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2008 Stories by Mark Fischer

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  • Somewhere over North Grand

    published December 24, 2008

    The 1939 release The Wizard of Oz, in all of its restored glory, will be screened this weekend at Powell Symphony Hall (718 North... More >>

  • In the News

    published December 17, 2008

    With a featured artist named M. Ho and an art opening scheduled just prior to Christmas, gallery-goers might assume that there's a holiday... More >>

  • Jingle Belleville

    published December 10, 2008

    With its holiday lights shining like a beacon against a cold, cruel world, Belleville, Illinois, is once again winning the war against holiday... More >>

  • Stay the Courses

    published December 10, 2008

    While most folks are busy stringing popcorn for their holiday trees, Five (4317 Manchester Avenue) is popping it up as a dinner primer for its two... More >>

  • Fighting for Funds

    published December 3, 2008

    In the morning hours of Friday, November 7, Kelty O'Brien was murdered a day before his 46th birthday while driving to work. As the investigation... More >>

  • The Void Where Prohibited

    published December 3, 2008

    From 1920 to 1933, the United States was legally a dry country, thanks to Prohibition. The reality of life during "the great experiment" is... More >>

  • Robots in Disguise

    published November 26, 2008

    The 2007 summer smash hit Transformers is the ultimate tween-boy fantasy film, populated with cool cars, hot chicks and giant... More >>

  • Spook City

    published November 19, 2008

    Contrary to what the mainstream media would have you think, spooks don't take a holiday after Halloween. In fact, deep in the heart of Alton,... More >>

  • Thinkin' of Inkin'?

    published November 12, 2008

    St. Louis will be exposing a lot of skin this weekend, but it will be covered — in ink. Now an annual event, the St. Louis Old School... More >>

  • Free Movie!

    published November 12, 2008

    With the economic-crisis talk at a fever pitch, Patrick Creadon's new documentary, I.O.U.S.A., could not be any more topical. The... More >>

  • The Wonderful Wicked of Oz

    published November 5, 2008

    Author Gregory Maguire has made a career expanding classic children's literature into new novels geared toward adults. While his work on... More >>

  • Last Paintings Hanging

    published October 29, 2008

    On Saturday, just days before the presidential election, St. Louisans will have another opportunity to let their voices be heard at Art Attack:... More >>

  • Weekend of the Living Dead

    published October 22, 2008

    This Friday through Sunday (October 24 through 26), Kitbuilders magazine presents Monstrous Weekend, a world-class horror convention... More >>

  • Don't Panic

    published October 22, 2008

    H.G. Wells' seminal science-fiction novel, The War of the Worlds, has been adapted numerous times, most famously in feature films... More >>

  • Knives Out

    published October 15, 2008

    Though he was not the first, Jack the Ripper is the father of the modern serial killer, and his crimes created a media frenzy felt around the... More >>

  • BYO Goggles

    published October 8, 2008

    With eclectic programming like “Fantastic Voyage ’08," “Rock Guitar in 11 Dimensions” and “The Science of Baseball,”... More >>

  • Journey Undersea via Balloon

    published October 1, 2008

    Over the last few months, dozens of new marine species have been discovered off the coasts of Indonesia and Australia, but artist Jason... More >>

  • Rail-Splitter, Country-Uniter

    published October 1, 2008

    With all eyes on the upcoming presidential election, there's no better time to revisit the life of one of our greatest leaders. From his humble... More >>

  • 24 Frames per Second

    published September 24, 2008

    At 10 p.m. Friday, September 26, the Diesel Film Race challenges St. Louis' filmmakers to write, shoot, edit and submit an original short... More >>

  • Hay, It's Grand

    published September 17, 2008

    Tonight, the Craft Alliance celebrates the official opening of its second location with One Grand Night, a roaring '20s-themed... More >>

  • Playing Doctor

    published September 10, 2008

    The Saint Louis Science Center's Family Med School Basics programs offer an ideal opportunity for parents to nudge impressionable children... More >>

  • There Are 76 Trombones

    published September 3, 2008

    Even folks who don't like musicals give props to The Music Man. Maybe it's because a story about a smooth-talking shyster who pulls... More >>

  • Come Party with Us!

    published August 27, 2008

    Riverfront Times tips the proverbial cap to St. Louis' creative forces at Artopia, a celebration of the local arts community. At... More >>

  • Tips for Tots

    published August 20, 2008

    Fine dining and wallet-lightening go hand in hand tonight from 5 to 11:30 p.m. as Celebrity Waiters & Waitresses Night comes to Monarch... More >>

  • Nothin' but a Good Time

    published August 13, 2008

    Time and time again, Poison guitarist CC DeVille has proven himself worthy of the Aqua Net that holds his hair just so. Just as CC's... More >>

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