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2004 Stories by Brooke Foster

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  • Bowl Like an Egyptian

    published December 1, 2004

    Back in Ms. Day's, ahem, day, she wasn't forced to walk to school uphill both ways (she's not that old!). But she's just old enough that her... 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 >>

  • Wonder About the Water

    published October 6, 2004

    SAT 10/9 St. Louis is a strange place. The main reason for civilization existing here, at this very spot, is because of the confluence... More >>

  • Get DTown

    published September 29, 2004

    FRI 10/1 They say art expands the mind. Now it's time to expand your definition of art. At the third ArtDimensions ArtDTour event... More >>

  • Wheels of Good Fortune

    published September 1, 2004

    SUN 9/5 When you think "classic cars," your mind turns naturally to Elvis Aron Presley and charity. The King was as famous for his... More >>

  • Cajun Haus

    published July 7, 2004

    Hermann, Missouri, is a good little field trip for St. Louisans. It's a fun place to get drunk -- get drunk, that is, on the intoxicating aroma of... More >>

  • Golden Oldies

    published June 30, 2004

    After recording and touring behind Satellite Rides in 2001, the four members of the Old 97's took a break. They took a break from recording... More >>

  • You're Not Tied Down

    published June 16, 2004

    SUN 6/20 Father's Day and ties. The two go together like liver and onions, and we all know how popular that combo is. Still, there are... More >>

  • American Cutie

    published June 9, 2004

    This is it: You're face-to-face with that witty writer you adore, handing him a well-worn copy of his own book, speaking ever-so-haltingly: "I... More >>

  • Talib Kweli and MF Doom

    published May 12, 2004

    Before Dave Chapelle was selling out the Pageant and sneaking the phrase "I'm Rick James, bitch!" into the office lexicon (um, the lexicon of... More >>

  • Holy Cow!

    published April 28, 2004

    SAT 5/1 Cards vs. Cubs: Can there ever be any common ground between these two contentious tribes? Not a truce, because it is their... More >>

  • Deep Rugs

    published April 21, 2004

    Think of it as a split-screen TV -- made out of wool. It's called a "four-in-one" rug, and the four colorful scenes depicted in the weaving... More >>

  • Arena Poetry

    published April 14, 2004

    Remember the scene in Gladiator where the gladiator single-handedly defeats the tigers? Or those nature shows that follow the lions as they... More >>

  • Pyramid Scheme

    published March 10, 2004

    Timothy Orikri flips through the pages of what looks like an artist's portfolio but is, in truth, a life story. There are recent works: familiar... More >>

  • Stereophonics

    published March 3, 2004

    Who here doesn't have at least a tiny crush on England? The royal scandals, the centuries-long feuds, the stone castles and the moors and the... More >>

  • Lamb

    published March 3, 2004

    Can a lasting relationship begin with a lie? If said relationship is between the brilliant new Lamb album and you, dear listener, the answer is... More >>

  • Stereolab

    published February 18, 2004

    Find someone who hates Stereolab. Go ahead: Find a person who claims to be annoyed by the harpsichords, irritated by the analog synths, baffled by... More >>

  • Air

    published January 28, 2004

    Why is it, exactly, that so many Americans dislike the French? This isn't a recent development: Long before adding "freedom fries" and "freedom... More >>

  • Double Happiness

    published January 21, 2004

    As far as art galleries affixed to universities go, St. Louis has to consider itself lucky. We have St. Louis Community College-Meramec, which... More >>

  • Squeeze Lemmons Film Night

    published January 7, 2004

    Every moviegoer is a critic in casual clothing; opinions are formulated and dispensed on the ride/walk home, and even though no one is paying to... More >>

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