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2004 Stories by Byron Kerman

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  • Top Secret!

    published February 11, 2004

    Ever walk out of a movie and think, "I guess that was all right, but it wasn't what I expected"? Thanks to movie reviews, "buzz" and well-meaning... More >>

  • No Atlas Allowed

    published February 11, 2004

    THUR 2/12 What's the secret of those kids who win the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee or Alex Trebek's National Geographic Bee? It... More >>

  • Un-Cabaret's Ripping Yarns

    published February 11, 2004

    SAT 2/14 Un-Cabaret founder and comedian Beth Lapides says that one of the most memorable moments in the show's history... More >>

  • Marvelous Marvin

    published February 11, 2004

    SAT 2/14 Marvin Hamlisch is planning a Valentine's Day surprise for his audiences at the Touhill Performing Arts Center (8001 Natural... More >>

  • Gopher Guts

    published February 4, 2004

    She's done a hippo, a giraffe, an octopus, a scorpion and a rhino fetus. She's never done a manatee, a whale, a chimpanzee or a polar bear. When... More >>

  • A New York

    published February 4, 2004

    If you've ever looked at a dollar coin, you've seen Sacagawea, the Shoshone teenager who accompanied Lewis and Clark on their grand expedition.... More >>

  • Bobcat at Rest

    published February 4, 2004

    You might not see Bobcat Goldthwait as often as you did during his '80s heyday, when he starred in Police Academy 2 and other high-concept... More >>

  • Injustice for All

    published February 4, 2004

    Every single play by Arthur Miller can be represented by the image of a blindfolded Lady Justice being mounted from behind by a violently aroused... More >>

  • Don't Pass This Buck

    published January 28, 2004

    Let's not get our baseball stars confused with real heroes, okay? As we all should know by now, Joe Majorleague can pop a few pills, balloon to... More >>

  • Gray Matters

    published January 28, 2004

    Here in St. Louis, we're famous for frying up cow brains and serving them on white bread. We're also known for manufacturing a certain beverage... More >>

  • Hey Desi, I'm Home

    published January 28, 2004

    FRI 1/30 It's only natural for the expatriates of any country to bond in closely knit communities in a new land. The Hill, Dogtown and... More >>

  • A Car Is Born

    published January 21, 2004

    St. Louis Auto Show, you're just a big tease. You make us imagine that we're the carefree metrosexual behind the wheel of the Corvette Futurekill... 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 >>

  • Play (Snow) Ball!

    published January 21, 2004

    This being winter in St. Louis, a softball tournament is a dicey proposition. With the chilly temperatures (and subzero windchill factors) this... More >>

  • The Three Wives' Tale

    published January 21, 2004

    MON 1/26 We don't blame you for skipping past the display of authors' first novels at your favorite bookstore. (At least until our... More >>

  • Sex, Paralysis, the Usual

    published January 14, 2004

    MON 1/19 Monday's River Styx at Duff's authors bring to the Central West End restaurant stories of a drive-in movie screen... More >>

  • Science + Art =

    published January 14, 2004

    FRI 1/16 In high school, science classes were typically taught by someone unfortunate in the social-skills sphere but quite gifted in... More >>

  • My Son, Keep It Gay

    published January 14, 2004

    The Sum of Us is a comedic drama that imagines a liberal's worst nightmare: a father who's actually too accepting of his gay son's... More >>

  • Nice Shot

    published January 7, 2004

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch photographer Andrew Cutraro says that relations between himself and the Marines started off roughly when he was... 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 >>

  • Four-Wheelin' Down Art Hill

    published January 7, 2004

    Art Hill is notorious as a widowmaker, a breaker of limbs and tailbones, a rite of passage that can serve as fodder for happy childhood dreams or... More >>

  • Iron Chef

    published January 7, 2004

    Maybe the phrase "A kitchen is a playground for adults" has never been attributed to some great, gastronomically inclined mind or printed in... More >>

  • Steady Diet of Atkins

    published January 7, 2004

    FRI 1/9 If it weren't for Chet Atkins, we probably wouldn't have country-pop behemoths such as Shania Twain and Garth Brooks. Atkins'... More >>

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