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.

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

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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


Illustration by Ryan Schneider

What's a road trip without fuzzy rabbits, space knives, and the world's second-largest collection of pig ephemera? more

Apr 20, 2017 4:00 AM Travel


Courtesy of the Greater St. Louis Book Fair

The Greater St. Book Fair has a new home at the Greenfelder Recreation Complex in Queeny Park. more

Apr 20, 2017 4:00 AM Literary

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


Photography by Ralph D’Oench, courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

W.D. Wurdack was a St. Louis electrical magnate, a street-light monopolist...and a tulip aficionado. more

Apr 20, 2017 4:00 AM Home

When to hold your glass in the air, when to queue, and where to donate in his memory. more

Apr 4, 2017 3:30 PM Music


Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

On the docket this year: Black Joe Lewis, Robbie Fulks, and St. Louis' own Town Cars. more

Apr 3, 2017 9:25 AM Music


Photo by Matt Marcinkowski

It's arguably one of the most popular music series in St. Louis, and for good reason. more

Mar 30, 2017 3:02 PM Music


Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons

He might be one of the most influential people ever to come out of St. Louis. But unlike our other world-famous artistic trailblazers, Chuck Berry chose to stay. more

Mar 19, 2017 5:39 AM Music


Courtesy of the Contemporary Art Museum-St Louis

A conversation with the St. Louis native more

Mar 16, 2017 5:18 PM Visual Arts


Photo by Mark Groth

The St. Louis blogger discusses The Grove, Carondelet, Botanical Heights, Cherokee, and Southampton. more

Mar 16, 2017 4:00 AM News


Photo by Victoria Lafferty

Metro Theater Company has found a brand-new home. more

Mar 16, 2017 4:00 AM Theater


Courtesy of St. Louis Tionól

Every spring, Mike Mullins and a skeleton crew of organizers pull together a full-throttle three-day fest. more

Mar 16, 2017 4:00 AM Music


Photography courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

A look back at life in St. Louis during the 1880s more

Mar 16, 2017 4:00 AM History


Courtesy of the artist

Reynolds' current show is less like an exhibit and more like a nonlinear story, told with a series of magical objects. more

Mar 9, 2017 4:56 PM Visual Arts

Campbell, CAM's 2017 Susan Sherman Distinguished Speaker, talked to us about how museums are evolving in the 21st century. more

Feb 23, 2017 8:00 AM Visual Arts


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


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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