Jane Henderson, Southern Illinoisan

Jane Henderson

Southern Illinoisan

Saint Louis, MO, United States

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Past articles by Jane:

School librarians in Missouri pull books as new law allows charges for 'explicit' material

A parent group in St. Charles County has posted links to file police reports against school employees. → Read More

St. Louis Art Museum exhibition gives a wider view of impressionism

Impressionism isn't all large paintings of waterlilies or dappled skies and gardens. → Read More

St. Louis Art Museum exhibition gives a wider view of impressionism

Impressionism isn't all large paintings of waterlilies or dappled skies and gardens. → Read More

'God of Small Things' author Arundhati Roy will accept St. Louis Literary Award in spring

Writer will be at Sheldon Concert Hall in April. → Read More

Anyone can be an artist at popular 'paint and sip' parties

Fast-growing art events are spreading to other countries → Read More

When bodysnatching came to 1840s St. Louis

Stories about medical college founder Joseph Nash McDowell fills new book → Read More

Three best reasons to read 'Sweetie Pie's Cookbook'

Robbie Montgomery's 'soulful Southern recipes' go on sale Tuesday → Read More

Painful essay about St. Louis by son of famous children's authors

Fred McKissack Jr. writes about "ghosts" that haunt him. → Read More

Man who fought to keep furniture factory in U.S. to sign books at Rothman

John Bassett's company is one of the last domestic bedroom-furniture makers left. → Read More

Book events for the week of Jan. 11

SUNDAY Nancy S. Carver • Author discusses “Making Tracks: The Untold Story of Horse Racing in St. Louis” at 2:30 p.m. at the Missouri History Museum, 5700 Lindell Boulevard, Forest Park. Free. 314-746-4599. TUESDAY Priya Parmar • Novelist discusses “Vanessa and Her Sister” at 7 p.m. at Left Bank Books, 399 North Euclid Avenue. Free. 314-367-6731. WEDNESDAY Marge O’Gorman • Co-editor and… → Read More

STL aldermen appoint Michael Castro city's first poet laureate

His term begins Jan. 1. → Read More

Michael Castro nominated as St. Louis' first poet laureate

Board of Aldermen to vote on nominee Friday. → Read More

Our picks for the best books of 2014

From native sons to world history, Post-Dispatch reviewers choose favorite reads. → Read More

Ferguson library stays open, attracts over $175,000 in grassroot support

Neil Gaiman and other authors have tweeted their support. → Read More

St. Louis County Library offers Kindles, gift cards for winter reading club

Summer reading clubs are popular as a way to help keep kids from falling behind when they are out of school. → Read More

With supermarket strays and superhero squirrels, Kate DiCamillo connects with kids

Author will be in St. Louis Oct. 25 to talk about her love of books. → Read More

UMSL professor reaches out to quarantined students in Liberia

Long-term Ebola risk may be Liberia's already low literacy rate. → Read More

Another book, another challenge for novelist Jane Smiley

Her 'Some Luck' begins a 100-year epic. → Read More

County library speeds up master plan, breaks ground today on new branch

"The quicker we go, the better the return," director Kristen Sorth says. → Read More

Book lovers: fine day to learn about Brits, nukes, Freud, Iraq

What's a reader to do? Today there are almost too many options for book lovers: → Read More