For more than three decades, Eric Vickers has been lighting brushfires, crusading against the racism he sees around him. Now, the civil-rights lawyer and activist finds himself burned.
St. Louis 2004 has spent millions in the name of civic revival, but most of the money has gone to fatten its staff. Too bad they haven't delivered much more than buzz.
Commerce may have thrown a wet blanket on the block party planned for the new federal courthouse by artist Mary Miss
Local Quixote Ed Golterman tilts at civic windmills in his quest to rehabilitate Kiel Opera House
Beej Nierengarten-Smith runs Laumeier Sculpture Park like her personal fiefdom. Despite the damage she's done, powerful allies keep her in charge.
A desperate St. Louis pays top dollar to gamble on a risky convention-center hotel
After years of taking it on the chin, Bob Goeggel struck back at his competitor. Thanks to his accusations of fraud, the state's largest ambulance company is on the operating table and the feds are doing the cutting.
For a few lucky Wash. U. alumni, home is where the art is
Artist Mary Miss' plan for the space next to the new Federal Courthouse is vastly different from the statues and monolithic sculptures of the past. It's public art that actually keeps the public in mind.
Legendary badass Stagger Lee, hailed in song by musicians everywhere, came to fame right here in St. Louis