Yesterday the website Apartment Therapy published a "House Tour" of St. Louis-based painter and sculptor Mary Sprague's studio/living space in the Locust Business District. Like the artist herself, the loft and the photoessay are very cool. The post, which includes a slideshow and a mini-profile o ... More >>
When you're paying more than $50,000 per year for your college education, you expect a return on your investment -- like, say, a job when you graduate. So maybe you can understand the rumblings of panic emerging from Washington University after the International Herald Tribune released the results ... More >>
Researchers at Stanford University published a study earlier this week that knocked proponents of organic food on their collective ear. Turns out that organic food, while far more expensive than conventionally-produced food, isn't any healthier. But now that the foodies have had a chance to read th ... More >>
Stay away from the Washington University campus. According to Newsweek, their students are the most stressed out in the country. That's right -- WUSTL has risen to the top of magazine's annual list, which attempts to quantify stress levels on campus using cold hard numbers. They could have sent so ... More >>
I still haven't gotten my shit together enough (or found the multiple hours necessary), to complete the last part of my draft report for the Cardinals this year. I feel very bad about this state of affairs; I just thought you should all know. However, despite my inability to get the larger piec ... More >>
It's been right about two weeks since the 2012 edition of the MLB First-Year Player Draft; the Cardinals have had time to come to terms with the majority of their selected players already. It was a remarkably interesting draft for the Redbirds, and one I've had kind of a tough time getting my head w ... More >>
The Major League Baseball first-year player draft is just a few hours away, taking place in New York City and beginning at six pm central. The Houston Astros have the first overall pick, and are expected to take Mark Appel, a right-handed pitcher out of Stanford, with their selection. Appel isn't a ... More >>
And so we come to the final push, dear friends. The very last gasp of the draft class. The final group of players taken by the Cardinals for 2011 contains a couple very intriguing talents, including a tough sign from St. Louis who could wind up with as high a ceiling as any player drafted this ye ... More >>
I'm a big fan of the draft. The baseball one, too. Baseball's first-year amateur draft takes place tonight, with our hometown Cardinals going on the clock at No. 22 overall. Unfortunately, that's the only pick the Cards will have in the first round/supplemental round range, with their second sele ... More >>
In part one, I took a look at the first five rounds of the Cards' draft, as well as the overall breakdown of player by type. This time I'll cover the middlish rounds of the draft, 6-20, and then next time tease out any interesting players who happened to be picked up in the late rounds. Afte ... More >>
Bud Selig, the man in charge of not only the draft, but all of baseball, in fact. Really inspires confidence, eh? With the MLB draft just mere hours away, I thought I might try to roundup at least a few of the names I think the Cardinals just might be interested in calling. These aren't all first ... More >>
Be nice to Wash. U. students. They're really stressed out.Another day, another ranking. This one involves rating which of the nation's top 50 campuses are the biggest pressure cookers, of which Washington University placed No. 13 -- in between Yale and Dartmouth. Stanford is the leading ... More >>
Kill Cupid! Kill Cupid!Todd Sproull was finishing up his Ph.D. in computer science at Washington University last summer when his research advisor asked him if he'd be interested in teaching an entire undergraduate class on developing apps for the uber-popular iPhone. "I was kind of surprised, lik ... More >>
Robin WheelerJosh Allen, founder of CompanionIt doesn't take much to change the face of baking in a city. For Companion founder Josh Allen, it started with a few watts. "I have a fond memory of stealing my sister's Easy-Bake oven, so I was pretty good at baking brownies by the heat of a light bu ... More >>
Washington UniversityNanette Tarbouni, the woman responsible for the fates of thousands of high-school seniors.That high-pitched wailing you hear across our nation? Is the sound of hundreds of thousands of high-school seniors bemoaning the cruel fate that did not let them in to their first-choice co ... More >>
courtesy of the Academy of ScienceWilliam Sun is smarter than you. He is now also richer (probably). He got to meet President Obama. And he can explain molecular biology in terms so plain that even a newspaper reporter can understand. William Sun will probably take over the world.Sun, a 17-year-old ... More >>
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