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May 2018

St. Louis Magazine’s May issue is out now, and the cover story highlights scenic hikes within a two-hour drive. Discover 25 top trails, from hidden gems to local favorites. Also inside: our annual Excellence in Nursing Awards, a St. Louis superhero who’s reinventing comics, and a conversation with the head chef at the revamped Boathouse in Forest Park. And don’t miss the newest edition of Design STL, featuring the latest in outdoor living.

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

Located in the former Felix's space, the eatery's name is an homage to nearby Turtle Park. more

Restaurant Reviews

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courtesy of Circus Flora

Circus Flora, the St. Louis Storytelling Festival, Art on the Square, and more. more

Culture

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

The Central West End pizzeria's sleek interior and gourmet ingredients make for an ideal date night. more

First Bite

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

The Axe House in Valley Park has been hosting hatchet hurlers of all levels since opening last spring. more

Sports

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The track is hoping to bring in additional revenue with video slot machines. more

Sports

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Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

Andy Schwartz creates the beloved robot from unexpected spare parts. more

Culture

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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. more

Features

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

The charismatic chef has worked at Annie Gunn’s, Wild Horse Grill, Sage Urban American Grill, Schneithorst’s, Joe Buck’s, and Chandler Hill. more

Dining

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Here are some options for all stripes. more

Culture

It's a great way to get ready for this year's Shakespeare Festival, which will present the bard's famous tale of two young star-crossed lovers. more

Literature

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Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

The Gramophone serves half-size sandwiches atop the staggering cocktail. more

Dining

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Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

What's new and notable around town more

Dining

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Photo by Matt Marcinkowski

Anderson, a self-described "live guy," says it was a hard album to record. But it took his work in brilliant new directions. more

Music

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Illustration by Britt Spencer

Unraveling the complex history of the mysterious statue. more

St. Louis Sage

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Photography courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

From the start, OTSTL strove to make opera modern and relatable, not a historical reenactment. more

History

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Photo by Wesley Law

How the director of talent strategy and management at Saint Louis Public Schools is helping kids fall in love with learning. more

Education

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Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

SLM caught up with founder Jeremy Allen Stanton, who talks about his motorcycles, his dog, and of course, his carefully crafted products. more

Style

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Photo by Matt Marcinkowski

Addoley Dzegede, Sarah Paulsen, and Jacob Stanley on the work they'll be showing. more

Visual Arts

Student Gun Protests

Photography by Austin Steele/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP

Old people just don’t get it when it comes to kids and gun control. more

Think Again

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ILLUSTRATION BY JOEL KIMMEL

Reflections on the May issue's cover story. more

Family