How We Spent Our Summer

“There are only two types of people in the world, the Irish and those who wish they were.” –Irish proverb Those seemingly random numbers add up to an experience that is in some ways indescribable: HEC-TV’s documentary shoot in northwest Ireland in summer 2016. Five of us were tapped to travel to a rural part of Ireland to videotape an archeological excavation near Lough Cè (Lough is Gaelic for “Lake”). After three years of extensive archeological field survey work, St. Louis University profess

Summer in St. Louis Art: Renovations, Re-openings and the Return of Favorites

Any art lover relishes summertime in St. Louis. Perennial favorites like the Muny, Opera Theatre of St. Louis and the Shakespeare Festival in Forest Park return for new seasons. And this summer marks two major re-openings: A new exhibit building at Laumeier Sculpture Park opens this month and a major renovation at Pulitzer Arts brings even more of today’s best contemporary art to St. Louis. For our new State of the Arts, we take you inside the new exhibit space at the Pulitzer. The building des
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