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    July 22, 2014

    Taylor Swift Is a Cyborg

    I've always thought something was off about Taylor Swift. Her immaculate, porcelain skin, picture-perfect golden bangs -- and certainly, her singing voice. Previously, I attributed these things to digital image doctoring or recording software magic. More recently, I have become suspicious of the 24- ... More >>

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    March 14, 2014

    Snoopify Is a Disaster That's Only Getting Worse

    By Jennifer Swann Since launching in May, Snoop Dogg's Snoopify app has transformed millions of otherwise boring Instagram photos into virtual g-thangs, with the help of digital "stickers": blunts, cash money and chicken n' waffles. According to a recent press release from its promoters, it boasts ... More >>

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    September 3, 2013

    Senator Claire McCaskill Angers a Bunch of Vegans on Twitter with Pig Roast Photos

    Senator Claire McCaskill very much runs her own Twitter account, which is why her feed sometimes has goofy commentary on the fashion of the Supreme Court justices and personal Vine videos of her family coloring Easter eggs. This Labor Day weekend she fired off a series of tweets about roasting a p ... More >>

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    July 24, 2013

    Claire McCaskill Responds to Critics of Her Efforts to Combat Military Sexual Assault

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    Rex Sinquefield's Next Target: Teacher Tenure

    Bazillionaire free-market activist Rex Sinquefield has again gotten some national ink, this time in the Wall Street Journal. He was the subject of the yesterday's  "Weekend Interview", in which he said he's put on hold his dream of replacing income taxes with sales taxes in Missouri because vot ... More >>

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    July 16, 2012

    Tidbits: Farmhaus Nose-to-Tail Dinner, Niche Lobster Rolls

    - Farmhaus (3257 Ivanhoe Avenue; 314-647-3800) has announced a special "Nose-to-Tail" dinner on Tuesday, August 21. Chef de cuisine Andrew Jennrich is putting together the dinner's tasting menu, which will feature locally raised pork. Among the dishes promised by general manager Eric Scholle are pig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Ten Musicians Who Support Occupy Wall Street

    Adbusters​"Occupy Wall Street" started out as a 1,000-person mid-September protest in a New York City park against, among other things, financial disparity and corporate influence. Since that time that protest has grown into a nationwide movement, spurring on the creation of "Occupy" spinoffs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    Cost of Peanut Butter Set to Rocket

    ​Whether you like your peanut butter smooth or creamy, organic or conventional, Skippy or Jif or Peter Pan, you're about to pay a lot more for it.According to a report in today's Wall Street Journal, the wholesale cost of peanut butter will rise anywhere from 24%-40% next month. Since last year, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    Will Debt Toast Quiznos?

    ​St. Louis has already said farewell to one fast-food chain restaurant this year when the area's only two Del Taco locations closed at the end of June. Now, the Wall Street Journal has word that the sandwich chain Quiznos is in deep debt trouble: Sandwich chain Quiznos made its name selling hot su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Fenton Drug Company in Overdrive After Japan Quake

    ​Amid panic about nuclear plants exploding after huge earthquakes hit Japan, a local drug manufacturer is seeing a run on a medicine that protects against radiation poisoning. The over-the-counter drug, ThyroShield, saturates the thyroid with potassium idodide so that it can't absorb radiation. "I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Do KU Jayhawks Outclass Mizzou -- Literally?

    Is there a sequel here?​On Monday night we learned that Missouri is no match for Kansas on the basketball court after the Jayhawks blew out the visiting Tigers by a score of 103 to 86. On Tuesday we learned via the Wall Street Journal that maybe KU also outshines Mizzou in the classroom. That's be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    Methyl Iodine Approved as Strawberry Pesticide.

    Your berries might have a little something extra. Slashfood reports that California's approved methyl iodide for use as a pesticide on strawberries. It's not just the bugs who are unhappy about it - the substance is so toxic that environmental and farm workers groups have filed suit against the stat ... More >>

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    January 6, 2011

    Missouri Isn't Alone in Desire to Slaughter Horses

    ​State representative James Viebrock's (R - Battlefield) bill last year to make Missouri the only state in the nation with a horse slaughtering facility never gained much traction. Never the less, in 2009 the Missouri Senate unanimously pass a resolution calling for the resumption of horse slaught ... More >>

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    December 31, 2010

    The Comprehensive List of Year-End Giant Food Drops

    Happy New Year! Let's drop some big fake food! AOL News takes a look at the giant cherry, Moon Pie, cod, peach, sardine, and drag queen named Sushi that will be lowered at the stroke of midnight tonight.And after you watch the giant bologna lowered to welcome 2011, you're most certainly going to nee ... More >>

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    December 9, 2010

    U.S. Army Revamps Mess Halls, Starting in Missouri

    Drill sergeants get to yell at privates for not eating enough fruit. According to the Associated Press the U.S. Army has revamped their dining program for the first time in decades. The new program focuses on teaching new recruits basic nutrition. "'This is not (just) an Army problem,' said Lt. Gen. ... More >>

