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 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 was named Magazine Writer of the Year in the 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 MagazineGlamourFamily CircleBark, 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, Ill.

Contact Jeannette by email at JCooperman@stlmag.comFor more from St. Louis Magazine, subscribe or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Heather Woofter oversees architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design at Washington University. more

Aug 3, 2017 12:01 PM Home

On August 3, the Ethical Society of Saint Louis will present on the cultural significance of eclipses. more

Jul 31, 2017 2:35 PM News

Electronic charts, quantitative measures, rationed access, punch-clock schedules… Dr. Ira Kodner of Washington University and Dr. Kimbell Kornu of Saint Louis University School of Medicine talk about a new kind of doctoring. more

Jul 20, 2017 10:12 PM Health

One study pronounced sepsis, the body’s own response to infection, the most expensive inpatient cost in American hospitals, with a price tag of nearly $24 billion a year. more

Jul 20, 2017 10:06 PM Health

From treatment breakthroughs for common conditions to a dramatic chance of ending cell death, Dr. Rajendra S. Apte knows how to restore the gifts of sight. more

Jul 20, 2017 10:03 PM Health

A new study is recruiting people with mild cognitive impairment and teaching them chess. Smart move. more

Jul 20, 2017 10:02 PM Health

Thanks to a massive project led by Washington University School of Medicine, scientists are breaking new ground in brain science. more

Jul 20, 2017 9:57 PM Health


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With a few keystrokes, Pasken can consult more than 100 sensors and drones and tell when the heavens will open and just how apocalyptic a particular storm will be. more

Jul 20, 2017 3:36 PM News


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"And once we had a nominee, I almost had a campaign waiting for him," says Katie Walsh. more

Jul 20, 2017 3:27 PM Politics


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Take a tour of Ida and Justin Baisch's family- (and animal-) friendly farm and polo club in Wildwood. more

Jun 15, 2017 3:19 PM Home


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Making authentic art, says LaChance, is like “letting people step into your dreams.” more

Jun 15, 2017 3:11 PM Home


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Writer Jeannette Cooperman accompanies Reggi to a local standup competition, where he explains the strategy behind the set. more

Jun 15, 2017 8:27 AM Arts


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As the Ban the Box movement gathers momentum, Stanley Andrisse's voice is starting to carry. more

Jun 15, 2017 8:15 AM News


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In a class sponsored by Webster Arts, refugees from all over the world rediscover their creative instincts and feed their souls. more

Jun 15, 2017 8:05 AM Visual Arts


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How Dr. Rosalie Truong is spinning a dream more

May 18, 2017 6:00 AM News


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Glass talks about Kafka’s foresight, opera’s renaissance, the political pendulum, and his lifelong dance between the margins and the mainstream. more

May 18, 2017 6:00 AM Performing Arts


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Morgan holds gold and bronze medals from the Paralympic Games. Her advice? Just don't stop. more

May 18, 2017 6:00 AM Fitness

Remember how much fun it used to be to go swimming? Now that pool’s your best exercise partner. more

May 18, 2017 6:00 AM Fitness

Washington University’s Commencement speaker talks about the importance of kindness, the uses of eavesdropping, and the joy of just not giving a damn more

May 8, 2017 9:00 AM Literary


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A travel agency that makes lavish promises needs five-star office space (on a hostel budget). more

Apr 20, 2017 12:31 PM Home

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