Jen Roberts


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

“You can’t form an opinion about St. Louis if you don’t know the history,” says the former Santa Fe resident. Read more


“It was the warmest transition I could have possibly imagined,” the new artistic director says of moving here from Baltimore. Read more


After stints in southwest Missouri and DC, Chung and her family have a made a home near Tower Grove Park. Read more


“While St. Louis has all its icons—the Mississippi, the Arch—I think that, like Ireland, the great resource of St. Louis is the people. I think the people here are exceptional.” Read more


“St. Louis is a small city, but it has a lot of good things to offer and a lot of nice restaurants,” says the former Atlanta resident. Read more


The St. Louis Aquarium, a Major League Soccer stadium, City Foundry, and more Read more



Image courtesy Yingxue Zuo

In "The Voice," which runs through December 14 at Southern Illinois University–Carbondale, Zuo provides a unique perspective on the political concerns that have spanned his lifetime, both in China and in the U.S. Read more

Visual Arts

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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



ArtMarie Getty Images

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



Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

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



Kevin A. Roberts

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


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