Are you dreaming of a White Christmas, sledding on Art Hill, and hot chocolate? Well, too bad. The forecast says the temperature is going to be in the 70s.That means: Tropical Santa. Elves in sun dresses. Reindeer in sunglasses. Bah, humbug.
This week, Time Magazine named German Chancellor Angela Merkel its "Person of the Year," over transgender trailblazer Caitlyn Jenner, transportation tycoon Travis Kalanick, presidential spectacle Donald Trump, and
December is upon us. As St. Louis heads towards the Winter Solstice, office parties, neighborhood holiday parties, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and New Year’s, take a moment to look back at some of the newmakers in 2015. On which of Santa's storied
It’s no secret that the day after Thanksgiving has become the biggest shopping day of the year, especially when you factor in people shopping from home on their iPads. This Friday: expect
Thanksgiving. In the most basic sense of the word, it is to express gratitude, to show appreciation for what we have.
Earlier this week, the St. Louis Rams acquired free-agent wide receiver Wes Welker. Welker comes to the Edward Jones Dome with an incredible league-leading record as the only player in NFL History with 5
Thirty years ago, the St. Louis Cardinals and the Kansas City Royals met for the first (and only) time in baseball's World Series. NY pundits called it the moniker of the “1-70 Showdown Series” or “Show-Me Series” and was
It is not often that this Mini-Poll begins a paragraph with the words “and Dana Loesch is right” – except that we happen to agree with her that the decision of a New Jersey elementary school to cancel Halloween parties deserves some scrutiny.
Every few months, it comes to MayorSlay.com's attention that there are men and women in Washington, DC, whose decisions likely will affect our lives. The part of the local TV news that follows the accident and crime
For years, it has been a given of the Internet that being subjected to advertising is the price users pay for free content. It is an argument familiar to those of us who grew up on “free” television.
In November 2016, some Missouri voters will go to the polls to elect the state’s 56th governor. The incumbent, Jay Nixon, is term-limited. Voters will also elect the state’s 42nd attorney
Pressed by more than four years of civil war, millions of Syrians have fled their homes. Their plight has caught the world attention. And ours.
This month, sixth and seventh graders begin classes at Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls, the first single-sex STEM public school in St. Louis.
Later today, Republican primary voters (Republicans, Independents, and cheeky Democrats) will learn more about the candidates running for the Grand Old Party’s nomination.
It is MayorSlay.com’s observed belief that most City (and county) residents prefer public on-street and surface parking to putting their cars in public garages, but would rather store their cars in garages or carports at home than compete for convenient
Home-sharing websites have become quite popular recently. In many cities, home-sharing is seen as an affordable and available alternative to an expensive and scarce hotel room. It occupies a niche between couch-sharing and a formal hotel room.
Birthdays are tricky. They come along at regular intervals as welcome milestones or reproachful anniversaries, new beginnings or another hashmark on the cell wall.
In the news this week: A sandwich chain quickly suspends its relationship with a spokesperson, an entertainer’s statue is removed from its pedestal, a state legislature meets and votes to remove a controversial symbol from a public space, a local craft
This weekly Mini-Poll goes out to a fairly extensive mailing list. (We’ve been accumulating it for years.) Most of you live in St. Louis or used to live here. Some of you do not.
The Gateway Arch is, easily, the most recognized symbol of St. Louis. It looms/soars/towers over our skyline, representing… pretty much anything you care to attribute to it.
The always “popular” neighborhood game of “fireworks or gunfire” usually tilts sharply towards fireworks at this time of the year.
College is much in the news these days. College debt (and their cause, student loans), mostly.
Why do people live where they live?
In his 2014 State of the Union speech, President Obama announced his intention to re-set the minimum hourly wage for employees on new Federal contracts to $10.10, a step toward a larger goal of setting all workers' wages at levels high enough to support
No matter what the almanac says, summer begins on Memorial Day – this year, May 25th.
The United States is one of only a handful of industrialized nations that allows capital punishment. Thirty-two states, including Missouri, have an enforceable death penalty statute on the books.
The CVC’s Kitty Ratcliffe will do almost anything to land a big convention here, including making robot noises.
Is baseball still the national pastime? Probably not, if your accent falls on national. More than half of all Americans tell pollsters that they will not even watch a baseball game this season.
College sports – the athletic competition among amateur teams from various colleges and universities – is on prominent display this month as studious biology and indifferent business majors relive their undergraduate careers by rooting for (and betting
The ninety or so municipalities in St. Louis County, the county itself, and the City of St. Louis each enact, promulgate, and enforce an encyclopedia of local ordinances.
Term limits are legal restrictions imposed by law (rather than by voters) on the length of time an elected official can remain in office. More than a dozen states, including Missouri, have placed statutory term limits on their state legislators.
We are a city that values its traditions. One of our favorites is the seasonal celebration of community known as the Lenten fish fry.
Americans will spend nearly $18.9 billion (note that’s BILLION, with a “B” like Bears, Baubles, and Balloons) on Valentine’s gifts for their loved ones.
In the mid-1980s, most scientists thought that measles had been – or were about to be -- eradicated in the United States. Not so, apparently.
This Sunday, many of you will engage in America’s favorite pastime: eating snacks on the sofa with friends, while watching a professional football game.
Every day, the Mayor’s Office sorts through hundreds of messages, emails, letters, and tweets offering commentary, suggestions, compliments, and complaints about how the City of St. Louis does its job or sets its policy.
It is the time of the year when the organizations and groups that recognize achievements in cinema announce their nominations and prizes.
There is an awful lot of each of us sitting in computers. Our names, addresses, phone numbers, friends, preferences, and habits are a few clicks away from anyone.