Elite Daily bills itself as "The premier online destination for aspiring men and women of Generation-Y," which explains why I'd never heard of it. (I'm far too old and not nearly as aspirational as I used to be.) These young go-getters made a list of "The Most Dangerous Colleges To Go To," and our t ... More >>
Sasha BarrNeutral Milk Hotel's Jeff Mangum launches his first national tour since 1998 today. Unfortunately, none of the shows are in St. Louis -- he'll play a pair at the Athenaeum Theater in Chicago on February 6 and 7. Still, his resurrection has not gone unnoticed in these parts. In this ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsOh no! He's chubby! Take him away! American children are fat hogs who are all going to develop type II diabetes, and parents are too incompetent to raise the little chubbos of their making!
Or so an advocacy piece by Harvard researchers Lindsey Murtagh and David Ludwig in t ... More >>
Well duh. A study by Matthew Lapierre at the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School of Communication indicates that kids say food tastes better when a beloved cartoon character endorses it. Even when they're fed the exact same food without the character endorsement.
Kids know that cartoon ... More >>
image viaDr. Gerald W. Dorn IIResearchers at Washington University have identified a gene sequence that indicates a person is at risk for heart failure even before there are any outward signs, like high blood pressure. Surprisingly, this gene isn't connected to the heart. It's related to the ... More >>
image viaIsaac KatzBack in 2003, Washington University physics professor Jonathan Katz published an essay on his departmental web page called "In Defense of Homophobia". In a stroke of what some might call poetic justice, Katz's 22-year-old son Isaac came out publicly yesterday in an essay th ... More >>
Be nice to Wash. U. students. They're really stressed out.Another day, another ranking.
This one involves rating which of the nation's top 50 campuses are the biggest pressure cookers, of which Washington University placed No. 13 -- in between Yale and Dartmouth. Stanford is the leading ... More >>
You know, back when I started putting these together, I had thought to lead off with Larry Borowsky, since he's really the guy who gave me my start writing about the Cardinals. I was just a blogger over at Viva El Birdos, which Larry founded, and he asked me if I wanted to contribute to the front pa ... More >>
St. Louis attorney Jerome Dobson won an age-discrimination lawsuit yesterday against Washington University. The suit, heard before a jury in St. Louis Circuit Court, claimed that the university forced renowned lung surgeon Joel Cooper out of his job as he approached age 65. Cooper, now with the Univ ... More >>
Father Lawrence Biondi is praised for revamping the campus of St. Louis University and boosting its endowment. But the enemies he's made along the way claim that behind the fountains, statues and donations stands a Jesuit bully who's more interested in th