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December 2013

Restaurants and reflections more

The word is out about the Coravin. The device was released earlier this year to rave reviews. With a hollow needle and a pressurized argon-gas valve, it allows one to withdraw small amounts of wine... more

Dining

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

It is, well, yes, a food court. At lunch, one ambles through the yawning space of Central Table Food Hall, pausing to consider the offerings at multiple stations: pizza, sandwiches, sushi; a raw ba... more

Restaurant Reviews

Future Hockey Hero more

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

It is, certainly, a lovely room, elegant in its simplicity. Panorama, the new restaurant inside the Saint Louis Art Museum’s East Building, has an all-glass wall on its north side, although there a... more

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Renata Stih and Frieder Schnock, German, Der Reichstag?, 2013, Images courtesy of Stih & Schnock, copyright 2013 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany

German artists Renata Stih and Frieder Schnock , 2012–13 Washington University Freund Fellows, dug into St. Louis’ German culture during their time here and found some startling stories connecting... more

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

“Twenty-five years ago a small group of friends came together to help seven people they knew and loved battling HIV/AIDS… They took to their kitchens, the heart of any home, and began to cook.” As ... more

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Photograph by Arthur Witman, courtesy of the State Historical Society of Missouri

Certain figures from the Great Depression—dark-jawed hobos and apple-sellers, Dorothea Lange’s Okie mother, touching her chin as if noticing a toothache, comforting her small and rumpled daughters—... more

History

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Illustration by Scotty Reifsnyder

Deciphering businesses' many confusing monikers more

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Illustration by Andrew Rae

Debating the Classics more

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Photography courtesy of Curt Dennison

Rollin' on the River more

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Photography by Jennifer Silverberg

Abandoned, restored, deserted, resurrected, abandoned again: If ever a landmark needed a developer with a compelling vision, it’d be this one. more

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Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

On the newly formed Alliance of Black Art Galleries. more

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Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

So Many Dynamos expands its ranks, evolves its sound, and preps to put out a new record, <i>Safe With Sound</i>. more

Music

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

St. Louis’ city magazine turns 50 on the cusp of St. Louis’ 250th birthday. The coincidence is fitting, albeit a bit arbitrary: Like the region’s own past, the magazine’s days of yore were full of ... more

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Courtesy of Lululemon

In early November, popular activewear brand Lululemon Athletica opened its second St. Louis location in the midst of the Central West End (13 Maryland Plaza, lululemon.com). Several years ago, befo... more

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

It’s possible that downtown St. Louis already had enough steakhouses and that their prime clientele lives farther west. When former Cardinals superstar Jim Edmonds realized his namesake steakhouse ... more

Dining

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Photography by Alise O’Brien

Getting exactly what you want takes time—and determination. more

Interior Design

We asked St. Louisans from a wide range of occupations, “What is it you can’t live without?” Their answers might just surprise you. more