Next month, visitors to the Missouri Botanical Garden will be able to view a collaborative photography exhibition that offers a rare glimpse into rural and urban life in China.
Many of you who watched the Super Bowl may have noticed the thought-provoking ad by Nationwide Insurance, in which a young boy imagines all the things he’ll never get to do. There was much discussion about the appropriateness of this commercial. Personally and professionally, I would like to thank Nationwide for creating and running the spot.
Story: It’s been one year since the death of her husband, but the pretty young widow continues to mourn. Her faithful servant tells her that he, too, grieved over the death of his own wife, but that time and life go on and that she should, too.
Harris-Stowe State University has appointed REYNOLDA BROWN as director of admissions, advisement and retention; EMMANUEL LALANDE as dean of student success; TAMMY KIMBROUGH as director of human resources; and JAMES GREEN as director of financial assistance.
Grapeseed opened in the Southhampton neighborhood with little fanfare last year, but has quickly gained a following for its creative dishes, courtesy of Chef Ben Anderson and his crew. Based on our recent visit, that following is well-deserved.
Story: Lucy is a typical, 4-year-old girl. She enjoys playing with her dolls and arranging tea parties for pretend friends, but she’s a little frustrated that she can’t yet read. She’s annoyed, too, when her single mom Sookie shows her two different dresses and asks her which one looks better for a date with a new guy.
Story: In Anton Chekhov’s classic 19th century drama, The Seagull, two of its principal characters are Konstantin Gavrilovich Treplev, an experimental and unknown playwright, and Nina Mikhailovna Zarechnaya, an aspiring young actress.
Story: Samantha is expecting a guest at her apartment, a very special guest. It’s her friend Matt, who once upon a time was her fiancé. Their relationship goes back even further, to childhood when Sam and Matt began a lifelong friendship that their families thought would culminate in marriage.
Story: George and Martha return to their house following a faculty party on their New England campus. He’s an associate professor of history and she is the daughter of the college president. They’ve been married for 23 years, and are most familiar with the rituals of welcoming new faculty and their families to the school.
Story: Ronnie Winslow, a 13-year-old cadet at England’s Osborn Naval Academy, is expelled in 1912 when he is accused and assumed guilty of stealing a small amount of money in the form of a postal order from another cadet. Ronnie strenuously denies the accusation, compelling his father, Arthur Winslow, to defend his son and the family’s honor.
You may remember getting your ‘yearly check-up’ as a child, measuring your growth and making sure you had all your vaccinations. But now that you’re grown up, do you still need to see your doctor every year, especially if you don’t have any obvious health problems?
One trend that we’re happy to see is some of our favorite food trucks establishing sit-down spaces, so we can get all of the deliciousness without having to follow the truck around. One mobile kitchen that put down roots last year is Lulu’s Local Eatery. This uber-green restaurant is all about sustainability: Ninety five percent of its waste is composted, to-go containers are 100-percent compostable, and menu items are completely plant-based and made with much local and organic stuff as possible. And equally important, it’s all pretty delicious.
Story: The Levay family vacations every summer at their retreat on Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts. Like their neighbors, the Levays are a wealthy family, but unlike most of them they also are African-American.
Story: A young American living in Hawaii in 1941 works without passion in his father’s hotel business. While his brother has joined the Navy to serve his country should it become involved in World War II, Peter searches for meaning in his own life.
Story: Boys will be boys, ‘tis said. But when 11-year-old Benjamin hits his playmate Henry with a stick and knocks out two front teeth because Henry won’t allow Benjamin into his ‘club,’ their parents meet at the apartment of Henry’s folks to address the situation as amicable adults.
The strip of Manchester Road that runs through The Grove neighborhood has been undergoing a slow Renaissance. One place that we feel has flown under the radar for a while now is Layla.
The hockey player in our town who likely has the best chance to play in multiple Olympics is not a son of a famous ex-player. Her name is Jincy Dunne, a 5-foot, 6-inch tall 17-year-old from The Fulton School in St. Albans.
Eating out can be tough when you’re seeking healthier fare. To help diners make good choices, the St. Louis Fitness Alliance, an association of health club owners, managers and other industry leaders, issued its list of top 10 healthiest restaurants in St. Louis. Ladue News spoke with Fitness Alliance director Travis Moore about the list, which was compiled with some fund-ing from Rain Crow Ranch.
Old Standard Fried Chicken is the latest concept from restaurateur and chef Ben Poremba. Like the name says, the restaurant specializes in fried chicken, accompanied by a slew of Southern-inspired snacks and sides.
You may want to catch up on the early Oscar favorites--or you may need a break from them with a good car chase or pie fight. In any event, there are lots of options just out on DVD.
Story: What do Holocaust survivor and Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel, director Steven Spielberg, Hall of Fame baseball star Sandy Koufax, actors Kevin Bacon and John Malkovich have in common with Yeshiva University, the Royal Bank of Canada, Bank Austria and the United Jewish Endowment Fund? Tragically, all were victims of financier and convicted felon Bernard Madoff’s infamous Ponzi scheme that bilked his investors out of a staggering $65 billion.
Story: Addison Peddigrew, a man of color, differs from most of his race in rural Kentucky in 1843 in that he is free. Kind of. He’s among roughly 2 percent of the black population in Kentucky at that time who were not considered slaves in the ‘border state’ that had both pro-slavery and anti-slavery constituents. Directly north, however, was the free state of Ohio, to which runaways desired to escape.
Chef and restaurateur Ben Poremba has made quite a name for himself in the local culinary scene in recent years. His places—Elaia & Olia, La Patisserie Choquette and Old Standard Fried Chicken—have brought a wide range of good food and drink to St. Louis. Poremba’s efforts have garnered him plenty of attention locally and beyond, including being named a semi-finalist for the James Beard Best Chef: Midwest award in 2014, and as one of 10 chefs who vied for Food & Wine magazine’s People’s Best New Chef: Midwest title that year, as well.
Twenty years ago, four friends formed a fiduciary wealth management firm out of a lone Clayton office. Today, that firm’s focus on doing right by its clients has helped it grow to seven locations around the nation and $24.7 billion in assets under management.
So, the Golden Globes took place last Sunday. For those not in-the-know, the Golden Globes are the awards that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association sells...er... confers...to outstanding work in film and television.