The Lioness: A conversation with novelist Chris Bohjalian

Chris Bohjalian takes us into the wild in his thrilling new novel, “The Lioness,” a blistering tale of fame, race, love, and death set in Africa and Hollywood.


Science & Technology

Funding for AgriFoodTech Startups in the Arch Grants Competition Supported Through New Partnership

BioGenerator, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, and The Yield Lab partnered with Arch Grants to extend funding opportunities to AgriFoodTech companies.



Spotlight: Europe Flight, Chocolate & Knives

In this week’s episode a delegation of St. Louis business leaders were the first of many to board the inaugural flight from St. Louis to Frankfurt and HEC Media was along to document the frenetic itinerary; BioGenerator, Danforth Plant Science, and Yield Lab have partnered with Arch Grants to attract and keep AgriFoodTech companies in St. Louis; the best selling author who wrote “The Flight Attendant,” now a TV show on HBO Max, has a riveting new thriller; stories you might already know & the art inspiring you to reexamine them thru a different lens; a knife maker making beautiful functional works of art; and how STL’s Honeymoon Chocolates is raising the bar.


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Review of Camelot at the Muny

The Muny’s current production of Camelot uses the small cast version of the show. This edition was created to meet the needs of small theaters, but it works well at the spacious Muny, too.

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Review of The Normal Heart at Stray Dog Theatre

The writing, the acting, the production of The Normal Heart at Stray Dog Theatre thrill with a passionate outcry from the earliest days of the AIDS crisis that still resonates today.


Elizabeth Keckley, Behind the Scenes

Seamstress Elizabeth Keckley went from slavery to the White House to the page. In her memoir, she recounts her story, including many years spent in St. Louis.


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Review of Dear Jack, Dear Louise at the New Jewish Theatre

Dear Jack, Dear Louise is the current offering at the New Jewish Theatre. This brilliant staging is certain to be among the outstanding comedies of the year.

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Review of Every Brilliant Thing at St. Louis Shakespeare

Every Brilliant Thing gives its central character a highly unusual challenge. In St. Louis Shakespeare’s absorbing production, Isaiah DiLorenzo surmounts that challenge with apparent ease that is surely the result of extremely hard work with the director, Donna Northcott. DiLorenzo’s character is making “a list of everything brilliant about the world. Everything worth living for.” […]

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Review of The Member of the Wedding at the Clayton Community Theatre

The Clayton Community Theatre recently produced Carson McCullers’s The Member of the Wedding, a play that ran for almost two years on Broadway in the middle of the twentieth century and made a star of young Julie Harris, who won an Oscar nomination for the film version and has had a long career has one […]