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2009 Stories by Alex Weir

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  • Those Streaky, Freaky Blue Notes

    published December 23, 2009

    Despite a shaky route so far, it would be a dire mistake to count the St. Louis Blues out of the NHL West. Remember last year? The 'Note... More >>

  • Old-Fashioned Christmas

    published November 25, 2009

    What would a Victorian Christmas really have been like? Families worrying about their sons fighting in the Crimean War? A nation's readers... More >>

  • Change Is Gonna Come

    published November 4, 2009

    Mention "the Heights" to a New Yorker from Brooklyn and she'll think, "Yes: beautiful Brooklyn Heights." Over in Manhattan, the same term would... More >>

  • Thirsty for Knowledge?

    published October 21, 2009

    If we may tweak a well-known phrase, lovers of St. Louis-made brew can have their beer and read it too. A new book called St. Louis Brews:... More >>

  • Knots to You

    published October 14, 2009

    Fitness is an obsession for so many Americans, but forget the united 50 states of buffness for just a second and ask yourself: Are you fit to be... More >>

  • Let's Party Alt-School

    published October 7, 2009

    So of course we know what's great about October (autumn radiance) and beer (tastiness), but probably fewer of us are attuned to the... More >>

  • Talking Loud, Saying Nothing

    published September 30, 2009

    Eugène Ionesco's first play, The Bald Soprano, achieved notoriety for satirizing the fatuities of the middle class. In 1950,... More >>

  • Make Your Own Fun

    published September 23, 2009

    "There's nothing to do here" used to be the standard refrain of young St. Louisans itching for brighter lights elsewhere. Nowadays, that old... More >>

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