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The Missouri Coalition for the Environment (MCE) was founded in 1969 as the St. Louis region’s first independent grassroots organization created to address ecological policy issues. Now in 2019, the group is celebrating 50 years of pro-environment activism.

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Holy cow! Jiminy Cricket! Sarah Schlafly of Des Peres wants us to kick the red meat burger habit in favor of incorporating a little more cricket into our daily diet. She is issuing a “Cricket Challenge” in the Gateway City.

For 15 years, University City High School theater teacher Catherine Hopkins dreamed of seizing a specific suggestion from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare: to “Learn, good soul.”

Eight-year-old Jurnee Thompson was shot and killed on Friday, Aug. 23, after fighting broke out at a Soldan High School football game. Sentonio Cox, 15, was found shot in the Carondolet neighborhood on the morning of Aug. 25. Xavier Usanga, 7, would have started second grade on Tuesday, Aug.…

After 20 years as artistic director at Cinema St. Louis and a lifetime of film appreciation, Chris Clark has seen it all. Seriously. Overseeing five film festivals, Clark and his team are tasked with fishing out the blockbusters from thousands of submissions every year.