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  • News

    July 11, 2013
  • Culture

    May 10, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    Is the U.S. Constitution Too Old for its Own Good?

    Question: What do the following provisions have in common? Women's rights; Right to work; Right to education; Presumption of innocence; Right to unionize or strike. Answer: None of them is mentioned in the U.S. Constitution. Could it be the case that the original legal document of our country is g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2012

    Medical Catfight: PETA Sinks Claws into Wash. U.'s Pediatrics Program

    There are a few skills every aspiring pediatrician needs to master. Some, such as remaining straight-faced while insisting that a shot won't hurt, are relatively easy to pick up. Others, like intubating an infant -- a notoriously difficult procedure that involves inserting a plastic tube into a baby ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    Thomas Jefferson Was Here -- Or At Least His Books Are

    image viaThomas Jefferson left his mark on his copy of Opera omnia, Graece et Latin by Dionysius of Halicarnassus.​Thanks to some stellar research by the historians at Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's Virginia estate, Washington University librarians have learned that a cache of 74 books that ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    Researcher: InBev Pushes Anti-Booze Program That's Destined to Fail

    ​ St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch (which is now, of course, part of the InBev conglomerate) has long been a font of carbonated sustenance to college kids across the United States, appealing to thirsty scholars and rabid game-day fans alike. Through i ... More >>

  • News

    February 17, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 10.11

    ​ Food companies give excuses for the amount of air in packaging. (The New York Times)Coffee doesn't have a sobering effect. (BBC)There's a new wine club. In a British high school. (New York Daily News)Florida oranges are shrinking. ( of Virginia class experiment finds ... More >>

  • Film

    December 5, 2007

    Corn Circles

    Two recent college grads investigate the cyclical nature of America's obsession with corn.

  • News

    February 15, 2006

    Out of Egypt

    From a long-buried pyramid to the Saint Louis Art Museum: The mysterious voyage of the Ka-Nefer-Nefer mask.

  • News

    November 19, 2003

    Up Yours

    Dr. William J. Catalona's cancer-screening test sparks debate in the medical community

  • News

    November 19, 2003

    Gland of Opportunity

    Dr. William J. Catalona built an unrivaled repository of blood and tissue samples. Washington University wants to keep it. Now a judge will decide: Who owns the prostates?

  • News

    May 21, 2003

    Purple Power

    In less than four years, Grant Williams has turned a weak union local into one of Missouri's most potent political forces. So why's he placing all his bets on One-Term Bob?

  • News

    November 6, 2002

    Detroit Wheel

    The biggest reason the Rams won't make the playoffs is now the Lions' leading receiver

  • News

    July 11, 2001

    All the Kings' Horses

    The Busches, the Orthweins and other St. Louis royalty get down and dirty playing polo. It's the passion that grounds their lives.

  • News

    April 18, 2001

    The Fire Down Below

    For more than three decades, Eric Vickers has been lighting brushfires, crusading against the racism he sees around him. Now, the civil-rights lawyer and activist finds himself burned.

  • Calendar

    November 15, 2000

    Life in the Dead Zone

    University of Virginia Professor Julie Bargmann describes her vision for postindustrial landscapes in a lecture at Washington University

  • News

    January 19, 2000


    The prosecutors paid lip service to Vince Greer's mental illness, but they never really understood it. Apparently the jury didn't, either

  • Dining

    October 6, 1999


    Bar Italia has a new location but retains its old charms