Pumpkin Soup with Cinnamon Croutons!

You will want to make extra cinnamon croutons when you make this soup. They are great little snacks while the soup is cooking. The creamy pumpkin is accented with a bit of maple syrup and honey for the perfect sweetness.


Beetle Bailey Inspires Soldier for a Day

Our writer became a soldier for a day at an event at Fort Leonard Wood, one of the models for Beetle Bailey’s Camp Swampy. Then cartoonist Mort Walker gave us an original illustration to accompany the story.


What’s Not to Lake About This Expo?

Missourians love lake living. Whether it’s Lake of the Ozarks, Table Rock, Mark Twain, Taneycomo, or a less big body of water, our state has some stunners. But how can you make the most of lake life? A giant show’s ready to show you!


Musical Genre Informs Art Exhibition

Meet a painter whose work captures a pivotal period in London's trend-setting music scene. He highlights issues about cultural assimilation faced by many Caribbean immigrants.


Sustainable Chocolates in Time for Valentine’s Day

This guy’s birthday gift was a winner. He married the girl and started a thriving business. Honeymoon Chocolates crafts sweet treats that benefit people, pollinators, and the planet—and just in time to impress your own Valentine!


Kick Up Your Heels at MO Country Fest

If you like your music tinged with a country twang, you’ll want to boot-scoot boogie your way to MO Country Fest on Saturday, January 14. Some of our states' most promising country crooners will be pickin’ anda grinnin’ at one venue.


Official Seal of Missouri was Adopted

On January 11, 1822, a bill was adopted to create the official Seal of the State of Missouri.  


The Miracle of Missouri’s State Grape

The Norton grape being designated as Missouri’s grape flies in the face of its history and origin. Our wine columnist Doug Frost explores this robust wine and guides us to the wineries with the best Nortons, often called Cynthiana.


A St. Louis Death and the Search for Truth

Journalist Ben Westhoff mentored a young Black man through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. When the young man is killed, after sinking into drug abuse and being armed almost all the time, Ben searches for the killer.


Serving Up Sober January Fun

After the holidays, many people decide to abstain from alcohol in favor of a sober January. If you decided that this post-partying approach was for you, learn about a weekend that eschews the booze but not the fun.