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    December 10, 2012

    David Clohessy and SNAP: Ten Years After Gaining Celebrity

    Ten year's ago this month David Clohessy, director of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), was named one of the world's "25 Most Intriguing" by People magazine. Included in that 2002 class were actors and performers such as George Clooney and Britney Spears, world leaders the l ... More >>

  • News

    December 6, 2012
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    November 1, 2012
  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Contemporary Art Museum: Paul Ha Is NOT Leaving for Job at MIT

    Eastward, ho, Ha! As we can all now plainly see, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM) director Paul Ha is moving to Massachusetts.​@paulha8Photographic evidence of Paul Ha in sedentary repose, a.k.a. staying put.​Updated 4:59 p.m.: Ten minutes after we published this post, Contemporary Art Mu ... More >>

  • Music

    April 28, 2011
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    March 24, 2011

    Comment of the Day: Liz Taylor's Parents Were More St. Louis Than London

    Today's comment comes in response to a post yesterday calling into question a Post-Dispatch obituary on Liz Taylor that referred to the actresses parents as St. Louisans.That prompted the author of the Post-Dispatch piece, Joe Williams, to respond: According to some admittedly vague accounts, the Ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    L.A. Times Restaurant Critic Outed. Literally.

    Veteran restaurant critic S. Irene Virbila had an encounter that won't lead to a sparkling review. Tuesday night, while dining at Red Medicine in Beverly Hills, a managing partner took her photo and kicked her out. The manager, Noah Ellis, posted the photo on the restaurant's website with the messag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Child Nutrition Bill Blocked

    When the House voted on the Child Nutrition Bill yesterday, Republicans moved to amend. The Associated Press reports that the amendment to the $4.5 billion bill that would improve the nutritional quality school lunches and provide more free meals to needy kids was blocked by an amendment to require ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Twelve Music-Based Documentaries Screening at the Saint Louis International Film Festival

    The movie Do It Again.​The annual St. Louis International Film Festival (that's SLIFF for short) began last night and runs through November 21. As it does every year, SLIFF features a generous selection of music-related documentaries. Here's the rundown. For the RFT's full coverage of the film ... More >>

  • Film

    November 11, 2010
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    October 25, 2010

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch Sunday Circulation Plummets

    The latest circulation numbers aren't miraculous at all.​Across the country, the rate of decline at America's largest newspapers has begun to slow. For the last six months, they averaged a drop of 4.99 percent Monday through Friday, and 4.46 percent on Sunday, according to a report just out today ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    Blessed are the Cheese-Makers; They are Keeping Their Farms

    The rough economy has led many dairy farmers to artisan cheese-making. The Los Angeles Times interviews several farmers-turned-cheese-makers who faced losing their farms, but have found success in embracing traditional cheese-making. With all the talk about how horrible school lunches are, has any ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    Online Tests Misdiagnose Childhood Food Allergies

    Online food allergy testing for children isn't effective. The Daily Mail published a report on how British parents, impatient with doctors not recognizing their childrens' allergy symptoms, are often turning to alternative medical tests sold online. The results? Not good. Hundreds of thousands of ki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    Nation's Oldest Family Farm For Sale After Eleven Generations.

    After 378 years, the country's oldest family-run farm is for sale. The Boston Globe reports that New Hampshire farmer Will Tuttle has cited lagging demand for the farm's goods. "This is a different business now,'' Tuttle said. "Farming at any level is a labor of love, but now the future is so uncert ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 6.16

    Massachusetts sees a boom in agritourists. The Boston Globe reports that argitourism made $660,000 for farms and wineries in 2002 and more than $5.6 million in 2007. That's a lot of money for people watching farmers like Laura Tangerini do her chores. "Do I see it as a way to make a farm more profit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 6.10

    For the first time in over fifty years, Maker's Mark unveils a new product. The Boston Globe reports that the small batch bourbon stalwart, which has never made anything but bourbon, isn't veering too far from what they know best. Their new product? It's bourbon, but with a different recipe and agin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 5.4

    The James Beard Awards happened last night, honoring excellence in cooking and food media. The Boston Globe has all the winners. Stephen Sundlof, the FDA's director of food safety, is leaving his post to teach at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. According to the Wall Str ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 5.4

    The James Beard Awards happened last night, honoring excellence in cooking and food media. The Boston Globe has all the winners. Stephen Sundlof, the FDA's director of food safety, is leaving his post to teach at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. According to the Wall Str ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2010

    Link Rodeo: Bone Thugs-n-Harmony Has a Sour Homecoming, Steve Almond Pisses Off Music Critics and New Rock Bios Galore!

