Summer in Texas must be hotter, steamier, sunnier and all around more disgusting than around here. And yet Texans continue to consume vast quantities of sour cream and cheese and fried tortillas. Clearly they are people of greater fortitude than we Midwesterners. Because when Gut Check droppe ... More >>
The word for "snow" in Tajik is "barf." "Yellow snow" is "zard barf." There is a brand of laundry detergent called Barf, available for purchase across Central Asia and in parts of Europe. image via We learned this fun fact from some former Peace Corps volunteers who served in Uzbekistan, a l ... More >>
image viaParikh (center) and research subjects in Uganda.Washington University's College of Arts and Sciences has granted tenure to Shanti Parikh, a professor of anthropology, making her the first African-American woman in the college's history to achieve that honor. How nice to know that it ... More >>
Image viaIn the summer of 2000 Matthew Davis, a recent graduate of the University of Missouri, moved to Tsetserleg, a small town in the Mongolian countryside, to begin a two-year hitch in the Peace Corps. Now, nearly ten years later, he's written a book about his experiences there, When Things Ge ... More >>
Zach Dyer is a writer living in Saint Louis. He did his thesis research on coffee farmers in Southern Mexico. Since then, he has visited coffee plantations in Costa Rica and Mexico as well as roasters and cafés across the U.S. He blogs about coffee for Gut Check every Wednesday.It came in a small b ... More >>
9 p.m. Friday, January 4. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
As a young political reporter with the Anchorage Times, I had a chance to spend an early-spring evening in 1983 with George McGovern. I can't recall the reason for his visit, but it doesn't matter now. I met him at the gate and we walked quietly through the empty Alaska Airlines concourse. We hailed ... More >>
The Huygens probe makes a dogged landing
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A chasm gapes between the Post-Dispatch and the Suburban Journals -- even though they're both Pulitzer holdings
Webster University invaded by hostel beings at travel expo
Picking the best of a bad movie year
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Checking into Hotel Faux Pas