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2010 Stories by Paul Friswold

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  • The Return of Lewis & Clark

    published December 2, 2010

    Neil Simon’s comedy about two Vaudevillians who reluctantly reunite for a TV special after not speaking to each other for more than a decade... More >>

  • The Force of Good Is Strong in This One

    published December 2, 2010

    A brave young boy lives in the desert with his mother, dreaming of a better life and occasionally embellishing the truth to make his daily life... More >>

  • ArtD goes Off

    published December 2, 2010

    You're gonna get a lot of party invites this time of year — well, you are; no one invites stinky ol' calendar editors anywhere. Consider... More >>

  • Markt It, Dude

    published December 2, 2010

    Germans invented so many useful things: The Heimlich maneuver, the zeppelin and many of the traditional Christmas elements such as the decorated... More >>

  • Corral a Friend for the Chorale

    published December 2, 2010

    Many people are planning to scale back their Christmas spending, which is a good idea. It's certainly a better idea than cutting down on the... More >>

  • Make Mine an Old-Fashioned

    published December 2, 2010

    It's easy to fall into December's trap; too many events to attend, too many lists to check, too many places to go, too many people to see. You get... More >>

  • Featured Review: As Bees in Honey Drown

    published December 9, 2010

    Featured Review: As Bees in Honey Drown A meditation on the cult of celebrity and the perceived value of sizzle versus steak, Douglas... More >>

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    St. Louis Stage Capsules

    published December 9, 2010

    Newly Reviewed Featured Review: As Bees in Honey Drown A meditation on the cult of celebrity and the perceived value of... More >>

  • The Prints of Cherokee Street

    published November 25, 2010

    St. Louis' largest growth industry is most likely printmaking. In the last decade, as big corporations have moved their headquarters out of the... More >>

  • All It's Cracked Up To Be

    published November 25, 2010

    How do you count down the days till Christmas? Some people use the traditional Advent calendar, some folks gauge the holiday proximity by the... More >>

  • Dress Up, Drink Up

    published November 25, 2010

    You know that guy you frequently spend the evening with, the one who makes the perfect boilermaker and always freshens the peanut bowl? Yeah, he... More >>

  • Brass Bonanza

    published November 25, 2010

    Susan Slaughter may have retired from her position as the principal trumpet for the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, but she still plays a role in... More >>

  • The Sting

    published November 25, 2010

    Evan is a young fiction writer who has created a bit of buzz for himself with his first novel. Into his life swoops the improbably-named Alexa... More >>

  • Artgasm: This Weekend's Art Openings, November 26-28, 2010

    published Nov 24, 2010

    ​Most of the galleries forego opening a new show this weekend, what with all the turkey comas, family obligations and Black Friday riots. However, if you're in the market for some objets d'art that ... More >>

  • Oz-some

    published November 18, 2010

    Even after all these years, The Wizard of Oz still has the power to fascinate audiences of all ages. Some of that is attributable to... More >>

  • Gore Beyond Gore

    published November 18, 2010

    In the canon of grindhouse flicks, William Lustig's Maniac holds a special place. Sure, Tom Savini's special effects are... More >>

  • Fun Before the Candle Lighting

    published November 18, 2010

    Well, it's official: Chanukah creep is real. This year the Festival of Lights begins on December 1, but the Missouri Botanical Garden (4344 Shaw... More >>

  • Will We Live to See Blernsball?

    published November 18, 2010

    Professional sports dominate the airwaves, the book racks and about 48 percent of the average male brain. It's a dominant cultural force, but... More >>

  • Train, Train

    published November 18, 2010

    As eternal as they seem, our Christmas traditions do change over time; after all, how much figgy pudding did you eat last year, and when was the... More >>

  • Who Dat Ninja?

    published November 18, 2010

    Menahem Golan's 1981 "action" flick Enter the Ninja is often fingered as being the spark that set off the '80s ninja explosion, but... More >>

  • Home Is Where the Bar Is

    published November 25, 2010

    The Pazinskis, the Polish-Catholic family who live upstairs from their family-run tavern, are facing a year of great personal changes. Older... More >>

  • The End of Christmas Creep

    published November 18, 2010

    In the old days, you didn’t see Christmas decorations until the day after Thanksgiving, because Christmas season didn’t start until... More >>

  • Eat On and On

    published November 18, 2010

    This is the day when all diets should die, when your sense of restraint should be restrained and your first and last thoughts should be of pie.... More >>

  • Walkies and Quiet Time

    published November 18, 2010

    The best advice for living ever given comes at the end of Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life, when Eric Idle in drag recommends, in... More >>

  • A Well-Loved Tom

    published November 11, 2010

    Thomas Jefferson is a man whose life has been researched, documented and discussed down to tremendous detail — you write something as... More >>

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