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2005 Stories by Jedidiah Ayres

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  • Big Game

    published November 16, 2005

    SAT 11/19 Veteran turkey hunters will tell you that the ungainly-looking bird is among the most difficult prey to stalk. The crafty... More >>

  • Heigh-ho, Silver!

    published November 9, 2005

    When Ms. Day was young, she would daydream about the worlds she drew, worlds in which pegasuses (pegasi?) and unicorns roamed free and rainbows... More >>

  • Here Fell Some Mighty Folks

    published November 2, 2005

    THU 11/3 The two must've never met, but dream it anyway: Pops (just "Jim" then) Farrar, at sea around the world with the Merchant... More >>

  • Log On!

    published September 21, 2005

    It's all right to admit it: Late one night, after the significant other went to bed, you furtively watched the television in the other room. With... More >>

  • A Fine Mess

    published September 7, 2005

    Last summer, outside the Lincoln Theatre in Belleville, Illinois, members of a St. Louis fraternal society fought each other as a promotional... More >>

  • Fêtes of Strength?

    published August 24, 2005

    SAT 8/27 If cleanliness is next to godliness, then where does a roasted pig land on this scale? Surely, one of the world's most... More >>

  • Pulling One Over

    published July 13, 2005

    The good old-fashioned county fair is alive and kicking in Jersey County. In addition to the carnival rides, heartland exhibits and animals vying... More >>

  • Festive Firearms

    published June 29, 2005

    Don't feel like dealing with the hustle and bustle of the Fair at Laclede's Landing this year? Pine for the genteel comforts of those lazy... More >>

  • Garden State

    published June 22, 2005

    Oh, to have a garden. A place of respite from daily struggles. A botanical utopia where the silent, conquerable weeds alone reign as your foulest... More >>

  • Steve on Steve

    published June 8, 2005

    THUR 6/9 [Editors' note: Steve Almond visits Left Bank Books (399 North Euclid Avenue; 314-367-6731) at 7 p.m. to read from his new... More >>

  • Root for the Home Root

    published June 8, 2005

    It makes sense that the people of Collinsville, Illinois, would choose to celebrate horseradish. Besides respecting Collinsville's status as the... More >>

  • Sunday's All Right for Rocking

    published June 1, 2005

    SUN 6/5 Last year's RFT Music Showcase conjures no memories for either Mr. Night (he was visiting Kansas City, the Newark of... More >>

  • What Happens in seven/24?

    published May 25, 2005

    Every play performed onstage in front of an audience is more than a work of art -- it's an act of faith. The writer had to believe the script... More >>

  • Head Toward Downtown

    published May 18, 2005

    You think you already appreciate Chinese culture a lot, what with your frequent hot-and-sour-soup consumption and your affinity for designer-purse... More >>

  • Game of the Week

    published May 4, 2005

    FRI 5/6 The biggest story of the canceled NHL season is how little a story it turned out to be, at least for the casual fan. Sure,... More >>

  • Earth Day Redux

    published April 27, 2005

    SUN 5/1 "Every day is Earth Day," the slogan goes, and the people behind Earth Day St. Louis are taking that sentiment literally this... More >>

  • Life in Your Hands

    published April 20, 2005

    Puppets are the normal-person equivalent of the superhero mask; give your average, everyday office worker a hand puppet and watch the silliness... More >>

  • Hold Your Head Steady

    published April 13, 2005

    SAT 4/16 You're the kind of person who likes to plan ahead. Like with kids: You don't have 'em yet, but you've been examining your... More >>

  • Get MAD

    published March 23, 2005

    Not the biggest fan of FOX's MADtv? Join the club -- you know that sketch television is weathering a downturn when you'd rather watch... More >>

  • Robo-heroes

    published March 9, 2005

    Dean Kamen is the man behind the Segway Human Transporter; he's something of a visionary, yes, but also a bit of an eccentric. Did he really... More >>

  • Steve Cash Comes Alive

    published March 2, 2005

    SUN 3/6 Aging groupies and sci-fi/fantasy fans have a few things in common: They often bulge from their clothes, for one. You'll be... More >>

  • Cod Is Great

    published February 9, 2005

    There is something about a February evening in St. Louis that demands fish and chips. Yeah, this is America, and here in the States we call chips... More >>

  • Possessed to Create

    published February 2, 2005

    SAT 2/5 What's wrong with St. Louis? Here's the answer: There are too many people pointing out what's wrong with St. Louis and not... More >>

  • There Is No Rex Kwon Do

    published January 26, 2005

    SAT 1/29 For most of us, seeing martial arts practiced in real time is an embarrassing "no, wait, dude -- it only works if you grab my... More >>

  • Body Talking

    published January 26, 2005

    Think of dance as a language that all can comprehend. Just as there are words that express such an intuitive range of emotion that they cannot be... More >>

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