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2007 Stories by Brooke Foster

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  • Boyz n the Theater

    published December 26, 2007

    Blaxploitation is problematic. Although many films from the genre were written and directed by African Americans, the movies tend to play up... More >>

  • Art with Heart

    published December 26, 2007

    Kids' artistic urges are strong. Given the chance, they'll apply colored markers to absolutely anything: walls, vintage books, a particularly... More >>

  • 2007: The Year in Movies and Music

    published December 19, 2007

    Revenge of the Nerds Absolutely, unequivocally, this has been The Year of The Apatow: Judd got Knocked Up to the tune of... More >>

  • Party Time, Elephant

    published December 19, 2007

    Most American teens consider themselves too cool for birthday parties. Leave the cupcakes and the brightly colored hats to the children, they... More >>

  • Make Romance

    published December 12, 2007

    Remember the first time you made a romantic dinner for two, and you put candles absolutely everywhere? Candelabra on the table. Tea lights by the... More >>

  • Drink to Kidney Health

    published December 12, 2007

    No one wants to go to wine-and-cheese tastings at your house anymore. Yes, it's harsh. But consider these four words: Boone's Farm and Velveeta.... More >>

  • Cause and Effect

    published December 5, 2007

    There are many causes for a cocktail: preparing your income taxes, steeling your nerves for dinner with the boss, realizing this really is the... More >>

  • Piece of Cake

    published November 21, 2007

    Cupcakes have successfully invaded our city, taking over like a sweet, frosted, be-sprinkled army. And it's about damn time. Once relegated to... More >>

  • You Have the Right to Have Fun

    published November 21, 2007

    Hey, friend, how're you feeling about your civil liberties these days? What? No, ignore that strange clicking in the background; this conversation... More >>

  • Women’s Studies

    published November 14, 2007

    The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum on Washington University’s campus (Forsyth and Skinker boulevards) is a cultural gem packed with... More >>

  • A Pug's Life

    published October 24, 2007

    Look, the Billiken Club is the jam. Not only does the SLU venue book amazing bands (cf. The Twilight Sad), but the college-food court... More >>

  • Our Bodies, Our Selves

    published October 17, 2007

    German anatomist and Body Worlds founder Gunther von Hagens would like to show you a thing or two. Since its first unveiling in 1995, Body... More >>

  • Chef vs. Chef

    published October 10, 2007

    This reminds me of my mother. This tastes like an onion sleeping under a tree. Tee hee, my mouth feels silly! Dadaist poetry?... More >>

  • Feel Like Family

    published October 10, 2007

    Our grandmother, rest her sweet soul, was no cook. The drive to Grandma’s was around 1,100 miles (“over the river and through the... More >>

  • Sad Songs (Say So Much)

    published October 3, 2007

    Aberdeen sits at the top of Scotland, farther north than even the Highlands, and on gray days the city looks almost apocalyptic. This isn't the... More >>

  • Closer to Wine

    published October 3, 2007

    Bring a box of Franzia to the country-club picnic, and you risk ostracism. But bring your own wine to the grounds of the gorgeous Cabanne House... More >>

  • Over the Rhine

    published September 26, 2007

    In "Let's Spend the Day in Bed," a sweet love song on Over the Rhine's newest album, The Trumpet Child, Karin Bergquist croons,... More >>

  • To Bean or not To Bean?

    published September 26, 2007

    Chili inspires competition in a way that few other foods can. After all, when was the last time you attended a Mashed Potato Match or a Beet-Down?... More >>

  • Go Longhorn!

    published September 19, 2007

    A black cowboy walks into a bar in Alton. No, that’s not the setup to a bad joke; if you’re interested in seeing some great comedy, it... More >>

  • Style and Class

    published September 19, 2007

    Herbert Hoover, the American president, is known for many things: He constructed a most-righteous dam, set aside oodles of national parkland,... More >>

  • BYO Parrot

    published September 12, 2007

    Hey, have you heard about the new pirate movie? It’s rated Arrrrr. If that joke provoked a hearty tee-hee, then you are either a) five years... More >>

  • Gone a-Courting

    published September 12, 2007

    The Skinker-DeBaliviere area has always had a special place in our hearts. The diverse population, the giant trees, the divine desserts at Atlas:... More >>

  • How Not to Be Alone

    published September 12, 2007

    If an award were given for Best Simpsons Cameo by a Great American Author, the prize would indisputably go to Thomas Pynchon, whose cartoon... More >>

  • Get Out!

    published September 5, 2007

    Just how much do we adore Schlafly events? Here’s how much: The beloved local brewery could sponsor a benefit for lactose-intolerant clowns,... More >>

  • South Asia Fantasia

    published September 5, 2007

    St. Louisans are a lucky bunch. We have stellar architecture, verdant parks, friendly corner bars and a hassle-free interstate system (tee hee,... More >>

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