St. Louis in the National Media

St. Louis references in the news. Oh yeah, don't forget our favorite "Top Lists."
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aprice wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:48 am
The St. Charles shipping container home is featured on a Netflix original called "Amazing Interiors."
The shower is kinda cool but apart from that, I'm still too appalled by the brick and the upside down neo-classical windows to give this house any more thought. Apparently they're claiming the title of "world's largest shipping container home."
Here's the article in Curbed - https://www.curbed.com/2017/9/11/162345 ... r-missouri
Hopefully no one visits the Wallet Hub website: https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/col ... ec13e.html
robbie wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:27 pm
Hopefully no one visits the Wallet Hub website: https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/col ... ec13e.html
I'm sure our own local media will work hard to ensure that the Wallet Hub site gets plenty of traffic.
Joe Holleman is absolutely obsessed with Wallet Hub. If he's not talking about Jon Hamm, he's giving the latest "statistics" showing how bad or good STL rates. The guy's column is totally worthless, and an embarrassment to the Post Dispatch.
There’s a little feature about St Louis in the travel section of the new issue of The Week, and the first sentence is infuriating. I’m posting the entire article because you may need a subscription to access the link:

The best of St. Louis

St. Louis can be “difficult to crack,” but there’s plenty to do in Missouri’s second-largest city, said Matt Crossman in Thrillist.com. Going to a Cardinals game is “a must,” and I can’t say you shouldn’t visit the iconic Gateway Arch, now that its park surroundings are more pleasant. But don’t forget the Muny, America’s oldest outdoor musical theater, or the zoo—one of the best in the country and just the first reason to spend a full day in 1,300-acre Forest Park. The Loop, a stretch of Delmar Boulevard and its side streets, is easily the city’s most vibrant and eclectic neighborhood. In about two blocks, “you can take a culinary trip around the world.” Stroll along Lindell Boulevard if you want to gawk at mansions built for 1904’s World’s Fair, and end each day with a frozen custard from the Ted Drewes on Chippewa Street. Curious what St. Louisans are really like? “Go here on a summer night and listen.”

July 27, 2018 THE WEEK

http://theweek.com/print/406674/69960/article

“Second-largest city”??? Irresponsible journalism.
stlgasm wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:26 am

“Second-largest city”??? Irresponsible journalism.
Well, yeah, but technically it's true.
framer wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:23 pm
stlgasm wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:26 am

“Second-largest city”??? Irresponsible journalism.
Well, yeah, but technically it's true.
By which metric?
^The STL Metro Area is much larger than KC, but the city of KC is larger than the city of St. Louis.


https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/ ... /PST045217
^Yeah, “technically” but realistically. Especially considering the article mentions the Delmar Loop, which primarily lies outside of the city limits of the “second-largest city”, the statement serves no purpose other than to downplay St Louis’ clear dominance in the state. Wouldn’t be surprised if the writer was from Kansas City. 😂
^Honestly, they probably just looked at Wikipedia or in an atlas and saw the population stats and said "Ah." While folks from St. Louis (and Kansas City) get deeply bent and lose a lot of sleep about this I don't think it's necessary to see a conspiracy. Just a lack of deep familiarity. There are other signs of this. Who in town would honestly and with a strait face say that the Delmar loop is "easily" the most vibrant and eclectic street? Sure, it's vibrant and rather eclectic in that college town kind of way, but . . . there are LOTS of competitors for either or both titles. Not to disparage Delmar, but we have plenty of equally cool strips: Maryland, Cherokee, Middlingsouth Grand, Wa(r)shington (r optional depending on your original neighborhood) . . . Some of which are almost surely more vibrant or more eclectic. Though maybe not both. The balance is kind of a judgment call.

Anyway, what it mostly screams to me is "hey, an outside likes our town." And I like that. I can live with it. The minor errors are no big deal. It's a nice plug.
The WSJ documents how more Americans are going for wine and cocktails over beer, sending alarm over the beer industry, in a very St Louis-centric article:
https://www.wsj.com/articles/americas-l ... _lead_pos5

Featuring Busch Stadium, Brennan's, Big Daddy's, Paddy O's, Randall's Wines and Spirits, and the mobile beer bar at Tower Grove Park.
^ not this guy. i'm hereby upping my beer consumption.
Cortex gets some love from Curbed:

https://www.curbed.com/2018/8/7/1765866 ... nt-startup

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Flood Thy Neighbor: Who Stays Dry and Who Decides?
One Missouri town’s levee saga (Arnold MO) captures what's wrong with America's approach to controlling rivers.
https://www.propublica.org/article/leve ... ho-decides
Not really national (it's more international), but it's cool and I hadn't seen (or surprisingly even heard of) this before. Apparently the St. Louis Fire Dept. and the Zurich Airport Fire Dept. had a 'job swap' last year where two firefighters from each department swapped jobs for a week, I believe, for a Swiss TV show called "Jobtausch" (German for job exchange/swap). Everyone seemed to enjoy the experience and the two Swiss firefighters (and Swiss viewers) got exposed to a lot of St. Louis, including the not-so-nice but just as important aspects of it, and handled themselves very well. Note: this is the Swiss broadcast, so the narration is German and the spoken "German" isn't subbed (hell I'm fluent in German and even I found most of the Zurich German dialect utterly unintelligible), but the English isn't dubbed over, just subbed in places, so most everyone should be able to get the general gist of everything.

St. Louis University Is Installing Amazon Alexa-Enabled Echo Dots Campus-Wide
http://fortune.com/2018/08/15/amazon-al ... dorm-room/
hebeters2 wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:43 am
St. Louis University Is Installing Amazon Alexa-Enabled Echo Dots Campus-Wide
http://fortune.com/2018/08/15/amazon-al ... dorm-room/
Glad my school isn't wasting my tuition dollars on gimmicks like this. The !one would be better spent on practically anything else imaginable, like maybe paying their adjunct faculty more or improving their lagging acade!ic programs.
Here’s How Much Time You’ll Waste Commuting in Your Lifetime (by City)
https://www.educateddriver.org/heres-ho ... e-by-city/
I've always found St. Louis' architecture to be one of the great, if not the greatest, selling points of the city. Everyone knows the Arch, the Cards, the Blues, and the wonderful Zoo. I'd love to see the CVC and others use more of the City's architecture and it's density and walkablity to sell St. Louis more often then they currently do.

Here is a great write up about St. Louis' architecture from a travel writer at Forbes:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnoseid/ ... 9795f51596
^Nice. The Arch project sure has spun off a lot of good press for us this Summer.
This article is more about tax incentives, with STL, KC, and PHX as the subjects. All pics are STL.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/11/busi ... 2Fbusiness
^Nice catch there MRNHS! And while it's an article on taxes, hardly the subject of page turners, it's an easy read and it's nice to see us discussed in what is in many ways a fairly complimentary light. (And it's a discussion worth having and the Times hits the right note, I think.)
Love the pic of the construction dude leaving tracks in the freshly poured concrete.
^There's materials sitting on it at the top of the frame. The concrete is new, but dry. I think he just walked through a rain puddle. You can see water on the slab next to that, to the left of the shaft at the bottom of the frame. Just a damp day. But anyway, yeah, it's a nice picture.