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Jeannette Cooperman

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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.

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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Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

Romantic and artistic partners, graphic designer Bridget Carey and photographer Brandon Bandy use a retro Japanese office copier to burn stencils and make multiple meticulous passes of color. Read more

Design

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“Chief-Style Blanket”, Second Phase, c.1880; Diné (Navajo); wool and dye; 71 1/4 x 55 1/4 inches; Saint Louis Art Museum, Gift of Elissa and Paul Cahn 221:2017

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Design

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Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

The SeeMore Inn is owned by Human Support Services, a behavioral healthcare agency in Waterloo that provides comprehensive services to people living with developmental disabilities, mental illness, or addiction. Read more

News

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Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

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Features

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Education

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Photo by Wesley Law

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News

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Education

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Literature

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In his new book, Memory and Technology, a Fontbonne University prof shows how our devices are changing our minds. Read more

News

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Courtesy of the Saint Louis Art Museum

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Design

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Photo by Matt Marcinkowski

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History

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Photo by Wesley Law

"The probation office here in the Eastern District is the most successful in the country," says the highest-ranking federal law enforcement official in the Eastern District of Missouri. Read more

News

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Photo by Jennifer Silverberg

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Culture

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Photo by Lynn Terry Photography

We asked for photos of your best friends, and you delivered, with nearly 300 entries and more than 2,000 people voting. Meet 10 of the most popular pets in St. Louis. Read more

Culture

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Illustration by Kate Prior

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Culture

This year’s Deck the Howls quieted a lot of creatures—and stirred a lot of hearts. Read more

Family

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Photography courtesy of Under the Same Tree

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News

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

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News

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History

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

When Pat Moore attended a basket weaving class with her friend in 1999, she never expected to add the craft to her repertoire. Read more

Design