The Attempt Is the Important Part

St. Louis band releases a critically acclaimed album and tours the world.


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Simply Pushing Boundaries

Kansas City saxophonist Ernest Melton explains his new album’s dramatic title.


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St. Louis Indie Rockers, Shady Bug, Hone a Signature Sound

Hannah Rainey, songwriter and guitarist in Shady Bug, helps the indie band create its sound.


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This Missouri Illustrator Was Norman Rockwell’s Idol

“You have brought more freshness, charm, and vitality to illustration than any other living illustrator.” Norman Rockwell wrote these words in a letter to graphic illustrator Al…


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The Vaile Mansion is Always a Marvel

There’s no other way to describe the Vaile Mansion during the holiday season. Each year, the Victorian Society—a volunteer group dedicated to the mansion’s preservation—selects a…


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Glasgow: Missouri’s Scrappiest River Town

Driving through the vast open plains of Route 240, you can pass by Glasgow’s western outskirts in seconds. But you shouldn’t. Over the bridge with an impossible-to-ignore view of…


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Missouri’s 10 Prettiest Small Towns

Missouri is defined by its small towns as much as anything else. Between our state’s two great metropolises lies our state’s heart—where tiny towns populate great plains and small…


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Dog Days

Undoubtedly, 1904 was a big year for the hot dog. Its most famous topping, French’s yellow mustard, and the hot dog itself were both exposed to the masses at the World’s Fair in…


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Missouri’s Largest Things

The Show-Me State—where we have to see it to believe it—boasts not one but three giant balls of twine, the world’s largest rocking chair, and a gargantuan goose amongst a host of…


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