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SLM Daily October 2012

Oktober Microbrewery Crawl, Part 5: Ferguson Brewing Company

We celebrate Oktoberfest by visiting a series of local microbreweries. Some new, some new to us. This is our final entry, but click on the archives for previous editions. If you pay attention t... more »

Oct 31, 2012 8:54 AM News

Prop B: Pleasantly Surprised by Results of Poll on Cigarette Tax

I’m sick of polls, and I’m weary of this election cycle. I’m sure many Americans feel the same way. But the result of a recent statewide poll caught my interest. Proposition B, a ballot measure tha... more »

Oct 30, 2012 9:09 AM News

Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

Weekend Sports Wrap: Patriots Pummel Rams

For the first seven or so weeks of the NFL season, I have been, I think it's fair to say, an apologist for the St. Louis Rams. I've preached patience. It's a young team. Jeff Fisher needs time to t... more »

Oct 29, 2012 9:14 AM Sports

St. Louis Nightlife Pick: Halloween in the Central West End

This Saturday presents itself as a bit of a conundrum as far as what to do. You could go ham it up in the Central West End, bedecked in a dazzling costume, and ping-pong with drunken merriment amon... more »

Oct 26, 2012 8:26 AM News

Photography by Paul Kolnik

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

Looking for things to be thankful for this month? Try Paul McCartney coming to town for the first time in a decade or the mind-opening films of the St. Louis International Film Festival. Here’s a l... more »

Oct 25, 2012 9:46 AM News

The Top 10 Halloween Events in St. Louis

Whether you’re dressing up in your best costume or just want to celebrate with spooky spirits, there’s something for everyone this Halloween in St. Louis. Here are 10 events to check out, in chrono... more »

Oct 24, 2012 4:50 PM News

Oktober Microbrewery Crawl, Part 4: Buffalo Brewing Company

We celebrate Oktoberfest by visiting a series of local microbreweries. Some new, some new to us. Check back each Wednesday for a new installment, or click on our archives for previous editions. ... more »

Oct 24, 2012 9:44 AM News

Photography courtesy of Dorothy Ockrassa Johnson

A New Book Tells the Story of How Germans Helped Make St. Louis Great

St. Louis may have been founded by French fur traders, but as Jim Merkel shows in his new book, Beer, Brats, and Baseball, this is truly a German town. Behold, five facts that illustrate the poin... more »

Oct 23, 2012 5:10 PM News

Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

Slashing Number of Aldermen Paramount to St. Louis' Future

In 1957, Dr. Seuss released The Cat in the Hat , the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, and St. Louis probably had its best chance in the past 55 years to remain a world class city. That spring, St. L... more »

Oct 23, 2012 2:58 PM News

We tried to choose a photo that wouldn't make you cry. Sadly, that meant going back a few games.

Photography by Scott Rovak

Cardinals Complete Collapse in Game 7 as Giants Head to World Series

Yesterday, I told you all that the Cardinals were 6-0 in elimination games over the past two seasons. Make that 6-1. Meanwhile, after overcoming their second seemingly insurmountable deficit in as ... more »

Oct 23, 2012 9:35 AM Sports

Photography by Scott Rovak

Weekend Sports Wrap: Giants Thrash Cardinals to Force Game 7

Tonight, the St. Louis Cardinals face elimination, yet again. It's familiar territory. During the team's charmed, seemingly fated run through the past two postseasons, the Cards have played six win... more »

Oct 22, 2012 10:23 AM Sports

Photograph by Scott Rovak

Game 5 Was a Story of the Starters for the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants

In brief, it was not a good night for Lance Lynn. First, in the bottom of the second inning with one out and the bases loaded, the Cardinals' starting pitcher grounded into a double play. Then, in ... more »

Oct 20, 2012 10:05 AM Sports

St. Louis Nightlife Pick: Raise the Bar

I have the utmost respect for people who can do things I can't, a list that includes singers, magicians, and, oddly enough (given my nightlife expertise), mixologists. Despite my best efforts, my c... more »

Oct 19, 2012 5:00 PM News

Photography by Scott Rovak

Bats Come Alive as St. Louis Cardinals Beat Giants in Game 4 to Take Commanding NLCS Lead

Last night, the Cardinals played perhaps their most complete game of the postseason, beating the Giants 8-3 and moving to within one game of their second World Series appearance in as many years. ... more »

Oct 19, 2012 10:53 AM Sports

Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

Saint Louis Public School District Receives Provisional Accreditation

Earlier this week, the maligned St. Louis Public School District reached a milestone, five years in the making: provisional accreditation. The Missouri State Board of Education voted unanimously... more »

Oct 18, 2012 2:15 PM News

Photograph by Scott Rovak

Web Gallery: St. Louis Cardinals NLCS 2012 Home Games at Busch Stadium

View photos from games 3, 4, and 5 of the 2012 NLCS at Busch Stadium. Photographs by Scott Rovak. more »

Oct 18, 2012 10:25 AM Sports

Rookie Matt Carpenter was the St. Louis Cardinals' unlikely hero in Game 3, with a two-run blast in the third inning.

Photograph by Scott Rovak

Cardinals Find Shelter From the Storm: St. Louis Tops the San Francisco Giants in Game 3 After Rain Delay

As the Cardinals took the field beneath an overcast sky, Game 3 appeared to be a bleak one for the home team. The Giants were coming off a five-game road winning streak and a decisive victory in Sa... more »

Oct 18, 2012 10:03 AM Sports

Oktober Microbrewery Crawl, Part 3: Exit 6

We celebrate Oktoberfest by visiting a series of local microbreweries. Some new, some new to us. Check back each Wednesday for a new installment. At this summer’s Brewers Heritage Festival, I w... more »

Oct 17, 2012 8:42 AM News

Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

Nothing Can Crack This Father-Daughter Team

Millions of parents and millions of children have been through the Reid household’s experience of the past four days. It involves athletics, pain, doctors, surgery, and recovery. It was also educat... more »

Oct 16, 2012 8:19 AM News

Photography by Jeff Curry.

A Cardinals Fan and His Family Experience Game 5

The official story is that on Friday night, the St. Louis Cardinals won their National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals by pulling off a seemingly impossible ninth-inning, tw... more »

Oct 15, 2012 2:54 PM Sports