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Church and State:
By Tim Woodcock
At Home with the Strong, Silent Types
Get prepared to get quiet — silent waiting, at the heart of Quakerism, is a wellspring for questions, answers and renewed faith >>

By Maryanne Dersch
Chicken Wire, Tissue Paper and Beer
How to build a Mardi Gras float in ten easy steps >>

By Holly Iglesias
Eating the Past
My own history is inextricably linked with Cuban coffee, and toasted ravioli, and the flavors and smells of the 1904 World's Fair >>

By Amanda E. Doyle
Parceling Out Pieces of Peace
From St. Louis classrooms to the global community, an innovative art project sends out seeds of peace to the winds, hoping a harvest will return >>

From the Source:
By Jill Miller
A Better Way to Protect Our Environment
From childhood asthma to mercury-laden fish, St. Louis and Missouri have plenty of challenges to our public health, but solutions are there, too >>

It's All Happening:
By Amanda E. Doyle and Brian H. Marston
Darn the Groundhog; Full Speed Ahead!
A month's worth of delights and diversions for February >>

Young Minds:
By Michelle Hatfield
Learning to Love the Language
Just two hours a week in the Y-Read program has made a huge difference in the lives of some local kids, even if all they thought they were getting was teen fashion advice >>

The Ordinary Eye:
By David Scheu
Decadent Decay
Finding surreal beauty in the midst of industrial abandonment >>

By Jim Roberts
North Carolina Highlands
Take a look around Asheville, and you decide: "Paris of the South" or "Freak Capital of the United States"? >>

Sights and Sounds:
By Amanda E. Doyle
We were everywhere in the past month, from Iraq to Soulard Market to the most sublime bathroom in the world >>

Media Shoegaze:
By Amanda E. Doyle
Livin' la Vida Louis
KETC strengthens its stable of local-origination programming with "Living St. Louis" >>

A Day's Work:
By Amanda E. Doyle
Eleven Questions with...Gen Obata
Bluegrass guitarist, quilt-maker or artist with a feline muse? Yes. >>

From the Editor:
By Amanda E. Doyle
The Original Palm Pilot
Based on what's scribbled on my hand, things are hopping in the Lou >>


Church and State | Games | Expatriates | Communities | From the Source
It's All Happening | Young Minds | The Ordinary Eye | Elsewhere
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