Susan Block

  • News

    December 2, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    Last Jeff Smith Post: The Letters

    One supporter of Jeff Smith compared him to a Kennedy.‚ÄčLt. Governor Peter Kinder, Build-A-Bear CEO Maxine Clark and an ex-girlfriend are among the hundreds of people who wrote to a federal judge asking for leniency in the sentencing for former state senator Jeff Smith. The letters, along with some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    Photos: The Bizarre Ads of Dr. Alexander Kalk

    This week's feature story, "Dr. Feelbad," profiles the downfall of Dr. Alexander Kalk, by most accounts a dedicated, caring doctor whose own battle with mental illness eventually ruined his business. Kalk has since relocated to Austin, Texas and is applying for a medical license in that state. ... More >>

  • News

    July 20, 2005

    Mysterious Departure

    Why did the ACLU's legal director hit the road?

  • News

    March 27, 2002

    Judgment at Hookyville

    The volunteer jurists running a truancy court for St. Louis get an up-close view of wayward kids, don't-care parents and war-zone schools. It's worse than they thought.

  • News

    October 4, 2000

    Show-Me Neglect

    "Deadbeat dads" in the Missouri governor's mansion

  • News

    December 22, 1999


    Thousands of St. Louis children are stuck for years in foster care before they get permanent homes.
    The feds are demanding the wait be shorter. But for the city, that's easier said than done.