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2010 Stories by Paul Friswold

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  • The Maine Event

    published September 29, 2010

    During the course of one starry night, every person in the rustic hamlet of Almost, Maine, has a close encounter with love. In a string of loosely... More >>

  • Don't Let It Bug You

    published September 29, 2010

    William S. Burroughs' cut-up novels defy linear plot, thought and understanding; they are the ultimate expression of editor as author, which links... More >>

  • Red or Blue?

    published September 29, 2010

    The Wachowski Brothers' Matrix series is the text book example of beating a great idea to death with sequels and spin-offs. The... More >>

  • Life Cycle

    published September 22, 2010

    The invention of the inflatable bicycle tire and the switch from "high-wheel" (the bike with the enormous front wheel) to the modern "safety... More >>

  • Master and Students

    published September 22, 2010

    Photographer Michael Eastman has documented the beautiful anachronisms of Cuba, the run-down storefronts of the American Midwest, the pulpy... More >>

  • In A Lather for Leather

    published September 22, 2010

    When a man competes for a Mr. Leather title, looking good in a pair of leather pants so tight you can't even slip a whisper down the back is not... More >>

  • Strange Folk, Here We Come

    published September 22, 2010

    The proliferation of DIY craft and culture can be daunting to folks not already involved in the scene, so here's the only tip you'll ever need:... More >>

  • From Plant to Page

    published September 22, 2010

    Computer-generated art has supplanted quite a bit of the work formerly done by illustrators and graphic artists, but when it comes to depicting... More >>

  • Show Your Work

    published September 22, 2010

    Catherine inherited quite a bit from her recently deceased father, Robert. She has a house full of his research notebooks, the memories of... More >>

  • It's Coming From Inside the Gallery

    published September 15, 2010

    Shepard Fairey first made a name for himself with Andre the Giant Has a Posse/OBEY, a poster and sticker movement that featured the... More >>

  • Diva Is An Understatement

    published September 15, 2010

    If you're a female pop vocalist with a song in the Top 40, you're immediately branded a diva. In order to receive that sobriquet, Maria Callas had... More >>

  • Three Thoughts

    published September 15, 2010

    Tom Brady debuts a new movement-based performance art piece, Emozioni Ricordati, this weekend. Emozioni Ricordati is actually... More >>

  • The Revenge of Project Comic Con

    published September 15, 2010

    The San Diego Comic-Con is the biggest and best-known comic-book convention (meaning people who don't read comics know it exists), but it's by no... More >>

  • Gibson Guy

    published September 15, 2010

    Despite a late-career PR push from Al Gore, it's writer William Gibson who is most often tabbed as "inventing" the idea of cyberspace;... More >>

  • St. Louis Stage Capsules

    published September 15, 2010

    Newly Reviewed Equus Why did Alan Strang take a spike and blind six horses? Peter Shaffer's mystery-drama about a boy's... More >>

  • That What Is Not

    published September 8, 2010

    For its new exhibition, the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis features a photographer who leaves out the context while overwhelming with detail,... More >>

  • Monocerous!

    published September 8, 2010

    Mary Sprague's recent work is based on a mistake, which she then willfully compounds. Artists — you can't teach 'em nothin'. Inspired... More >>

  • Arkady on Fire

    published September 8, 2010

    Arkady Renko is the literary creation of Martin Cruz Smith; he is also, in no small way, a reflection of his beloved homeland, Russia. Over... More >>

  • St. Louis Stage Capsules

    published September 8, 2010

    Crumbs from the Table of Joy Set in the early 1950s, a time in America when the rantings of Sen. Joseph McCarthy could be drowned out in a... More >>

  • Stick it in his Ear

    published September 1, 2010

    The Cardinals and the Reds aren't the only two divisional teams fighting for a shot at the playoffs. Right now the River City Rascals sit... More >>

  • Pulchritudinous Punch

    published September 1, 2010

    Crime is rampant, villainy abounds, the social order is crumbling — this city needs heroes. Yes, police and teachers are "heroes," but the... More >>

  • Banzai! and Bonsai!

    published September 1, 2010

    The Japanese Festival doesn't just take place in the Missouri Botanical Garden (4344 Shaw Boulevard; 314-577-5100 or More >>

  • Greasy, Dirty Grapplers

    published September 1, 2010

    The St. Louis Artists' Guild (2 Oak Knoll Park, Clayton; 314-727-6266 or More >>

  • Bike Benton

    published September 1, 2010

    The THF Realty Gateway Cup expands into new territory this year for its fourth and final race — the exotic Benton Park neighborhood hosts... More >>

  • Livin' at the Movies

    published August 25, 2010

    Moving to a new state is difficult enough when you're a teenager, but for Ernestine Crump and her smart-mouthed younger sister Ermina, their... More >>

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