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Church and State:
By Amanda E. Doyle
What if God Was One of Us?
The ministry at Genesis House Coffeehouse is diverse, messy and undeniably beautiful, just like the city it seeks to serve >>

By Kent Shaw
Sweat, Hard Work and a Lot of Spandex
The promise of America is fulfilled, in a strange way, when good and evil slug it out with metal chairs at the South Broadway Athletic Club >>

By Chris King
Art Dog #40: The Eclectic Mobster
Exiled St. Louisan Chris King takes any chance he can get to make like "The Sopranos" at his favorite restaurant — a Vietnamese sandwich shop in South City >>

By Jerry Faust
Sacred Washington Avenue
Amid the worldly hubbub of construction crews and club kids, one new resident finds the spirit of his neighborhood >>

From the Source:
By Ed Golterman
Killing Kiel: How Not to Bring Back a Downtown
Ed Golterman, a.k.a. Kiel Man, explains his campaign to revive the bygone glory of the opera house on Market Street >>

It's All Happening:
By Thomas Crone and Amanda E. Doyle
February Fun
It might be the shortest month, but there's no lack of activity taking place in February, from music to civic lectures, from art openings to some super hot dogs >>

Young Minds:
By Stephen Warmack
Fancy Ass Cars and Diversity
Thoughts on what America is all about, from a student at the Black Ink community center >>

The Ordinary Eye:
By Scott Lokitz and Brian H. Marston
The Urge is Gone
Fans who wish they could see St. Louis' most beloved band just one more time will have to settle for these pictures from their third-to-last show >>

By Athima Chansanchai
See More in B-more
How could a cat like John Waters come from a place called "Charm City?" Just one of the many delightful paradoxes of Baltimore... >>

Sights and Sounds:
By Thomas Crone
A Little Light (Okay, Heavy) Reading
Two books — one old, "Catfish and Crystal," one new, "The City in Mind" — work together in reflecting some unique light on the St. Louis "urban condition" >>

Media Shoegaze:
By Gianni Gardiner
Whats Up Magazine Hits the Streets
A new publication distributed by homeless St. Louisans aims to comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable >>

A Day's Work:
By Patrick Landewe
Coffee, Conversation and Commerce
Utopia's socially sound "fair trade" coffee stand is a source of talk — and warmth — in the halls of Soulard Market on Saturday mornings >>

From the Editor:
By Amanda E. Doyle
Business (Journal) As Usual
In the "progress as promised" world of the St. Louis Business Journal, fairness in reporting is an unfortunate casualty >>


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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