After years of working at Planned Parenthood, Kelley Harris is trained to spot threat letters. So when a letter with an incomplete return address arrived at the St. Louis home she shares with her new wife and their two children, Harris got suspicious. "As soon as I saw it in the mail, I thought, ' ... More >>
Good news, Missouri drivers. You are 8 percent less likely to collide your car into a deer than you were last year, according to a new report from auto insurer State Farm. State Farm used its claims data and Federal Highway Administration state licensed driver counts to calculate the odds of a Miss ... More >>
After years of hunting for the perfect shot, a St. Louis photographer took an electrifying video of the Gateway Arch getting struck by lightning last Wednesday. Dan Robinson, the guy who caught the Arch's most recent encounter with lightning on film, was on a business trip in West Virginia as he mo ... More >>
Do you still wear slap bracelets, bubble necklaces or jellies? Do you have to blow on your video games before they'll play right? Have you used a Skip-It in the last year? You may be part of the reason why Missouri ranks at No. 5 when it comes to having serious nostalgia for the 1980s.
Nine local artists specializing in photography, fibers, comics, sculptures, painting and printmaking have beat out 41 other applicants to become the first producers for CSA STL, a community-supported, agriculture-inspired model for connecting St. Louis with art. Last month, three friends announced ... More >>
You know that whole idea about environmental regulations being bad because all they do is hurt businesses that do a fine job of self-reporting any problems because if they didn't, they'd be out of business? Well, that might not be very efficient, evidenced by a chemical facility in the southern par ... More >>
For the president of a club about men's facial hair, Richie Darling is actually quite the feminist. "To hold office and vote on important club things, you have to have facial hair, which makes it a men's club by default," admits Darling, founder of the St. Louis Beard and Mustache Club."But I like ... More >>
An annual Gallup poll shows Missouri's well-being has taken a beating in the last year. Missouri dropped in the rankings to No. 43 from No. 38, putting the Show-Me State in the bottom quintile with West Virginia, Kentucky and Mississippi.
Big data has hit the bedroom. Our tantric trysts have earned Missouri a fifth place spot on a state-by-state ranking of how long it takes to have sex. With an average duration time of four minutes and 22 seconds, Missouri comes in just behind No. 4 South Carolina and before No. 6 Michigan.
Scientists still aren't exactly sure what it was, but hundreds of people in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska reported a bright green meteor streaking across the sky Thursday night, making it the fifth most-reported fireball ever.
You can't help but notice a guy with a good head of hair, like the kind John Corbett has. Oh, sure, other things matter, too. Things like portraying an ex-convict disk jockey in Northern Exposure, one of the most popular television shows of the '90s. Things like playing Carrie Bradshaw's furniture-m ... More >>
A couple weeks ago, Gut Check came into possession of some mystery produce: the pawpaw fruit. As soon as we learned some of its common nicknames, "a poor man's banana" and "American custard apple," we were intrigued. What is this? Where did it come from? What can we do with it? Enter Andy Moore, w ... More >>
This weekend, our intrepid music editor Daniel Hill and reporter Drew Ailes endure a full weekend of the Gathering of the Juggalos. In Daniel's stead, attend some concerts this weekend while he does dog-knows-what in the woods or wherever the heck he is. Head to the biennial Printbangerz Ball for a ... More >>
Vital information for your Monday morning, St. Louis. According to a recent study put out by the website Condomania, the average penis size in Missouri is "microscopic." It's one step above "subatomic," but still. Microscopic?! Luckily, there is better news here locally: St. Louis is one of the be ... More >>
Highland resident Daniel Albright is 39-years-old -- but online, he pretended he was a teenager. At least those are the charges out of Madison County sheriff's office, which says that Albright solicited young girls throughout the country to send him naked photos. Last fall, the sheriff's office ... More >>
Recently, Psychology Today put out an intriguing little infographic charting the most common places a Craigslist "missed connection" occurs by state. The most lovesick locale in Missouri? Walmart. Some people might call this the end of romance or a signal of the decline of Western society as a whol ... More >>
When it comes to Peabody Energy Corp., it's hard to tell who's being naughty or nice. This week, the activist group Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment has been staging demonstrations against Peabody, the largest private-sector coal company in the world, headquartered in downtown St. ... More >>
West Virginia leads the nation in something. And, no, we're not talking about obesity or smoking or party schools. West Virginia is the most likely place in America for motorists to crash into deer! According to State Farm insurance claims and statistics from the Federal Highway Administratio ... More >>
Former Patriot Coal CEO Richard M. Whiting and CFO Mark Schroeder got smacked with a federal class-action lawsuit from investors on Friday for allegedly "overstating the company's financial results."
