A bronze statue of Christopher Columbus erected in Tower Grove Park in 1886 was taken off its pedestal and removed Tuesday at the direction of the park’s Board of Commissioners, making St. Louis the latest of several U.S. cities to contend with controversial monuments this month amid national protests for racial justice. The statue on Main Drive...

There is a growing push across the country to take down controversial statues, including Christopher Columbus. In some states, statues of the European explorer have been torn down, beheaded, and dumped into the lake. Historical records reveal Columbus forced many natives to be slaves. According to History.com, Columbus treated them with 'extreme vi...

Caroline Williard is a professional seamstress well known for her elegant dresses in fashion shows and pageants across the U.S. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, creating face masks probably wouldn't have crossed her mind and making Italian Tricolore face masks would have most likely been considered a joke. In fact, creative face masks were almost no...

As STL sports fans struggle with the toll the coronavirus pandemic has taken on Cardinals baseball and Blues hockey, St. Louis Alderman Joe Vollmer has tossed another bombshell into the mix: For the first time in 30 years, the Milo's Bocce League will not be starting any time soon, if at all. "We'd postponed the (April) start awhile back, but now w...

The Hill neighborhood in south St. Louis has long been one of the region’s favorite dining destinations — beloved for its Italian American offerings and family traditions. And two local restaurateurs say the district is managing to hang on, even though the pandemic has put a sudden halt to dining out.  Chris Saracino, president of the neighborhood...

Born and raised in Italy, but currently living in the United States, mezzo soprano Benedetta Orsi has earned a global following for her “breathtakingly beautiful voice, full and rich, with remarkable easy power and perfect diction.” Broadway World  La voix de l’amour is Ms. Orsi’s second album, a selection of some of the most celebrated French oper...

The address 48 Maryland Plaza—in the Central West End, the former home of Scape American Bistro—is one of the best parcels of restaurant real estate in the city. Add in the semi-private European courtyard tucked behind the building, and it might be the best. In 2007, following a revitalization of Maryland Plaza, the Koplar family partnered with for...

Mardi Gras season is here, and in the Soulard neighborhood of St. Louis, the celebration of the French holiday is in full swing. But what many Americans don’t realize is the period of festivities before the piety and holiness of Lent is also celebrated by other names and in other ways throughout Europe, particularly in Italy, where the holiday is k...

Looking to satisfy your appetite for Italian fare? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end Italian restaurants around St. Louis, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture when cravings strike. 1. J Devoti Trattoria Topping the list is J Devoti Trattoria. Located at 5100 Daggett Ave. i...

You are cordially invited to ST LOUIS' 3RD ANNUAL CARNEVALE VENEZIANO - the Premier Venetian Masquerade Gala in St Louis . Last year, we brought this timeless Italian tradition to Soulard's eclectic Mad Art Gallery. We're thrilled to do the same on Saturday, February 22, 2020.This year we're proud to feature the art of Evelyn Astegno, and her serie...