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    December 7, 2010

    Food Allergy Diagnosis Guidelines Created

    There sure are a lot of new food rules lately. The newest report comes from the Wall Street Journal: The National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases has finally issued clinical guidelines for diagnosing and treating food allergies. The guidelines will hopefully eliminate the hoard of alle ... More >>

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    September 28, 2010

    Nestle Invests in Disease-Fighting Food Research

    As the Federal Trade Commission cracks down on POM Wonderful for making questionable health claims, the Wall Street Journal reports that food giant Nestle is looking to expand their stake in "functional foods" - foods that might prevent diseases. The company's investing over $500 million into resear ... More >>

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    September 8, 2010

    Feds Crack Down on Undocumented Kitchen Workers

    A San Diego restaurateur stands up for illegal immigrants working in kitchens. The New York Times goes in-depth on the hush-hush issue of illegal workers, the blind eye that's been turned, and the sudden upswing in crackdowns by federal investigators. Despite a federal indictment last April, San Die ... More >>

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    September 7, 2010

    Happiness Has a Price Tag: $65,250

    We ballin'​Researchers at Princeton did a study that found Americans actually do get happier as they make more money -- but that after they hit $75,000, their happiness plateaus.(Seems a little suspect to us -- we're pretty sure we could whip through a cool 75K over a long weekend and still have a ... More >>

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    August 17, 2010

    R.I.P. James J. Kilpatrick, Conservative Lion, Mizzou Grad, Defender of Segregation

    James J. Kilpatrick​Our nation's major papers are all noting the passing of 89-year-old James J. Kilpatrick, a conservative T.V. and print commentator who also happened to have a degree from Missouri School of Journalism. He was well-known for providing an intellectual defense of segregation after ... More >>

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    July 13, 2010

    Salmonella: It's Not Just for Chicken and Eggs Anymore.

    How does a salmonella outbreak come from a meat production facility that's following all the rules? The Providence Journal investigates the strange case of Daniel, Inc., a sausage-curing company in Rhode Island with a perfect food safety track record for 34 years. That is, until the company's meat c ... More >>

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    July 1, 2010

    Kids Going Hungry in Missouri? Let Them Eat Hardee's 2/3 Pound Monster Thickburgers!

    Just in time for the Fourth of July, Health.com presents "50 Fattiest Foods in the States," which we quickly bookmarked for our next road trip. Representing Missouri: Hardee's 2/3 Pound Monster Thickburger, which weighs in at "[a] mind-blowing 95 grams of fat and 36 grams of saturated fat -- more th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 5.28

    Ohio's nervous about the effect of companies removing high fructose corn syrup from their products. According to U.S. News and World Report, corn for sweeteners is a $2.1 billion industry with 1,700 refining employees and 2,500 corn formers in Ohio. "'Farmers are extremely concerned,' said Fred Yo ... More >>

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    May 28, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 5.28

    Ohio's nervous about the effect of companies removing high fructose corn syrup from their products. According to U.S. News and World Report, corn for sweeteners is a $2.1 billion industry with 1,700 refining employees and 2,500 corn formers in Ohio. "'Farmers are extremely concerned,' said Fred Yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 5.4

    The James Beard Awards happened last night, honoring excellence in cooking and food media. The Boston Globe has all the winners. Stephen Sundlof, the FDA's director of food safety, is leaving his post to teach at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. According to the Wall Str ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 5.4

    The James Beard Awards happened last night, honoring excellence in cooking and food media. The Boston Globe has all the winners. Stephen Sundlof, the FDA's director of food safety, is leaving his post to teach at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. According to the Wall Str ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2009

    FoodWire: Wall Street Journal Visits St. Louis

    In this weekend's edition of the Wall Street Journal, the paper's food writer (and former New York Times restaurant critic) Raymond Sokolov paid a visit to St. Louis to check out our restaurant scene. Sokolov dined at Niche and Franco and had good things to say about each. Here, he comments on the t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    St. Louis Labeled as "Not Fun City" Approved for Government Travel

    What's not fun about all this stuff?  Several branches of the federal government have revised their travel policies so as not to appear as though they're misusing tax dollars during these tough economic times. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Department of Agriculture and Department of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2009

    In Bid to Survive, Newspaper Industry May Steal Play From Music Publishers

    flickr.com/photos/iboy_danielDetails are beginning to emerge from the meeting we told you about last month involving some of the nation's biggest newspaper publishers -- including Lee Enterprises owner of the Post-Dispatch.  Last week the Wall Street Journal reported that the newspaper honchos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 5.1

    Experts say you won't get the H1N1 virus from handling raw pork. (AP)Smithfield Foods is still running tests on the Mexican farm some claim played a role in the H1N1 outbreak. (AP)Look for Starbucks to start cutting some prices. (Wall Street Journal)

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    Anheuser-Busch Gaining Market Share, But at What Cost?

    flickr.com/photos/tojosanThe Wall Street Journal features a front-page story today on the shakeup since InBev's acquisition of Anheuser-Busch last year.The paper notes that the brewer managed to increase its market share three-quarters of a percentage point in the first quarter of this year (the fir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    The Town that Launched Obama Owns Up to Its Fractured Racial Past

    The Wall Street Journal ran a fascinating Inauguration Day story yesterday on Springfield, Illinois.  It was in the Illinois capital -- just 90 miles northeast of St. Louis -- that Barack Obama launched his presidential campaign in February 2007. It was also in Springfield that Abraham Lincoln ... More >>

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    January 13, 2009

    Think Your Job is Tough? Try Selling Investments Door-to-Door in This Economy.

