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SLM Daily June 2011

This is how every Sunday morning should flow. Sleep in. Eat a large amount of blueberries. Gain a sense of awakedness. Then wander up the street for one of the city’s largest parades. That is perfe... Read more

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Since everyone apparently has to be conservative or liberal, I guess I’m a liberal. I’m a liberal who favors the death penalty, has no problem with someone owning a gun, and attends church on a ... Read more

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Photograph by Toby Weiss, 2001

The building is otherworldly, casting a long shadow from its UFO-inspired roof. More than 40 years ago, the building housed a Phillips 66 and is now the home of a Del Taco. Despite the franchise's ... Read more

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David Freese's imminent return to the St. Louis Cardinals after his most recent season-scarring injury is not going to turn this team's awful June around. Coming as it does after all of these lost ... Read more

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With same-sex marriage in the Senate spotlight and Pridefest this upcoming weekend, it seems only appropriate to feature some of St. Louis' gay-friendly festivities. Regardless of your sexual pro... Read more

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Beginning next Monday, Cole Porter's 1948 musical comedy landmark, Kiss Me, Kate , returns after a 34-year hiatus to The Muny's stage. Inspired by William Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew , the ... Read more

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Gov. Jay Nixon took another proud step this week in Missouri’s quest to become the Appalachia of the Midwest with the closing of the Missouri Film Office. Even the state’s conservative legislatu... Read more

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Like most bodies of water past a certain size, Horseshoe Lake has just a few amenities along its banks. Gathering areas where families and friends can barbecue, crank the radio, and throw washers d... Read more

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I’m a big fan of classic horror movies. The real stuff—not this slasher, hacker, and zombie mayhem mess that is all the rage these days. I’m talking black-and-white Wolf Man and Dracula, grave-robb... Read more

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If there were a Michelin Guide for a dream of an event ("a special journey"), it would have to go to Friday evening's Zoofari. Several thousand guests—many in animal prints—packed the grounds of ... Read more

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The direct results of a catastrophe are always the easiest ones to see. Serious football fans will be crushed if the NFL lockout fails to resolve itself in spite of the olive branches the two side... Read more

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When it comes to bar fights, bartenders are usually the ones breaking them up or preventing them—I think you've had enough, buddy—not the ones fighting themselves. But at the second annual Barte... Read more

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St. Charles has a new opportunity to clear the air Read more

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At some point in the 1980s, I walked from the Shell Building to a Chinese restaurant at 14th and Locust. That space would eventually become the landmark nightclub Tangerine, but this was back in th... Read more

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On Monday, I received an email from St. Louis City Democrats chairman Brian Wahby to join Gov. Jay Nixon’s Action Network. According to the email, which many other St. Louisans undoubtedly received... Read more

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Colby Rasmus is not extremely popular in St. Louis, but he's a kind of unpopular peculiar to great players. He's unpopular because he's good, but he looks like he's good. The Cardinals have deve... Read more

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Quintessential summertime fun changes as you age—Slip 'n' Slides and Bomb Pops don't have the same allure at 35—but pool parties never get old.  Especially grown-up pool parties with booze. Kick... Read more

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Last night, at The Chase Park Plaza Hotel, valet Kurt Fultz cautiously parked a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG touring car. Inside, under the spectacular lobby lighting fixture, shaped like a huge chunk o... Read more

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The prominent national website Politico shone an insightful spotlight on Missouri politics this week, and its conclusions certainly didn’t help Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder digest his taxpayer-funded eg... Read more

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There are a lot of things that can make participation in the 48 Hour Film Project an enjoyable experience. Maybe the best of those possibilities is the element of surprise. Not necessarily in th... Read more

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