Our good friends at the Daily Beast have decided to torment us with another set of rankings, this time a list of the 25 smartest cities in this fine nation of ours. Last time they did this, St. Louis came in 32nd. But this time, instead of using statistics, they're relying on science! Stats can be c ... More >>
It's been observed that the only way to really understand a poem is to hear it read aloud by its author. It's also been observed, mostly by people who have spent a lot of time listening to poetry read aloud, that poets tend to assume a "poet voice," majestic and mystical, as though they were reveali ... More >>
Chrissy WilmesChris Williams of Franco studied at the Culinary Institute of America in New York.Last week Eater asked chefs if they thought culinary school was worth the time and expense for aspiring chefs. The answer was a resounding "probably not."
The discussion made us wonder how well-e ... More >>
Judy MillerZola Jesus, aka Nika Roza Danilova, isn't an easy woman to track down. The Russian American singer celebrated her birthday earlier this week, and in between touring, recording and finishing her degrees in French and Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin, she managed to find a f ... More >>
Image viaOn Saturday, March 19, about 30 people - a mix of middle-aged-and-older Dylanheads, Hellenic Studies and Classics scholars, and a couple of students - gathered at the University of Missouri-St. Louis for a conference exploring connections between Bob Dylan and ancient Greece. Titled ... More >>
Martin MazorraFor Real, another affordable piece of art from Cannonball Press.The Southern Graphics Council International Conference (Wednesday, March 16, through Saturday, March 19), is a series of seminars and panel discussions on the artistry and business of fine-art printing. The SGC is a ... More >>
This is part three of Robin Wheeler's Chef's Choice profile of Beckie Jacobs of Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream. Part one is available here, and part two, a recipe, is here.
Robin WheelerBeckie Jacobs, owner of Serendipity Homemade Ice CreamDid your family cook when you were a child? If so, what m ... More >>
Robin WheelerBeckie Jacobs, owner of Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream, with her son, Jason"I always liked ice cream. I wouldn't say I was passionate about it. I was passionate about baked potatoes," says Beckie Jacobs, owner of Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream, over bagels and coffee across the stree ... More >>
In the summer of 1964, hundreds of young northerners descended upon Mississippi to register black voters and teach in "Freedom Schools." Among them were Charles McLaurin, Chris Hexter and Tracy Sugarman, who were all based in the town of Ruleville in Sunflower County. McLaurin was the project direct ... More >>
Photo SourceSt. Louis City is the least healthy part of Missouri, according to the County Health Rankings statistics.Fat, lazy and stupid. Those character traits make for great cartoons (think Homer Simpson). But according to a new report that ranks health factors in all U.S. counties, the City o ... More >>
Add Mizzou to the list of schools that fail to see the "genius" of the Bud Light Fan Can. Chancellor Brady Deaton has officially registered his disapproval.As Chad reported last week, Fan Cans, A-B's latest ad campaign for the fall, involves selling cans of Bud-Light decorated ... More >>