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 Photos from the 21 Under 21 award ceremony and party 

Church and State:
By Amanda E. Doyle
All God's Children Get the Blues
Honoring the music of broken hearts and busted dreams at Union Avenue Christian Church's weekly "Rhythm and Roots" service >>

By Greg Rohde
Hands Four
Hit the floor for a contra dance, the amusement park ride dancers make for themselves >>

By Linda Feller
Home, Sweet Place-of-Current-Residence
A hasty move to Washington, D.C., leaves a St Louis transplant searching for a house, a job and fingerling potatoes >>

By Jerome Gaynor
The St. Louis Punk Community: Virtual or Real?
The blossoming of an online punk presence actually strengthens the "real" relationships among fans, from kids exiled to suburbia to band members rocking out all over the bi-state area >>

From the Source:
By Eric Hall with Thomas Crone
Adventures in Sound
Eric Hall's at the center of the St. Louis improvisational music scene, with collaborators galore >>

It's All Happening:
By Thomas Crone and Amanda E. Doyle
June Jumps
Read early and read often: our June events start big on the 1st and don't quit until the sweet, thirst-quenching end >>

Young Minds:
By Amanda E. Doyle
21 Under 21 Award Winners
21? Well, not quite — but we were blown away by these sweet seventeen... >>

The Ordinary Eye:
By Patrick and Teresa Hurley
Signs of the Time
Armed with a digital camera, the Hurleys set out on a quest to save quirky advertisements from the onslaught of the banal >>

By Eddie Roth
Black and White and Nowhere Read
Our man in Dayton, Ohio, has experienced certainty exactly once in his new journalistic career >>

Sights and Sounds:
By Thomas Crone and Amanda Doyle
Gods of All Media
We weed through the good, the bad and the ugly to recommend stuff — from CDs to web sites — you should hear, read and buy >>

Media Shoegaze:
By Paul Guzzardo
Videos by Alan Brunettin

Media Arts Alliance
A short history and a drawn out obituary for a pioneering new media experiment >>

A Day's Work:
By David Simon
Music as the Muse
For the Ambassadors' David Simon, music culture in St. Louis is more organic, supportive and communal than ever, and beats New York any day >>

From the Editor:
By Amanda E. Doyle
Porch-Sitting Season
From budding romances to furious fights, drama unfolds before your very own St. Louis porch perch >>


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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