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2007 Stories by Paul Friswold

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  • Pilot to Captain

    published November 7, 2007

    With Star Trek, nothing is ever easy, and that’s part of the franchise’s charm. Take the pilot episode of the series -- either... More >>

  • Friend vs. Friend

    published November 7, 2007

    If reality TV shows have taught us anything, it’s that people love to know the unvarnished truth about their fellow humans’ private... More >>

  • Anchor’s the Way

    published November 7, 2007

    The top three tattoos of all time, in ascending order of bossness, are: any dragon, a black panther and the anchor. Your list is different? Too... More >>

  • St. Louis Stage Capsules

    published November 7, 2007

    And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little Reviewed in this issue. The Clean House A description of the plot, which concerns two... More >>

  • Into the Woods

    published October 31, 2007

    Artist Joshua Mosley’s digital-animation piece dread was well received at the Venice Biennale this past year. In the piece... More >>

  • Drink It All In

    published October 31, 2007

    It is the staple of the chick-flick: Three sisters come together over a meal in the aftermath of their mother’s death. In Paul Zindel’s... More >>

  • Big Bible Box Office

    published October 31, 2007

    Widely regarded as the greatest Biblical epic -- eleven Academy Awards will quickly cement that reputation -- William Wyler’s... More >>

  • If You Can’t Beat ´Em, Paint ´Em

    published October 31, 2007

    Recent super-scientific research conducted on the Mona Lisa has confirmed what many conspiracy theorists suspected all along: That sumbitch... More >>

  • Thirty-Eight Special

    published October 31, 2007

    When you read about what’s happening in the lives of students, you’re reading an adult’s account. All the information is filtered... More >>

  • St. Louis Stage Capsules

    published October 31, 2007

    Bad Dates A one-woman show about a shallow, materialistic restaurateur in search of the perfect man, Theresa Rebeck's Bad Dates... More >>

  • Bite Me

    published October 31, 2007

    So. Little Tiger the housecat (Don McClendon) has just opened a jar of pickles and is devouring one of the gherkins while his owner, Lili (Jane... More >>

  • Stages of Terror

    published October 24, 2007

    The Evil Side of Broadway sounds as if it might be a show about how the machinery of staging a show destroys the very souls of all... More >>

  • Beautiful Brain

    published October 24, 2007

    Canadian filmmaker Guy Maddin has created his own cinematic language from the discarded aesthetics of the past. His beguiling The Saddest Music... More >>

  • Quadrophenia

    published October 24, 2007

    You saw Murderball, the documentary on wheelchair rugby players; now see all the chair-rattling action in person, as the St. Louis Rugby... More >>

  • The Illusion of Safety

    published October 24, 2007

    To call Keith Jozsef a magician is to understate his skill. Magicians perform tricks; Jozsef creates illusion, causing the audience members... More >>

  • Sleeper Awake!

    published October 24, 2007

    A man -- let’s call him “Man in Chair” -- seeks comfort in his oldest, truest friend: the original cast album of the 1928 musical... More >>

  • Don’t Question the Duke

    published October 24, 2007

    The Duke Bluebeard shows his new wife, Judith, his expansive castle. She thinks it’s too dark and wishes to let in a little light. Duke... More >>

  • St. Louis Stage Capsules

    published October 24, 2007

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  • The Dating Lame

    published October 24, 2007

    Theresa Rebeck's one-woman show, Bad Dates, requires some suspension of disbelief from the audience. One must be willing to accept... More >>

  • Bald Eagle

    published October 24, 2007

    Too rockin' to be indie, too independent-minded to be punk, Columbia's Bald Eagle makes music that soars above the usual "we're loud, we're... More >>

  • Cleanliness is Next to Something

    published October 17, 2007

    It’s a tale as old as time: Hardworking, husband-and-wife doctors Charles and Lane hire a Brazilian immigrant, Matilde, to clean their home.... More >>

  • Zooloween

    published October 17, 2007

    If your little goblins are currently wearing their costumes and already hepped up on candy corn, you could burn off some of their Halloween fervor... More >>

  • Here’s Your French Connection

    published October 17, 2007

    The French have a certain style; it’s an intuitive Frenchness, something so indescribable and yet recognizable that there’s even a term... More >>

  • Half-Lion, Half-Man, All Entertainment

    published October 17, 2007

    In Hindu cosmology, the supreme deity, Vishnu, manifests in numerous different incarnations. These incarnations represent different facets of the... More >>

  • Out of Balance

    published October 17, 2007

    Once, you could have gone to see a live performance in St. Louis’ famed Gaslight Square -- but those days are long gone, yes? No. The St.... More >>

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