United Nations

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    July 22, 2013

    Missouri GOP Still Worried About U.N. Agenda 21, Pushes Bill to Block 1992 Green Pledge

    Some Republican state lawmakers are still worried that a 1992 United Nations pledge for sustainable development could somehow be a threat here -- and they are now trying to pass vetoed legislation to ban the international policy agreement in Missouri. The legislature got national attention this yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    Christmas Under Attack in Missouri? Holiday Bill Vetoed, Could Limit Fireworks Regulations

    Are Christmas and Thanksgiving under attack in Missouri? That seems to be the thinking behind a bill that the Missouri legislature passed and sent to the governor's desk, which would prohibit government from banning or restricting the practice, mention, celebration or discussion of federal holiday ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    Missouri Legislature Sends Bills to Governor Blocking Federal Gun Control, Sharia Law, U.N.

    It's the final countdown of the legislative session and Missouri lawmakers were quite productive last night -- giving final approvals to three controversial GOP-backed bills that liberal critics say are an embarrassment to the state. According to Republican supporters, these bills honor civil liber ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    Brian Nieves V. United Nations: Why is Missouri GOP Worried About Sustainable Development?

    Why are GOP lawmakers in Missouri worried about a 1992 United Nations agreement that the U.S signed alongside hundreds of other nations? Because they say have proof that this non-binding Agenda 21, a sustainable development effort, poses a serious threat to Missouri residents in 2013. "One of the ... More >>

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    February 21, 2013

    Missouri V. United Nations: Lyle Rowland's Bill Against International Green Plan Advances

    Here in Missouri, Republican lawmakers like to propose legislation that stops government officials outside of the state -- like the president -- from imposing their ways here. The latest effort in this category comes from Republican Representative Lyle Rowland, who has a bill that looks beyond the U ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    Don't Worry, Peter Kinder: The UN Won't Suppress GOP Votes in Missouri

    Last Thursday, incumbent Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder sounded a wee bit paranoid while talking to conservative radio host Dana Loesch. The reason: A United Nations-affiliated group will be observing the November 6 general elections here in Missouri and several other states. Such monitors, Kinder ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Food Safety Law Leads to Food Tracking Frenzy

    Now that the federal food safety law is in effect, the Washington Post looks at what food producers are doing to meet new criteria for food traceability. The law requires all parts of the food distribution chain to be able to quickly trace where food items came from through electronic records to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    New Album Release Highlights: Tuesday, July 27

    (New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) Nightmare​*Avenged Sevenfold, Nightmare Listen to A7X's new album and check out videos here. *Charlotte, Medusa Groove Charlotte, according to hardrockhide ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    St. Louis Man's Home Becomes Epicenter of Haiti Earthquake Correspondence

    Photo: Emily GoodBob Corbett​When Bob Corbett woke up at 4 a.m. Wednesday he had no clue what kind of day was ahead of him.

The St. Louis native and retired Webster University professor operates a Haiti email discussion list with thousands of subscribers, and at one point, owned the largest p ... More >>

  • Film

    August 5, 2009
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    July 1, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 7.1

    The people of North Korea face critical shortages of food, a new U.N. report warns. (AFP)The thriving business of shipping horses to Canada and Mexico for slaughter. (Salon)Speaking of controversial meat: Canadian restaurants are serving more seal. (New York Times)

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 6.19

    A new U.N. reports finds the number of hungry people has reached an all-time high: 1.02 billion. (Times of India)The future of food and outer space. (Bloomberg)Yet another reason not to eat shark meat: It might be hiding cocaine! (Monsters and Critics)

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 6.12

    A new report finds that chicken is the leading source for food poisoning in the U.S. (New York Times)The U.N. looks at how to tackle the food and climate crises together. (Reuters)Too busy -- or lazy -- to walk from your cubicle to the office kitchen? You need the new desktop microwave. (CNet)

