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    November 4, 2013

    FU to MU: Webster U. Swipes at Mizzou Sports Dominance with Chess Billboard on I-70

    Webster University is challenging the University of Missouri's hegemony in sports and outdoor advertising with an attention-grabbing billboard. MU dominates the signage along I-70 from Columbia to St. Louis with six billboards spelling out the school's nickname -- M-I-Z-Z-O-U -- and Webster is figh ... More >>

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    August 29, 2013
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    June 27, 2013

    Claire McCaskill Responds to WSJ's James Taranto: "There Is No War on Men"

    A little over a week ago, Wall Street Journal columnist James Taranto penned a mind-numbingly backwards column about Senator Claire McCaskill's efforts to combat sexual assault in the military. McCaskill decided not long ago to block an appointment for Lieutenant General Susan Helms because Helms ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2012

    SLU Law School Drama! A Roundup

    Annette Clark resigned in fury yesterday from her position as dean of SLU's School of Law, and on her way out, issued a scathing letter to Fr. Lawrence Biondi, accusing him of essentially plundering the law school for about $1 million after saying he wouldn't. Oh, and this too, she writes: From the ... More >>

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    April 12, 2012

    Warren Buffett Buys Lee Enterprise Debt, Now Owns 4% of the Company

    Matt Wirz of the Wall Street Journal reports that famed investor Warren Buffett, "the Oracle of Omaha," has purchased $85 million of Lee Enterprise's debt through his Berkshire Hathaway investment company. The purchase translates to a four percent ownership of the company,  which itself owns th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    The Inverted Forest -- New Novel by St. Louis Author John Dalton -- Hits Stores Today

    St. Louis author John Dalton's second novel comes out today to advance praise from critics.​Somewhere in the next room, John Dalton's two daughters are watching Curious George cartoons as he explains his next project, a book that he frequently refers to as "strange and dark." It took the St. L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Apple Inc. Sued by Missourians for Tracking iPhone Users' Whereabouts

    It knows where you are! And other people can use it to find out. ​Next time you get black-out wasted on Goldschlager and wake up behind a strip mall, you might have no idea where you are. But your iPhone does. In fact, it's been tracking -- and recording -- your spatial location since the moment y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Advice for Novice Cooks on Avoiding Thanksgiving Food Poisoning

    If you're serving Thanksgiving dinner to loved ones this week, the Los Angeles Times offers a handy guide on how to not kill them with food poisoning. Beware the once-a-year cook and the bacteria-ridden leftovers. Not washing the veggies with bleach is also recommended.Feeding some not-so-loved ones ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Food and Fashion Get Friendly

    First Gwyneth went to Spain with Mario. Then Barney's New York unveiled their chef-filled holiday window display. What's up with the marriage of fashion and food? The Wall Street Journal explores the connection that's leading to Momofuku's David Chang attending Fashion Week parties, designers like R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    Blessed are the Cheese-Makers; They are Keeping Their Farms

    The rough economy has led many dairy farmers to artisan cheese-making. The Los Angeles Times interviews several farmers-turned-cheese-makers who faced losing their farms, but have found success in embracing traditional cheese-making. With all the talk about how horrible school lunches are, has any ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    Food Packaging Labels Are Misleading

    They fixed the nutrition labels on the back of food packages, now let's fix the front, says the National Academy of Sciences. The Los Angeles Times reports that the independent research group found that nutritional claims on the front of packages are often misleading. An upcoming study will report o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    Missouri Attorney General One of 49 AGs Examining "Robo-Signing" in Foreclosure Process

    [Read in robot voice] "Sign form where?"​Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has added his name to a group of colleagues from 49 states looking into the foreclosure crisis. At issue is whether or not banks improperly prepared lending paperwork in a procedure known as "robo-signing" the can quic ... More >>

