Exploring Jane Smiley’s St. Louis in Lucky

St. Louis-born author Jane Smiley has won a Pulitzer and published more than 25 books, but she has never set a book…

By Jessica Rogen

John Burroughs School
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All the People We Saw Enjoying Downtown St. Louis at City Social

Hundreds of St. Louisans gathered on Washington Avenue Friday night for the annual City Social. The massive summer block party featured local…

By Zachary Linhares

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The Most Famous Person from Every St. Louis High School

For every high school in St. Louis — and lord knows there are a zillion high schools in St. Louis — there…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Clayton High School 
Andy Cohen 
Bravo boss Andy Cohen graduated from Clayton High School way back in 1986, and we can’t wait for the coming-of-age TV show he’s working on depicting his teenage years. Cohen has said he got in a lot of trouble in high school for (what else?) talking too much — and even got kicked off the water polo team for it.
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The 75 Most Exciting Restaurants in St. Louis Right Now, According to Sauce

"What's your favorite restaurant in St. Louis?" It’s the question you ask us at Sauce Magazine the most: when we’re out for…

By Sauce Magazine

Menya Rui owner Steven Pursley
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This Soulard Townhouse Has a Rooftop Deck With a Killer View

Anyone who loves fireworks might want to take a close look at the townhouse now for sale at 2518 South 12th Street.…

By Sarah Fenske

The house at 2518 South 12th Street offers incredible views of the Gateway Arch, and more.
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Cicadas Are Here in St. Louis, and Here's What You Need to Know

The cicada invasion is in full swing across the St. Louis region. Billions of cicadas are emerging from the ground — up…

By Zachary Linhares

Cicadas sit atop of the leaves on a hydrangea plant on Thursday, May 9, 2024, in Chesterfield.
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Weed Lovers Came to Cherokee Street for the Second Saturday Social

St. Louis cannabis enthusiasts gathered on Cherokee Street over the weekend for the Second Saturday Social hosted by STL Canna Community. Hosted…

By Zachary Linhares

Weed Lovers Came to Cherokee Street for the Second Saturday Social
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See How the Northern Lights Lit Up St. Charles on Saturday

The St. Louis region was treated to a rare sighting of the Northern Lights after an extreme solar storm sent energy, light…

By Zachary Linhares

Farmlands in St. Charles County on May 11, 2024 at 11:38 p.m.
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These Hot and Rising Stars Are All From St. Louis

St. Louis has brought us toasted ravioli and the Arch, but it’s also brought us some talented individuals who are on their…

By Paula Tredway

Before becoming a four-time-Grammy artist, SZA, who was the first female artist signed with the venerable Top Dawg Entertainment, was born in St. Louis, but grew up in Maplewood — Maplewood, New Jersey, that is. But the R&B star has always repped the Lou, recently telling the crowd at Enterprise Center, “This means more to me than Madison Square Garden. It means more to me than Barclay’s. It means more to me than any other city.” Her fame began as she caught buzz over her EPs See.SZA.Run and S before exploding into the mainstream with her debut full-length, 2017's Ctrl. This year, SZA won a grammy for Best R&B Song for her song “Snooze,” Best Progressive R&B Album for SOS and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Ghost In The Machine.”
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City Museum's New Talking Heads Watch Over Its Roof

City Museum unveiled a new art installation this week in its outdoor MonstroCity section. Talking Heads offers two heads roughly ten feet…

By Zachary Linhares

The two heads in Talking Heads use LED lights to communicate with each other.
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Tiny Chef Melanie Hye Jin Meyer's 14 Favorite St. Louis Restaurants

It’s a rollicking ride through Melanie Hye Jin Meyer’s list of favorite restaurants. Like the flavors at her micro-eatery Tiny Chef (located…

By Alexa Beattie

Melanie Hye Jin Meyer, chef-owner of Tiny Chef in the Silver Ballroom
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Chilanguita Adds Some Mexico City Spice to Lindenwood Park

Chilanguita Mexican Kitchen (6997 Chippewa Street, 314-833-3055) opened in Lindenwood Park early last summer, bringing with it the flavors of Mexico City,…

By Jessica Rogen

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Here's the Cool Stuff Citygarden Is Giving Away to Celebrate Its Expansion

Perhaps you've heard Citygarden is expanding? Everyone's favorite climbable downtown sculpture garden is gaining three new and two returning sculptures, which you've…

By Sarah Fenske

Workers lift a key piece of a new sculpture, White Ghost, in place at Citygarden.
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Haunting Photos From Inside St. Louis' Long-Abandoned Eliot School

For more than 100 years, Eliot School hummed with the activity of children learning. It was a hub for St. Louis' Fairground…

By Sarah Fenske

Vacant for 20 years, the Eliot School is located in St. Louis' Hyde Park neighborhood.
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Now Wash U Really Doesn't Want You to See What They're Up To

Last Friday, Washington University responded to the turmoil roiling its campus on the edge of St. Louis by erecting a barrier. As…

By Sarah Fenske

Students walk past workers installing a green tarp along the metal fence that surrounds Wash U’s Danforth Campus on Monday, May 6, 2024.
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Walnut Park East’s Hood Day Brought the Party to O-Block

Hundreds of residents of St. Louis' Walnut Park East neighborhood shut down the intersection of Thekla and Oriole avenues on Saturday to…

By Zachary Linhares

Walnut Park East residents celebrate their Hood Day on Saturday, May 4, 2024.
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Westport Social Was the Place to Be for Derby Day

The RFT and Westport Social threw a party Saturday to celebrate the fastest two minutes in sports — and St. Louis turned…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Westport Social Was the Place to Be for Derby Day
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Even the Rain Couldn't Stop Cherokee Street's Cinco de Mayo Party

