One day after a sixteen-year-old accidentally shot himself in the leg in St. Louis, another teenager is suffering from gunshot wounds -- and officials aren't sure he's going to pull through. St. Louis police report that cops located a sixteen-year-old boy who was lying on the front steps of a resi ... More >>
Gut Check was prepared to exceed our longstanding investment ceiling of $100 -- which we usually limit to the racetrack and, truth be told, seldom reach (or risk successfully) -- to snare the rights to make Twinkies, now that Hostess Brands Inc. is going belly-up and all. Turns out we're still a te ... More >>
In just a few hours, lawyers of Paul McKee will be trying to convince a state appeals panel to let the developer move forward with his $8.1 billion-dollar plan to rejuvenate North St. Louis. (Click here for a primer on the situation). The stakes are high, and the issues are rather technical, what ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Brian VillaRecently Mother Jones writer Tom Philpott advised "foodies" to join the Occupy Wall Street movement, since the corporate food industry is a part of the Wall Street greed being protested. For two St. Louis small food businesses, they were already there. But when ... More >>
Photo: Brian VillaToday's march promises to be several times larger than Occupy STL's first demonstration (above) on October 1.Several hundred -- perhaps as many as a thousand -- union workers are expected to join members of the Occupy St. Louis movement this afternoon for a massive march through ... More >>
Adbusters"Occupy Wall Street" started out as a 1,000-person mid-September protest in a New York City park against, among other things, financial disparity and corporate influence. Since that time that protest has grown into a nationwide movement, spurring on the creation of "Occupy" spinoffs ... More >>
Can you feel it? Discontent has been in the air this week. The news has been full of #OccupyWallStreet and its various regional sympathy protests. On the face of it, it's hard to think of something more diametrically opposed to the Occupy movement than "Defending The Republic," a rally/appearanc ... More >>
Lupe Fiasco | New Boyz Chaifetz Arena September 29, 2011 The world is going mad as Lupe Fiasco leaps onto the stage, flying in from somewhere behind the black curtain to take his pulpit behind the microphone stand. "I really think the war on terror is a bunch of bull shit..." He is rapping "Wo ... More >>
The view from Wall Street these days.Tired of paying nearly $4 per gallon to fuel up your car? Wondering who's making a fat profit off your daily commute? A new investigative report puts the blame on Wall Street, specifically hedge funds and investment banks that today are involved in the lion's ... More >>
Online gaming: New Jersey legislators deal. The governor folds.The Wall Street Journal had an interesting piece yesterday about state lawmakers trying to tiptoe around federal laws prohibiting online gambling. The effort put forth by legislators in New Jersey and Iowa would allow only residents o ... More >>
image viaA power outage could take your beloved Internet,TV and Wii away from you, but fortunately, there are other forms of entertainment besides Charades. Like books! (That is provided you have a flashlight or a candle.) Nikki Furrer, owner of Pudd'nhead Books (currently the reigning Best ... More >>
A 59-year-old woman was stabbed to death yesterday evening in the 800 block of Wall Street in north St. Louis. The 800 block of Wall Street as viewed from Broadway in north St. Louis.Police say Marilyn Tomlin was stabbed multiple times and pronounced dead on the scene around 6 p.m. Police took in ... More >>
Image viaWilliam Upski WimsattIn 1994, a 21-year-old graffiti artist from the southside of Chicago named William Upski Wimsatt published Bomb the Suburbs, an introspective, non-fiction account of race, politics, art and social change during hip-hop's golden era.Almost two decades later, Upski -- ... More >>
The World Development Movement has accused Goldman Sachs of distorting the commodities market, leading to a potential worldwide food crises, a claim the Wall Street bank denies. The Daily Telegraph reports that Tim Jones, who wrote the accusatory report for the anti-poverty organization, explained, ... More >>
Fresh off a tour with The Temper Trap, the all-too photogenic L.A. foursome Warpaint will headline at the Luminary Center for The Arts on August 5. 2720 Cherokee *Fur, July 20 Beale on Broadway *Bugs Henderson, July 31 Cicero's *Beckon, July 14 *Eagle Scout, July 1 *Liturgy, August 3 *That ... More >>
There have been many, many headlines devoted to yesterday's "shitty" congressional hearings but, as is often the case, nobody tops the NY Post. Here's what their editors came up with:Image viaIf you have no idea what we're talking about, well, Senator Carl Levin from Michigan and the Show-Me Stat ... More >>
Dr. Marion Nestle explains the current food safety legislation. (The Atlantic)High shipping costs lead to innovations in plastic wine bottles. (Chicago Tribune)Chefs confession their fast food habits. (Esquire)Grocery store meat cutters get educated in culinary methods, while a mobile slaught ... More >>
Two phone calls to the St. Louis police led to the discovery of three bodies Sunday night in the Baden Neighborhood. View Sunday Night Homicides, June 19, 2009 in a larger mapPolice report receiving a phone call yesterday from a relative asking them to check on the well-being of two people living in ... More >>
Americans for Financial Reform and ACORN plan to gather today in support of President Barack Obama's proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency. Like the Consumer Protection Agency, which safeguards people from hazardous product flaws involving housewares and other merchandise, the Consumer Finan ... More >>
Crystal Wiebe at the Pitch penned an interesting blogpost yesterday about a press release she received about a Living Things gig at SXSW, during which the band set fire to money onstage. She says:The stunts were done in protest "Wall Street's dirty ways" according to the release. The band also had t ... More >>
Hats off to Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill, who shows us again that she's one of us, "our Claire" even, this time via Twitter:http://twitter.com/clairecmcOne thing though, now that McCaskill's home from "work" (a.k.a. the U.S. Capitol), only now is she going to focus? The devotion to college bask ... More >>
Unreal learns the fine art of flirting and later endures a wrenching ordeal.
You Can't Take It With You? Of course you can. In fact, you really should!
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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.
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Damn the criticism -- Mayor Ruby Cook runs Brooklyn her way. But in this historic town, best known for its sex trade, she's not the biggest problem. Brooklyn is broke, divided and sinking fast.
A decade ago, the American Psycho author was vilified. Now, he could launch a franchise.
Co-written and directed by Mary Harron
A desperate St. Louis pays top dollar to gamble on a risky convention-center hotel