Spotlight: Crime Writer Ace Atkins, Alzheimer’s Research and African American Cooking Traditions

    HEC Media’s Spotlight program airs every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on Channel 11, and showcases St. Louis’ finest contributions to art, education, and culture. In this week’s episode meet author Ace Atkins, learn the story behind the murals along Page blvd, explore the Remnants exhibit at Art St. Louis, discover the link between circadian rhythm and Alzheimer’s disease, and learn what cookbooks reveal about the lives of their authors.

    One on One with Crime Writer Ace Atkins
    Prolific author Robert B. Parker died in 2010 but his iconic Boston private eye, Spenser, lives on in his popular detective series by crime writer, Ace Atkins.

    Beyond the Walls
    Better Family Life in St. Louis with artists Chris Green and Cornell McKay brighten up Page Blvd in north St. Louis with the “Beyond the Walls” mural project.

    Remnants at Art Saint Louis
    Remnants is the newest exhibit at Art Saint Louis. This all media exhibition features works that are comprised of remnants of other materials or past works.

    Discovery of a Link Between Circadian Rhythm and Alzheimer’s May Offer a New Target for Treatment
    Washington University School of Medicine researchers discover a circadian clock gene, Chi3l1, encodes the protein YKL-40, a biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease.

    Recipes for Respect: African American Meals and Meanings
    African American cooking is rich in traditions beyond today’s soul food. Enslaved and free black cooks earned respect as fine chefs and cookbook authors.