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2003 Stories by Niles Baranowski

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  • Don't Balk

    published December 31, 2003

    WED 12/31 2004. It doesn't quite have the ring of "2000," does it? Something about those round numbers just makes you want to party... More >>

  • You Go, Girl

    published December 24, 2003

    Face it -- the human race is downright voyeuristic. We people-watch and stare at the TV as if we lack lives of our own. And when it comes to... More >>

  • Flight Club

    published December 17, 2003

    It seems a bit perverse to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Wright brothers' flight at Kitty Hawk in an underground gallery. Given that... More >>

  • Black Is the New White

    published December 10, 2003

    Lewis Black has seen St. Louis before and knows its biggest problem: It's not sprawl or crime -- it's mold. "I like [St. Louis], except you got a... More >>

  • Gideon's Trumpet

    published December 10, 2003

    Editor's note: A correction ran concerning this story; see end of article. Who says you can never go home again? After lighting... More >>

  • Something Corporate

    published December 10, 2003

    Imagine Coldplay's "Clocks." Now imagine it with ukuleles instead of pianos. Not even close, is it? For reasons that a professional musicologist... More >>

  • I Want My dhTV

    published December 3, 2003

    Historically, Double Helix TV (St. Louis's public, community-access cable-TV channel) hasn't been as well known as its sister radio station, KDHX... More >>

  • NEW! Gravity Propulsion System

    published December 3, 2003

    FRI 12/5 On these early winter nights, the air is oftentimes so crisp and the sky so clear that it feels like if you could just find a... More >>

  • Cheese Ball

    published November 26, 2003

    SAT 11/29 In some cultures royalty is hereditary. For the first annual Cheesefest, though, royalty is chosen by meritocracy. Prove... More >>

  • S.T.U.N.

    published November 26, 2003

    To answer the inevitable first question, "Scream Toward the Uprising of Nonconformity" is what S.T.U.N. stands for. While that may sound... More >>

  • Rock and Load

    published November 19, 2003

    WED 11/19 There's Bill Murray and there's Chris Rock. That's it. Sure, you can probably think of other Saturday Night Live... More >>

  • Death Cab for Cutie

    published November 19, 2003

    "So this is the New Year and I don't feel any different," sings Ben Gibbard on Death Cab for Cutie's fourth album, Transatlanticism. It's... More >>

  • A Diamond in the Industrial Court

    published November 12, 2003

    Part petting zoo, part museum, the St. Louis Children's Aquarium sits hidden among dismal factories and wholesalers in Hanley Industrial Court.... More >>

  • The Bright Side of Life

    published November 5, 2003

    FRI 11/7 And now for something halfway different. Not three years after Monty Python alum Eric Idle circuited the country with his... More >>

  • Junior Senior

    published November 5, 2003

    Sort of like a postmodern Felix and Oscar, Junior Senior is a duo of opposites (Jesper "Junior" Mortenson is tiny, straight and writes the... More >>

  • Oh, Wolfy

    published October 29, 2003

    FRI 10/31 Are you afraid of the big, bad wolf? Your fear is largely unfounded and is likely a product of the myth and ignorance which... More >>

  • Lost but Not Forgotten

    published October 22, 2003

    FRI 10/24 There are those who claim something is terribly wrong with mainstream media. They believe cynical editors dismiss stories... More >>

  • Shonen Knife

    published October 15, 2003

    Since 1981, Shonen Knife has been providing the aural equivalent of a Hello Kitty lunch box to hipster stereos everywhere. Yes, you read... More >>

  • Stamp Collecting

    published October 8, 2003

    SAT 10/11 The contemporary art "buzz" in St. Louis is really, really good at the moment, and the friendly folks at Critical Mass want... More >>

  • Feeling Loopy?

    published October 1, 2003

    There are two things you need to know about the Loop in Motion festival this year: one, the Loop de Loop parade (which gets under way at noon on... More >>

  • See It, Then Read It

    published September 10, 2003

    Devoted readers can be strange creatures: reclusive, obsessive, their eyes baggy and squinting after another night lost to a good book. They share... More >>

  • Feat of Clayton

    published September 3, 2003

    It's hard to believe that Clayton, our squeaky-clean, mini-metropolitan suburb, would have anything that's the best of its kind in the country,... More >>

  • Essex Green

    published September 3, 2003

    The Essex Green was once part of the now-defunct Elephant 6 Recording Company, a group of psychedelic late-'90s bands halfway between a... More >>

  • Kurt, I Am Your Father

    published August 27, 2003

    THUR 8/28 The August 28 preseason battle between the St. Louis Rams and Kansas City Chiefs is predictably being hyped as a braggin'... More >>

  • Holy Soleil!

    published August 20, 2003

    Hey kids, the circus is coming to town! Grab your sodas and peanuts and come down to the big top! All of your favorite attractions will be there:... More >>

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