Blockbuster is closing the handful of stores still open in Missouri by next year in a third and final round of cuts eliminating the video store's retail operations nationwide. Dish Network, owners of Blockbuster, announced Wednesday they are shuttering 300 retail stores and ending the video-by-mail ... More >>
The St. Louis region is increasingly becoming a breeding ground for successful tech startup companies with major new investments and growth over the last year. So says a report from the St. Louis IT Entrepreneur Network, or ITEN, a nonprofit group that provides venture development services for start ... More >>
The Farm to Family Mobile Market partnership between Sappington Farmers' Market (8400 Watson Road, Marlbourough; 314-838-7848) and Metro St. Louis Transit has undergone some changes over the past week. Beginning in March, the Farm to Family Mobile Market made four stops per week at four local trans ... More >>
Gut Check first told you last month about Farm to Family Mobile Market, a partnership between MetroLink and the Sappington Farmers' Market (8400 Watson Road, Marlborough; 314-843-7848) to transit stations in areas traditionally underserved by farmers' markets and other sources of healthy food. The m ... More >>
Jill Scott's Summer Block Party Tour comes to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on August 4th, and we have a handful of tickets waiting to find their way into the hands of some good-time seekers. Scott is touring in support of The Light of the Sun; DJ Jazzy Jeff, Anthony Hamilton and Mint ... More >>
The official title of IBM's initiative to help municipalities increase government efficiency is the "Smarter Cities Challenge." In St. Louis, though, the initiative may as well be called the IBM "Safer City Challenge," as IBM's braniacs focused their efforts here on ways to improve public safety. ... More >>
[Update Thursday, March 10: This show is confirmed. On-sale information coming soon!] This just in: Journey, which is releasing a new album, Eclipse, on May 24 exclusively through Wal-Mart, is apparently coming to St. Louis at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on Wednesday, July 27, according to an ... More >>
Forget what you hear about television watching contributing to obesity and impacting brain development. And never mind the report out this week that watching the boob tube hastens your death. Television is good. Specifically it is "amazing" and "the one perfect thing that's keep getting better." How ... More >>
Your DISH isn't broken, it's just blacked out.Since October 1, Missouri subscribers to DISH Network have been without one of the most popular stations on the local broadcast dial: Fox Sports Midwest. DISH and FSM (which airs the St. Louis Cardinals, Blues and Missouri Tigers) have been in a pissi ... More >>
Did you get snowed?Attorney General Chris Koster announced yesterday that he has filed a lawsuit against the world's leading manufacturers of flat screen LCD panels, alleging a conspiracy to fix the prices of their products. The AG is encouraging Missouri consumers, businesses, or organizations ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, July 3. Fair Saint Louis, Gateway Arch, 707 North First Street.
Justus: Has a lawman ever had a sweeter name?The head of the St. Louis Major Case Squad and cell-phone carrier T-Mobile Wireless are trading shots over the investigation of Eric C. Tucker. On Monday prosecutors in St. Clair County charged the 19-year-old resident of Washington Park with the murde ... More >>
RushTom Sawyer Time Machine, anyone? Canadian prog legends Rush are bringing their Time Machine North American Tour 2010 to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on Sunday, August 22. The show is "an evening with" Rush, with the added enticement of a performance of the entire seminal album Moving ... More >>
Brezill will be able to play Wii on probation!A rookie St. Louis cop was spared jail time today for stealing electronics from an arrestee -- who happened to be carting the loot around as part of her "work" as an informant for the feds. U.S. District Judge Donald Stohr today sentenced 25-year-old ... More >>
CloudCamp is coming to St. Louis this Thursday. CloudCamp is a conference that's structured in a similar way to a BarCamp except that it's all about cloud computing. Cloud computing is basically running applications and using other IT resources over the Internet (the "cloud") rather than on your des ... More >>
Friday, August 21 *Emily Wells, Luminary Center for the Arts *STL Showcase, Mad Art Gallery *The Jovian Chorus (CD release)/Making Movies/Humdrum/Hope and Therapy, Firebird *Dread Zeppelin, Duck Room *Leroy Pierson, BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups *Madahoochi, Old Rock House *Bunnygrunt/Used Kids/Teneme ... More >>
Wilco, Jason Mraz, Jamey Johnson and Phosphorescent were just added to the Farm Aid lineup this morning, according to a press release. (I was psychic, apparently.) The event takes place October 4 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.
Ziggy Marley is opening for 311 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre on Tuesday, July 7. But in the morning he'll be signing autographs and performing at the Barnes & Noble in Chesterfield (1600 Clarkson Road). Marley (son of Bob) just released a solo album called Family Time, a kid-oriented col ... More >>
Heads up, ladies: Although New Kids on the Block's show isn't until this Wednesday, July 1 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, some of the boys are already back in town. According to the City Museum's twitter, Joey McIntyre and his kids were spotted at the funhouse this morning. See a cute picture ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/amin_tabriziLane Wallace came to an astonishing revelation two weeks ago, which she very kindly shared in The Atlantic: It is better to be unemployed in New York, L.A. or Silicon Valley than anywhere else in this great nation of ours.Of course, if all those unemployed New Yorkers o ... More >>
Weezer, Taking Back Sunday and Chester French, according to Alternative Press. The Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre hasn't confirmed the show yet, but widely published reports set it as Thursday, September 3. If tickets go on sale next weekend, however, then count on a show announcement late ... More >>
Are the New Kids on the Block dreamier under the stars? Find out Wednesday, July 1, when the Fab Five returns to town at Riverport UMB Bank Pavilion Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Tickets go on sale anywhere from April 8 to 11; more info here. Don't forget to re-read my review of November's Scottrad ... More >>
When you dial 911 on your cell phone, there's a good chance dispatchers will have no idea where you are.
How did AT&T manage to be the only company bidding on the contract to bring Wi-Fi to St. Louis?
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Over the Hedge wants you to feel bad about what it's selling, which is everything
But his wallet's just fine, thanks
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And it's a house of pain
Almost-Blues and faded Stars
Game on (finally)
Wednesday, May 7; Savvis Center
Bill Laurie has a basketball jones that won't go away. Who cares whether it makes economic sense?
The WNBA pays St. Louis a brief, tantalizing visit
City Hall makes a quick pick in an ugly battle over Internet and phone service. Prepare to pay the price.