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 section.

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Koenig, who was heading out on the road as part of Pokey LaFarge's current tour, has been injured in a car accident in South Carolina. more

Dec 8, 2017 9:01 AM Music


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Gass' influence was felt across the international literary community—and here at home. more

Dec 7, 2017 12:38 PM Literature

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SLSO's New Year's Eve symphony broadcast will be his last. more

Nov 28, 2017 4:40 PM Music


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The ballet company's "Endless Forest Nutcracker" transforms a holiday classic for the 21st century. more

Nov 16, 2017 4:00 AM Performing Arts

Artist, activist, and Wash. U. professor Bob Hansman's new book is an outlier on the Arcadia history series. more

Nov 16, 2017 4:00 AM Literature


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In the '50s, deaf students of color faced another layer of challenge during integration: working with teachers who used ASL rather than Black American Sign Language. more

Nov 16, 2017 4:00 AM History


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The producer, who was here for SLIFF, will return to St. Louis next year to direct "Huckleberry Finn"—then head to Europe to capture the story of two opera-loving, Nazi-fighting sisters. more

Nov 13, 2017 2:41 PM Culture


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The popular festival kicks off today with "Bad Grandmas," shot in St. Louis and starring Pam Grier and the late Florence Henderson. more

Nov 2, 2017 2:00 PM Fairs and Festivals


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This weekend, there's the unveiling of a 100-foot table. The next set of exhibits opens on November 18. And the velocity just continues from there. more

Oct 31, 2017 5:23 PM Visual Arts 1 Comments

The Saint Louis Literary Consortium will present him with the 2017 Tradition of Literary Excellence Award at the U. City Library. more

Oct 27, 2017 9:36 AM Literature


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Edwards explains why Domino's hit, "Blueberry Hill" became the inspiration for his iconic Loop restaurant—and talks about watching him get inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame with Chuck Berry. more

Oct 25, 2017 11:25 AM Music



Its first Art Up Late is a costume party that takes its inspiration from Mickalene Thomas's "Mentors, Muses, and Celebrities." more

Oct 20, 2017 1:32 PM Culture


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The house where St. Louis' founder grew up—and eventually left. more

Oct 19, 2017 12:36 AM Architecture 1 Comments

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The Montupets bought this unit in 2015 after deciding to downsize from a grand Art Deco house in Brentmoor Park. more

Oct 19, 2017 12:29 AM Home


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Emden has a master’s degree in architecture, but she’s always painted. more

Oct 18, 2017 11:59 PM Home


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“The tale as is told by different authorities varies,” the Post wrote, “but the salient point, that Tom Barrett drove into the lake, appears in every version.” more

Oct 18, 2017 9:43 PM History

Ephron will be at the Jewish Book Festival this month with her latest novel of suspense. more

Oct 18, 2017 9:23 PM

The former St. Louisan comes to town to read from his new book, "Map to the Stars," at the River Styx reading series. more

Oct 18, 2017 9:22 PM Literature

SLIFF's schedule just went live, and as always, there's a plethora of fantastic features, docs, and shorts, including Oscar contenders and work from STL's filmmaking community. more

Oct 12, 2017 10:27 AM Fairs and Festivals

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Blair's photographic collages, many printed on vintage photo paper that dates back to the Civil Rights Movement, speak to history—and to our present moment. more

Sep 29, 2017 3:03 PM Visual Arts