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2013 Stories by Liz Miller

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  • Bite Into Midtown

    published May 30, 2013

    Food and art fill the streets of midtown on Saturday and Sunday (June 1 and 2), with the first Midtown Taste and Art Fair taking over the... More >>

  • Horse Around

    published May 30, 2013

    A narrative constant of young-adult fiction is that young people love horses, and horses help young people through the rigors of adolescence -- so... More >>

  • Hair-O Hero

    published May 23, 2013

    Long, flowing locks have been a source of male pride and alleged power throughout history, from the Biblical story of Samson the Great to the... More >>

  • Digital Break-down

    published May 23, 2013

    The work of Finnish film director and visual artist Mika Taanila asks more questions than it answers. Through a skeptic's lens, Taanila explores... More >>

  • The Big Take-Off

    published May 16, 2013

    Burlesque dynamo Lola van Ella always gives the people what they want, so it's not surprising to see the return of the Show-Me Burlesque and... More >>

  • Spirits in the Night Sky

    published May 16, 2013

    St. Louis is chock-full of urban legends and ghost stories: The Lemp Mansion is haunted by a cadre of family ghosts, the spirit of Molly Crenshaw... More >>

  • Lost Lives Found

    published May 16, 2013

    Frontenac couple Harry and Edna Grossman lived long, quiet lives until their deaths in the 1980s. During their 80-odd years on Earth the Grossmans... More >>

  • Chew City

    published May 9, 2013

    St. Louis is a city that loves its distinctive neighborhoods, and those neighborhoods love food. The Hill is known for traditional and modern... More >>

  • Dance Through the World

    published May 9, 2013

    For fourteen years Dances of India has hosted, programmed and produced the St. Louis Dance Festival Showcase, featuring performances from a... More >>

  • The Biggest Little Beer Fest

    published May 2, 2013

    Not much says springtime in St. Louis better than drinking beer, eating barbecue and listening to blues music in Forest Park, and on Friday and... More >>

  • Over the Rain-whoa

    published April 25, 2013

    It's been more than 100 years (113, to be exact) since L. Frank Baum's children's novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was published. That it... More >>

  • Over the Rain-Whoa

    published April 25, 2013

    It's been more than 100 years (113, to be exact) since L. Frank Baum's children's novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was published. That it... More >>

  • Sun Studio Stars

    published April 18, 2013

    Art is often born by accident, or happenstance, as is the story of the Million Dollar Quartet coming together on an ordinary Tuesday in 1956.... More >>

  • Pedals of Spring

    published April 18, 2013

    Barring another spring blizzard, St. Louis is once again a hospitable place to live for a few months -- until summer brings 100-degree... More >>

  • Choral History

    published April 11, 2013

    "Charis" roughly translates in Greek to grace and kindness. The word first appears in Greek mythology, where the charites are goddesses of charm,... More >>

  • Poster Children

    published April 11, 2013

    It's easy to overlook the artistry and design of a concert poster while scanning it for event information, but take a closer look -- it might just... More >>

  • Take Me to the River

    published April 11, 2013

    History runs deep between St. Louis and New Orleans, two cities connected, divided and built on the banks of the Mississippi River. This spring,... More >>

  • Second-Hand Laughs

    published April 4, 2013

    At its best, improvisational comedy is clever, engaging, disarming or just hilariously non sequitur, and for more than 50 years, Chicago's... More >>

  • A Star Is Made

    published April 4, 2013

    Louise, the girl who became American burlesque star Gypsy Rose Lee, wasn't destined for fame -- at least in her mother's eyes -- but when her... More >>

  • Go Mordecai!

    published March 28, 2013

    People would like to be remembered at their best, and for the Tenenbaum family, that was quite some time ago. In Wes Anderson's 2001 film... More >>

  • Off to Never Neverland

    published March 28, 2013

    J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan is an important character for children to meet. Peter's refusal to grow up represents the fantasies of eternal youth,... More >>

  • Runway Returns

    published March 21, 2013

    Dust off your Lita platforms and wallets and get to struttin': Saint Louis Fashion Week is upon us. The festivities begin Thursday, March... More >>

  • Fringe Forecast

    published March 21, 2013

    Last year St. Louis got its first fringe festival, St. Lou Fringe, thanks to the persistence, hard work and imagination of Saint Louis University... More >>

  • Shipping Up To Dogtown

    published March 14, 2013

    For nearly 30 years the Ancient Order of Hibernians have been parading through Irish neighborhood Dogtown on St. Patrick's Day -- and every... More >>

  • Love. Expulsion. Revolution.

    published March 7, 2013

    Life is filled with restlessness, loneliness and uncertainty, but once you're past the tender, angry teenage years, it ain't so bad. In Wes... More >>

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