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Table of Contents (August 2010)

WEB EXCLUSIVES THIS MONTH

Note: For each new issue, St. Louis Magazine publishes only a select number of articles online. While all articles will eventually be published online here, your best bet for reading current content is to subscribe, buy an issue, or head to your local library. Thanks. —Stephen Schenkenberg, Editor-in-Chief

BEHIND THE SCENES
The making of this issue

FROM THE EDITOR
Make It New
By Stephen Schenkenberg

FEEDBACK

CURRENT

  • First Shot: A Striking Presence
    Kristina Martinez, leader of local dance troupe Viva Flamenco!
    By Jarrett Medlin
  • The Buzz: Mall Madness
    A snapshot of St. Louis Centre—then and now
    By Jarrett Medlin
  • The Buzz: Man Overboard (Web Exclusive: Watch a video tour of the Gypsy Rose)
    Tim Woodson sets sail in St. Charles.
    By Byron Kerman
  • The Buzz: Market Index
    The oldest lane in St. Louis, Market Street spans 700 years, taking us from the Mound Builders to the early French farmers to postmodern architecture. Maureen O’Connor Kavanaugh, who gives warmly intelligent tours of downtown St. Louis, has made an hour-long DVD that covers a 2-mile stretch of Market Street and tells all of its juicy stories.
    By Jeannette Cooperman
  • The Buzz: Fatherhood and Fandom (Extended web version)
    Will Leitch’s latest book tackles siring, steroids, and sports.
    By Jarrett Medlin
  • The Buzz: Gorillas in the Midst
    A psych professor on the 500-pound primate
    By Byron Kerman
  • 5 Reasons We Love Stan the Man (Extended web version)
    For a certain generation of Cardinals fans, Stan Musial is synonymous with the oddly proportioned statue outside Busch Stadium. But in the recently published Stan the Man: The Life and Times of Stan Musial, author Wayne Stewart makes it abundantly clear how the Man earned his nickname.
    By Jarrett Medlin
  • What It's Like to be a NFL Referee (Extended web version)
    On occasion, Robert Wagner used to find himself at the bottom of a pile of three or four 300-pound men. It wasn’t some kind of fetish—just another day at the office for a guy who spent 20 years in the National Football League as a zebra, or referee.
    By Byron Kerman
  • Agenda
    Our five picks for the month

GLITTERATI
See these and more at our Party Pics page.

STYLE

  • Things We Love: Into the Blue
    Refresh your wardrobe with a splash of summer’s coolest shade.
    By Nicole Benoist Edgerton
  • Shop Talk: Come On, Eileen
    Plaza Frontenac’s recent addition displays fashion as art.
    By Jeanette Kozlowski
  • Stylish Subtleties: The Key to Your Locks
    Three St. Louis stylists weigh in about managing your mane during summer.
    By Nicole Benoist Edgerton

E-COMMERCE
The World of Woot
(Extended web version)
From cleaning robots to screaming monkeys and soiled “wine diapers,” SLM peeks inside a fast-moving company that’s online—and offbeat.
By Tim Woodcock

COMMUNITY
It's Not the End Yet
How social networking is changing the way we grieve
By Jeannette Cooperman

MUSIC
Just One More Time, Lord
Country gospel musicians Slim and Zella Mae Cox are still making a joyful noise.
By Stefene Russell

DISCOVERY
Vetting Bilbo Baggins

A Wash. U. anthropologist takes up a quest to convince the world that LB1, a.k.a. “The Hobbit,” was a separate species. If that’s true, its powerful little brain could upset some basic assumptions about intelligence and evolution. 
By Jeannette Cooperman

THINK AGAIN
The Flatteries of Hope

Two efforts to improve the Arch and its environs may be the real deal. No,really.
By Ray Hartman

COVER FEATURE

BEST DOCTORS 2010
Introducing St. Louis’ 1,091 top physicians across 76 specialties
By Jeannette Cooperman, Shera Dalin, Nancy McMullen, Maggie Menderski, Jarrett Medlin, Kelly Moffitt, and Stephanie Rapp

  • Web Exclusive: Video interviews with three of the best doctors
    • Angela Brown, cardiologist, Washington University Center for Advanced Medicine, Heart and Vascular Center
    • Santiago Bo Plurad, pediatrician, St. John’s Mercy Medical Group, South City Pediatrics
    • Anthony James Scalzo, emergency physician at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center; SLUCare, Saint Louis University Medical Group
       
  • Don't Stop (Web Exclusive: More tips)
    How to keep doing everything you love—even when your joints are creaking and your back aches.
    By Jeannette Cooperman
     
  • Baby Steps (Web Exclusive: See additional child development resources)
    A parent’s guide to tracking children’s development—from birth through middle school
    By Nancy McMullen

ADDITIONAL FEATURES
 
Tough Kids Turning
On the city’s near North Side, a few hundred kids—hardened, resilient—have been thrown back into school at Judge Jimmie Edwards’ Innovative Concept Academy. First of its kind, ICA’s already won national attention. But all Edwards cares about are the kids.
By Jeannette Cooperman
 


BACK STORY

Stanley Elkin Standing
Painting by Joan Elkin
Text by Stephen Schenkenberg

This Man Will Eat Your Car
Cap Grossman, scrap king of St. Louis
By Jeannette Cooperman
 

A CONVERSATION WITH JAN MANGELSDORF
Mrs. Humphrey's
By Jeannette Cooperman

FOOD & DRINK

CULTURE & EVENTS

  • First Stop: David Sanborn Jazz at the Bistro
    By Stefene Russell
  • Out & About: The Song is Boss (Web exclusive: Listen to a few songs from Magnolia Summer)
    For Magnolia Summer, it really is all about the music.
    By Stefene Russell
  • Cameo: Just Dance! (Extended web version)
    A conversation with Susan Stone, the Dance of Life Dancer
    By Byron Kerman
  • Short Cuts: Arts and culture odds and ends
    By Stefene Russell
  • The SLM Calendar (with Critic's Picks in Music, Galleries, Museums, Film, and Music)

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