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Church and State:
By Larry Handlin
Race and the St. Louis Public School Board — A Prequel
For those who think the current school politics are the most sensational times ever, a primer on the board's past dalliances with white supremacy >>

By Kristen Naiman
The Sting of the Jump Rope, the Roar of the Crowd
Our intrepid investigator checks out a Double Dutch class to, quite literally, learn the ropes >>

By Matt Shea
Christmas in Pottersville
What if St. Louis holidays had never happened and Tokyo's version of Christmas were all I knew? >>

By Marijean Jaggers
Improving St. Louis Schools, One Box of Crayons at a Time
You've heard it time and again: the schools have to be better before the community will thrive. So what if kids lack even the most fundamental tools? Meet KidSmart. >>

From the Source:
By Jan O'Leary
Work Gloves, Not White Gloves
Are you among the many who need to rethink their assumptions about The Junior League of St. Louis? >>

It's All Happening:
By Thomas Crone, Amanda E. Doyle, Brian H. Marston and Lynn Josse
Going Out With a Bang
More than 20 suggestions to get you out and about before the end of 2003 >>

Young Minds:
By Dave Drebes
Growing Up Absurd
Catching bright kids at the tipping point between brilliance and dangerous isolation >>

The Ordinary Eye:
Text by Amanda E. Doyle
Photos by Maddie Earnest

Urban Art-ventures on the Edge
Artica — sounds like a foreign land, and in some ways it was ... all along a forgotten piece of our riverfront >>

By Julia Smillie
Scotch Treat
Julia's trip home to Glasgow reveals much has changed about town since her wee lass-hood >>

Sights and Sounds:
By Thomas Crone
Scenes from a Short Month
Around town, on screen and in our minds in November >>

Media Shoegaze:
By Amanda E. Doyle
Workin' It
A new book lets the people of St. Louis tell their own stories of being on the job in the big city >>

A Day's Work:
By Amanda E. Doyle
Eleven Questions with ... David Halen
As the concertmaster for the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, he gets the musicians whipped into shape for every concert — but also gets a sweet parking spot >>

From the Editor:
By Brian H. Marston
Year in Review
2003 was a big year for The Commonspace >>


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