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2012 Stories by Chrissy Wilmes

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  • Remember, Celebrate, Live

    published June 21, 2012

    PrideFest is more than a party lauding all things queer -- it's a statement, a massive group of LGBT folks and straight allies wearing loud... More >>

  • First Look: Southwest Diner

    published Jun 27, 2012

    A once dark, smoky café on a residential corner just blocks from where south city melts into Maplewood has undergone a six-month transformation that is both epic and quaint. The "Coming Soon!" sign t... More >>

  • Unfaithful Army Wives

    published May 31, 2012

    Many a reality television show has demonstrated the sticky situation that ensues when one lover loses trust in another. If you look through her... More >>

  • Ladies' Night

    published June 21, 2012

    It should come as no surprise that women tire of sex being thrown in their face all day, every day -- we're constantly objectified by... More >>

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    I Bowl, Therefore I Am: OnSite Theatre explores the redemptive potential of rolling the rock

    published June 28, 2012

    That familiar authoritative crash of a twelve-pound ball against ten wooden pins is as satisfying as it is unmistakable. Set it to a rhythm of... More >>

  • You've Gotta Fight for Your Right to Ollie

    published June 21, 2012

    No bicycling, no skateboarding, no loitering. This is why so many youths end up selling drugs or, worse yet, playing video games! We've taken away... More >>

  • Fightin' Crime, Breaking Barriers

    published June 14, 2012

    President Obama's not the only one who thinks folks should be able to marry whomever they please -- whether they're women, men or mutants. And... More >>

  • St. Lou Fringe Review: Flesh and Bone

    published Jun 22, 2012

    Naturally, a theater piece themed around media-influenced body dysmorphia will begin with blissful, ignorant Adam and Eve romping about in their underwear. You see, before hungry, bronzed models and P... More >>

  • Malleable and Chatty

    published May 3, 2012

    Every object, no matter how simple or quaint, has a story to share -- from that cheap, mass-produced necklace you picked up at a boutique on... More >>

  • Cowabunga, Dudes!

    published June 14, 2012

    Star Clipper is celebrating the Tivoli's screening of... More >>

  • Get Your Dance On at Marvel Comics' Big Fat Gay Wedding Reception

    published Jun 20, 2012

    Change doesn't happen overnight. Rather, it evolves slowly, painfully, with casualties along the way. Harvey Milk said that only when all gay and gender queer folks come out to those close to them wil... More >>

  • Presenting St. Lou Fringe's Breakthrough Festival

    published Jun 20, 2012

    In this week's feature story, Em Piro Builder, Aimee Levitt presents a collective oral history of Fringe Festivals on the eve of St. Louis' inaugural one. The four-day festival of more than 80 perform... More >>

  • The King of Breastsploitation

    published June 14, 2012

    Legendary movie director Russ Meyer was known for casting women who possessed a certain...top-heaviness. His filmography contains classics such as... More >>

  • Climb Every Mountain, Sing Every Song

    published June 14, 2012

    The Sound of Music is filled with tunes so beautiful that generations of viewers have looked past the heart-wrenching plot, focusing... More >>

  • Architecturotica

    published June 7, 2012

    Angelo Olegna's love for manmade structures is best described in his own words: "I recently realized that my love for buildings has transformed... More >>

  • A Little Lunch Music

    published June 7, 2012

    When it comes to mealtime, we can all agree that a leisurely brunch with equal parts friends and mimosas is far more satisfying than a... More >>

  • An Unfinished Opera

    published June 7, 2012

    It's not difficult to see why so many are so intrigued with the persona of Klaus Nomi. From his striking geometric costumes (complete with... More >>

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    Circus Flora – The Wizard: Merlin & the Legends of King Arthur

    published June 7, 2012

    Let's say (hypothetically) you're a cynical 25-year-old who has never been to the circus and you happen to have tickets to Circus Flora's 2012... More >>

  • Voyeurism is Participation

    published May 31, 2012

    Through Shortbus, John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Rabbit Hole) presents an endearing and explicit... More >>

  • Creative Composites

    published April 19, 2012

    Daniel Lefcourt experiments with texture in his newest exhibit, Mockup, using various types of boards and paper to create... More >>

  • Checkmate

    published May 3, 2012

    Unless you reside within an elite circle of chess aficionados, you may be unaware that St. Louis has become a prestigious hub for masters of the... More >>

  • Like a Fox

    published April 26, 2012

    New York painter Peter Fox is part artist, part research scientist. His approach to painting is both meticulous and hands-off, as he puts the fate... More >>

  • Saying Goodbye to Liz Lemon, Banisher of Food-Shame
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    Saying Goodbye to Liz Lemon, Banisher of Food-Shame

    published May 23, 2012

    NBC announced last week that 30 Rock will in fact return for a seventh -- and final -- season. The finale of a favorite show is always a tearful event, but 30 Rock has become much more than a 30-minu... More >>

  • Oh Thank Heaven -- Free Slurpees at 7-Eleven!

    published May 23, 2012

    Spring is slowly easing into St. Louis summer, and 7-Eleven wants to be on your mind during those 102 degree days. Alas, Free Slurpee Day is back! It's that magical time of year when every customer to... More >>

  • Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace

    published April 26, 2012

    Some stories explore the wonderful, lovey dovey beginning of a relationship, and others the dissolution at the bitter end. Occasionally, a film... More >>

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