June 2005

Built in 1912, this grade dame of a house is still hosting galas Read more

The weather is just balmy enough for you to throw open the doors and turn your house into a mystery theater—or your backyard into a drive-in movie Read more

The popularity of spas and golf surprises even the most ardent devotees. According to a 2004 study by the International SPA Association, golf ranks No. 1 in estimated revenues among U.S. leisure indus... Read more

You’re smack in the middle of a once-in-a-lifetime interview for your dream job. It’s going well. Your face relaxes, and that knot in your stomach begins to shrink. That’s when your potential future b... Read more

When Jamie Allman left KMOV-TV to do PR for the Archdiocese of St. Louis, he showed up full of good intentions—and they paved a road to hell Read more

Editorial director of the St. Louis American By Elaine X. Grant Photograph by Peter Newcomb Your position raises the question: Can a white man adequately represent St. Louis’ black population? It’s n... Read more

At the St. Louis World's Fair, people eagerly awaited the performances of Beautiful Jim Key, an astute scrub colt dubbed "The Most Wonderful Horse in the World." His trainer, "Doctor" William Key, a f... Read more


By Alexi Zentner Apple pie is good. Apple pie that somebody gives you as a present is even better, particularly when it is a moist, lush deep-dish apple pie from The Smokehouse Market. One of many tem... Read more

As told to Jeannette Batz Cooperman Photograph by Mark Gilliland Growing up in a six-story brick tenement in the Bronx, Moisy Shopper spoke Yiddish as his first language—and didn’t realize he was smar... Read more

At Red Moon, East not only meets West, but the two also start going steady and consider a prenup By Dave Lowry Photograph by Katherine Bish What are the most frightening words in the English language?... Read more

By Alexi Zentner Photograph by Katherine Bish Even though the industry likes to call it “quick service food,” it’s still fast food to you, and sometimes you just need a fix. If you’re hankering for so... Read more

By Alexi Zentner Photograph by Katherine Bish With good ol’ rock ’n’ roll playing at a reasonable volume and a clean and perky dining area, Miller’s Crossing in Chesterfield doubles as a family friend... Read more

You have your own private remedies, no doubt—dry-iced concretes at Ted Drewes, the Hospitality Room at Anheuser-Busch, perhaps the icy glare you get from the penguins in their new digs at the Saint Lo... Read more

Birth of the Cool was Miles Davis' most inspired jazz—and is it any wonder? The man grew up in East St. Louis. Anyone who'd endured a St. Louis summer knows the need to cool off—and fast! Read more

Seven months after the eagerly awaited opening of two locations of the specialty grocery store, locals are finding out why it garners such a loyal following Read more

If you're looking for unique art from around the world, look no further than these three boutiques Read more

Critics are so busy playing the parlor game of second-guessing the Touhill, they're missing a grand arts experiment underway at the University of Missouri–St. Louis Read more

By Jeannette Batz Cooperman Candace O’Connor has written a history of Washington University and a documentary on the 1939 Missouri sharecropper protest. But her most recent project immersed her in the... Read more

By Traci Angel First Nelly and the St. Lunatics, then Chingy. Could Vice Versa be the Lou’s next hip-hop sensation? We’ll soon find out. Mr. Versa, known as Sedrick Martin to his friends and family, i... Read more

By Traci Angel Photograph by Guillermo Ruiz For many women, swimsuit shopping is right up there with getting teeth pulled—necessary and painful. But St. Louisan Lori Coulter of Lori Coulter TrueMeasu... Read more