Jacob Nason came to St. Louis from America’s second best Virginia in 2013 to study a major that actually makes him less employable than if he had no college education. In his free time, he enjoys swimming, binge watching TV, and pretending that the Onion is a real news website. His blog is a reflection of these things, particularly the poor grammar he picked up growing up in Appalachia.
Traffic in downtown St. Louis was blocked Sunday afternoon by hundreds of demonstrators protesting against the election of Donald Trump. Here’s what the protestors had to say:
Tobacco21, a series of bills that would make it illegal for anyone under 21 to buy tobacco products in the city of St. Louis, cleared its first hurdle Thursday by being unanimously passed by the city’s Health and Human Services committee. The bill applies to traditional products as well as less traditional products like electronic cigarettes. So, do you agree?
Earlier this week, the St. Louis Cardinals proposed a $220 million, 550,000-square-foot expansion of Ballpark Village. The expansion, which is set to be completed in 2019, would bring a new office building and luxury apartments to downtown. So, what do you think?
Top 10 Reasons the St. Louis Zoo Was Named the Best Free Attraction in the US by USA Today:
- The award-winning human exhibit
- There’s something about caged tigers that makes us feel powerful.
- There’s always at least one llama climbing on top of another llama to “escape.”
- It’s the only zoo in the US to offer guests free peacocks.
- Gun ban prevents birds from committing fly-by shootings.
- It serves some of the freshest meat in the country.
- Its new corporate sponsor, USA Today.
- The last time a child snuck into an exhibit, we killed two gorillas.
- They got people to vote for them.
- Decent value for the price.
St. Louis was recently called “America’s most overlooked city to visit” by Thrillest magazine. The magazine apologized to the city for ignoring its values as a tourist attraction, which it blamed on St. Louis’s lack of gentrification and sprawling urban core. So, what do you think?
Occasionally, St. Louis is graced by a visit from a master of culture and grace. The city was recently visited by Snoop Dogg, a true master of, well, other things. The Riverfront Times covered Snoop's visit, and I was gracious enough to report on their account of his antics in the 314.
WalletHub recently ranked St. Louis as America’s 10th most pet-friendly city. The rankings were based on the abundance of veterinarians, pet caretakers, and pet-friendly apartments. So, what are your thoughts on St. Louis’s love of pets?