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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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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 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

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Photo by Alise O'Brien

A landscape designer and architect use their combined talents to transform 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

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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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

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

Chris Goodson of Gilded Age says his most difficult project was The Abbey on the Park, formerly Lafayette Park Presbyterian Church. more

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Anita Jackson, Kasimu Taylor, Bob DeBoo, and Mo Egeston are among the first group of artists. more

Music

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Photography courtesy of Richard Schulte

This postcard falls during the tenure of city floriculturist Henry Ochs, who began his post in 1929 at a 100-foot long greenhouse showcasing plants that could survive St. Louis’ coal-blackened air. more

History

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Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

The St. Louis-based author on her first foray into the short story, "You Think It, I'll Say It" more

Literature

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It's a brand-new film festival featuring locally produced cat videos, and it's not art for art's sake—it will make the lives of actual cats better. more

Movie Reviews

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Mary Nichols (DJ Fusion/FuseBox Radio)

That would be rising neosoul superstar SZA, and wildly inventive up-and-coming rapper Smino. more

Music

She's unraveled lots of the mysteries in Maier's life, including that huge question: did she really want her work shown? more

Visual Arts

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Photo by Christoph Gerigk, copyright Frank Goddio/Hilti Foundation

"Sunken Cities," is a blockbuster show that's scientific, smart, and magical. more

Visual Arts

Whether it's exploring the great outdoors or tinkering with technology, area schools are finding ways to engage young students in science. more

Education

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Photography by Isaac Sievers, courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

Since incorporating in the late 1920s, Huntleigh has stayed timelessly Huntleigh. more

Architecture

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Photography by A. Rino, courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

The famous poet wrote about bridges, trains, and telegraph lines in tribute to his favorite brother, Thomas Jefferson “Jeff” Whitman. more

History

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Courtesy of Flatiron Books

Kendzior has an analyst’s brain and an empath’s heart. Both shine through in this collection. more

Literature