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Awards

  • 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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  • PBR Is Not Just Beer

    published February 23, 2005

    You've had the daydreams as you shuffle another pile of papers at work or hand someone her coffee. You picture yourself in a black felt hat,... More >>

  • Too Good to Be True

    published February 23, 2005

    When Paul Sturtz and David Wilson began conceptualizing their True/False Film Festival, which debuted last February in Columbia, Missouri (see... More >>

  • Praying Mantis Kung-Fu with Master Bob Klein (1989)

    published February 23, 2005

    Released in the same year as The Karate Kid, Part III, this spiritually riveting 90-minute tone poem masquerading as public-access-quality... More >>

  • Norma Jean & Marilyn (1996)

    published February 16, 2005

    Kick-started by Sex and the City and The Sopranos, HBO has been on its A-game for, like, seven years running, scooping up Golden... More >>

  • Shot of wheatgrass

    published February 16, 2005

    Wheatgrass may look and taste like lead-based paint, but consider the following litany of science-based mythology: Regular wheatgrass drinkers... More >>

  • Kicking+Steaming

    published February 9, 2005

    "Pusi kurac, Chicago!" Seated twenty rows behind the visiting team's goal box, Sani Zigic and the STL Fanaticos launch into a... More >>

  • Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)

    published February 9, 2005

    Imagine that you've got box seats to a Neil Diamond concert. Love him or hate him, Neil's a showman: You will get your money's worth. The... More >>

  • Inside the Butt Kisser's Studio

    published February 9, 2005

    Once upon a time, Caitlin Cary played Jekyll to Ryan Adams' Hyde in a revered alt-country outfit called Whiskeytown. Referring to Whiskeytown as a... More >>

  • The Story of Us (1999)

    published February 2, 2005

    Should be called The Story of How Bruce Willis Can't Wipe That Cocky Smirk Off His Face Long Enough for Us to Believe His Marriage Is Truly... More >>

  • Problem's Over

    published January 26, 2005

    This past Friday, January 21, federal agents arrested 55-year-old Kelvin Ellis, director of regulatory affairs for the city of East St. Louis, on... More >>

  • Domed Stadiums (1994) and California (1994)

    published January 26, 2005

    Jack Perkins is the greatest narrator ever. If forced to deliver a half-hour monologue on petrified cat turds, Perkins could inject a fair amount... More >>

  • Lost Downtown

    published January 19, 2005

    Meet the Twain James Mercer emerges from his quarters at the Mark Twain Hotel each day as though dressed for a funeral. His signature... More >>

  • All the President's Men (1976)

    published January 19, 2005

    A nearly perfect journo-political thriller that is responsible for at least three real-life phenomena: 1) the mainstreaming of porn, 2) the... More >>

  • Back to the Future

    published January 19, 2005

    Lord knows I love me some rock & roll. And I sure do love to read, too...well, mostly Mad magazine and Classics Illustrated. So what... More >>

  • Rudy (1993)

    published January 12, 2005

    Rudy is essentially Hoosiers on turf. Both are true underdog stories set in the state of Indiana and brought to the screen by native... More >>

  • Blind Phyllis

    published January 5, 2005

    "Classics" like Citizen Kane and The Hustler might have been gems in their time, but watch them today and you'll come to one clear... More >>

  • Rob Roy

    published January 5, 2005

    The wind-chill factor's threatening zero, the weekend's two short hours 'til close, and there's a small fly in my Rob Roy. Such a fiendish... More >>

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