Cinco de Mayo got started a little early on Cherokee Street this year, as the south St. Louis district celebrated the Mexican…

By Sana'a Abou Antoun

Even the Rain Couldn't Stop Cherokee Street's Cinco de Mayo Party
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Where to Find the Best Mexican Food in the St. Louis Area

From savory street tacos to sizzling fajitas to succulent slow-cooked birria and more, the St. Louis area has many options when it…

By Riverfront Times

Taqueria Durango
(10238 Page Avenue, Overland; 314-429-1113)
There was a major fire at Taqueria Durango in early 2020 but somehow the eatery came back even better than ever. Loyal customers rallied around the legendary Page Avenue spot and gave the owners strength to rebuild and thrive. Stop in to try their celebrated al pastor (marinated pork), asada (steak), lengua (tongue), tripas (tripe) and barbacoa (shredded beef) tacos.
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The 50 Best Things About St. Louis, Ranked

Any good St. Louisan can recite a bunch of good things about St. Louis, from the free zoo to the fact that…

By Riverfront Times Staff

50. Our baseball tradition is second to none
It sometimes shocks people from lesser cities to visit Busch Stadium, because people here actually watch the game. That’s no easy feat these days with the team’s pitiful performance of late — but it’s all in a day’s work for the best fans in baseball. It sure is a shame we can’t rank the team higher at present in good conscience, though.
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Hundreds of Protestors Take to the Streets In and Around Saint Louis University

For the second time in less than a week, hundreds of Pro-Palestine protestors gathered at a St. Louis-area university to demand it…

By Kallie Cox

Pro-Palestinian protestors fill the campus of Saint Louis University on May 1, 2024.
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Olive + Oak​ Chef Jesse Mendica Risk's 8 Favorite St. Louis Restaurants

Jesse Mendica Risk, executive chef at Olive + Oak, loves eating out, but as a chef married to another chef (Clover and…

By Sauce Magazine

Jesse Mendica Risk, Chef at Olive + Oak in Webster Groves
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This Central West End Mansion Is Huge and Gorgeous

When an Irish immigrant named Andrew Sproule had a mansion built on Lindell Boulevard, he was in step with the times. "Originally,…

By Sarah Fenske

The mansion at 5157 Lindell was completed in 1899.
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Wash U Crackdown on Pro-Palestine Protest Results in 80+ Arrests [PHOTOS]

Yesterday's sizable pro-Palestine protest at Washington University in St. Louis was swiftly met with orders to disperse — and as day turned…

By Riverfront Times Staff

Wash U Crackdown on Pro-Palestine Protest Results in 80+ Arrests [PHOTOS]
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A Wannabe Hustler’s Guide to St. Louis’ Best Pool Tables

Whether you know it as pool, billiards, 8-ball or our personal favorite, snooker, the game of hitting numbered, colorful balls around on…

By Paula Tredway

Maplewood’s Irish bar Foley’s (3522 Greenwood Boulevard, Maplewood) is the perfect place for good old friendly competition between neighbors. Foley’s is home to two tables, which cost $1 to play, and sees an in-house league on Mondays and other leagues on Wednesday and Thursday, so the expertise level here varies. Oh, and smoking is permitted, so do with that what you will. Foley’s open from 10 a.m. to 1:30 Monday through Friday, 12 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Saturday and 12 p.m. to midnight Sunday.
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The 14 Most North County Things About North County

To know north county is to love north county, that weird and wonderful playground of dive bars, airplanes and a touch more…

By Daniel Hill

Being Mad That Bigfoot Is Gone
The pride of north county, the world's first monster truck for decades sat outside of owner Bob Chandler's Ferguson- and then Hazelwood-based automotive shop before heading west in 2015 to its current home in Pacific. North countians still haven't gotten over it, and the attendant rage is enough to make one want to crush a car.
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At Citypark, It’s Goodbye Old Sod, Hello New

St. Louis City SC replaced its nearly two-year-old field this week. Director of Stadium Grounds Josh McPherson says that the three-week gap…

By Zachary Linhares

Gerardo Hernandez, left, and Austin Novak load up a tractor with old sod.
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Steve’s Hot Dogs Founder Steve Ewing’s 10 Favorite St. Louis Restaurants

When Steve Ewing, the founder and co-owner of Steve’s Hot Dogs and Steve’s Meltdown, talks about cake, he sounds like he’s talking…

By Alexa Beattie

The massive four-patty The Captain burger at Mac's Local Eats in St. Louis
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An Open Letter to Robert Redford on Why Sundance Should Move to St. Louis

Dear Robert Redford, I recently read that you are looking to move your much beloved Sundance Film Festival to a new city.…

By Collin Preciado

1. Because I want you to. I could have filled the lead-off reason with a less self-serving argument, but the truth is this is why I wrote the whole article. I’ve always wanted to go to Sundance and moving it here would make that a really attainable goal for me.
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The Dude Abided at Stoner Cinema's Big Lebowski Costume Contest

Nobody was being un-dude at the Factory in Chesterfield on Sunday, April 21. Fans of The Big Lebowski capped off the hazy…

By Zachary Linhares

The Dude Abided at Stoner Cinema's Big Lebowski Costume Contest
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Everyone We Saw at the Loop 420 Street Festival

The streets of the Delmar Loop closed to motorists on Saturday to allow St. Louisans to do what they do every day:…

By Zachary Linhares

Everyone We Saw at the Loop 420 Street Festival
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St. Louis' Earth Day Festival Brought Crowds to Forest Park

Earthday 365 hosted St. Louis' annual Earth Day Festival in Forest Park on Saturday, April 20, and Sunday, April 21, as thousands…

By Zachary Linhares

Earth Day
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