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2005 Stories by Brooke Foster

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  • A Garden of Ceramic Delights

    published November 30, 2005

    In general flowers are beautiful. The color; the shape of a bloom; the assembled mass of flowers in a bed, working color in point and... More >>

  • Barrel of Fun

    published November 16, 2005

    This Week's Day-by-Day Picks More >>

  • Films Without Borders

    published November 9, 2005

    FEATURE FILMS: Beyond the Rocks (unrated) Sam Wood. Beyond the Rocks was presumed lost for more than 80 years. But then,... More >>

  • Five Days of Fear

    published October 26, 2005

    Parents shiver and curse as they accompany their kids around the cul-de-sac, the boys costumed as The Wiggles and the girls gussied up like The... More >>

  • Sashay Chardonnay

    published October 12, 2005

    While our washboard abs and George Hamilton-caliber tan might suggest otherwise, we writer-types don't venture outdoors too often. There's the... More >>

  • Sufjan Stevens

    published September 21, 2005

    Everybody wants to talk about Sufjan Stevens' Christianity. But religion -- common in folk songs and hip-hop's holy shout-outs -- rarely rests... More >>

  • Puttin' on the Dog

    published September 21, 2005

    Hello, darling readers. You're looking particularly lovely, enviably svelte, positively aglow in these waning days of summer. Is that a new shirt?... More >>

  • She Works Hard for the Money

    published September 14, 2005

    Cindy Sherman has been a housewife, a prostitute, a buxom librarian with a vacuous come-hither gaze. She's been a resort-dwelling starlet, a... More >>

  • Naked Chef

    published September 7, 2005

    THUR 9/8 Jamie Oliver is, of course, cuter than a basketful of golden retriever puppies. And unlike other telechefs, who implore... More >>

  • Black Ball

    published August 31, 2005

    Baseball, St. Louis' beloved sport, is often heralded as the "National Pastime." While the universal popularity of the game has been in... More >>

  • Chris Mills and the New Miserable Bastards

    published August 31, 2005

    We're just going to go ahead and claim alt-country troubadour Chris Mills as one of our own. Sure, he's a Chicago boy now -- and he's... More >>

  • Everybody's Sauced

    published August 24, 2005

    SAT 8/27 This may come as a surprise to many, but here in the office, we like to hit the sauce. And we don't discriminate: Our... More >>

  • Beemer Me Up

    published August 10, 2005

    In the interest of full disclosure, Ms. Day doesn't drive a minivan (it seems that some were misled by one of her writings the other week). But,... 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 >>

  • Mr. Wizard

    published July 13, 2005

    "Harry! Hey, Harry, wait up!" Ron Weasley panted, his tattered robes trailing the ground as he ran. "Something big's about to happen!" Harry... 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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • City of Sisterly Love

    published June 15, 2005

    You may not know this, but St. Louis has fourteen sister cities (and no brother cities that we know about). Yep, that's right: Fourteen other... More >>

  • Think Pink

    published June 8, 2005

    The facts about breast cancer are dark: According to the American Cancer Society's "Cancer Facts & Figures 2005," one in seven women will develop... More >>

  • Hand-Crafted in Japan

    published June 1, 2005

    There is something undeniably intimate about being tattooed. You have some skin showing, another person has his or her hands on you, and your body... More >>

  • Surround Sound Puppet Theater

    published May 18, 2005

    Puppets are underused as a means of artistic expression. In Western culture, the puppet show is sidelined as "kid stuff," implying that the medium... More >>

  • Look to the Skies!

    published May 4, 2005

    FRI 5/6 Aliens walk among us. Not those drab little gray monsters who lurk along the backwater highways of the American Southwest; no,... More >>

  • Like Sands Through the Hourglass

    published April 20, 2005

    So for years there was this guy in South Beach who built an absolutely amazing sandcastle. The thing was practically life-size, and it included an... More >>

  • The Wearing of the Plaid

    published March 30, 2005

    In April of 2001, Governor Holden proclaimed April 6 to be forever Tartan Day in Missouri, a day to celebrate your Scottish heritage.... More >>

  • Eight Is Great!

    published March 16, 2005

    SAT 3/19 Well, the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra finally finished wrangling over contracts and finances and is back to the business of... More >>

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