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    April 10, 2014

    Are Mexican Drug Cartels "Marketing" Heroin to Pain-Killer Addicts in St. Louis?

    A Washington Post article this week reported on the rise of heroin coming into the United States and mentions Mexican drug traffickers' "shrewd marketing strategy": targeting areas where prescription-drug abuse is high, including St. Louis. According to the story, drug cartels aren't making as much ... More >>

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    December 3, 2013

    Six Musicians You Didn't Know Might Be Bigots

    Bob Dylan is being sued. For supposedly being racist. Could the harmonica enthusiast born Robert Allen Zimmerman -- the man whose ejaculate created national treasure Jakob Dylan of the Wallflowers -- truly be a bigot? Sure, he could be. Or maybe his comment likening Croatians to Nazis was misinterpr ... More >>

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    May 9, 2013
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    November 2, 2012

    [VIDEO] HILARIOUS Presidential Race Parody from STL's Anastasis Films

    John Pa and Matt Seilback of Anastasis Films have done bleeding heart St. Louis pride. They've done a truly badass campaign ad. And now they're back at us with a hilarious political parody in cartoon form!

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    August 21, 2012

    Romney Calls on Akin to Drop Senate Bid, Akin Tells Romney to Mind His Own Damn Business

    The Washington Post reports that Mitt Romney has joined the overwhelming chorus of Republicans calling on Todd Akin to drop out of the Senate race today. The Romney campaign reportedly released a statement from the presidential candidate: As I said yesterday, Todd Akin's comments were offensive a ... 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

    September 20, 2011

    St. Louis Area and Northeast U.S. Face Pumpkin Shortages

    Image viaWe're bummin' too, Mr. Pumpkin.​This summer's freaky weather -- floods to droughts and the scorching heat -- has done a number on the local pumpkin harvest. Last night FOX 2 reported that the St. Louis area's pumpkin crops are smaller this year, both in crop and fruit size. Harvest ... More >>

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    April 21, 2011

    Restaurant Tidbits from Jim Fiala, Pi

    Jennifer SilverbergThe Terrace View, a Jim Fiala restaurant, at Citygarden downtown​I'm nursing a high ankle sprain -- imagine me making a puppy-dog sad face, asking for your pity -- which means I'm currently housebound and just a skosh behind the curve. At any rate, lots of chef shuffling over th ... More >>

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    January 14, 2011

    Food Banks Conflicted Over Junk Food Donations

    Just because they're hungry doesn't mean they should have junk food. NPR covers the touchy subject of how desperate food pantries manage junk food donations. Grocery stores often donate damaged items like soda and chips, which food banks are loathe to forgo for fear of losing healthy donations from ... More >>

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    December 22, 2010

    KFC Does Christmas Right ... in Japan

    What do people in Japan eat for Christmas dinner? KFC, of course. Laos News reports that the American chicken chain has created a Christmas tradition of eating fried chicken in Japan. Their catchy marketing slogan is, "At Christmas you eat chicken."If it's a KFC in Brazil, they'd better get ready to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    New Release Highlights For November 30: Eric Benet, The Black Eyed Peas, El Debarge, Ron Isley, Chrisette Michele and More

    (New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) Eric Benet's Lost in Time​*Eric Benet, Lost In Time Soultracks.com reviewed Lost in Time, saying "Now, over a decade into his solo career and nearly a decade ... More >>

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    November 22, 2010

    What Americans Need to Know About Hunger

    In this week of overabundance, the Washington Post takes a look at the five biggest myths about hunger in America. Turns out some Americans do go hungry, helping them isn't just a good deed, it's not just about kids, we can't solve hunger with the food we waste, and it's not just about food.Where ha ... More >>

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    November 19, 2010

    Washington Post Highlights St. Louis Craft Beer

    St. Louis craft beer welcomes more and more breweries.​Former RFT staff writer Kristen Hinman, whose desk was located directly next to Gut Check International Headquarters, has an article in the Washington Post about the growth of the beer scene in St. Louis beyond Anheuser-Busch.Hinman gives prop ... More >>

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    November 2, 2010

    Chinese Yuppies Becoming Organic Farmers

    The Washington Post profiles the small number of young Chinese professionals who've embraced organic farming. While most farmers have abandoned farming for industrial jobs, the island of Chongming has drawn a group of young urbanites who've given up the modern life for farming. What's bringing them? ... More >>

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    October 28, 2010

    MoMA Exhibits Kitchen Evolution. And Then We Eat Candy With Wine.

    The Museum of Modern Art in New York features an exhibit on the design evolution of the kitchen. The Washington Post covers the kitchen-as-art history exhibit, called "Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen," which displays kitchens and gadgets from the last century. It illustrates how, as peo ... More >>

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    October 18, 2010

    Frozen Vegetables Recalled for Broken Glass

    Pictsweet has recalled frozen vegetables sold at Walmart and Kroger. Some products may contain broken glass. CNN has the list of product codes to avoid. Campbell's Soup is facing a boycott over halal soups in Canada. The Washington Post reports that blogger Pamela Geller, who was a vocal part of t ... More >>

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    September 13, 2010

    Crack Sentences in Missouri Still the Most Draconian in U.S., Says The Washington Post

