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  • Honor Your Mother

    published November 17, 2004

    FRI 11/19 Long before Barbra Streisand bulled her way into the Hollywood men's club as a director/writer/producer, Alice Guy... More >>

  • Listen to America

    published November 17, 2004

    FRI 11/19 When airlines first began providing in-flight music via headphones, Ivan Tcherepnin had a brilliant idea: He thought of... More >>

  • This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    published November 17, 2004

    Wednesday, November 17 Gather round, kids! The circus is in town. And not just any circus: The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey... More >>

  • Hans and Hector

    published November 10, 2004

    Classical music has its share of otherworldly sonatas, fugues, concertos and operas, but of all the compositional formats, it is the requiem alone... More >>

  • Breakin' Boards

    published November 10, 2004

    SAT 11/13 No sporting activity is as distorted and misunderstood by the general public as the martial arts, with the possible exception... More >>

  • Oh, God!

    published November 10, 2004

    SAT 11/13 For the "trainspotting"-type fan of celebrity, the production of Say Goodnight, Gracie that plays at the Touhill... More >>

  • Ration of Fashion

    published November 10, 2004

    Veterans Day is a tough holiday to celebrate for those of us who haven't served. What do you do with a day off that you personally did nothing to... More >>

  • Life After Matthew

    published November 3, 2004

    On October 6, 1998, 21-year-old Matthew Shepard met Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson in a Laramie, Wyoming, bar. Maybe they were hot guys;... More >>

  • The Other Season

    published November 3, 2004

    She sat by quietly, bringing beer to you and your buds when you beckoned, accommodating your good mood when the boys won and consoling you when... More >>

  • This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    published November 3, 2004

    Wednesday, November 3 Golden Tee is a video game that's caused many fights (with players' neglected girlfriends) and injuries... More >>

  • It's a Mitzvah

    published November 3, 2004

    The last week prior to a presidential election is one of the most draining spans in the American experience. There's the usual sniping,... More >>

  • Conservatives? Anyone?

    published October 27, 2004

    THUR 10/28 Perhaps you, too, suffered through the interminable John Kerry interview conducted by MTV's Gideon Yago, wherein Mr. Kerry... More >>

  • Soccer It to Me

    published October 27, 2004

    FRI 10/29 Back in the '80s, St. Louis was embroiled in a spicy three-way athletic relationship: The baseball Cardinals were the steady... More >>

  • This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    published October 27, 2004

    Wednesday, October 27 "Once upon a time I was falling in love, but now I'm only falling apart. There's nothing I can do -- a total... More >>

  • St. Louis in Verse

    published October 20, 2004

    TUES 10/26 Consider the dragonfly. Notice the light glint off its sun-catcher wings. Personify this moment as life incarnate, and hot... More >>

  • An American in St. Louis

    published October 20, 2004

    A large, pale yellow house on a manicured lawn beneath a brilliant blue sky. A downcast woman, half-turned toward the camera, sitting on a dirty... More >>

  • The Symbiosis

    published October 20, 2004

    There is the raw, amazing world manifest to our five senses, and there's the busywork of a quotidian existence that has us bolting stimuli like so... More >>

  • This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    published October 20, 2004

    Wednesday, October 20 After finally turning on your furnace last week and putting your shorts and sandals away for next year, you feel... More >>

  • Queenpins

    published October 20, 2004

    If ever there was a time when America needed bowling, that time is now. With a bitterly contested election raging nationwide, a looming winter and... More >>

  • Keep It Real

    published October 13, 2004

    Reality TV has ruined enough lives. From The Apprentice Rebel Millionaire Benefactor to Amazing Real Big Surreal Idol Life Race, the... More >>

  • The Fabulous Lunts

    published October 13, 2004

    Would the world of film be markedly different if Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne had acted in more than one "talkie"? The husband and wife were the... More >>

  • Dances in the Dark

    published October 13, 2004

    You may think that by now the world's thespians have exploited every possible variation of Shakespeare's A Midsummer-Night's Dream. The... More >>

  • This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    published October 13, 2004

    Wednesday, October 13 Not only is nearby Alton, Illinois, one of the most haunted cities in America (according to the experts), but... More >>

  • Presidents, Pooches, Politics

    published October 6, 2004

    SAT 10/9 All the Presidents' Pets, Mo Rocca's new book about the history of presidential pets and how those pets have shaped... More >>

  • Wonder About the Water

    published October 6, 2004

    SAT 10/9 St. Louis is a strange place. The main reason for civilization existing here, at this very spot, is because of the confluence... More >>

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