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Jen Roberts

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Jen Roberts is a writer based in St. Louis. She writes about social injustices, education, kid-friendly cultural events, and travel. Read about her travels at yellowscarfandasuitcase.com or follow her on Instagram and Twitter.

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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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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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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 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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Illustration by Alex Williamson

How area educators are working to bridge the divide more

Education

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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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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 Jennifer Silverberg

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

Property

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Christian Weiss

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

News

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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 David Lazaroff

The Brothers Lazaroff 7th Annual Hanukkah Hullabaloo on December 9 will feature psychedelic klezmer funk, a poetry reading by a local rabbi, and plenty of latkes. more

Culture

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via Airbnb/Elsie Tuttle

Currently, you can find more than 300 Airbnb listings in the city. more

Design

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Photo by Sarah Carmody

Six designers worked with chess players to create gameplay uniforms as part of Pinned! A Designer Chess Challenge. Their submissions will be part of a a new exhibit opening at the World Chess Hall of Fame on October 6. more

Style

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Photo by Mary Butkus, courtesy of Great Circle Academy

Great Circle Academy is the first of its kind in the Show-Me State. more

Health

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Courtesy of Festus High School

Festus High School students traveled across the pond with a mission: send an egg 800 feet in the air. more

Cool Kids

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Courtesy of the St. Louis Symphony

The popular movie concerts help attract newcomers to the symphony. more

Family