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  • Homo on the Range

    published May 3, 2006

    Thanks to more than a century of mythmaking and folk tales, the cowboy is synonymous with the manly man. Hard-drinkin', hard-cussin', two-fisted... More >>

  • Take Me Out to the Eugene

    published August 9, 2006

    We'd like to feign a complete disinterest in baseball, just so we don't look so behind the times about the opening of the Eugene Field House & Toy... More >>

  • The Bangin' Big Beats

    published May 10, 2006

    This classical music is tricky. Just when you think it's all harpsichord and pastoral movements, along comes the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra... More >>

  • Act I, Scene I

    published May 10, 2006

    The one-act play is the poetry of the stage. Compact, concise, the one-act is the distillation of theater — and it ain't easy to write. But... More >>

  • Give Me Beer and Give Me Draught

    published May 10, 2006

    My fellow Americans: Today marks the start of American Craft Beer Week, a celebration of the fine art of brewing beer as performed by... More >>

  • Physician Heals Himself

    published May 10, 2006

    Doctor Dolittle, the Rex Harrison film musical, kinda tanked when it debuted. Too much sizzle, not enough steak (with the exception of... More >>

  • Toasted St. Louis

    published May 17, 2006

    One hundred and forty-nine years ago this evening, the steamer The White Cloud caught fire on the St. Louis riverfront. The all-volunteer... More >>

  • Early Evening of the Locust

    published May 17, 2006

    'Tis the season for outdoor confabbing — trust us on this. Our weekly staff meetings have moved from the dankness of the RFT... More >>

  • Let's Watch 'Em Play Two

    published May 17, 2006

    Sadly, the Cardinals are in Kansas City this weekend, thereby depriving the bleacher creatures of any real enjoyment. You know, because there're... More >>

  • Our Status Symbol

    published May 24, 2006

    All that hoopla last year about the old Busch Stadium taking the pipe somewhat overshadowed the fact that Busch's neighbor, the Gateway Arch, hit... More >>

  • Ribs, for His 'n' Her Pleasure

    published May 24, 2006

    Of all the things one can stick in one's mouth, the barbecued rib is perhaps the most enigmatic. Its meat-yield-to-eating-effort is prohibitive,... More >>

  • Classy, Glassy

    published June 21, 2006

    The ten artists exhibiting work in the Glass-Wear show at the Craft Alliance (6640 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-725-1177... More >>

  • No Plain Jane

    published May 31, 2006

    The first two productions of the Opera Theatre of St. Louis this year have been lighthearted, good fun; now, it's time to bear down and lay bare... More >>

  • Can't Beat the Heat

    published June 7, 2006

    The horseradish is a peculiar vegetable. Renowned for its pungent "heat," the root is, in fact, fairly mild in its natural state. But if you grate... More >>

  • Just Plane Amazing

    published June 7, 2006

    Fans of the History Channel's programming know the legend of the B-17 Flying Fortress. The bomber that helped win World War II is today known only... More >>

  • City of Glass

    published June 14, 2006

    Friday night is traditionally the time for art-gallery openings, and this evening (Friday, June 16) is no exception. Thirty-five galleries... More >>

  • You Spy

    published June 14, 2006

    People often stand silently at an art opening, brows furrowed in concentration before the fruits of the artist's labor. But at the 7-to-9-p.m.... More >>

  • Duck! Incoming Sliothar

    published June 14, 2006

    It's coming right down to the wire for the four teams of the St. Louis Hurling Club: This year's championship squads were determined in the... More >>

  • Medea's Family Reunion

    published June 21, 2006

    Euripedes' Medea is what the ancient Greek philosophers called "a can of worms." (Of course, in Greek that sounds much classier.) Is... More >>

  • Belles Lettres

    published June 21, 2006

    Steve Almond, noted lover of sweets, has a couple of razor blades hiding in his new confection, Which Brings Me to You, co-authored... More >>

  • Hey, Cool Aida

    published June 21, 2006

    You'd have to be pretty bold to believe you could improve upon one of Giuseppi Verdi's works. You'd also have to sport a brass pair to change your... More >>

  • But Does It Go with the Carpet?

    published July 5, 2006

    We've all seen the TV commercials advertising the "starving-artist liquidation sale," with the sofa-size paintings priced from $19.99. Like most... More >>

  • It's a Classical Gas

    published July 5, 2006

    We're ankle-deep in July, and not only are the outdoor concert series in full swing, they're actually proliferating. And to that we say, "Sweet."... More >>

  • Step Out for Lunch

    published July 12, 2006

    While the accepted "skip out of work early" day is Friday, the pros'll tell you that the element of surprise is what makes a classic ditch. So... More >>

  • The Block Is Hot

    published August 2, 2006

    Woodblock printing and "spontaneous creation" are not terms that often go together. The laborious nature of creating and preparing a woodblock for... More >>

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