Say it ain't so! Over at Gut Check, we love all kinds of eats -- including the ones that are not-so-good for you. We already know what foods up your risk for things like heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes, but there's something else: sugar. It seems like we can't eat anything these days ... More >>
Image viaThe New York Times Magazine to be published this weekend -- and available now online, though behind the Times' new paywall -- features a long article whose title asks a troubling question: "Is Sugar Toxic?"The impetus for the article is the work a lecture by Robert Lustig, a University o ... More >>
New breakfast of champions?Our cardboard-and-paste indigestion-inducing flatbread beloved, delectable hometown pizza was served up on a national platform over the weekend, via The New York Times Magazine. In an image shot by Ron Haviv and splashed across the mag's brand new photography sectio ... More >>
You'd think this fight would be a slam-dunk KO, given that Riverfront Times just declared that Mills Apple Farm produces the Best Pie in St. Louis. But, well, we at Gut Check really love to eat pie. Plus we were inspired by this article in the New York Times Magazine about PieLab, a community ... More >>
Y'know how sometimes you're just minding your own business, doing your editing thing with one eye and trolling the internets with the other (myopic) one, and out of nofreakingwhere, a veritable bolt from the blue jumps up and socks you one in such a way that for an instant, or maybe even for ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/zaxl4Fingerpainting? What's the point. They definitely can be, according to a 5,000-word story that just came out yesterday in The New York Times Magazine. The main subject of the piece is a kid nicknamed "Kiran," who lives in "suburban St. Louis." Here's an excerpt:Today a numb ... More >>
Bad week for tuna lovers. On Sunday the New York Times Magazine ran a feature warning of the dwindling numbers of bluefin tuna, those big and tasty cash cows of the deep. Now the paper's Green blog brings word that saltwater fish are more apt than their freshwater cousins to cause mercury poi ... More >>
Study officially links fructose syrup to obesity and diabetes. (Times Online)Companies don't keep promise to push healthy food to kids, but Campbell's is reducing the sodium in SpaghettiOs. (Los Angeles Times, Associated Press)A look at the Le Fooding festival in Paris. (New York Times Mag ... More >>
The New York Times Magazine recently published an intriguing read about service animals, but not your regular seeing-eye dogs.Specifically, the story examines a controversial federal proposal that would prohibit disabled folks like St. Louisan Jim Eggers -- who is bipolar -- from taking their servic ... More >>
Every once in a while I get an e-mail I feel compelled to share. Like the one I've pasted in after the jump, sent to me from Amy Stallard, who works for American Apparel. As you'll see, the LA-based clothing manufacturer/retailer, which recently went public, is considering a move into the St. Louis ... More >>
A year-end wrap-up of what we adored, what was ignored and what the new year will bring.
Unreal dreams of our ideal mate: He'll arrive on a horse and pee in the shower.
www.signswithanattitude.com The moment we've been anticipating since the fall arrived yesterday, replete with drama, bells, whistles and nonstop action. No, dummy, not the Super Bowl -- Replaced by a Chimp! That's right, Bud.TV (reg. required), which has been the talk of the advertising world e ... More >>
Week of August 3, 2006
The fashion-forward minds behind Rock Star Rags, St. Louis' invite-only vintage clothing warehouse
Matthew Barney's Cremaster Cycle blends the absurd with the sublime (and is nothing short of astonishing)
WB11 and its girl-power anchor team are diving after a younger demographic. Will they belly-flop or win?
Is the deputy mayor's wife beyond reproach, and who started these rumors, anyway?
St. Louis comings and goings in anno Domini 1999