Autor: Marcia

~ 30/04/07

I should be selfish and not share the following sales with you so that I can score the good stuff for myself…but who loves you kid? Now remember to hide all the bags in your trunk and slowly over the span of a week, take in a few garments and/or shoes at a time. This will ensure that your nosy neighbors’ will not rat you out the landlord……rent can wait!

-OR-

that your significant other will not attempt intervention for your supposed “shopping problem”…does he not know what the phrase “necessary indulgence” means? If not, dump him….and dump him quickly. Insensitive jerk. Continue reading “Holy Sales Batman!” »

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Autor: Scott

~ 27/04/07

Don’t forget! May 10th is fast approaching and RCP is teaming up with the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis and St. Louis Magazing for an evening filled with hot tunes from Charie Chan, snacks from Savor and complimentary Peroni, Sunset Wheat and Miller Lite. All with in the fantastic walls and courtyard of Mad Art Gallery! Just send an email to kopel@stlmag.com to RSVP. Did I mention that proceeds benefit RCP & The Contemporary?

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Autor: Dave

I know that I promised to try and get my Friday ramblings posted by 6:30am every Friday. However, what I didn’t take into account was how many times I am out late on Thursday nights. Last night was no exception. So from this point forward let me make this commitment; sometime on Friday I’m going to post my Under Construction musings. It will usually be based on how tired or hung-over I am. Sometimes the truth hurts.

Continue reading “Under Construction Friday” »

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Autor: Scott

~ 26/04/07

I love this complaint. “There is nothing to do in St. Louis.” Those of us who pay attention know that there is A LOT to do in St. Louis! Case in point… Take May 10th: Continue reading “May Fun” »

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Autor: Daanesh

Ever sign a petition without fully understanding what you were helping to make happen?

We all have.

This video will make you think twice next time you’re handed a clipboard…

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Autor: Marcia

~ 25/04/07

Yup.

Yours truly finally broke down.

I remember when Scott said that he wanted someone to write about dating in St.Louis and he gave Leigh Anne and myself the puppy dog eyes. Yes… the same ones he gives when he wants Maurizio’s at 3am, which by the way, I always seem to give in to! Besides, there’s only so much that I can write about Dolce and Gabbana right? Continue reading “Needs vs. Wants” »

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Autor: Scott

~ 24/04/07

I was minding my own business checking Myspace when this came across my bulletin section:

MEN’S POLEDANCING CLASS TONIGHT!

Continue reading “First Goose, Now Gander” »

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Autor: Scott

~ 23/04/07

Somehow… Ignore my earlier post. I am perfect and never do anything wrong. Really!

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Autor: Scott

Yes indeed, I will take full ownership. I was messing with formatting and somehow broke the page layout. Never fear. Someone smarter than I (doesn’t take much) has volunteered to fix my foolish mistake, maybe event make it better and idiot proof. Until that time, try to overlook the empty column where navigation should be. Feel free, however, to send sneering comments my way.

Yes. It is Monday.

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Autor: Rhonda

Seems like the New York Times’ April 17 article about our city (“Hopes for a Renaissance After Exodus in St. Louis”) has caused quite a stir. Here’s a recap of just some of the buzz:

• Sylvester Brown’s column in today’s P-D
• Steve Patterson’s post and comments that follow at
Urban Review STL
• http://www.urbanstl.com/viewtopic.php?t=3996

And my favorite … a letter to the editor to the Times in the wake of the article.

I bring up the hubbub, because I think it’s fitting – and a little ironic – that this month also marks the 10th anniversary of Metropolis St. Louis. A decade ago, a few young adults realized their friends were leaving St. Louis for bigger cities like Chicago. They wanted to do something that create an environment in St. Louis that would keep these young adults, and draw more into the city. Their ideas created the framework for Metropolis, an organization that has had tremendous effects on the city and region. These young adults truly hoped for a renaissance.

And I don’t think I need to build a case to convince anyone of the amazing transformations in this city since that time, thanks in part to those who came up with the idea for Metropolis, those who have helped contribute to its history, those who have moved on from Metropolis to follow their own passions about this city, and those who continue to be a part of Metropolis’ evolution today.

It is true, Metropolis isn’t today what it was in 1997 – but neither is St. Louis. Today, there are more opportunities for young adults to make their marks – evidenced by the large number of young professional, non-profit organizations; the chances young adults are taking to open businesses (whether it’s a city political newspaper or a bar or a fashion boutique); the efforts to revive and liven neighborhoods and an overall passion to effect change.

Well, Metropolis celebrates its 10th anniversary this week (event details are online) with a dinner and awards celebration Thursday along Washington Ave. More importantly, there is a story to hear here … a story of the renaissance that has happened. I only wish the NYT reporter could be there to hear it.

As a side note, 10 years ago when Metropolis first began, I graduated high school in an Illinois suburb. Then, St. Louis, to me, was Old Navy and Busch and the riverboat McDonalds. Now, St. Louis is so much more and I am here – not in Chicago. To those of you who have in any way contributed to Metropolis – a huge thank you from me. I know I am not alone. Thanks for hoping for a renaissance back then.

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