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Paint Louis follow-up

JONAH IS IN THE BELLY OF THE WHALE The original E-Mail From his dad to friends and family, 7/4/2000 On the evening of June 28, Jonah Anderson aka “STUN”, (who is one of the top air-brush and graffiti artists in St.Louis, nationally known, and also my son) and his friend Jesus were coming hope from […]

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Architectural themes in Fritz Lang’s Metropolis of 1927

Following are two movie posters, a series of film stills and two images depicting the construction of the city.

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McKee lines up five homebuilders

By Tim Logan      tlogan@post-dispatch.com      314-340-8291 ST. LOUIS  •  In what may be the closest thing to progress yet in his decades-long bid to rebuild much of the city’s near north side, developer Paul McKee said this week that he has reached agreements with five home builders to construct housing for his NorthSide Regeneration project.   Paul […]

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1904 St. Louis World’s Fair

   

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Buckminster Fuller’s Old Man River

R. Buckminster Fuller worked with Washington University Professor of Architecture James Fitzgibbon. Here is a portion of text by Fuller discussing the project: Having undertaken the solution by artifacts of the world’s great housing crisis, I came to regard the history of cities. Cities developed entirely before the thought of electricity or automobiles or before […]

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Sears Prefabricated Homes

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Did U.S. Military Secretly Aerial Spray St. Louis with Radioactive Chemicals?

African Americans living in St. Louis housing projects may have been subjected to radiation-laced spraying by the U.S. military during the Cold War. In an effort to study how biological and chemical agents might spread, the U.S. Army conducted “Operation Large Area Coverage.” The project consisted of spraying zinc cadmium sulfide, which was not considered […]

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How Kenya has beaten the world in mobile money

The following article is from National Geographic: The Invisible Bank: How Kenya Has Beaten the World in Mobile Money In the developed world, we are used to the idea that we created the model of industrial and economic progress which other countries must follow. Many of our big ideas about development rest on the assumption […]

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8th-Grade Journalist Spotlights Violence in School, Hopes Obama Will Notice

From the PBS NewsHour: “How does violence affect students’ ability to learn? That’s what eighth-grader De’Qonton Davis and his classmates set out to investigate as part of the NewsHour’s Student Reporting Labs project in partnership with PBS station WEDU in Tampa. The students produced a unique video report that they hope President Obama will see.”

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St. Louis video

Zach Hernandez suggested this video which is a kind of promotional piece for the city. Do you think that it offers a fair representation of the city? Are certain aspects overemphasized and others de-emphasized? How would you change a video like this?   Here is St. Louis from Anastasis Films on Vimeo.

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