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2004 Stories by Alex Weir

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  • Yuletide Beer

    published December 15, 2004

    Beer's kind to us -- constant, accessible, inexpensive. We don't abuse it; it doesn't abuse us. We have a nurturing, reciprocal arrangement. If... More >>

  • Fiestas Are Inn Again

    published December 1, 2004

    SUN 12/5 If you're in the mood for Christmas music already but you're looking for something a little different, consider the Webster... More >>

  • Food for Thought

    published November 24, 2004

    Visitors to Night & Day Global Industries are too wowed by the Tadao Ando-inspired lobby, the Waterford crystal coat trees and the overall Brooks... More >>

  • Breakin' Boards

    published November 10, 2004

    SAT 11/13 No sporting activity is as distorted and misunderstood by the general public as the martial arts, with the possible exception... More >>

  • Life After Matthew

    published November 3, 2004

    On October 6, 1998, 21-year-old Matthew Shepard met Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson in a Laramie, Wyoming, bar. Maybe they were hot guys;... More >>

  • Dance Gets an "A"

    published October 27, 2004

    FRI 10/29 What is art to you? Does art have to be a likeness of an object or concept you already understand? Or is it a portal to a... More >>

  • The Symbiosis

    published October 20, 2004

    There is the raw, amazing world manifest to our five senses, and there's the busywork of a quotidian existence that has us bolting stimuli like so... More >>

  • Town and Country

    published September 29, 2004

    Let's everybody drop all the arguments pro and con, and agree -- for a second, for the hell of it -- that there is a Supreme Being. That said,... More >>

  • You Say It's Your Birthday

    published September 15, 2004

    Not many turn 125 -- and, on top of that, still play the lovers' rock. But that's the brand of mojo the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra can brag... More >>

  • South Side of Heaven

    published September 8, 2004

    Why is it that you only really appreciate something close to you when you see it through someone else's eyes? Anna Kuperberg's photographs of... More >>

  • Hammer Time!

    published August 25, 2004

    Your living space may be beautiful as is -- or it may be a touch, ah, homely, inclining you to change some things structurally or visually. The... More >>

  • Party Like a Cougar

    published August 25, 2004

    FRI 8/27 Doesn't it feel like radios were beaming "School's Out" just yesterday because, well, school was out for the summer? It can't... More >>

  • Dirty Romancing

    published July 14, 2004

    SAT 7/17 Electronica. Psychedelica. Romantica -- what? It's time to float a new term: "Romantica" is an offshoot of the... More >>

  • Crosstown Clash

    published June 30, 2004

    If the St. Louis Cardinals' insistence on demolishing a perfectly good baseball stadium in the name of progress has soured you on attending games,... More >>

  • Makin' a List

    published May 12, 2004

    FRI 5/14 To-do lists are the ultimate unifier: Everyone has made at least one. Most times these lists are cryptic, and often the items... More >>

  • It's a Bardic Thing

    published May 5, 2004

    "Listen, something happened -- went like this..." That's the seedling from whence sprang oaks: anything from Beowulf to Watt to, uh,... More >>

  • Dirty Movies

    published April 28, 2004

    Adult Swim, Cartoon Network's block of surreal cartoons created for the immature human of drinking age, has started seeping into the... More >>

  • Planet-Wide Party

    published April 21, 2004

    Earth Day is a big celebration befitting a big beautiful planet. Our variation takes place at the Muny grounds in Forest Park on Sunday, April 25,... More >>

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