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2007 Stories by Paul Friswold

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  • Reeling in the Years

    published March 7, 2007

    Although the Big Green One (a.k.a. St. Patrick's Day) is still a week away, it's never too early to start celebrating. The basic elements of a... More >>

  • Through the Past, Darkly

    published March 7, 2007

    Inspired by mythology and the natural world, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood created art that gave life to fable; marked by lush colors and fairly... More >>

  • The Gray Areas of the Graying Years

    published March 14, 2007

    In Richard Maltby Jr. and David Shire's musical revue Closer Than Ever, each of the songs is a self-contained little story. The... More >>

  • Cannonball Run II

    published March 14, 2007

    Sick of staring at your blank-ass walls? The Cannonball Press returns to the Mad Art Gallery (2727 South 12th Street; 314-771-8230 or More >>

  • On Pointe, Phoenix!

    published March 14, 2007

    Ballet is delicate and refined, a sophisticated art that stems from the intellect, yes? No, ballet is a monster that wrings out the body and... More >>

  • CSI: Egypt

    published March 14, 2007

    In horror movies mummies give a good scare because of their relentless, shambolic gait. And also the whole dead-but-moving thing — it really... More >>

  • Step Lively

    published March 14, 2007

    Do a little research into traditional Irish step-dancing, and the novice will quickly be baffled. Reels, jigs, slip jigs, horn pipes, set... More >>

  • The Game Is Afootlights

    published March 21, 2007

    Despite his efficiency of mind and spirit, detective Sherlock Holmes has a few flaws — arrogance and misogyny being the most notable. Both... More >>

  • A Very Strong Current

    published March 28, 2007

    In 1978 the curatorial department of the Saint Louis Art Museum created the Currents series to showcase work from emergent and... More >>

  • The Magic of Moving Pictures

    published March 28, 2007

    If Oskar Fischinger had lived into the 21st century, the German artist would have created YouTube. Fischinger's "stereo paintings," short animated... More >>

  • Chicken or the Sprague?

    published March 28, 2007

    Mary Sprague's not fooling anyone. Her series of large-scale, mixed-media drawings, Six Foot Chickens, doesn't really depict... More >>

  • Sisters in Arms

    published April 4, 2007

    Quick, name one of St. Louis' sister cities. Just one. Man, what a lousy city-sibling you are. How about Stuttgart, Germany? This Swabian town,... More >>

  • Seems Like Old Times

    published April 18, 2007

    The 2007 baseball season is barely two weeks old, yet already it feels like the year’s almost over. How best to savor the sweet nectar of the... More >>

  • The Original Girl Gone Wild

    published April 25, 2007

    Nanette is young and wild and wants to be free, to quote the old Triumph song, but sadly for her, it's still early in the Roaring '20s, and proper... More >>

  • Sine Quay Non

    published April 25, 2007

    Stop-motion animators the Brothers Quay have created a remarkable body of work that evokes the hermetic worlds of Kafka and Bruno Schulz,... More >>

  • She Is the Very Model of a Modern Vegan Lesbian

    published April 25, 2007

    The eminently mutable Pirates of Penzance gets a new look, thanks to Charis Chorus, in The Vegans of Provincetown. Gilbert &... More >>

  • Knives Out

    published April 25, 2007

    In a forbidding rural world, Pony Williams and his wife, the nameless Young Woman, lead a simple and monotonous existence. Pony perhaps loves... More >>

  • Here They Come Now

    published April 25, 2007

    In the mid-´60s, Andy Warhol’s studio became a nerve center for the creative class in NYC. The Velvet Underground, Nico, Gerard... More >>

  • Tater Salad?

    published May 2, 2007

    If you have basic cable, you’re familiar with Ron White. Comedy Central showed that Blue Collar Comedy Tour special incessantly... More >>

  • They Put a Spell On You

    published May 2, 2007

    The spelling bee, long a source of drama and nausea for children, has finally broken out of the school gymnasium and onto the stage of the Fox... More >>

  • Prepare for Burnination!

    published May 2, 2007

    Your style is wicked-awesome. Your technique, bad-ass. Your axe, a wireless hunk of plastic and electronics that screams like an avenging metal... More >>

  • Movie-in’ On Up

    published May 2, 2007

    Each St. Louisan has a deep and abiding love for his or her particular neighborhood. It’s a fine character trait, but it can also lead to a... More >>

  • Nature Revealed

    published May 16, 2007

    The phrase “force of nature” implies unbounded energy and brings to mind the dangers of hurricanes, tornadoes and the... More >>

  • Tree Huggin’

    published May 16, 2007

    After last summer’s Swath o’ Destruction Storm Week, most of the metro area railed against the trees. They’d collapsed willy-nilly,... More >>

  • Munny Is What You Make It

    published May 16, 2007

    Kidrobot touched off a revolution with the Munny, although you’d never know it from looking at a stock version of the seven-inch-tall vinyl... More >>

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