St. Louis does not. At least this city doesn’t project a narrative. Of course Buffalo (in this video) appears to be in denial that it snows there, or dank winter clouds linger for weeks, but the voice of the city is admirable. And it’s not just boosterism, there’s some progressive thinking, recognition of history and more. Buffalo has challenges, many of them, but being able to tell a story about itself isn’t one. Perhaps St. Louis would do well to pronounce itself to greatest brick city in the world, or the capital of the hearland, or the confluence of nature, history and people.
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Alex is the founder of nextSTL.com. He earned a B.A. in Journalism and Masters in Public Affairs at Indiana University and has studied in Adelaide, Australia and Perugia, Italy. Alex can be found on Twitter @alexihnen and reached at [email protected]