Springfield’s C-Street: ‘It just reels you in’

Stand at the east end, and you’ll see a chocolate factory next door to a 125-year-old family-owned hardware store, both facing railroad tracks laid more than 150 years ago. At the west end a half-mile away, there’s a craft brewery on one side of the street—and a boxing gym, tattoo shop, vintage boutique, mountain bike service shop, and pub on the other.


A Closer Look

Her face practically fills the frame. You can see every freckle—and the determination in her eyes. She’s Abby, a twenty-two-year-old with Down syndrome who wishes servers wouldn’t offer her a kid’s menu. She’s a homecoming queen working at her old high school and dreaming of going to college and getting married.


The Gentle German Artist

Should you be so lucky as to meet Neil Heimsoth at his studio in Cole Camp or at one of the events hosted there, especially one showcasing the town’s German heritage, you may notice he is always smiling and telling a joke.


Missouri’s Fashion History: Now On Display

A new exhibit featuring the 200-plus year evolution of Missouri style and the important role of its apparel industry is on display at the State Historical Society of Missouri Art Gallery now through the end of June in Columbia, Mo.


Meet the Artist And His Legacy Landscapes

Byron Smith’s family has lived in Boone County near Columbia for generations, and his landscapes express not only the beauty of the local architecture and countryside, but also the artist’s strong ancestral connections.


Missouri Artist: Cutting Both Ways

You may not know the name, Fred Geary, but this Carroll County artist was a nationally important graphic designer in the first half of the twentieth century. He created an impressive body of fine-art woodcuts and wood engravings that are found in museums and libraries across the United States. 


City Scout: St. Louis

February in St. Louis: Indie bookstore opens, SLAM reopens, Mardi Gras time, and Steinberg Ice Rink's final weeks for skating.


The Soul of Jazz exhibit at the American Jazz Museum.

City Scout: Kansas City

Missouri Life magazine presents City Scout: Kansas City, a recap of events and great eats in the K.C. area. This month: Mexican treats, German beers, an animated tour through jazz history, and more.


City Scout: St. Louis

St. Louisans may not have visions of sugar-plums dancing in their heads this Christmas and New Year's season. Instead, dreams will be filled with artisan toasted ravioli.