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2006 Stories by Paul Friswold

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  • Father Knows Little

    published July 12, 2006

    Nothing brings a family emotionally closer than the impending death of a loved one. Of course, nothing drives a family further apart than time... More >>

  • It's More Than Fair

    published July 12, 2006

    They don't write musicals like State Fair anymore. Partly because Rodgers and Hammerstein are long deceased, but mostly because... More >>

  • The Power of Zuko Compels You

    published August 9, 2006

    The continued popularity of Grease is not to be questioned or contemplated — just surrender to it. Allow the winsome beauty of... More >>

  • Ch-ch-changes!

    published July 19, 2006

    Apparently this business of love has been troubling humanity for millennia. Ovid tackled the essence of love — the ability to change one's... More >>

  • Would You Like to See My Etchings?

    published August 9, 2006

    Put two printmakers in a room together, and you'll hear some of the most boring, jargon-laced conversation you'll ever endure in your life. Unless... More >>

  • Tonight, Make Mine Maplewood

    published August 2, 2006

    Maplewood rules, OK? It's a nice little town with a host of oddball shops and businesses, and the Manchester Road stretch has that Main Street,... More >>

  • Are You Going to Washington's Fair?

    published August 2, 2006

    It's August, and you've been to exactly zero county fairs. What is wrong with you? Don't you like livestock contests, corn dogs, carnival rides... More >>

  • Is This Girl Taken?

    published August 2, 2006

    You ladies like to play hard to get. So hard to get, in fact, that sometimes a feller has to abduct you and confine you in his backwoods cabin for... More >>

  • Much Better Than a Rock

    published August 9, 2006

    We're in the home stretch now — summer vacation dwindles, and the school year rapidly approaches. Parents and kids are clearly up on each... More >>

  • New! Flat! Filey!

    published August 9, 2006

    If you haven't visited the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (3750 Washington Boulevard; More >>

  • Ah, Books

    published August 9, 2006

    There are items you never want to buy used. Underwear and dental floss immediately come to mind. But used books? Used books are a mitzvah. A... More >>

  • Plugged Nickel

    published August 16, 2006

    From August through December, several local theater companies present the first Political Theatre Festival of St. Louis, a program of plays... More >>

  • He Did Want a Revolution

    published August 16, 2006

    George Washington faced many hardships during the Revolutionary War — the low morale, the numerically superior forces of the enemy, that... More >>

  • Cruise Control

    published August 30, 2006

    Catharina van Eetvelde addresses ideas of cross-fertilization in her animated work Cruise. Fittingly, Cruise itself is a... More >>

  • Aces High

    published September 6, 2006

    For the 40th time, the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis greets September with a new slate of plays. The inaugural show of the season is not only a... More >>

  • Hey, Looky Here

    published August 30, 2006

    Kristopher Pollard is a St. Louis native currently living and working in Milwaukee, "the city of the future." He makes especially charming... More >>

  • Japan Is Big in St. Louis

    published August 30, 2006

    At last year's Japanese Festival, the crowds were massive. We're talking Shinjuku-subway-crowd-at-rush-hour massive. Happy, sweaty people... More >>

  • Clouds on the Horizon

    published October 11, 2006

    The Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (3700 West Pine Mall; 314-977-7170 or mocra.slu.edu) has exhibited Andy Warhol's Silver... More >>

  • The Line Forms Here

    published September 6, 2006

    If you've strolled around the Grand Basin at the foot of Art Hill in Forest Park in the past few months, you've no doubt stumbled across the works... More >>

  • Actually, They Know They Can Dance

    published September 6, 2006

    Washington University's dance faculty invites you to stop by and check out what's going down in the Performing Arts Department Dance Program at... More >>

  • Let's Hear It for Homegrown

    published September 6, 2006

    It's such a simple idea: an art fair in St. Louis, with the exhibiting artists all hailing from the area. Elegant, really. It's the sort of idea... More >>

  • If the Silver Pieces Number 30, You Know He's Dirty

    published September 6, 2006

    It was either the Menendez case or the OJ Simpson case — or maybe Col. Mustard in the atrium with the bookcase — that officially wore... More >>

  • Hammy, Can You Hear Me?

    published September 6, 2006

    The ever-popular Hamlet gets a brisk workout courtesy of Hydeware Theatre Company, with a promised performance time of just around... More >>

  • Green Thumbs and Then Some

    published October 18, 2006

    The relationship shared by the female body and the natural landscape has been a subject for artists both literary and graphic. The figure of the... More >>

  • Sound Sculptures

    published September 13, 2006

    Of all the places in St. Louis where one could hold an outdoor concert, perhaps none is more intriguing than Laumeier Sculpture Park (12580 Rott... More >>

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