John Robinson

Yard Bargains

Columnist John Robinson muses on the lives of classic books, passed from one owner to the next at yard sales. more

Aug 16, 2017 1:29 PM King of the Road by John Robinson


Courtesy Cameron Collins

Cameron Collins's curated collection of the Lost Treasures of St. Louis opens a doorway to the history of the Gateway City. The pages revive memories of yesterday’s St. Louis, with multiple amusement parks, shopping centers, German food and more. more

Aug 3, 2017 1:21 PM Life


Courtesy Larry Campbell and Acclaim Press

In short stories, the reader will meet some of the same people Larry met, from ferryboat operators to the only resident of Virgelle, Montana, who runs a store in one of only two buildings left in town and holds well-known antiques auctions there. more

Jun 7, 2017 5:42 PM Life


Birthday of Harold Bell Wright who wrote The Shepherd of the Hills and 18 other novels. Two were made into movies starring Gary Cooper and John Wayne. He served as a Christian minister in Pierce City and Lebanon, MO. more

May 4, 2017 9:34 AM Missouri History



A Memory in The House of Seven Gables

Columnist John Robinson finds the resolve to push on through a ponderous victorian novel by reflecting on where the book itself came from. more

Apr 14, 2017 1:53 PM King of the Road by John Robinson


Courtesy of Three Room Press

The writing is lively and rewards the thoughtful, deliberate reader. Approach this book with an open mind, a genuine sense of curiosity, and perhaps a compass, and you will be rewarded. more

Apr 11, 2017 1:40 PM Life


Courtesy of Society of Distinguished Ghosts

A Missouri writer captures the tale of Ella Kate, the "Missouri Giantess," and her struggle for self acceptance. more

Mar 30, 2017 12:46 PM The Back Story

Kansas City duo tackles serious subject matter with random acts of mirth. more

Oct 5, 2016 10:29 PM

Downtown St. Louis looks at 250 years in the Gateway City more

Aug 24, 2016 12:00 AM Life

Missourian Gayle Harper traces America’s greatest river from headwaters to the delta. more

Jun 15, 2016 3:41 PM Life

Today, Webster’s and Oxford English dictionaries each contain nearly half a million words, more than double the word count that drove Mark Twain bonkers—a term that probably didn’t exist in his day. more

Mar 9, 2016 3:52 PM King of the Road


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