Stefene Russell


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 blog.

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Photo by Henry “Mac” Mizuki, courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

A look back to the era of upward and onward, the era of suburban migration. more

Jun 15, 2017 3:42 PM Home


Photo by Carmen Troesser

The Genealogy and Local History Index offers one way to look into the stories behind local buildings. more

Jun 15, 2017 3:03 PM History


Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

This summer, make time to visit Ste. Genevieve, which boasts more French Colonial architecture than any other place in North America. The shopping is good, too. more

Jun 15, 2017 2:24 PM Home

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Photo by Grep Hoax

The work's title alludes to the fact that the author’s father is, indeed, a married Catholic priest with kids. more

Jun 15, 2017 10:27 AM Literary

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Photo by Michael Thomas, courtesy of The Pulitzer Arts Foundation

The latest PXSTL project by Chicago artists Andres Luis Hernandez and Amanda Williams engages with the former site of the Bruno David Gallery on Washington Blvd. more

Jun 15, 2017 8:46 AM Visual Arts


Photography by Henry “Mac” Mizuki, courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

A look at life in St. Louis in 1958 more

Jun 15, 2017 8:27 AM History


Photo by Ken Howard

Lighting designer Christopher Akerlind and costume designer Jane Greenwood won for their work on Broadway. more

Jun 12, 2017 2:49 PM Performing Arts


Photo by Whitney Curtis

Because this is happening: "No Hard Feelings: a night of Poetry & Jazz," with poet David Clewell, reeds player Paul DeMarinis, and pianist Kim Portnoy. more

Jun 7, 2017 3:40 PM Literary

Sage Dawson's gallery-within-a-gallery will make a jaunt to Illinois starting in August, then return to St. Louis in the spring. more

Jun 6, 2017 3:00 PM Visual Arts



NPR is streaming the album prior to its release on Friday, June 9. more

Jun 5, 2017 9:58 AM Music

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Courtesy of LouFest

More news on this year's LouFest. more

May 30, 2017 9:58 AM Music


Photography by Arthur Witman, courtesy of the State Historical Society of Missouri

Point, then hand over cash, small bills preferred. more

May 18, 2017 6:00 AM History


Courtesy of Joe Edwards

We talked through the new record, track by track, with Berry’s longtime friend and collaborator. more

May 18, 2017 6:00 AM Music


Courtesy of Reedy Press

Cameron Collins, the witty, thoughtful force behind Distilled History, “a drinking blog with a history problem," has written a book. more

May 18, 2017 6:00 AM Literary

The first single off CHUCK gets a joyous video, complete with dance sequences that are half hip-hop, half sock hop. more

May 17, 2017 9:59 AM Music


Courtesy of the artist and STNDRD

Corkery translates the lush and very American phenomenon of the Zeigfeld Follies into a series of art flags. more

May 4, 2017 3:24 PM Visual Arts

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Courtesy of HBO

Dunham and writer/director Jenni Konner are taking's "singular mix of politics, entertainment and conversation," on the road. more

Apr 25, 2017 8:56 AM Arts

Whether you're a gardening nerd or a bona fide newbie, these summer plant sales can bring color to your yard. more

Apr 20, 2017 12:37 PM Outdoor Living


Photography courtesy of The Pat Connolly Tavern

A look back at life in St. Louis in 1942 more

Apr 20, 2017 10:01 AM History

Baran's new collection begins with a stunner of a first line: “It’s hard to make sense while plummeting.” more

Apr 20, 2017 4:00 AM Literary

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