St. Louis in the National Media

St. Louis references in the news. Oh yeah, don't forget our favorite "Top Lists."
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What the!? Holy cow!
shadrach wrote:
Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:52 pm
Noticed the Pageant was working on this all week. Looked like it was going to be a nice event.
Not sure why STLToday didn't give it front page treatment. (I forgot, it's STLToday)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/artic ... ction.html

http://www.vogue.com/article/karlie-klo ... odel-style
They're a bit behind the national outlets, but the P-D did post a story today covering this.
She’s been in the news a lot lately. Last week she announced that her Kode With Klossy program is expanding to provide nearly 300 scholarships to teen girls, up from 80 scholarships in 2016. This year the two-week program will include 15 summer camps in 10 U.S. cities including St. Louis. Selected girls will learn about software engineering and app development. (Interested? Apply at kodewithklossy.com/youth-scholarship)
The homegrown supermodel recently traveled back to St. Louis to launch a new collection she co-designed with Express with a private show at the Pageant. We got to sit down with Kloss before her show here.
-RBB
Article from Next City about Prop 2 being voted down in St. Louis:

Voters choose transit over new stadium in St. Louis
https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/st-lou ... ls-stadium

The article has been shared 156 times, and the comments are overwhelmingly positive. People are praising St. Louis voters for being smart and enlightened. Considering Next City's progressive, urban-minded (and mostly coastal) readership, this is pretty flattering coverage. I think the hundreds of shares on Facebook and Twitter does a hell of a lot more good for our national image than a soccer team would, at least among people who care about cities and urbanism (who are the ones I want to be impressed by St. Louis most).
LA Times Article about the 24:1 Cinema.
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/mo ... story.html

The important role movie theaters play in disadvantaged neighborhoods. May seem like an odd priority but you see it a lot, the article mentions a similar, larger but possibly failed effort in L.A.
I came across a really great article last year contrasting the Aerial Lift and movie theater efforts in Caracas and how the movie theaters were what the people wanted versus the aerial cable cars that the politicians wanted.
Unfortunately doesn't get into the meaning of "24:1" (24 municipalities in the Normandy School District) but a good read nonetheless.
^correction: it was Rio de Janeiro
http://citiscope.org/story/2015/rios-bi ... ther-fails
stlgasm wrote:
Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:47 pm
Article from Next City about Prop 2 being voted down in St. Louis:

Voters choose transit over new stadium in St. Louis
https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/st-lou ... ls-stadium

The article has been shared 156 times, and the comments are overwhelmingly positive. People are praising St. Louis voters for being smart and enlightened. Considering Next City's progressive, urban-minded (and mostly coastal) readership, this is pretty flattering coverage. I think the hundreds of shares on Facebook and Twitter does a hell of a lot more good for our national image than a soccer team would, at least among people who care about cities and urbanism (who are the ones I want to be impressed by St. Louis most).
This #analysis might make sense if the 4 million in the use tax was going to transit.
Ebsy wrote:
Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:31 pm
stlgasm wrote:
Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:47 pm
Article from Next City about Prop 2 being voted down in St. Louis:

Voters choose transit over new stadium in St. Louis
https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/st-lou ... ls-stadium

The article has been ...
This #analysis might make sense if the 4 million in the use tax was going to transit.
While we should be skeptical and critical that City Hall fights for N/S MetroLink, I see no errors in the article or STLgasm's post.
aprice wrote:
Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:49 pm
While we should be skeptical and critical that City Hall fights for N/S MetroLink, I see no errors in the article or STLgasm's post.
The headline is misleading.
St. Francis de Sales named most beautiful church in the country:

https://www.stlmag.com/home/history/sec ... ouis-wins/
NY Mag quotes Phillip Longman and Lina Khan from Washington Monthly, in response to United fight club:
The loss of airline service to rural and remote areas is an old story; by the 1980s, even some state capitals — such as Olympia, Washington; Dover, Delaware; and Salem, Oregon — became places you could no longer fly to except in a private plane. But over the last five years, service to medium-sized airports fell by 18 percent. …

St. Louis, for example, has seen “available seat miles” — an industry measure of capacity — fall to a third of their 2000 level, following the American Airlines takeover of TWA and Lambert International Airport’s subsequent downgrading as a mid-continental hub. Two of Lambert’s five concourses are now virtually empty, and another, which housed the TWA hub, is only partially used. A third runway — the building of which required demolishing hundreds of homes and cost local taxpayers a billion dollars to finish in 2006 — is now redundant. “This scenario,” notes Alex Marshall, a senior fellow at the Regional Plan Association, “can be likened to states building highways and then having General Motors, Ford, and other auto companies suddenly telling their drivers to use different roads.”

