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April 2015

SLM April 2015 Cover

St. Louis Magazine’s April issue is out now, and it’s all about neighborhoods. Read about local hangouts and hidden gems, as well as historic landmarks and future developments. Plus, find vital stats on more than 50 burgs. Also inside: the area’s top dentists, your guide to spring and summer arts, and an exit interview with former chief of staff Jeff Rainford.

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Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

At some point in time, for all the obvious reasons, Kellie Everett was tagged with the nickname “Banjo Kellie.” In fact, she plays about a half-dozen instruments live, and she belongs to just as many bands. more

Music

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

Every Monday, a group of men gathers for lunch at the Pasta House in University City to hear anecdotes like that one and to hash over the latest sports news. They call themselves the 1-2-3 Club. more

Sports

A rundown of the April 2015 issue of St. Louis Magazine more

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Illustration by Joel Kimmel

In case you haven’t heard, community has become a thing of the past—well, at least according to some experts... more

News

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Illustration by Jason Raish

BFIB. Best fans in baseball. That’s what you call yourselves. Some might say it’s cocky, even hypocritical, because you also enjoy being portrayed as polite Midwesterners. It’s time to stop doing the wave. more

Sports

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Illustration by Todd Detwiler

The buzz—or, we should say, the barking—about WonderWoof (wonderwoof.com) has grown into a yowling din, but finally the product will be shipped to buyers this month. more

News

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

Emily Castello is a veteran ice shoveler. She clears snow for the Blues and entertains fans during breaks in the action. "We cheer on the team, but we’re not cheerleaders. We don’t do any dancing." more

Sports

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Photography courtesy of Pooja Kumar

Hometown girl Pooja Kumar did something rare: She crossed an ocean and became a movie star in Bollywood, the Indian film industry. We asked the former Miss India USA about her intercontinental career. more

News

Whenever a blockbuster movie is filmed here, it brings a certain buzz to town. But in 2013, Missouri’s film production tax credit expired. more

News

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Photography by Matt Marcinkowski

Jeff Rainford was chief of staff for Mayor Francis Slay for 14 years. During that time, many St. Louisans saw him as the most powerful person in City Hall... more

News

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

Here, India’s Republic Day dawns gray and rainy, but the parking lot of Ladue Middle School looks like a god has scattered gemstones on the asphalt... more

News

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Photograph by James Carrington, courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

Now, it’s the West End. But in 1970, Antioch Baptist Church was located in a neighborhood called Grand Prairie, its name referencing its former life as part of the old French Commonfields, whose plots were measured not in acres but in arpents... more

History

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

A necklace that embodies the spirit of spring more

Culture

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

The ever-stylish Best Dressed List honoree invited us into her cozy Clayton digs to discuss her favorites in prints, design, and more. more

Design

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

Q: How can I translate my laid-back, T-shirt and jeans look into a more sophisticated, age-appropriate style? more

Style

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

Susan Barrett and Dorte Probstein’s new gallery merges fashion and art. more

Culture

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

Artists, designers, architects, and more share their favorite neighborhood haunts. more

Design