South Pole

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Latest Adventures of Ronnie Smith, St. Louis's Antarctic Poet and Explorer

    Jennifer SilverbergRonnie Smith, in Antarctic gear.​When last seen, Air Force colonel, poet and former Riverfront Times feature subject Ronnie Smith was celebrating the end of a years' long campaign to rename all the airway navigation waypoints on air route A338 between Christchurch, New Zeala ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    Mr. Popper's Penguins and Chill Frozen Yogurt

    Robin WheelerCoffee and chocolate frozen yogurt topped with Valrhona chocolate shavings at Chill.​ What screams summer movies more than a penguin farce that takes place during a Manhattan winter? Perhaps Mr. Popper's Penguins was meant to mentally cool us while we watch a bunch of misplaced ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Ronnie Smith, Sled Dogs Make National Geographic

    National GeographicThe southernmost aeronautical waypoints between Antarctica and New Zealand, renamed by Col. Ronnie Smith.​Last fall, Air Force Colonel Ronnie Smith succeeded in his campaign to rename the aeronautical waypoints between Christchurch, New Zealand, and McMurdo Station, the U.S. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Antarctic Sled Dogs (and Ponies) Finally Have Their Day

    courtesy 109th Airlift WingSmith (right) in flight.​When Riverfront Times last checked in with Ronnie Smith, the Air Force colonel and poet was working on several projects relating to Antarctica, where he had served for twelve years. (See "Poetry in a Cold Climate", January 20.) Among them was ... More >>

  • News

    January 20, 2010
  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    Wash U. Aims for the Moon by 2019

    Wikimedia CommonsThat dark area on the lower left is the South Pole-Aitken Basin, where Wash. U. researchers hope to send a probe sometime this decade.​MoonRise, a project developed by Washington University researchers, has been named a finalist for NASA's next space science venture, scheduled for ... More >>

  • Film

    December 12, 2001

    Film Openings

    Week of December 12, 2001

  • News

    April 12, 2000

    Doom Blooms

    Dormant end-of-the-world predictions sprout new life with a coming planetary alignment

  • Film

    June 2, 1999