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2-4-6-8 Who Do We Appreciate?
Thank you to everyone who made it to our reader appreciation party last month. Pizza, prizes and a room full of people who care about St. Louis — who could ask for more?

Church and State:
By Jim Shrewsbury and Lyda Krewson
Presidential Aspirations
The two candidates for President of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen explain their reasons for running >>

By Kevin Carbery
Trivial Pursuits
The Suburban Journals' trivia expert runs down the 101 on why St. Louis is at the center of our nation's trivial heart >>

By Marwan Kanafani
St. Louis by the Bay
Marwan Kanafani found more than music in San Francisco; he found his fellow musicians from back home >>

By Jessica L. Rudy
Brick by Brick
A small new book celebrates the rock-solid foundation beneath some otherwise desolate parts of town >>

From the Source:
By Harper Barnes and Thomas Crone
In Search of David R. Francis
A chance phone call set Harper Barnes on the path of one of St. Louis' most colorful characters, as detailed in a new book >>

It's All Happening:
By Thomas Crone and Amanda E. Doyle
May Days
More than a few events jockey for your attention in the merry month of May >>

Young Minds:
By Amanda E. Doyle
Life Line
For the teen volunteers answering the Kids Under Twenty One crisis line, a slow Friday night isn't necessarily bad >>

The Ordinary Eye:
By Thomas Crone
Picture Imperfect
There's a weird beauty in the demise of the 14th Street Mall, though angels (yes, angels) now look over the North City strip >>

By Angie Dietz
Where is Our Mirror?
Seeking St. Louis through the Missouri History Museum's St. Louis Urban Forum and its speakers from other towns >>

Sights and Sounds:
By Thomas Crone
Miscellaneous Delights
News and notes and recent releases, from zines to sites to discs, with a heavy emphasis on fun pop culture for the summery days of May >>

Media Shoegaze:
By Clark Rowley
Back to Basics
Putting people back into the equation makes technology a great neighborhood tool >>

A Day's Work:
By Amanda E. Doyle
Photos by David Lancaster

They Roll Their Own
At Mama Toscano's on The Hill, it's always time to make the t-ravs >>

From the Editor:
By Brian H. Marston
The Dirty Dozen
Mayor Slay recently announced a list of the city's worst slumlords. Too bad he's not saying who's on it. >>


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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