We've had enough with the prototypical St. Louis question, "Where'd you go to high school?" After looking at the Missouri State High School Activities Association's list of every school mascot in the state, we think a much more entertaining question would be, "What was your high school mascot?" Mis ... More >>
Yaqui's on Cherokee (2728 Cherokee Street; 314-400-7712) opened its bar just in time for the neighborhood's Cinco de Mayo celebration, but it wasn't until mid-July that it started serving up the main inspiration behind its concept: owner Francis Rodriguez's take on the Neapolitan pizza, cooked to-or ... More >>
Vedad Ibisevic, who attended Roosevelt High School and Saint Louis University, scored the first-ever FIFA World Cup goal for Bosnia-Herzegovina national team Sunday. Ibisevic's last-minute goal wasn't enough to bring Bosnia to victory over two-time world champion Argentina, who won 2-1, but the mom ... More >>
Yaqui's, an upcoming wine bar and wood-fired pizza restaurant, is shooting for an end-of-February opening at 2728 Cherokee Street. Originally, co-owner Francis Rodriguez hoped to open last November, but repairs to the 120-year-old building took much longer than expected. See also: Tidbits: Grove Ea ... More >>
The flares lit by Bosnian soccer fans at last week's international friendly game did no damage to Busch Stadium, but they set off a firestorm on social media last week as St. Louisans reacted in ways that were by turns curious, angry and downright xenophobic.
Their team may have lost, but St. Louis Bosnians went wild watching a world-class soccer friendly last night in a game largely overshadowed by America's love for Monday Night Football. Nearly all of the 30,000 fans at the game were loud-and-proud Bosnians, some even setting of flares in Busch Stadi ... More >>
International soccer star Lionel Messi will not be on Busch Stadium's pitch Monday. The best soccer player in the world will be out for eight weeks after tearing a left thigh muscle on Sunday, so he won't suit up for the international friendly between Argentina and Bosnia-Herzegovina. But for tens ... More >>
For a city without a Major League Soccer team, St. Louis has hosted more than its share of international friendlies in the last six months. A sell-out crowd of 48,263 watched Manchester City upset English Premier League powerhouse Chelsea in May, and Real Madrid, helped by playboy Cristiano Ronald ... More >>
Three young men escaped serious injury last night when an exchange of words became a shooting in the 3100 block of Louisiana Avenue, near Roosevelt High School in the Tower Grove East neighborhood. Police report that three black males (two age 18, one age 21) walked past another group of three young ... More >>
A cunning American boy becomes a Mexican cartel soldier and East LA executioner
The Vashon High School Wolverines have won five state titles in the past eight years. But did they play by the rules?
Week of July 12, 2006
How the story of a high school basketball team ended up much more
Jermaine Smith once laughed at the notion of a black opera singer. Now the UMSL gradís at the top of the profession.
Week of December 1, 2004
Unreal offers tips to the youngsters, learns about the much-desired Dodge Neon and breaks down the real cost of a Thickburger; plus, did Roosevelt High School take the name of Baton Bob in vain?
Week of December 24, 2003
Here's how the Board of Education could raise money for St. Louis schools: Charge admission to its meetings
The Public High League once dominated the local gridiron scene, and suburban districts were perennial doormats. Now it's the other way around. Ever wonder why?
On top of old Fairmount: Collinsville's humble racecourse is home to one of the nation's winningest Thoroughbred owners
Week of April 17, 2002
In the 'hood from hell, they're not urban pioneers -- they're survivors
Scott Joplin receives a celebratory homecoming with Opera Theatre of St. Louis' revival of Treemonisha
Despite being threatened with loss of accreditation, it's business as usual in St. Louis' beleaguered public schools
When the feds busted the "Black String Gang," they scratched the surface of the Vietnamese youth problem in South St. Louis. But no one's bothered to dig deeper into how it started.