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2007 Stories by Paul Friswold

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  • Crack the Mummy Case

    published May 16, 2007

    Science Café: Mystery of the Mummy could be the title of one of the better Scooby-Doo episodes. But instead of involving a... More >>

  • He’s Got a Little List

    published May 16, 2007

    The pointy end of the satire in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado, or the Town of Titipu has always been directed at the... More >>

  • Talkin’ Baseball

    published May 30, 2007

    The great shame of Major League Baseball is not steroids or HGH or even Bud Selig. It is that Buck O’Neil was never elected to the Baseball... More >>

  • Off the Wall

    published May 30, 2007

    New World -- Lost Days, Cameron Fuller’s solo show at Fort Gondo in February of this year, revealed Fuller’s interest in both... More >>

  • See It! Feel It!

    published June 6, 2007

    As much a meditation on the perils of celebrity as a celebration of the magnificence of celebrity, Ken Russell’s Tommy is... More >>

  • Jenny from the Bronx

    published June 6, 2007

    All right, let's come clean. Jennifer Silverberg is the staff photographer for this very paper. Normally, she'd be sitting about seven feet... More >>

  • It's News to You

    published June 6, 2007

    The nightly news is all about entertainment, despite the serious stories of death tolls and vanishing honeybees read in gravely mellifluous... More >>

  • Bigger Ain’t Necessarily Better

    published June 13, 2007

    The human body is a marvel. You get two basic models that look very much the same when first delivered; they come in a variety of colors and with... More >>

  • Lie Still, Sleep Becalmed

    published June 13, 2007

    It is the final act of many an opera: The hero, driven by a great love to pursue his dream, at last succumbs to death. There is one last... More >>

  • Horsemanship

    published June 20, 2007

    It’s not what you think. Or rather, it is what you think, but it’s not presented how you would expect. Robinson Devor’s film... More >>

  • Grappling, With the Truth

    published June 20, 2007

    Where were you when Kerry Von Erich died? If you have an answer to that question (sitting in stunned disbelief in front of the parent’s TV,... More >>

  • Rootin’-Tootin’ Zauberflöte

    published June 27, 2007

    Now in its lucky thirteenth season, the Union Avenue Opera returns to action with a surefire crowd-pleaser: Mozart’s Die... More >>

  • Swimmer’s Last Lap

    published June 27, 2007

    We tend to think of life as a linear progression, a series of adventures with obvious beginnings and definite endings. But as we age, our little... More >>

  • Legends of the Air

    published June 27, 2007

    Front Yard Features continues its run of free, outdoor movie screenings with another classic film in another classic neighborhood: Robert... More >>

  • Just Plane Facts

    published June 27, 2007

    The aviation field is always on the leading edge of technological developments, which means the industry relies heavily on scientific research to... More >>

  • Gut Buckets

    published July 4, 2007

    For a certain group of basketball fans, streetball represents the apocalypse. Based on flashy skills, one-on-one challenges, Globetrotter-esque... More >>

  • Clerk and Dagger

    published July 4, 2007

    Just as it takes two to tango, you need two blades to have A Clash of Swords. The new twofer of one-act plays presented by the Tin... More >>

  • Roll Out!

    published July 11, 2007

    The inherent drama of the bowling alley -- a tenth-frame spare! A stone seven! Gutterball! -- has long been ignored by theater mavens (the notable... More >>

  • Viva la Diva

    published July 11, 2007

    Glamour. Passion. Wealth. Sex. If you desire these things, you need to be at the St. Louis County Library Headquarters branch (1640 South... More >>

  • Thrills? Yo.

    published July 11, 2007

    You’re a man of the world. You’ve run with the bulls; you’ve completed an Iron Man; you stopped wearing a cup to the company... More >>

  • Destination: Studio

    published July 11, 2007

    This coming weekend (Saturday and Sunday, July 21 and 22) the City-Wide Open Studios tour happens, when artists across the metro area open their... More >>

  • How Does Their Garden Grow?

    published July 18, 2007

    If you’re in the market for dinner and company tonight, look no further than SLOWednesday at the Schlafly Bottleworks (7260 Southwest... More >>

  • Secret Origins: You

    published July 18, 2007

    The origin story of every superhero is always a much-sought-after issue for comic book collectors. How did Daredevil get his superhuman senses?... More >>

  • May We Anime?

    published July 18, 2007

    The world of anime is arcane, hermetic, and nigh-unto impenetrable by outsiders. And that’s a good thing; part of the fun of anime is... More >>

  • We Are Richer Having Lost Him

    published July 18, 2007

    Death is the last great mystery; it’s also a bit of a pickle for the survivors of the deceased. What’s the appropriate response to the... More >>

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