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2007 Stories by Alison Sieloff

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  • Cute Overload

    published November 21, 2007

    Everything is cuter when rabbits are involved. With their wiggly noses, soft earses and fluffy tails, it's hard not to think they are the cutest... More >>

  • Don't Hug the Trees

    published November 21, 2007

    Citizens of Riga, Latvia, claim that the first documented Christmas tree was put up there in 1510. Nowadays, there are songs about the woody... More >>

  • The Languages of Love

    published November 21, 2007

    Author and native St. Louisan Elizabeth Little is in love with language. And not just in the way that any self-respecting writer should be.... More >>

  • Eat Out, Save Lives

    published November 21, 2007

    For those of us with many family obligations over the Thanksgiving holiday, Dining out for Life has become like the friend Thanksgiving.... More >>

  • Tree-mendous Fun

    published November 14, 2007

    Here’s the thing: No amount of complaining or gnashing of teeth will prevent the holidays from coming earlier and earlier each year. Soon,... More >>

  • Thanksgiving Comes Early!

    published November 14, 2007

    Vegetarians have a tough go of it when Thanksgiving time rolls around. The entire meal centers on turkey (in case you haven’t noticed), and... More >>

  • Bringing Sexy Back

    published November 14, 2007

    Sex and rock & roll hooked up many decades ago over a bottle of whiskey, and they haven’t looked back since. Sure, there have been a few... More >>

  • Lady Elaine

    published November 7, 2007

    Mystery author Elaine Viets is one tough cookie. Not only has this dyed-in-the-wool St. Louisan survived living in Florida, away from her... More >>

  • Throw Your Hat in the Ring

    published November 7, 2007

    People have been going to circuses for centuries because this form of entertainment continually evolves with the times. The Ringling Bros. and... More >>

  • Dancing to the Letter

    published November 7, 2007

    Your typical book-signings feature quiet murmurs of approval and an occasional golf clap; they are lovely events but are usually a bit nap-tastic.... More >>

  • When Jazz Rocks

    published November 7, 2007

    You just can’t keep up with those crazy kids and their loud “raps” and “rock-hop” songs anymore! “When will these... More >>

  • The St. Louis Shag

    published October 31, 2007

    So last Friday’s “So You Think You Can Dance” live performance has you hankering for more? Dancing with the St. Louis Stars... More >>

  • Science Pair

    published October 31, 2007

    Good news: All that time you spent struggling through science classes wasn’t for naught! Whip out that old-school knowledge -- that is, if... More >>

  • Crank Tap, Indian-Style

    published October 31, 2007

    Dance is something that crosses all cultural boundaries. Sure, there are differences in style -- the movements often vary greatly, the music can... More >>

  • Getting into the Groves

    published October 31, 2007

    Art is everywhere -- just ask the folks in Webster Groves. The suburban enclave hosts the second annual 63119 Fine Art Tour all weekend to... More >>

  • Smooth Landings

    published October 31, 2007

    Packing for vacation is tremendously brutal. You’re tired and grouchy and ready for a break already (that’s why you’ve planned this... More >>

  • Our Bar, Our Dinner

    published October 24, 2007

    In case you’re not up on current lingo, you should know that “pizza” is now “flatbread.” You should also know that... More >>

  • Extra! Extra!

    published October 24, 2007

    Yeah, so, we’re not trying to freak you out or anything, and we know that Halloween hasn’t even happened yet, but there are only two... More >>

  • The Great Pumpkins

    published October 24, 2007

    Carving pumpkins is awesome in theory, but it’s kind of a pain in the Halloween mask when you really get down to it. First, you have to... More >>

  • Spirits and Spirits

    published October 24, 2007

    Nothing stinks more than spending weeks and weeks planning out and tracking down all of the parts of your Halloween costume, only to arrive at the... More >>

  • The Costumes Are a Treat

    published October 24, 2007

    The Central West End Halloween Party, which centers around the intersection of North Euclid and Maryland avenues, has long been one of the... More >>

  • The Place Is a Ghost Town!

    published October 24, 2007

    It always feels a bit creepy in Alton, Illinois. Maybe it’s because the town is so close to the dark, ever-rolling waters of the Mississippi,... More >>

  • If the Days Could Last Forever…

    published October 17, 2007

    It’s hard to write about the Deutsch Country Days. Or, rather, it’s difficult to choose what not to write about the... More >>

  • Guilty Pleasures

    published October 17, 2007

    Nowadays, when you spend an afternoon out shopping, you’re not just getting a dose of retail therapy -- you’re helping to fight... More >>

  • The Blame Game

    published October 17, 2007

    Everyone loves a musical revue. And what’s not to love? A talented cast performs the best songs from your favorite movies and/or plays --... More >>

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