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2005 Stories by Mark Fischer

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  • Boomerang Bill

    published November 9, 2005

    Two massive tours, two corresponding CDs, two similarly corresponding DVDs, two seasons on the WB network and countless pairs of... More >>

  • Beat but Not Beaten

    published November 2, 2005

    WED 11/2 Would the Beats have made such a permanent mark on the American psyche if they had been extant during the age of modern... More >>

  • Incredibly Strange

    published October 19, 2005

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  • Death's Door

    published October 19, 2005

    Goths have had a rough go lately. A Current Affair has identified a new public menace: the screwed-up teenager, dressed in black, with an... More >>

  • Sashay Chardonnay

    published October 12, 2005

    While our washboard abs and George Hamilton-caliber tan might suggest otherwise, we writer-types don't venture outdoors too often. There's the... More >>

  • Joplin to Jobim

    published September 28, 2005

    SAT 10/1 Brazilian guitarist Carlos Barbosa-Lima is as comfortable playing classical guitar pieces (he studied with Andres Segovia)... 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 >>

  • Inside Art Outside

    published September 7, 2005

    Last year's Art Outside festival was a stone-cold groove. The Schlafly Bottleworks parking lot (7260 Southwest Avenue, Maplewood; 314-241-2337 or... More >>

  • Ooh, Posters!

    published August 24, 2005

    SAT 8/27 Garage-sale aficionados, collectors and eBay resale sharks, be advised: The Webster Film Series is flooding the market with... More >>

  • Air Craft

    published August 17, 2005

    Radio-controlled vehicles are undeniably cool. For many, the first introduction to aeromodeling came from an unlikely source: the fantasy films of... More >>

  • Say the Magic Word

    published August 10, 2005

    Velvet curtains part to reveal a small box and a short microphone center-stage. After a few moments of anticipatory silence, the box opens and a... More >>

  • Blue Hawaii

    published August 3, 2005

    SAT 8/6 In the annals of fundom, odd couples make for great entertainment: Witness Felix... More >>

  • Non-Crash Course

    published July 20, 2005

    SUN 7/24 We've all heard the stories of the affluent county kid who receives the brand-spankin'-new luxury car on his sixteenth... 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 >>

  • Caravan of Class

    published July 6, 2005

    SUN 7/10 No actor could chew the scenery like St. Louis' own Vincent Price. The master of horror is renowned for his exuberant... More >>

  • Summer Season

    published June 29, 2005

    No element has gotten more play in contemporary logo design than the "swoosh." Popularized by Nike, the swoosh, its variations and its cousins... 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 >>

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