September 2010


Photograph by Whitney Curtis

A kid’s greatest nightmare—having her teacher come home with her—just might save her school career. Read more


Photograph courtesy of Ponturo Management Group, LLC

Tony Ponturo—who scored on Broadway with Memphis and a revival of Hair—is poised for another big win, this time with something that’s never been attempted: NFL on Broadway. Read more


Photograph courtesy of Visual Arts Masters

Young Ballerina Makensie Howe is on the verge of great things. Read more


Photographs by Katherine Bish and Kevin A. Roberts

Cheese is the natural bedfellow of wine’s acidity and tannins. It’s no coincidence that some of the best cheeses in the world are produced near or within some of the most renowned wine regions. The ph... Read more



Photographs by Kevin A. Roberts

Remember the original Balaban’s? Us too. So Instead of the pointless, obligatory paean recalling of the good old days, let’s do as Balaban’s has done: Move on. In this case, the move’s been to Chester... Read more

Restaurant Reviews


Photographs by Katherine Bish and Kevin A. Roberts

Bill Courtney used to be a medical researcher. Now it seems the owner of Cheese-ology in the Delmar Loop has taken a permanent sabbatical to examine—empirically, of course—the components of America’s ... Read more


Illustration by Daniel Elchert

Missourians need to catch up with the bureaucracy and embrace interstate tolls. Read more

Think Again


Photograph by Jayme Thornton

Ludo frontman Andrew Volpe on whipped cream, cyborgs, and going commando. Read more


Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

Tall, short, and everywhere in between, this season’s boots are high-stepping in style. Read more



Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

How the Tour of Missouri crashed and burned. Read more


Our five picks for September 2010. Read more


Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

A Ballwin man’s yard raises the question: Litter or art? Read more


Photograph BY Sébastien Soriano/Figarophoto; courtesy of Nordstrom

After more than a year of anticipation, Nordstrom Rack opens its doors on September 16. Located in Brentwood Square, the chain’s first Missouri store will offer a 34,000-square-foot haven for the frug... Read more


Photograph by Al Karevy Photography

Ken Burns reconsiders America’s favorite sport. Read more


Photograph courtesy of the Missouri History Museum Photographs and Prints Collection (Aviation)

You will never see an aesthete happily staring into the sky as the Great Forest Park Balloon Race floats by. All those horrid logos! It’s like a floating NASCAR race! Realtors, banks, breakfast cereal... Read more


Many spent the day in Forest Park and saw a race with 60 balloons led by the Energizer Bunny Balloon Read more

Thousands of spectators gathered in Forest Park to see the hot-air balloons glowing against the dark sky Read more

Saks Fifth Avenue hosted a shopping party where guests enjoyed complimentary makeovers from Dior, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and polish changes from the salon and spa at Saks. Also, all shoppers received a 15% discount on their purchases, and 5% was donated to Autism Speaks. Read more

The St. Louis Rams hosted a luncheon for the fans at Maggiano’s with special guests Linebacker, James Laurinaitis, Kicker, Josh Brown, and General Manager, Billy Devaney. Read more

Five teams face off to redesign the Arch grounds for its 50th anniversary. Read more