Why do you live in St. Louis? Why do you stay? It’s a question that we talk about a lot around here, and we are known to be a sort of vortex: even if people leave for a few years they seem to come back.
Specifically for artists and creative people, the question of, “Why St. Louis” often bounces around in our heads: can we succeed here? Can an art career flourish here? Editor of Temporary Art Review, James McAnally brilliantly addresses these questions and more in his essay, “Off-Center: Or, Why I Don’t Live in New York.” Check it out and let us know what you think.