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SLM Daily August 2011

Wacky Webster University Lawsuit Is Almost Worthy of Masterpiece

My wife and I love a good mystery. We are especially partial to an English tale of suspense and murder. So we often tune into Masterpiece to catch an English sleuth, including episodes of “Inspector... more »

Aug 30, 2011 9:31 AM News

An Open Response to the Show-Me Institute’s Open Response to Me

My blog post regarding an op-ed piece authored last week by Show-Me Institute co-founder R. Crosby Kemper III has aroused the ire of the institute, as did my qualified endorsement of the Chin... more »

Aug 29, 2011 5:08 PM News

Three of the Best Local Drinking Spots in St. Louis for a Late-Summer Cocktail

The last month of summer is arguably the best. The kiddies have gone back to school, so an end-of-the-day cocktail is surrounded in a cloud of “ahhhh” rather  than “auughhhhh!” And this final four wee... more »

Aug 26, 2011 1:38 PM News

Meet the Tea Party Institute: A "Show-Me" Founder Exposes the True Colors of His In-the-Tank Think Tank

It’s hardly a secret that King Rex Sinquefield’s Show-Me Institute is a conservative voice, with its drone of “free market,” anti-tax rhetoric. No big deal. It’s a free country, and if Rex wants... more »

Aug 25, 2011 1:03 PM News

Don’t Stop With a Bobble Head: Retire Willie McGee’s No. 51 Now

Whenever Willie McGee is in town for a St. Louis Cardinals game and he is introduced, he gets the largest ovation. It doesn’t matter if Hall of Famers Bob Gibson, Lou Brock, and/or Ozzie Smith are ... more »

Aug 23, 2011 9:01 AM Sports

Sam Bradford's Rookie Season Makes The Preseason Worth Arguing About

Sam Bradford's rookie season was great, maybe, and weird, definitely, and a minor blog kerfuffle has broken out after an article that suggests it was definitely not great but at least weird, due ... more »

Aug 22, 2011 9:27 AM News

Oh No! Bernie Miklasz Is At War With Me Over the Rams Maybe Moving to L.A., And He Won't Even Say My Name!

I seem to have touched a nerve with my blog post Thursday regarding the largely unreported fact that Rams owner Stan Kroenke is a friend and business partner of the leading candidate to bring a... more »

Aug 20, 2011 4:11 PM News

DeMun Oyster Bar Takes You Back in Time

Being transported to another time and place is a powerful feeling, be it by a book that whisks you to a different era or realm, or a warm bowl of soup that lulls you back to childhood. When I ar... more »

Aug 19, 2011 5:13 PM News

Be Afraid, St. Louis Rams Fans: The Mogul Pushing For an NFL Team in L.A. is Stan Kroenke’s Partner

An effort to bring NFL football back to Los Angeles took a big step forward last week, with the L.A. City Council voting 12-0 to approve the framework of a $1.2 billion downtown stadium deal with... more »

Aug 17, 2011 4:40 PM News

The Cards Are Getting Close to Counting Themselves Out

Oh-oh. The St. Louis Cardinals have slipped to six games out of first place. The Milwaukee Brewers are a staggering 17-2 in the team's last 19 games and show no signs of letting up on the torrid pa... more »

Aug 16, 2011 8:03 AM Sports

St. Louis Rams Preseason Watching Guide

1. First, play hard-to-get with Danario Alexander. I can’t emphasize this enough. He’s a Mizzou alum, he appears to be a hard-working guy, and he’s going to do everything he can to charm you into... more »

Aug 15, 2011 9:16 AM News

St. Louis Divas Blues and Jazz at Soulard Farmers Market

Though the Whitaker Festival at the Botanical Gardens ended for the season earlier this month, there are still some great outdoor BYO music evenings to enjoy in the city.

 Local legend, Kim Mas... more »

Aug 12, 2011 1:03 PM News

Tunneling to China

With all the hub-bub about the Aerotropolis, we thought it might be worth noting some of the hundreds of St. Louis-China projects already quietly under way... • Washington University anthropology pro... more »

Aug 11, 2011 10:38 AM News