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  • 2006 - Salute to Excellence Awards/National Association of Black Journalists, published September 21, 2005

    "Alley Cat"

2004 Stories by Mike Seely

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  • Balling Half the Night

    published December 22, 2004

    When Jan Atkinson moved into the 10th Street Lofts four years ago, downtown posed an intriguing paradox: commercial epicenter by day, the city's... More >>

  • The Lamest Duck

    published December 8, 2004

    If ever there were a congressman who embodied hip-pop impresario Sean "P. Diddy" Combs' goofily infectious election-year mantra, "Vote or Die,"... More >>

  • Just Get Out!

    published December 8, 2004

    Since the dawn of song, Hollywood-based voice coach Seth Riggs has worked the pipes of more than 100 Grammy Award-winning singers. Now, just in... More >>

  • Squawk-Rock

    published December 1, 2004

    Kristie McClanahan: Despite the criminal-sounding titles of songs like "The Great Filling Station Holdup" or "Cuban Crime of Passion," fans... More >>

  • Drop-Kick Gorgeous

    published November 24, 2004

    Doesn't matter how many times you've cut that cut. When a truly gorgeous man is in your barber chair, the stakes are higher. Such is the... More >>

  • Prince Joe's Lament

    published November 17, 2004

    Joe Henry rises promptly at six o'clock every morning. His arthritis, as he puts it, "don't wake up till noon." A native of Brooklyn, Illinois,... More >>

  • Mindy Cohn's Diary

    published November 17, 2004

    Renée Zellweger is America's sweetheart -- and that's just fine and dandy. But the Lone Star state's Oscar-winning waif sure ain't fat. Not... More >>

  • Wee Man

    published November 10, 2004

    When we heard Bob Schneider would be visiting St. Louis again this year, Unreal's being was suffused with love for mankind. (Okay, maybe it was... More >>

  • Geeks Gone Wild

    published October 20, 2004

    Someone please tell Ben Bova that ascots aren't the neckwear of choice for style-conscious males this fall. Actually, scratch that. A former... More >>

  • No-Look Pass

    published October 13, 2004

    How's this for a no-brainer: A real estate group, fronted by ex-basketball superstar Earvin "Magic" Johnson and focused on going where no big-shot... More >>

  • Keep It Real

    published October 13, 2004

    Reality TV has ruined enough lives. From The Apprentice Rebel Millionaire Benefactor to Amazing Real Big Surreal Idol Life Race, the... More >>

  • Phil Collins

    published October 6, 2004

    Phil Collins has gone from being the singing stickman in a respectable band called Genesis to the guy animated-movie-soundtrack producers call... More >>

  • Shipping Blues

    published September 15, 2004

    The best local athlete you've never heard of is a four-year-old girl who weighs 1,000 pounds. "She's not a people person," says her trainer,... More >>

  • Tallboys

    published September 1, 2004

    At age eighteen, Tyler Hansbrough stands a lithe six-foot-nine, with short golden-brown hair and a baby-faced complexion. He shaves infrequently,... More >>

  • The Ten Most Hated Men in Rock

    published September 1, 2004

    David Byrne has done it right. Destined to live high on the hog by way of Talking Heads royalties until the day he dies, the adventurous... More >>

  • Moustache-free to Be You and Me

    published August 25, 2004

    Hall & Oates will join Michael McDonald and the Average White Band at UMB Bank Pavilion on August 31 as part of the Rock & Soul 2004 Revue --... More >>

  • Sarah McLachlan

    published August 25, 2004

    Sarah McLachlan has essentially been a victim of her own success. Before she hit career zenith with the luscious 1993 album Fumbling... More >>

  • Budweiser/ MDA Poker Classic

    published August 18, 2004

    In The Cincinnati Kid, Steve McQueen embodied the spirit of card-hustling cool. The Tao of Steve must be practiced and refined in... More >>

  • Patti Scialfa

    published August 11, 2004

    At first glance, Bruce Springsteen dropping the gorgeous Julianne Phillips -- she of the "Glory Days" video (no doubt the Boss had some glorious... More >>

  • Ron Jeremy in Rug Burn!

    published August 4, 2004

    For a quarter-century and counting, ex-high school teacher Ron Jeremy -- Surreal Life star, proud recipient of a master's degree in special... More >>

  • Tom Collins

    published August 4, 2004

    Everybody's had a Tom Collins at some point. Either that's the name of a faraway uncle, or you've drunk that drink. Your familiarity with either... More >>

  • The Polyphonic Spree

    published August 4, 2004

    The Polyphonic Spree's 2001 debut, The Beginning Stages of...., propelled the choir-robed troupe onto the indie-music scene with all the... More >>

  • Dirt Track Nation

    published July 28, 2004

    Straightaway my ass. I'm riding shotgun in a red Dodge stock car, doing "hot laps" -- think full-pad scrimmage for auto racers -- at Tri-City... More >>

  • The Great Debate

    published July 21, 2004

    St. Louis loves Van Halen. This can be proved mathematically: Observe the light speed with which the band sold out the gi-normous Savvis Center... More >>

  • Down in the Flood

    published July 14, 2004

    All MacroSun owner Gil Williams wanted was a little face time with Larry Salci, the executive director of Metro. Williams wished to calmly discuss... More >>

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