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  • Remember Nonna?

    published December 29, 2004

    THUR 12/30 As soon as Eleanore Berra Marfisi's book I Remember Nonna arrived in the office, an irresistible baking urge came... More >>

  • Winter White Ball

    published December 29, 2004

    FRI 12/31 "It is not white hair that engenders wisdom," quoth Greek dramatist Menander more than 2,000 New Year's Eves ago. But a... More >>

  • This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    published December 29, 2004

    Wednesday, December 29 Are improv-comedy nights becoming the open-mic nights of the new millennium? Not that we're complaining or... More >>

  • The Belly's the Boss

    published December 22, 2004

    Around the holidays most of us eat more -- you know, to keep warm (or to keep happy, one of the two). Maybe during this time of year your belly... More >>

  • Silent Night?

    published December 22, 2004

    SAT 12/25 After running yourself ragged buying presents and hiding presents, wrapping presents and tying bows on presents, cooking hams... More >>

  • This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    published December 22, 2004

    Wednesday, December 22 Oh, the poor poinsettia! She is lauded only once a year, when her beauty colorfully matches the red and green of... More >>

  • Urbane Living

    published December 15, 2004

    In February Shane and Holly Thompson decided it was time for a change of scenery. Craving greener pastures and unconventional digs, the... More >>

  • Heidi and Seek

    published December 15, 2004

    Ah, Heidi. The townspeople fear the worst for her. What will become of the recently orphaned youth as she is sent to live with her curmudgeonly... More >>

  • Hidden Valley

    published December 15, 2004

    Winter is supposed to be the cold season, like it or not. During this time all the living things are to lie dormant and wait for spring, the... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    published December 15, 2004

    Wednesday, December 15 Time is running out for you to enjoy Ursula Schulz-Dornburg's series of eight black-and-white photographs at the... More >>

  • Call the Doctor

    published December 8, 2004

    It's more than a little depressing to realize how we as a nation took Doc Severinsen for granted. For 30-odd years, the flamboyantly dressed... More >>

  • Tie One On

    published December 8, 2004

    December is perhaps the most wish-filled month of the year. Children wish for piles of loot, parents wish for patience, the good-hearted wish for... More >>

  • The Elf Himself

    published December 8, 2004

    The still-single, thirtysomething ne'er-do-well of the family -- the one who counts on Christmas for a full year's worth of family strife and... More >>

  • It's a Daniel Boone Xmas!

    published December 1, 2004

    Upper Louisiana Territory, early 1800s: a mostly lawless frontier of beaver trappers and hired killers, a coonskin Thunderdome whose only moral... More >>

  • Murder Was the Case

    published December 1, 2004

    Sometimes it's hard to get the significant other (SO) out of the house to do much of anything fun, unless eating hot wings at one of St. Louis'... More >>

  • Boy Crazy

    published November 24, 2004

    MON 11/29 Austrian contributions to global culture include little sausages, wienerschnitzel, Conan the Governator and the Vienna Boys'... More >>

  • Arch-tomic Dogs

    published November 24, 2004

    TUES 11/30 Rottweilers are some of the meanest, toughest, orneriest mothers in the canine kingdom, so it's understandable why some... More >>

  • Get a Room

    published November 24, 2004

    Do you usually spend Thanksgiving Friday sitting around on your ass, downing pint glasses of giblet gravy? Such pastimes are admirable and... More >>

  • This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    published November 24, 2004

    Wednesday, November 24 Maybe it's just the way we see things from our golden cubicles, but we seem to be a bit behind on what we like... More >>

  • Honor Your Mother

    published November 17, 2004

    FRI 11/19 Long before Barbra Streisand bulled her way into the Hollywood men's club as a director/writer/producer, Alice Guy... More >>

  • Violence Is Not the Answer

    published November 17, 2004

    SUN 11/21 There are bullies like T-Bone, who take your clothes while you're changing for phys. ed. and throw them in the gym, forcing... More >>

  • Freedom Wine

    published November 17, 2004

    Waiting is the bane of human existence. You waited impatiently to grow up (that was dumb -- kids have more fun), you eagerly and desperately await... More >>

  • This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    published November 17, 2004

    Wednesday, November 17 Gather round, kids! The circus is in town. And not just any circus: The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey... More >>

  • Hans and Hector

    published November 10, 2004

    Classical music has its share of otherworldly sonatas, fugues, concertos and operas, but of all the compositional formats, it is the requiem alone... More >>

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