Art & Architecture

Last month, I wrote about a new documentary, The Pruitt-Igoe Myth. I was lucky enough to see the film when I was in St. Louis in April. There will be another St. Louis screening of the film this coming Monday, June 13, 7 p.m., at Fontbonne College. The film is free and open to the […]

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Linda Tate on January 31st, 2011

Collage. This was one of my grandmother’s favorite words. Out of the blue, she’d say, “Linnie, there’s a word I’ve come across and I’m not sure what it means. Collage. Do you know this word?” I’d go on to say that it was a collection of seemingly unrelated objects. Sometimes, she’d tell me that she’d […]

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For years, whenever I have dreamed of St. Louis, I have conjured images of buildings half-standing, half-open to the world. Invariably, the back wall of the house is missing, and I can peer right inside to the remainder of the house. There’s a mix of danger and excitement in these dreams: danger for I know […]

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