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We won!
The Commonspace won the 2001 Community Initiative Award from East-West Gateway. We'd like to thank the people who wrote letters of support for our nomination (Margie Newman, Eddie Roth and Vince Schoemehl), all the wonderful authors who wrote stories for us this year, the businesses and organizations that support us, and you, dear reader.

Church and State:
By Brian McCown
All We Are Saying...
St. Louis' anti-war community takes it to the street in an effort to get local citizens to think differently about actions the State undertakes on their behalf >>

By Traci Angel
More Than Running
The Spirit of St. Louis Marathon brings out the best in people >>

By Jeremy Davenport
A St. Louis Thing
Star jazz trumpeter Jeremy Davenport still carries with him the most valuable life lesson he ever learned in University City >>

By Kent Shaw
Judging By Their Covers
The first-ever book fair at Taproots School of the Arts celebrates the process, the product, the cover, the content and the book-making community. Oh, and books that spring like frogs. >>

From the Source:
By Cliff Froehlich
World Peace and a Large Popcorn
Sure, it's only the movies, but the cinematic offerings at the St. Louis International Film Festival can do their part to help increase cultural understanding in a confusing world >>

It's All Happening:
By Thomas Crone and Amanda Doyle
November Events: You Gotta Get Out There
Textiles? Twelfth Night? It's all in here... >>

Young Minds:
By Phil Browne
Making Music with M.U.F.F.Y.
Japanese drumming and other musical magic keep kids engaged in their north city neighborhood >>

The Ordinary Eye:
By Walter F. Gunn and Brian H. Marston
South Grand Lost
Combine a roll of film shot in 1976 and digital pictures taken in 2001 and it becomes clear that often what's passed off as progress isn't >>

By Julia Smillie Carey
Mint Juleps in Little Big Town
Doin' it up right in Louisville, from the Colonel's secret spices to more local theater than you can shake a stick at >>

Sights and Sounds:
By Thomas Crone
With Apologies to Jerry Berger...
The best sightems, heardems and didems in town, in our humble opinion >>

Media Shoegaze:
By Buck Collier
Foreign Diplomacy
The editor of the southside Suburban Journals speaks out on why he decided to publish in the Bosnian language, and offers a response to angry, longtime readers >>

A Day's Work:
By Amanda E. Doyle
For Future Reference
Wondering if you can establish that final link to prove you're related to Thomas Jefferson? It wouldn't be the first time around for this reference librarian. >>

From the Editor:
By Brian H. Marston
Activism Requires Activity
If only changing the world were as easy as Buy This! and Click Here! >>


Church and State | Games | Expatriates | Communities | From the Source
It's All Happening | Young Minds | The Ordinary Eye | Elsewhere
Sights and Sounds | Media Shoegaze | A Day's Work | From the Editor

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