Hanna Raskin, the restaurant critic for our sister paper Seattle Weekly, has just published an oral history of Seattle's signature street food, the "Seattle Dog," a hot dog topped with onions and cream cheese. As it happens, the hot dog's history has a local-ish connection.
Maurice Leon Wiggins, 23, the Chicago man who threatened to bomb three dormitories at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and then rape and kill 30 women, was sentenced to 16 months in prison, three years supervised release and a $100 fine plus court costs. He could have been sentenced to ten ... More >>
Andrew TheisingMiles Davis' East St. Louis childhood home in October 2011.There was a deep puddle the width of the entire dirt road, so Dr. Andrew Theising, a political science professor at Southern Illinois University- Edwardsville, wheeled his car over the gravel shoulder instead. He was taki ... More >>
Andrew TheisingMiles Davis' East St. Louis childhood home in October 2011.There was a deep puddle the width of the entire dirt road, so Dr. Andrew Theising, a political science professor at Southern Illinois University -- Edwardsville, wheeled his car over the gravel shoulder instead. He was ta ... More >>
Illinois' budget woes have placed heavy constrictions on the state's higher education system, putting professors' contracts in jeopardy and portending layoffs. The situation is nearing the boiling point at Southern Illinois University's Carbondale campus, where yesterday a fourth faculty union vot ... More >>
siu.eduThreat allegedly promised to blow up dormitories and kill 4,000 people.A federal grand jury indicted a Chicago man last week for threatening to blow up buildings at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale last month. According to the indictment, Maurice Wiggins, 23, made the threat Augu ... More >>
Chrissy WilmesChris Williams of Franco studied at the Culinary Institute of America in New York.Last week Eater asked chefs if they thought culinary school was worth the time and expense for aspiring chefs. The answer was a resounding "probably not." The discussion made us wonder how well-e ... More >>
Michael Feldman is bringing his shtick to southern Illinois.One of NPR's funniest shows is coming to Southern Illinois University Carbondale for a live broadcast next Saturday, March 26, at 10 a.m.Whad'Ya Know, hosted by the very dry and very funny Michael Feldman, last broadcast from Carbondale ... More >>
St. Louis Rugby RamsFresh off their first run in the national tournament last year, the St. Louis Rugby Rams -- the toughest quadriplegic men and women in the city -- will open the 2011 sectional tourney this Friday to see if they can make it back-to-back appearances. The Rams, who participa ... More >>
Two men actively involved in campaigning for medical cannabis in Missouri died in recent weeks, saddening St. Louis' tight-knit community of marijuana activists.Gary Davey, former president of the Greater St. Louis chapter of NORML, died Sunday, May 9, of a heart attack. He was 48.Rik Ebner, manager ... More >>
Image sourceThe University of Missouri Board of Curators will meet this Friday, April 16, to discuss, among other things, whether there will be a freeze on in-state tuition for the 2010-2011 school year. It's a subject of intense interest at the moment because even though Governor Jay Nixon ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/34284761@N04Yesterday, just in time for the arrival of this year's freshman class at Washington University, U.S. News and World Report released its annual college rankings for 2010. Wash. U. came in at number 12, tying with Northwestern. (Just call 'em the Princeton and Yale of ... More >>
Jessica Baran encapsulates the St. Louis arts scene
Jessica Baran encapsulates the St. Louis arts scene
8 p.m. Wednesday, December 10. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
The Jersey bad boy still embodies the ambivalence of working class America, even if he's a happily married zillionaire.
DJ Crucial ropes in an all-star cast of collaborators for his latest album
Unreal gets the lowdown on the Dirty Dog, meets plants who love a free lunch and finds a blogger who can't get enough Favre. Plus, Scientology's "volunteer ministers" are bringing relief to hurricane victims -- but not the kind you'd think.
Unreal evades some bloodthirsty deer, chats up a man who'll pay $10K for a wife and gets creeped out by a pint-size beauty-queen doppelgänger. Plus, behold the Rachel Show!
Kenautis Smith has the beat, and for a little cash it's yours
Amy Goodman shares her ideas for getting Democracy Now!
Greendale stays true to Neil
(The aardvark, not the drunk)
Stagger Inn ... Again, 104 East Vandalia, Edwardsville, Illinois, 618-656-4221
Week of April 23, 2003
Strip-club disc jockeys spin to the beats of different drummers
Stagger Inn... Again
The chef responsible for the luscious repast in Babette's Feast brings his artistry to Southern Illinois
St. Louis gets another pro-sports franchise. Let's not screw it up, OK?
Week of February 27, 2002
Self-proclaimed hoosier Rosco Villa shines a rock & roll light on fucked-up lives
Jack Shaheen crusades against cinema's depiction of Reel Bad Arabs
SIU-Edwardsville photography prof Fern Logan emphasizes the black in "black-and-white"
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale professor Kent Haruf tells a good story
From her small-town Baptist roots to her run for public office, Jeanette Mott Oxford has relied on her religious convictions to overcome fear and prejudice -- including her own.
EAST Art 99 beckons art-lovers to the Illinois side of the Mississippi
Esperantists convene to talk up the virtues of their international language