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Church and State:
By Jessica Hathaway
Best Tool in the Rehabber's Toolbox
Hammers and drills are important in the quest to revitalize the city, but it might all be for nothing if the Historic Tax Credit disappears >>

By Caya Aufiero
Swingers Do It with Friends
Lace up your dancing shoes and move what your mama gave you with the Lindy Hop Swing Society of Greater St. Louis >>

By Matt Brinkmann
Museum Man Seeks Southern Heritage
Going back in time to Florida, B.C. ("before condos") >>

By Amber Moodie-Dyer
Where the Rubber Meets the Road
The ninth annual St. Louis Neighborhoods Conference brought together theory and actual practice in a way that's invaluable for neighborhood activists >>

From the Source:
By Dale Fisher
A Life in Record Stores
As honest-to-God record stores join the endangered species list, Dale's nostalgic for St. Louis' early-'90s glory days >>

It's All Happening:
By Amanda E. Doyle
The in-between season is prime time for getting back out into the social scene >>

Young Minds:
By Angela Melson
School of Hard Knocks
Despite her best intentions of living and schooling kids in the city, Angela found she had to move out to find the best education for her child >>

The Ordinary Eye:
By Patrick and Teresa Hurley
St. Louis by Lomo
Combine one Soviet camera with an eye for barflies and neon signs, and the result is pure magic >>

By Tara Hunt
The Big TO
Headed from small-town Calgary to bustling New York, Tara got stopped in her tracks by Toronto >>

Sights and Sounds:
By Amanda E. Doyle
Beer Here!
Both are in the business of beer, but the brewery tours at A-B and Schlafly are worlds apart >>

Media Shoegaze:
By Amanda E. Doyle
Bye Bye, Berger
St. Louis loses its gossip column of record, which goes out in a swirling cloud of gossip of its own >>

A Day's Work:
By Amanda E. Doyle
Eleven Questions with...Mallarie Zimmer
The executive director of Venus Envy gives the inside line on St. Louis' all-women-artist show, which ancient goddess she would be...and her incongruous love of muscle cars >>

From the Editor:
By Brian H. Marston
St. Louis' Public Living Room
The Commonspace aims to be your home away from home >>

The View from Stockton House:
By David Laslie and Frederick Medler
Order in Chaos
Long-term revitalization success depends on community-driven design >>


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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