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Recessions and Depressions

  • Music

    February 7, 2013

    Homespun: Jumbling Towers

    Jungle's Going to Be on My Mind
    jumblingtowers.com

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    Jumbling Towers Scored the Movie Build Me A World, Showing at Tivoli Tonight

    [Jumbling Towers recently contributed the score to the documentary Build Me a World, concerning students in a low-performing high school in Chattanooga, Tennessee. That film will screen at 6:30 p.m. this Thursday, February 7, at the Tivoli (6350 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-727-7271). In t ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 29, 2011
  • News

    November 24, 2011
  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    President Obama's Jobs Plan -- Voices from Barrister's

    Albert Samaha"Stimulus has become a bad word," says Lasky (left).​Last Monday in his jobs speech, President Barack Obama made a serious effort to wrest control of the Narrative away from the Republicans.For months Democrats have complained about how they kept ending up negotiating on Republicans' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    The Downgrade -- Voices from The Royale

    Somebody clearly messed up. But who will take the blame?​After S.& P. downgraded America's credit rating from AAA to AA , the political strategy on both sides of the aisle was clear: Blame the other guys.The irony of the situation, of course, is that Monday's stock market dip, partially sparke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    Todd Akin is One of Those Republicans Willing to See America Default on Debt

    ​Depending on which prominent economist you talk to, a failure to raise the debt ceiling by 12:00 a.m. (EST) August 2, 2011 would either be "doomsday," "calamitous," "a calamity," "serious, and we probably would be thrown into a recession," "could provoke a renewed financial crisis," or someth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    Will Debt Toast Quiznos?

    ​St. Louis has already said farewell to one fast-food chain restaurant this year when the area's only two Del Taco locations closed at the end of June. Now, the Wall Street Journal has word that the sandwich chain Quiznos is in deep debt trouble: Sandwich chain Quiznos made its name selling hot su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Young Smarties "Choosing" Rust Belt Over Sun Belt

    St. Louis: Losing fewer young people since 2007!​It's been the conventional wisdom for years, if not decades: College-educated young people are fleeing old "rust-belt" cities like St. Louis for warmer, sunnier and more stylish metropolises. Politicians have filled newspaper op-ed pages with essays ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Homelessness in St. Louis: A Quick Primer

    Daily RFT stumbled across this recently-uploaded student documentary today, and learned -- among other things -- that the nation's biggest shantytowns during the Great Depression were right here in STL. It's worth a look.

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    Blame the Recession for Your Drinking Problem

    ​Has this ever happened to you?Your concerned friend/family member/bartender/bootlegger gives you big, sad eyes, puts a gentle hand on your elbow and says, in a hushed voice, "I just don't know, Daily RFT reader. You're still incredibly handsome, but you've changed. I think you have a drinkin ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 6, 2010
  • Music

    September 29, 2010

    The National

    8 p.m. Thursday, September 30. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    Construction to Resume on Shriners Children's Hospital in CWE

    Construction will finally resume later this year for the new Shriners Hospital for Children in the Central West End a year after the recession put the project on hold, the hospital's board announced on Tuesday. Image sourceAn artist rendering of the new Shriner's Hospital for Children, if it ever g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    Holy Crap! Wash. U. Annual Tuition Rises to $39,400

    Wikimedia CommonsWould you pay $50 grand a year to go here?​If you want to go to Washington University next year, you should aspire to be one of the following: 1) A stellar athlete, 2) Someone with phenomenal credit, 3) Super-rich or 4) Really good at proving to the people who give government gran ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 16, 2009
  • Blogs

    November 24, 2009

    Don't Let It Bring You Down, But Missouri Is Actually a Pretty Miserable State

    flickr.com/photos/blazin glory ​We have an enduring preoccupation with happiness. It's an American art form.  Pollsters are constantly probing our psyches, measuring our mood swings, tracking our current level of contentment. Interestingly, though hardly surprising -- as T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2009

    What to Expect When You're Expecting Economic Recovery

    Dorothea Lange, courtesy of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum​In an interesting piece in the October Atlantic, Benjamin Schwarz surveys a collection of books about daily life during the Great Depression in an attempt to glean some lessons from the past about what we can exp ... More >>

  • News

    August 26, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    That Little Light At the End of the Recession Tunnel is Actually Five Years Away

    flickr.com/photos/mickdansforth​Last month, Macroeconomics Advisers, LLC, a Clayton-based economic consulting firm predicted that the recession should be ending just about now, with a significant caveat: We won't actually start to feel any relief until jobs start coming back.Economist Ben Herzon t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    FoodWire: Wm. Shakespeare's Gastropub Closed

