Loving the Midwest

Katerina Hazell

This interview will be on "St. Louis on the Air" at noon on Monday; this story will be updated after the show. You can listen live.

Joesphine Sittenfeld

Curtis Sittenfeld has sold nearly two million books.

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Updated 2:19 p.m. This live chat was from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. CT on June 10. Thanks for joining us!

This weekend - with the publishing of an opinion piece  in the New York Times entitled "Loving the Midwest," St. Louisans, once again, showed their concern with how the Gateway City is viewed and portrayed on the national level.