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2011 Stories by Nicole Beckert

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  • Gadies and Lentlemen

    published June 2, 2011

    For years CHARIS, the St. Louis Women's Chorus, has entertained you with beautiful harmonies and an acceptance-based atmosphere, along with a... More >>

  • Blankety-Blank City

    published May 26, 2011

    Celine Danhier's documentary Blank City transports viewers to that seemingly magical time in 1970s New York City when rent was... More >>

  • Hey, Crafty Cats

    published May 26, 2011

    Summertime rolls around, and suddenly everything in one's wardrobe seems boring. Those lame old t-shirts? Toss ’em. Those plain-jane... More >>

  • Goya See It

    published May 12, 2011

    Despite the thousands of visuals we encounter every day, images still retain the ability to pack a punch. The new exhibition at the Contemporary... More >>

  • Going Out On A High Note

    published May 5, 2011

    As the song goes, everybody hurts sometimes, and sometimes the pain is too much to bear. How can those feelings be expressed as poignantly on... More >>

  • Heart Smart

    published April 21, 2011

    Anyone who has read Found Magazine or listened to an episode of This American Life knows Davy Rothbart is a sweetheart, plain... More >>

  • Wax On and On, Forever

    published April 14, 2011

    In the tiny industrial town of Stockton-on-Tees, England, there is a refuge for lonely music lovers. Sound It Out Records, the only record shop... More >>

  • The Color and the Shape

    published March 31, 2011

    Local painter Jeremy Rabus creates work that will make you believe in abstract art again. His compositions contain thick, jagged strokes of... More >>

  • Beer on the Half Shell

    published March 17, 2011

    Schlafly makes some undeniably great beer. Have you had one lately? If not, the Schlafly Stout and Oyster Festival provides you the perfect... More >>

  • The Marrying Kind

    published March 10, 2011

    Charlie Chaplin's best known character, the lovable Little Tramp, is the hallmark of his film career. The Tramp overshadows Chaplin’s actual... More >>

  • Fashionably Healthy

    published March 3, 2011

    Waifs abound in the world of fashion, and the "clothes hangers" of the industry are only getting thinner. And yet the average size of an American... More >>

  • From the Gut

    published February 24, 2011

    Belly dancing is an ancient art form, but that doesn't mean it hasn't progressed with the times. The delectably titillating Angels and Absinthe... More >>

  • Make Your Own Love

    published February 3, 2011

    Some of you may be lucky enough to have a partner in crime for this all-love-all-the-time weekend, but some of you may be wondering how you can... More >>

  • Crumb Catcher

    published January 27, 2011

    Crumb is no ordinary documentary; but then Robert Crumb is no ordinary subject. Filmmaker Terry Zwigoff supposedly kept a loaded gun... More >>

  • Seasons of the Cycle

    published January 20, 2011

    Oh, the joys of winter. It's cold and disgusting outside, but eventually it will become endurable; after that comes the gorgeous, perfect weather... More >>

  • Fun to Burns

    published January 13, 2011

    What's more Scottish than a gathering of manly men in kilts, swashing beer 'round and devouring a stuffed sheep's stomach? Doing so while... More >>

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