    ​Just received a note from restaurateur Eddie Neill informing me that Wm. Shakespeare's Gastropub (601 North Grand Boulevard) has closed. It had been operating on greatly reduced "summer hours." Wm. Shakespeare's opened only last fall in the teeth of the economic downturn, and despite generally po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 7.17

    Kirkwood residents will vote this November on a proposed smoking ban. (Post-Dispatch)The recession and federal food-safety legislation have the organic-food industry worried. (Reuters)From Australia, via the Baltimore Sun, comes word of a my kind of cat, camped out in a beer fridge. (The Standard)

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2009

    St. Louis Consulting Firm Declares Recession Over! Or Does It???

    flickr.com/photos/carantiYou may have noticed the article Slate ran yesterday afternoon entitled "The recession is over! (Technically.)" You may have ignored the parenthetical and burst into a joyous rendition of "Happy Days Are Here Again". Or you may have become suspicious of the term "technical," ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 6.22

    The mysterious outbreak of E. coli in Nestlé Toll House cookies. (Washington Post)The International Whaling Commission meets amidst concerns of increased trade in whale meat. (AFP)Recession be damned: It's time for the Bordeaux wine fair. (AFP)

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 6.17

    New FDA head Margaret Hamburg meets the press for the first time since being confirmed. (New York Times)A new U.N. report finds that crop prices have fallen with the global recession -- but should still rise over the next decade. (New York Times)Beginning in 2011, any food that uses the cochineal bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 6.5

    Two small farms sign up for a program to increase wages for Florida's tomato pickers. (AP)No second helping of prison loaf? The recession has states cutting back on inmates' food. (AP)Various celebrities of varying name-recognition urge famous restaurant Nobu to get bluefin tuna off the menu. (New Y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2009

    Minneapolis Hip-Hop From Prof and Rahzwell, Kanser and St. Paul Slim at Atomic Cowboy, Thursday, June 4

    Hip-hop rules the night every Thursday at Atomic Cowboy, and this week's show is no exception: Minneapolis invades the Lou in the form of Prof and Rahzwell, Kanser and St. Paul Slim. Prof and Rahzwell are touring behind a free album called Recession Music, which they're releasing for free via Stopho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 6.2

    Do fish feel pain? An angler considers the question. (Slate)A fast-food chain as a sign of national security in the Philippines. (Washington Post)Screw the recession: It's a $4,000 (roughly) curry! (Daily Mail)

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 5.7

    The FDA isn't keeping up with its audit of state-level food-safety inspections. (USA Today)KFC wasn't prepared for the onslaught of customers with coupons from Oprah for free grilled chicken -- but there were no "riots." (AP)ABC News claims to have identified our favorite "recession foods."

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    Bill Maher: Was Also Tired of Making Fun of Bush; Enjoys a New World to Ridicule

    Depending on your own political bent, Emmy-nominated satirist Bill Maher is either a personality you love to hate, or a personality you hate to love. From Politically Incorrect to Real Time and religion to legalizing drugs he's never shied away from speaking his mind, whether in front of television ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 4.7

    Georgia rallies around its beloved peanut, salmonella outbreak be damned. (New York Times)The stark realities facing chain restaurants during the recession. (New York Times)From the You Can't Make This Stuff Up Dept.: North Korea accuses South Korea of food poisoning its soccer team prior to a World ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2009

    Business is Cooking at Local Crematories. Thank the Recession

    If things keep going the way the are, gravediggers will have to find something else to do with their shovels. As the recession deepens, families in increasing numbers, according to the National Funeral Directors Association, are taking their dead to crematoriums -- just another way of cutt ... More >>

  • Film

    January 28, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 13, 2009

    Become a Writer for Gut Check!

    NOTE: This is a sticky post. The latest Gut Check item follows.Recession? What recession? That's right: Gut Check is hiring! Specifically, we're seeking freelance writers who can offer unique and interesting takes on the St. Louis food and drink scene.What, exactly, do we want from you? You tell us! ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 1.2

    In today's news: guilty pleas in China's melamine scandal, a food crisis in the Gaza Strip and wine sales in the recession.

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2008
  • News

    October 29, 2008
  • Dining

    May 21, 2008
  • Blogs

    March 31, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 3.31

    The recall of salmonella-tainted cantaloupe continues to expand. (UPI) Recent history indicates that if the U.S. does enter a recession, restaurants will fare better than you might think. (New York Times) The cost of the Westland/Hallmark meat recall is still being calculated. (USA Today) Another ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 30, 2008
  • Music

    February 28, 2007

    Defiance, Ohio

    8 p.m. Tuesday, March 6. Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center (3301 Lemp Avenue).

  • Film

    July 23, 2003

    Bucking the Odds

    Seabiscuit is a different breed of summer "ride" movie

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