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2012 Stories by Chrissy Wilmes

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  • Age of Innocence

    published March 8, 2012

    The Joffrey Ballet brings its sensual and edgy performance of Age of Innocence and After the Rain to the University of... More >>

  • Motherboy's Better Half

    published March 8, 2012

    Tony Hale, known for his role as Buster Bluth on cult favorite sit-com Arrested Development, will visit St. Louis to share his... More >>

  • Poetry in Motion

    published March 8, 2012

    When most people think of ballet, they picture an incredibly traditional -- albeit beautiful -- rendition of Swan Lake, or some similar... More >>

  • Singled Out

    published March 1, 2012

    Before Cameron Crowe gave us Almost Famous, the adorable, semi-autobiographical coming-of-age rock drama that introduced us to one of the... More >>

  • The Clamorgans

    published March 1, 2012

    In The Clamorgans: One Family's History of Race in America, Historian Julie Winch chronicles how one family navigated racial turmoil... More >>

  • Cameron Dobbs and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

    published February 23, 2012

    Cameron Dobbs is having a bad day -- so bad, in fact, he becomes a sad personification of Murphy's Law. He falls down on his way to his brother's ... More >>

  • Black and White

    published February 9, 2012

    On paper, we live in "post-racial America" -- an African American man lives in the White House, and affirmative action ensures that no one will... More >>

  • Controlled Chaos

    published February 23, 2012

    Jeff Dunham's oddball ventriloquist act has enjoyed immense success, landing him a series on Comedy Central, a guest-starring role on 30... More >>

  • Adopt Hello Kitty and Friends

    published February 23, 2012

    Star Clipper (6392 Delmar Boulevard; 314-725-9110 or www.starclipper.com) hosts a Hello Kitty-themed cat... More >>

  • Architectural Evolution

    published February 16, 2012

    Stand in your front yard or on the corner of a busy intersection downtown, and try to picture that same space as it was 200 years ago. It's not so... More >>

  • Storytime's All Grown Up

    published February 16, 2012

    The creature comforts bestowed on children are enviable and, unfortunately, are usually unappreciated until they've aged beyond them. Do you... More >>

  • Urinetown

    published February 2, 2012

    When was the last time you really thought about how great it is to have indoor plumbing? Our toilets, showers and sinks wait dutifully for a... More >>

  • Servers, Mind Your Fucking Name Fields
    FEATURED STORY

    Servers, Mind Your Fucking Name Fields

    published Feb 22, 2012

    Recently a concerned reader sent us a letter, explaining that on a trip to a midtown sports bar, he was treated very rudely and handed a receipt that labeled him "asian kid." We did hear both sides o... More >>

  • A Midwinter Night's Disco

    published February 16, 2012

    Shakespeare's plays have been dissected and re-imagined countless times, but never like this. The Black Rep presents a rendition of A... More >>

  • Bewitched, Bedazzled and Blingin'

    published January 19, 2012

    Shopping for your significant other is never easy, but Valentine's Day is extra rough. Expectations are high, wallets are 2012-economy-empty, and... More >>

  • A New Resolution

    published February 9, 2012

    Mid-February is a time for reflection -- the last of the new year's resolutions die off, and we're forced to decide whether or not it's worth... More >>

  • Black and White

    published February 9, 2012

    On paper, we live in “post-racial America” -- an African American man lives in the White House, and affirmative action ensures that no... More >>

  • At the River I Stand

    published February 2, 2012

    At the River I Stand documents two infamous moments in the United States' Civil Rights Movement: the sanitation workers' strike in Memphis... More >>

  • That's Entertainment

    published February 2, 2012

    Between the endless tide of obnoxious political attack ads and good old-fashioned seasonal affective disorder, we could all benefit from a good... More >>

  • Exploration in Free Verse

    published February 2, 2012

    The works of poets Katy Didden and Bridget Lowe are best characterized as exploratory, interrogative, edifying. Lowe's Poem for Virginia in... More >>

  • Our Eyes Are Watching Zora

    published February 2, 2012

    As part of the city libraries' Black History Month program, St. Louis Public Library's Machacek Branch (6424 Scanlan Avenue; 314-781-2948 or More >>

  • Why HELLO, Kitty: Adorable Japanese Icon Hits Career Low
    FEATURED STORY

    Why HELLO, Kitty: Adorable Japanese Icon Hits Career Low

    published Feb 10, 2012

    Tokyo Hooters locations recently announced a very special Valentine's Day promotion: Hello Kitty herself will don the signature orange shorts, tan pantyhose and push up bra to serve hot wings and beer... More >>

  • A Midwinter Night's Escape

    published February 2, 2012

    The winter blues are easily cured if you simply trick your brain into thinking it's summertime. For those who can't afford a tropical vacation and... More >>

  • Isn't She Lovely?

    published February 2, 2012

    In the competitive world of glitz pageants, negativity, emotional abuse and body dysmorphia abound. In the more colorful Miss Gay America sphere,... More >>

  • Arty, Soft-Core Childbirth Photo Has a Place, but a Food Blog Ain't It
    FEATURED STORY

    Arty, Soft-Core Childbirth Photo Has a Place, but a Food Blog Ain't It

    published Feb 07, 2012

    It takes a lot to make Gut Check lose our lunch. We've had to report some rather icky things in the past, from spicy rolls garnished with semen to, ahem, tainted asparagus. We even ate brains, just to... More >>

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