The Mark Twain Hotel — despite its long and controversial history — is still gorgeous on the outside. Intricate, cream-colored terra-cotta bands wrap three sides of the former luxury hotel, including the entirety of the second floor. Griffins and cherubs stare down at loiterers on the si ... More >>
Week of December 8, 2004
Ever since the city of St. Louis' airport authority wiped out much of Kinloch, the remaining residents have been hoping for a miracle to save the town. Others have been trying to turn a fast buck.
Beej Nierengarten-Smith runs Laumeier Sculpture Park like her personal fiefdom. Despite the damage she's done, powerful allies keep her in charge.