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2003 Stories by Guy Gray

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  • Ilya

    published November 12, 2003

    Ilya, a sextet from San Diego, has been together for little more than two and a half years and has already toured Japan once and the States... More >>

  • The Hawkman Cometh

    published November 5, 2003

    If you skated in the '80s or saw the recent film Stoked, then it should be apparent that Tony Hawk's Boom Boom HuckJam is basically the... More >>

  • Lost but Not Forgotten

    published October 22, 2003

    FRI 10/24 There are those who claim something is terribly wrong with mainstream media. They believe cynical editors dismiss stories... More >>

  • Michigan Rag

    published October 22, 2003

    There are almost six million experimental film festivals currently in operation or in the planning stages in America alone. Not really, but it... More >>

  • I've Got a Crush on You

    published October 15, 2003

    "Stay in your car unless it's on fire" is the first spoken sentence in the 2003 documentary Speedo. The story of a dedicated... More >>

  • Nile

    published October 15, 2003

    Death metal, even for the most devoted metal-heads, can be a tough listen. It's not enough to get past the whole gore 'n' guts motif -- the... More >>

  • NPR's Sleeper Awakens

    published October 8, 2003

    SAT 10/11 Arguably National Public Radio's fifth biggest celebrity (Garrison "I'm a folking genius!" Keillor, Car Talkers Tom... More >>

  • This Story

    published September 24, 2003

    Hurling -- the fastest field sport in the world, the national pastime of Ireland -- arrived on the island with the Celts at the end of the last... More >>

  • Take Me With You, Batgirl!

    published September 17, 2003

    The latest comic-book/fanboy-culture convention to hit St. Louis is called Royalfest, and it packs a punch. (Fanboy, for those who don't know,... More >>

  • 9/11 Memorial in a Pub

    published September 10, 2003

    A bar may seem like an inappropriate site for a September 11 commemoration -- but then again, the play The Guys is no ordinary memorial.... More >>

  • Now and Zen

    published August 27, 2003

    The Zen koan is a riddle or instructional parable that has no answer, the most famous example being "what is the sound of one hand... More >>

  • Playground Renaissance

    published August 20, 2003

    SUN 8/24 St. Louis has its share of unusual sports leagues. Corkball, bottle caps, washers -- they all reflect a particular St. Louis... More >>

  • Get Your Church On

    published August 20, 2003

    Just when you think you have the Catholic Church figured out, they go and surprise you -- and in a nice way. The Church is practically synonymous... More >>

  • Where's the Two-Headed Calf?

    published August 6, 2003

    Regardless of what you might think about it, the state fair is a cornerstone of American summer entertainment. Apple pie, country music, blue... More >>

  • Extremities

    published August 6, 2003

    SAT 8/9 Dedicated skateboarders are in a sticky situation regarding the issue of "extreme" marketing. On the one hand, they hate it... More >>

  • Absolutely Simply Barbra

    published July 30, 2003

    Steven Brinberg's Web site,, claims that... More >>

  • Ballhoggin' & Doggin'

    published July 23, 2003

    FRI 7/25 Basketball observers who bleed red, white and blue have been publicly lamenting the overseas infusion of talent into the pro... More >>

  • Bet Ya Didn't Know

    published July 16, 2003

    Editor's note: A correction ran concerning this story; see end of article. SAT 7/19 If Crawford's department store,... More >>

  • Pleasure Forever

    published July 9, 2003

    Excess and overindulgence plagued Pleasure Forever's self-titled début. A hedonistic embrace, the album was chock-full of wild bacchanalian... More >>

  • Burned on the Fourth of July

    published July 2, 2003

    We've all heard the horror stories: Barbie, stripped naked and forced to straddle a cherry bomb. GI Joe sent into orbit with a roman candle. The... More >>

  • Get on the Good Foot

    published June 11, 2003

    SAT 6/14 Break-dancing is easily one of the coolest and craziest forms of dancing, for it has the most outlandish moves: headspins,... More >>

  • Ring Around Grand Center

    published June 11, 2003

    Circuses named for elephants don't forget their stunts, and they keep a trunk full of surprises stored to throw into the ring. This year's Circus... More >>

  • Eyeliner and Grease

    published June 4, 2003

    SAT 6/7 Rockabilly, hot rods, death-fetish, punk and burlesque -- these are a few of our favorite things. Tina Morrison and Marcia... More >>

  • Agoraphobic Nosebleed

    published June 4, 2003

    By today's standards, the artists whom Tipper Gore and her Parents' Music Resource Center chose to attack on the grounds of moral depravity seem... More >>

  • Tragic Magic

    published May 28, 2003

    For most of us, our first exposure to Shakespeare is less than satisfying. That's because high schools across the country are afraid (or... More >>

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