Forty-eight hours before cable news networks picked up the story of Michael Brown, the story exploded on Twitter with hundreds of thousands of people tweeting about the shooting, rioting and heavily-militarized police response. A report from the Pew Research Center shows that in the first week aft ... More >>
The invasive plant water spinach is banned in some states — and essential to Asian cooking. In a small village outside Houston, relocated Cambodians are growing and selling it across state lines, up North, out West, hoping to get rich.
An interesting political article in today's New York Times pinpoints incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill as a potential casualty this November if President Obama continues to campaign on an anti-Congress platform. Experts say the oft-deadlocked Congress of last year is a fair target for President Obama ... More >>
Social Media, Version 1.0Amy Mitchell, deputy director of the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism was in town yesterday to speak at a luncheon for PR professionals. Her topic, "The New News Consumer and the Future of News: Trends for 2011 and Beyond," also drew a fair numbe ... 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.Last September, McDo ... More >>
There's slush the color of wet concrete on the sidewalks, in gutters and on roads. Jobs are hard to come by and our winter sports teams are atrocious! But do St. Louisans really think of their town as St. Louis Shitty?While February was chosen as the Best Month to Leave St. Louis by this very paper ... More >>
Unreal behaves like the consummate Muggle, examines a possible correlation between geography and fidelity and plucks a bitter blogger from the 'osphere.
For Muslims in St. Louis, politics gets personal as fear dominates their lives