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  • News

    May 8, 2014
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    September 6, 2012

    Cambodian Weed

    The invasive plant water spinach is banned in some states — and essential to Asian cooking. In a small village outside Houston, relocated Cambodians are growing and selling it across state lines, up North, out West, hoping to get rich.

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    The Woody Guthrie Centennial Celebration Kicks Off in Tulsa

    On Saturday the world's foremost Woody Guthrie scholars gathered at the University of Tulsa to discuss how Guthrie's Oklahoma roots shaped his music and the Sooner State musicians who've followed in his footsteps. "Different Shades of Red: Woody Guthrie and the Oklahoma Experience at 100" is the fir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Temple Set to Leave Atlantic 10 Conference

    Were this the 2013-14 season, the St. Louis University Billikens would hold the No. 1 ranking in the Atlantic 10 tournament that's currently being staged. Securing top seeds in future A-10 tournies isn't an outrageous concept now that perennial Temple University has announced it's heading back to t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Nine Albums Overshadowed by Nevermind

    ​Tomorrow, Nirvana's Nevermind turns twenty years old, leaving Gen Xers questioning where their lives have gone, just as they questioned where their lives were going to the strains of Smells Like Teen Spirit. While Nevermind marked a victory for the underground in a stellar year of albums, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    University of Massachusetts Build World's Longest California Roll

    Via Gawker comes word that students at the University of Massachusetts, henceforth to be known by its NCAA tournament-bracket shorthand UMass because otherwise I'd surely type Massachusetts incorrectly at some point in this post, on Monday assembled a 422-foot-long California roll. This obliterated ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2009

    Road Trip Review: The Pixies in Chicago at the Aragon Ballroom, Friday, November 20

    Jon GitchoffBlack Francis at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, 11/20/2009​Last Friday night in Chicago, the Pixies managed to make the gimmick of playing an entire album from start-to-finish feel fresh. The amount of fun they appeared to be having had a lot to do with this: All smiles, the band me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    The 5 Greatest Coach Meltdowns Ever Filmed

    After seeing Jim Calhoun, men's basketball coach at the University of Connecticut, lay into a reporter who asked him about giving back a portion of his salary to help and offset the state's budget shortfall (Calhoun is, in fact, the highest paid state employee in Connecticut), I found myself thinkin ... More >>

  • Music

    May 30, 2007

    Danzig with the Stars

    The coolest guy you know named Glenn finds Lost Tracks.

  • News

    May 3, 2006

    How Does It Feel?

    Recent lawsuits puncture the veil of secrecy surrounding lethal injection

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    October 12, 2005

    Numb and Number

    Legal challenges shed light on Missouri's lethal-injection protocols

  • News

    June 22, 2005

    Hard Times Ahead

    Unreal gets all hot and bothered over some very special plants (and a rather steamy billboard) and finds the key to St. Louis' revival. Plus, a local blogger is driven mad by public breastfeeding.

  • News

    April 30, 2003

    No Such Thing as a Free Throw

    When a squad of St. Louis Rams plays ball for a local church, everybody benefits

  • Music

    April 25, 2001

    Frank Talk

    Frank Black is pissed about a lot of things, especially brainless rockers who just want to meet chicks and asinine questions about his old band, the Pixies

  • Calendar

    October 13, 1999


    Exploring the bond between gay men and straight women in the performance piece fag/hag