St. Louis Magazine

St. Louis Magazine

July 2021
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1 min.
what’s on your a-list?

“The Brennan’s ‘cocktails, snacks and sweets’ box or a completely customized box of goodies that can be delivered to you or sent as a gift.” —Kevin A. Roberts, Staff Photographer “It’s hard to pick one, but I’m going to challenge myself to visit at least 10 new A-List restaurants in the next six months.” —Kim Moore, Senior Account Executive “I’ve always wanted to organize a progressive dinner made up of A-List winners. Maybe this is the year.” —George Mahe, Dining Editor We want to hear from you! Share your thoughts, including story ideas, upcoming events, and feedback about this issue, by emailing jmedlin@stlmag.com. We look forward to hearing from you!…

3 min.
from the editor

THERE’S FINALLY REASON to celebrate. As I write this note, The New York Times’ morning newsletter’s top story proclaims, “The pandemic may now be in permanent retreat in the U.S. … Victory over COVID has not yet arrived, but it is growing close. After almost a year and a half of sickness, death, grieving, and isolation, the progress is cause for genuine joy.” It’s hard to describe the sense of relief while reading those sentences. After months of COVID caseloads rising, cresting, and falling—only to build again—it’s too early to completely drop our guard. But with more than 60 percent of U.S. adults having received at least one vaccine shot as of mid-May, there’s certainly a radiant light at the end of a very long tunnel. To recognize some of the advances…

3 min.
lesson plans

THE FIRST TIME SAYER JOHNSON attended a sex education class that he felt was relevant to his body was when he was already 42 years old. Johnson is the executive director and co-founder of the Metro Trans Umbrella Group, an organization dedicated to uniting transgender advocacy groups. In school, Johnson had learned sex ed from his gym teacher. Outside the classroom, the messages he received about trans sex came to him via negative depictions in movies (think: The Crying Game). That continued until he attended the Creating Change Conference and took a class with educators S. Bear Bergman and Tobi Hill-Meyer. “When I finally took a sex ed class that was about my body, it changed everything. It was healing for my sexual life, but it was healing for my soul…

1 min.
quick study

In October 2020, the Kaiser Family Foundation analyzed data in an effort to understand the demographics of members of the transgender community and their experiences in the United States health care system. Here are some of the findings. 1.4 MILLION The estimated number of transgender adults living in the U.S. 1 IN 5 The number of transgender adults who report experiencing a barrier to health care due to cost 10% TRANSGENDER / 5% CISGENDER Transgender adults are more likely to report being in poor health. 38% TRANSGENDER / 19% CISGENDER Transgender adults are more likely to report experiencing lifetime depression. 19% TRANSGENDER / 12% CISGENDER Transgender adults are more likely to report a gap in health insurance in 2017-2018.…

2 min.
hot spots

St. Charles Riverfest JULY 4, 9:20 P.M. 222 S. Riverside, St. Charles FREE discoverstcharles.com This Independence Day bonanza kicks off July 2 and includes three full days of carnival attractions, live music, and food and crafts vendors. Fireworks on the Mississippi River JULY 2, 9 P.M. Lighthouse Park, Grafton FREE graftonilchamber.com Can you imagine a better setting to take in some fireworks than under a (faux, but still) lighthouse and next to the largest American flag on the Mississippi River? Alton Fireworks Spectacular JULY 3, 9:30 P.M. 1 Riverfront Drive, Alton FREE riversandroutes.com There’ll be free live entertainment at the Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater before the display begins but pro tip: Old Bakery Beer craft brewery is located a half mile away and is open until 9 p.m. Proud to Be an American…

3 min.
the mentor effect

There were nights last fall when Art Holliday couldn’t sleep. In those restless hours, the veteran KSDK news anchor was consumed by a big decision. Station management had offered him a promotion to news director, the No. 2 position in the newsroom. Accepting it meant Holliday would have a hand in editorial decisions while serving as a mentor to Channel 5’s reporters and helping with talent recruitment. It would also mean stepping behind the cameras after more than 40 years in front of them. He was torn. “If I wanted to make it about me, I would’ve just kept doing what I was doing,” Holliday says. “But I thought if I made it about the newsroom, we could create a place that attracts new talent, retains the talent we already…