July 2014

SLM July 2014 Cover

St. Louis Magazine’s July issue is out now, and this month’s cover story features the 2014 A-List, our annual tribute to the area’s finest! Read about 200 winners in food, shopping, night life, and more, as chosen by readers and editors. Also inside: a look at how one St. Louisan is connecting cultures through the arts, Ray Hartmann on the August election’s ballot measures, and much more. Pick up your copy of St. Louis Magazine today!                                                                                                           

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Links to the articles from the July 2014 issue Read more


Photography by Preston Mack/Major League Baseball

In 33 years as a Major League manager, he won 2,728 games, the third most ever. On July 27, he’ll be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. Read more



Photography by Kate Munsch.

When Saint Louis University freshman Lauren Remspecher first saw the oversize fiberglass cake in front of the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, she was enchanted. On impulse, she decided to visit all 250 cakes. Read more



Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

Was St. Louis responsible for every good thing that’s ever happened? Yesterday, we’d have said no. Then today, we read Charlie Brennan’s new book, Amazing St. Louis, collecting “250 years of great tales and curiosities.” Read more



Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

Plenty of us imagine what it might be like to visit another planet, but Maggie Duckworth is no idle dreamer. The 29-year-old from Bridgeton has advanced through several rounds in a competition to become an astronaut for the private Mars One project. Read more


When we research our annual “A-List” feature, we seek out the latest and greatest, things that are moving the city forward in ways big and small. Read more


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Illustration by Marisa Morea

In May, the Missouri General Assembly designated the jumping jack as the state’s official exercise (though five lethargic senators voted against the bill). It joins more than two dozen other state symbols, some intuitive, some unexpected. Read more



Kevin A. Roberts

How to look great when the day heats up Read more



Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

The venerable Veiled Prophet Parade ( is 137 years old, but it feels brand-new this year—for the first time, it’ll be in Forest Park, at 10 a.m. on July 4. Read more

Fairs and Festivals


Kevin A. Roberts

The life aquatic Read more



Kevin A. Roberts

Jewelry designer Erica Dunk combines hardware with couture elements. Read more



Courtesy of Lisa von Weise Shaw

Stylist Lisa von Weise Shaw on Elle, Vogue, Bruce Springsteen, and the charmed life Read more


Maplewood Galleries

Kevin A. Roberts

Maplewood Galleries shrinks and refines the antiques mall. Read more


July 2014 Spaces Interior

Alise O'Brien

Sometimes when the nest empties, the answer is to redo, not move. Read more

Interior Design

Donna Collins

Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

The Ms. Senior Missouri Pageant, now a quarter-century old itself, emphasizes self-possession. By the time you’ve lived six decades, you’ve got a self to possess. Read more


The 2014 A-list Awards. Readers and Editors Choose the Region’s Finest. Food | Culture | Night Life | Shopping & Service | Health & Fitness | Media & Sports | Amusements | Kids & Family | Readers’ Choice Read more

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