Perched just below the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, three hundred miles south of Chicago and the same distance north of Memphis, ST LOUIS (pronounced, despite what any song might suggest, “Saint Lewis”) owes its vaguely European air to its history and cultural infrastructure. Any city capable of producing one of the twentieth century’s finest poets, as well as one of its greatest rock ’n’ rollers – namely, T.S. Eliot and Chuck Berry – certainly has a lot going for it.