St. Louis’s loss of service comes despite the fact that the population of the St. Louis metropolitan area, the eighteenth largest in the U.S., grew by more than 4 percent between 2000 and 2010. The city is also the home of eight Fortune 500 companies and is a major center for such international players as Anheuser-Busch InBev, Monsanto, Boeing, Emerson Electric, Express Scripts, and Nestlé Purina. The GDP of the metro area, which is also propelled by such large research institutions as Washington University and a fast-growing medical sciences sector, rivals that of oil-rich Qatar. Yet like most other midsize American cities, St. Louis’s economic development is now hostage to the shifting, closed-door deals and mergers of a mere handful of airline executives and their financiers.

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/20 ... onomy.html
NY Mag - The Airline Industry Is a Starving Giant That’s Gnawing At Our Economy

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/20 ... onomy.html
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https://www.theatlantic.com/education/a ... ts/522516/

Interesting article about SLU. This data analytics has probably stopped working so well because enrollment is down. Also may be a demographic problem with fewer HS grads?

http://www.economist.com/news/united-st ... t-start-up

Never seen article so succinctly sum up St louis' problems, hopes, past and future so quickly. Great article out of the economist.
mjbais1489 wrote:
Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:57 pm
https://www.theatlantic.com/education/a ... ts/522516/

Interesting article about SLU. This data analytics has probably stopped working so well because enrollment is down. Also may be a demographic problem with fewer HS grads?

http://www.economist.com/news/united-st ... t-start-up

Never seen article so succinctly sum up St louis' problems, hopes, past and future so quickly. Great article out of the economist.
Nice catch. Thank you.
Took a while to get to the part millennials like!
Anyone know where to find the Pew list they cite?
^ yeah, so like 20 paragraphs on how horrible St. Louis is and then a couple at the end about how we gained some millennials. either not an appropriate title for the content, or not appropriate content for the title.
Why Smart Cities Are Turning Themselves Into Sponges
Nearly 800 cities have problems with overflowing sewers. They’re using green techniques to keep the water from ever reaching the drain.
By T.R. Goldman
April 20, 2017
In large cities, such as St. Louis, such projects can total close to $5 billion
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/ ... tem-215055
Very interesting article in Politico:

How a Sewer Will Save St. Louis

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/ ... tem-215056

I didn't know St Louis had the nation's 4th largest sewer system, behind only NYC, LA and Chicago.
stlgasm wrote:
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:44 am
Very interesting article in Politico:

How a Sewer Will Save St. Louis

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/ ... tem-215056

I didn't know St Louis had the nation's 4th largest sewer system, behind only NYC, LA and Chicago.
I doubt these projects would even be possible if we did not have a unified sewer system for the City and County.
ANother godd reason IMHO to leave Pruitt Igoe undeveloped.
^^^ Love that there's no discussion of how our sickening number of parking lots contributes more to storm water overflow than a few hundred abandoned houses.

Oh, and the comments are filled with unprovoked St. Louis bashing by fat illiterate a**holes. Surprise!
I'm all for modernizing the sewer and water system but that sewer bill is rough. I get a voicemails reminders all the time to pay it or that I've fallen behind. I can only imagine the burden on lower income people.

I would love to know the amount of unpaid sewer bills in City right now after the last big rate raise. I can assure it's a very big number. It can spiral out of control quickly for low income homeowners. I don't know what happens when your bill is so far behind you cannot pay it.

For those of you who think that I'm full of sh*t and I'm over stating how rough the monthly sewer bill is right now, well, then you're living in a bubble and don't know enough real people in this city.

Another thing, when the system is all fixed up do not expect to get a letter in the mail that says "thanks, the system is modernized and efficient and this is a notice that we are lowering your bill". That simply doesn't happen.

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