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Church and State:
By Matt Miofsky
Clear Vision Through Stained Glass
A new kind of church for a newly re-energized city, and a relationship where each needs the other >>

By Amanda E. Doyle
Into the Wild Country
Takin' a turn on that dance floor that Saturday night TV made famous >>

By Marijean Jaggers
If Not St. Louis, Why Not the Best Place to Live?
She's gone to Charlottesville, Va., and she's not coming back. Well, except when she does... >>

By Mike Baldwin
Using Bricks and Mortar to Build Community
Downtown Teens learn to take pride in their own neighborhood's jobs, well done >>

From the Source:
By Catherine Marquis-Homeyer
What Is It Good For?
Just rampant military spending that destabilizes the world and undermines domestic concerns, if the folks at St. Louis' Peace Economy Project have it right >>

Young Minds:
By Debra M. Schwartz
Photo by Nan Rochberg

Prison Performing Arts: Theatre with Punch
From lock-up to center stage, this theatre company puts the drama of adolescence in the service of art >>

The Ordinary Eye:
By Byron Kerman
Two By Two
The animals persist, for a bit longer, near their ark just off the highway >>

By John Colbert
Expanding the Herd
A commitment to creative community in Senegal >>

Sights and Sounds:
By Amanda E. Doyle and John Ginsburg
Fall-ing for It
Ride that shiny train with us to a new downtown eatery, a play where girls are famous boys and a memoir of being gay in the Ozarks >>

Media Shoegaze:
By MK Stallings
Young Writers Calling the Shots: Corner Pocket Magazine
The St. Louis kids' latest assignment: review Weird Al's "White & Nerdy" in the context of black youth culture >>

A Day's Work:
By Thomas Crone
Go North, Young Bass
Fish farming for Canadians — plus sidelines in kohlrabi and cattle — keeps this all-American family farm swimming along >>

From the Editor:
By Brian H. Marston
Urban Popcorn
Socio-economic collisions in the street >>


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