The Board of Alderman finally voted today to pass Mayor Francis Slay's firefighter pension overhaul, a bill that eliminates benefits that the city has deemed unaffordable. Demetris "Al" Alfred, a firefighter and union representative to IAFF Local 73, said he was disappointed by the vote but that t ... More >>
The early 2000s were Nelly's salad days, a time period where the University City rapper was known more for slinging out hits than his efforts to take over Branson or for dealing with burglars at his Wildwood home. An example: Nelly had the number one song in the country nine years ago today ... More >>
image viaThere's no poetry in a hot toddy. No sex. No glamour. It sounds like "hot teddy" but has nothing in common with a negligee and everything in common with flannel pajamas. Don't go gazing into your glass expecting to find brilliant turns of phrase lurking within. You can't spin straw i ... More >>
Aspiring poets, take heart: publication awaits! Maybe not in book form, but how does the inside of a bus sound? A Metro car? If so, your dreams are about to come true. The 2009 Poetry in Motion contest is accepting submissions. The contest is sponsored by Metro Arts in Transit and the ... More >>
After thirty-plus years, it's still a literary force of nature.
Al Franken speaks
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Friday, May 11; Focal Point
Turning a cool gaze on the beloved poet Robert Frost