By Chris Chafin The other day, I found myself flipping through records in massive clothing chain Urban Outfitters. I know. I had certain expectations about what I'd find: Bob Marley, Dr. Dre, maybe some new dance records like Niki & The Dove, and not much else. Basically, the vinyl equivalent of a ... More >>
Image via"Dixie" came out of blackface minstrel shows in the mid-19th Century.The song "Dixie" was born from the blackface minstrel shows of the mid-19th century. The lyrics take the perspective, and exaggerated dialect, of a free slave who aches to return to his days of plantation bondage. The f ... More >>
image viaCan we just agree that Hanukkah food kicks all sorts of ass over Hanukkah music? Yes, yes, yes, there's "The Hanukkah Song." Let me tell you about "The Hanukkah Song." It's the Hanukkah version of "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer": amusing the first time you hear it, exponentiall ... More >>
image viaCan we just agree that Hanukkah food kicks all sorts of ass over Hanukkah music? Yes, yes, yes, there's "The Hanukkah Song". Let me tell you about "The Hanukkah Song." It's the Hanukkah version of "Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer": amusing the first time you hear it, exponentially ... More >>
image viaDurbin: Slave to Monsanto?A hysterical rumor has been making its way through the Internet over the past few months alleging that Senate Bill 510, the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, is a threat to small farmers and gardeners who like to grow their own fruits and vegetables. Worse, ... More >>
"Kit and I sometimes have trouble staying awake during those boring intelligence briefings."Seems everyone is asleep at the wheel these days. Oh well, these are troubled and tiring times, after all. We could all use a good nap. Take Ken Griffey Jr., for one. The Seattle Mariner's ce ... More >>
Here's a little known fact: Jews love Christmas. We love the cookies. We love the lights. We love the sappy movies. We spend our childhoods yearning for trees and stockings. (I myself received my first Christmas stocking at the advanced age of 31. I nearly wept with joy.)We love Christmas so much, w ... More >>
Sit back and marvel as Rick Majerus hoists SLU basketball from the morass of mediocrity. (Just don't let him near your pizza.)
Tina Richards' son returned, suicidal, from Iraq battlefields. Now, the Missouri woman is waging her own war in Congress.
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Michael Moore gets out of his La-Z-Boy to find The Awful Truth
South Carolina's favorite Missourian blesses the Bush
Fresh from alienating black voters over the Ronnie White fiasco, will Sen. John Ashcroft take on Catholics in his drive to defeat Senate rival Gov. Mel Carnahan?