PREMIERE: Lo-Fi Cherokee presents Nick Gusman and the Coyotes – “Shortcut the Mountain”
Jun11

PREMIERE: Lo-Fi Cherokee presents Nick Gusman and the Coyotes – “Shortcut the Mountain”

Nick Gusman and the Coyotes performing their song “Shortcut the Mountain” at Flowers and Weeds at 3201 Cherokee Street.

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Summer is coming.
Apr22

Summer is coming.

Game of Thrones has returned. The epic HBO show began its final season last week after a two-year hiatus. Eager fans, myself included, couldn’t wait to catch up with our favorite—and most despised—characters. “Winter is coming” was the phrase repeated season after season, until finally last season winter finally did arrive and with it came death incarnate in the form of the evil Night King and his White Walkers. Here in St. Louis,...

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French: To north side middle-class families, city gov’t says: ‘You’re on your own.’
Apr11

French: To north side middle-class families, city gov’t says: ‘You’re on your own.’

North St. Louis is as misunderstood as it is under-served. It is home to some of the most beautifully built houses in the region. Its proximity to downtown, the Mississippi River and the airport make it geographically ideal. Many of its neighborhoods wrap around some of the largest public parks in the city. Yet people have continued to leave north St. Louis by the thousands every year because of the many daily reminders that the...

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Reed won. Time to make up and work.
Mar15

Reed won. Time to make up and work.

It’s been a week since Lewis Reed defeated both Jamilah Nasheed and Megan Green to win his fourth term as President of the Board of Aldermen on Tuesday, March 5. Since that night, the St. Louis Board of Elections has released its breakdown of how each ward voted. An analysis of the results reveals just how Reed won and how Nasheed underperformed in key wards. Nasheed won more wards than any other candidate. The term-limited state...

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Progressives still divided by race, runoffs needed
Mar06

Progressives still divided by race, runoffs needed

The division between black progressives and white progressives was on full display during the divisive campaign for President of the Board of Aldermen which ended Tuesday night with the two “change candidates” evenly splitting the opposition vote and allowing incumbent Lewis Reed, who we endorsed in this paper, to win a fourth term. State Senator Jamilah Nasheed blamed Alderwoman Megan Green for her loss. “If it wasn’t but for her...

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