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  • Art for All

    published December 5, 2007

    There's a pervasive belief in this country that owning art is a privilege reserved only for the very wealthy. But tucked into the mission... More >>

  • Brass Bonanza

    published December 5, 2007

    The brass section of the orchestra is the muscle; when the composer wants volume, brass provides it. But there's also potential for delicacy... More >>

  • Something Bad

    published December 5, 2007

    Before she was the Wicked Witch of the West, she was Elphaba, a young woman whose green skin and magical powers made her an outcast, even in Oz.... More >>

  • Drunk on Xmas Spirits

    published December 5, 2007

    Here's an interesting problem. A friend — let's call him "Faul" — absolutely hates Christmas and all it stands for. And yet, Faul's... More >>

  • St. Louis Stage Capsules

    published November 28, 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 >>

  • Funny Shorts

    published November 21, 2007

    In 1999, the St. Louis International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival ceased to be. But if all goes well, in March of 2008, Q Fest will take the... More >>

  • Dance Like a Man!

    published November 21, 2007

    Sonny, listen close and reap the benefits: You gotta learn to dance. The fairer sex swoons for a man who can lead. Seriously. Check this out:... More >>

  • Sonami of Sound

    published November 21, 2007

    The days of a musician standing passively behind a laptop while manipulating soundscapes for your entertainment are over: Laetitia Sonami... More >>

  • Blonde Leading the Blonde

    published November 21, 2007

    "Blonde" is shorthand for "pretty but stupid" more often than not, but it wasn't always this way. OK, maybe it was. Marilyn Monroe's breathy,... More >>

  • Walk It Off

    published November 21, 2007

    If you're one of those rare people who doesn't succumb to turkey coma, you could burn off your meal walking around the lovely (and... More >>

  • Bombshells over Soulard

    published November 21, 2007

    Once, the official start of the holiday season was marked by the arrival of the celebrity-hosted, holiday-themed variety show. An hourlong special... More >>

  • A Classic Mug

    published November 21, 2007

    Let's assume, just for the sake of discussion, that you enjoy a beer in the evening. Do you drink straight from the bottle? Perhaps you have one... More >>

  • 1 to 100

    published November 21, 2007

    When Dmitry Shostakovich was but nineteen years old, he completed his first symphony, Symphony No. 1. Still considered one of the better... More >>

  • Fancy a Cuppa?

    published November 21, 2007

    Life's too short to waste any time, so instead of sitting in your office eating vending-machine food while staring listlessly out the window, pop... More >>

  • A Really Big Shrew

    published November 21, 2007

    What do you get when you add the wit and wordplay of William Shakespeare to the wit and musical stylings of Cole Porter? Kiss Me,... More >>

  • Mistakes Weren't Made

    published November 21, 2007

    Let's begin by clearing the air: I don't like hip-hop. Call me unhip, call me out of touch, call me a hater; you can also call me a cab if you... More >>

  • Noël Depression

    published November 21, 2007

    All Christmas stories have a villain who is to be redeemed by the spirit of the season; it's a requirement of the Lollipop Guild. Very rarely do... More >>

  • Odds for your Bodkin

    published November 14, 2007

    You know oysters are reputed to get your motor runnin’, and chocolate is always high on the list of foods that put people in the mood for... More >>

  • Shrimp and White Wine, Baby

    published November 14, 2007

    Fans of awkward dialogue, performers looking into the wrong camera, crappy graphics and vomiting, rejoice! Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim,... More >>

  • Little Big Toppers

    published November 14, 2007

    The Everyday Circus puts on a show, um, almost every day at the City Museum (701 North 15th Street; 314-436-7676 or More >>

  • Blah-liday

    published November 14, 2007

    Hans Christian Anderson’s fairy tale The Little Match Girl is notable for its very un-fairy-tale ending: The Little Match Girl freezes... More >>

  • St. Louis Stage Capsules

    published November 14, 2007

    And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little Time has not been kind to Paul Zindel's thin 1971 play about three alienated sisters, which is... More >>

  • This Is Hawkwind -- Do Not Panic
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    This Is Hawkwind -- Do Not Panic

    published Nov 09, 2007

    In the late afternoon, a ray of light that originated in the heart of the sun roughly twelve minutes ago slips through the blinds behind me and re-shapes itself as six-inch tall, black-and-white dappl... More >>

  • Standing at the Crossroads

    published November 7, 2007

    Japanese director Teinosuke Kinugasa helped usher in the so-called “golden age” of Japanese cinema in the ´50s with his visually... More >>

  • Bernadette, Etc., Etc.

    published November 7, 2007

    You loved her in The Jerk. Or maybe you loved her in Sunday in the Park with George. Or maybe you loved her on Will & Grace.... More >>

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