Jeannette Cooperman


Staff writer Jeannette Cooperman has interviewed murderers, artists, polo players, brain surgeons, and heroin addicts...and she's learned not to generalize. Her articles on social trends and injustices, interesting people, grisly crimes, and intense subcultures have won awards from the City & Regional Magazine Association, National Medical Writers Association, National Education Writers Association, National Mental Health Association, National Black Journalists Association, National Gay and Lesbian Journalism Association, and Missouri School of Journalism. She made the Folio:100 list in 2017, "the best and brightest in the magazine industry" nationwide, and was named Magazine Writer of the Year in the 2016, 2014, and 2012 Great Plains Journalism Awards. The author of five books, Cooperman holds a Ph.D. in American studies and has been published on Al Jazeera America and in O Magazine, Glamour, Family Circle, Bark, and several anthologies and journalism textbooks. She and her husband, a historian, live with Louie, an overeager standard poodle, in a 1917 house in Waterloo, Illinois.

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Carmen Troesser

"We need the serendipity of stumbling on things, of saying, ‘I went here, and this thing happened to me,’" says co-owner Kris Kleindienst. "Nothing ever happens to you on a computer screen, and nobody cares who you are.” Read more



Courtesy of Bee in the Bucket

"I’ve gotten to where I carry little scissors, because you never know when you’re gonna find an eyebrow," says O'Hare. Read more

Visual Arts

“We need strategies at every level of society to take advantage of the magical potential of new technologies, and at the same time guard against some chilling possibilities,” explains Wash. U. law professor Neil Richards. Read more


Under the Obama administration, the EPA required the Veolia hazardous waste incinerators in Sauget, Illinois to monitor which heavy metals were being released in a gaseous form. Read more



Kevin A. Roberts

“We all have gifts,” says Lessor, “but unless your parents mirror back, you will drop your gift. Parents filter their children." Read more



Photo by Wesley Law

Melissa Price and Teresa Bomkamp handle some of the most wrenching, least fathomable cases out there—horrific murders and child or sexual abuse cases—yet neither can imagine doing anything else. Read more


The Boston restaurateur had only one condition: Name him Stanley. Read more



Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

"The moral arc of the universe only bends toward justice because we lean on it," says Davis, the founding director of the new Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity. Read more



Photo by Matt Marcinkowski

One report notes that 65 percent of failing expat assignments were the result of the spouse or partner’s dissatisfaction with the new location. Co-founders Susan Gobbo and Danielle do Olival are hoping to change the narrative. Read more



Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

This breed was kept pure by the Bedouins for thousands of years. Westerners muddled the bloodline, and the Saudis let the population dwindle. Now, Rodger Davis and Sarah Sanders are working to restore this Saudi Arabian horse. Read more



Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

Running's monotonous. Add a few more sports, a teammate, gorgeous woods and river, and the chance of getting lost in the wilderness. Read more



Via Shutterstock

We asked a researcher at the Missouri Botanical Garden for her take on commercial flower potions. Read more


A frequent St. Louis Magazine contributor, Wilson died April 20, 2019, of a brain tumor. He was 67 years old. Read more


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Photo by Greg Rannells

Put in enough Japanese maples, and your garden will never go gray. Read more

Outdoor Living


Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

Eaton was looking for something that would take her speech therapy clients’ minds off what they couldn’t do and give them a little creative confidence. She wound up setting them a heck of an example. Read more



Courtesy of The Chase

In 2017, Royal Sonesta took over operations of the historic Central West End hotel. And the new owners are hoping to restore the property to its early 20th century elegance. Read more



Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

“Everybody here has added something, a technique or a recipe,” says Kalen McAllister, the bakery’s founder. Read more



Kevin A. Roberts

In January, The Beale on Broadway—Massie's go-to weekly gig spot—closed after an 18-year run. Grief didn’t idle the dynamic singer, though; she’s now at Atomic Cowboy. Read more



Photo by Steve Long, courtesy of Saint Louis University

A conference at Saint Louis University offers a peek at the future—and a rallying cry for the latest version of American know-how. Read more



Money and Tax Return via Flickr

Michael Cosby, a partner at Husch Blackwell and expert in tax law, explains what's happened and why. Read more

Economy & Innovation