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St. Louis Brick by Brick

By |August 30, 2023|Features|

To understand the history of St. Louis’s bricks is to unearth systems of power, economy, dispossession, decline, and manifest destiny; the storybook decorative brickwork we see today becomes a tale as complex—and as sinister—as American history itself.

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The Secrets of a “Homeless Influencer”

By |May 24, 2023|Features|

Huck Finn had his river, Kerouac his road, Ishmael his sea. Sham has his abandoned buildings. All 21 of them. Eighteen abandoned, two under construction, one still operational. Ten cities. Thirty-five hours of exploration.

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A Pink Apocalypse in Elizabeth, PA

By |May 8, 2023|Essays|

Experiencing Danielle Mužina’s paintings at MadKat beside the river and the train tracks in Elizabeth was one of the first times I felt women were the subject of the sentence.

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