Jen Roberts


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 or follow her on Instagram and Twitter.


Courtesy QT Luong

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

Mar 12, 2018 9:33 AM Home


Illustration by Alex Williamson

How area educators are working to bridge the divide more

Feb 23, 2018 4:00 AM Education


Photo by Carmen Troesser

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

Feb 23, 2018 4:00 AM Home


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

Jan 16, 2018 8:02 AM News


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

Jan 8, 2018 8:00 AM 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

Dec 26, 2017 8:00 AM Fitness


Photo by Jennifer Silverberg

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

Dec 21, 2017 4:00 AM Property


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

Dec 21, 2017 4:00 AM Home


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

Dec 7, 2017 11:08 AM Culture


via Airbnb/Elsie Tuttle

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

Dec 3, 2017 8:00 AM Home


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

Oct 5, 2017 9:58 AM Style


Photo by Mary Butkus, courtesy of Great Circle Academy

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

Sep 21, 2017 9:11 AM Health


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

Sep 13, 2017 9:25 AM Cool Kids


Courtesy of the St. Louis Symphony

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

Sep 6, 2017 11:19 AM Family


Courtesy of Humans of St. Louis

Since 2014, Lindy Drew and Caroline Fish have been sharing the funny, dark, heartwarming stories of St. Louisans. more

Sep 5, 2017 8:06 AM Culture


Courtesy of Stacy Broussard

Yoga teacher Stacy Broussard of Urban Breath discusses the benefits and misconceptions of prenatal yoga—plus how to get started at home. more

Aug 30, 2017 9:03 AM Family

Keep these steps in mind when choosing a high school. more

Aug 24, 2017 6:00 AM Education

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Photo courtesy of Barnes-Jewish Hospital

The hospital welcomed 14 newborns—almost double the number of babies born on a regular day. more

Aug 22, 2017 12:22 PM Family

Plus, one spot to purchase used supplies more

Aug 16, 2017 10:17 AM Family


Courtesy of Brandyn Chambers

Created by animators with St. Louis roots, the show aims to bring people from different cultures and backgrounds together. more

Aug 9, 2017 9:35 AM Family 1 Comments