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2001 Stories by Eddie Silva

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  • If We Make It Through December

    published December 19, 2001

    Randy Adams has been making this presentation for a few months now, can hardly get to sleep without it drumming through his head. The St. Louis... More >>

  • Emmy Award

    published December 5, 2001

    A Picasso once hung in the bedroom, the Monets in the poolhouse.Emily Rauh Pulitzer has moved these works, and many others from her inestimable... More >>

  • Get a Room

    published December 5, 2001

    "Support the arts. Fuck in a hotel."Now there's a marketing campaign that would catch some attention. More than More >>

  • Final Cut

    published November 21, 2001

    The St. Louis Film Office shuts down on Dec. 31 as a result of a lack of funding. Maybe the city should have stopped while its film legacy was... More >>

  • Sound and Fury

    published November 7, 2001

    Salman Rushdie won't be coming to Washington University anytime soon, says a spokeswoman for the school, as a result of "extra security measures."... More >>

  • Mr. Fix-It

    published October 24, 2001

    The backlash against Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections has begun in earnest. What with the gush of publicity it has received -- Oprah's... More >>

  • Tempest Tossed

    published October 10, 2001

    This is a story," Terry Tempest Williams begins, seated in her room at the Ritz-Carlton. The writer, in town to promote her new book, Red:... More >>

  • Pulitzer Prized

    published September 19, 2001

    The edifice -- rectangles of concrete, thin strips of glass -- does not invite. It doesn't repel, either. The broad concrete walls set into the... More >>

  • Stop the Music

    published September 12, 2001

    The problem has never been a mystery: The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra's endowment is pitifully small in relation to those of orchestras of... More >>

  • Grand Guy

    published September 5, 2001

    Vince Schoemehl is a politician who understands that you can't make people swallow bullshit and say it tastes like honey. His predecessor as... More >>

  • A Woman Scorned

    published August 15, 2001

    "I got a chuckle at the Laumeier Board meeting last week, hearing Lou Sachs got his coveted sculpture," retired banker and Laumeier Sculpture Park... More >>

  • Carmen's Electric

    published August 15, 2001

    Rehearsal hasn't begun yet inside Union Avenue Christian Church, but the pianist is practicing a few familiar phrases from Georges Bizet's... More >>

  • Getting Stiffed

    published August 8, 2001

    Meanwhile, back at the other local public-art fiasco, the People Project, a notice just arrived in the mail announcing a mannequin-liquidation... More >>

  • Gates of Eden

    published August 1, 2001

    The artist Lawrence Halprin is easy to reach. He has an office in San Francisco that he shares with his small staff, which includes Dee Mullen,... More >>

  • St. Louis in America

    published July 18, 2001

    Ann Wilson Lloyd parachuted into St. Louis for three days last fall to research an Art in America article on the city's art scene. "Art... More >>

  • Flight Path

    published July 11, 2001

    Opera needs a bigger-than-life subject. Small, pedestrian, ultradomestic situations don't hold up with operatic expansion. They're made to seem... More >>

  • Factory Workers

    published June 27, 2001

    If you're lucky enough to be of the right class in the United States, chances are, you will have to hunt seriously for a job about a half-dozen... More >>

  • Man Trouble

    published June 13, 2001

    I'm an historian and not a hagiographer," says Southwest Missouri State University professor James Giglio from his home in Springfield. Yet Giglio... More >>

  • Tedious People

    published June 6, 2001 More >>

  • West County Why

    published May 30, 2001

    "Most of it took place in a bar," replies West County Y executive director Sean Allison. Even though the interview is taking place over the phone,... More >>

  • A Little Night Music

    published May 23, 2001

    A match is struck to light a candle onstage and the orchestra begins, La Bohème's tale of doomed love begins and Opera Theatre of... More >>

  • Maverick Steps

    published May 16, 2001

    America's greatest living choreographer is having a smoke, looking out over the asphalt parking lot of the Fox Theatre. He chats with an... More >>

  • Windy City Blues

    published May 9, 2001

    Back in the first half of the 19th century, there was no more natural city to become the great metropolis of inland North America than St. Louis.... More >>

  • Standing O!

    published May 2, 2001

    One of the arts-media rites of spring includes a luncheon hosted by the Edison Theatre's Ovations! Series, the bold performing-arts series that... More >>

  • Ties That Bind

    published April 25, 2001

    To stand/unsuffering/in the presence of another's/agony is its own/perhaps difficult but/irrefutable pleasure ...." Iowa City can have that... More >>

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