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March 2017

St. Louis Magazine’s March issue is out now, and the cover story features a special report on Mayor Francis Slay’s legacy, just as he prepares to leave office. Learn how our longest-serving mayor has shaped the region in myriad ways. Also inside: our annual education guide, including key stats on more than 200 schools, kindergarten through college; a vintage-inspired spring fashion portfolio; and much more. And don’t miss the newest edition of St. Louis At Home, featuring the 2017 Architect & Designer Awards.

Live music, St. Patrick's Day events, orchids at the Missouri Botanical Garden, and more more

Culture

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Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

“Mouse racing is as old as kings and queens,” explains the organization's owner, who started racing mice at age 16 and now has 200 of his own. more

Culture

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

The spirit was created in honor of Ireland’s president. more

Dining

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Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

Students know what’s going on more than ever before, and they’re talking about it at school. more

Education

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

River City Casino’s newest restaurant is a clear winner. more

Restaurant Reviews

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Photography courtesy of Vicia

What’s new and notable this month more

Dining

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Photo by Paul Nordmann

Race is at the base of many of America’s problems, and St. Louis is no exception. Yet when it comes to city politics, 2017 is a far cry from two decades ago. more

Politics

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Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

It's the perfect grab-and-go treat. more

Dining

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Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

Sex ed at local schools continues to evolve with the times. more

Education

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Photo by Paul Nordmann

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

Politics

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

Chef Chris Ayala's food truck-inspired restaurant comes to midtown St. Louis. more

Dining

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Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

In schools across the metro area, educators are steering away from the old teacher-headed authoritarian model of education and embracing more democratic classrooms. more

Education

Where to find local ingredients for the perfect Irish celebration more

Dining

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Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

Housed in a St. Louis Place mansion that at one time was the home of a funeral parlor, it holds more than 4,000 artifacts representing 250 years of regional African-American history. more

History

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Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

"It takes 200 hours to make a set of pipes, and I make everything from scratch," says the Dublin native and renowned piper. more

News

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Photo by Wesley Law

The associate professor of psychological and brain sciences at Washington University, is an expert in the mental processes that shape—and perpetuate—racial bias. more

News

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Courtesy of the Missouri History Museum Press

Daniel Rust, like all good historians, shakes us awake to show us the magic hidden in something that’s become mundane. more

Literature

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

The veteran chef is spearheading a new chophouse in St. Peters. more

Dining

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Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

Asmaa Hassan Ahmed Ali, a track star in her native Egypt, received a scholarship to study in St. Louis. more

Education

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Photography courtesy of the State Historical Society of Missouri

A teacher, radio show host, community organizer, and poet more

Culture