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2007 Stories by Paul Friswold

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  • That Blue Was Revolting

    published December 26, 2007

    Yves Klein wrote a symphony that consisted of a single sustained chord (The Monotone Symphony), he patented a hue (International Klein... More >>

  • The Art of Fiction

    published December 26, 2007

    Having an artist paint your portrait is a statement to the world that you've arrived. You're the Queen of England, you're a captain of industry,... More >>

  • And Fleetwood Mac's Nowhere in Sight

    published December 26, 2007

    Imagine a dinner party where the guests are wealthy people of no small renown. The hosts are the deputy mayor of New York and his wife — but... More >>

  • Out of Place

    published December 26, 2007

    In addition to being one of the most peaceful libraries around, the University City Public Library (6701 Delmar Boulevard, University City;... More >>

  • Down Goes Monk

    published December 26, 2007

    The law of entropy is unforgiving: Everything succumbs to it. But people have a tendency to speed up that natural process, sometimes unwittingly.... More >>

  • St. Louis Stage Capsules

    published December 26, 2007

    Kiss Me, Kate This farcical account of flaring egos during an out-of-town tryout of The Taming of the Shrew is being given... More >>

  • Loudest. Talkie. Ever.

    published December 19, 2007

    Although Charlie Chaplin's 1936 film Modern Times was conceived as a "talkie," Chaplin changed his mind just before filming began.... More >>

  • War Games

    published December 19, 2007

    Are the kids tired of all their new toys already? Maybe you should make a quick family jaunt over to Jefferson Barracks Park (533 Grant Road;... More >>

  • Crate Wealth

    published December 19, 2007

    Frank Breuer photographs banal objects in nondescript locations: three-dimensional logo signs by roadways, warehouse facades, the stacked hulks of... More >>

  • Creolthello

    published December 19, 2007

    Othello, the Moor of Venice's most damning indictment of racism remains the fact that Shakespeare's play is no museum piece —... More >>

  • The Slowest of Slow Rides

    published December 19, 2007

    German filmmaker Philip Gröning wished to make a documentary about the Carthusian order of monks, so he wrote to the Grande Chartreuse... More >>

  • Light It Up

    published December 19, 2007

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  • You're Nut Too Late

    published December 19, 2007

    Ah, the day after. No shopping, no parties, no dawn present-raiding, no relative responsibilities — the holiday is officially all over... More >>

  • The Gift of Good Tastes

    published December 19, 2007

    Friend, you can't eat gifts. Well, maybe some gifts, like a cheese ball or one of those chocolate yule logs. But in the main, most gifts are... More >>

  • A Moonlit Mile

    published December 19, 2007

    If you haven't gone for a long walk on a cold and clear winter's night, get over to the Mississippi Sanctuary (2213 South Levis Lane, Godfrey,... More >>

  • St. Louis Stage Capsules

    published December 19, 2007

    Greetings! In keeping with the nostalgia of the holiday season, St. Louis Actors' Studio summons up fond memories of the long-gone... More >>

  • A Little Knowledge

    published December 12, 2007

    In 2003 a team of scientists discovered a diminutive, fossilized skeleton in a cave on the Indonesian island of Flores. The female skeleton was... More >>

  • Free Jules

    published December 12, 2007

    Had enough eggnog yet? Perhaps you'd prefer something a little more delicate? The opera program at Washington University has just what you need in... More >>

  • Off to Verona

    published December 12, 2007

    A pre-holiday getaway would be much appreciated right about now. If you're of a like mind, it behooves you to travel no farther than the Saint... More >>

  • Bring Mercy Bach

    published December 12, 2007

    John Rutter's Magnificat, inspired of course by Bach's Magnificat, is a popular piece for orchestra and chorus, especially at... More >>

  • Beers to Christmas

    published December 12, 2007

    Wait, there're specific beers for the holidays?! According to Whole Foods Market's Holiday Beer Class, such things do exist. What a wide,... More >>

  • St. Louis Stage Capsules

    published December 12, 2007

    Greetings! Reviewed in this... More >>

  • St. Louis Stage Capsules

    published December 5, 2007

    The Bomb-itty of Errors The Bomb-itty of Errors is neither a cultural statement on the importance of rap nor a sociological... More >>

  • Journey to the Poles

    published December 5, 2007

    Poland, the country, has taken many forms over the centuries, as it was absorbed and expelled by various oppressors or liberators representing... More >>

  • Stress: the Gift That Keeps on Giving

    published December 5, 2007

    The holiday month is a period of great stress. You could pin the blame on the crowds, the various home-and-work parties or the barrage of... More >>

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