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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 by Russell Froelich, courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

Visitors paid $1 to take “a mile-long journey through a strange land of beauty and mystery." Read more

History

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Photograph courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

Between 1920 and 1940, newspapers published stories about kitchen bands all over the country. Read more

History

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Photography by Ed Meyer of the St. Louis Star-Times, courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

Joe Forshaw, one of the organizers of the St. Louis on Ice Outdoor Skate Show, told the paper that the show he'd organized was the first successful large-scale outdoor figure skating event involving full costumes. Read more

History

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Photo by Block Brothers Studio, courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

Nowadays, most golden wedding anniversary announcements come paired with a studio portrait of the couple. A group portrait like this speaks in a completely different language. Read more

History

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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. Read 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. Read 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. Read more

History

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

Literature

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Photo by Matt Marcinkowski

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

Literature

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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. Read more

History

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Photo by Alise O'Brien

See inside the palace near Forest Park.. Read more

Design

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How St. Louis shaped education across the nation Read more

History

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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. Read more

History

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

Health

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Photography by Matt Marcinkowski

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

Culture

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

Fairs and Festivals

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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read more

Visual Arts