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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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


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 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


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 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 petition, protesting the loan. more

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


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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