Some of you have been inquiring about the legal status of Carlos Jamison Moser, the five-year-old boy in Carthage, Missouri, who is the focus of a landmark adoption battle that's been waged over the past four years. We chronicled the story behind Carlos' adoption case in our Oct. 20 feature, The B ... More >>
Madeleine Smith, the cutest vegetarian in all the land, according to peta2.Peta2, the young adult version of the often-controversial animal-rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, announced Monday the two cutest vegetarians in the country. And the cutest vegetarian girl in all t ... More >>
sundaygazettemail.comMark Thompson: The story's embarrasing enough, but the mugshot!? Phew.In case you're in need of one more reason to avoid snorting bath salts (a.k.a. synthetic cocaine), consider the tale of 19-year-old Mark Thompson. On Monday Thompson was found in his rural West Virgin ... More >>
Yesterday TheDailyMeal.com revealed its 50 most powerful people in food, and the Canadian Press asked, "Steve Jobs is number five? Huh." Of course, it's because of the changes food apps for iPhones and iPads have created. They further break down the list that includes chefs, bureaucrats, tech innova ... More >>
When deer dream of vengeance.Fact: Missouri drivers have a one in 134 chance of striking a deer in the next year. Fact: A collision with Bambi will cost you an average of $3,000 in vehicle repairs. Fact: St. Louis drivers are not immune. Nine of the top 10 counties for deer-vehicle accidents are ... More >>
Image sourceA gift to clean energy advocates from the Union of Concerned ScientistsA report on coal imports from the Union of Concerned Scientists was just about a month too late for the Great Coal Debate at Washington University.,It's a pity too, because the environmental activist group found th ... More >>
Despite an ugly loss last week in the first round of the Big 12 Championship, University of Missouri has earned a bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Tigers are a No. 10 seed in the eastern bracket and play the Tigers (of Clemson, No. 7 seed) at 1:45 p.m. on Friday in Buffalo. Win that game and Mizzo ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/blazin glory We have an enduring preoccupation with happiness. It's an American art form. Pollsters are constantly probing our psyches, measuring our mood swings, tracking our current level of contentment. Interestingly, though hardly surprising -- as T ... More >>
British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver works with West Virginia schools to improve student lunches. (American Farm Bureau)Chinese farmer perfects pears shaped like baby Buddha. (The Daily Mail)Kraft attempting takeover of Cadbury. (The New York Times)Lebanese-owned barbeque joint in Clarksdal ... More >>
Take a bow, Mississippi -- that is, if you're able to. A new report out today shows that the Magnolia State is still America's King of Fat. That makes it five straight years that Mississippi has been the nation's heavyweight champ, with the highest rate of adult obesity in a ... More >>
Even with the Mac kid at his side, John McClane is just...old.
Because of the Times (RCA)
Revenge of the Nerds: Panty Raid Edition
Saturday, September 24; the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard)
Dennis Brown and Deanna Jent suss out local theater
Who's that knocking on your door?
Week of June 9, 2004
Sweet Dough Hot Beans and First Watch know the importance of a good breakfast
Tired of boring dates? Don't go out with Tad Hamilton.
Friday, April 5; Frederick's Music Lounge
Mother Jones Memorial
Friday May 12; Duck Room