It has been eleven years since the attacks on the World Trade Center, and while the feelings brought up by the events are still complicated, we can view its aftermath with some clarity. With over a decade of hindsight, many of the songs written after the attacks display less than healthy attitudes t ... More >>
The Daily Beast ran a lengthy profile yesterday of our town's Dana Loesch, darling of the conservative punditry, citing our own profile, penned by former staffer Kristen Hinman two years ago. The Beast article suggests that Loesch, who grew up in Arnold, attended Webster University and co-founded ... More >>
Mark AndresenClick here to see what else Loesch would do to dead TalibanIf you haven't heard by now, St. Louis Tea Party co-founder and CNN political analyst Dana Loesch landed in hot water recently when she spoke in defense of U.S. Marines videotaped urinating on the corpses of dead Taliban figh ... More >>
Image viaOsama Bin Laden is dead, and suddenly countless well meaning, appallingly jingoistic songs made in the wake of 9/11 have taken on a whole new context. We'd call it vindication except we actually listened to this stuff for over an hour, and... let's just say the straight-faced coverag ... More >>
geeks4ever.me/post/108421980/ifatreefallsOr, a better question: do the results count?There are some important issues at stake in the off-year election coming up on November 3: Proposition N, the smoking ban initiative on which the fate of the city's recently passed ban hinges, and E-911, a sales ... More >>
Say what you will about WGNU (920 AM)'s new owner Burt Kaufman and his decision to turn the talk-show station into a Christian-music channel. The man is not a religious zealot. That is, he's not like the Taliban. Kaufman embraces technology, especially the Internet, e-mail, scanners and Adobe Acroba ... More >>
Satire and horror make for bad synergy in Severance
Leaders of a now-defunct international aid charity face charges of funneling money to Iraq.
One gabacho really wants to know.
Woody Allen wanders through Scoop
Week of October 26, 2005
Week of June 15, 2005
A soldier returns a changed man in the gripping Danish drama Brothers
Experience ancient beauty in the Saint Louis Art Museum's Asian Galleries
We've picked our favorites -- let the debates begin
Week of August 4, 2004
Commerce and art shake hands at the City Museum
The "asylums" depicted in The Magdalene Sisters undermine both the Catholic Church and the popular image of Ireland
Retro-purists be damned! The Boss Martians are breaking out of the garage.
Songwriter, performer and left-wing activist Steve Earle turns his politics into art
In Frailty, it's a Texas massacre with God's blessings
Week of April 10, 2002
Week of April 3, 2002
Hardball tactics sully the robes of St. Francis and drown out his message
Week of March 6, 2002
A road through hell, paved with good intentions, points the way to Kandahar
Afghan arts and culture get a day in the spotlight at local importer MacroSun
Donald Miller has (re)written one of the best books on World War II, but will anyone care?
Sit down and shut up, class. Sister has a wonderful lesson to teach -- though it's never the same one twice.
Week of October 10, 2001
For Muslims in St. Louis, politics gets personal as fear dominates their lives
With a distant war, a vague enemy and no access, local media are left waving the flag
All of a sudden, some immigrants are compelled to show their patriotism
Public schools are broke all over, so why are only St. Louis and Kansas City getting charter schools?
The People Project only gets worse
Published the week of September 13-19, 2000
U.S. policy boosted the Taliban into power, and reluctance to anger Afghan ally Pakistan helps keep them there
He was a godless communist journalist in Afghanistan -- so they took his eye, cut his ear and splashed acid all over his body. Now he is safe in St. Louis. But still burning.