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2009

    The Morning Flu: Tuesday, 4.28

    News of the swine flu -- or, as last night's Daily Show brilliantly dubbed it, Snoutbreak -- is coming fast and furious:Neighbors of a Smithfield Foods factory hog farm in Mexico think it could be the swine flu's ground zero. (AP)Smithfield strongly denies any connection. (Daily Press)The United Nat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 4.24

    A new United Nations reports warns Asian governments to prepare for future food crises similar to last year's. (AP)Science proves what we all knew: A bacon sandwich can cure a hangover. (Telegraph)How out of fashion is vodka in the cocktail world? A new cocktail book suggests very. (Serious Eats)

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 3.30

    A U.N. official warns that tightened credit markets could lead to another spike food costs. (Wall Street Journal)American chefs are going ga-ga over the Mangalitsa, a Hungarian breed of pig. (New York Times)A Smithsonian conference on seafood sustainability urges consuemrs to eat less tuna, salmon a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2009

    The Sneak: The International vs. Jay International

    Fernando de Sousa, Wikimedia Commons Dara Strickland is a leading expert on sneaking food and drink into the movies. She reports on her exploits for Gut Check (from an undisclosed location) every Monday.Show: The International, an anemic thriller/travel porn about the laughably transparent evilness ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 11.6

    Record wheat and other cereal crops don't necessarily spell an end to the food crisis, the U.N. warns. (Reuters) Students at Rice University try to brew beer that can fight disease. (Houston Chronicle) A private-equity firm provides Whole Foods with a confidence-boosting investment. (New York Time ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2008

    The Morning Boo: Friday, 10.31

    How about some truly scary news for Halloween? Government officials officials covered up the spread of China's melamine scandal to eggs for weeks. (AFP) The UN wants North Korea to accept food aid from South Korea. (AP) More from the Iowa kosher meatpacking plant busted on immigration charges earl ... More >>

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    October 7, 2008
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    September 18, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 9.18

    A new U.N. reports finds that the food crisis has increased the number of undernourished people by 75 million. (Bloomberg) The meatpacking plant at the heart of the fatal listeriosis outbreak in Canada reopens. ( The FDA is considering a mandatory food-tracking system to improve food sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 9.8

    The U.N.'s leading climate-change authority says we should eat less meat to combat global warming. (Daily Telegraph) Contaminated meat slicers are the likely source of Canada's fatal listeriosis outbreak. (Globe and Mail) Violence threatens the U.N.'s food aid in Darfur. (BBC News) - Ian Froeb

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    September 5, 2008
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    June 6, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 6.6

    The end of the United Nations summit on the global food crisis: Pledges to solve the problem, but many questions remain -- especially about biofuels. (New York Times) The World Trade Organization advocates for a free-trade deal to help with the food crisis. (Guardian) Anheuser-Busch shareholders c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 6.5

    The latest on the United Nations summit on the global food crisis: Many nations are more concerned with defending their own policies. (New York Times) The threat of famine looms over Somalia. (CNN) Monsanto announces plans to engineer seeds that would double crop yields. (New York Times) On a lig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 6.4

    The latest on the United Nations summit on the global food crisis. (Reuters) Could an ingredient in red wine slow human aging? A new study suggests it could. (New York Times) Anheuser-Busch has hired Goldman Sachs and Citigroup to advise on the InBev takeover bid. (Atlanta Business Chronicle) We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2008
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    June 2, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 6.2

    The United Nations lays out an ambitious agenda for the summit on the global food crisis, which begins tomorrow in Rome. (Washington Post) Some aren't happy that Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe will be present at the summit. (AFP) The Israelis aren't happy that Iran president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 5.30

    On the eve of next week's international summit on the food crisis, a new U.N. report foresees ten years of higher food costs, while the U.S. again defends biofuels. (New York Times) Related: The World Bank announces a $1.2 billion loan program to help combat the food crisis. (Bloomberg) The FDA wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 5.22

