I have an issue with Wilco. It's a personal beef. My problem is this: Wilco is considered a Chicago band and the band members encourage this bullshit fallacy. Wilco is from St. Louis, goddamnit. See also: Wilco Creates Thunder at LouFest, Dedicates Song to Bob Reuter: Review, Photos and Setlist
A story on Time (via Gawker) this morning landed with a virtual thud in the very depths of my soul: Scientists claim to have found no proof that Mexican Coca-Cola, beloved of food snobs and hipsters, contains cane sugar. But according to Time, a recent study that analyzed sodas found that M ... More >>
The world as Gut Check knew it ended in March when we launched our Twitter account. Really, things have never been the same around these parts. The rest of the month after the jump.
Robin WheelerI don't have a problem with occasional soda-based cooking. My mom's made beans with Dr Pepper for years, and I don't think I've found a chocolate cake better than Coca-Cola Cake. So when Kelly gave me a copy of 1965's Cookin' with Dr Pepper, I didn't think I'd find anything Throwba ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsWhile Gut Check is on vacation, enjoy highlights from the past two years.Silly me, thinking I could share my desert-island fantasies without any consequences.In last week's review of Taqueria el Jalapeño, I wrote the following:It won't surprise regular readers of this column to lea ... More >>
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Managers park semis, regulars get crabby and allegations fly
Bulls, broncs and the blunt wisdom of Ray Cox challenge the cowboys and weekend warriors of the Lazy C Rodeo School
The Busches, the Orthweins and other St. Louis royalty get down and dirty playing polo. It's the passion that grounds their lives.
The Talking Heads' David Byrne once again reinvents himself, this time as an ambassador of Latin American music