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Jen Roberts

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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.

Plus, why the film's director immediately knew she had to make this documentary after visiting the school. more

Fairs and Festivals

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Courtesy of Brandon Murray

He moved to the city to become a priest. That didn’t work out, but music has been the constant through it all. more

Music

Diyar Jamal, bassist, and Lawan Ali, violinist

Courtesy of the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra

The St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra recruits the area’s best young musicians. This season, it’s also hosting two players far away from home. more

Music

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

The organization's Supper Club is just one way in which it's helping local refugees. more

News

Tips and tales about finding the perfect fit more

Education

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Photo by Ann White

"My generation has grown up with a concept of politics’ being impersonal and not civilized. We have a lot of strong emotions but a lot of hope, too," says John Burroughs School grad William Howlett. more

Education

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Courtesy of Forai

What started as a small operation in 2009 has grown into an effective support system for families resettling in St. Louis. more

Style

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Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

Triumphing over adversity and finding success in a male dominated field are just two things that each of these five women have in common. more

Design

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Courtesy of Peter Manion

"All the tools I would normally use in construction have reemerged in the way I make my work. I’m not a paintbrush painter," says Manion. more

Design

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Courtesy of Scott Tjaden

A fastidious librarian, a lucky Illinois law change, and a last-ditch Facebook search facilitated Scott Tjaden's first connection with his birth mom, which took place at a mall food court. more

Family

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Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

At home or in the office, man’s and woman’s best friend proves that two are better than one. more

Design

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Courtesy QT Luong

“I’ve visited other monuments in America­ and to me, the Arch surpasses them all,” says QT Luong. more

Design

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Photo by Carmen Troesser

Sue Pruchnicki and Tom Peterson are transforming the century-old space into their home and studio. more

Design

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Illustration by Alex Williamson

How area educators are working to bridge the divide more

Education

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Courtesy of Welcome Neighbor STL

Welcome Neighbor STL hosts recurring dinners in which refugee families provide home-cooked food and proceeds benefit the family. more

News

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Photography by Andrew Dominguez

If you’re tempted by health and virtue, but you can’t figure out how to enjoy a meal without a cow in it… more

Health

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via Flickr/Jean-David & Anne-Laure

You’ve done your reps and miles. Maybe it’s time to tango. more

Fitness

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Photo by Carmen Troesser

“I just love outdoor art and the possibilities it provides,” she says. “I hope St. Louis continues to embrace it.” more

Design

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Photo by Jennifer Silverberg

Two development companies set a plan in motion to reposition a neighborhood. more

Property

Horseradish plants, Armoracia rusticana

Christian Weiss

An Illinois farmer shares about what's changed and what hasn't on his family farm. more

News