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2008 Stories by Brooke Foster

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  • Party at the Scottish Arms

    published December 10, 2008

    All too often, the phrase "holiday party" carries with it a dark portent. Will the boss get tanked on eggnog? Will Stu from accounts receiving and... More >>

  • Wine and Weihnacht

    published December 3, 2008

    The holiday season encroaches — oops, we mean arrives — earlier and earlier each year. In fact, in 2009 you might want to... More >>

  • Pressing Matters

    published December 3, 2008

    Each year, holiday cheer is dampened by thoughtless, last-minute gifts. There's nothing quite as bummerific as watching Uncle Merv's face fall... More >>

  • Meet our first MasterMinds: The RFT rewards four outstanding young St. Louis-based artists in the categories of film/video, visual arts, literary arts and performing arts

    published August 27, 2008

    I love my job. Like any job, it can be a pain; I suppose that, were this the best of all possible worlds, I'd be lying in a hammock on some... More >>

  • Rodeo Drive

    published August 27, 2008

    Experiencing Olympic fatigue? Tired of the over-the-top pageantry, the breathless commentary, the chiseled abs of the American swim team (just... More >>

  • Lounge Hard, Lounge Free

    published June 18, 2008

    People throw around superlatives with reckless abandon these days. Every car dealership/sports bar/pork-steak sale is the "biggest," the "best,"... More >>

  • The Boulevard at Sunset

    published June 18, 2008

    Look: During the winter it's perfectly acceptable to "B" Seen on Your Couch. But now that snowplows are out and sundresses are in, it's time to... More >>

  • Hey, Mr. DJ!

    published June 11, 2008

    The life of a DJ is pretty sweet. Free CDs arrive en masse each day. The hottest nightclubs invite you out to spin. Yep, life is one big... More >>

  • Get Literati

    published May 28, 2008

    Tired of sitting in bars full of twentysomethings who begin conversations with "Wanna see my iPhone?" or "Did you watch last night's Rock of... More >>

  • St. Louis is alive with great live music: Tune in to the city's hottest summer sounds

    published May 21, 2008

    Summer's finally here, and that means you have no excuse not to go see live music. During the interminable winter months, you had valid... More >>

  • Zinners and Zaints

    published May 14, 2008

    Why do Fridays get to have all the fun? While worker bees anticipate Fridays with the fervor of kids awaiting the final school bell, the other... More >>

  • State of the Union

    published April 30, 2008

    Michael Chabon is an astounding fiction writer, a true master of the form. Whether he's describing the politics of academia (Wonder... More >>

  • Let's Talk About Sex, Baby

    published April 23, 2008

    Science writer Mary Roach can make absolutely anything funny and fascinating. In Stiff, she hung around with crash-test bodies and... More >>

  • Eat and Drink Well

    published April 16, 2008

    In an age when the word "affair" is typically preceded by phrases like "that whole sordid," it's refreshing to encounter something that's truly... More >>

  • They Call it Puppy Suds

    published April 2, 2008

    If we were to identify the three things most crucial for human happiness, the list would go something like: puppies, cold beer and an assortment... More >>

  • Eat for the Cause

    published April 2, 2008

    On the morning of August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf Coast as a Category 3 storm. Those are the simple numbers, the... More >>

  • From Good to Wurst

    published March 26, 2008

    Are you bummed by the news that there'll be no Strassenfest this year? Do you weep inconsolably when you hear the faint strains of a far-off... More >>

  • It's Not Trivial!

    published March 19, 2008

    Some kids are masters of slow food: lingering at the dinner table, idly pushing peas around their plates. If you're the parent of a child who... More >>

  • Continental Divide

    published March 5, 2008

    Truth is almost always stranger, murkier and more poignant than fiction, so more moviegoers are turning to documentary film for insight into a... More >>

  • South American Sips

    published February 20, 2008

    What can you expect from a place called Celebrity Chef Kitchens? Will Mario Batali wander in sporting his trademark orange clogs and make... More >>

  • Go Pug Yourself

    published January 30, 2008

    What is it about pugs that makes them so darn precious, so irresistibly adorable? Is it the wee wrinkly faces? The attentive head-tilting?... More >>

  • Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin

    published January 23, 2008

    The boys of Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin present a bit of a conundrum. They create such foot-stomping, genuinely fun rock music... More >>

  • Mardi Hearty

    published January 16, 2008

    Ready to prep for Mardi Gras? You can go the party-bro route or the classy route. Party-bro route: guzzling hurricanes, practicing the art of the... More >>

  • State of Bean

    published January 2, 2008

    What defines a great coffee adventure? Fighting your coworkers for the last dregs in the break-room carafe? Managing to maintain highway speed... More >>

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