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2008 Stories by Alison Sieloff

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  • Setting Goals

    published December 31, 2008

    This holiday season has left you fat and happy. Of course, happiness is a good thing any time of year, but plumpness is the sworn enemy of most... More >>

  • Improv-ment

    published December 31, 2008

    After an evening visiting with your terrible-joke-telling Uncle Andre — wow, the recent holiday festivities were tough — you've come... More >>

  • Farming for Facts

    published December 31, 2008

    George Washington Carver achieved great things during his life, but most of what you think is true about the accomplished scientist probably... More >>

  • Bring Your Cameras

    published December 31, 2008

    Much like rock stars and actors, eagles have many adoring fans who just want to catch a glimpse of them. These admirers would never dream that... More >>

  • Going, Going...

    published December 31, 2008

    When art exhibits open, it is with much fanfare and circumstance. The receptions are packed with people checking out the art and excitedly... More >>

  • It's Santa's Kingdom

    published December 24, 2008

    Holiday magic is an intangible yet very real part of the season. At Santa's Magical Kingdom, the beaming drive-through light display in... More >>

  • Picture Perfect

    published December 24, 2008

    When you leave most New Year's Eve celebrations, your only parting gift is the promise of a New Year's Day hangover. But at the New Year's Eve... More >>

  • Friday Night's All Right for Dancing

    published December 24, 2008

    If you're lucky, your friends are still hosting awesome dance parties at their apartments, where the jams are loud, the dancing is free-form and... More >>

  • It's Cool When It's Cool

    published December 24, 2008

    When the Birth of the Cool: California Art, Design and Culture at Mid-Century art exhibit opened at Washington University's Mildred Lane... More >>

  • This Jam Isn't Edible

    published December 17, 2008

    Famous funnyman (and St. Louisan) Bill Chott hosts the annual Christmas Improv Jam. Bring a canned good for Feeding America, and your... More >>

  • Presentable Presents

    published December 17, 2008

    A book filled with coupons redeemable for completed chores. A plastic spider ring and a piece of stale Halloween candy. Your own bottle of... More >>

  • The Complimentary Clause

    published December 17, 2008

    As much as you love that old Wehrenberg Theatres theme song, so do the Wehrenberg Theatres love you. Don't believe us? Well, why else would you be... More >>

  • Hooray, Buffet!

    published December 17, 2008

    Brunch is quite possibly the most special meal. Many people think of it as a replacement for both breakfast and lunch, but we really consider it... More >>

  • Echoes of the Old World

    published December 17, 2008

    Right about now, the ubiquity of holiday music almost ruins the specialness of it. Seriously, how many times can a person hear "Rockin' Around the... More >>

  • Take a Bough

    published December 17, 2008

    Childhood is all about firsts, and your little one's introduction to theater should be a special, memorable event. The Imaginary Theatre Company... More >>

  • Pole Position

    published December 17, 2008

    You're plenty familiar with the cookies-and-milk obsession and the penchant for flying vehicles, but there are still some things you don't know... More >>

  • We're Oliver This

    published December 10, 2008

    Nothing can compare to an actual visit to Great Britain. The buildings are quaint, the accents are superb, and the food is, well, it's edible. All... More >>

  • Visions of Sugarplums

    published December 10, 2008

    Attending a performance of The Nutcracker is practically required this time of year. The beautiful music and the holiday-centric... More >>

  • Sounds of the Season

    published December 10, 2008

    A good part of the joy of the holiday season comes from music. The time-honored tunes ring out from the radio and from the mouths of school... More >>

  • A Glowing Preview

    published December 10, 2008

    What is it about candlelight that gets folks so excited? Do we just love the warm glow? Perhaps something in our DNA conjures up a bit of that... More >>

  • Sugar and Ice

    published December 10, 2008

    Per the recommendation of the esteemed Night & Day staff (ahem), you have already laid eyes on The Nutcracker this holiday season... More >>

  • Kicking Around the Christmas Tree

    published December 10, 2008

    What you, as a member of the general population, likely don't know is how much work goes into doing a kick line really well. Not only is it... More >>

  • Pretty Paper

    published December 3, 2008

    The best part of the holidays might be the variety. You get to see friends and family members with whom you don't often spend time, everyone's... More >>

  • Feel the Beat

    published December 3, 2008

    Adult dance classes are filled with a host of characters. There are your still-living-the-dream serious types, your skilled dancers who encourage... More >>

  • Mommie Dearest?

    published December 3, 2008

    Lifetime movies — with their over-dramatic storylines, suspense-building plots and tidy two-hour runtimes — make for some pretty... More >>

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