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December 2009

38 local faves for this quintessential culinary combo more

Nelly hosted his fourth annual Black and White Ball at the Chase Park Plaza. Photographs by Diane Anderson. more

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Photography by Whitney Curtis

Hailed as the new Gutenberg, a Wentzville inventor brings the electronic revolution full circle more

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Photograph by Mike DeFilippo

Paintings Conservator more

Turning heads-and tables-in downtown Wildwood more

Restaurant Reviews

At one time, lugging golf clubs or sacking groceries was a given for many teens. These days, youngsters wish they had it so good. In fact, during the third quarter, the national unemployment rate for ... more

Advice from a St. Louis cancer survivor for those of us spared the disease more

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Photo by Katherine Bish

It’s a recipe for disaster: A person who worked in restaurants—who never owned one (but always wanted to)—came up with a plausible concept, then finally made enough money to make it happen…and then cr... more

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Photographs by Whitney Curtis, Wesley Law, Jonathan Pollack, and Dilip Vishwanat; Illustrations by Monica Hellstrom

SLM picks its first St. Louis Luminaries more

Call it what you want. It's working. more

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Photograph by Dustin Lucas

Yes, we know this headline makes no sense. It was generated by the Kemper Art Museum’s Facebook Chance Aesthetics Poetry Generator. Keep reading; we promise we didn’t write the story that way… more

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Photograph by Dustin Lucas

“This is a good one,” says Atnas, the fluorescent light in Globe Drug playing off her glossy green bob. She holds up a bottle of Shout. “’Cause sometimes you gotta just… ARRRGHH!” She recommends Glass... more

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Photograph by Dustin Lucas

Highway 64/40’s makeover more

Isn’t it time politicos set aside their differences by sharing in the spirit of the season? SLM offers a few suggestions. more

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From the St. Louis Globe-Democrat archives of the St. Louis Mercantile Library at teh University of Missouri-St. Louis

Window flocking, fairy lights, and giant, poly­vinyl candy canes—it’s all we get anymore. So it’s shocking to see how elaborate department-store Christmas windows remained up into the 1980s. This port... more

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Photograph by Mark Gilliland

Remember winning it all? You know, that thing that happened before the Rams’ relentless slide and Matt Holliday’s costly error. At a time when St. Louis could use a victor, the Bandits are as reliab... more

The Mark McGwire steroid saga offers a lesson to be learned more

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Photograph by Dale Robinette

An Up in the Air extra—starring St. Louis more

How one bizarre St. Louis book can get you through the holidays more

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Illustration by Ryan Greis

Two holiday plays that throw a curve at convention more