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

    "Alley Cat"

2005 Stories by Mike Seely

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  • The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982)

    published December 28, 2005

    Musical theater is the equivalent of TV sitcoms: Even when it's good, it's not that good. And when it's adapted for the silver screen, it's... More >>

  • The 5 Best & Worst Videocassettes of 2005

    published December 21, 2005

    THE BEST: 1) All the President's Men (1976) The lazy limousine liberal that Bob Woodward has become should be required... More >>

  • Slots with Video Poker (1996)

    published December 14, 2005

    Conservative bluehairs (a group Phyllis has been lumped into from time to time) who denounce the lifestyles of promiscuous and/or thieving meth-... More >>

  • Bob Hope's Laughing with the Presidents (1997)

    published November 30, 2005

    This glorified infomercial for Bob Hope features Tony Danza as its host. He only makes one spaghetti joke (Hey-yo, Angeler!). That should tell you... More >>

  • Donkey Discord

    published November 23, 2005

    October was a good news-bad news month for Venetia McEntire. In the middle of her St. Charles bed and breakfast's best month ever, McEntire got... More >>

  • Double Feature

    published November 16, 2005

    Feature Films April's Shower (unrated) Trish Doolan. Take a roomful of good-looking lesbians, a porn star named Spring... More >>

  • The Thirteenth Floor (1999)

    published November 16, 2005

    The Thirteenth Floor (1999) Vincent D'Onofrio stars in one of those TV detective shows, CSPD Cold Case or whatever. They're... More >>

  • Stop Crying Your Heart Out

    published November 16, 2005

    Sheryl Crow and "great songwriter" are words that rarely, if ever, appear in the same paragraph — and for good reason. Consider the chorus of... More >>

  • The High Strung

    published November 16, 2005

    When white people say they're from Detroit, they're not really from Detroit; they're from suburban Detroit. And although the High Strung... More >>

  • Horse & Scissors

    published November 9, 2005

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  • Caitlin Cary and Thad Cockrell

    published November 9, 2005

    The last time Whiskeytown alum Caitlin Cary swung through town, it was in support of Begonias, her album of duets with Thad... More >>

  • Tin Cup (1996)

    published November 2, 2005

    Each week the author treks to the Schlafly branch of the St. Louis Public Library, where a staff member blindfolds him and escorts him to the... More >>

  • Wally's Workshop: Bookcase Bar, Bunk Beds, Built-In Furniture, Coffee Table, Workbench (1972)

    published October 26, 2005

    Wally Bruner is not your average home-improvement mogul. He drops his tools a lot, can't cut straight and has an affinity for velour shirts, plaid... More >>

  • Kelly Willis

    published October 26, 2005

    If deep-throat lot lizards such as Gretchen Wilson have sucked you in of late, Kelly Willis’ St. Louis appearance offers welcome respite. Thi... More >>

  • Disco Godfather (1979)

    published October 19, 2005

    Who knew Blueberry Hill was a black Bay Area disco owned by Rudy Ray Moore, and not a drinking and music mall in University City, Missouri?... More >>

  • Vacant Lots

    published October 12, 2005

    In Chicago it's an unspoken rule that weekday bleacher tickets at Wrigley are as good as a doctor's note when it comes to skipping work. That, of... More >>

  • The Substance of Fire (1996)

    published October 12, 2005

    What little this film has to do with its horribly opaque title stems from the opening scene, in which a young Jewish boy named Isaac is led away... More >>

  • See Me, Hear Me, Read Me

    published October 5, 2005

    Football season's in full swing, the President's Cup is deadlocked, and the Cardinals are favored to win the World Series, yet all KFNS (590 AM)... More >>

  • Double Crossed

    published October 5, 2005

    To long-time Delmar Loop merchant David Salvato, the crosswalk that links the Tivoli Theatre to the municipal parking garage across Delmar... More >>

  • Clarinet for Beginners (1993)

    published October 5, 2005

    Ron Reynolds is an aging clarinetist from Dayton, Ohio. He wears a thin white beard and a thin gold chain on his neck. In Clarinet for... More >>

  • Alley Cat

    published September 21, 2005

    First Frame: Emil Williams Jr.'s two favorite athletes are Michael Jordan and Walter Ray Williams Jr. (no relation). Both men rank among... More >>

  • A Lion in Winter

    published September 21, 2005

    An unholy stew of politics and moral certitude convinced John Danforth last spring to pen in the New York Times a searing critique of the... More >>

  • Dyslexic Art

    published September 21, 2005

    John Roderick of the Seattle-based band The Long Winters basically writes in non sequiturs. Consider the opening salvo from "Shapes," the most... More >>

  • Runaway Bride (1999)

    published September 21, 2005

    This Pretty Woman pseudo-sequel is 116 minutes of trite, vapid zebra vomit. That exact description could be used for 1998's You've Got... More >>

  • Kathleen Edwards

    published September 14, 2005

    Can alt-country, or Americana -- or whatever the hell you want to call it -- ever be classified as "dreamy" and "creamy"? It certainly couldn't... More >>

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