Chin up, Professor Lewin! Haters be hatin.'Ah, the simple joys of calling it like one sees it! A University of Iowa professor's "reply to all" has gotten everyone's knickers in a collective twist up in Iowa City. The back-and-forth makes for priceless reading.Ellen Lewin, a professor of anthropol ... More >>
Image viaIn the summer of 2000 Matthew Davis, a recent graduate of the University of Missouri, moved to Tsetserleg, a small town in the Mongolian countryside, to begin a two-year hitch in the Peace Corps. Now, nearly ten years later, he's written a book about his experiences there, When Things Ge ... More >>
Photo: Emily GoodBob CorbettWhen 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 >>
flickr.com/photos/iboy_danielDetails are beginning to emerge from the meeting we told you about last month involving some of the nation's biggest newspaper publishers -- including Lee Enterprises owner of the Post-Dispatch. Last week the Wall Street Journal reported that the newspaper honchos ... More >>
An oak bookshelf in Left Bank books, located just inside the room meant for guest authors to speak about their books, is lined with tomes of very local interest. There are pleasure reads like The Gashouse Gang, historical accounts like Civil War St. Louis and The Chouteaus, and guides like Backroads ... More >>
Gut Check reads the leading food and beverage publications -- so you don't have to! Next Time: The Science of Beer Goggles I love how almost every issue of Wine Spectator includes a news item on how drinking wine can improve your health. This time it's a study on rats that shows drinking ... More >>
The literary world is abuzz over Daniel Woodrell, bard of the Ozarks.
The beer-drinking, the game-watching, the east-side partying: We took it all in so you wouldn't have to
Explore the oh-so-fine arts at the United Arts Festival 2004
Washington U. honors the playwright formerly known as Tom
Mary and Jeff Clarke feed beauty to the tough world of high fashion. Hard to do from the cornfields of Iowa. Harder still in St. Louis, where too many parents and kids have their dreams exploited for money.
John Chamis and other residents of lead-contaminated Herculaneum are tired of getting jerked around by regulators and by Doe Run. They're demanding answers -- and results.
Carl Phillips tests the emotional boundaries of devotion in The Tether
T. Coraghessan Boyle discusses his fat -- and fascinating -- collection of short fiction, The Collected Stories