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    June 7, 2011

    Riverfront Times Editor Wins $10,000 Livingston Award

    That's our winner: Sarah Fenske, a.k.a. Ms. Big Stuff​Sarah Fenske, managing editor of the Riverfront Times, was named today as one of three winners of the annual Livingston Award honoring the nation's best young journalists. Fenske, 34, won the award for an article she wrote last year while worki ... More >>

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    January 10, 2011

    Germany Faces Contaminated Meat Woes

    The U.S. isn't the only country with food safety issues. The Agence France-Presse reports that contaminated animal feed in Germany has led South Korea to ban Germany pork and Slovakia to ban German poultry. Russia may be next to refuse German meat. The countries are concerned about elevated levels o ... More >>

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    November 1, 2010

    The Contradictory Link Between Poverty and Obesity

    The Philadelphia Inquirer dedicated its Sunday front page to the link between poverty and obesity. They feature a family living in the second-hungriest congressional district in the country. "'One of our biggest misconceptions is that it's poor people's fault,' said Adam Drewnowski, a University of ... More >>

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    October 11, 2010

    Rachael Ray Spars with Letterman, Hosts Burger Bash

    On Friday night, while David Letterman took Rachael Ray to task (via Eater), she was at the "Blue Moon Burger Bash presented by Pat LaFrieda Meats, hosted by Rachael Ray", a part of New York Wine & Food Festival. The New York Observer reviews the event. While the U.S. focuses on childhood nutritio ... More >>

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    May 27, 2010

    Ryan Howard Bobblehead: Is It a Gnome or a Lawn Jockey?

    Philadelphia Inquirer via Deadspin​Earlier this year the Philadelphia Phillies awarded St. Louis native Ryan Howard with one of the most lucrative contracts in the game -- 5 years, $125 million. Unable to top that, the Phillies' AA affiliate in Reading, Pennsylvania, recently honored Howard with t ... More >>

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    May 18, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 5.18

    Not only are pesticides bad for bugs, there's more evidence showing how bad they are for humans. Reuters reports that the Harvard School of Public Health has released a study linking organophosphate pesticides to ADHD in kids. Over forty organophosphates are approved for pesticide use in the U.S. T ... More >>

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    April 1, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 4.1

    Just in time for April Fool's Day, food fraud is on the rise. Some less-than-scrupulous food producers have recently been busted labeling cow milk as sheep milk and Mississippi paddlefish eggs as sturgeon caviar. Purposeful mislabeling effects five to seven percent of the American food supply, but ... More >>

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    February 23, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 2.23

    ​ The next obesity-fighter? British beef crisps. (The Telegraph)Australian farmer accidentally breeds peach-plum hybrid. (The Sydney Morning Herald)What your coffee says about you. (Toronto Sun)Vancouver stopped alcohol sales after U.S. - Canada hockey game. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

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    January 15, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 1.15

    ​ World Food Programme's plan for distributing food in Haiti. ( memory of St. Louis' fruit basket king. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)Reclaiming family dinner. (Philadelphia Inquirer)Couple weds at Whole Foods. (Panama City News Herald)

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    December 18, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 12.18

    ​ Pepsi will not advertise during the 2010 Super Bowl. (Wall Street Journal)Meat cocktails turn absurd with the McNuggetini. (NBC New York)A Jewish woman's dreams of the feast of the seven fishes come true. (Philadelphia Inquirer)Educate yourself on cottage cheese. (Columbia Daily Tribune)

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    November 20, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 11.20

    ​ Food safety bill passes the Senate. (Los Angeles Times)Top ten dubious food label health claims. ( Humbolt squid is quite tasty. (Philadelphia Inquirer)Beetles make all-natural Superglue on asparagus. (MSNBC)Craft beer kings Sierra Nevada and Dogfish Head collaborate on ... More >>

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    November 10, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 11.10

    ​ Street vendor accused of terrorism kept a clean cart. (The New York Times)Beyond beergaritas: beer cocktails are growing. (Philadelphia Inquirer)Engineering the perfect kiwi.  (New Zealand Herald)Marshall Efron takes on Food Network. (The Atlantic)

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    October 21, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 10.21

    ​ On World Food Day, angry farmers start tire fire in Paris. ( urges calorie limits in school lunches. (Los Angeles Times)Amish cuisine goes urban. (Philadelphia Inquirer)A history of Trappist beers, and how a lack of new monks might change the system. (Reuters)How to ... More >>

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    October 15, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 10.15

    ​ Kitchens of the future, featuring your very own biosphere. (Washington Post)California bill would mandate labels for sustainable seafood. (Contra Costa Times)Worlds largest cocktail party at University of Georgia - University of Florida football game gets pooped. (The Sporting News)Archaeol ... More >>

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    September 2, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 9.2

    ​ What's wrong with Sheila Lukins' obituary? Lots of things. (The Pollan has his say on Whole Foods boycotts. (' new alcohol tax hike is in effect. (Belleville News-Democrat)Optimistic restaurateurs opting for smaller venues and menus in new vent ... More >>

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    July 6, 2009

    Last Week's Most Popular Daily RFT Posts, June 29-July 5, 2009

    If you missed any of these items posted last week on the Daily RFT -- or were like some of us and just checked-out for the holidays by Monday -- here's your chance to catch up before you have to do any real work this morning.Michael Jackson Watched Donald Duck to Fall Asleep, Exercised with Incredib ... More >>

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    July 2, 2009

    Chicago Tribune Acknowledges Existence of St. Louis Louis thinks about Chicago a lot. It's bigger. It thinks it's better. Its National League team is our baseball team's most deadly rival.But to Chicagoans, the National League team's most deadly rival is the American League team across town. When Chicago bothers to consid ... More >>

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    June 30, 2009

    Philly Inquirer: Most Recent Newspaper to Compare St. Louis to a War Zone

    Although it can be difficult -- but is never a bad thing -- to hear what others think of your community, I point you to a piece published last week in the Philadelphia Inquirer. Travel writer Alan Solomon recently spent several days tromping around St. Louis for the Philly newspaper and, yes, he doe ... More >>

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    November 20, 2008

    2008 MVP Albert Pujols Shafted by the Media -- Again

    They're at it again. On Monday, November 17, the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) announced that Albert Pujols had won the 2008 National League Most Valuable Player Award. The announcement was followed, of course, by a spirited round of bleating from the sports press -- who are, let ... More >>

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    October 31, 2008

    On Election Day, Lose the Obama Shirt

    Keep it under wraps. Note to Missouri’s 4.2 million registered voters: You can forget about wearing your Obama T-shirt when you step inside that voting booth next Tuesday. And you better lose the campaign buttons, too, along with the hat and any adornments bearing his name. Same goes to you McCa ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    July 14, 2004

    Stone Diaries

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

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    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.

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    November 17, 1999


    Apparently even the oh-so-virtuous Charlton Heston has his price; that giant sucking sound is the Post-Dispatch's readership slipping away

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    January 13, 1999
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    December 9, 1998
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    November 25, 1998