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Carmen Troesser

"We need the serendipity of stumbling on things, of saying, ‘I went here, and this thing happened to me,’" says co-owner Kris Kleindienst. "Nothing ever happens to you on a computer screen, and nobody cares who you are.” Read more

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Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

This breed was kept pure by the Bedouins for thousands of years. Westerners muddled the bloodline, and the Saudis let the population dwindle. Now, Rodger Davis and Sarah Sanders are working to restore this Saudi Arabian horse. Read more

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Jay Fram

The courtly and cool cerebral judge cares more about his own principles than about the world’s opinion. Read more

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How an early marriage, Bill Clinton’s antics, and 9/11 transformed a sweet young woman into a sleek, insult-hurling media star who calls the rest of the media “rat bastards.” Read more

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

Former cop and private eye Charley Schneider delved into the decades-old case that put three St. Louisans in prison. Read more

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Photography by Matt Marcinkowski

“There’s something cutting-edge and somewhat rebellious about the potential in design that younger people are drawn to,” says developer Amos Harris, “and beauty is an economic development tool.” Read more

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Illustration by Lion Forge

The only thing that’s stereotypical about a Lion Forge comic is its refusal to give in to stereotype. Read more

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Photo by Jennifer Silverberg

A wildlife rehabber redeems the rep of the humble possum, bottle-feeds raccoons, and trains humans. Read more

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Photo by Nate Burrell

Pokey LaFarge captured the national spotlight with a persona and music steeped in tradition. Now he’s rolling out an album with a brand-new sound. How will fans react? Read more

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Photography by Joe Johnson

George Hodgman abandoned New York's literary scene to care for his mother in rural Missouri. The story of those years won him unexpected fame. Now it’s time to reinvent himself again. Read more

Literature

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Photo by Paul Nordmann

How's he done? That depends on whom you ask. Read more

Politics

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Photography by Matt Marcinkowski

How the daughter of a schizophrenic, crack-addicted stripper turned out funny, hopeful, and smart. Read more

News

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Photo by Whitney Curtis

At St. Louis’ largest mosque, St. Charles native Mufti Asif Umar negotiates the line between his country’s secular culture—which reveals too much and respects too little—and God’s will. Read more

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Kevin A. Roberts

Harley Race was the reigning king of wresting for decades. Now, his son Leland is laying claim to the throne inside the ring—while looking out for the aging monarch outside it. Read more

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Rising waters could have knocked the life out of a small St. Louis suburb like Eureka. Instead, neighbors are finding new ways to keep their community spirit alive. Read more

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For years, St. Louis aldermen have been gift-wrapping tax breaks with no strings attached. Who pays? The city schools. Read more

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Photography by Matt Marcinkowski

Conversion therapy never had much success changing teenagers’ sexual orientation. The real change is the revelation—and condemnation—of the therapy itself. Read more

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Photo by Carmen Troesser

Tucked out of sight, across a clear, rock-bottomed creek, is a storybook red barn. A milking parlor, a house almost 200 years old, a cheesemaking plant and aging rooms, a tiny shop. The realized dream of Steve and Veronica Baetje. Read more

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After building a superhero’s résumé, Greitens says he's ready to save the state (and maybe then the nation). But as a politician, will he fly? Read more

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