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2014 Stories by Paul Friswold

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  • The World According to Monsanto

    published September 4, 2014

    Monsanto is a prickly topic in St. Louis. The agribusiness giant employs a great number of people locally, all of whom have a vested interest in... More >>

  • Everybody Outside

    published September 4, 2014

    Schlafly's Art Outside has been a thing for eleven years now, which means we're right about at the point at which we'll start taking it for... More >>

  • Time Keeps on Slipping

    published August 28, 2014

    You can stuff all your Harry Potters in a sack -- Terry Gilliam's Time Bandits is the greatest children's film of all time. Kevin is... More >>

  • Hungry for Fun?

    published August 28, 2014

    Does the Labor Day weekend mark the end of summer or the end of your hunger? If you attend the St. Louis Greek Festival at St. Nicholas... More >>

  • What's Cookin'?

    published August 21, 2014

    Percy Talbott is fresh out of prison and dreaming of a beautiful new home she's never seen. Inspired by a photo of autumn foliage cut out of a... More >>

  • Mary and the Monster

    published August 14, 2014

    The Frankenstein of popular culture is not the Frankenstein Mary Shelley created. Her monster was an intelligent and articulate creature born of... More >>

  • Fear and the Hero

    published August 21, 2014

    Star Wars may have popularized the trope of "boy destined to become a hero" and the summer blockbuster, but Richard Wagner scaled those... More >>

  • Hendrix on Lincoln

    published August 7, 2014

    Artist John Hendrix has an affinity for historical figures. He's illustrated children's books about abolitionist John Brown, the U.S.... More >>

  • Our Cup Runneth on Two Wheels

    published August 28, 2014

    Sometimes St. Louis feels less like a city and more like a collection of neighborhoods -- but what's wrong with that? We're rich with interesting... More >>

  • 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 >>

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