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St. Louis and the Picture of Dorian Gray

Here’s one local reaction to Colin Gordon’s Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the Fate of the American City.

"Mr. Gordon literally gives us a bird’s eye view of the worst and most
intractable civic pathologies that afflicted the St. Louis region:
Combining maps and geographically based data he plots this community’s
grim and determined 20th Century defense of racial division," writes Eddie Roth in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch blog, The Platform. Roth goes on to compare Gordon’s portrait of St. Louis to the bewitched painting in The Picture of Dorian Gray.

Gordon spoke at Left Bank Books in St. Louis last night. On Monday, June 2 Gordon will be a guest on KMOX 1120 AM’s The Charlie Brennan Show. Later that day, he will participate in a panel discussion at the East-West Gateway Council of Governments. Gordon returns to the radio on Tuesday, June 3 for an interview on KWMU 90.7 FM’s St. Louis on the Air.