Kehinde Wiley at the STL Art Museum
Nov01

Kehinde Wiley at the STL Art Museum

Kehinde Wiley is one of just a few modern painters who register in American popular culture from New York to St. Louis and beyond. His new show is on display at the St. Louis Art Museum through Feb. 10. Earlier this year, Wiley was selected by President Obama to paint his official presidential portrait, making him the first African American artist to receive the honor. Wiley was born in Los Angeles, but considers himself New...

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Opinion: McCaskill and the Trump Trap
Oct25

Opinion: McCaskill and the Trump Trap

Last week, U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill and her Republican opponent, state Attorney General Josh Hawley, met in St. Louis for a one-hour televised debate. McCaskill found herself on the defense through much of it. That’s expected. In this current political climate, being a 12-year incumbent means you have 12 years of votes for your opponent to twist and manipulate into whatever narrative their latest polling says will best work to...

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Parisians, Hello JiZoo Play Old North
Oct25

Parisians, Hello JiZoo Play Old North

French lyrics and quality beats mingled on a windy, sunny Saturday across from Crown Candy Oct. 20. The crew at UrbArts coordinated with Métro-Unviers-Cité, The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in Chicago, and the Centre Francophone at Webster University to present the community performance as part of City/Cité St. Louis: A Transatlantic Exchange on History, Culture, Politics and Democracy in the Changing City; a three-day...

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Telling a Storyteller’s Story
Oct25

Telling a Storyteller’s Story

Madelyn, a 9th grade student at Cleveland NJROTC, says her favorite class is English, not because it’s easy or that it’s taught by her favorite teacher, but because she loves reading, writing, and telling stories. “Scary stories and movies are my favorite because they keep me on my toes. You know how they’re going to end and what’s going to happen, but it still scares you and it’s exciting to see how everything happens,” Madelyn says....

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A Spark for Food Justice
Oct25

A Spark for Food Justice

When it comes to brainstorming sessions, almost nothing can get your  wheels turning better than food. It’s the ingredient that powers our mind to think outside the box. Many great ideas were discovered over a few slices of pizza, with conversations by a group of diverse individuals. That’s what FoodSpark is trying to do: Create social change through their community potlucks. The Spark is an event organized by FoodSpark,  a pop-up...

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Safe Zones mark milestone in O’Fallon neighborhood
Oct25

Safe Zones mark milestone in O’Fallon neighborhood

Halloween is a time for kids and adults of all ages to come together as one community and indulge in all things ghouls and goblins. As with previous years, community leaders and local residents  are helping to keep everyone safe while the kids enjoy everything from costumes and candy, to hanging decorations and going to parties in the O’Fallon and Hyde Park neighborhoods. Twenty-first ward Democratic committeewoman Laura Keys, a...

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