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  • Black Carrots

    published February 9, 2005

    The Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard; 314-725-6161) benefits from a most delicious bit of serendipitous booking this week: At 8 p.m. Thursday,... More >>

  • Dunk 'n Go Nuts

    published February 9, 2005

    What's wrong with the National Basketball Association (besides the malcontent adolescent superstars and occasional fan beatings)? Well, for... More >>

  • Cod Is Great

    published February 9, 2005

    There is something about a February evening in St. Louis that demands fish and chips. Yeah, this is America, and here in the States we call chips... More >>

  • The Wheeled One

    published February 9, 2005

    The Bike Swap Meet and Classic Bike Show takes place inside the old Kmart at Deer Creek Center (3200 Laclede Station Road, Maplewood;... More >>

  • Rarely Heard Music

    published February 2, 2005

    THUR 2/3 As you emerge from the aged, dark bowels of London's Underground and walk beneath the cloudy, spitting sky, your eyes turn... More >>

  • Livin' at the Movies

    published February 2, 2005

    Everybody who has ever had their mind blown by a small-budget, outside-the-mainstream, un-Hollywood movie owes a debt of gratitude to Amos Vogel.... More >>

  • Super-wha'?

    published February 2, 2005

    SUN 2/6 Super Bowl Sunday. You may have heard of it (there was a brief, almost inaudible "buzz" about the game on television airwaves,... More >>

  • Quiet Spaces

    published February 2, 2005

    When in need of an explanation for the inexplicable, ask a poet. Those crafty wordsmiths have a knack for distilling the ineffable into beauty.... More >>

  • This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    published February 2, 2005

    Wednesday, February 2 December was a sad month. Although Christmas was approaching, some folks had a bleak outlook indeed. And for... More >>

  • Wiener!

    published January 26, 2005

    It's a Cover Band Thang (You Wouldn't Understand)It often seems that people who attend tribute shows... More >>

  • Body Talking

    published January 26, 2005

    Think of dance as a language that all can comprehend. Just as there are words that express such an intuitive range of emotion that they cannot be... More >>

  • Get Down

    published January 26, 2005

    MON 1/31 If you're like us, you miss the Galaxy nightclub. With clear sightlines, great sound and a cheerful staff, the place was... More >>

  • Sin Is In

    published January 26, 2005

    SAT 1/29 Ah, the Garden of Eden. Full of lush greenery, plenty of food, some strategically placed fig leaves, jail cells...jail cells?... More >>

  • Eureka!

    published January 26, 2005

    Some genius theorized that there's one great novel lurking in every human being. As terrifying as that thought is, consider that it's far more... More >>

  • This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    published January 26, 2005

    Wednesday, January 26 Aside from having an awesome name, Screaming Cherry Cheeks (an enormous vase constructed of murrini glass... More >>

  • Nice Genes

    published January 19, 2005

    SAT 1/22 Franz Kafka may very well be "the supreme fabulist of modern man's cosmic predicament," as John Updike once noted, but you... More >>

  • Aye, Burns-ing for You

    published January 19, 2005

    TUES 1/25 This is it. This is the big one, the event that serves to separate the lads from the lassies. No, wait, it actually separates... More >>

  • This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    published January 19, 2005

    Wednesday, January 19 As we warned you last week in Night & Day, this is the night the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus brings their... More >>

  • Pattern Recognition

    published January 12, 2005

    Any idiot with an afternoon to kill can look back at the preceding 360-odd days and tell you what was popular in popular music; there's no... More >>

  • There's No Crying in Rodeo

    published January 12, 2005

    Hours spent in front of the rodeo events on the Outdoor Life Network have taught us valuable lessons that one day may save our lives. If a bull... More >>

  • Touch Down

    published January 12, 2005

    FRI 1/14 If even the esteemed physicist Stephen Hawking can change his mind about his black-holes-swallow-all theory, maybe Night & Day... More >>

  • Into the Gutter

    published January 12, 2005

    Who doesn't long to return to the halcyon days of youth via the olde-tyme pleasures of the circus? The juggling of the clowns, the priapic thrill... More >>

  • Agnostic Front, opening for Hatebreed

    published January 5, 2005

    Steven Blush makes some alarming claims in his book American Hardcore: A Tribal History, but chief among the most heinous is that Vinnie... More >>

  • Social Change

    published January 5, 2005

    TUES 1/11 Political progressives had a tough time in 2004. All the big-name benefit concerts to oust Bush, all those tickets sold for... More >>

  • The Old Man and the B.S.

    published January 5, 2005

    It was after the war. The lake was flat and brown, like a pancake sopped in syrup. Not the cheap stuff that comes in the plastic bottle. This was... More >>

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