Alyssa Vaughn


Illustration by Sol Linero

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As a parent, the scariest part of Halloween isn’t the monsters ringing your doorbell—it’s the thought of your child’s safety being compromised. Keep a watchful eye on your trick-or-treaters this Halloween with these free smartphone apps. Read more



Photo by Kevin A. Roberts


When it comes to new things, I tell parents not to give up. Kids are prone to change, so if they reject something one time, it doesn’t mean they won’t eventually learn to love it. It can take 20 exposures to a certain food for a child to like it. Read more



Photo by Sarah McColgan

Norwegian pop duo Nico & Vinz talk about their passions for their cultures, their love for music festivals, and their blink-of-an-eye rise to international stardom. Read more



Photo courtesy of Republic Records

This year alone, the Avett Brothers are headlining at the Minnesota State Fair, the Speed of Sound Festival in New York, and the Boston Calling Music Festival—but they are especially anticipating their performance at LouFest. Read more



Photo by Jonathan Weiner

The rich, cinematic quality of Delta Rae's music makes them a standout in this year's LouFest lineup. Read more


Students are learning about their dream jobs’ realities at an earlier age. Read more


As the Arch turns 50, local designers pay homage to architect Eero Saarinen’s smaller creations. Read more

Interior Design


All photography by Kevin A. Roberts

15 tips for a stylish wardrobe Read more

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

Rick Wood spent five years earning an architecture degree only to change his career path altogether. “I’m the kind of guy who would rather be doing something with his hands—with jeans on and rock ’n’ roll on the stereo... Read more


Prepare your funny bone—because Something Sketchy This Way Comes. Read more

Performing Arts

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Photograph courtesy of STAGES St. Louis

On a small stage with an intimate audience, every word, facial expression, and dance step can be appreciated, and with a cast like this, you’ll want to be in the front row. Read more



The cast of "Into the Woods." Photograph courtesy of The Muny

With the greenery of Forest Park surrounding The Muny on all sides, it’s hard to believe that Into the Woods doesn’t make an annual appearance in the season lineup. Read more

Performing Arts


Photo courtesy of Chris Grega

Chris Grega's first feature-length documentary focuses around Weldon Spring’s unique claim to fame as the birthplace of World War II battle reenactments. Read more


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Illustration by Andrew Kay

Intriguing information about the latest health advancements in St. Louis. Read more

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Photograph courtesy of The Muny

Before Act I even begins, it’s clear that "Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story" is quite unlike the rest of the season so far. Read more

Performing Arts

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Photograph courtesy of The Muny

This week, walking into The Muny means walking straight into the golden age of Hollywood as Irving Berlin's "Holiday Inn" takes its turn on the stage. Read more

Performing Arts


Photo courtesy of Kendra Scott.

Kendra Scott, the jewelry store, will open this fall in St. Louis. lt will carry the company's signature and seasonal jewelry collections, including popular pieces like the Danielle Earring, Naomi Double Ring and Elisa Pendant Necklace. Read more



Joyce El-Khoury as Emmeline Mosher and John Irvin as Matthew Gurney in Opera Theatre of Saint Louis’ 2015 production of "Emmeline." © Ken Howard, 2015

"Emmeline" is uniquely demanding on both performers and audience members—but is a well-worthy risk. Read more

Performing Arts