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    January 21, 2014

    Congress Blocks Horse Slaughter: Missouri Processing Plant Faces Uncertain Future

    Bad news for anyone jonesing for a fresh, locally-sourced horseburger: When President Barack Obama signed the new federal budget late last week, he also signed a measure that effectively banned selling horse meat for human consumption in the U.S.. The $1.1 trillion spending package includes languag ... More >>

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    February 7, 2013

    Video: Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course May Come To Creve Coeur Park

    In a break from the reliably wonky policy and finance debates of local government, the St. Louis County Council this week is discussing something that sounds potentially really friggin' cool: A treetop adventure course in Creve Coure Park. And no, it's not just a rinky-dink zip line, y'all. "It' ... More >>

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    December 27, 2012

    The Ten Best Musical Happenings of 2012: Humble Edition

    Editor's Note: The end of 2012 is upon us, so we thought we'd put a cap on things by sharing some of our personal favorite shows, albums, events and general shenanigans. Join us as we indulge in some navel-gazing! I am not the most active of local scenesters. I am not up on many of the year's crit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    Amanda Zuckerman: Wash. U. Student/Dorm Decorating Maven

    Amanda Zuckerman is a young woman with discerning tastes. "I'm very into fashion," she says. "And if you care about fashion, you're going to care about how your dorm room looks. It's another form of self-expression." Three years ago, though, when she and her mom, Karen, made the epic shopping trip ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    Rockville MO Horse Slaughter Plant Update: Nothing Doing So Far

    In June of this year Sue Wallis, the CEO of Unified Equine, announced that a shuttered cattle processing plant in Rockville, Missouri, would soon be home to her company's first horse slaughterhouse in America. Work was to begin immediately so that horses could be processed for human consumption as s ... More >>

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    June 15, 2012

    Rockville Residents Embrace Horse Slaughterhouse

    While animal-rights activists and are wringing their hands with the prospect of Unified Equine opening the nation's only horse-packaging plant in Missouri, residents of that town are delighted by the news. The Kansas City Star visited Rockville this week and reports a near unified front, with reside ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    Unified Equine Selects Rockville, MO, for Horse Slaughter Plant

    Sue Wallis' Unified Equine announced yesterday that Rockville, Missouri, population 150 or so, would be home to the company's first food-grade horse slaughter plant by the end of the summer. This is the second proposed Missouri location for the Wyoming state senator's plant. Mountain Grove was the f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2012

    A Tribute to R.E.M. and 88.1 KDHX Benefit: Review, Setlist and Photo

    Back to Rockville: A Tribute to R.E.M. And 88.1 KDHX Benefit Off Broadway April 27, 2012 When R.E.M. announced its breakup last September, the music world was shocked but not really surprised. After all, the three remaining original members had been together for 31 years by that point, most of them ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    The Ten Best Shows In St. Louis This Weekend: April 27 to 29

    In case you hadn't seen, we have a brand-spankin'-new Concert Calendar setup -- it is useful and easy to navigate, as opposed to the previous format, which was....well, not. Now, rather than just taking our word for it on these posts you can effortlessly conduct your own investigations and then tell ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2012

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows From April 23 to 29

    Did everyone survive Record Store Day weekend? Between the deluge of live music and the generous amounts of free beer -- not to mention the throngs of people -- we can understand how one might be tempted to take it easy this week. Please remember, though, that taking it easy is for square nerd loser ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    Childish Gambino, Eve 6 and an R.E.M. Tribute and More in This Week's New Show Announcements

    Submitted for your consideration: Every newly-announced show this week! KDHX's Tribute to R.E.M. on April 27 is sure to be packed -- which is especially good, considering it is a benefit show for the independent radio station. Don Glover, star of NBC's Community brings his rapping alter-ego Childish ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2011

    The Six Best R.E.M. Non-Singles

    ​When I was in seventh grade, before I knew anything about indie rock or Athens, Georgia, or Reagan-era politics, R.E.M. was my favorite band. I'm certainly not alone; the band was a landmark in many lives for both the music it created and the doors it opened up for young listeners. And like m ... More >>

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    February 12, 2010

    Skip Viragh's Huge Gift to Chaminade Ranks Him Among Nation's Top Philanthropists

    Chaminade PrepThe late "Skip" Viragh gave less in than Oprah, but more than Ted Turner in '09‚ÄčThe $28 million bequest that the late Albert "Skip" Viragh left Chaminade High School, his alma mater, vaulted him right among the big boys (and girls) of American philanthropy last year. According to Sla ... More >>

  • Music

    April 23, 2003

    Cry Uncle

    For Uncle Tupelo fans, there's No Depression in reissue heaven

  • Music

    November 6, 2002

    Yankee Hotel Hoopla

    Wilco commits commercial suicide and succeeds as never before