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2005 Stories by Amy Helms

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  • Pappadam Preach

    published November 30, 2005

    SAT 12/3 Face it: We like Jesus better when he's singing and dancing. From Godspell to Jesus Christ Superstar, it's... More >>

  • Christ, What a Book

    published November 16, 2005

    FRI 11/18 Over the last quarter-century, blood-happy Anne Rice has interviewed vampires, thieved bodies, damned Queens and even... More >>

  • Trek to the Country

    published October 12, 2005

    So they've finally gotten to you -- the William Shatner lawyer commercials, that is -- and now you need a break from that infernal television. But... More >>

  • Plaid to the Bone

    published October 5, 2005

    For those of us not fortunate enough to be born Scottish, nor even of Scottish descent, life can be lonely. We never feel the proud thrill of... More >>

  • We Have Mouthfeel

    published September 28, 2005

    So you don't have tickets to the final two Cardinals games at Busch Stadium, but you still plan to head downtown to soak up the ambiance. Why not... More >>

  • One-Stop Beauty

    published September 21, 2005

    With Friday night being the unofficial official night for art-show openings, one can end up running all over town to take in a show or two (or... More >>

  • Beer Cheer

    published September 14, 2005

    For years you've known the power of Schlafly beer. Remember when you got fired for licking other people's lunches in the break room? What filled... More >>

  • What Is That Word?

    published September 7, 2005

    FRI 9/9 Gentlemen, if you're in the mood for a quiet (or not-so-quiet) night alone, just say those three magic words: "I. Hate.... More >>

  • Look! Up in the Sky!

    published August 31, 2005

    Once, county fairs were humble proceedings. You showed off your prize heifer; you learned the latest advances in sheep-shearing... More >>

  • Bye, Summer

    published August 24, 2005

    FRI 8/26 Are you ready to say goodbye to summer, to go back to school or the daily work grind -- without even a taste of vacation again... More >>

  • Fab Fabrics

    published August 17, 2005

    Those commercials are right: Cotton is the fabric of our lives -- or, more broadly, textiles are. We often reflect upon items like upholstery and... More >>

  • Segways Are from Saturn?

    published August 10, 2005

    FRI 8/12 A few weeks ago, attentive readers will recall, the Night & Day team raved about how the Saint Louis Science Center (5050... More >>

  • Roll Out the Barrel

    published August 3, 2005

    Mr. Night and Ms. Day are big fans of Germany. How big? Sehr gröss, Herr Kommissar. So gröss, in fact, that we have been planning our... More >>

  • Garbage or Gold?

    published July 27, 2005

    WED 7/27 Once there was a young writer who collected everything she saw, going from antique stores to estate sales to garage sales and... More >>

  • Non-Crash Course

    published July 20, 2005

    SUN 7/24 We've all heard the stories of the affluent county kid who receives the brand-spankin'-new luxury car on his sixteenth... More >>

  • They Built This City

    published July 6, 2005

    Ever since Starship's Craig Chaquico was at the Touhill last month, we've been walking around Night & Day Global Industries humming "We Built This... More >>

  • Festive Firearms

    published June 29, 2005

    Don't feel like dealing with the hustle and bustle of the Fair at Laclede's Landing this year? Pine for the genteel comforts of those lazy... More >>

  • The New Mini

    published June 22, 2005

    Past the windmill blades, into the hippo's mouth, through the scary clown's crotch, over the castle's moat and into the pint of Guinness. Into the... More >>

  • Here's to You, Ms. Robinson

    published June 22, 2005

    SAT 6/25 Marilynne Robinson is not another J.D. Salinger, sequestered in the woods, endlessly rewriting her earlier work, but you would... More >>

  • Sedaris in Concert

    published June 15, 2005

    TUES 6/21 You know you've made it as an author when bookstores have to develop contingency plans to accommodate large crowds for your... More >>

  • Root for the Home Root

    published June 8, 2005

    It makes sense that the people of Collinsville, Illinois, would choose to celebrate horseradish. Besides respecting Collinsville's status as the... More >>

  • Find Your Way Back

    published June 8, 2005

    THUR 6/9 OK, that headline's a little unfair. Craig Chaquico, the one-time guitarist for Jefferson Starship (the glory years, from '74... More >>

  • Garden of Song

    published June 1, 2005

    Summertime, summertime, sum-sum-summertime. While the official start of summer is still a few weeks off, one of St. Louis' favorite warm-weather... More >>

  • Need-to-Be Inspired Minds

    published May 25, 2005

    Thomas Edison once said that "Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration." (Or was it Willy Wonka who spoke those... More >>

  • Show and Attell

    published May 18, 2005

    FRI 5/20 Last we saw Dave Attell on TV (before last week's Conan appearance, of course), he was oogling up a sweat at a Berlin... More >>

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