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2008 Stories by Paul Friswold

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  • Excelsior, Star Clipper

    published October 1, 2008

    Any business that survives 20 years is doing something right, but this is doubly true if the business in question is a comic-book shop. The comic... More >>

  • Worlds Within Worlds

    published October 1, 2008

    There's a whole lotta sci-fi going on this weekend in the St. Louis area, what with Archon 32 over in Collinsville and the arrival of the L.A.... More >>

  • Archon 32 Is Go

    published October 1, 2008

    Go ahead, make your jokes about the geeks and basement-dwellers and our fondness for superhero Underoos (they're collectors items, honest!); we'll... More >>

  • St. Louis Stage Capsules

    published October 1, 2008

    Antigone The first act of Jean Anouilh's Antigone (adapted by Lewis Galantiere) is all setup, with much... More >>

  • Mr. Glass Is Full

    published September 24, 2008

    Fans of NPR's This American Life — and there are many of you — are familiar with the quirky and endearing work of host Ira... More >>

  • Lovers of Lane

    published September 24, 2008

    You may recognize artist Tim Lane's work because he produces You Are Here, a regular comic for this very paper. What you may not... More >>

  • Rach out with Your Baton Out

    published September 24, 2008

    You want to get your socks blown off this weekend? Get thee to Powell Symphony Hall (718 North Grand Boulevard; 314-534-1700 or More >>

  • The Great Morris Caper

    published September 24, 2008

    In the year 1600, William Kempe put on his best bells, and with taberer Thomas Slye in tow, set about Morris dancing from London to Norwich, a... More >>

  • Mr. Glass Is Full

    published September 24, 2008

    Fans of NPR's This American Life — and there are many of you — are familiar with the quirky and endearing work of host Ira... More >>

  • Experience the Experience

    published September 24, 2008

    Fifty years of history offers quite a bit to look back on, but the New Music Circle would rather you look to the future with them. For the first... More >>

  • Now You See It

    published September 24, 2008

    In the Warner Bros. Road Runner cartoons, Wile E. Coyote often paints a tunnel or roadway on the face of a cliff in a vain attempt to dupe the... More >>

  • St. Louis Stage Capsules

    published September 24, 2008

    Antigone The first act of Jean Anouilh's Antigone (adapted by Lewis Galantiere) is all set-up, with much exposition about who's... More >>

  • Your Orchestra Awaits You

    published September 17, 2008

    Officially, the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra begins its season in two weeks. But this weekend the SLSO presents a full production of... More >>

  • Expand Your Mind

    published September 17, 2008

    The war on drugs is fought on many fronts and with many weapons. There was the great battle of frying pan vs. egg, which was followed by the... More >>

  • Grossly Entertaining

    published September 17, 2008

    When did John Waters become socially acceptable? It was Hairspray: The Musical that did it, right? Ah, he may be more popular than... More >>

  • Deal or No Deal?

    published September 17, 2008

    From the nightmarish sky-ride of the Four Horsemen to the glorious ascension of Gretchen and Faust amidst the flames of their own bier, F. W.... More >>

  • Live, From New York

    published September 17, 2008

    The summer opera season's come and gone here in St. Louis, but in New York the machinery is just being cranked up to cruising speed. The... More >>

  • Cold Hard Fact

    published September 17, 2008

    Arnold Brower Sr. has lived his entire life in Barrow, Alaska, which had a population of double digits when he was born. Brower remembers digging... More >>

  • St. Louis Stage Capsules

    published September 17, 2008

    Chaim's Love Song Early in Martin Chernoff's "love song for life," elderly park devotee Chaim (Richard Lewis) tells young Iowa... More >>

  • Ember Alert: Orange Girls present a red-hot production of Scorched

    published September 17, 2008

    I'd like to thank director Tom Martin and the Orange Girls for dragging me behind their locomotive of a show for three hours, then cutting me... More >>

  • An Open Letter to Metallica Regarding Death Magnetic Friday

    published Sep 12, 2008

    Metallica released its ninth studio album today, five years after the release of its last album, St. Anger. I want to believe, but I’ve been disappointed by the last, oh, five albums and seventeen y... More >>

  • St. Louis Stage Capsules

    published September 10, 2008

    Sarafina Mbongeni Ngema's raucous, high-energy musical about South African students standing up against apartheid in mid-'70s Soweto... More >>

  • Underneath It All

    published September 10, 2008

    Some people drive by a shuttered factory and think, "What a waste." People like Max Action pass that same building and think, "What an... More >>

  • Back in the BAG

    published September 10, 2008

    Between 1968 and 1972, a radical group of artists, musicians, writers, actors and dancers created life in an abandoned warehouse at 2665... More >>

  • Contemporary Runneth Over

    published September 10, 2008

    Lutz Bacher: Spill is the first-ever solo exhibition by this prolific artist, which is surprising considering she first gained... More >>

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