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2010 Stories by Paul Friswold

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  • Heaven Can Wait

    published December 30, 2010

    Tempest Landry’s having an amazingly bad day. While tying to navigate concurrent phone calls from his wife and his girlfriend, he’s... More >>

  • Pressure Cookers

    published December 30, 2010

    Picture two women in the basement kitchen of a manor house. One is the older experienced cook, the other is a neophyte who wants to learn a trade.... More >>

  • Burlesque Battle

    published December 30, 2010

    The burlesque revival continues unabated, which inevitably leads to one thing: a burlesque death match. And so tonight at 9 p.m. at Off Broadway... More >>

  • Show Boat Docks on Grand

    published December 30, 2010

    Hard to believe, but Circus Flora celebrates its 25th year in 2011 -- where did the time go? Our homegrown circus teams up with another local... More >>

  • It Is A Silly Place

    published December 30, 2010

    Monty Python’s Spamalot is, yes, a rip-off of the seminal film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, but it’s also a... More >>

  • Coyote’s Back on the Menu

    published December 30, 2010

    The grim streak of bad breaks and injuries seem to have ceased for the St. Louis Blues, and it couldn’t have come at a better time.... More >>

  • Run Like You Mean It

    published December 30, 2010

    The act of running undergoes a strange transformation during one’s lifetime. When you’re a kid you love to run, racing about for the... More >>

  • Hands Up

    published December 23, 2010

    It's been a long week, and you still have a few days to go before you can boot the kids out of the house and in the general direction of school.... More >>

  • Super-8, Super Apes

    published December 23, 2010

    Before Blu-Ray, before laser disc, even before BetaMax, the home-movie format of choice/necessity was the Super-8 film reel. Limited to about... More >>

  • What the Folk?

    published December 23, 2010

    Celebration at Big Sur is the left-coast, folk-rock version of its more epochal musical and cinematic predecessor, Woodstock —... More >>

  • Their Favorite Things: Our two writers discuss the best in theater from 2010

    published December 30, 2010

    As another year draws to a close, our two intrepid theater reviewers get together to share thoughts, concerns and delights from the past twelve... More >>

  • Love Is A Beacon in the Night

    published December 23, 2010

    Captain Corcoran is a gallant officer of the Royal Navy, a man who commands the respect of his crew (all polite men) and who never utters a coarse... More >>

  • Blue Almost-Christmas

    published December 16, 2010

    The St. Louis Blues are an up-and-down squad right now, which is a hallmark of a young team. One night they commit a rash of penalties and... More >>

  • Improv your Benefits

    published December 16, 2010

    You've hustled and bustled for the past week buying the perfect gift for everyone, decorating the house, signing Christmas cards — it's hard... More >>

  • Desperate Mothers, Read This

    published December 16, 2010

    Your kids have had most, if not all, of their Christmas wishes come true. They're bored with their new toys, they've eaten nothing but candy for... More >>

  • Up and Down the Hill

    published December 16, 2010

    It's three days after Christmas, and you're all mistletoe'd and figgy-pudding'ed out. Your visiting relatives, however, are still going strong... More >>

  • Start Your Year Right

    published December 23, 2010

    Folklore would have you believe that those things you do on the first day of the year influence the rest of your year. Have a fight today and... More >>

  • Bells on Bobtail

    published December 16, 2010

    If you’re into the whole “traditional Christmas” thing, it’s hard to beat Winter Wonderland at Tilles Park (9951... More >>

  • Who's That Guy?

    published December 9, 2010

    John Cazale was cinema's ultimate "other guy." He was never the lead, never the star attraction, but if you're a fan of naturalistic, empathetic... More >>

  • Welcome Back, Chott

    published December 9, 2010

    It's our own peculiar version of the swallows coming back to Capistrano, except replace "swallows" with "master improv comedian Bill Chott" and... More >>

  • GetTogether

    published December 9, 2010

    As the holiday spirit bubbles up to a fever pitch, Christmas concerts proliferate geometrically. One that should not get lost in the shuffle is... More >>

  • Flora and Fa-la-la

    published December 9, 2010

    The Missouri Botanical Garden (4344 Shaw Boulevard; 314-577-5100 or www.mobot.org) is already trimmed for the... More >>

  • Quasquicentennial

    published December 16, 2010

    St. Louis was a different place 125 years ago. The zoo didn't exist, Anheuser-Busch was a small brewery owned and operated by a local family (can... More >>

  • St. Louis Stage Capsules

    published December 16, 2010

    Featured Review The Nutcracker Here's something different: a talking Nutcracker. Ever since Tchaikovsky set music to... More >>

  • Cratchit!

    published December 2, 2010

    Can you actually claim to have experienced Christmas if you don't have at least one viewing of A Christmas Carol under your belt before... More >>

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