Critics of Peabody Energy have become quite good at making a scene at their protests of the corporation headquartered in St. Louis. And that might just be why Peabody is going to be holding its annual meeting for shareholders a thousand miles away in Gillette, Wyoming. At least that's the theory of ... More >>
Between the Superbowl, Mardi Gras and Valentine's Day, there's no shortage of excuses to celebrate something somewhere sometime soon lately, or even retroactively. Find a place to party this week from a varying list of tasty shows -- just choose your flavor. This week's recommendations await after t ... More >>
Please pardon my lack of enthusiasm today; I'm still mourning that crushing playoff-ending defeat our city's beloved Redbirds faced on Friday -- damn those victorious Nationals. Also, Dewey Defeats Truman! Oh, ESPN. There's good shows this week: Smashing Pumpkins plays the Chaifetz on Thursday -- i ... More >>
If you were downtown yesterday evening you might've caught red-clad Cardinals fans headed to Busch Stadium, an especially brilliant sunset, and maybe a scant group of activists commemorating the one-year anniversary of Occupy St. Louis at Kiener Plaza. Also hard to miss was a surreal and sizable g ... More >>
The owner of the St. Louis Rams is making news this week, but not for anything regarding the uncertain future of his football franchise.
Sue Wallis' Unified Equine announced yesterday that Rockville, Missouri, population 150 or so, would be home to the company's first food-grade horse slaughter plant by the end of the summer. This is the second proposed Missouri location for the Wyoming state senator's plant. Mountain Grove was the f ... More >>
It's not just for cats and dogs anymore.Unified Equine is a Wyoming-based company that wants to open its first horse-meat processing plant -- for human consumption, mind you -- just outside Mountain Grove, Missouri, an Ozark community about 70 miles east of Springfield. Unified Equine and its chi ... More >>
Image viaRoyal bride and groom shortbreadGut Check happily celebrates National Pretzel Day, National Doughnut Day and 50%-Off-Cadbury-Crème-Egg Day, also known as Easter Monday (okay, we sort of made that one up). Naturally, we're beyond ecstatic about the royal wedding. Pageantry, crown jew ... More >>
photo courtesy Robin SchubertSouth Grand Boulevard's music venues, bars and eclectic restaurants have long made it a destination for showing off your coolest threads. And now, there's another spot in the neighborhood to actually get said threads, without breaking the bank.Armarium is a vintage an ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsThese beets won't kill you. Yet. Beets are so often maligned that it's hard to imagine that they're pickled and processed in 105-ounce cans. Who knew there was such a pickled beet demand? Well, that demand's going to go unmet for a bit. Lakeside Foods Inc. of Manitowoc, Wis ... More >>
Image viaDreaming of warmer weather, no doubt...Even the city's cuddle-thug is being swept up in the snowmageddon, it seems: Nelly is part of the Blizzard Music Tour, which kicks off March 1 in South Dakota. The lineup for the trek is interesting and very diverse: Besides Nelly, the show feat ... More >>
Pop quiz: What do Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Montana and Wyoming all have in common? According to a new report by Save the Children, kids in all these states are probably out of luck in case of an emergency.
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 >>
St. Louis has an All-American city in its northern suburbs. The National Civic League recently named Ferguson as one of 26 finalists in its 2010 All-America City Awards. To become a finalist, Ferguson completed an application documenting three community projects that address their communities' ... More >>
Judging from Sen. Mike Enzi's little soliloquy on the Senate floor yesterday, Wyoming's a loooooong way from Illinois, or even modern-day conveniences like radio and television.
File this one under "fluke accident": Last Thursday, after a gig at the Schlafly Tap Room, Eric Hall's musical equipment -- a pedalboard full of mostly custom-built pedals and other pieces of gear -- slipped out of his trunk as he made his way home. (Hall lives on Wyoming and Grand.) This Facebook n ... 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 >>
7:30 p.m. Sunday, November 1. Cicero's, 6691 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
Matthew Shepard, a gay Wyoming college student murdered in 1998 and an inspiration for the revised hate-crimes law.You've probably heard by now how the House of Representatives passed a measure last week that broadens the definition of a "hate crime" to include incidents committed because of the ... More >>
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Highway 61 Roadhouse and Kitchen is the real deal.
8 p.m. Sunday, October 29. Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center (3301 Lemp Avenue).
Ledger and Gyllenhaal are cowboys in love in Ang Lee's wrenching Brokeback Mountain
Redford grows old gracefully in An Unfinished Life
A local band has some big tour plans this summer
Banished from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch a decade ago, Joseph Pulitzer IV lives in self-imposed exile in Wyoming. What went wrong?
The Laramie Project lives on
Week of May 26, 2004
(Mostly) Harmless Theatre addresses intolerance and fear in The Laramie Project
The Laramie Project doesn't shrink from the truth in its depiction of the Matthew Shepard story
The landmark restaurants of Grand Boulevard still pack 'em in
A new PBS documentary shines light down the chasm that gapes between Native Americans and the folks who came later
Why the best teen movie of the year, based on a beloved novel, won't be in theaters
Despite nearly a half-century of loyal service, Sinclair says goodbye to one of its finest
The Neem offer up 29 songs on their self-titled debut
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