It's safe to say that of all the ambassadors for old-time music - from Bill Monroe to Pete Seeger to Ralph Stanley - Abigail Washburn has had, through her passion for and knowledge of China, the most remarkable of international impacts. At one time, the singer, songwriter and instrumentalist had pla ... More >>
St. Louis author John Dalton's second novel comes out today to advance praise from critics.Somewhere in the next room, John Dalton's two daughters are watching Curious George cartoons as he explains his next project, a book that he frequently refers to as "strange and dark." It took the St. L ... More >>
Why has Ronald McDonald gone missing? Maybe he's ashamed that Jared has supplanted him. That's right: The Wall Street Journal reports (via Eater) that Subway has passed McDonald's for the most locations worldwide as of the end of 2010: 33,749 vs 32,737.Actually, what caught my eye in the WSJ stor ... More >>
Nixon glad-handing in China, 1972.Quick! Is this 2010 or 1972? If you guessed the latter, you'd be forgiven today -- especially after reading about how "Nixon" recently canceled a visit to Taiwan after hearing that the trip could offend the Chinese. But wait! It's not Richard Nixon we're talking ... More >>
It's the weekend, yay! But you have no money (No!) What to do? Check out these ten events going on around St. Louis. Stay on budget and enjoy the first weekend of August. And, if you're looking for a concert calendar, look no further than A to Z.See Guster on Friday night under the Arch. Free!Gus ... More >>
This past year, over at Viva El Birdos, I wrote a post on Christmas Eve called "God Bless Us, Everyone." It wasn't about baseball, as is often the case with the things that I write, but about my own feelings at Christmas about, well, just life in general. I was pretty proud of the way the piece turn ... More >>
Kellwood's taking fashion forward by making virtually all our clothes in the Third World. But the St. Louis giant carefully cloaks its operations, its plant locations and its monitoring of labor conditions.