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2012 Stories by Chrissy Wilmes

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  • Panty Raid

    published July 12, 2012

    While men's underwear choices are pretty limited -- boxers or briefs? -- women's undergarment options are vast and complicated. There are... More >>

  • A Room Divided

    published March 22, 2012

    A Room Divided depicts life in pre-Civil War St. Louis, where slave owners and anti-slavery sympathizers lived side by side, and both... More >>

  • Fairy Fatales

    published September 6, 2012

    Mad Art Gallery (2727 South Twelfth Street) hosts an opening reception for two new exhibitions. In Fairy Fatales, Brian Cummings presents... More >>

  • Artist Driven

    published August 23, 2012

    Gateway Gallery celebrates its eighth anniversary with Artist Driven, an exhibition featuring sixteen members and guest artists... More >>

  • Disney on Ice

    published September 14, 2012

    Watch as Rapunzel and Flynn from Disney's 50th animated feature, Tangled, fill the ice with Disney princess favorites including Tiana,... More >>

  • The Writing's on the Walls

    published August 16, 2012

    Who could forget elementary school workbooks, where long-division problems and word-association questions are spelled out visually, offering a... More >>

  • Not All Who Wander are Lost

    published August 2, 2012

    Just as social media connects us with the people in our lives (whether we like it or not) it connects us with stories that affect us deeply, for... More >>

  • Moonlight and Magnolias

    published September 6, 2012

    Moonlight and Magnolias is based on the true story behind the making of a classic film. In 1930s Hollywood, producer David O.... More >>

  • Moonlight Ramble

    published September 6, 2012

    There are few things more satisfying than a bike ride through city streets late on a gorgeous summer evening -- and the later, the better.... More >>

  • All That Jazz

    published September 6, 2012

    Armed with Spotify, Youtube, Shazam and, of course, good ol' record-store employees, it's easier than ever to dive head-first into a new band or... More >>

  • Own a Piece of History

    published August 30, 2012

    In preparation for its 40th Anniversary, Blueberry Hill is hosting a sale of some of its pop culture memorabilia. Available items include rock &... More >>

  • Odell Mitchell Jr. Retrospective

    published June 7, 2012

    St. Louis photographer Odell Mitchell Jr. is a jack-of-all-trades within his trade. Not only is he a talented and experienced photojournalist (his... More >>

  • Nightriders

    published August 30, 2012

    This event has been postponed due to inclement weather. It has been rescheduled for September 15. Original post follows. There... More >>

  • Gateway Cup

    published August 30, 2012

    The THF Realty Gateway Cup brings four days of cycling events to St. Louis neighborhoods, including the Tour de Lafayette through Lafayette Square... More >>

  • la jetée

    published August 30, 2012

    Chris Marker's la jetée was revolutionary in content, composition and structure. The short science fiction piece is made... More >>

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    Going to See the Elephant: Hard-luck tale from the past offers modern-day lessons

    published September 6, 2012

    It's hard to imagine the very real isolation that existed here in the Midwest a mere 150 years ago. A family could sit on its homestead and see... More >>

  • Wednesday Night Out

    published April 26, 2012

    Wednesdays are tough. Sure, you're halfway through the week, but still two days away from the weekend and its promise of cocktails and temporary... More >>

  • Domesticity in a Glass House

    published July 19, 2012

    Susan Taylor Glasgow's recent work explored the ideas behind the "bluebird of happiness," pairing images of the winged creatures with those of... More >>

  • Walkin', Talkin', Singin' Stereotypes

    published August 2, 2012

    Live theater tends toward the highbrow, leaving Al Bundy, Roseanne and friends to trashy TV. But the Great American Trailer Park... More >>

  • Throwback Edition: Outback Steakhouse and <i>Point Break</i>

    Throwback Edition: Outback Steakhouse and Point Break

    published Aug 29, 2012

    While RFTmusic was youthfully gallivanting in the rain at Loufest last weekend, Gut Check retained our dignity, embarking on an indoor mini-film fest abetted by Netflix, Family Video and our BFF, Chuc... More >>

  • Eat, Drink and Be Friendly

    published August 16, 2012

    For the millennial generation, networking isn't just a tool for progressing careers; it's the pillar our personal lives depends on. Just tell... More >>

  • Guess Where I'm Eating these Biscuits and Gravy and Win $10 to La Tejana Taqueria [Updated]!

    published Aug 24, 2012

    You can win $10 to La Tejana Taqueria (3149 North Lindbergh Boulevard, Maryland Heights; 314-291-8500) and all you have to do is guess where we eat this plate of biscuits and gravy. Hint: We dined at... More >>

  • The Dark Knight Rises

    published July 19, 2012

    The reviews are unanimous in praise for the finale of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy. Aside from being a dark and intriguing superhero (who's... More >>

  • Little Hills, Big Party

    published August 16, 2012

    There are few things as satisfying as the authoritative clomp of horse hooves and high heels on an old-fashioaned cobblestone street. Enjoy the... More >>

  • Fuzzy Logic

    published July 19, 2012

    In Fuzzy Logic, Sarrita Hunn explores the inexact in a world where precision is implied. Logic is inherently a black-and-white means... More >>

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