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October 2012

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Photography by Karen Kent/Corbis

Six Midwest escapes that pack in plenty of scenery and history more

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Photography Courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, American National Red Cross Photograph Collection, LC-DIG-ds-01290

They called it Spanish influenza, though it first appeared in Kansas: a soldier at Fort Riley reported to the infirmary with a fever. A few days later, he died coughing up blood, dark brown bruises... more

History

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Photography By Kevin A. Roberts

Dancing the jitterbug—and the St. Louis shag—at the Nevermore Jazz Ball more

Jenny and Eric Heckman

Samuel Zide

Seven pairs whose love for the restaurant business go far beyond food more

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Photography By Kevin A. Roberts

Dean Schardan robbed four banks and spent nearly a decade in jail. Still, he managed to keep his sense of humor, and now he’s trying to right his wrongs through reality TV. more

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Photography By Kevin A. Roberts

Historians have long branded him as lazy, drunk, or depressed. But a former English major who designs home-theater systems did a little research… more

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Photography courtesy of Neiman Marcus

On the Cusp more

A trend that started on the coasts is sweeping Ladue: the blow-dry bar, a concept based loosely on the model of manicure/pedicure salons. On October 1, both Breeze ( 9916 Clayton, 314-429-2569, br... more

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Photography By Kevin A. Roberts

Accessories to outfit your wardrobe this fall more

Culture

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Illustration by Lydia Nichols

You may have seen them, eating big slabs of meat, running with weights in the park, or even exercising barefoot. They’re paleo/primal enthusiasts—people dedicated to maintaining their fitness via w... more

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Illustration by Polly Becker

Shanghai Syrah more

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Photography By Kevin A. Roberts

A visit to chai-town more

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Photography By Kevin A. Roberts

Top-tier steaks on the outskirts of Edwardsville more

Restaurant Reviews

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Photograph by Carmen Troesser

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” Take your pick: A Tale of Two Cities or the tale of SLM ’s Best Restaurants issue? As the quality level of St. Louis’ restaurants ratchets ... more

Dining

Partygoers danced the night away at Lumen dressed in fabulous costumes at the third annual Nightmare on Locust Street. Guests enjoyed a live DJ, drinks from Budweiser Select, Midnight Moonshine, and Pearl Vodka. more

St. Louis' most anticipated and coveted shoe department made its debut at Saks Fifth Avenue. The celebration included a ribbon cutting, shoe modeling, champagne and shoe sweet treats. more

Guests enjoyed an exclusive preview at Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina at the Saint Louis Galleria with appetizers, dining, desserts and handcrafted margaritas. more

The legendary Wynton Marsalis brought his astounding Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra to Powell Hall for the St. Louis premiere of Marsalis’ own Swing Symphony. more

Sign of the Arrow celebrated its ability to serve 18 different organizations around St. Louis with a luncheon for their volunteers and recipients. more

Danny Amendola, the St. Louis Rams’ Wide Receiver, hosted celebrity waiter night at Ruth's Chris and served signature cuisine and fine wine to guests with the help of some celebrity friends and teammates. more