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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 blog.

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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Courtesy of the Missouri History Museum Press

Daniel Rust, like all good historians, shakes us awake to show us the magic hidden in something that’s become mundane. more

Feb 16, 2017 6:00 AM Literary

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Watercolor elevation rendering by Lucas Pfeiffenberger and Sons, 1902, courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

This Alton house was built as a wedding present for a star-crossed couple; now, people get married there. more

Feb 16, 2017 6:00 AM Home

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Photo by Jennifer Silverberg

The Mississippi isn’t made of lava, though you’d think so, looking at the frequency with which St. Louisans visit Metro East and vice versa. That’s changing, though... more

Feb 16, 2017 6:00 AM Interior Design

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Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

Housed in a St. Louis Place mansion that at one time was the home of a funeral parlor, it holds more than 4,000 artifacts representing 250 years of regional African-American history. more

Feb 16, 2017 6:00 AM History

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Photography courtesy of the State Historical Society of Missouri

A teacher, radio show host, community organizer, and poet more

Feb 16, 2017 6:00 AM Arts

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Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

“Mouse racing is as old as kings and queens,” explains the organization's owner, who started racing mice at age 16 and now has 200 of his own. more

Feb 16, 2017 6:00 AM Arts

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Photography by Isaac Sievers, courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

A look back at the dark times of the Depression more

Jan 19, 2017 4:00 AM History

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Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

Whether he's jamming with old comrades from the Black Artists Group or playing with young free jazz musicians, Sams is dedicated to making what he calls "creative music." more

Jan 19, 2017 4:00 AM Music

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Courtesy of the artist

For decades, he's been making sure that our city stays "strange and wonderful." more

Jan 19, 2017 4:00 AM Music 1 Comments

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Photograph by Jessica Baran

When fort gondo closed a week ago, it felt like more than just another artist-run space shuttering its doors. more

Jan 13, 2017 6:36 PM Arts

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Photograph by Chris Yunker, via Flickr

Senator Roy Blunt, chair of Trump's inauguration committee, requested the painting "Verdict of the People" from the Saint Louis Art Museum; artist Ilene Berman and art historian Ivy Cooper filed a Change.org petition, protesting the loan. more

Jan 6, 2017 9:07 AM Visual Arts 2 Comments

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Courtesy of the artist

On January 7, fort gondo and beverly close their doors forever. The galleries' final exhibits are poignant, powerful shows—and do justice to the space that gondo created for St. Louis artists. more

Jan 4, 2017 5:01 PM Visual Arts

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Saint Louis Art Museum, Museum Purchase; Photo: Mike Bruce © Rachel Whiteread; Courtesy of the artist, Luhring Augustine, New York, Lorcan O’Neill, Rome, and Gagosian Gallery.

English artist Rachel Whiteread's "Detached III" will be installed next spring. more

Dec 21, 2016 9:51 AM Visual Arts

A roundup of new(ish) titles from local authors and local presses. more

Dec 16, 2016 12:45 PM Literary

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Courtesy of the State Historical Society of Missouri

A look back at the beginnings of Forest Park's wintertime attraction more

Dec 15, 2016 4:00 AM History

SLM's arts editor selects this month's book recommendation. more

Dec 15, 2016 4:00 AM Literary

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Photography by Schweig Studio, courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

The couple in the 1922 wedding photo would later donate their farm to St. Louis County—and it became what we now know as Faust Park. more

Dec 15, 2016 3:00 AM Weddings

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY WILLIAM SWEKOSKY, COURTESY OF THE MISSOURI HISTORY MUSEUM

This house didn’t make history—but its resident did. more

Dec 15, 2016 3:00 AM History

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Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

It's an inner ring suburb, but Kirkwood's always felt more like a small town thanks to the train station and the little shops clustered near it. more

Dec 15, 2016 3:00 AM Home

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Photography courtesy of the State Historical Society of Missouri

A look back at life in St. Louis in December 1939 more

Nov 17, 2016 7:59 AM History

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