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Lawn Job: The Roadside Adventure of Dan’s Emerald Forest

Dan’s Emerald Forest is an elaborate model-railroad layout in the front yard of Overland landscaper/rehabber Dan Schmidt. We paid a visit, and took lotsa pictures. more »

Aug 27, 2014 Travel

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The Bars of the Ivory Triangle

The Patch neighborhood is a funky, old-school sliver of South St. Louis, in some respects the southern extension of Carondelet. According to Wikipedia, it’s geographically “defined by Robert on the... more »

Mar 11, 2014 Travel

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Notes From the 2014 True/False Film Festival

One word describes this year's True/False Film Festival in Columbia, Missouri: cold. Cinephiles who descended on the town for the annual celebration of documentary film were treated to sub-freezi... more »

Mar 4, 2014 Travel

Photo credits: (l to r) Adam Zelasko, Hayden Milanes, Quinn VanAntwerp and Nicolas Dromard. Photo: Joan Marcus

Preview: "Jersey Boys," at the Fox Theatre

In 1990, a wildly popular ’60s and ’70s band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The four-man band had five No. 1 singles from 1962 to 1975, despite the overwhelming popularity of the... more »

Feb 18, 2014 Travel

Lovely Soulard, not during Mardi Gras. Jon Roanhaus, via Wikimedia Commons

The Bars of Soulard

Don’t believe us, just check the calendar: we’re not all that many days away from Soulard Mardi Gras, and all of the attendant parties, parades, joy, and sadness that come with the season. Until th... more »

Jan 28, 2014 Travel


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