As a city of hallowed traditions and many Santa-ready brick chimneys, St. Louis does Christmas like a champ. Our lights – in our neighborhoods, at the Brewery, at the Garden, at the Zoo, in public spaces – shine particularly brightly.
2014 has been an important year for St. Louis. It has been a year of growth and growing pains, progress and push backs. Much of what we will remember from the year was documented by local media, using a variety of platforms.
Notice of these weekly polls is sent to thousands of you each week – and hundreds of you spend a few minutes filling them out. Some of you have done this for years; others are relative newcomers. MayorSlay.com appreciates your participation.
News that the Statue of Liberty is dressing up for Halloween will likely confuse people who remember the holiday as a chance for small children to walk up their own blocks in costumes and be “frightened” by the porch decorations.
This week, the East-West Gateway Council of Governments released a report on racial disparity, titled "Where We Stand." The findings were troubling: Compared to many other Metropolitan Statistical Areas, the St.
There are 79 official neighborhoods in the City of St.
Louis. They range in appearance and texture from “gritty, industrial” to “manicured,
sub-divisional.” They are loud and quiet;
compact and extended. Some neighborhoods
We are a nation of laws. Lots and lots of them. According to the National Conference of State
Legislatures, US states and territories passed more than 40,000 bills and resolutions
in 2011 (the last year for which we could find data) – and the Federal
A poll published recently by the Harvard School of Public Health finds that nearly half of all Americans are concerned that there will be a large outbreak of the Ebola virus in the United States – and that more than one in four Americans are concerned that they or a member of their family may be sick with Ebola over the next 12 months.
Gallup, one of the world’s most influential survey firms, has coined the phrase "the hope divide. "That’s the difference
they’ve discovered in how adults and young people view the future. The vast majority of youth believe that the
Over the past few years, miles of new bike paths, bike lanes, and bike signage have been added throughout the City. Many (most!) City residents live within a short walk — or an easy bike ride — of a park, a store, a church, and a bar.
Recently, the viral video of Kacy Catanzaro becoming the first woman to qualify for the final round of NBC's American Ninja Warrior made us all think a little bit more about our daily fitness strategy, or lack thereof.
For many of us, the high school play is an indelible memory of student life. There are the staples: “Twelve Angry Men” and “Grease," for example, with “Almost, Maine” and “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” as their contemporary equivalents.
In 2009, Mayor Francis Slay was one of the mayors who voted to commit the US Conference of Mayors to supporting marriage equality for same-sex couples so that such unions would have the same rights – family leave, retirement benefits, tax equity, and co
The Missouri Supreme Court has set June 18 as the scheduled date for the execution of John Winfield. The United States is one of only a handful of industrialized nations that allows capital punishment.
Taxes are, most likely, inevitable. They fund roads, parks, education, public safety, and every other function of government. No revenue means no services.That doesn’t mean taxes are uniformly popular. Or fair.
If you are like MayorSlay.com (and the on-line editors at most local news outlets), you are a sucker for those “Best/Most City” lists. You know the ones: Best Cities for Foodies, Best Cities for Dogs, Most Livable/Swimmable/ Walkable Cities. St. Louis figures on plenty of them.
Karaoke is a form of entertainment in which an amateur sings along with recorded (or, sometimes, live) music using a mic and a public address system. The music is typically a popular song, minus the vocal track.
Enemies and rivals. These are not the same things at all. Enemies are made of equal parts of fear, loathing, and mistrust. The antipathy of rivals is often leavened with tradition, showmanship and good-natured posturing.