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2011 Stories by Chrissy Wilmes

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  • Father Superior

    published December 29, 2011

    Father Charles Dismas Clark ain't no square priest, you see. Once a Saint Louis University High School teacher and the unofficial patron saint of... More >>

  • Behold that Tiger

    published December 22, 2011

    Woody Allen, the quintessential East Coast cynic of cinema, has dozens of films under his belt. He's dabbled in nearly every genre, from romantic... More >>

  • Christmas at the Zoo

    published December 15, 2011

    Dreaming of a White Christmas? While no one can promise you snow (or snow days, for that matter) the folks at the St. Louis Zoo in Forest Park... More >>

  • Cinemaestro, John Williams

    published December 22, 2011

    Steven Spielberg and George Lucas have made some of the most iconic films in cinematic history, but what would Jurassic Park or Raiders... More >>

  • Are You Feeling Fruitful?

    published December 15, 2011

    Kwanzaa has all the necessary trappings of a great holiday: an epic feast and a gift exchange. Although it's not nearly as widely celebrated as... More >>

  • Let's Make Up

    published December 15, 2011

    Have you ever watched Upright Citizens' Brigade and thought, "I could do that!"? Well, we hate to break it to you, but you probably can't -- yet.... More >>

  • Green Christmas

    published November 24, 2011

    Mr. Grinch -- an infamous sociopath, and greater than Scrooge himself in feats of holiday-related misanthropy. He harbors a hatred for all things... More >>

  • Green Christmas

    published November 24, 2011

    Mr. Grinch -- an infamous sociopath, and greater than Scrooge himself in feats of holiday-related misanthropy. He harbors a hatred for all things... More >>

  • Where to Eat on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

    published Dec 22, 2011

    For some folks, Christmas is a day of mandatory family time in celebration of some cool old cat's birthday, and for others, it's an ever-annoying nuisance that means little to them except that there's... More >>

  • Winter Provender

    published December 8, 2011

    Unlike bats, squirrels, lemurs and other lucky mammals, humans can't hibernate -- but we can certainly try. Thankfully, there's a farmers' market... More >>

  • William K. Busch's Kräftig Lager: Better Than Bud Select!
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    William K. Busch's Kräftig Lager: "Better Than Bud Select!"

    published Dec 19, 2011

    As the comments on our first Kräftig post prove, there's no consensus on the new lager from William K. Busch. Opinions range from: I just sat down and had the two beers, both equally horrible. They ... More >>

  • Restaurants, Mind Your Fucking Televisions
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    Restaurants, Mind Your Fucking Televisions

    published Dec 16, 2011

    Gut Check has begrudgingly accepted the sad fact that there will often be an illuminated screen of one type or another shoved in our faces when we eat. Sometimes it's a date that won't put his damn iP... More >>

  • Deck Yer Walls Highlights This Weekend's Art Openings

    published Dec 16, 2011

    Deck Yer Walls: Art sale features work by Kit Keith, Timothy Meehan, Jeremy Rabus and Jay Alan Babcock at affordable prices perfect for gift-giving. Sat., Dec. 17, 2 p.m., free admission, call 314-71... More >>

  • Daiya Vegan Cheese is Animal-Friendly, but Is It Fat Phobic?
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    Daiya Vegan Cheese is Animal-Friendly, but Is It Fat Phobic?

    published Dec 14, 2011

    Thanks to social media, corporations and public figures can now embarrass themselves (often by sticking their stinky, figurative feet right into their metaphorical mouths) more easily and more often. ... More >>

  • The Freakonomics Take On How American Food Got Bad

    published Dec 14, 2011

    Last night on "Freakonomics Radio," host Kai Ryssdal interviewed Stephen Dubner about how prohibition, immigration restrictions and your children have all played a part in the dumbing down of good 'ol... More >>

  • Etsy-Besty Craft Show

    published December 1, 2011

    You haven't heard of Etsy? Well, allow us to introduce you to your new favorite time- and cash-siphon. The website ( More >>

  • We Buy Gold Highlights This Weekend's Art Openings

    published Dec 09, 2011

    We Buy Gold: An exhibition of painted works by Tate Foley that explore the advertising phenomenon of the ubiquitous "We Buy Gold" signs. Opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, December 9. Tuesday... More >>

  • Damon Freed: Life Saver and the Cherokee Print League Sale Highlight this Weekend's Art Openings

    published Dec 02, 2011

    Damon Freed: Life Saver: Freed's second solo exhibition with the gallery features paintings that delve deeper into the dichotomy of balance and symmetry. Opening reception from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, D... More >>

  • Shop & Roll

    published November 17, 2011

    Each November, dozens of hip, local creative types get together to hawk their wares at the Rock N Roll Craft Show, a one-of-a-kind,... More >>

  • Winter's Hard. So Win Some Pancakes!

    published Dec 01, 2011

    Chris Brown's "Look at Me Now" has been covered and remade again and again, but this version clearly takes the, uh, cake. Mac Lethal's got pancakes and mad flow. We happen to have two jars of Apple G... More >>

  • Grape Tomatoes Recalled for Potential Salmonella Contamination

    published Dec 01, 2011

    ​St. Louis-based produce distributor Front Row Produce is recalling ten-ounce and ten-pound packages of its grape tomatoes after potential salmonella contamination was discovered at the Mission, Tex... More >>

  • Comedian Andi Smith of NeighborGood Foods Gets Raw About Her Mom, Refinancing and Hot Female Comics

    published Dec 01, 2011

    In September, Gut Check chatted with comedian power couple Andi Smith and John Doelling about NeighborGood Foods, their Maplewood-based food delivery service that brings responsibly grown produce to f... More >>

  • Pi Pizzeria to Dedicate Its Food Truck to Benefit Charity
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    Pi Pizzeria to Dedicate Its Food Truck to Benefit Charity

    published Nov 30, 2011

    ​Pi Pizzeria is known for many things. Its pizza is loved by President Obama, it has a great happy hour, it set the standard for the food-truck boom in St. Louis and, of course, it serves up a mean ... More >>

  • The Thanksgiving Tradition

    published November 17, 2011

    We give candy and flowers for Valentine's Day, because we're supposed to. We decorate trees with lights and tacky ornaments for Christmas, because... More >>

  • Eat With Your Eyes

    published November 10, 2011

    You may think you know food -- that is, until you see Ferran Adria and his staff examine ingredients with all the fervor of research scientists... More >>

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