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2008 Stories by Nicole Beckert

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  • Hey, Ho, Let's Go

    published December 31, 2008

    Sure, it's super cold outside now, but that doesn't mean you can't sharpen your fishing skills. The annual Let's Go Fishing Show returns to... More >>

  • The Magic Mansion?

    published December 17, 2008

    A fantastical fixture in St. Louis for nearly 30 years, the Magic House (516 South Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood) has provided youngsters (and... More >>

  • Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough

    published December 10, 2008

    For those who always wanted to break into government buildings after-hours to party but didn't because your friends told you it would be lame (and... More >>

  • A-Candling We Will Go

    published December 3, 2008

    This season, explore a bit of St. Louis that may be overlooked by going on the Historic Holiday Candlelight Tour. The six landmarks that... More >>

  • Fashion Forward

    published November 26, 2008

    Since its inception in 1956, the Ebony Fashion Fair has been devoted to the twin causes of charity and cutting-edge fashion. The traveling... More >>

  • Super Human Strength

    published November 5, 2008

    Though Newton's third law — that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction — was meant to apply only to matters of... More >>

  • The Short of It

    published November 5, 2008

    Renowned writer Lee K. Abbott, a professor at Ohio State University, has seven collections of short fiction to his credit, plus he has had... More >>

  • Dying for a Good Time?

    published October 15, 2008

    With its high-bustled skirts, chimney-sweep children wearing dusty black hats and creepy photographs of stern-faced people, the Victorian era is... More >>

  • Waters Under the Bridge?

    published October 8, 2008

    Everyone has skeletons in his or her closet except John Waters, who really just puts it all out there. After disrupting and frightening the... More >>

  • Pictures at an Exhibition

    published October 1, 2008

    Everybody believes they're a great photographer, but vacation photos and candid cell phone shots do not a photographer make. It takes an artistic... More >>

  • Fashion Fant-Asia

    published September 24, 2008

    With fall comes a rushing wave of new fashions. How do you keep your head above the rising tide? Head to the Fall Asian Couture and Culture... More >>

  • Number One With A Bullet

    published September 17, 2008

    Abby is like many working women. She's good at her job, she has plenty of practical experience, and she's ambitious. So who does she have to kill... More >>

  • End of the Journey

    published September 10, 2008

    Dan Eldon was born in London but raised in Kenya during the '70s and '80s, when much of Africa was shrugging off England's maternal rule in favor... More >>

  • Folly and Follicle

    published September 10, 2008

    In the 1960s, Hair was introduced to an audience steeped in political and moral resistance. And after 40 years, Hair's... More >>

  • Fiesta sin Siesta

    published September 3, 2008

    National Hispanic Heritage Month officially runs from September 15 to October 15 (spanning two months, technically), but who wants to wait another... More >>

  • Art Sushi

    published August 27, 2008

    If there’s a classification that implies newness beyond “fresh,” “raw” might be it. Raw is also the name of... More >>

  • It Is What It Is

    published August 20, 2008

    In her new book, What It Is, the beloved indie-comic genius Lynda Barry embraces her audience with a lesson in creative revival. In... More >>

  • It Is What It Is

    published August 20, 2008

    In her new book, What It Is, the beloved indie-comic genius Lynda Barry embraces her audience with a lesson in creative revival. In... More >>

  • Chillin' First-Glass

    published August 13, 2008

    There's nothing like being in front of a live furnace during a St. Louis summer — not even a sweat lodge could compare. Fortunately, at the... More >>

  • All Your Garage Are Belong to Us

    published July 30, 2008

    Garage sales — and their relatives, the estate and yard sales — are cheap, usually easy to find, and havens for collectors' items or... More >>

  • Hate Cycling Shorts?

    published July 23, 2008

    It is said that the perfect temperature for the nude body is a breezy 82 degrees Fahrenheit, thus making the World Naked Bike Ride the choice... More >>

  • Treat Yourself

    published July 16, 2008

    The history of ice cream and the ice cream cone is richer than what meets the tongue. It is thought that ice cream was enjoyed as long ago as 2... More >>

  • Team Tomato

    published July 9, 2008

    You say ketchup, but the World's Largest Catsup Bottle Festival, held from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday... More >>

  • Pride, No Prejudice

    published June 25, 2008

    Just like a fine wine, the LGBTQA-friendly St. Louis PrideFest gets better year after year. The annual celebration of the St. Louis gay... More >>

  • Beer, Glorious Beer!

    published June 4, 2008

    What’s that you say? You’re weary of pounding the PBR, and your taste buds need a revival? Then head over to the St. Louis... More >>

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