Copyeditors don't have the splashy bylines of reporters or the lovable kookiness of art directors. They sit at their desks with bowed heads, poring over their well-worn copies of the Chicago Manual of Style, checking to see if "postimpressionism" is one word, two words or hyphenated. They hear "und ... More >>
Image viaAaron Buerge, star of ABC's The Bachelor in 2002, has filed for bankruptcyBe glad he didn't pick ya, ladies, because this Bachelor can be unfaithful. Ask his creditors. Aaron Buerge, Springfield resident and reality star of ABC's second season of The Bachelor, has filed for Chapter 7 ban ... More >>
Image viaAllow me to help alleviate this dull, brutally hot day by sharing a story from my beloved hometown of Baltimore.The Baltimore Sun relates the adventures of one Andrew Palmer, age 43, who decided that the conventional dine-and-dash scam was too, well, conventional.Prosecutors say Palmer d ... More >>
The FDA gives a boost to small organic farms with a variety of new efforts to improve conditions for farmers. "Guys, this is your window - use it," USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan told organic farmers and the companies that work with them on Wednesday. According to the San Francisco Chronic ... More >>
McCormick, the world's largest herb and spice company, is investing in research to find the health benefits of their products. "The basic question we're looking at is whether herbs and spices at culinary levels have health benefits," said Guy Johnson, executive director for McCormick's Science in ... More >>
Massive food distribution begins in Haiti. (CNN) Salami recall expands to include Boar's Head products. Starbucks recalls reusable glass water bottles (Baltimore Sun)The eternal restaurant debate: What's more important? Price, ambiance, service or food? (USDA, New York Times)Even when ... More >>
Proposed Atlantic fishing ban scares sea captains, sellers. (WESH - TV)New book tells readers how to drink like Norm. (Baltimore Sun)Ice goes epicurean. (Los Angeles Times)Smart Choice pulls food labels. (Washington Post)Food sustainability leads to amateur butchering classes. (New York Tim ... More >>
Coke changing labels to make calorie counts more obvious. (MSNBC)New dinner party trend - share the work and the expense. (Chicago Tribune)Americans aren't eating enough fruits and vegetables. Michelle Obama to tackle the issue on November 10th episode of Sesame Street. (U.S. News and Worl ... More >>
How did Slow Foods USA do with its Labor Day Lunch-Ins last week? (Grist.org)USDA redefines "natural" meat. (The Atlantic)Colorado's oldest microbrewery celebrates 30 years. (The Colorado Daily)Adventures in home cheese making. (Baltimore Sun)Butcher shop closes after 119 years. This is no ... More >>
Chipotle takes lead on supporting fair treatment of migrant tomato workers. (Gourmet)In defense of canned food, and the family who lived on stuff in their pantry all summer. (The Boston Globe, Omaha World-Herald)What's the big deal with the little hoki fish? (Dailyfinance.com)Is vegetable ... More >>
NASA's busy in the kitchen, improving food for the International Space Station and developing meals for Mars. (Los Angeles Times, USA Today)Soda and juice linked to fatty liver. Beer linked to better bone density. And we're still not sure about how coffee and headaches work. (The Telegraph, B ... More >>
joevince3.files.wordpress.comStringer Bell is a bad mofoSt. Louis police announced yesterday that they had dismantled of a massive drug-dealing ring in north St. Louis' Jeff Vander Lou neighborhood by arresting 15 gang members and seizing 19 firearms and $1.5 million in cash and valuables. The group ... More >>
Kirkwood residents will vote this November on a proposed smoking ban. (Post-Dispatch)The recession and federal food-safety legislation have the organic-food industry worried. (Reuters)From Australia, via the Baltimore Sun, comes word of a my kind of cat, camped out in a beer fridge. (The Standard)
As Gut Check has noted several times, this is the first annual St. Louis Craft Beer Week. So it's nice to see St. Louis craft breweries getting attention outside the area.First up, we have a poll for "Best Midwest Craft Brewery" on the Web site the Full Pint. Schlafly won with 25% of the vote, edgin ... More >>
More bad news for Maryland crabs: The lack of workers to pick crabs has the industry looking to the prisons. (Baltimore Sun)The battle over artificial sweeteners. (New York Times)Burger King sales plummet. (Bloomberg)
More on the recall of pistachios due to salmonella fears. (Los Angeles Times)Crab season begins in the Chesapeake, with crabbers hoping the number of females has risen after last year's poor levels. (Baltimore Sun)Learning to love goat. As a food, you pervert. (New York Times)
Or, well, at least, he has a pain in the ass. What sort of picture were you expecting?Okay, so it isn't quite as good as Kaz Matsui's time on the DL last year to recover from an anal fissure (good from the perspective of making for excellent sports writing fodder; I assume that actually having ... More >>
Some say Pulitzer Inc.'s sale to Lee Enterprises blew in quicker than a shotgun wedding. Others saw it coming a mile away.
Amid the lofty renaissance, the hardcore of the urban core
Editor Cole Campbell has left in his dinghy, and the mutineers at the Post-Dispatch are jubilant. Now, the flagship is listing and the crew has no idea where it's headed.
Published the week of April 26
Father James Carney left St. Louis to work with the poor in Honduras, putting him at odds with both church and state. Fifteen years after his mysterious death, a new CIA report raises more questions than answers.