November 2014

SLM Nov 14 Cover

St. Louis Magazine’s November issue is out now. The cover story takes an in-depth look at race relations in St. Louis, with reflections from Mayor Francis Slay, former Mayor Clarence Harmon, former St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch, and other concerned St. Louisans. Also inside: a conversation with TV personality Andy Cohen, a profile of attorney Michael Lowenbaum, and a look at the legal scene.

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Photography courtesy of Arcadia Publishing

Rio Vitale’s grandparents came to the U.S. from Sicily. His parents lived in downtown’s Little Italy, and he was baptized on The Hill in 1958 by Monsignor Salvatore Polizzi, his cousin and a local icon. Read more



Photography courtesy of Amy Paffrath

There are a lot of butts on VH1’s Dating Naked. All the other private parts are there, too, jiggling around for viewers to ogle, but they’re digitally fuzzed out, which leaves us with butts. Read more


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Photography courtesy of Blank Slate Press

Writer (and frequent SLM contributor) Rick Skwiot’s new book, Fail, is set in St. Louis, and the Mississippi river runs, dark and ominous, through its pages. At the heart of the back story is a white cop who shot and killed an unarmed black man. Read more



Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

On a September afternoon, in the weeks after Officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown, a dozen protesters gathered across from the Ferguson Police Department, where a news van sat nearby... Read more



Photography courtesy of St. Martin’s Press

Two red hats sit on a table near the front door of Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s residence in New York, where he serves as archbishop. One represents his position within the church; the other, his favorite baseball team. Read more


In 2012, the State of Women-Owned Businesses Report first assessed 25 cities’ growth of women-owned firms. St. Louis ranked dead last. Jennifer Ehlen, a vice president of Thompson Street Capital Partners, read the report and swung into action. Read more



Photography by Katherine Bish

Jim Lake has worked for the Rams for the last 29 years. He started in L.A., shagging footballs at practice, and as of four years ago, he became the team’s head equipment manager. Which player has the dirtiest laundry? Read more



Kevin A. Roberts

Accessorize with the season’s hottest color. Read more



Kevin A. Roberts

The performance artist's inspirations, favorite fashion designers, and more. Read more



Courtesy of Novis

Jordana Warmflash’s energetic, modern fashion line Novis has taken runways by storm in just two short years. Read more


Dior and I

Courtesy of CIM Productions

A slew of new flicks offer a glimpse into the lives of high-profile designers. Read more



Alise O’Brien

The folks at Anders CPAs + Advisors call their break room “the nest.” Read more

Interior Design


Sign of the Arrow

Due to its popularity, Sign of the Arrow recently relocated to a larger location, a block and a half west of its former location in Ladue. Read more



Courtesy of Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

St. Louis welcomes another much-anticipated chain. Read more



Photography by Elizabeth Jochum

How East St. Louis native Pierre Smith became Paris Versace Amor, drag revolutionary and mentor for the House of Amor Read more

Performing Arts


Alise O'Brien

When their sons flew this CWE coop, these owners opted for a redo. Read more

Interior Design


Sources: For the Sake of All, a recent Washington University report, and

Talking about race and class is like swinging on a pendulum Read more



Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

A candid conversation about race in St. Louis. Read more

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I don’t know about you, but I don’t encounter many racists. Maybe I’m naive, and maybe people just tell me what I want to hear, but I don’t associate with white people who despise black people or vice versa... Read more

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