H.W. Brands' new book The Man Who Saved the Union is not the first book we've encountered about Ulysses S. Grant this year, but it's certainly the most voluminous. Brands, a professor at the University of Texas at Austin, was in St. Louis yesterday to talk about the book at the Missouri History Muse ... More >>
Back in 2008, the Educated Guess released two fine, grandiose albums, Beautiful Strangers and West Skyline Drive, that paired big-sky Americana with well-orchestrated arrangements that called to mind the symphonic masterpieces of Roy Orbison and Born to Run-era Springsteen. After that initial burst, ... More >>
Here's some Missouri history for ya!History is everywhere--dusty basements, libraries, and now online, too. Secretary of State Robin Carnahan is hoping that people who find pieces of Missouri history will share their treasures, which is why she's launched the Great Missouri Treasure Hunt.The cont ... More >>
Are you one of those history buffs eager to see the spot where Dred Scott was told that the Constitution afforded no civil rights to slaves like him? Are you dying to visit the Calvary Cemetery -- final resting place of William Tecumseh Sherman?We've got a website for you!Freedom's Gateway, a "co ... More >>
image viaThomas Jefferson left his mark on his copy of Opera omnia, Graece et Latin by Dionysius of Halicarnassus.Thanks to some stellar research by the historians at Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's Virginia estate, Washington University librarians have learned that a cache of 74 books that ha ... More >>
Being the True History of the Founding of the Forest Park Balloon Race by the Villain Ozymandias Hare and the Heroic Aeronaut Etienne Montgolfier
image viaToday marks the 189th anniversary of Missouri's statehood. It's not really an auspicious number, so there aren't many celebrations going on. The closest one appears to be a concert at the First Missouri State Capitol Historical Site in St. Charles at 7 p.m. We were going to complain ... More >>
Image viaPOWs shot, execution style, here in the STL!An interactive exhibit soon to open at the National Archives in our nation's capital will be spotlighting a rather dark event that occurred in St. Louis during the Civil War. (Check out this morning's story in The Washington Post)The year was ... More >>
Dorothea Lange, courtesy of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and MuseumIn an interesting piece in the October Atlantic, Benjamin Schwarz surveys a collection of books about daily life during the Great Depression in an attempt to glean some lessons from the past about what we can exp ... More >>
Re-use, recycle, re-wear
Abraham Lincoln's legacy
A little presidential horseplay
7 p.m. Wednesday, November 21. 2 Cents Plain, 1114 Olive Street.
They go together
5 p.m. Friday, July 13. Creepy Crawl, 3524 Washington Boulevard.
Joe explains the significance of this year's Super Bowl.
Save time later
Week of November 16, 2006
Week of May 24, 2006
Week of April 27, 2006
National Treasure makes one long for good Nic Cage movies...like Con Air
A monument to an African-American symbol of U.S. independence? Don J. Smith asks (but not very politely): Why not?
The touristy Mesquite Charlie's will nonetheless satisfy those with a fondness for Old Man River
Negotiations for a new riverfront restaurant are going swimmingly
Tracks Still Under Construction
The Old Court House puts a freeze on the Bill of Rights in celebration of July 4
The U. City Loop's Walk of Fame glows larger
Lunching at the Missouri History Museum's new cafe, Meriwether's
Waxing nostalgic and enthusiastic over the offerings of the Sheldon's "Folk Music in the Melting Pot" series
Oh Freedom After While documents the integrated protest movement of Missouri's sharecroppers