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 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

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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



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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


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Photo by Jon Gitchoff

“I’ve been stalking this house my whole life,” says Ronnie Vinton. Read more

Interior Design


Photography by Alise O'Brien

Whereas Justin Maine leans traditional, Michael Wyrock prefers modern design. Read more

Interior Design


Photography by Whitney Curtis

The new piece premieres January 9 at the Black Rep, thanks to a grant from the National Performance Network, the Rep, and 651 Arts. Read more

Performing Arts

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


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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. Read more



Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

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


Tips and tales about finding the perfect fit Read more



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. Read more



Courtesy of Forai

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



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. Read more