    The Wall Street Journal featured St. Louis' very own Edward Jones in a page-one article this past weekend. The paper visited the company's headquarters in Des Peres and followed around an Edward Jones agent as he knocked on doors in the southwest Missouri town of Monett. Edw ... More >>

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    October 1, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 10.1

    Melamine is found in the milk from even more dairies in China. (AP) In light of the economy, casual chain restaurants promote all-you-can-eat deals. (Wall Street Journal) What are Jesus and the apostles eating in DaVinci's Last Supper? (Boing Boing) - Ian Froeb

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    August 15, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 8.15

    So I've finally caught a mild case of Olympic fever. Last night American swimmer Ryan Lochte won the gold medal in the 200-meter backstroke. Shortly thereafter, he competed against the inhuman Michael Phelps in the 200-meter individual medal and won the bronze. What is fueling Lochte? Read his prefe ... More >>

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    July 25, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 7.25

    Europe's Food Safety Authority says no, for now, to meat and milk from cloned animals. (New York Times) A Florida congressman wants tomato growers compensated for losses due to the salmonella scare. (Wall Street Journal) The return of the restaurant review in New Orleans. (New York Times) The EPA ... More >>

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    April 14, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 4.14

    Finance ministers from the world's leading economies discuss rising food costs while meeting in Washington, D.C., this weekend. (Wall Street Journal) Rising food costs lead to the prime minister's resignation in Haiti and riots in Bangladesh. (CTV) People have fallen ill from the recalled Malt-O-M ... More >>

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    March 14, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 3.14

    The big picture doesn't look good for restaurants. Apparently, social trends are to blame: more women are staying at home with their kids and more men are cooking. (Wall Street Journal) Via Eater, a great (though long) post on the pernicious myth of wine pairings from the fantastic wine blog Vinogr ... More >>

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    March 10, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 3.10

    www.chemistryland.com Gut Check is still operating on standard time.... Prescription drugs in our drinking water! Prescription drugs in our drinking water! Needless panic! Needless panic! (CNN) A good look at rising global demand for food and its impact on farmers. (New York Times) Related: How ... More >>

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    February 27, 2008
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    February 22, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 2.22

    www.beefretail.org The meat industry might be trying to reduce the scope of the recent 143 million-pound meat recall. (Wall Street Journal) Smithfield Foods will reduce its hog herd by 4 to 5%, due to rising feed prices. Wait -- this is good news, right? (Reuters) The story that keeps on giving: ... More >>

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    January 4, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 1.4

    graphics.jsonline.com Believe it or not, there's news besides Britney this fine Friday morning. The FDA is likely to approve the sale of meat and milk from cloned animals, reports the Wall Street Journal. (Here's a Reuters summary if you can't read the WSJ piece.) China, still on the warpath, wi ... More >>

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    October 11, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 10/11

    More on the salmonella outbreak in Banquet-brand pot pies: A consumer alert has been issued, but not a recall. (AP) www.ease.com U.S. officials are studying Japan's rigorous process for screening food imported from China. (New York Times) Mizzou scientists think red wine might fight food ... More >>

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    September 17, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 9/17

    It's the Cold War of food imports: www.search.com China has greatly ramped up inspections of food imported from the U.S. (AP) Meanwhile, a major U.S. food-industry trade group will ask for more government oversight over the safety of imported food -- a dramatic step in an industry that g ... More >>

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    August 29, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 8/29

    China to the World Health Organization: Our food is safe. Really. (CNN) www.booksamillion.com How food scientists are using edible films (think Listerine breath strips) to fight pathogens, rot and more. (New York Times) The entwined relationship of a celebrity chef and the food company w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2007

    Movin' On Up: Bob Costas Scores a Deluxe Apartment in the Sky

    Last time Bob Costas landed in our blog was back in January when St. Louis Post-Dispatch sportswriter Dan O'Neill took several unprovoked potshots at the broadcaster. If, as we suspected, O'Neill was jealous of the immense fame and wealth Costas has amassed in the sports-media trade, the P-D columni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2007

    Movin' On Up: Bob Costas Scores a Deluxe Apartment in the Sky

    Last time Bob Costas landed in our blog was back in January when St. Louis Post-Dispatch sportswriter Dan O'Neill took several unprovoked potshots at the broadcaster. If, as we suspected, O'Neill was jealous of the immense fame and wealth Costas has amassed in the sports-media trade, the P-D columni ... More >>

  • Music

    March 23, 2005

    Love-Hate

    Tucker Booth disses on the lot while the Wall Street Journal has a lot of love for Erin Bode

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    December 8, 2004

    Betty Dylan

    Thursday, December 9; Off Broadway

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