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2007 Stories by Paul Friswold

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  • Classic Korean Comics

    published August 29, 2007

    Despite huge differences in culture, standard of living and global reputation, North and South Korea share at least one love –- a love of... More >>

  • What Revolting Peasants

    published August 29, 2007

    The two cities in Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities are Paris and London, but the tale itself is more about the people who... More >>

  • St. Louis Stage Capsules

    published August 29, 2007

    I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change An intrepid group of local producers is trying to make a long-run go of this sketch-y evening that... More >>

  • The Geddy Lee Chronicles: Episode Now

    published Aug 24, 2007

    In the summer of 2007, I was an old man of 52. Laughter, hope, joy; these concepts were foreign to me. They had been supplanted by the terms work, duty, obligation; words that taste like ashes and hav... More >>

  • If Mama Ain't Happy, Ain't Nobody Happy

    published Aug 23, 2007

    Somewhere out there in the real world, there's a reader who's had a rough year. Took a bad spill on her bike, and had a coffee incident that’d make Juan Valdez shudder. She's banged up, but don't wo... More >>

  • Talking Loudly, Saying Nothing

    published August 22, 2007

    The level of rhetoric in America has devolved to sound bites of name-calling, innuendo and shouting. Is this really how we’re choosing to... More >>

  • Indians and Pilgrims

    published August 22, 2007

    Over a period of 40 years, Michael Putnam returned to India to photograph pilgrims on their way to bathe in the sacred Ganges River. Forty years... More >>

  • Prints of Cats

    published August 22, 2007

    Dogs are regarded as loyal, loveable and enthusiastically friendly; they have been immortalized in art as poker-playing lowlifes. Cats are... More >>

  • Have a Cigar

    published August 22, 2007

    HSB Tobacconist (6362 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-721-1483) is the cynosure of the Delmar Loop. Everybody who’s anybody passes... More >>

  • St. Louis Stage Capsules

    published August 22, 2007

    I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change An intrepid group of local producers is trying to make a long-run go of this sketch-y evening that... More >>

  • The Geddy Lee Chronicles II: Electric Jambaroo
    FEATURED STORY

    The Geddy Lee Chronicles II: Electric Jambaroo

    published Aug 21, 2007

    In three short days, Canada's greatest intelligent rock band returns to St. Louis. In honor of yet another visit by Alex, Neil and Geddy, let us turn back the clock to that moment when Rush earned my ... More >>

  • Return of the King

    published August 15, 2007

    The world grows more cruel by the day, and the people become more crass by the hour. As the temperature increases, so too does our anger and... More >>

  • Wouldn't You Like to Know Me?

    published August 15, 2007

    What do Paul Stanley and Winston Churchill have in common? (Love for the ladies?) No. Well, yes. Actually, both of them are painters. But... More >>

  • Science Faction in Action

    published August 15, 2007

    Hey. All you big-brain scientists -– you’re all on notice. Where are the fusion-powered flying cars and holodeck parlors? You’re... More >>

  • A Life Aquatic

    published August 15, 2007

    Movies such as Creature from the Black Lagoon -- in 3-D no less -- are the reason the midnight screening was created. Something a... More >>

  • St. Louis Stage Capsules

    published August 15, 2007

    The Full Monty A good musical comedy leaves you exhilarated; a great musical comedy leaves you exhausted. The Full Monty may be a... More >>

  • Ditto, Etc.

    published August 15, 2007

    Billing its latest production, Ditto, as "summer fringe theatre," the Washington Avenue Players Project ratchets audience expectations rather... More >>

  • Some Lame Pun on Gustav Klimt's Famous Painting Whose Name We Can't Quite Remember
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    Some Lame Pun on Gustav Klimt's Famous Painting Whose Name We Can't Quite Remember

    published Aug 13, 2007

    Out of the blue on a hot-as-the-dog's-balls Wednesday morning, Paul Stanley called. It wasn't entirely unexpected; we did have an interview scheduled for later that afternoon. But something came up on... More >>

  • Dogg’s Day Afternoon

    published August 8, 2007

    Taking the obfuscatory powers of Shakespearean English to new levels, Tom Stoppard’s Dogg’s Hamlet, Cahoot’s Macbeth... More >>

  • Sounds of Summer

    published August 8, 2007

    Summer is the season of blockbuster movies, and part of the blockbuster appeal is the big, majestic, honkin’ soundtrack that accompanies each... More >>

  • A Life Altered

    published August 8, 2007

    Playwright Mario Farwell is on a bit of a hot streak with First Run Theatre. His The Last Days of Café Café was performed by... More >>

  • Butterflies and Burritos

    published August 8, 2007

    If you were to go out to lunch with your mother at Qdoba, how much trouble would you get into if you put your feet on your burrito and then... More >>

  • Hell Yeah, They’re Good Enough

    published August 8, 2007

    Let’s gripe about August, shall we? It’s been too hot; the Cardinals are a confusing “will-they-or-won’t-they?”... More >>

  • The Gun Show as Art

    published August 1, 2007

    Perhaps you can remember as far back as April, when the National Rifle Association held a convention in fair St. Louis. What with America’s... More >>

  • Boatloads of Speed

    published August 1, 2007

    Why do men race? Shoot, you may as well ask why we scratch the unmentionables – it’s in the genes, baby! You can run your boat flat out... More >>

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