The New Arch Grounds Plan Reminds Us of Something Dirty

The plans for the new Arch grounds are starting to take shape by the releasing of design photos, and explanations about how the new work will change the downtown layout. NextSTL has it covered: Not a single local media story, not KSDK, not St. Louis Public Radio, not the Post-Dispatch, not the Beacon, no one included the detail that if the presented plan comes to fruition that Pine Street will no longer connect the city with the Arch grounds. [Read More]

The St. Louis Rally for Sanity and/or Fear

We stopped by the Arch grounds on Saturday afternoon to see how the St. Louis Rally for and/or Fear was doing. The crowd for the “satellite” rally to the one happening in tandem at the Washington DC mall was larger than expected and sitting on the Arch steps watching John Stewart on a smallish screen setup, cheering at every joke and musical performance.

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St. Louis to Hold Satellite Rally to Restore Sanity

The Daily Show host John Stewart’s rallyto combat the rising insanity on either side of the political bickering has a lot of people heading to Washington D.C. October 30th to witness an event so sane and even-keled, it will make you say “Hmm. Interesting. I’m going to think about that and get back to you with a well-thought out response.” Because we’re looking for those people. We’re looking for the people who think shouting is annoying, counterproductive, and terrible for your throat; who feel that the loudest voices shouldn’t be the only ones that get heard; and who believe that the only time it’s appropriate to draw a Hitler mustache on someone is when that person is actually Hitler. [Read More]