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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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


Courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

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

Oct 19, 2017 12:36 AM Architecture

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Alise O'Brien

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


Photo by Carmen Troesser

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

Oct 18, 2017 11:59 PM Home


Photography courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

“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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Courtesy of the artist

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


Photography by James M. Carrington, courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

In 1968, Ben Cooper was all the rage for trick-or-treaters. more

Sep 14, 2017 2:00 AM History

Members combine a very old art form with modern sensibilities. more

Sep 14, 2017 2:00 AM Music


Photo by Lee Towndrow

Alexie will be in town next weekend to kick off the very first Bookfest. We talked to him about the obvious stuff (books), as well as the not-so-obvious stuff (Heart, writing-as-sea-wave, pigs). more

Sep 13, 2017 5:24 PM Literature



One of the city's most popular outdoor music events offers the chance to preview the symphony's upcoming season, and to get one last taste of summer with a picnic and fireworks. more

Sep 13, 2017 8:31 AM Music


Photography courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

Life in St. Louis in 1912 more

Aug 25, 2017 6:00 AM History


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Headlined by Sherman Alexie, the first-ever BookFest will offer something for every kind of reader, from poets to murder-mystery aficionados. more

Aug 25, 2017 6:00 AM Literature


Photograph by Arthur Witman, courtesy of the State Historical Society of Missouri

Some historians cite 1937 as the year that we officially entered our modern era of Froot Loops, Cartoon Network, and superhero pajamas. more

Aug 24, 2017 6:00 AM Education


Photo by Heather Hayes

On Instagram, Hayes is @mo_homes. She's also the winner of our reader-submitted “Most Beautiful Home” photography contest. more

Aug 24, 2017 6:00 AM Home


Photo courtesy of Renegade STL

CAM winds up its series of bus and walking tours programmed around "Urban Planning: Art and the City 1967–2017," with a look at New Town and Old North. more

Jul 28, 2017 10:17 AM Visual Arts

We're one of his stops on the book tour for "Giant of the Senate." more

Jul 21, 2017 10:30 AM Literature

Rock Steady Boxing helps Parkinson's patients counter the neurodegeneration of their disease. more

Jul 20, 2017 10:03 PM Health