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2003 Stories by Matthew Everett

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  • The Highway Matrons

    published December 31, 2003

    South city likes its rock & roll messy, and that's how they get it with their favorite sons, the Highway Matrons. Atop the shambling... More >>

  • Teenage Bender

    published December 10, 2003

    At 1:15 a.m. on a cold and rainy Friday night, Puretone's house anthem "Addicted to Bass" is pumping through Velvet. The dance floor at the... More >>

  • Hard Labor

    published December 3, 2003

    Travis Estes is one of the few actors in St. Louis who actually makes a living from his craft. Estes has appeared in four stage productions this... More >>

  • Ooh, That Smell

    published December 3, 2003

    MON 12/8 It's hard to imagine that Lynyrd Skynyrd, in its original incarnation, was around for such a brief period. In just four years... More >>

  • Offside!

    published October 22, 2003

    The ball is at the one-yard line. It's third down. The Webster Groves Statesmen, in front of a home crowd at Hixson Middle School, trail the... More >>

  • Yo La Tengo

    published September 24, 2003

    With their 2000 album And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out, Yo La Tengo made the leap -- a small one, sure, and certainly not... More >>

  • Southern Gothic

    published September 10, 2003

    The Drive-By Truckers spent six years making Southern Rock Opera, their monumental 2001 song cycle about Lynyrd Skynyrd, adolescence and... More >>

  • The Road Goes On Forever

    published August 6, 2003

    First Amendment Video doesn't get much local traffic. "Local people won't come to my store," says owner Gene Ulrich, leaning his arm on a shelf... More >>

  • Quiet on the Set!

    published July 16, 2003

    Stuart Fink is not happy to see me. I'm standing in front of St. Ambrose Catholic Church on the Hill, in the middle of the set for The Game of... More >>

  • Formula Wannabe

    published June 11, 2003

    Chances are, most of us think we're much better drivers than we really are. And the odds are even greater than most of us really, really want to... More >>

  • Mutual Disdain

    published June 4, 2003

    When Julie Lehnig went to work as a recruiter for Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, she immediately felt uncomfortable. "The people I was... More >>

  • Lust Highway

    published June 4, 2003

    "It's the Twang. It's also the Fest." So goes this year's slogan. The twang gang left out one minor detail, though: Twangfest is also the sex.... More >>

  • 2 Fast 2 Last

    published May 28, 2003

    Johnny Le is sitting on the floor of the garage, his elbows propped on his knees, a wrench dangling from his right hand. The undercarriage of the... More >>

  • He Can Make It

    published May 21, 2003

    In late 1953, in Beaumont, Texas, George Jones met Harold "Pappy" Daily, a Houston record distributor and part owner of the small Starday record... More >>

  • Special Ed

    published May 14, 2003

    Ed Golterman is in a good mood. He's sitting in the lobby of the Frontenac Hilton, sifting through a stack of photographs, news clippings and... More >>

  • Rats!

    published April 30, 2003

    Mark Ritter pulls his white city pickup truck to the side of the road and points up the sloping hill of Melvin Avenue, in the far north spur of... More >>

  • The Shazam

    published April 23, 2003

    OK, nobody wants to hear about another band channeling the spirit of 1976, especially not one with a name that starts with "the." But the... More >>

  • Clever Boy

    published April 16, 2003

    The protesters outside Webster University's April 5 production of The Laramie Project, a controversial play about the 1998 murder of gay... More >>

  • Not in My Park

    published April 2, 2003

    Birgit Spears still isn't sure exactly what she's fighting. More than a year after Congressman Dick Gephardt announced he'd secured funding for a... More >>

  • Language of Love

    published March 5, 2003

    The crowning achievement of a lifetime of amateur scholarship, 1,800 lime-green books packed in boxes, sits against a wall in a Creve Coeur... More >>

  • Murder in the Cathedral

    published February 12, 2003

    Everyone at Christ Church Episcopal Cathedral knew that Michael Davis was strange.A looming, solitary figure, Davis roamed the hallways and... More >>

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