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2008 Stories by Alex Weir

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  • New Ice Age

    published December 31, 2008

    In Saskatchewan during the 1940s (we've known each other that long), New Year's Day meant only one thing for Mr. Night and us: hockey on the... More >>

  • Everybody Wins

    published November 26, 2008

    Fair trade is a just and sane economic shopping choice for both artisan and purchaser. St. Louis has the distinction of hosting the largest... More >>

  • Debate Fever

    published October 15, 2008

    Rusty, beery and beautiful Alton, Illinois, provided the site for a famous oratorical battle in 1858. With a U.S. Senate seat up for grabs,... More >>

  • Get Your Read On

    published October 8, 2008

    Reading seems to be on the verge of extinction, yet it's somehow flourishing like never before. Americans in 2008 read all the time — albeit... More >>

  • With a Hitch

    published September 3, 2008

    Frontyard Features is a local entity that organizes free outdoor movie screenings all over the city and state in an effort to promote... More >>

  • Quench Your Thirst

    published August 27, 2008

    We just can't bring ourselves to imagine a world without pets. A sweet, loving companion animal can help folks cope with life, especially when... More >>

  • Books Build Brains

    published August 20, 2008

    YMCAs are the places to go for a nice workout in a laid-back environment: no muscle-beach mooks giving you the once-over just 'cause they can... More >>

  • Butt? Of Course.

    published July 23, 2008

    From red brick to ragtime to pork-love, some things scream "Arch City." St. Louisans, of course, adore their barbecued pork — others, like... More >>

  • Alterman State of Mind

    published March 19, 2008

    Straw Man, thy nickname is "Liberal." Whew, Straw, it's been a brutal few years, getting called "Liberal" in such lowdown derisive tones, as if... More >>

  • Lincoln Up

    published February 6, 2008

    A shout-out to geographic centrality: It's easy to get to loads of interesting places from St. Louis, and Springfield, Illinois, is one such... More >>

  • Outside the Wall

    published January 16, 2008

    You know the theme of Pink Floyd's The Wall: the barrier that exists between artist and audience, between the lonely individual and the... More >>

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