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Stefene Russell

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Russell was the culture editor for St. Louis Magazine from 2005–2018.

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Photography courtesy of the Missouri Historical Society

Looking at these kindergarteners’ faces in this photo from the Missouri Historical Society, you get the feeling that some of them appreciate even those uneven paper stars hanging from the ceiling. more

History

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Photography courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

The St. Louis Flyers, a minor league hockey team, played for fourteen seasons, from 1928–1942. more

History

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Photography by W.C. Persons, courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

It seems weird to see politicians in pinstripes touring a sewer tunnel, but this one was remarkable. more

History

Coffee House Press releases Riker's debut novel this October. more

Literature

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Photograph courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

How St. Louis shaped education across the nation more

History

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Photography by Richard Moore; courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

A member of the Mercury Wheel Club, John DeSmet Hurck raced bikes at the old fair grounds before they became Fairground Park. more

History

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Photo by Matt Marcinkowski

This fall, he releases "The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler." more

Literature

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Photo by Alise O'Brien

See inside the palace near Forest Park.. more

Design

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Photography by Matt Marcinkowski

The 100th PGA Championship, Luke Bryan, Festival of Nations, and more more

Culture

Her HIV-prevention program uses effective medicines but also addresses the whole person, looking far beyond the test results. more

Health

In August, the Arch grounds will host several blues performances. Here's the rundown. more

Fairs and Festivals

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Photography courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

The Moon Antique Cars, one of the original eight rides, is still there, 40-plus years later. more

History

A great primer for those new to St. Louis, this book also holds fascinating little-known stories that will be new to even longtime students of our city’s history. more

Literature

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Barcin

The dire situation has unleashed a flood of funding for research, and significant strides are being made here in St. Louis. more

Health

Felicia Shaw Accepts Gard Award for CAT

Photo by Sylvain Gaboury, courtesy of Americans for the Arts

CAT stands for "Community Arts Training," and it's all about using art to foster social change. more

Culture

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After Greg Edmondson left the city for the country, his work changed; he gathered it all into a book, which is now about to see a paperback release. more

Visual Arts

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Photo by Carrie Zukoski

There are also lots of St. Louis musicians, including expats—like Michael McDonald. more

Music

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Photography courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

In 1894, every school had a float in the July 4 parade. more

History

Iglesias uses the eccentric details of her own life and memories to write about all of us, as only a true poet can do. more

Literature

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Courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

See what the home appliances department at Stix, Baer & Fuller looked like in the year kitchens got political. more

Design