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21 Under 21
Do you know a young person who's making a difference in St. Louis? The Commonspace will be recognizing our city's most dedicated, creative, inspiring and visionary young people with the 21 Under 21 awards. Nominations are due by April 30. For more information, see the contest rules. The winners will be featured in the "Young Minds" section of The Commonspace, and honored at a party in June.

Church and State:
By Amanda E. Doyle
Return of the Prodigal Speechwriter
A conversation with Mark Ribbing — Special Assistant to the Mayor for the Slay administration — on politics, the possibilities of cities and coming home >>

By Brian McCown
Quest for Glory
A new volleyball team steps into the void of professional women's sports in St. Louis >>

By Susan Perabo
Out Here
Author, professor and St. Louis native Susan Perabo polls her students on their knowledge of St. Louis. What she finds surprises her, to say the least. >>

By Jill Hampton
Acting Out
The DisAbility Project challenges audiences to check their assumptions at the door >>

From the Source:
By Simon Strikeback
Ain't I a Woman?
Transsexuals meet in St. Louis to fight for the right to enter a women's summer music festival >>

It's All Happening:
By Thomas Crone and Amanda E. Doyle
March Madness
Looking for something to do in March? Well, here're plenty of options, from female-powered art and music to civics and more >>

Young Minds:
By Jason Wallace Triefenbach
Community and Collaboration
An interview with Jenna Bauer, founder of The South City Open Studio and Gallery for Children >>

The Ordinary Eye:
By Joshua Groboski
Bosnian Businesses Rising
A walk around our contributor's neighborhood leads from South St. Louis to Eastern Europe, all within a few short blocks >>

By Finley Kipp
California Dreaming: West of the Border
Traveling through the West, Finley Kipp charts a new course — some of it found on maps, some found only by happy accident >>

Sights and Sounds:
By Thomas Crone and Amanda E. Doyle
Quiet Storms
St. Louis' Cobalt Blue steps forward from the periphery, with the release of a debut CD; also, marking time on the porch with a new poetry collection, "Lick of Sense" >>

Media Shoegaze:
By Brent Feeney
R.I.P to P.E.P.
One local fan remembers the genius of Pete Parisi and his scandalous "World Wide Magazine" >>

A Day's Work:
By Frank Absher
Radio Glory Years
St. Louis' broadcasting tradition is well-represented on a local website, which has recently debuted a Hall of Fame for the best in the over-the-air business >>

From the Editor:
By Brian H. Marston
Art by Maddie Earnest

The Kids Are Alright
Do you know a young person who's making a difference in St. Louis? Nominate him or her for The Commonspace's 21 Under 21. >>


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