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October 2011

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Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

Psychedelic folk singer Walt Winston didn't win a million dollars on America's Got Talent! this season. But that doesn't mean he's giving up. more

Black and green clouds rolled into the city, punctuated by scratches of lightning. And then the wind started to blow. It sounded like thousands of bird wings flapping; it got very dark, and there w... more

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Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

I was always told as an architecture student that we do our best work when the constraints are really very tight,” explains Brian Newman, adjunct lecturer at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual A... more

Politics

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Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

While the style of big, oaky, buttery “cougar juice” chardonnay seems to be going nowhere, a new style of sauvignon blanc is trying to jump on the bandwagon of the “oak-driven wine style.” Don’t ge... more

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Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

Milagro Modern Mexican 20 Allen, Ste. 130 Webster Groves 314-962-4300 milagromodernmexican.com Lunch and dinner Tue–Sun Dress: Casual, but leave the huaraches at home. Average Main Cou... more

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Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

6300 Clayton Richmond Heights 314-647-7300 cheshirestl.com Lunch and dinner daily Renovating a restaurant—especially a bar—can be tricky. Oftentimes, the end result is accompanied by th... more

It's hard to get out of St. Louis when you're St. Louis Magazine. But we know you travel. Even with Lambert hubless and Homeland Security doing virtual laparascopies, you travel. So instead of hu... more

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Photograph by Frank Di Piazza

FBI agents still wear suits and ties, follow tight protocols, speak in acronyms, exude intensity. But today's FBI has social skills and a sense of humor—the kind that comes from admitting you're human and all too vulnerable. more

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Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

There's nothing more depressing than feeling useless. Independent Center celebrates 30 years of just the opposite. more

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Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

Burla's life has been measured in hours, minutes, and seconds—but it's impossible to measure her will. more

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Illustration by Jesse Kuhn

You may know Missouri’s state bird is the bluebird. You may know that Missouri’s state flower is the hawthorn blossom. But did you know that Missouri’s state monster is Momo? Momo the Monster wa... more

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Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

Six months ago, at a time when radishes and asparagus were still in season, my wife and I ventured into Salt, the funeral home–turned–restaurant in the Central West End. Chef Wes Johnson had recent... more

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Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

Because there aren't enough autumn dinners to pass up one like this. more

Restaurant Reviews

Haven of Grace hosted a fundraiser at dining hot spot Salt, recently named as one of St. Louis Magazine's Best New Restaurants. more

Logos School hosted their 24th annual Autumn Lights Gala at Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark. more

Guests enjoyed an evening of cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, dessert and live music as Metro Lighting unveiled their beautiful state-of-the-art lighting center in Chesterfield Valley. more

Sign of the Arrow announced their grant recipients at their annual philanthropy brunch at Ladue Chapel. more

The Cardinals hosted a gala at Busch Stadium before Game 1 of the World Series against the Texas Rangers. more

Friends of St. Louis Children’s Hospital hosted the Carousel Gala 2011, a formal black tie gala at the fabulous Fox Theatre. Proceeds from the event benefited Healthy Kids Express, the hospital’s mobile pediatric health program. more

The Academy of Science - St. Louis partnered with the Explorers Club to host its prestigious Lowell Thomas Awards dinner at the Missouri History Museum. This was the first time the award, established in 1980, has been given outside of New York. more