September 2012


Photograph by Scott Rovak

An alphabetical, info-packed, anything-but-exhaustive list of players who made their marks here Read more


Photograph from the Francis Sheidegger Photograph Collection, The State Historical Society of Missouri Research Center—St. Louis

They call it fanning—the yellowing of leaves on one branch at the crown. It’s a tiny clue the tree is doomed, and under its bark, beetles are chewing swoopy hieroglyphs in the wood and blighting th... Read more



Photograph by Peter Wochniak, courtesy of Big Muddy Blues Festival

St. Louis’ reputation as a city that nurtured the blues is unimpeachable. Its name is right there in the title of W.C. Handy’s “St. Louis Blues”; even if it wasn’t necessarily the very first blues ... Read more


Photograph courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

A fine century Read more


Photograph courtesy of the Old Rock House

Del Yeah! A One-Day Bluegrass Festival September 1 5 p.m. - midnight $12-$22 in advance, $15-$30 day of the show 1200 S. Seventh, 314-588-0505 Because it’s roots... Read more


Illustration by Rachel Harris

Going halfsies Read more


Photograph by Kevin A.Roberts

A symphony of small plates plays on in Maplewood Read more

Restaurant Reviews


Photograph by Kevin A.Roberts

1901 Washington 314-621-9464 Jason Spain is trying to achieve what eludes most restaurateurs: staying busy at all times of the day. In July, he took a trending sweet-and-savory food combinati... Read more

Falling in love with the season's romantic looks Read more



Photograph by Kevin A.Roberts

When you want to see a grown man spin a wooden top like nobody’s business, you come to Hiroshi Tada. The semiretired mechanical-engineering instructor entertains kids of all ages with his unique “t... Read more


Photographs by Tuan Lee

10 of St. Louis' Most Stylish Individuals Read more



Photograph by Kevin A.Roberts

Always a gentleman, Dick Weber made bowling an international phenomenon. Then it died, and his "bad boy" son brought it back to life. Read more

Some athletes just know how to shine. Read more


Photograph by Scott Rovak

And some bright businessmen figure out how to get the Eastern Seaboard’s attention. Read more


Photograph by Kevin A.Roberts

The sharpest shoes to hit St. Louis this fall Read more


The Great Forest Park Balloon Race began with the Balloon Glow in Central Field that featured a view of inflated balloons lit by their burners and concluded with a fireworks finale presented by PNC Bank. Read more

The Jewish Federation of St. Louis hosted a New Year celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel. Read more

YLANG-YLANG Fine Designer Jewelry at Plaza Frontenac hosted a book signing for Beth Bernstein, author of "My Charmed Life" for with a champagne and cupcake reception! Read more