us.penguingroup.comThere's an interesting article in Salon today about a new book called Cahokia: Ancient America's Great City on the Mississippi by an archaeologist named Timothy Pauketat. Three guesses what it's about, and the last two don't count.According to Pauketat, Cahokia wasn't jus ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsIf you haven't already eaten lunch today, stop reading now. Seriously. Go eat, come back, then dive into something that's sure to make you lose your appetite.Unreal was browsing news of the weird yesterday when we stumbled upon this whopper of a headline: "Placentas Found In Sewage ... More >>
Yes, that is the parking lot of the Crestwood Court Mall as it appeared last Saturday afternoon. That's the same Crestwood Court Mall that is about to lose one of its two anchor stores and where enochlophobes can shop in peace, even on Black Friday. It took Unreal a whole ten minutes to find a parki ... More >>
The NCAA announced this morning the cities that will host the Final Four from 2012 to 2016, and St. Louis isn't one of them. From the press release: The committee received bid proposals from 10 cities – Atlanta, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, New Orleans, North Texas, Phoenix/Glend ... More >>
See all those little suckers? Did you know that they're an invasive species and a linchpin of modern agriculture? That they're dying off by the million and no one's sure why?
SLU won't say what it has in store for the Locust Business District.
When a blogger fingered him in the Jason Grimsley scandal, strength coach Chris Mihlfeld found himself in a world of pain.
The long and tipsy road to the World Series of Beer Pong
The beer-drinking, the game-watching, the east-side partying: We took it all in so you wouldn't have to
A panel of experts handicaps the Final Four the old-fashioned way: According to the coaches' fashion sense
Oh, those wacky Final Four campuses!
Skiing in the dark
Behold Galen Gondolfi's funky approach to urban renewal
The Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center relieves social constipation, one ear-splitting roar at a time
Shakespeare sings, but The Left Hand doesn't
The Public High League once dominated the local gridiron scene, and suburban districts were perennial doormats. Now it's the other way around. Ever wonder why?
The brouhaha surrounding this year's World Agricultural Forum said a lot about St. Louis. And a lot of what it said wasn't very good.
Nine centuries ago, Mississippian villagers cached 70 celts underground. Was it a ceremonial offering, or did they just forget?
St. Louis 2004 has spent millions in the name of civic revival, but most of the money has gone to fatten its staff. Too bad they haven't delivered much more than buzz.
New art inspired by old times
The Illinois Concert (Blue Note)
In college athletics, the kids live under the rules and the coaches and shoe companies rule
A celebration of bluesman Henry Townsend on the occasion of his 90th birthday
Despite the efforts of rehabber Patrick Schneider, the notion of a Gaslight Square revival seems to be running short on both time and money