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2012 Stories by Chrissy Wilmes

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  • Documenting the Dead

    published August 16, 2012

    Selena Valezquez, "The Zombie Queen of St. Louis," hosts a Zombie Bash at Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue; 314-773-3363 or More >>

  • Better than a Three-Penny Circus

    published August 16, 2012

    It's Saturday night, and entertainment options abound. Should you go dancing, see a play, watch some burlesque or just sit at home and work... More >>

  • First Look: Comet Coffee
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    First Look: Comet Coffee

    published Aug 22, 2012

    See also: Slideshow: A First Look at Comet Coffee Comet Coffee Opens in Highlands Plaza Today There's coffee, and then there's coffee. The former is typically cheap and exists to get us through the ... More >>

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    Jenny Murphy: 2012 Riverfront Times MasterMind Award Winner

    published August 23, 2012

    "I will live here forever," Jenny Murphy says with a wide, contagious grin as she offers a tour of her studio. The Texas-born artist is... More >>

  • Vroom-Vroom

    published August 16, 2012

    While wine and cheese are welcome additions to any event, they don't exactly make for a thrilling atmosphere. If you're looking for something... More >>

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    Pride and Headdresses: The Disney tale is a favorite, but it's the wardrobe that dazzles most in The Lion King

    published August 23, 2012

    Just as tween heartthrob Jonathan Taylor Thomas and stage star Nathan Lane once educated generations of youngsters about the sad, beautiful... More >>

  • Lyrical Darlings

    published August 9, 2012

    Poetry is itself a study of what shapes language can take, and what a string of words can accomplish both within tight constraints and in the... More >>

  • Murder Mystery Marriage

    published August 2, 2012

    A stranger runs his car into a ditch and arrives at a house, finding the murdered body of a former big-game hunter inside. Standing next to the... More >>

  • The Dream of the '90s is Alive at Skatefest

    published August 9, 2012

    Skateboarding was invented in the '40s, reinvented in the '70s and renewed in the '90s. The bedecked decks have become a symbol of counterculture,... More >>

  • Hold On To Your Butts

    published August 9, 2012

    Few movies hold up as splendidly as Steven Spielberg's sci-fi masterpiece, Jurassic Park. It possesses all the necessary elements of... More >>

  • Louis Sullivan

    published August 9, 2012

    Closing the Creative Exchange Lab's Design Film Series is a special meta screening, promising to immerse viewers in the work of its titular... More >>

  • Back to School

    published August 9, 2012

    In pop culture even something as mundane and essential as school is glamorized, from the fashionable halls of private schools in Gossip... More >>

  • Suicidal Tendencies

    published August 2, 2012

    Troy Billings is seventeen, overweight and suicidal. His life takes a much needed upturn when he's rescued by a charming, too-cool-for-school... More >>

  • Frankenstein and Friends

    published August 2, 2012

    While it's easier than ever to access nearly any movie one could hope for on the cheap, deciding what to watch has never been more difficult. We... More >>

  • Life After People

    published June 21, 2012

    Avery Danziger's latest exhibition calls to mind a certain fascinating and terrifying television documentary series called Life After... More >>

  • In Good Company

    published July 26, 2012

    Watch as non-committal Bobby juggles his three girlfriends amid his circle of married friends in short vignette form. The Hawthorne Players... More >>

  • Teenager from Mars (and She Don't Care)

    published August 2, 2012

    Teenager from Outer Space is a classic tale of star-crossed lovers -- you know, where a young alien falls in love with an earth girl... More >>

  • Overlook Farm's Luv Luv Farm Festival and Barbecue Cookoff Returns

    published Aug 09, 2012

    Now that the drought has relented and the temperature hovers on the better side of 100 degrees, it's prime time to enjoy all the fine summer festivities you can squeeze in before autumn takes over. An... More >>

  • Help Make Honey Badger BBQ Sauce, Defeat Cobras, Et Cetera

    published Aug 09, 2012

    As you've probably guessed by now, Gut Check spends all of our time eating, drinking and Internetting (with occasional dance breaks and naps). We're constantly consuming, and in our quest for food new... More >>

  • Late Nite Grindhouse: Suspiria

    published August 2, 2012

    The Hi-Pointe Theatre (10025 McCausland Avenue, Richmond Heights; 314-995-6273) hosts two late night screenings of Dario Argento's highly stylized... More >>

  • Whip It!

    published August 2, 2012

    The wide world of sports is almost entirely ruled by men. We're not disregarding the W leagues and the "lady" high school teams (although many are... More >>

  • First Look: Burger, INK Merges the "Better Burger" with Body Art

    published Aug 08, 2012

    Speaking with husband-and-wife food-truck proprietors Tara and Josh Lemmon, it's easy to see what puts the "ink" in Burger, INK. The pair shares a fondness for body art, a theme that bleeds through to... More >>

  • We Don't Need No Water

    published July 12, 2012

    Okay, we actually really do need some water. We're in the middle of a nationwide drought that's led to ravaged crops and massive,... More >>

  • Send in the Clowns

    published July 19, 2012

    Stephen Sondheim is one of the most well-known artists in theater. With an Oscar, eight Tonys, some Grammys and a Pulitzer under his belt, it's... More >>

  • Joseph's Dreamcoat and Boogie Shoes

    published July 19, 2012

    While it certainly has its moments of lighthearted, educational parables and uplifting tales where the blind can see, the bible is a major bummer.... More >>

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