    As expected, President Bush vetoed the farm bill. However, the bill passed both the House and the Senate with enough votes to override a veto. (AP) Even record crop production won't bring down food costs, according to a new UN report. (Guardian) Last week's immigration raid on an Iowa slaughterhou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 5.13

    The first meeting of the United Nations task force on ending the food crisis. (AFP) A raid at an Iowa meatpacking plant yields 300 illegal immigrants -- and a meth lab in the plant. (USA Today) A new technology that uses DNA to track the source of meat. (AP) This man apparently loves beer more th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 4.29

    The outcome of the U.N. summit on the food crisis: A task force and a call for countries to end bans on exporting food -- those bans are only worsening the situation. (AFP) Congress is finally wrapping up work on the five-year farm bill, but the White House isn't happy with the new version. (Reuter ... More >>

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    April 28, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 4.28

    U.N. development agencies meet in Switzerland to discuss the global food crisis. (BBC News) Is there a backlash against organic products? (CNN Money) Today's Post-Dispatch has a story on a Missouri farmer trying to expand the market for goat meat. Are screw-top wine bottles finally making in-road ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 4.4

    The dramatic rise in food costs is disrupting the United Nations' efforts to feed the hungry. (Bloomberg) A new study suggests raw-milk feta cheese might combat food-borne pathogens. (Science Daily) Whole Foods will try to set the Guinness World Record cracking of wheels of ... More >>

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    March 7, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 3.7

    The continuing saga of the Westland/Hallmark beef recall: Congress demands a list of stores that received the recalled frozen beef, but the USDA says it might not be able to comply. (Reuters) The rise in food costs could continue until 2010, a U.N. expert warns. (BBC) Major consolidation in the gl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 2.26 Congress is holding a special hearing today to question food-firm execs about recent safety issues, of course including the recent recall of 143 million pounds of frozen beef. (CNN) In response to yesterday's story: The head of Slow Food says French cuisine doesn't deserve spec ... More >>

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    February 25, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 2.25 A good opinion piece on why, in the wake of the recent recall of 143 million pounds of frozen beef, better inspections aren't enough. (Los Angeles Times) French President Nicolas Sarkozy wants the United Nations to declare his nation's cuisine part of the world's cultural heritage ... More >>

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    November 20, 2007

    An Unreal Thanksgiving Message

    As Unreal muddles through our tryptophan coma (or not) in the stilliness that inevitably follows Thanksgiving dinner (aside from some stertoriousness around the football game), we will make sure to stumble to our computer to indulge in a few rounds of FreeRice, the most addictive Internet word game ... More >>

  • Music

    July 19, 2006

    Various Artists

    Anti-Disco League Vol. 1 (Templecombe/TKO)

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    February 22, 2006
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    August 17, 2005

    Meal Ticket

    Downtown Restaurant Week is so yummy, you'll want to dine out six nights in a row

  • Film

    January 12, 2005

    Blade Runners

    Hotel Rwanda finds hope amid the horrors of tribal genocide

  • Music

    January 28, 2004

    People Like Us + Kenny G

    Nothing Special (Mess Media/Soleilmoon)

  • Music

    November 26, 2003


    Wednesday, December 3; the Gargoyle at Washington University

  • Calendar

    April 23, 2003

    Robinson's Crusade

    "Naming and shaming," the former Irish president and UN commissioner speaks out for the oppressed

  • Film

    February 19, 2003


    Week of February 19, 2003

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    January 29, 2003

    Beating Swords Into Cameras

    Webster University hosts the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival

  • Film

    February 20, 2002

    Film Openings

    Week of February 20, 2002

  • Film

    November 28, 2001

    Flaming Wreck

    Owen Wilson goes down Behind Enemy Lines and lands in familiar terrain

  • News

    July 11, 2001

    Wacky Warriors

    St. Louis plays host to a strange and unusual national gathering

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