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Stefene Russell

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Stefene Russell joined SLM in 2005 as managing editor of St. Louis At Home and senior editor for St. Louis Magazine. She is now culture editor for SLM, executive editor for St. Louis At Home, and edits SLM’s arts section.

Contact Stefene Russell by an email at SRussell@stlmag.com or on Twitter @stlmag_arts. For more from St. Louis Magazinesubscribe or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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

Design

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Photography by Carmen Troesser

“The psychedelic movement adopted this font,” says Marie Oberkirsch, director of the print studio in Old North St. Louis. But Super Smoke dates to the 19th century. more

Design

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Photo by Alise O'Brien

After living in their 1939 Frontenac home for over a decade, Tom and Brigette McMillin employed the help of designer Laurie LeBoeuf to execute a complete renovation. more

Interior Design

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Photo by Jiyang Chen

A second, longer version of the contemporary opera makes its Opera Theatre premiere on June 3. more

Performing Arts

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Photography by Richard Moore, courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

The bar had a pool, a bowling machine, shuffleboard, and, most likely, a Cardinals game on the P.A. more

History

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Photo by Carrie Zukoski

The eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE tour made St. Louis its second stop, eight months after U2's cancelled fall date. more

, Music

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Photograph by Kamia Williams

Last quarter, the kids worked with artist Tiffany Sutton; you can see the results at UrbArts through the month of May. more

Visual Arts

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They show us what "the Disneyland that never was" might have been. more

Architecture

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For two days, artists and citizens will dream the city of the future. more

Culture

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Photo by Jairo Zavala Ruiz

Calexico plays The Duck Room on Sunday night; we caught up with frontman Joey Burns to chat about the band's latest record, politics, nature, volcanic pools, drones, half-tone art, and the huge impact his family has on his songwriting. more

Music

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Photo by Paul Nordmann

Recognizing the unsung heroes of healthcare more

, , Excellence in Nursing

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Photo by Matt Marcinkowski

Addoley Dzegede, Sarah Paulsen, and Jacob Stanley on the work they'll be showing. more

Visual Arts

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Photo by Dr. William G. Swekosky, courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

The Meyer Mansion is the house that pills built. more

Architecture

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Photography courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

From the start, OTSTL strove to make opera modern and relatable, not a historical reenactment. more

History

It's a great way to get ready for this year's Shakespeare Festival, which will present the bard's famous tale of two young star-crossed lovers. more

Literature

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Photo by Alise O'Brien

A landscape designer and architect use their combined talents to transform a home built in 1928. more

Interior Design

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Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

“Everything in Shakespeare is very flesh-and-blood, so ideas have to come from that place,” says Rich Nelson. more

Design

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Courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

The exhibit has been one of the museum's most popular of all time. If you haven't seen it, or want to see it again before it closes, do it now! Especially since the museum's got some great closing programming planned. more

Culture