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2011 Stories by Nicole Beckert

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  • Thrown Out At Home

    published December 29, 2011

    Imagine that you and your family are faced with the choice of leaving town or dying for trying to maintain ownership of your home. In the years... More >>

  • Snow Time Like Christmas

    published December 15, 2011

    It would seem that the sensible thing to do after a nice Christmas dinner with family and friends is to stay in for the night, head to bed, and... More >>

  • XX-tra Good Times

    published December 15, 2011

    This morning you rolled out of bed with a groan, recalled the piles of food and fountains of drink from the night before (if you do the Christmas... More >>

  • Something Sweet

    published December 1, 2011

    Bacon is the new cupcake, which is the new moustache, which is the new black. And so it goes. However, the cookie will always be the new cookie,... More >>

  • This Year, Why Not Something Flat?

    published November 24, 2011

    Isn't it nice to look around your home and like what you have up on the walls? Not sure? Well, it is. You need pretty, interesting things at which... More >>

  • Students- and Masters-pieces

    published November 17, 2011

    Craft Alliance holds its Student/Faculty Sale every year and, like all the others, this year's is not to be missed. The small non-profit... More >>

  • Three Against A Planet

    published November 10, 2011

    Molly Sloan is your archetypal, 1930s-style intrepid girl reporter -- a Pulitzer Prize winner with a nose for news and no quit anywhere in her... More >>

  • Meals on Two Wheels

    published October 27, 2011

    Fall is arguably the only tolerable season in St. Louis. The brutal winters and hellish summers seem never-ending and spring occurs for an... More >>

  • MAKE and Take

    published October 20, 2011

    White Flag Projects' (4568 Manchester Avenue; www.whiteflagprojects.org) new exhibition is the... More >>

  • Set Phasers on Fun

    published October 20, 2011

    Trekkies, get your communicators ready -- whether they are the classic hand-held version of Star Trek (the original series) or the sleek... More >>

  • Third Degree, Squared

    published October 13, 2011

    It is hard to believe that Third Degree Glass Factory has been around for only nine years. Tonight, they celebrate their almost-decade in a... More >>

  • Stereoscopic Journey

    published October 6, 2011

    Since leaving St. Louis eighteen years ago, Amy Granat has become an internationally recognized and respected artist who has, among other... More >>

  • The Lady Is For Burning

    published September 29, 2011

    The stars have aligned at last, and once again Artica manifests on the riverfront near the intersection of Lewis and Dickson streets. Often... More >>

  • Punk's Baby Photos

    published September 15, 2011

    Manhattan's Lower East Side was the musical center of the world in the mid-'70s, but the world at large didn't know it at the time. Iconic bands... More >>

  • Come Closer to Kiefer

    published September 8, 2011

    Even if abstract expressionism isn't your thing, German artist Anselm Kiefer's work still makes a mighty impression on you. Whether the Kiefer in... More >>

  • Come Outside

    published September 1, 2011

    Schlafly's Art Outside is not your typical art fair. Not only do the vendors actually live in St. Louis, but the work is good. As in, so... More >>

  • The End Is Now

    published September 1, 2011

    End Days, Deborah Zoe Laufner' 2008 play about sixteen-year-old goth girl Rachel Stein' post 9/11 experience, is difficult to... More >>

  • Blaze Through Benton

    published August 25, 2011

    Though bike racing has steadily grown in popularity here in the U.S., our enthusiasm for the sport is sorely lacking when compared to our European... More >>

  • Three Artists, Exposed

    published August 18, 2011

    Universities always house their colleges of art and science together under one banner. St. Louis-based artists Brigham Dimick of Southern Illinois... More >>

  • This Way to the Egret

    published August 18, 2011

    Every successful artist working in the abstract is confronted with the same skeptical questions: "What is it?" and "Is it art?," are two of the... More >>

  • Word Hoard

    published August 11, 2011

    What is exceptional about book fairs is that when you miraculously find that long sought-for book, you can get noisy and excited about it. You run... More >>

  • Beat them Runes

    published June 30, 2011

    Despite the passing of Beat godfather and native St. Louisian William S. Burroughs more than a decade ago, the spirit of the Beats lives on. Local... More >>

  • Headin’ Out to the Highway

    published June 23, 2011

    It may be impossible to think of James Taylor as anything other than an aging, mild-mannered songwriter. Once upon a time, however, he and Beach... More >>

  • Free Pastry!

    published June 16, 2011

    Charm begets charm, which is why the lovely Map Room Coffee & Wine House (1901 Withnell Avenue; 314-776-3515 or More >>

  • Jews on First, and Other Surprises

    published June 2, 2011

    For those who claim St. Louis lacks any relevant culture, our abundance of film festivals say otherwise. Perennial favorite the St. Louis... More >>

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