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2010 Stories by Nicole Beckert

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  • Half-Shakespeare, All Entertainment

    published December 30, 2010

    Pericles, Prince of Tyre is one of William Shakespeare's lesser-known plays. Historical evidence has shown that Shakespeare did not... More >>

  • Beware the Preacher

    published December 23, 2010

    The 1955 thriller The Night of the Hunter was described as "one of the most frightening of movies" by Roger Ebert as late as 1996... More >>

  • Go See the Chaplin

    published December 16, 2010

    Vigorous debate surrounds the issue of the greatest silent film comic: Is it Buster Keaton or Charlie Chaplin? Your preferences are your own, but... More >>

  • A Very Metal Christmas

    published December 2, 2010

    Holiday shopping is never easy. It is entirely too often the case that one ends up waiting until the last minute (along with everyone else) to get... More >>

  • Intercontinental Christmas

    published December 2, 2010

    Sure, Christmas is supposed to be a special time of year. Every passing yuletide, however, it becomes more and more difficult to push past the... More >>

  • Motherlover and Daughter

    published November 25, 2010

    With the loss of her father a year earlier, eleven-year-old Janice doesn't feel too excited for Christmas. Her mother is fraught with panic... More >>

  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered

    published November 11, 2010

    Nothing pairs better with the colder seasons than a dark, introspective film. Ingmar Bergman's The Seventh Seal is set during the... More >>

  • Get In on the Act

    published November 4, 2010

    The adage "they don't make 'em like they used to" is often a sore spot for young folk, but there are instances when it rings of truth. There were... More >>

  • Short and Long

    published November 4, 2010

    The St. Louis International Film Festival is back and it's bigger than ever. With a festival this large, it can be difficult to decide what to... More >>

  • When the Water Recedes

    published October 27, 2010

    The word "breathtaking" is often overused, but when it's used to describe the work of accomplished photographer and frequent National Geographic... More >>

  • Zone Offense

    published October 20, 2010

    Amsterdam-based, Turkish-born artist Ahmet Ögüt's exhibit Underestimated Zones at Laumeier Sculpture... More >>

  • Knight Life

    published October 6, 2010

    The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis teams up with multicultural center Belas Artes in Soulard (1854 Russel Boulevard; 314-772-2787... More >>

  • Get Up in Dem Guts

    published September 29, 2010

    It's a fact: Humans are fascinated by other humans. Seriously, the boob-tube options other than dramatic forensic science and hospital scenario... More >>

  • Growing Science

    published September 22, 2010

    Usually when people hear "floral arrangements," they think of weddings, funerals or other generic social events where such a spectacle of color... More >>

  • What's Italian for Party?

    published September 15, 2010

    Eh, whatsamatta you? The Italian Fest in Collinsville, Illinois, is happening this Friday and Saturday (September 17 and 18). You know what... More >>

  • Three for Five

    published September 8, 2010

    Garth Weiser, the eponymous exhibit opening White Flag Projects' fifth season, contains three of Garth Weiser's works: a... More >>

  • Lookin' Good, St. Louis

    published September 1, 2010

    Just in time, Project: Design!, St. Louis Fashion Week's juried show, is back again, offering six St. Louis-based designers the opportunity... More >>

  • On Chisholm's Trail

    published September 1, 2010

    There's no question that Stan Chisholm, winner of the 2008 edition of Art Attack! and newly minted RFT MasterMind, is an artist on... More >>

  • Pure, Wild Animal Craziness

    published August 25, 2010

    Frontyard Features began entertaining people and making them better neighbors in 2006 when Martin Casas and his wife set up an outdoor movie... More >>

  • Fine Feathered Fracas

    published August 4, 2010

    It looks like cult favorite Troll 2 has some competition for the best worst movie you'll ever see: James Nguyen's ultra-low-budget... More >>

  • Saturday Night's All Right for Fighting

    published August 4, 2010

    International Boxing Federation champion and Vashon High School graduate Devon Alexander returns to his hometown to face former World... More >>

  • Turn it Loose

    published July 28, 2010

    Long ago in a place far, far away — the tiny rural enclave of Bomont — angst-ridden teenagers with a zest for dancing were denied... More >>

  • Pilgrim's Progress

    published July 14, 2010

    The Kids in the Hall claimed bass players were the loser in every band more than a decade ago, but comic book creator Bryan Lee O'Malley... More >>

  • Stuff Galore

    published June 23, 2010

    Do you love to find and collect weird, cool, interesting stuff and bring it home to put on top of your other stuff? It sure seems like you like... More >>

  • America's First Prince

    published June 23, 2010

    In 1788 the slave ship Africa made its voyage across the Atlantic carrying scores of people chained up to be sold on the shores of the... More >>

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