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2006 Stories by Alex Weir

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  • Take Note of the 'Note

    published December 27, 2006

    The fax from N&D Global came over at 2 a.m.: Cover the Saturday-night Blues/Colorado Avalanche contest. "Sure thing," we slapshot back.... More >>

  • The Jingle Bell Bach

    published December 20, 2006

    Mention Christmas-related activities to Mr. Night and you're liable to get a Cuban boot up your stocking — but even Night can spare some love... More >>

  • The Amazing Racers

    published December 13, 2006

    It's inconvenient, but there's no gettin' around it: The planet is getting warmer, and people are talking about biking more and driving less. In... More >>

  • That's Amore

    published November 8, 2006

    Michael Perry's Population: 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time is one of the best and most memorable reads we've... More >>

  • Ghost Writers

    published October 11, 2006

    Halloween = pressure. Pressure to be novel in one's costuming — you know, to emerge for the evening's festivities looking... More >>

  • The Birth of Le Jazz Hot

    published July 26, 2006

    How many lives can a St. Louis girl live, anyway? Josephine Baker packed several into her 68 years. Born Freda Josephine McDonald in the... More >>

  • God Dram, That's Good Stuff

    published June 28, 2006

    To whom you're born, your resulting cultural heritage — there's no choice in that. It's happenstance. But some of us get lucky: We have the... More >>

  • The Book of Love

    published May 31, 2006

    Catherine Ryan Hyde's Pay It Forward, um, paid off, doubtless making it materially easier for her to write more crowd-pleasers.... More >>

  • David Gilmour

    published April 12, 2006

    David Gilmour can do whatever the hell he wants. If he chooses to let sleeping Floyds lie and concentrate on his own music, he's earned the... More >>

  • Social Studies

    published April 12, 2006

    "Wine." "Social." Two wonderful words. Combine ´em, and you get something even better: the Night-&-Day-stamped-with-approval wine... More >>

  • The Bill to Play with Skill

    published April 5, 2006

    It's impossible to overstate the importance of Bill Evans to the vocabulary of modern jazz piano. In addition to being a composer and... More >>

  • Catwalking for Cats and Dogs

    published March 22, 2006

    It's simple: GCAPA people are some sweet, sweet people. The Granite City Association for the Protection of Animals was founded in 1972 and gets by... More >>

  • The Bill Gass Show

    published March 15, 2006

    William H. Gass, one of the finest living writers of English prose, has been a St. Louisan for almost 40 years. If you happen to have been... More >>

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