Sarah Fenske, Riverfront Times

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Riverfront Times

St. Louis, MO, United States

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Past articles by Sarah:

Twisted Ranch Will Move to CWE's Bar Louie Space

The 7-year-old ranch-dressing-themed restaurant will close its Soulard location → Read More

Mayor Jones sees guidance from ARPA survey — and opportunity for change

Mayor Tishaura Jones discusses the results of the city’s ARPA survey — and her plans for true reform at City Hall — on "St. Louis on the Air." → Read More

Gabe Montesanti learned to ‘Brace for Impact’ — and found life in the roller derby arena

St. Louis author Gabe Montesanti details in her new memoir how roller derby helped her come to terms with the trauma of her childhood and find a new way to live. → Read More

Friday: 2 operas make world premieres in St. Louis this summer

Opera Theatre of St. Louis debuts ‘Harvey Milk,’ ‘Awakenings’ → Read More

For Arundhati Roy, the St. Louis Literary Award allowed her to see the river of her childhood dreams

St. Louis University honors Arundhati Roy at the Sheldon Concert Hall on Thursday. → Read More

How 2 Metro East teachers use infographics to explain American history

Teachers PJ and Jamie Creek put their classroom knowledge to work creating posters, and now authoring a book, about American history. → Read More

COCA’s ‘Big Machine’ tells the true story of a toxic workplace — with song and dance

Writer Colin Healy’s “Big Machine” was inspired by the deadly events at a Standard Oil factory in Baywater, New Jersey, in 1924. → Read More

St. Louis celebrates ‘Let There Be Theatre Day’ with no director, no set and one very confused actor

At exactly 2 p.m. around the world, theater lovers will take part in a production of “White Rabbit, Red Rabbit.” → Read More

Attorney blasts St. Louis’ appeal on behalf of cops engaged in 2017 ‘kettling’ arrests

Javad Khazaeli represents a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel swept up in the mass arrests that followed the St. Louis Police “kettling” protesters in downtown St. Louis in 2017. → Read More

In ‘That’s What She Said,’ 10 St. Louis women take the mic

Jenny Pratt’s one-night-only show will feature 10 St. Louis women telling true stories at the Sheldon. → Read More

‘Privacy is not dead, but it is under threat,’ says Wash U’s Neil Richards

Washington University law professor Neil Richards is a leading expert on privacy. → Read More

A Quincy judge was under fire for reversing his sentence. Then he took it out on the prosecutor

Litigation over mask mandates for schools and the fallout from a sexual assault case in Quincy were topics on St. Louis on the Air’s Legal Roundtable. → Read More

Thursday: St. Louis physicians’ discovery could be the key to treating long-haul COVID

Mast cell activation syndrome provides important clues for the treatment of long COVID-19, says Dr. Leonard Weinstein of Missouri Baptist Medical Center. → Read More

What happened to Tonka? Missouri chimp at center of court battle is missing — or dead

Tonka’s owner, a Missouri woman named Tonia Haddix, says he is dead. PETA doesn’t buy it. → Read More

For SLU prof Rachel Greenwald Smith, compromise is not a virtue

Rachel Greenwald Smith’s book of essays “On Compromise: Art, Politics, and the Fate of an American Ideal” may leave you deeply discomfited. It may also elucidate everything that’s wrong with politics and art in 2022. → Read More

Al Watkins on fighting for the ‘QAnon Shaman’: ‘There’s method behind the madness’

Jacob Chansley received a 41-month prison sentence for his role in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. He’s now appealing the sentence. → Read More

SLU prof’s invention makes masked singing a snap

VocalEase preserves perfect acoustics even when protecting wearers from airborne germs. → Read More

St. Louis got $500M from Kroenke and the NFL. Now what?

The Rams settlement represents a windfall with few restrictions. Ben Frederickson shared a few ideas for how to spend it. → Read More

In ‘Profit and Punishment,’ Tony Messenger exposes how the justice system traps poor people

St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Tony Messenger's new book explores how county and municipal courts exploit people, creating a cycle that dooms poor people to mountains of debt and frequent jail stays. → Read More

St. Louisans facing tax foreclosure would see relief via new fund

The St. Louis Real Estate Tax Assistance Fund aims to intervene before properties go up for a tax sale, preventing St. Louis residents from losing their homes to foreclosure. → Read More