• News

    May 17, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Marvel v. Local Comic Book Writer: Who Has Rights to Ghost Rider?

    image viaNever mind if he's dead or alive, who the hell gets the money he's making?​Sometime in the late 1960s, a Missouri-born comic book writer named Gary Friedrich came up with a new character: Ghost Rider, a motorcycle stunt rider who sold his soul to the devil and consequently exchanged h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Post-Dispatch Parent Co. Files Bankruptcy on 132nd Anniversary of Paper's Founding

    The nearest image of a "face palm" Joseph Pulitzer we could find.​Here's betting that the corporate brass at Lee Enterprises up in Davenport has no idea that today is the anniversary of the founding of the Post-Dispatch. If it did, you'd think it would choose any day but today to officially fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Three Fired From Post-Dispatch Newsroom; Three Others Take Buyouts

    Somehow this image of the Post-Dispatch seems to work the best for this post.​Lee Enterprises laid off two researchers and an editor from the Post-Dispatch newsroom today. The firings are the first time the newsroom has suffered layoffs since the Iowa-based Lee acquired the paper in 2005. Last mon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    Left Bank, Subterranean Books Now Selling Google eBooks

    ​As of this morning, two of St. Louis's proudly independent bookstores have joined in the digital revolution: Subterranean Books in the Delmar Loop and Left Bank Books in the Central West End and downtown are now offering Google eBooks on their respective websites. Both stores have been selli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch Sunday Circulation Plummets

    The latest circulation numbers aren't miraculous at all.​Across the country, the rate of decline at America's largest newspapers has begun to slow. For the last six months, they averaged a drop of 4.99 percent Monday through Friday, and 4.46 percent on Sunday, according to a report just out today ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    Tea Party Coloring Book Selling Like Hot Cakes​We had a lot of questions we wanted to ask Wayne Bell, founder of Really Big Coloring Books, about his company's new "Tea Party Coloring Book for Kids". Among 'em: At what age is it appropriate to start teaching children to hate liberals? Turns out, though, we could hardly get ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    Gourmet to be Reborn as a Bunch of Web 2.0 Buzzwords

    Screencap:​Publisher Condé Nast announced today that Gourmet will be relaunched this fall as Gourmet Live, a website and tablet-computer app. This isn't surprising. Though the iconic magazine was shuttered late last year, its brand recognition is too high to lie entirely dormant. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    Gourmet Magazine to Shutter [Updated]

    ​The New York Times reports that magazine publisher Condé Nast will shutter Gourmet magazine after almost 70 years:The magazine has suffered a severe decline in ad pages, but the cut still comes as a shock. There was speculation that Condé Nast would close one of its food titles -- Gourmet or Bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2009

    In Bid to Survive, Newspaper Industry May Steal Play From Music Publishers are beginning to emerge from the meeting we told you about last month involving some of the nation's biggest newspaper publishers -- including Lee Enterprises owner of the Post-Dispatch.  Last week the Wall Street Journal reported that the newspaper honchos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    Blagojevich and the Cubs: It Gets Better

    From page 44 of the indictment of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, about the deal the Tribune Company was seeking on behalf of the Cubs (via Talking Points Memo): "During the call, Rod Blagojevich's wife can be heard in the background telling Rod Blagojevich to tell Deputy Governor A 'to hold up t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2008

    Circulation Seesaws at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    The local daily is losing weekday subscribers but gaining Sunday takers of the paper, according to figures released yesterday by the Audit Bureau of Circulations. For the six months ending September 30, weekday circulation at the Post-Dispatch declined 9.1 percent, to 240,796. Sunday subscriptions r ... More >>

  • News

    August 23, 2006

    Paper Trail

    Ex-Post publisher Terrance CZ Egger offers buyout packages at Cleveland's daily.

  • News

    March 8, 2006

    Lee Way

    Is the P-D the "red-headed stepchild" of the Lee empire?

  • Film

    October 12, 2005

    The Substance of Fire (1996)

    Sarah Jessica Parker, with scruples

  • News

    March 9, 2005

    Pulitzer's Gain

    Some say Pulitzer Inc.'s sale to Lee Enterprises blew in quicker than a shotgun wedding. Others saw it coming a mile away.

  • News

    February 2, 2005

    Burnt Offering

    Did the Post-Dispatch try to buy itself?

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 24, 2003

    Best TV News Anchor

    Kathryn Jamboretz
    KPLR-TV (Channel 11)

  • News

    November 28, 2001

    Complete Abdication

    Week of November 28, 2001

  • News

    April 4, 2001

    Pulitzer's New Prize

    The Cardinals have billed Michael E. Pulitzer as an owner, even when he wasn't. Now that he is, can we trust the Post to tell the truth?