November 2010

Choosing this year’s group of 16 from a pool of more than 350 nominations— to say nothing of pinning down the superbusy finalists long enough to be interviewed—was a journey in itself. But we’re pleased to introduce you to a diverse group, including a Cirque du Soleil alum, a bow tie-wearing pastry chef, and four doctors we found simply irresistible. Read more

A modern take on the <i>Mad Men</i> craze. Read more


Photograph by Michael DeFilippo

In spite of the recession, Big Sleep Books manages to stay wide-awake. Read more


Illustration by Daniel Elchert

A Wash. U. professor explores the intersection of life, liberty, and sex. Read more


Photograph by Dick Weddle

This is Mrs. Ethel Romelfanger (née Judevine; later Luckey). She was the official organist at the Circus World Museum in Baraboo, Wis. Here, she plays air calliope, flanked by shaker chimes and a Unaf... Read more


In early September, when punk cabaret duo The Dresden Dolls announced its first tour in three years, Amanda Palmer and Brian Viglione didn’t do something lame like dictate a press release to a publici... Read more


Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

With its eco-friendly focus, Terrene has firmly rooted itself as a staple in the Central West End. Read more


Photographs Courtesy of Interkultur

Interkultur, the European foundation overseeing the Olympics of singing, turns downtown St. Louis into one giant glee club. Read more


Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

Why a certain dark-skinned grape deserves another chance. Read more



Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

What? Notes on a grand wine restaurant and tips on subcontinental couture? Read more

Restaurant Reviews


Photographs by Kevin A. Roberts

The latest on the new clothing boutique in Kirkwood for stylish women over 3o Read more


Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

14 N. Central Clayton 314-932-7377 Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Mon–Sat Faites attention! The local bistro has just become more authentic. Throughout Europe, bistros provi... Read more


Photographs by Whitney Curtis

As an oil crisis looms, a two-man shop called Kelley Green Biofuel is quietly cooking up a new fuel at Lemp Brewery. Read more


Photograph by Wesley Law

The longtime Classic 99 DJ, after the music died. Read more


Illustration by Mike Hirshon

With the closure of Metropolitan St. Louis Psychiatric Center, doctors and government officials look for a new solution for mental health emergencies. Read more

Wish Upon a Wedding held their St. Louis Gala at the Starlight Roof at the Chase. Read more

Guests enjoyed food, a variety of drinks, perused market booths, bid on auction items, and enjoyed a runway show that showcased six independent designers at Lumiere Hotel Casino. Read more

St. Louis Ovarian Cancer Awareness held their 2010 Ultimate Luncheon & Fashion Show, the latest fashions provided by Dillard’s, at Sheraton Westport Hotel. Read more

Guests learned about the programs and opportunities offered at University College at Washington University’s Party With A Purpose at Plaza Frontenac. Read more

The St. Louis Public Library Foundation paid tribute to the literary classic, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, as guests enjoyed cocktails, a seated dinner and dancing in downtown’s beautiful Old Post Office. Proceeds from the evening support the restoration and renewal of the historic Central Library. Read more