SLM Daily October 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Photography by Scott Rovak

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny shakes hands with Giants manager Bruce Bochy before Game 3.

Photograph by Scott Rovak

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


Photograph by Scott Rovak

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

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

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.

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