During the summer months, life seems to happen more outside than in, and thankfully, St. Louis has a wealth of urban parks. Yeah, they're great for exercising, but Gut Check especially loves to enjoy them camped out on a large picnic blanket with a bottle of wine and a basket full of treats. There ... More >>
Want to do something monumental for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day?
Two cameras aimed at the construction under the St. Louis Gateway Arch went live this month, webcasting up-to-the-minute views of downtown and the waterfront.
A particularly tech-savvy park ranger is behind a growing online conversation over attracting more people to the riverfront for events at the Gateway Arch. "National Park Service wants you to come hang out at the park," posts law enforcement ranger Coty Stief on Reddit. "What kind of programs would ... More >>
The $380 million project to renovate the grounds at the Gateway Arch hit an avoidable bureaucratic snag last week that threatens to delay the project's already ambitious timeline. The National Parks Service was scheduled to give federal approval to the renovation project Wednesday but refused becau ... More >>
A late-night shooting near Laclede's Landing and the Gateway Arch left one man dead and another woman seriously injured over the weekend. Police say that Desmond Adair, a 21-year-old male, was shot in the neck near Washington Avenue and 3rd Street at around 12:45 a.m. Saturday morning and died a s ... More >>
By 2015, a visit to the tallest national monument in the country will be a much improved experience. So say the folks behind the CityArchRiver 2015 project, a public-private partnership effort to redevelop the area around the St. Louis Gateway Arch -- with some of the road work beginning later th ... More >>
Are you happy with the plans you've heard so far for the City Arch River 2015 project? Now is your chance to weigh in on the future of the Gateway Arch. The National Park Service recently completed its mandatory environmental assessment -- (very large) full report on view below -- and today is givin ... More >>
Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending November 25, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books, Pudd'nhead Books and Subterranean Books. This week's bestseller list proves that Cardinals baseball a ... More >>
BREAKING! A gigantic spider has ascended the Gateway Arch and is holding the downtown riverfront district hostage.
According to the National Park Service, the corrosion stains on the Gateway Arch are "natural and minor," and that overall, "the Arch is as sound today as the day it was built." Goodie!.....But what's causing the stains?
Last July, when the folks at CBS News and Vanity Fair called about 1000 adults to get their views on fluffy topics like underwear and Jesus, a plurality -- 46 percent! -- said the Gateway Arch was the "least impressive" landmark. Let's put that another way: A miniscule proportion of our nation ... More >>
With the long weekend upon us, no doubt you've got some cheapy freeloaders crashing on your couch, looking to you for entertainment. Here are eight great diversions to while away the time, selected while we were researching last year's Best of St. Louis awards. Speaking of, this year's Best of St. ... More >>
Image viaAll that's left of this enormous housing project are weeds and forest. The handsome national mag Next American City (which is kinda like the Rolling Stone of urban studies) has just published some reflections on Pruitt-Igoe by Michael Allen, director of Preservation Research Office. Chec ... More >>
Image viaA scene from last year's Forest Park Balloon GlowFriday (September 16): Balloon Glow @ Forest Park Take advantage of the swift shift in seasons by getting out and enjoying the crisp, cool air during this favorite romantic annual opener. The inflated balloons, lit by their burners, ... More >>
We're pretty certain that there will never be a reality show on national parks that rises to the level of American Idol or Dancing With the Stars, but we thought you should know that you still have the chance to vote for the St. Louis Arch Grounds as one of the best parks in the country. If w ... More >>
image viaSo, this is ominous: The Gateway Arch, a monument to westward expansion and also a really big shiny thing, is crumbling.It's only natural that the Arch, completed in 1965 and therefore just a few years away from hitting the big five-oh, would begin showing signs of age -- take a look at ... More >>
Emergency responders had to cut three people out of a vehicle early this morning in a car collision under the Gateway Arch. According to Fox 2, the occupants of one of the vehicles were "ghost riding" on Leonor K. Sullivan Drive when their car crashed into another auto around 12:15 a.m. What is ghos ... More >>
The website urbanstl.com is reporting that the design team headed up by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (MVVA) has beat out four other finalists to recreate the St. Louis Arch Grounds. According to the website, MVVA got a call last week congratulating them on winning the competition. The win ... More >>
Click here for a full slideshow from the Gateway to November Tea Party Rally. On Sunday September 12, Tea Party members and their fellow travelers descended on the grounds of the Gateway Arch to protest the federal government. As with most political rallies, homemade signs were abundant and, as wit ... More >>
At 9 a.m. tomorrow, the National Park Service will unveil proposals from the five finalists vying to redesign the grounds surrounding St. Louis' Gateway Arch. Mayor Francis Slay will make an appearance, as well as the park's superintendent and the manager of the competition.It should be quite the ... More >>
This is the last non-holiday weekend 'til 2010, so get out there and enjoy it! Here are our ten suggestions for things to do this weekend that will cost your $10 or less! Image ViaJimmy Keuhnle brings his fluffy performance art to the Gateway Arch Friday.Inflatable Suit Performance Tour at the Ga ... More >>
While all the women my age are mourning the Patrick Swayze of Dirty Dancing and Ghost, that's not the Dive Bomber Way. No, in light of Mr. Swayze's passing, I'm thinking about Road House, and the lessons it had for a young Missouri girl in the late 1980s, curious about the best friend a good time e ... More >>
The Counting Crows opened up Live on the Levee concert series last night at the Gateway Arch, with locals Magnolia summer starting things off at 6 p.m. Photographer Stew Smith was there and has this slide show from the concert.Photo: Stew SmithCounting Crows. See more photos here.Photo: Stew SmithSe ... More >>
Here's Sheryl Crow Monday at Kiener Plaza, reminiscing about her days as a young Cardinal fan, as well as talking about her free concert on July 11 at the Gateway Arch during the All-Star game weekend. The concert is a charity event to raise money for Stand Up to Cancer. Click over to A to Z, o ... More >>
Jessica Baran encapsulates the St. Louis arts scene
www.nsm88.orgNazi and child at a Missouri rally last year.This just in from the National Socialist Movement, a.k.a. America's Nazi Party. The group is planning a rally in St. Louis on April 18 under the Gateway Arch. They encourage all "patriotic Americans to come out in support of traditional Amer ... More >>
A group of folks opposed to the federal stimulus package President Barack Obama signed into law earlier this month are meeting under the Gateway Arch tomorrow to protest the legislation.Similar rallies are being held across the country on Friday. Protesters are comparing themselves to Revolutionary ... More >>
Update posted 10/19/08: For a photoessay of Barack Obama's rally underneath the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, click here. Various news outlets are reporting that Barack Obama will hold a campaign rally Saturday on the grounds of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. Via KSDK-TV: Senator Barack Obama will ... More >>
Boxing promoter and great orator Don King pontificates on the Lou, and we stumble across a photo-enhanced Local Blog o' the Week. Plus: the super-snazzy logo that's going to save our public schools.
Martin Luther King Bridge, headed west
Black Thorn Pub
The St. Louis Independent Media Center makes its own fun to raise its own funds
Light-Bulb Changer Chuck Kalert
American Bottom Archaeology Project
St. Louis has a long and tortured history with the Admiral, home of the President Casino, but the city is about to gamble another $3 million to keep it afloat. It's a risky bet.