    Photo: Nick SchnelleBone Thugs-n-Harmony on Friday at Pop's in Sauget, Illinois. See full slideshow here.​I'm coming back from vacation just now, so I'm just getting back into the swing of posting -- bear with me... We should be so lucky that Friday's sold-out Bone Thugs-n-Harmony show at Pop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    Post-Dispatch Readers Grumble Over Jury for New Arch Grounds Design / CC BY-SA 2.0​Here are the folks who'll get to decide how the Arch grounds will look in 2015 (the year the monument turns 50). Commenters at are grumbling about one of them. Can you guess which one?Robert Campbell, architecture critic at The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 9.14

    ​ 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? ( vegetable ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 9.10

    ​ President Obama endorses higher taxes on soda to help fund food stamps. (Kansas City Star)New FDA rule and reporting systems aims for contaminated food to be reported faster. (The Boston Globe)September 21 issue of The Nation focuses on food, with writings by Alice Waters and Michael Pollan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 8.4

    More oysters in the Chesapeake Bay -- though the population still has a long way to go to recover fully. (New York Times)Behind the scenes of the Cooks Illustrated empire. (Boston Globe)A new study links women's improved sex lives to red wine. (Wine Spectator)

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    The Morning Brew: 7.28.09

    How nanotechnology could impact the food we eat. (Boston Globe)A case study in how food-safety practices break down, from Panera. (Chicago Tribune)A review of the latest entry in the Eat This, Not That! series. (Washington Post)

  • News

    April 29, 2009
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    November 26, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 11.26

    A record number of Americans -- 30 million -- now use food stamps. (Los Angeles Times) Experts say the FDA needs a major overhaul under the new Obama administration. (Washington Post) The Great Massachusetts Meat Mystery: Who has left raw meat in the same public location six times now? And why? (Bos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2008

    Who's Going to be Obama's White House Chef?

    This morning, President-elect Barack Obama and wife Michelle visited with President Bush and wife Laura at the White House, where the Illinois senator apparently got his first look inside the Oval Office. Obama greets supporters in St. Louis in October (Lyle Whitworth) While Obama was familiariz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2008

    Circulation Seesaws at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    The local daily is losing weekday subscribers but gaining Sunday takers of the paper, according to figures released yesterday by the Audit Bureau of Circulations. For the six months ending September 30, weekday circulation at the Post-Dispatch declined 9.1 percent, to 240,796. Sunday subscriptions r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2008

    Why Does Dunkin' Donuts Hate America?

    This is so freakin' stupid it deserves its own post: Dunkin' Donuts is pulling a new ad featuring Rachael Ray because some right-wing nut jobs believe it somehow shows support for terrorists. ( -Ian Froeb

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 2.1

    Snow Day! Photo: Ian Froeb Does eating "conventional" (i.e., not "organic") produce really expose you to dangerous pesticides? A new study claims it does. (Seattle Post-Intelligencer) New food labels in the European Union seek to combat obesity. (International Herald Tribune) Earlier this week, M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 10/8

    Here's someone we haven't discussed in a while: Whole Foods CEO John Mackey, a.k.a. "Rahodeb," the Wild Oats-hatin' Internet troll. Inspite of Rahodeb's exploits, it looks like the Whole Foods board still supports Mackey. (AP) Why have spicy foods have become so popul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 8/20

    New week. Same old stories. A wrap-up of last week's developments in the Whole Foods-Wild Oats saga: The FTC appeals judge's ruling; judge denies stay of the merger. (Houston Chronicle) The FDA decides not to close seven food-safety labs in light of all the recent p ... More >>

  • Music

    March 28, 2007

    B-Sides gets personal with alt-folk troubadour Patty Griffin.

    Then we snag an interview with country legend — and new friend of Lambchop — Charlie Louvin.

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2006

    This Is Not an Advertisement. (Or Is It?)

    This morning's Post-Dispatch arrived with an ominous orange sticker affixed to the Everyday section's front page. Looks like the daily is gearing up to put advertising on the front page. I've been calling the phone number on the sticker (along with others advertised on all aftern ... More >>

  • Film

    April 26, 2006

    Thank Hell for Little Girls

    Jailbait revenge fantasy is guilty pleasure, then pure torture

  • Calendar

    January 25, 2006
  • News

    October 5, 2005

    See Me, Hear Me, Read Me

    Ethical issues take a back seat to synergy and branding in local sports media

  • News

    July 14, 2004

    Stone Diaries

    After years of bitter silence, a Missouri baseball phenom talks about his legend

  • Calendar

    September 11, 2002


    St. Louisans come together to remember what was lost on 9/11

  • Culture

    March 13, 2002

    Confess, Greg

    For years, Fletch was out of print. Now, his father explains why.

  • News

    June 27, 2001

    Jerry's Stringer

    Just how many items in Jerry Berger's column come from PR man Richard Callow?

  • Dining

    August 2, 2000

    Brulee Brouhaha

    The hot controversy over cold crème brûlée

  • News

    July 12, 2000

    The Reich Stuff

    Brent Benjamin and the St. Louis Art Museum are examining whether 102 paintings in the collection have any ties to Nazi looting. But they won't identify the paintings for fear of tainting the works as "suspect." Their caution only raises suspicion.

  • News

    June 7, 2000

    Lost at Sea

    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.

  • News

    September 15, 1999


    Will someone from the Reform Party please report to the office?

  • News

    June 2, 1999
  • Culture

    April 21, 1999

    Waiting Room

    The Black Rep's Waiting for Godot leaves the business of interpretation to the audience.

  • News

    February 10, 1999
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    December 16, 1998
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