    Image viaGet caught with this in Missouri and you might do some serious time​Getting caught with crack in your pocket ain't good. Getting caught with crack in your pocket in Missouri could be especially bad. According to an article in The Washington Post on Sunday:Fourteen states....passed laws tr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    Food Jouranlism Pioneer Michael Batterberry Dies at 78

    Michael Batterberry, founder of Food and Wine and Food Arts magazines, has died. The 78-year-old died on Thursday after a long illness. He also wrote 18 books, many on food or dining. Wine Spectator has his full obituary. Forget the warm milk and turkey. The Washington Post reports foods that hin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Arnold, Missouri Makes a Cameo in "Top Secret America"

    Big Brother lives in Arnold, MO​The investigative report "Top Secret America" published early last week by The Washington Post offers a startling peak into the mysterious world inhabited Big Brother. The authors describe how the NSA intercepts billions of phone calls, emails and text messages each ... More >>

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    June 21, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 6.21

    Mobile food vendors bring life to a quiet Boston park. The Boston Globe reports that the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway hasn't had many visitors since opening two years ago. That is, until a slew of international food carts hit the greenway. Are viewers learning how to cook when they watch cookin ... More >>

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    June 4, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 6.4

    With the backlash against questionable health claims in food advertising, Kellogg's has opted to restrict advertising in light of two FTC investigations for false health claims in less than a year. The New York Times reports that a claim to improve child immune function on Rice Krispies packaging l ... More >>

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    April 26, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 4.26

    Although a $1.5 billion settlement was reached months ago for discriminated African-American farmers, the plaintiffs have yet to see the money. Roland S. Martin of CNN gives his take on the situation, and how the history of American racism has affected black farmers. The food safety bill's still ... More >>

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    April 20, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 4.20

    The air travel catastrophe caused by Iceland's volcano can teach some important lessons about eating locally in the U.K. The Guardian detailed how the huge ash cloud is preventing Kenyan produce imports from reaching western Europe. Tons of fruits and vegetables have already been dumped because the ... More >>

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    April 8, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 4.8

    The government thinks the FDA needs to step up food inspections. Despite a rash of recalls in the past six years, the FDA has inspected less than half of the organizations it regulates with the number dropping annually. The food safety legislation currently in Congress would provide more resources ... More >>

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    April 5, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 4.5

    After pressure from consumers and activist groups, Trader Joe's opts to sell only sustainable seafood. The new policy will be fully in effect by the end of 2012. The Washington Post reports that Casson Trenor, senior markets campaigner for Greenpeace, said. "What we're seeing here is the transform ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2010

    Forget the Tea Party -- Coffee is the New Beverage of Political Action

    flickr.com/photos/mr_t_in_dcWhich St. Louis Coffee Party will reign supreme?​The St. Louis Tea Party turned one year old last weekend. To celebrate, not one, but two, fledgling political groups are throwing their own warm beverage parties. Coincidentally, but not surprisingly, both call themselves ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    Former MO Congressman Cashing In on Move to Legalize Online Gambling

    Wikimedia CommonsWelcome to the poker "lobby." We'll start you with $300,000...​The Washington Post published an interesting read earlier this week about Dems in Congress who are gunning to overturn laws that make Internet gambling illegal. Rep. Barney Frank and others want the government to regul ... More >>

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    December 4, 2009

    Hip-Hop Fact-checking Fail, Public Enemy-Style

    Tip of the hat to co-worker Nick P., who stumbled upon the following correction in the Washington Post. The Public Enemy song to which it refers, "911 Is a Joke," comes from the group's seminal 1990 album, Fear of a Black Planet. In other words, the song existed a full eleven years before 9/11. Even ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 11.11

    ​ Oysters might soon be sanitized for your protection. (Washington Post)It's the bird versus the sides in the Thanksgiving dinner battle royale. (The New York Times)A look at the Americas Food and Beverage Show in Miami. (Miami New Times)Cheese thieves retaliate with steak knives and flingin ... More >>

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    January 7, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 1.7

    In today's news: Eat less, stock your pantry right and consider the virtues of squirrel meat.

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    June 30, 2008
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    May 15, 2008
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    March 13, 2008
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    February 29, 2008
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    September 17, 2007
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    September 4, 2007
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    March 30, 2005

    Film Openings

    Week of March 30, 2005

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    November 3, 2004

    This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    Week of November 3, 2004

  • Music

    June 23, 2004

    Magnetic Personality

    We chat with Stephin Merritt and Dayna Kurtz, explore the folly of !!! and talk band battles with Thee Lordly Serpents

  • Dining

    July 9, 2003

    Out of the Loop

    Addis is a pretty good Ethiopian restaurant with all the charm of a strip-mall liquor store

  • News

    April 30, 2003

    Watch This

    Netflix.com fills the gap left by the demise of St. Louis' best video stores

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 27, 2000

    Best Cartoonist

    Bob Staake

  • Culture

    November 24, 1999

    PAGE TURNER

    SLSO artistic adviser Tim Page has come a long way since his film debut at age 12

  • News

    September 15, 1999

    FLOTSAM AND JETSAM

    Should Jim Hanifan's drunken-driving arrest have led local newscasts?... Trouble in the fine print at the Post.... Is congressional candidate William Federer the best the Republicans can find to run against Richard Gephardt?

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    June 9, 1999
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    February 10, 1999
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    December 23, 1998
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    December 16, 1998
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    December 9, 1998
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