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SLM Daily November 2012

A Holiday Wish List for Robert Archibald, the Missouri History Museum's Big Spender

It hasn't been easy to keep track of every twist and turn in the land-deal debacle that has embroiled the Missouri History Museum and its president, Robert Archibald. Just in case you've missed one... more »

Nov 30, 2012 1:28 PM News

Photography courtesy of the St. Louis Symphony

The Top 10 Things to Do This December in St. Louis

In the mood for celebrating? Whether you’re reveling in Christmas cheer at St. Louis Symphony or raising a glass for Schlafly’s 21st anniversary, there’s something for everyone this month in St. Lo... more »

Nov 29, 2012 8:40 AM News

Photography by Thomas Crone

Autumn Wanderings, Part 4: Cairo, Illinois

Our goal for the month was to find some nice autumnal walks, in locations we hadn’t yet had the chance to enjoy. Despite a lifetime of regional excursions, there was still a good list to work from... more »

Nov 28, 2012 9:03 AM News

Rev. Larry Rice Would Love Los Angeles

If Larry Rice could move all of St. Louis’ homeless to Los Angeles, his life might be a bit easier. Much like Don Quixote, the Rev. Rice is now attacking street barriers like so many windmills. ... more »

Nov 27, 2012 9:07 AM News

Sports Illustrated Profiles Stan Kroenke; Media Circus Ensues

In our December issue (be sure to buy your copy!), we list Stan Kroenke as one of St. Louis' 100 most powerful people. And we're not the only ones who have been talking about him. In last week's is... more »

Nov 26, 2012 9:33 AM News

Photography by Kylah Brown Green

Heads Up: Ben Poremba's New Wine Bar, Olio, Packs 'Em In

As a writer, I'm conflicted whenever I come across a hidden gem—a great restaurant or bar that isn't quite as crowded as it deserves to be. Do I tell people how cool the place is, or do I keep the ... more »

Nov 23, 2012 7:00 AM News

10 Reasons to be Thankful for St. Louis

As Thanksgiving rolls around, it’s customary to share the things that we’re thankful for. Family and friends are popular topics, but this year, we’re thinking about what makes us appreciate the cit... more »

Nov 22, 2012 8:00 AM News

Photography by Thomas Crone

Autumn Wanderings, Part 3: Ackert Walkway

Our goal for the month is to find some nice autumnal walks, in locations we haven’t yet had the chance to enjoy. Despite a lifetime of St. Louis excursions, there’s still a good list to work from,... more »

Nov 21, 2012 12:34 PM News

North County Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

Congratulations to Metropolitan Congregations United for a stellar year of success and hard work on behalf of the entire region.  Although legal maneuvering ended ballot initiatives to cap the rate... more »

Nov 20, 2012 8:51 AM News

Missouri Man Marries African Princess

As is too often the case, a Missouri man made national news this weekend for all the wrong reasons. According to police, 20-year-old Blaec Lammers of Bolivar bought a bunch of guns and a ticket to ... more »

Nov 19, 2012 9:41 AM News

Photography by Ray Meibaum/Saint Louis Zoo

Saint Louis Zoo Welcomes Baby Monkey

So I could start this blog post by telling you that on Halloween, a baby colobus monkey was born at the Saint Louis Zoo. I could tell you that the baby monkey's name is Kivuli, which means ghost or... more »

Nov 16, 2012 5:24 PM News

St. Louis Nightlife Picks: Steinberg Skating Rink and Fox & Hounds Tavern

The “official” start of the holiday season is, each and every year, a point of contention. Some merrily swap out the jack-o'-lantern for the Christmas tree, while humbugs plug their ears during hol... more »

Nov 16, 2012 8:40 AM News

How St. Louis Helped Invent the Term "Fiscal Cliff"

As the country gradually rolls toward the impending “fiscal cliff” of doom, it turns out that a journalist working at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch may have coined the phrase 20 years ago, accordin... more »

Nov 15, 2012 11:07 AM News

Race and Obama, Part 2: How Did I Get in a Story With Kevin Slaten?

Longtime St. Louis broadcaster Kevin Slaten lost his job after a volatile blowup at a radio station last week, which is roughly as unusual as the autumn leaves turning colors. But this one was... more »

Nov 15, 2012 8:16 AM News

Photography by Thomas Crone

Autumn Wanderings, Part 2: Fort Belle Fontaine

Our goal for the month is to find some nice autumnal walks, in locations we haven’t yet had the chance to enjoy. Despite a lifetime of St. Louis excursions, there’s still a good list to work from,... more »

Nov 14, 2012 8:57 AM News

St. Louis Needs to Be More Notorious

Have you heard about the latest attempt to make St. Louis more relevant on the national scene? This one is called Rally St. Louis , and according to its website, it is a “first-of-its-kind crowdso... more »

Nov 13, 2012 8:52 AM News

Weekend Sports Wrap, Holiday Edition: Rams & Mizzou Football, Veterans

Our initial plan for today was to skip the sports and talk about veterans instead. But it was such a wild weekend in sports, I'm going to touch on both. The men's basketball teams from SLU (76-5... more »

Nov 12, 2012 10:42 AM Sports

Rebuilt With Transfers, Mizzou Hoops Enters SEC

Since we have been talking politics all week, we skipped the usual Monday sports column. But now that Barack Obama's victory is old news, we can turn our attention back to the really important even... more »

Nov 9, 2012 12:18 PM Sports

Make Your Voice Heard in Search for St. Louis' Next Police Chief

With less than two months until St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom heads to his new job in the criminology department at the University of Missouri–St. Louis on January 1, the search is officially on ... more »

Nov 8, 2012 3:19 PM News

White Power and Missouri Politics

Missouri is not a red state. It’s not a blue state. It’s a white state. That’s the arithmetic message of the 2012 elections. Five of the six statewide Democratic candidates won their races—th... more »

Nov 8, 2012 9:40 AM Politics