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Brittany Ruess

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Illustration by Anke Weckmann

For seventh grader Kalise Harris, poetry has been an outlet for healing. “I don’t like people seeing my pain, so I usually just write out what I’m feeling and it turns into a poem,” Harris says.... more

Family

Firing up the pit for dinner requires a finesse that few have. We talked to four super grillers to get their tips. more

Design

In her 40s, Dr. Amelia Jo Mitchell says she thought her dream of becoming a psychologist was impossible. It’s too late, she thought. Then, her therapist advised her otherwise and gave her a new ... more

Health

Cowboys. God. Abandonment. Hitler. These are some of the subjects Aaron Williams has seen pop up in seventh graders’ poems. Williams is the board president of the 7th Grade Poetry Foundation , ... more

Culture

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A still from the film Greed, which will screen at the Greater St. Louis Humanities Festival this April.

This year, the Greater St. Louis Humanities Festival takes money and greed as its theme. more

Culture

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Photography by Whitney Curtis

Stephanie Williamson was skimming an issue of People magazine when she landed on a story about Lisa Klein, a California woman who founded Loved Twice , a nonprofit that donates baby clothing to ... more

Family

Two registered dietitians share what you need to know about juicing more

Health

Standing on the roof of his seven-story Moonrise Hotel, Joe Edwards says he can’t wait until winter is over. When the vernal equinox (spring) begins, Edwards will be heading towards the final phase... more

Dining

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Eric "Prospect" Davis, Basil Kincaid, Damon "LooseScrewz" Davis and Robert Powell. Below:Kincaid's layered painting of St. Louis buildings on discarded wood; and his mixed media piece about seeing the city multiple ways, represented by the multiple eyes of the figures. Photography by Britany Ruess.

As driftwood brushed up on the California ocean shore, Robert Powell grabbed the wood with purpose. In 1973, Powell was stationed in California with the military, and would create art from the drif... more

Culture

Meds & Food for Kids (MFK), a non-profit organization that provides healthy food to Haitians, is hosting its second-annual gala and auction, “Experience Kanaval and The Spirit of RaRa” at the Sai... more

Health

Chicago-based, eco-friendly restaurant prasino will celebrate its grand opening April 1 on the new Streets of St. Charles. Prasino will focus on what’s local and what’s natural.  Even its name c... more

Dining

Joshua Brown, 9, laid on the bed of a CT scanner at Cardinal Glennon Hospital with his arms folded behind his head, resting on a pillow. His outfit was business-casual, wearing a light blue butt... more

Health