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2004 Stories by Paul Friswold

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  • Crosstown Clash

    published June 30, 2004

    If the St. Louis Cardinals' insistence on demolishing a perfectly good baseball stadium in the name of progress has soured you on attending games,... More >>

  • Beat the Traffic

    published June 30, 2004

    What's the worst thing about Fair Saint Louis? The drive home. There's nothing less enjoyable than sitting in traffic, watching the temperature... More >>

  • KISS

    published June 23, 2004

    Oh, KISS. How can we stay mad at you? Sure, Gene just badmouthed the Muslims, and Peter Criss and Ace Frehley are out of the band again... More >>

  • Myth! Oh, Myth!

    published June 23, 2004

    You quit smoking, lost twenty pounds and now dedicate more of your free time to charitable works in the community. But of all the resolutions you... More >>

  • Beach Blanket Beats

    published June 23, 2004

    SAT 6/26 With all this talk of terrorists, nary a word is mentioned about the bad ol' ravers who were "ruining" the country. Yeah,... More >>

  • The Cycle of Life

    published June 23, 2004

    FRI 6/25 The St. Louis one experiences by automobile is not the St. Louis one experiences by bicycle. The city of the bicyclist is a... More >>

  • A Gay Old Time

    published June 23, 2004

    Summer is the traditional season for fests. There are occasional outbursts of festivities during other seasons -- Oktober and Mai come to mind,... More >>

  • Panicsville

    published June 16, 2004

    If there is anything more deeply and soul-satisfyingly titillating than pissing full-force into the whirling blades of a softly-sparking electric... More >>

  • Reagan's Creed

    published June 16, 2004

    Midwest power-trio Shellac was scheduled to play St. Louis with the Conformists in October of 2002, but Shellac had to cancel due to drummer Todd... More >>

  • Ballerina Fever

    published June 16, 2004

    SAT 6/19 There comes a time in every young danseuse's life when she realizes that her regular old dance school, with its yearly dance... More >>

  • You're Not Tied Down

    published June 16, 2004

    SUN 6/20 Father's Day and ties. The two go together like liver and onions, and we all know how popular that combo is. Still, there are... More >>

  • The King James Version

    published June 16, 2004

    Frederick Douglass posed the following question during his 1852 speech commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence: "What, to the... More >>

  • High (Wire) Noon

    published June 9, 2004

    The wild, wild West brings lots of images to mind: dirty saloons, itchy trigger fingers, chuck wagons, tumbleweeds, vast buffalo herds and Nino... More >>

  • CSI: Pie Pantry

    published June 9, 2004

    Does your fascination with forensic science approach obsession? Has the thrill gone out of mystery dinner theater for you? Court TV's Mobile... More >>

  • Toke One for the Team

    published June 2, 2004

    Has it finally come to this? Have years of paranoia and misinformation and government cover-ups so convoluted the issue of drugs and their... More >>

  • A Matter of Taste

    published June 2, 2004

    This weekend, two of St. Louis' tonier neighborhoods are holding "Taste" festivals. The Central West End's Art Fair and Taste (centered around... More >>

  • Go, Dog, Go

    published June 2, 2004

    SAT 6/5 Despite all the love they give us, all the licks on the face, dogs sure do get a bum rap -- just consider the disparaging use... More >>

  • Dewey-Over

    published June 2, 2004

    In the winter of 1981, artist Dewey Dempsey Jr., 39, one-time apprentice of sculptor Henry Moore, current resident of the Tivoli Apartments (the... More >>

  • Caribbean Rhythms

    published May 26, 2004

    SAT 5/29 If you've stepped onto a dance floor lately, chances are you cut the rug with a dance that has some St. Louis ties. But long... More >>

  • Quiet, Shakespeare

    published May 26, 2004

    FRI 5/28 The works of Shakespeare have endured centuries of tinkering, tailoring and all-out Armageddon. His plays have been filtered... More >>

  • Lewis & Clark & Car

    published May 26, 2004

    We are at the halfway point of LewisandClarkapalooza now; it's been six months of costumed reenactors, drum-and-fife corps, paeans to America's... More >>

  • Let's Get Busy

    published May 26, 2004

    In the extremely large world that children inhabit, adults are confusing, fast-moving beings, often too busy to spare a friendly "hello" as they... More >>

  • Miss Chesterfield Is a Dog!

    published May 19, 2004

    SAT 5/22 Pets, especially furry ones, can be extremely competitive. All day while upright companions are working or running errands,... More >>

  • C'mon, Get Gay and Happening

    published May 19, 2004

    What do Vice President Dick Cheney and the recently unemployed Dick Gephardt have in common other than the first name and a sneaking suspicion... More >>

  • Role Reversal

    published May 19, 2004

    Tired of seeing grungy naked people crawling around in bat guano and dove feathers while performing works such as Immensely Fascinating... More >>

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