Jessica Hentoff

Giving Back
10:15 am
Wed December 11, 2013

This Sloup Dinner Provided Self Help, As Past Winners Reminisced

About 90 people came to the December Sloup dinner, which had no pitches and no soup. It did support Sloup itself.
Credit Zoë Scharf | Sloup

Sloup has been hosting monthly crowd-funding soup dinners in St. Louis since 2010. But the one on Dec. 8 at Climb So iLL (1419 Carroll St.), differed from the usual -- and not just because a gym staffer was clambering across the rock wall above the crowd. No arts groups presented proposals for bike-generated sound systems or giant murals. No votes were cast. There wasn’t even soup.

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Commentary
9:16 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Commentary: The Circus Arts Thrive In St. Louis

Circus Flora at Night
Courtesy Circus Flora

The modern definition of a circus is based on the ancient word referring to the actual performance area, a circle of sorts, in which gladiatorial events, chariot races, etc. took place.

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