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2012 Stories by Chrissy Wilmes

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  • Ballet Noir

    published May 17, 2012

    For some, going to the movies means eating popcorn and escaping from our trivial problems for two hours. In the warm glow of the big screen,... More >>

  • Oh, Oh, It's Magic

    published May 17, 2012

    The problem with elaborate role-playing games like Magic: The Gathering, Settlers of Catan or Munchkin is that it's sometimes difficult to collect... More >>

  • A Solemn Ride

    published May 10, 2012

    It seems everyone who's commuted by bicycle has a story of a close call or collision with a fast-moving car. Accidents are certainly scary,... More >>

  • Peek Under the Fringe

    published May 10, 2012

    Something as nebulous as the Fringe Festival warrants more than a mere poster to declare its mission and contents. The series of international... More >>

  • All Hands on the Bad One

    published May 10, 2012

    Every gal will fall victim to slut-shaming at some point in her life -- whether it's by other women, men or a conservative pundit. When it becomes... More >>

  • Crazy Little Huey

    published April 26, 2012

    Before Alan "Moondog" Freed made Cleveland rock or G. Wiz dropped the needle on hip-hop in St. Louis, white DJ Dewey Phillips brought black music... More >>

  • Get Cranked

    published May 10, 2012

    Artcrank is more than an art show. It's a community gathering for "bike people" who appreciate art and know a great deal when they... More >>

  • Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening

    published May 10, 2012

    Who is Aziz Ansari? Well, when he's not drenched in swagger as Tom Haverford on NBC's... More >>

  • Mind Your Fucking iPhones

    published May 15, 2012

    For as long as tattooed cool kids have piled onto stages and jammed their little hearts out, there have been jerks in the crowd spewing bad vibes and threatening to ruin everyone's night. Whether it's... More >>

  • Dinner and a Show

    published May 3, 2012

    Some activities are unapproachable. Rock climbing, for example, requires purchasing expensive gear and overcoming man's natural fear of falling to... More >>

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    Memphis: The Musical has the talent and the energy to rock the Fox. So what's missing?

    published May 10, 2012

    As Memphis: The Musical begins and we see a Beale Street nightclub erupt into song and dance, it's impossible to tell who the... More >>

  • Don't Stop Believin'

    published April 26, 2012

    The best fans in hockey* deserve a great view of the game, especially when the boys in blue are fighting their way toward the Stanley Cup.... More >>

  • My Two Moms

    published May 3, 2012

    Zach Wahls became famous when a video of him standing up for his two moms (and same-sex couples everywhere) at the Iowa House Judiciary Committee... More >>

  • St. Louis Stage Capsules: I Do! I Do!

    published May 10, 2012

    Tom Jones' and Harvey Schmidt's musical tribute to marriage is a bit outdated (from the virginal bride to the raising of two children on a... More >>

  • St. Louis Watercolor Society's 13th Annual Juried Exhibit

    published March 29, 2012

    Creative Art Gallery hosts the St. Louis Watercolor Society's 13th Annual Juried Exhibit, with internationally known artist and author... More >>

  • Storytelling in Stills

    published January 12, 2012

    Photography is often misunderstood as an exceedingly trustworthy medium. Whereas paintings and sculptures are seen as the artist's subjective... More >>

  • Conversations with an Executioner

    published April 12, 2012

    As though being locked up in a cramped prison cell weren't torture enough, Kazimierz Moczarski finds himself holed up with a man he'd tried to... More >>

  • The Winter's Tale

    published April 12, 2012

    In Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, one man's selfishness and paranoia rapidly lead to the death and exile of those he holds... More >>

  • For the Record

    published April 5, 2012

    Giovanna Cassilly has been deeply immersed in painting since she was only fifteen-years-old, learning both in and out of the classroom, developing... More >>

  • Film Di Italia

    published April 12, 2012

    Washington University presents the Italian Film Festival St. Louis, a rare opportunity to screen award-winning contemporary Italian films... More >>

  • Tea Time

    published March 8, 2012

    Nothing makes us appreciate hot tea quite like being sick. So what better time than now, the peak of flu season, to pay homage to the beautiful... More >>

  • Talk Pretty

    published April 19, 2012

    Audio books are usually a compromise -- something for literary junkies to listen to while on the treadmill or during the morning commute when... More >>

  • Chance Operations

    published April 19, 2012

    This April marks not only National Poetry Month and Jazz Appreciation Month, but also the second anniversary of local poetry collective Chance... More >>

  • Becky's New Car

    published April 12, 2012

    Becky Foster life is undergoing a self-imposed transitional stage brought on by years of stagnant marriage and dead-end work. Becky has herself a... More >>

  • Ceramic Manipulation

    published March 29, 2012

    Heather Woodson's latest sculpture exhibition, Instinctual Manipulations, explores adaptation and how humans use manipulation as a... More >>

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