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2014 Stories by Paul Friswold

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  • Book A Long Weekend

    published August 28, 2014

    Perhaps you haven't heard, but you're about to embark on a three-day weekend. What will you do with this final weekend in August in the twilight... More >>

  • Who's the New Guy

    published August 21, 2014

    On Sunday night the dreams of millions of Whovians were fulfilled (or dashed, perhaps) with the arrival of the new Doctor Who, played by Peter... More >>

  • A Wife by Any Other Name

    published August 14, 2014

    Dorante is one of those slick French dandies who'll tell a woman anything to win her affections. Unfortunately for him, his patter is better than... More >>

  • Looking Good, St. Louis

    published June 5, 2014

    Traditionally, a few photos are taken at a birthday party. As this year marks the 250th birthday of the city of St. Louis, the Sheldon and the St.... More >>

  • The Sweetest Thing

    published August 21, 2014

    After three years of marriage, Travis and Alyse are calling it quits. They both knew this day would come; Travis is gay, and Alyse only wanted him... More >>

  • Comics at the Steady Clipper

    published August 21, 2014

    Twenty-six years is a long time in the comic-book biz, Batman has had a kid, died, come back to life, seen his kid die and had a former dead... More >>

  • Red-Letter Game

    published August 14, 2014

    The St. Louis Cardinals and the Cincinnati Reds in a mid-August game is a classic Central Division match-up. Both teams are (at the time of... More >>

  • Life by the Book

    published July 17, 2014

    J. Pierrepont Finch has a name suited for the executive suite and the job of a window washer. But not to worry. With the help of a business-advice... More >>

  • The Pleasures of Being Bad

    published July 31, 2014

    Donatien Alphonse Francois de Sade -- better known as the Marquis de Sade -- left quite a mark on the world, as well as on his many lovers. The... More >>

  • American Idiots

    published July 31, 2014

    Sex, drugs and rock & roll are the cornerstones of a certain American lifestyle. It's the lifestyle that values "party" as a verb, conspicuous... More >>

  • Hawk's on the Road

    published August 7, 2014

    Tony Hawk is to skateboarding as Chuck Berry is to guitars: Neither invented their instrument of choice, but their personal genius and... More >>

  • Close to Home

    published August 7, 2014

    The great lengths America currently goes to in order to secure the homefront in the war against terror are nothing new. During the Civil War,... More >>

  • A Bounty of Art

    published June 12, 2014

    The combination of free time and good weather make summer something of a cornucopia -- the possibilities are endless, right? The Summer... More >>

  • Fine at 50

    published June 26, 2014

    For 50 years the Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design (6640 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-725-1177 or More >>

  • A Multi-Layered Exhibition

    published May 8, 2014

    Great Rivers Biennial 2014, the sixth edition of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis' awards program, recognizes emerging and mid-career... More >>

  • Soprano on A Streetcar

    published July 31, 2014

    Tennessee Williams' tragic Southern belle Blanche DuBois is a woman from another age, one who values the old courtesies and presents a facade of... More >>

  • Tonight We Ride

    published August 7, 2014

    Start resting up now, because the Moonlight Ramble is upon us. This late-night bicycle ride through the streets of St. Louis is a... More >>

  • Working Space

    published June 26, 2014

    The interplay between our brains and eyes allows us to navigate a room that's cluttered without really thinking about how to do it -- we just step... More >>

  • Fresh, Hot Theater

    published July 10, 2014

    Neil LaBute's name is a byword for invigorating, vital theater, so it's little wonder that the inaugural year of the LaBute New Theater... More >>

  • The Matchless Game Show

    published July 31, 2014

    The game show reached its apogee in the '70s. The aftermath of free love and the counterculture crashed headlong into the last stand of smoking... More >>

  • Callaway Does Cabaret

    published July 31, 2014

    Cabaret singing is a misunderstood art form. It requires more than just singing the song; the vocalist has to inhabit the song, making it both... More >>

  • Seuss-Box Musical

    published July 24, 2014

    Few authors have as great a reach as Dr. Seuss. The estimable writer and artist of dozens of children's books created life-long fans with his... More >>

  • Not All Who Wander Are Lost

    published June 5, 2014

    The staff of Stray Rescue finds animals in deplorable conditions year round. Malnourished, riddled with parasites, suffering from gunshots,... More >>

  • Bike Bare

    published July 24, 2014

    When World Naked Bike Ride St. Louis debuted in 2008, many people wondered what the turnout would be. How many easy-going Midwesterners... More >>

  • Cold Facts

    published July 17, 2014

    Antarctica is a relentlessly inhospitable place for humans, and yet there is a small, year-round population who stay through dark winters and... More >>

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