Missouri U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill is leading the charge against sexual assault in the military, splitting from another powerful and determined democrat, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, on her approach to protecting assault victims seeking justice. McCaskill and Gillibrand, of New York, are both tr ... More >>
Update below: Last month, Senator Claire McCaskill, who has been outspoken about the problem of sexual assault in the military, faced accusations that she is leading a "war on men" from a conservative Wall Street Journal columnist. And this week, she's responding to the Weekly Standard's Bill Kristo ... More >>
Should a university student be imprisoned for a piece of paper that appears to threaten a "murderous rampage similar to the [Virginia Tech] shooting?" That question, it seems, will continue to be debated in court, with news this week that the Illinois Attorney General is appealing the overturned co ... More >>
If life in St. Louis is better than it was four years ago, it still ain't got nothin' on the summer of 1916--the last time we hosted the Democratic National Convention. You might remember that in 2010, St. Louis was a finalist to host the convention that brought 35,000 people to Charlotte, NC this ... More >>
There will be 3,000 flags planted in Forest Park to honor the dead. On September 11, 2001, the country was shaken by terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Ten years later, St. Louis is coming together to remember -- and pay homage both to those lost in the attacks and ... More >>
Updated 4:00 p.m. with comments from Veterans for Peace president.By now you've certainly heard how the website WikiLeaks this week released some 91,000 classified and/or sensitive military reports detailing the failures of the war in Afghanistan.In Washington, the release of the documents is dra ... More >>
Cindy Sheehan today in St. Louis.The image most of us conjure when the name Cindy Sheehan surfaces is that of an enervated woman standing in the summer swelter on the side of the road, a few miles from George W. Bush's ranch near Crawford, Texas. Sheehan's four-week long vigi ... More >>
What made Lionel Sands go off the deep end?
A cadre of Missourians stand at the vanguard of the 9/11 "truth movement." Just don't call them conspiracy theorists.
You may not want to see United 93, but you should
Why We Fight probes America's passion for war
Week of June 15, 2005
A soldier returns a changed man in the gripping Danish drama Brothers
In Ridley Scott's latest epic, it's good for one really stunning siege
Meet Samir, the St. Louis auto mechanic who pulled Saddam Hussein from his spider hole
If you can't get laid at a science-fiction convention, you can't get laid!
Wednesday, October 6; Fox Theatre
Amy Goodman shares her ideas for getting Democracy Now!
Week of March 3, 2004
The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department keeps a tight lid on internal affairs. Even if it means breaking the law.
Week of August 20, 2003
Sure, those horrific 9/11 images are rolling again, but an old vet says to get a grip
Afroman's hit ode to chemical stimulation has him high on life in Mississippi
That's been the long, hard decision for TV academy chairman Bryce Zabel
The Army and Hollywood join hands to wage virtual, bloodless battles
Jack Shaheen crusades against cinema's depiction of Reel Bad Arabs
Writer Terry Tempest Williams believes the chaos and terror of recent weeks could bring about a restoration of place and spirit in America
For anti-war protesters, the enemies are indifference and irrelevance
With a distant war, a vague enemy and no access, local media are left waving the flag
On September 11, the world needed superheroes. It found them not in comic books, but in real life.
The city puts the squeeze on some retired cops
As one of TV's best and best-loved series launches a new spin-off, its creator grapples with the aftershocks of terror
The Flying Luttenbachers are booked for the Way Out Club in a show tailor-made for these trying times
This is no time to be wringing our hands. We have to treat this as an act of war.
At 28, Spuds has become a cybersage for the young and the reckless. Now he's gone straight.
Even before the military started shelling, Washington University hoisted the white flag
Published the week of July 26-August 1, 2000
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.
After nearly three decades on the run, a fugitive from the raucous anti-war era is outed