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A Body Grows in Belleville

Le corps has been the site of exploration in art ranging from the nude form to contemporary investigations in identity, gender, and race, from the body erotic to the body liberated from the gaze. The body both has been inscribed with meaning but...
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Spoiled by Spice

 At a hillside resort on a beautiful undeveloped island in Thailand – surrounded by rubber trees, little monkeys, and rocky islands like sprinkles in a swirl of sunset – I cried in the dining room. I was fully in tears, a grown-up on vacation,...
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Queen of Ices

 Nothing is more classic than an ice cream parlor. I loved the thought of my family walking together on a summer evening to  a nitro ice cream parlor housed in a rehabbed corner store in South St. Louis. It seemed so fitting for the birthplace...
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Red Bricktown Won’t Fall Down

Bricks are what rioters use to smash windows, what they throw at their aggressors, who are most often armed with more than clay. Bricks are also what I think of when I picture my hometown, St. Louis. Not for the recent riots taking place just...
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Pretty, Blonde, and Probiotic

Organic green tea with rose petals and local honey gives my home-brewed Jun a taste akin to a tangy rosewater seltzer with a smooth, sweet aftertaste. Jun is Kombucha’s pretty blonde A+ sister, much less acidic, milder, with a more complex...
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Trending Turkish

Looking at neat rows of lovely pastel pastries under glass gets me as excited as any other female foodie, at least one who doesn't forcibly relinquish childlike candy shop joy in favor of a cynical view of pastry trends. I have tried not...
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