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    October 5, 2010

    Giant Organic Egg Farms Come Under Fire

    Not all organic eggs are created equal. Mother Jones looks at organic factory egg farms, which have been investigated by the Cornucopia Institute, an organic foods advocacy group. They've filed a complaint against farms for violating organic standards, and exposes the eleven major organic egg produc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    Like Soulard Oktoberfest, Tarts in Revealing Outfits Now the Bane of Munich Celebration

    Soulard Oktoberfest: Got milk, er, beer.​A few weeks ago Daily RFT reported about Soulard Oktoberfest (going on this weekend) and the controversy surrounding the organization's racy advertisements, featuring buxom frauleins stuffed into kitschy German folk costumes. Well, turns out that St. Louisa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Authorities Seize $58,000 in Stolen Candy the hell do we do with THIS?​Last week, law enforcers in western Missouri area sniffed out a huge trove of hot merch: about four tractor trailers worth of car batteries, lampshades, pillows and, yes, $58,000 in assorted Halloween candy. Candy? you ask. Is there ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    Israeli Doctor Publishes the Country's First Pork Cookbook

    An Israeli pork cookbook? The New York Times says it's a real thing. Despite over 50 years of laws banning the sale and farming of pork in Israel, enough legal loopholes exist to get pork to the non-kosher residents of the country. Dr. Eli Landau has published "The White Cookbook", which is thought ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    Locavores Get What They Pay For

    When food activist Michael Pollan put a price tag on some local foods ($8/dozen eggs, $3.90/lb. peaches), he came off as a locavore elitist. The Wall Street Journal investigates to see if this is true, and finds that consumers often get what they pay for. The Chicago Tribune investigates the true ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    Carrot Vending Machines Arrive at Schools

    The baby carrot takeover marches on, with schools receiving carrot vending machines. The Middletown (Ohio) Journal reports that Bolthouse Farms in Bakersfield, California, is test marketing the machines in Mason, Ohio, and Syracuse, New York, for two months. Seventy New Yorkers made a pizza run in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 6.22

    Marie Callender's frozen meals yanked for possible salmonella tainting. Reuters reports that eight people have contracted the illness from the products. Healthy diets and the medicinal properties of some foods are causing drug interaction issues. The Wall Street Journal takes an extensive look at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 5.27

    Sold! Pabst Brewing Company, the maker of PBR and Schlitz, is finally sold. The Wall Street Journal reports that food investor C. Dean Metropoulos has purchased to company for $250 million. Metropoulos has built his fortune on buying small food companies, like Vlasic Pickles and Bumble Bee Tuna, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 5.27

    Sold! Pabst Brewing Company, the maker of PBR and Schlitz, is finally sold. The Wall Street Journal reports that food investor C. Dean Metropoulos has purchased to company for $250 million. Metropoulos has built his fortune on buying small food companies, like Vlasic Pickles and Bumble Bee Tuna, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Kit Bond Falls Asleep During Intelligence Briefing

    "Kit and I sometimes have trouble staying awake during those boring intelligence briefings."​Seems everyone is asleep at the wheel these days. Oh well, these are troubled and tiring times, after all. We could all use a good nap. Take Ken Griffey Jr., for one. The Seattle Mariner's ce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 5.5

    It's Cinco de Mayo - how many pickled jalapenos can you cram down your gullet? Eat Me Daily reports that a new world record in pickled jalapeno eating was set last weekend by some poor fool willing do down 275 of the vinegar heat bombs during double overtime. But he's a professional eater. The amat ... More >>

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    April 6, 2010

    What Will You Do for $5? Website Offers You the Chance to Boast Your $5 Services

    ​The value of $5 seems to decline as we grow older. A crisp $5 bill in a birthday card represented near infinite possibility (candy? a lot of candy?!) but as we age, it might be just enough to cover "value" meal at a fast food restaurant. Still, the idea of five bucks still carries weight with fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    AB-InBev to Employees: This Job Cut Is For You

