Most St. Louisians worth their salt know the myth of Pruitt-Igoe: a huge public housing complex opened in the mid-1950s to replace slum apartments, demolished just 20 years later in disrepair. But interest in the 33 acre vacant lot that remains has spiked recently, following the release ... More >>
This one doesn't make the cut, unfortunately.It's Fourth of July weekend, and in the haze of the heat, barbecue, domestic beer, and red-white-and-blue buntings, it's easy to get caught up in ranting-chanting, "USA! USA! USA!"
The founding fathers and a lot of musicians might not agree with ... More >>
by Bob Weinstein; Wikipedia. Note to self, as a future historical-figure-ghost: If Sarah Palin and Paul Revere are any indication, the best way to trend on Twitter 200 years after your death is to have someone controversial give a particularly strange recounting of your life's work, as inform ... More >>
When we interviewed lead Godfather Peter Coyne, he spoke of possessing a spirit of "revenge." But revenge, though sweet, is not always easy. The band, which recorded its best-known hits in the 1980s, was scheduled to play the first show of its American comeback tour at Off Broadway. However, unsp ... More >>
Imperiled.After a heated, three-hour debate last night, the U.S. House of Representatives this afternoon passed an amendment to defund Planned Parenthood by a vote of 240 to 185. The Senate, which retains a slim Democratic majority, is expected to vote on the measure in the coming weeks.The Pence ... More >>
Tonight President Barack Obama will speak before a joint session of Congress in an attempt to salvage his healthcare reform initiative that -- if it were a patient -- appears close to flatlining.But if you think Obama is the first president who tried to reform this country's medical system only t ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsHouston, we have a problem.It's always good to have a backup plan. Space.com has posted Richard Nixon's condolence speech to the wives of the Apollo 11 astronauts had the moon landing not worked out. Nixon's speechwriter, William Safire, titled it "In the Event of a Moon Disaster".F ... More >>
strictlyfitteds.comWe know who President Obama will be pulling for -- the American League.
This just in from Major League Baseball: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA TO THROW OUT FIRST PITCH AT MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ALL-STAR GAMEObama to Become the Fourth U.S. President to Throw Out First Pitch at MLB All-Star ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsAs history has shown, Richard Milhous Nixon was an extremely paranoid man. The 37th president installed a secret taping system in the Oval Office that allowed him to record conversations and phone calls and then use those tapes to strong-arm anyone -- friend or foe -- who dared to g ... More >>
transform.mo.govWhy, that's a fantastic idea!On Monday, Gov. Jay Nixon's office launched a Web site asking Missourians to submit ideas and proposals on how to spend the $10 billion the state is expected to receive from the Federal Recovery Act. By Tuesday, the site -- transform.mo.gov -- was overflo ... More >>
As attorney general, Jay Nixon championed the "No Call List" banning telephone solicitors from ringing homes and businesses. On his second day as governor, Nixon upped the ante: Attempting to ban cell phones during his first press conference. The Kansas City Star reports that it didn't go well. Appa ... More >>
Flying well below the radar, Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko appeared Saturday at the St. Louis Children’s Hospital for a reading.
Yevtushenko, da? For the unfamiliar, the septuagenarian is famous for attacking Stalin and promoting artistic freedom, meeting world leaders, including Richard Nix ... More >>
A simple, happy message helped him become the nation's favorite preacher. Thanks to a Popsicle-slick PR machine and a talent for dodging tough questions, we've forgotten what Billy Graham is really all about.
Should Jim Hanifan's drunken-driving arrest have led local newscasts?... Trouble in the fine print at the Post.... Is congressional candidate William Federer the best the Republicans can find to run against Richard Gephardt?