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  • The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

    published April 16, 2015

    Samuel Taylor Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner offered an ecological message long before the environmental movement... More >>

  • Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

    published April 16, 2015

    Kumiko is a young Japanese woman who is completely isolated in crowded Tokyo. Stuck in a menial job and stuck under her mother's thumb, her only... More >>

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    Shualee Cook's An Invitation Out Is Set in a World of Virtual Reality

    published Apr 23, 2015

    Local playwright Shualee Cook credits Oscar Wilde's witty repartee as the inspiration for her comedy of manners, An Invitation Out. Futurist William Gibson's vision of the Internet as a realm of virtu... More >>

  • The Mystery of Edwin Drood

    published April 16, 2015

    Charles Dickens wrote an enormous amount in his lifetime (A Tale of Two Cities clocks in at a staggering 46 million words, if high school... More >>

  • MythBusters: Jamie & Adam Unleashed

    published April 16, 2015

    Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage have made science an explosive, kinetic, hands-on experience for the past thirteen years with their show... More >>

  • Richard III: The King Under the Car Park

    published April 9, 2015

    King Richard III has a black reputation because of his alleged child murdering, brother killing and general ruthlessness. That all resulted in his... More >>

  • Giordano Dance Chicago

    published April 9, 2015

    Native St. Louisan Gus Giordano is generally acknowledged as the father of jazz dance, which he popularized with Giordano Dance Chicago... More >>

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    Upstream Theater's Adaptation of Coleridge's "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" Is a Triumph

    published Apr 15, 2015

    There was a ship. Its canted deck rose up from a green surface skeined with whorls and bubbles. Behind, a sail rose into the sky; off to one side, a rope ladder climbed toward the rigging. It was dock... More >>

  • Breaks, Seams and Boundaries

    published April 2, 2015

    Everything on display at Duane Reed Gallery is tattered, torn and broken. But that's by design -- the group exhibition Breaks, Seams and... More >>

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    In Edwin Drood, There Are So Many Ways to Die

    published Apr 08, 2015

    Everything comes in twos in Rupert Holmes' jolly musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood. All the actors play two parts, all of the characters have hidden second natures, there are two acts. Even the stage... More >>

  • Blaine Harden

    published March 26, 2015

    North Korea has been at loggerheads with America since the 1950s, but our fractious relationship has grown stranger over the last decade. How did... More >>

  • Blood Reigns: The War of the Roses Trilogy

    published March 26, 2015

    King Henry VI of England was born in the shadow of his great father, Henry V. Dad had reconquered France and made England stronger than it had... More >>

  • Sky Sky Sky

    published March 26, 2015

    Of all the jobs robots could take from humans, actor seems the most unlikely. How would a robot portray complex emotions such as grief or delight?... More >>

  • Richard Gilman-Opalsky

    published March 26, 2015

    The radical French philosopher Guy Debord popularized the practice of detournement, or the ruthless re-working of an existing artwork for the... More >>

  • Philadelphia Freedom: A Survey Of Abstract Painting Today From The City of Brotherly Love

    published March 26, 2015

    New York may be the epicenter of the contemporary American art scene, but that doesn't mean it's the only place artists are at work today.... More >>

  • John Lithgow: Stories by Heart

    published March 26, 2015

    John Lithgow, star of stage, screen and radio (he was the voice of Yoda in the official radio adaptation of Empire Strikes Back),... More >>

  • La Dolce Vita

    published March 19, 2015

    Even 55 years on, Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita still dazzles. The film takes you into the decadent high society of Rome, as seen... More >>

  • St. Louis Theater Circle Awards

    published March 19, 2015

    St. Louis has a thriving theater scene, and tonight the people who make the whole thing go are celebrated at the St. Louis Theater Circle... More >>

  • Radium Girls

    published March 19, 2015

    In the aftermath of World War I, the glow-in-the-dark property of radium was a delightful novelty. It was applied to the eyes of dolls, fishing... More >>

  • Tour of St. Louis

    published March 19, 2015

    Spring sprung on Friday, so you should spend as much of the weekend outside as possible. The three bicycle races comprising the Tour of St.... More >>

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    St. Louis Shakespeare's Blood Reigns Is Fit for a King

    published Mar 25, 2015

    History is a frantic muddle because it's made by desperate people operating in the midst of stress and woe. Consider that on Sunday, March 22, King Richard III lay in state at Leicester Cathedral 530 ... More >>

  • George Hodgman

    published March 19, 2015

    Like many people do, George Hodgman left his small hometown (Paris, Missouri) for the bright lights of New York. But when his mother,... More >>

  • Dogtown St. Patrick's Day Parade

    published March 12, 2015

    It doesn't matter if it rains, snows, sleets or is pouring down sunshine on St. Patrick's Day, Dogtown will show up to party. The Ancient Order... More >>

  • You Can't Take It With You

    published March 12, 2015

    You want everything to go well when introducing your parents to your significant other's parents, or at the very least to not descend into chaos.... More >>

  • St. Patrick's Day Parade

    published March 12, 2015

    St. Patrick receives his just due today as an expected quarter-million people pile into downtown St. Louis for the St. Patrick's Day... More >>

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