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 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.


Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

In a big, sunny space on Arsenal, men and women gather to rip seams and build community. more

Jan 19, 2017 4:00 AM Arts


Illustration by Raúl Allén

A tangle of lies, greed, sex, and death—and a surprise arrest more

Jan 19, 2017 4:00 AM Longform Features 3 Comments


Photo by Jay Fram

The nonprofit is determined to revive the old Wash. Ave. garment district. more

Dec 15, 2016 4:00 AM Style


Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

The business of religion (and vice versa) more

Dec 15, 2016 4:00 AM News


Photography by Ted Engler

This year marks the 50th anniversary of basseting in St. Louis. more

Dec 15, 2016 4:00 AM News

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Photo by Edward Crim

Virginia Fister and Bertrand Laidet married at the St. Francis Xavier “College” Church at Saint Louis University. Virginia’s mother and grandmother had walked down the same long aisle. more

Dec 15, 2016 3:00 AM Weddings


Photo by Sam Fentress

Frank Lloyd Wright, Gian Lorenzo, and others provided inspiration for these architects' projects. more

Dec 15, 2016 3:00 AM Home

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Photo by Tim Gryseels

Native St. Louisan Morgan Gilmore met Ben Hawkey, or "Australian Ben,” while he was on vacation in Texas. A year later, he proposed. more

Dec 15, 2016 3:00 AM Weddings


Photography by Carmen Troesser

Artists in the experimental printmaking studio have run string, tree roots, even a dead bird and a dead squirrel through the press. more

Dec 15, 2016 3:00 AM Home


Courtesy of Saint Louis Fashion Fund

What to think about when you’re deciding whether to splurge, admire, or groan more

Dec 8, 2016 1:43 PM Style

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Photograph by Carol Rosegg

St. Louis-born actress Crystal Kellogg on playing E.M. Barrie's snobby diva wife, Peter Pan syndrome, and ensemble acting with dogs. more

Dec 5, 2016 8:00 AM Theater


Photography by Matt Marcinkowski

How the daughter of a schizophrenic, crack-addicted stripper turned out funny, hopeful, and smart. more

Nov 17, 2016 12:07 PM News


Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

He’s seen brutalized children, decapitated corpses, “a lady scratching her head and cockroaches coming out.” Yet he still insists that “most people are good.” more

Nov 17, 2016 7:54 AM News 2 Comments


Courtesy of the Fox Theatre

Poignant, funny, and pitch-perfect, this Tony Award winner comes home to the Fox. more

Nov 16, 2016 12:52 PM Theater


Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

When Love the Lou founder Lucas Rouggly asked his first group what they wanted to pray for, one boy said, “I want to live till I’m 21.” more

Oct 20, 2016 8:00 AM News


Photo by Carmen Troesser

This St. Louis collector preserves images of everyday African-Americans. more

Oct 20, 2016 8:00 AM History


Photo by Whitney Curtis

At St. Louis’ largest mosque, St. Charles native Mufti Asif Umar negotiates the line between his country’s secular culture—which reveals too much and respects too little—and God’s will. more

Oct 20, 2016 8:00 AM Longform Features

When we work on At Home, we spend a lot of time gazing longingly at beautiful objects. Here are our latest treasures—some already happily splurged upon, others waiting their turn. more

Oct 20, 2016 6:00 AM Home

Stacks of pizza boxes, a suspension of everyday rules, a chance to whisper secrets…and figure out the future together. more

Sep 19, 2016 9:42 AM News

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Photograph by Jeff Nolte

The winner of this year’s St. Louis Literary Award. more

Sep 19, 2016 8:00 AM Literary

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