May 2005

How's a guy to find a therapist when nobody will admit to seeing one? Read more

Partnering with architects at Mackey Mitchell Associates, Alberici created a dramatic—almost futuristic—corporate campus on the grounds of a deserted industrial site. Read more

St. Louis has said goodbye to its share of companies: General Dynamics, 7UP, Southwestern Bell. But the 119-year-old Sporting News has weathered ownership changes, fluctuating profits and fierce competition—and stayed in town. Is that about to change? Read more

It’s 3:30 in the afternoon and here we sit, dressed in our best, in high-back, upholstered chairs, facing a table dressed in fresh white linen and laden with china and silver serving pieces. We sip t... Read more

How a St. Louis architect revolutionized public education Read more

"How big of an egomaniac do you have to be to think, 'I'm so damn right about everything, I think I should start taking calls'?"  —Kathleen Madigan on Dr. Laura In comedy, timing is everything, and Ka... Read more

20 ideal places to eat outside Read more

By Alexi Zentner Photograph by Katherine Bish Before City Grocers opened, downtown residents faced long trips to fulfill their grocery needs. Now they have all the basics—and then some. Sure, City Gro... Read more

As told to Jeannette Batz Cooperman Photograph by Mark Gilliland Thomas Guilfoil started his law practice in 1941, at what is now Bryan Cave. “There were nine of us,” he says, “and today there are 1,0... Read more

Lunch, dinner and especially breakfast at Watercolors Café make for a full palette at West County’s version of Thelma’s Diner By Dave Lowry Photograph by Katherine Bish As the demise of so many belove... Read more

By Alexi Zentner Strawberries are divine, particularly when they are fat, ripe and fresh. In Missouri, May and June are the best months for strawberries. If you have the chance and the desire, pick so... Read more

General director of Opera Theatre St. Louis Magazine By Jeannette Batz Cooperman Photograph by Peter Newcomb What would people never guess about you? That I had long hair and played French horn in a ... Read more

The war was over, and the battle-weary troops were coming home eager for simple American pleasures—like baseball. The Cardinals won their sixth World Series at Sportsman's Park that year, defeating th... Read more


By Alexi Zentner Summertime, and the living is easy. Even easier if you don’t cook. Stop in and eat some barbecue, or volunteer to do the “cooking” and bring some home with you. People can get militan... Read more

Two new places reach beyond their menus, combining dining with magic and jazz Read more


A trip to the Missouri History Museum reminds us who we were ... and who we have become Read more

Sneak off for an indulgent afternoon and find gifts so unusual, they'll repeat the pleasure for someone you love Read more

Don't count the NBA out of St. Louis By D.J. Wilson In the surreal world of professional sports, what happens seldom depends on logic or the tenets of Economics 101. Some National Hockey League owners... Read more

St. Louis native Michael Davis makes a living recreating the irreplaceable By Traci Angel Photograph by Pete Riesett Kaleidoscope-hued shards of glass are littered about his Long Island City, N.Y., wo... Read more

By Traci Angel Photograph by Katherine Bish The public knows the 75-year-old as an enthusiastic Forest Park volunteer, eager to put a brochure in your hand and tell you about events at the Zoo, Art Mu... Read more