Washington University in St. Louis beat out the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Princeton University and 453 other colleges to win the title of America's smartest college. The ranking comes from researchers at Luminosity, which creates digital brain-training games, who studied how 70,000 cur ... More >>
image viaThe original Cards logo. The team didn't adopt the more familiar birds-on-a-bat until 1922.Uh, well then, you're not nearly as nerdy as Daily RFT. During a recent game, we came up with four possibilities: 1. The team's early owners were ardent birdwatchers and especially fond of the ... More >>
FlickrThe U.K.'s all a-flutter with royal wedding fever. And really, who doesn't adore pretty princess-to-be Kate Middleton? She's been honored with a beer bearing her name, a Dunkin' Donut celebrating her nuptials to Diana's kid. She flipped pancakes on Shrove Tuesday and is getting acceptab ... More >>
Good enough to die for? Eighteen Italian mushroom-foragers have died in ten days. According to the Guardian, it's not the mushrooms that are deadly; it's the terrain. Weather conditions this have have led to an explosion of porcinis in mountainous northern Italy, which has led to exceptionally compe ... More >>
The Blind Eyes are Seth Porter, Kevin Schneider and Matt Picker. They are playing on October 17 at Off Broadway with the Safes, Gentleman Auction House, and Beth Bombara. But last weekend, they trekked to the upper Midwest for a few shows. Porter was kind enough to share what happened. Read below! ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/34284761@N04Yesterday, just in time for the arrival of this year's freshman class at Washington University, U.S. News and World Report released its annual college rankings for 2010. Wash. U. came in at number 12, tying with Northwestern. (Just call 'em the Princeton and Yale of ... More >>
That high-pitched wailing you hear across our nation? Is the sound of hundreds of thousands of high-school seniors bemoaning the cruel fate that did not let them in to their first-choice college.You can read all about it on the The New York Times' new blog, The Choice.(Though, quite honestly, it is ... More >>
With all the noise being made these days about the Mizzou Tigers, Blues hockey and Cardinals spring training, arguably the best sports team in St. Louis is wrapping up its season virtually unnoticed.The Washington University men's basketball team scored a 72-49 victory over University of Chicago las ... More >>
There are few places that terrify Unreal more than university libraries. Sometimes we like to pretend our terror is metaphysical: where else, besides cemeteries, are we closer to the dead? All those books contain their most intimate thoughts, most horrible deeds, most secret yearnings, some lingerin ... More >>
"Webster Groves: It is the best of America." Charles Kuralt, 40 years ago
From a long-buried pyramid to the Saint Louis Art Museum: The mysterious voyage of the Ka-Nefer-Nefer mask.
Eat 'em, they're good for you
Hoop dreams die hard for coach John Campbell and his Sanford-Brown Indians
There was nothing wrong with the Missouri Botanical Garden's downtrodden neighbor to the north that a bulldozer couldn't fix
Week of August 20, 2003
Mallinckrodt's workers were poisoned and the government said it would pay. So far, those promises haven't been kept.
Those who follow the way of the gun have their many reasons. Just ask them.
Two visiting authors unearth the beauty and humor in life's insanity
Despite the Tony and the Pulitzer, the Rep's production of Proof is rife with dissonance
Street performers gather to compete at West Port Plaza
Why Missouri Botanical Garden's Peter Raven, world-renowned environmentalist, courts Monsanto's favor, boosts its biotech and takes its money
The Missouri Botanical Garden teams up with the Shaw Neighborhood, infamous for its feuds, to reach across I-44 in an effort to rescue McRee Town. All that's needed are a few miracles and about $50 million.