Jen Roberts


Jen Roberts is a St. Louis-based writer. She writes on a variety of topics including travel, education, and local and global social issues. Jen's work can be found on her website; follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

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Photo by Dusty Kessler; courtesy of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis

Stephanie Syjuco spent five years looking for the truth beneath a complicated mix of narratives. Read more

Visual Arts

On September 14, the grassroots organization celebrates Mexican Independence Day with Fiestas Patrias on Cherokee Street. Read more



Photography courtesy of Opera Theatre of Saint Louis

After recently joining the OTSL staff, Damon Bristo and Patricia Racette will help oversee auditions this month for the Gerdine Young Artist Program. Read more



Courtesy of Big Muddy Blues Festival

The lineup features Marquise Knox, Ms. Hy-C and Fresh Start, and Big George Brock, among others. Read more


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After decades spent working closely with the country's residents to preserve the island, the institutions will be awarded the World Ecology Award this November. Read more


Tickets are on sale now for the iconic play, which kicks off the inaugural season for the Rep’s new artistic director, Hana S. Sharif. Read more



Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

Today’s students face a litany of issues that earlier generations might not fully understand. Read more



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As a parent, it can be difficult to determine how best to support kids through these years—but there are ways. Read more



Kevin A. Roberts

We all have mentors. For these doctors, it's their dads. Read more


The release party for "Barely Waking Up" takes place at Off Broadway on August 10 at 8 p.m. Read more


On display August 3–24, "SPARC" features the work of St. Louis artists Yusef, ArtDivo, Kflakko, Brock Seals, Kyla Hawkins, and taylorthemirror. Read more


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Photo by Anne Matheis

If you’re finding space limitations a barrier to creating your dream bathroom, there are things you can do to make your current space appear larger. Read more


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Photo by Alise O'Brien

“We selected finishes that speak to an all-American Ralph Lauren vibe,” says designer Chelsea Smith. Read more

Interior Design

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Photography by Alise O'Brien

“One of the most important goals of this project was to balance the very contemporary design and layout with architectural elements that define the spaces,” says Morrison. Read more

Interior Design

Marie Kondo

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"I feel like her philosophy is built around envisioning the life you see for yourself—less about what makes me happy now and more about what will bring me happiness," says artist and horticulturalist Grace Hong. Read more



Courtesy of Abraham Shaw

Abraham Shaw, the first place-winner, is the first African American to take home the honor. Read more


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Courtesy of the St. Louis Symphony

The festivities will begin on Friday, with 'Fall in Love with Stéphane.' Read more



Photo by Matt Marcinkowski

Reed's second manuscript will explore such themes as violence and counter-violence, monstrosity, and majesty. Read more