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1999 Stories by Eddie Silva

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  • FAUX, FAUX, FAUX

    published December 22, 1999

    The contrast could not be more striking. Near the river stand the massive Con Agra grain elevators, with "Welcome to Alton" and an American flag... More >>

  • PEACE WORK

    published December 15, 1999

    The afternoon before the unveiling of the Magic Carpet Mosaic in front of the firehouse at the corner of Salisbury and Blair in the neighborhood... More >>

  • THE BASEMENT TAPES

    published December 8, 1999

    The St. Marcus Theatre -- which, it is important to remember, is housed in the basement of St. Marcus United Church of Christ -- is the... More >>

  • PAGE TURNER

    published November 24, 1999

    "I love to share enthusiasms," says Tim Page, former music critic for the New York Times and Washington Post; 1997 Pulitzer Prize... More >>

  • ADAMS RIBBED

    published November 17, 1999

    John Adams' "Naive and Sentimental Music" premiered in February, with Esa-Pekka Salonen (to whom the piece is dedicated) conducting the Los... More >>

  • ADAMS' TASK

    published November 10, 1999

    Say the name of composer John Adams, and chances are the first response is "Nixon in China." "I find it in crossword puzzles," observes... More >>

  • FRANK COMMENTARY

    published November 10, 1999

    "If there were Jewish saints," writes Melissa Müller in the introduction to Anne Frank: The Biography, "someone probably would have... More >>

  • ANOTHER ROADSIDE ATTRACTION

    published November 10, 1999

    The cigarette ads were stripped from the roadway landscape last summer with a smug, nearly complacent, note of triumph. The evil tobacco industry... More >>

  • NO WALK IN THE PARK

    published November 3, 1999

    St. Louis County Councilwoman Edith Cunnane announced Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 2, that "a county audit of Laumeier (Sculpture Park) should be... More >>

  • THE ALL-AMERICAN MINSTREL SHOW

    published November 3, 1999

    "Damn, nigger!" -- guitarist Scotty Moore, remarking on Elvis Presley's vocals during the early Sun recording sessions The... More >>

  • BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS

    published October 27, 1999

    The worthy book illustrator uses images not to usurp the power of the word but to act as a hinge between the imagined world of the author and... More >>

  • LOOKING A GIFT HORSE IN THE MOUTH

    published October 20, 1999

    Laumeier Sculpture Park director Beej Nierengarten-Smith and her husband, psychiatrist James B. Smith, have been avid collectors of contemporary... More >>

  • MUSEUM OF THE ABSURD

    published October 13, 1999

    Laumeier Sculpture Park's tranquil pastoral setting belies the administrative turmoil in recent months involving those entrusted to maintain and... More >>

  • GENDER RELATIONS

    published October 13, 1999

    "I look for performances or ideas that our audiences will find interesting," says Joan Lipkin on the eve of the Alternate Currents/Direct Currents... More >>

  • JONATHAN LASKER: SELECTIVE IDENTITY

    JANE McADAM FREUD: RESONATING

    published October 13, 1999

    Jonathan Lasker belongs to a generation of painters who had to cope with pronouncements of the death of painting during their art-school years.... More >>

  • KIT KEITH: BIBLIOGRAPHY DEAN KESSMANN: ALTERED LANDSCAPES

    published October 13, 1999

    Kit Keith's investigations into the iconographic imagery of midcentury Americana continues to be enriching, as with her window display at Left... More >>

  • RETURN OF THE NATIVE

    published September 8, 1999

    "Take your time," Marshall Mason cautions the actors before they begin rehearsing a scene from Book of Days, the new Lanford Wilson... More >>

  • PEPPER GAME

    published September 8, 1999

    On Aug. 16, Beej Nierengarten-Smith, director of Laumeier Sculpture Park, met with members of her staff to discuss conservation problems... More >>

  • TNT Defused

    published September 1, 1999

    After 13 years of producing contemporary plays with close-to-home talent, The New Theatre (TNT) is closing up shop because of financial... More >>

  • Exit Interview

    published September 1, 1999

    During the week that the musical Titanic sinks at the Fox every night — a disaster about a disaster — Evy Warshawski visits... More >>

  • Strip Search

    published August 25, 1999

    "... the unreality of reality, a promise that the rock of the world was founded securely on a fairy's wing." — The Great... More >>

  • HOUSE KEYS

    published August 18, 1999

    The eight members of the Budapest Ragtime Band pose for their first Kodak moment since they flew into St. Louis from Hungary the night before.... More >>

  • BANK NOTES

    published August 11, 1999

    Melissa Bank is the literary It Girl this summer. Her first collection of stories, The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing, has received... More >>

  • PALL BERRA

    published August 4, 1999

    In David Halberstam's Summer of '49, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author spins a sharply detailed narrative of one of baseball's most... More >>

  • ALL MY SONS

    published August 4, 1999

    All My Sons is an angry-young-man's play, filled with an angry-young-man's contempt for the moral complacency of his elders — most... More >>

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