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  • Get Well Soon, Jimmy

    published May 12, 2004

    We pride ourselves on St. Louis being a historic city, but let's face it: "Historic" is just a euphemism for "old," which is a just another word... More >>

  • A 'Stache of Evil

    published May 12, 2004

    "Moustache is a symbol of repression and hate...it's the facial marking of the man who holds you down" -- or so an old punk-rock song would have... More >>

  • Makin' a List

    published May 12, 2004

    FRI 5/14 To-do lists are the ultimate unifier: Everyone has made at least one. Most times these lists are cryptic, and often the items... More >>

  • The Big Bang...

    published May 5, 2004

    Was there ever a time when all was still, when not a single thing moved? Before conscious life, there was movement. In the time before mountains,... More >>

  • With Friends Like These

    published May 5, 2004

    They promised they'd be there for you. Like they've been there before -- since 1994, to be exact. That's ten years of loyalty, and while you've... More >>

  • Hands Across Skinker

    published May 5, 2004

    No, you still can't climb aboard that trolley we've all been waiting for. But otherwise, the Loop's much-predicted expansion eastward into the... More >>

  • The Black Death

    published April 28, 2004

    There comes a time in your life when you realize the dagger of alcohol cuts both directions: While it can underscore your party lifestyle in... More >>

  • Drums Along the Quad

    published April 28, 2004

    THUR 4/29 Taiko, the first native Japanese musical tradition to spread throughout the world, has only recently made the North American... More >>

  • Dirty Movies

    published April 28, 2004

    Adult Swim, Cartoon Network's block of surreal cartoons created for the immature human of drinking age, has started seeping into the... More >>

  • Holy Cow!

    published April 28, 2004

    SAT 5/1 Cards vs. Cubs: Can there ever be any common ground between these two contentious tribes? Not a truce, because it is their... More >>

  • It Takes Two

    published April 28, 2004

    Psssst! Write this down. No, wait: Tear this section out of the paper and hand the scrap to the next person you see. Are you ready? Here it is: In... More >>

  • Never the Twain Shall Meet

    published April 21, 2004

    WED 4/21 Take the curious case of Solomon Carver. A contemporary of Mark Twain, this noted satirist suffered from a particularly... More >>

  • Chi Whiz!

    published April 21, 2004

    SAT 4/24 You've seen their silent, graceful movements in city parks. They appear to grab at invisible floating objects, then manipulate... More >>

  • Deep Rugs

    published April 21, 2004

    Think of it as a split-screen TV -- made out of wool. It's called a "four-in-one" rug, and the four colorful scenes depicted in the weaving... More >>

  • Arena Poetry

    published April 14, 2004

    Remember the scene in Gladiator where the gladiator single-handedly defeats the tigers? Or those nature shows that follow the lions as they... More >>

  • Psycho Bikers

    published April 14, 2004

    SAT 4/17 You're driving along I-270 when a motorcyclist passes you at about 100 mph, weaving in and out of traffic. Surprised, you... More >>

  • The Projectionist

    published April 14, 2004

    After weeks of discussion, reconsideration, and general hand-wringing, the now-notorious St. Louis Projection by Krzysztof Wodiczko (in... More >>

  • North to Alaska

    published April 7, 2004

    TUES 4/13 Somehow St. Louis has become a contender in the world of advanced rock mathematics. While the shiny demigods of the rock... More >>

  • Ye Goddesses!

    published April 7, 2004

    SAT 4/10 We're all fortunate to live in these times. In the olde days, when an outspoken woman of poise and confidence outgrew her... More >>

  • Think Cinema

    published April 7, 2004

    Avant-garde film (stifle that yawn) has a bad reputation with the modern movie audience. Obtuse, nonlinear, plotless experimentation doesn't go... More >>

  • Irish Invasion

    published March 31, 2004

    The Mississippi River Celtic Music Festival -- the Tionól, or "assembly" -- is a weekend-long invasion of Irish musicians that will ease... More >>

  • Music for Bookstores

    published March 31, 2004

    Dunaway Books (3111 South Grand Boulevard, 314-771-7150) is a fantastic bookstore, a multilevel maze of shelves teeming with everything from old... More >>

  • Nothing Lonely

    published March 31, 2004

    We speak from personal experience when we tell you: Anybody can run a marathon. Honestly. You, for example -- you, who are probably sitting in a... More >>

  • Quiet Impressive

    published March 31, 2004

    Francis Cape's site-specific installation pieces are, by design, nearly invisible. Not invisible in the strict sense but in the way they fade into... More >>

  • It Was an Accident

    published March 24, 2004

    SAT 3/27 Scene: New York City. You are a dime-a-dozen, non-working actor. You are therefore, obviously, quite left-leaning in your... More >>

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