    Image Via An armadillo after losing his job to corporate "restructuring"​If something happens every month is it still considered news? We only ask because Anheuser-Busch InBev announced its plans to lay off another 400-plus employees from its North American workforce. That's the third time ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest: 1.9-1.15

    Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs.Feast: George warmed up with a list of local restaurant fireplaces and a guide to pronouncing restaurant names. STL Hops: Mike gave the latest report on St. Louis' Hopslam fever epidemic, the announcement of the 2010 Craft Beer Week and Centen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    2009 in Review: July

    ​Kevin Ward, Wikimedia Commons​July was a quiet month at Gut Check International Headquarters as St. Louis turned its attention to a certain Midsummer Classic. We did offer dining recommendations to our out-of-town guests -- and, for those who took a shine to St. Louis cuisine, tips on how to br ... More >>

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    October 28, 2009
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    September 18, 2009

    Say Goodbye to the Mizzou "Fan Can"​Anheuser-Busch yesterday agreed to stop producing the black-and-gold Mizzou Bud Light "fan cans" that were a source of concern to the university's administration because they were said to promote underage drinking.In a letter to Mizzou chancellor Brady Deaton, the brewery promised to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    FoodWire: "Buycott" at Whole Foods Tonight

    ​Whole Foods Market CEO John Mackey penned a Wall Street Journal op-ed calling for the government to stay out of health care. In response, some supporters of President Obama's health-care plan called for a boycott of Whole Foods. Now, the St. Louis Tea Party Coalition is showing its support for Ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    Acquitted "Cyber Bully" Lori Drew Finds Herself a Victim of Online Tormenters​Technically this is old news-- the judge in the case said way back on July 2 that he had "tentatively" decided to overrule the LA jury's three guilty verdicts and acquit Drew on misdemeanor charges of violating MySpace's "Terms of Service" agreement. But, as of last Friday, the judge ... More >>

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    August 18, 2009

    Armadillo Plays Well in Peoria, So Why Not St. Louis? Peoria "Armadillo"​The Wall Street Journal had an interesting article yesterday about the way the Peoria, Illinois, police deal with nuisance properties. Their solution? An unmanned armored truck that the police park outside the homes of drug dealers and oth ... More >>

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    July 29, 2009
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    May 29, 2009

    Hey St. Louis! Did Your Bling Get Confiscated in a Drug Bust? The DEA Wants to Know.

    Lose your Cadillac Escalade in a drug bust, and you're a completely innocent party? The DEA wants to know!For the past several weeks the Drug Enforcement Administration has been running advertisements in the Wall Street Journal and other national publications asking people to identify thousands of i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    Busch: A Great Recession Libation

    Sales of the "Blue Train" are heading for the mountains.Anheuser-Busch InBev posted strong gains yesterday for the first quarter of 2009. The results surprised some analysts who thought the weak economy and transition pains from InBev's 2008 acquisition of Anheuser-Busch could disrupt sales. Instead ... More >>

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    March 4, 2009
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    January 5, 2009

    Russian Professor Predicts Self-Destruction of U.S. by 2010; Missouri To Go Canadian

    Igor Panarin, a Russian academic and former KGB agent, predicted ten years ago that the U.S. would self-destruct through civil war in late 2009. Now, thanks to the collapse of our economy, other people are finally starting to believe him. Most of these people are Russians, it is true, and it could b ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 7, 2007
  • Film

    August 22, 2007

    Bugaboo Confidential

    Life as a young, hot, white, educated nanny in the city sure is a drag

  • Film

    July 25, 2007

    It Doesn't Suck!

    Breathe easy, Simpsons fans.

  • News

    May 16, 2007

    Christian Schaeffer Must Go!

    Doesn't that dude like anything?

  • Film

    July 26, 2006

    The Metamorphosis

    Boy turns bug in redemptive kiddie-lit adaptation

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    June 7, 2000

    Hair Today

    Is the seminal '70s musical still in style?

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    January 27, 1999
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