
We're not exactly ready for our close-up on Extreme Couponing, but Gut Check does love us a good deal on food. And though Halloween isn't the most food-based holiday, it isn't the least, either. After much research and investigative reporting, we've compiled a list of the best restaurant and food de ... More >>
The strange drama that's unfolded in the Democratic primary of Missouri's 93rd House district has stayed behind-the-scenes, but almost became public on Wednesday, March 21.On that day, after a lunch recess, Representative John "JJ" Rizzo (D-Kansas City) returned to his seat in the chamber. Desk ... More >>
William B. Sackman was apparently planning an epic Memorial Day barbecue. The Oakville man drove to a Dierbergs in Shiloh, Illinois, last Sunday and allegedly gathered prodigious quantities of the staples: Eighteen bottles of liquor, ten cases of infant formula and an unspecified amount of ribs. Acc ... More >>
The original Joanie's Pizzeria in Soulard- Gut Check reported in September that Joanie's Pizzeria (2101 Menard Street; 314-865-1994) planned to open a new location at 5441 Telegraph Road in the Oakville area of south St. Louis County. That location is now open, according to Joanie's Facebook p ... More >>
Henry Bollinger woke up at 5:30 a.m. last Friday and tried not to disturb his wife and two young boys. He stepped out into the early-morning chill of Oakville, Missouri, and drove north, stopping only for a cup of coffee on his way to Busch Stadium. Once there, he took the elevator two flight ... More >>
Hear ye, hear ye, by the powers vested in the Council of Redbird Fandom (i.e., Miller Lite, 93.7 The Bull and Gen X Radio), it shall be declared that Thursday, March 31, is an official holiday in the city of St. Louis. In honor of the Cards' home opener against the Padres tomorrow at 3:15, ... More >>
The 5A state finals for Missouri high school basketball were played over the weekend in Columbia. One St. Louis-area school, Incarnate Word Academy, brought home a championship in the 5A girl's division but that was not the story of the tournament.That distinction goes to Trey Starks of Springfield ... More >>
Recall the goal of Craigslist Missed Connections: to reach someone with whom you had a positive and brief - but anonymous - encounter. Well, as we dutifully rooted through the local Missed Connections page yet again this week, we were struck by an abundance of posts, all authored by dudes, that appe ... More >>
A St. Louis company is making a killing off Halloween. Your screams are music to their ears.
Handwriting experts, Bosnian profanity and televised breakups: all part of Michael Hetelson's revolutionary vision for indoor soccer in St. Louis
Bill Haas trumps other Blog o' the Week possibilities, a white supremacy group loses its power (literally), and we wonder if Hotel Rwanda is OK for kids; plus, everybody loves Einar!
Week of November 3, 2004
Eau Bistro is better -- and edgier -- than ever
The year in review: A quiz (For answers, see last page)
Two off-duty St. Louis County cops. One dangerous game.
The stereotype is all about cheap beer, fast cars and fat girls. But there's a little bit of hoosier in all of us.
Week of November 22, 2000