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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. more

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

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Photograph by Michael DeFilippo

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

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Illustration by Daniel Elchert

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

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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... more

History

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... more

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Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

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

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Photographs Courtesy of Interkultur

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

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Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

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

Dining

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Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

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

Restaurant Reviews

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Photographs by Kevin A. Roberts

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

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Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

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

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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. more

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Photograph by Wesley Law

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

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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. more

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

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

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