2019, the Year in Pictures from photographer Robert Cohen of the Post-Dispatch.
I apologize. I loathe writing these introductions for our year-end best photos section. I never really know what to say that doesn’t feel forced or trite. So I’ll try to keep it short.
The doors of the Cathedral Basilica had just opened, and the funeral procession was imminent. In the middle of the somber moment, I was frantically searching for Gloria, a leasing manager who had kindly offered to let me photograph from a nearby apartment for an overhead view. But with the c…
One of the best aspects of being a newspaper photographer is the variety that can come with each workday.
Early in the year, an experienced and venerable former colleague of mine said it simply with the utmost clarity: “It’s just practice.”
From a slain officer's funeral to the government shutdown, a gardening teacher and Grafton, a collection of the best photographs by staff photojournalist Cristina M. Fletes of the Post-Dispatch.
From the Stanley Cup championship to a firefighter saving lives, a collection of the best photographs by chief photographer J.B. Forbes of the Post-Dispatch, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Most memorable story of 2019 for Blues beat writer Jim Thomas was Jordan Binnington's rise from obscurity to national sensation.
Favorite story to cover was also most popular with readers.
Tom Timmermann wrote both Blues win and Blues lose stories the night before Game 7, knowing one would be adapted and shared with hockey fans worldwide.
As 2019 draws to a close, our reporters reflect on the top or most memorable stories they covered this year. Today, Jeremy Kohler reflects on the scandal in St. Louis County government.
The word "data" alone can make readers go to sleep. It's my job to make the numbers digestible – and easy to read, too.
The features beat takes reporter Valerie Schremp Hahn behind the scenes at all the cool places — the zoo, the botanical garden, the observation wheel and the new aquarium.
Most memorable story of 2019 for columnist Ben Frederickson was helping break the news of MLS4TheLou securing an expansion team.
Based on how the regular season had played out — SLU was the No. 6 seed — Durando figured he'd be back well before a Monday college visit. He ended up cutting it close.
Covering the Blues' Stanley Cup run in 2019 was the top story of the year - and of his 40-year sportswriting career.
Life on the general assignment beat for the Post-Dispatch is like the sampler platter of news — you get it all.
David Nicklaus recalls his favorite and best-read columns of 2019
In the overlap between Cardinals baseball and comic books, there are good people who take risks and antagonists who do whatever it may take to win.
A reporter wanted to write about companies that wanted to open medical marijuana businesses in Missouri. The state said no, so the newspaper sued.
Hall of Fame baseball writer for the Post-Dispatch now looks forward to Simba's Cooperstown induction ceremony in the summer of 2020.
Post-Dispatch photographers capture tens of thousands of images every year. See their best work from 2018.
Photos from all over the St. Louis region take center stage.
The best of 2019
A top elected official heads to prison. An ambitious plan to merge the city and county goes down in flames as does an effort to turn the airport over to a private operator. Gun violence continues unchecked, claiming the lives of more than 20 children.
In this most divided of times — left vs. right, city vs. county, regular recipe vs. extra-crispy — the St. Louis region learned this year that a single event could bring the entire area together to celebrate a moment of greatness and glory.
There were stumbles, to be sure. Still, the economy was booming. Unemployment was down. Job counts grew. And, all year long, high-tech startups — the Christmas candy for local economies — kept popping up, making announcements, and declaring their openings, here in St. Louis.
We take a look back at decade's top stories: Disgraced governors, Ballpark Village, Michael Brown and more.
Simply: 2019 was a terrific year for St. Louis restaurants, from boundary-pushing tasting menus to everyday fast-casual meals.
Restaurant critic Ian Froeb points out some of the restaurants that closed this year that he will especially miss.
Every week, we feature an area home to showcase, usually because of its great style, but sometimes, just being quirky earns it the distinction. Here are the 12 most popular "at homes" of 2019, based on website traffic.
Here's a look at the top 10 moments from the past decade of Cardinals baseball, as selected by Hall of Fame baseball writer Rick Hummel.
The Blues decade in review shapes up like this: 2018-19 and then everything else.
Kevin C. Johnson and Daniel Durchholz pick the top 10 concerts they went to in St. Louis in 2019.
Dan Martin's postcards grace Saturday's editorial page. Here's a glimpse of the best from 2019.
Abortion, gun control and election reform rocked Missouri in 2019. When voters hoped for leadership in Jefferson City, they found it lacking.