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2007 Stories by Nicole Beckert

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  • Hot for Teaching

    published December 26, 2007

    The world wants to know: How does he do it? In his book Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire, Rafe Esquith reveals the methods and madness... More >>

  • Still Trotting After All These Years

    published December 26, 2007

    Continuing their perpetual barnstorming tour of the world, the Harlem Globetrotters swing by the Scottrade Center (South 14th Street and... More >>

  • It's All Downhill from Here

    published December 19, 2007

    If you're too keyed up in the aftermath of the most anticipated day of the year to submit to the usual routine of listening to the same music and... More >>

  • Q: Is This Not Art?

    published November 14, 2007

    With his thick glasses and inquisitive gaze, Mark Mothersbaugh is still recognized by the occasional random dude as the front man for Devo,... More >>

  • The Chosen Festival

    published October 31, 2007

    The St. Louis Jewish Book Festival is here again, offering more than 30 speakers in its eleven-day run (beginning with an appearance by... More >>

  • Thrill-Seekers Wanted

    published October 24, 2007

    Despite the infamous scandals that have shadowed Michael Jackson’s career, it’s not the hooded babies dangled over ledges, drawn-out... More >>

  • Give ´Em the Third Degree

    published October 17, 2007

    St. Louisians looking for a reason to party this Friday should know that Third Degree Glass Factory (5200 Delmar Boulevard; 314-367-4527 or... More >>

  • Read on, Reader

    published October 3, 2007

    A day-long celebration of literacy, the Big Read Festival encompasses a plethora of activities for both youthful and experienced readers.... More >>

  • Strange Folkways, Here We Come

    published September 19, 2007

    Though last year’s inaugural Strange Folk Indie Arts and Crafts Festival (think ReadyMade magazine, not Country Living)... More >>

  • A Pirate’s Life for You

    published September 12, 2007

    Remember the eye patch your mom bought for you years ago, when it seemed like a good idea to go trick-or-treating as a pirate? Now is your chance... More >>

  • Setting the Scene

    published September 5, 2007

    Best known for her Vietnam Veterans Memorial sculpture, Maya Lin has a comprehensive approach to art, architecture and landscape that proves... More >>

  • Laumeier, After Dark

    published August 8, 2007

    Celebrating its 30th year of operation in 2007, Laumeier Sculpture Park plans to mark the occassion with the launch of its Movies and Music... More >>

  • All Hands on Decks

    published August 1, 2007

    Now that skateboarding has been successfully mainstreamed (Tony Hawk licensed roller coaster, anyone?), it’s difficult to remember that... More >>

  • Potter Mania Continues!

    published July 25, 2007

    With Potter madness having fully infiltrated the indie-rock scene (many, many tribute bands exist now; visit More >>

  • Club Diva!

    published June 27, 2007

    The Gateway Men’s Chorus closes its twentieth season with Divas at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday (June 29 and 30) at Washington... More >>

  • The Producers

    published May 23, 2007

    The Tower Grove Farmers’ Market & Bazaar is where it’s at to get your food on every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May to... More >>

  • Get Born Again

    published April 4, 2007

    Because of an obvious hip-hop influence, poetry slams often lack a hardcore or punk-rock element. Slam poets have fallen into the MC or rapper... More >>

  • Art as Life

    published March 14, 2007

    Based on the life of pioneering contemporary-art collector Peggy Guggenheim, Woman Before a Glass: A Triptych in Four Parts is the... More >>

  • Picture This

    published March 7, 2007

    Cease to fret, my dears, if you missed the opening reception for Free Rein/Full Play: New Chicago Photography, the new exhibit at... More >>

  • Not Just Another Brick in the Wall

    published February 7, 2007

    Washington University's expanded Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum (Forsyth and Skinker boulevards) and its chief curator, Sabine Eckmann, present... More >>

  • Playing with Fire

    published January 31, 2007

    February's Select Night at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (3750 Washington Boulevard) fights flooding with "Fire," the theme for... More >>

  • Real Portraits of Imaginary People

    published January 3, 2007

    "The comic is not an art form!" echoes the familiar refrain in various halls of academia — but try telling that to marker-wielding kids under... More >>

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