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2000 Stories by Eddie Silva

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  • Peanuts Gallery

    published December 27, 2000

    Charles Schulz died, and no death was as notable, in the arts or otherwise, this year. The indelible images he left on the American consciousness... More >>

  • Mending Wall

    published December 20, 2000

    In the warmth of the offices of the Forum for Contemporary Art, architect Brad Cloepfil looks a little bored as a woman in those fashionable... More >>

  • Director's Cut

    published December 13, 2000

    I was just thinking about you. That is absolutely amazing!" says Beej Nierengarten-Smith, answering a telephone call from the RFT at her... More >>

  • Casualties of War

    published December 6, 2000

    On this rainy Saturday afternoon, many families have chosen the Missouri History Museum as a way out of the doldrums of a Thanksgiving weekend. In... More >>

  • Film Fatale

    published November 22, 2000

    After the success of the ninth St. Louis International Film Festival, with around 10,000 venturing into, for the most part, unfamiliar celluloid... More >>

  • Cinema Paradiso

    published November 15, 2000

    Less isn't more, but it's sometimes better. The St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF), which concluded last weekend, chose the route of... More >>

  • Shell-shocked

    published November 8, 2000

    Dedicated in 1996, Turtle Park stands out as one of the most popular works of public sculpture, and uses of public space, in St. Louis. Artist Bob... More >>

  • Secret Identity

    published November 1, 2000

    The Aaron Copland Americans know and love is the composer of such popular works as Appalachian Spring, Rodeo, Billy the Kid... More >>

  • Facing the Music

    published November 1, 2000

    The fate of the live orchestral experience in the dot-com century continues to be debated, but there are positive signs of its preservation, if... More >>

  • Wonder Man

    published October 25, 2000

    Lawrence Weschler offers one on-the-record anecdote of Life with Tina. A staff writer for The New Yorker since the mid-'80s, Weschler came... More >>

  • Window Dressing

    published October 18, 2000

    With the Pageant opening this week, Linda Edwards shakes her head when asked whether she's going to expand her artistic ambitions to her husband... More >>

  • Nothin' Could Be Fina Than to Be in the Medinah

    published October 11, 2000

    Way back when St. Louis 2004 was seeking to define the city's potential, one of the places on which it fixed its wise-consultants' mark was the... More >>

  • Anatomy of Desire

    published October 4, 2000

    She's not unlike anyone working in the cubicle next to yours. She may be a data-entry person (which she is). Attractive, middle-aged, divorced... More >>

  • People Persons

    published October 4, 2000

    The artspeak was much in evidence at the unveiling of the People Project a couple of weeks ago in Grand Center. Artists and arts administrators... More >>

  • Fighting Chance

    published September 20, 2000

    Girlfight, written and directed by Karyn Kusama, has already generated such a buzz in the movie biz -- it was awarded both the Director's... More >>

  • Deaccessioning Beej

    published September 13, 2000

    "I'm no longer going to be a public person," says Beej Nierengarten-Smith. On May 1, her reign as director of Laumeier Sculpture Park comes to an... More >>

  • Harsh Light

    published September 13, 2000

    In photographs of the American fiction writer Richard Ford, say in those that grace the jackets of his five novels and two story collections... More >>

  • Good Enough for Guv'ment Work

    published September 6, 2000

    The group standing outside Centro Sociale in the early evening is looking a little sheepish. The folks who frequent Centro always look a little... More >>

  • The Missionary Position

    published August 30, 2000

    The question of faith, presumably, would not be very appealing subject matter for cinema. An individual's struggle with belief is primarily an... More >>

  • Video Killed the Pornography Star

    published August 23, 2000

    The blue movie, or stag film, used to show up on ancient projectors in the basement of the Moose Lodge or the Kiwanis Club on select evenings. The... More >>

  • Live to Tell

    published August 16, 2000

    In one photo, a girl turns a cartwheel in a small patch of yard in front of her South St. Louis home. In another, a girl in a pretty dress sits... More >>

  • Booknonsense

    published August 16, 2000

    It's been a while since Left Banks Books' Philip Barron has touted the benefits of BookSense.com to customers.... More >>

  • Monitor Wizard

    published August 9, 2000

    With recent retrospectives at major museums celebrating the careers of artists for whom video has been a primary medium of exploration -- Nam June... More >>

  • Tracking the Deer

    published July 26, 2000

    The Deer What the deer at night consume may be what we thought we needed but can live without. Try to forget... More >>

  • Remembrance of Things Past

    published July 19, 2000

    What's a nice former fiber artist like Carol Crouppen doing with technology like this: ominous contraptions such as a high-resolution monitor with... More >>

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