image viaRamadhan Abdulla, a Tanzanian cassava farmer who has benefited from the Danforth Center's expertise and the Gates Foundation's money.If there were an easy way to end starvation around the world, somebody would have thought of it by now. Obviously. But there are still one billion peop ... More >>
Emily WassermanGut Check spent much of National Ice Cream Month looking out for sweet ways to beat the 100 degree heat. Having a bit of a sweet tooth, we've visited more ice cream shops than we care to admit.
So while in Columbus, Ohio, last week, we couldn't resist stopping at the original ... More >>
Doesn't look like Lupe Fiasco is going to get invited to perform at the White House anytime soon.Damn it, Lupe.
Perhaps no other active rapper injects his music with such intelligence, such thoughtful ideas, such reasonable positions. The Chicago native put the Midwest on the map as a hotbe ... More >>
Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs.
Eat It STL: The newest blog in our digest wrote about Sunday Supper.
Veg St. Louis: The vegetarian bloggers checked out Everest Cafe & Bar.
Cupcake Project: Stef shared a recipe for "bunny tails," an Easter version of donut holes.
image viaParikh (center) and research subjects in Uganda.Washington University's College of Arts and Sciences has granted tenure to Shanti Parikh, a professor of anthropology, making her the first African-American woman in the college's history to achieve that honor.
How nice to know that it ... More >>
"It smells sweet, like candy," my friend said as I extended my wrist to his nose. My skin had absorbed the caramel flavors that had been wafting around me all day like a welcome second-hand smoke. It was the smell of coffee roasting.It was a bad day to hang out near a coffee roaster -- much less two ... More >>
The American cargo ship attacked by pirates yesterday is carrying food aid to Somalia, Kenya and Uganda. (Voice of America)Chimps trade meat for sex. (National Geographic)Flatulence leads to a stabbing in Texas. (AP)
Dave NelsonGut Check International Headquarters was in a bit of frenzy this week as your fearless leader dealt with some car issues. But that didn't stop us from providing you with tips on the perfect wine for spring and sneaking kolaches into Watchmen. We learned about Cup to Crop in Uganda and a d ... More >>