Ron Stevens

Ron Stevens

Many in St. Louis may remember Ron from the formative years of KSHE 95 in the 70's. Ron went  on to write for television in Los Angeles with his wife, Joy Grdnic. They also hosted several radio shows in Los Angeles and New York before returning to St. Louis in 1996 to raise their children and run their national radio syndication company, All Star Radio Networks. They also own The Fountain on Locust, which Joy created. Through the years, Ron has always considered St. Louis his home.

“We thought St. Louis was in Louisiana. Sorry. Our bad. Want a horsemeatball?” was the official statement this week from an Ikea spokesperson when he was once again asked about the rumor of opening an Ikea in the St. Louis area. This month’s Ikea rumor is for Forest Park Parkway near St. Louis University, about 10 miles east of last month’s rumored location.

Sunday, 10 March 2013 16:04

Best Make Out Spot In St. Louis

Where’s the best make out spot in St. Louis?  I’m married with kids, so I’m no longer expected to know the answer to that.  But I can tell you where it was way back when I was growing up here.  I’m just assuming that the answer has changed over time.

Saturday, 23 February 2013 20:13


If you stumbled upon and spent some time with us, a few questions may have popped into your head by now.  We get a lot of questions because it’s not real clear what the heck we’re doing here.  Not because it’s some big friggin’ secret, but more because we haven’t taken the time yet to explain what we’re doing here.  So we’ve constructed the much needed ‘FAQ’ to hopefully clear a few things up for you.  If you have any additional questions, feel free to ask them by emailing me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Let’s start with the MOST frequently asked question:

Sunday, 27 January 2013 17:23

Places To Avoid In St. Louis

A friend of mine in Atlanta told me about a discussion on Yahoo! ANSWERS comparing St. Louis to Atlanta.  The answers were written mostly by St. Louisans because a person from Atlanta was considering attending Wash U and wanted to know more about St. Louis.

My friend pointed out one curious response that succinctly described the areas of St. Louis to avoid.  And it was part of the “Best Answer” as chosen by Yahoo voters!  (I would just call them Yahoos.)

Wednesday, 23 January 2013 20:54

Rejected by the Rejected

A few days ago I sent an invitation to Post-Dispatch columnist, Bill McClellan, to join the staff on April 5 for lunch and tell us stories about judges and lawyers. It wasn’t a random invitation, but a response to a recent story he wrote about being invited to lunch on April 5 by a group of judges and lawyers, then being disinvited.  If you read McClellan’s column, you know he somewhat thrives on rejection and he pretty much expected it, considering what he’s written over the years about judges and lawyers.  So I picked up on his very large hint when he wrote:

Saturday, 19 January 2013 15:26

Lunch With Bill

A few days back, Post-Dispatch columnist Bill McClellan wrote about being disinvited to a free lunch. Where most of us would be upset for not even being invited in the first place, Bill actually seemed a little delighted at the more embarrassing “disinvite.”  McCellan’s column seems to thrive on this kind of embarrassment, so at the very least it meant a funny column about it.  So far, he’s managed two very funny columns about it.

Friday, 11 January 2013 23:03

If These Walls Could See

Know where this is?  Yes, it’s in St. Louis; please tell me that doesn't surprise you.  The one story painted structure is actually part of the single family home that appears to be abandoned.  So, let’s see, abandoned building, city of St. Louis?  That narrows it down to ...

   You may remember Elaine Viets from her 25 years as a columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  Or maybe you watched her local tv show, “Viets Beat.”   Many St. Louisans took personal pride in her rise to fame as a nationally syndicated columnist and mystery novelist.  Her 19th novel was published this week, 8th in the “Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper” series.  In anticipation of her visit to St. Louis this week (she’ll appear at the Fountain On Locust this Wednesday, November 14 at 8pm for a book signing of her latest novel, MURDER IS A PIECE OF CAKE), I chatted with Elaine on the phone from her Florida home.

Thursday, 18 October 2012 16:57

St. Louis Has Too Many Museums

    St. Louis has too many museums for a city its size.  The oldest is not the St. Louis Art Museum, built for the 1904 Worlds Fair and still standing.  No, the St. Louis Mercantile Library Museum is older.  It was originally downtown, built in 1846, but is now housed on the UMSL campus.

    The most popular St. Louis area museum may be City Museum, downtown.  It’s definitely one of the loudest, along with Magic House in Kirkwood. Both are amongst the coolest museums in the nation.

    We have the Contemporary Art Museum in Grand Center; Soldiers Memorial Military Museum, downtown; the Missouri History Museum; St. Louis Science Center; Holocaust Museum and Learning Center; Museum of Transportation in Kirkwood; Museum of Western Expansion, under the Arch; the Pulitzer Foundation of the Arts on Washington in Grand Center; Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University; Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, on SLU campus and St. Louis University Museum of Art on Lindell across from campus.  Hold on, I have to catch my breath.  Yes, there are more.

The rumor that an Ikea store is being built in Fenton where the Chrysler plant once stood is just that..  a rumor.  A spokesperson for Ikea told StlToday it isn't true. He also denied they were going to build at Northwest Plaza and at Hampton and 40, but he didn't deny that they were going to build at the nearly vacant MidAmerica Airport on the East side. So make want you want of that. I don't think they could be more obvious, unless maybe if someone actually asked them if they were going to build at MidAmerica Airport.

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