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2014 Stories by Nicole Beckert

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  • Running Man

    published November 27, 2014

    Though 2019 is right around the corner now, it felt like a far-off galaxy in 1987 when dystopian science-fiction movie The Running... More >>

  • Bubble Trouble

    published November 20, 2014

    Even though bubbles are typically most enjoyed by those under 60 inches tall, Jeff Boyer makes magic out of soap and water, and can entrance... More >>

  • The Complete History of Comedy (abridged)

    published November 13, 2014

    The Reduced Shakespeare Company has condensed nearly every other major cultural behemoth -- the Bard, baseball, Hollywood, the Bible and America... More >>

  • Check it Out, Holmes

    published November 6, 2014

    The Saint Louis Science Center's (5050 Oakland Avenue; 314-289-4424 or First Friday event is your... More >>

  • Still Not Tapped Out

    published October 23, 2014

    This Is Spinal Tap, the finest rock & roll mockumentary ever made, is famous for its in-jokes, its... More >>

  • Psychedelic and Symphonic

    published October 16, 2014

    Although coveted by nearly every symphonic orchestra the world over, devoted Cardinals fan and sometime conductor extraordinaire Leonard Slatkin... More >>

  • Chicken Big

    published September 25, 2014

    The inimitable Tony Hale is immensely talented. Sure, most of that talent lies in his ability to perfectly articulate and emit a nervous,... More >>

  • Bowie's Home Movie

    published September 18, 2014

    The documentary David Bowie is attempts to encapsulate the singer/artist/actor's nearly Picasso-like level of production. The film... More >>

  • French Food Fight

    published September 11, 2014

    The pairing of French culture and carefully cultivated food is a symbiotic relationship. It is seen as a balance between health and taste;... More >>

  • Center of the Worlds

    published September 11, 2014

    The metaphysical world is a daunting one; heady, cerebral concepts such as existentialism can sometimes deter people from engaging with literature... More >>

  • Like A Body of Work

    published September 4, 2014

    White Flag Projects opens its ninth season with a group exhibition that straddles that line between whimsical and befuddling. Shit Like... More >>

  • A Cut Above

    published September 4, 2014

    Precision Cut, the new exhibition at Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design (6640 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-725-1177 or... More >>

  • Bad Feminist Is Good

    published August 28, 2014

    Although Roxane Gay's newly released collection of essays is titled Bad Feminist, there are plenty of other adoring adjectives that... More >>

  • Get Your Motor Runnin'

    published August 21, 2014

    Cycle Showcase STL gathers rare and unusual motorcycles from private collections the world over and brings them to the Pageant (6161 Delmar... More >>

  • Girls with Guitars

    published August 14, 2014

    Arne Johnson and Shane King's 2007 documentary Girls Rock! chronicles the experiences of four girls attending the Rock 'n' Roll Camp... More >>

  • It's Cos, Of Course

    published August 7, 2014

    Before Bill Cosby became one of the legends of American comedy, he failed the tenth grade, joined the Navy and won a track and field... More >>

  • Redford and Newman, Together Again

    published May 29, 2014

    The Super-8 Robert Redford and Paul Newman Movie Madness night could have easily been called "Classic Hunkfest." The final title is... More >>

  • Race and the Races

    published May 22, 2014

    Back in the days before TV and professional sports leagues, horse racing was America's passion. Washington University American culture studies... More >>

  • Ye Olde Days

    published May 15, 2014

    Famous for glorious turkey legs, great steins of beer and overflowing bosoms in tight bodices, Renaissance fairs are a convergence point for... More >>

  • The Webber of Oz

    published May 8, 2014

    The Wizard of Oz has a particular charm, even for a timeless classic. It draws in the young and old, the sweet and the curmudgeonly,... More >>

  • Expressing Time

    published May 8, 2014

    Unconventional art (a broad descriptor for that which is not necessarily pretty and immediately recognizable) triggers a response, which is its... More >>

  • Who Invited the Nerd?

    published May 1, 2014

    Willum Cubbert is an architect living in Terre Haute, Indiana, who plays landlord to his pals, Tansy (an aspiring meteorologist) and Axel (a... More >>

  • A New Look at Normandy Beach

    published May 1, 2014

    D-Day, the 1944 Allied invasion of occupied France, was one of the most important battles of Western history. It has been analyzed, fictionalized... More >>

  • A Burlesque Safari on Film

    published April 24, 2014

    Washington University's Visual Media Research Lab takes a page from the Everything Is Terrible! rabble with RAWSTOCK. The lab's staff dug... More >>

  • Miller's Patterns

    published April 17, 2014

    Not every darling of the scene deserves the title, but Casey Miller of the beloved Mud House is a worthy candidate. Miller's aesthetic and... More >>

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