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The View from Stockton House:
By David Laslie and Frederick Medler
The Myths of New Urbanism and Sustainability
Is the new architectural bandwagon all it's cracked up to be? >>

Church and State:
By Amanda E. Doyle
Crunkin' for Christ
Kickin' it at worship with St. Louis' hip-hop generation >>

By Maryanne Dersch
Football Fever
Sure, you may keep Sunday afternoons open, invite some friends over, or even hold season tickets...but no one's more serious than the Ultimate Rams Fan >>

By Kristeen Young
Good News, Bad News
Rock star Kristeen Young became a St. Louisan, paradoxically, after she left St. Louis and the Midwest >>

By Stefene Russell
Fort Gondo's 100 Yards of Chaos
Are you here for the art classes? The battle of the bands? The performance piece? The book signing? The puppet show? Whatever it is, watch out for the dogs. >>

From the Source:
By Maddie Earnest
Adventures on Two Wheels
Tales from Missouri's Katy Trail, from a reluctant rider who found herself convinced by the beauty, the surprising acquaintances made...and the pickled beets >>

It's All Happening:
By Thomas Crone and Amanda E. Doyle
It's the End of the Year as We Know It
And you know we've got recommendations for people singing, artists frolicking, bands rocking, authors reading and even — can your heart stand it? — Divine, vamping >>

Young Minds:
By Jason Wallace Triefenbach
The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over the Lazy Dog
Opening kids' minds to the playground of language at the South City Open Studio and Gallery >>

The Ordinary Eye:
By Bill Boll and Shellee Graham
Making Time at the No-Tell Motel
The Coral Court, St. Louis' original "hot sheets" motel, still looms large in the local collective unconscious, years after its demolition >>

By Dawn Grodsky
Welcome to Washington
Freedom still rings here, but under lockdown >>

Sights and Sounds:
By Thomas Crone and Amanda E. Doyle
Ain't This a City?
In the last month alone: lesbian folk-singer Tupperware ladies, fantastic bands that may — or may not — be a thing of the past, and St. Louis' moment in the "Get Your War On" movement >>

Media Shoegaze:
By Jim Nesbitt
They Shoot Outsiders Here, Don't They?
Ten months after his arrival as editor-in-chief at the Riverfront Times, the Speedloader unloads on what he loathes — and loves — about St. Louis >>

A Day's Work:
By Amanda E. Doyle
Higher Purpose
Marcus Watson wants to sell you a book, sure, but he really wants to engage your mind >>

From the Editor:
By Thomas Crone
Fan of Fanning
The South City school opens its doors for the community — and a few curious alums >>


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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