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April 2010

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Photo illustrations by John Fedele

St. Louis’ Christian rap scene is on the move. But can it endure its toughest critic—the church? more

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Photograph by Greg Rannells

Just when you thought the Masons were a bunch of old white guys with cigars, a new generation of knights arrives. more

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Illustration by Daniel Elchert

When it comes to control of St. Louis police, the Confederacy lives on. more

Think Again

Celebrities, VIPs, and gliteratti converged at the Contemporary Art Museum for the 2010 Dada Ball – Dada Rocks with Decades. Chloe Sevigny, Karlie Kloss, Derek Blasberg, and Cameron Silver walked the ... more

The second annual Taste of Edwardsville featured local eats, drinks and music, and raised money and awareness for Neighbors in Need. Photographs by Diane Anderson more

Variety Women held its annual Runway Lights Fashion Show at the Chase Park Plaza featuring “The Art of Fashion” presented by Neiman Marcus and a performance by jazz artist Denise Thimes. Photographs... more

Celebrities, VIPs, and gliteratti converged at the Contemporary Art Museum for the 2010 Dada Ball – Dada Rocks with Decades. Chloe Sevigny, Karlie Kloss, Derek Blasberg, and Cameron Silver walked th... more

Jazz St. Louis held its annual Gala at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark to benefit the youth education and outreach programs of Jazz St. Louis. Photographs by Diane Anderson more

The Ritz-Carlton St. Louis hosted a glamorous reception to celebrate its 20th Anniversary. Photos by Diane Anderson. more

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Photograph by Katherine Bish

A Grille at the Malle? Coole! more

Restaurant Reviews

Above: #10 at Gateway National Note: This is a web-only companion piece to Jim Healey's "Prepare, Practice, Play" feature, which appeared in the April 2010 issue. The following courses are good tes... more

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Photograph by Dilip Vishwanat

Bill Cherry is the best Elvis impersonator you’ve never seen. more

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Illustration by Jesse Kuhn

How to lose weight—without losing your mind more

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Photograph by Whitney Curtis

Anjali Kamra brings an eye-Anjali Kamra's journey mimics the twists and turns of her bright tunic patterns. Since 2007, the Midwest transplant has circled the globe creating chic couture for Rungolee (rungolee.com), her clothing line for women of all ages. With three design teams in Mumbai and Kolkata, India, the Fashion Institute of Technology grad puts a modern spin on Indian fabrics and embroidery and infuses them with inspiration from her globe-trotting lifestyle. catching Indian style to St. Louis more

Are you a diet diva or a food-plan procrastinator? more

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Photograph by Matthew O'Shea

Here's one of my favorite things that happens within the workings of this magazine: Our editorial and art staff identify some highly talented local artist or writer worthy of recognition. Then we writ... more

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Photograph by Wesley Law

When a kid from St. Louis, Jimmy Winkelmann, took on iconic maker of outdoor-adventure apparel The North Face with his parody company, The South Butt (for people who never get off their couch), No... more

Note: This is a web-only companion piece to Jeannette Cooperman's "Walking the Walk" feature, which appeared in the April 2010 issue. Local Volksmarch Event Locations (tentative) in 2010 (Check www... more

At this barbecue spot, the sides take center focus. more

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Photograph courtesy of the Magic Smoking Monkey Theatre

A Star Wars Parody—Sans Special Effects more