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  • In the Mood

    published February 17, 2011

    If you're in the mood for love and marriages, William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream provides more amore and matrimony than... More >>

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    No Life Till Leather

    published February 24, 2011

    Leather is a transformative material. Switch from a corduroy blazer to your windbreaker, and the only evident change is that you don't make that... More >>

  • Be the Lead Dog

    published February 17, 2011

    Human beings are competitive animals. We constantly strive against one another to determine who is fastest/loudest/most productive. Why do you... More >>

  • Kind of Blue

    published February 17, 2011

    It's a nightmare situation that would give even Gregor Samsa the willies: You enter a vast chamber, and 3,000 insects swarm you and begin tasting... More >>

  • Crimson King: The Rep's Macbeth is bloody brilliant

    published February 24, 2011

    Of all Shakespeare's plays, Macbeth has perhaps the most straightforward plot. A powerful warrior (Macbeth) wins the day for his... More >>

  • St. Louis Stage Capsules

    published February 24, 2011

    Closer You might expect a play so consumed by sex to stir up a little heat, but an icicle chill permeates Patrick Marber's lacerating... More >>

  • A Career of Evil

    published February 10, 2011

    Printmaker Tom Huck carves his art out of epic-scale woodblocks with a meticulousness that belies his reputation as Potosi's Most Wanted. The dark... More >>

  • Sinking Violetta

    published February 10, 2011

    If the elder generation could offer but one piece of advice to the younger set, it would be this: No one ever found happiness in shacking up with... More >>

  • The Chicago Six

    published February 10, 2011

    Thanks to Second City and the impressive successes of its many alumni, Chicago has a reputation as a comedy hothouse. Not all Chicago comics are... More >>

  • Stranger In Her Home Land

    published February 10, 2011

    Yang Yang lives with her Taiwanese mother and the ever-present specter of her long-gone French father. Because of her heritage, almost everyone... More >>

  • Soundtrack for Dreamscapes

    published February 10, 2011

    Dreamscapes, the new exhibition at the Pulitzer Foundation For the Arts (3716 Washington Boulevard; 314-754-1850 or More >>

  • St. Louis Stage Capsules

    published February 17, 2011

    Newly Reviewed 9 to 5 the Musical The first 45 minutes of this stage adaptation of the 1980 movie about three female... More >>

  • Dreams Made Real

    published February 3, 2011

    It's a stone-cold truth: Your dreams are fascinating to you and you alone. Nobody wants to hear you stumble through your hazy recollection of what... More >>

  • From the Depths

    published February 3, 2011

    For the Maya, as it is for most agrarian societies, water played a paramount role in daily life. But in Central America, the narrow isthmus... More >>

  • Dropping the French Connection

    published February 3, 2011

    Imagine, if you will, that you wake up one morning and check the headlines on your phone only to discover that life in the St. Louis you know and... More >>

  • St. Louis Stage Capsules

    published February 10, 2011

    Distracted Reviewed in this issue. The Memory of Water Mothers and memories — good, bad and imaginary — are... More >>

  • Take Her to the Cabaret, Ray

    published February 3, 2011

    You can't become proficient in love without getting your heart stomped by one or two selfish people along the way. That also means that at some... More >>

  • What's Love Got To Do With It?

    published February 3, 2011

    Dan is your typical obituary writer (business is always booming), until he meets Alice, a stripper (also a growth industry). Something in Alice... More >>

  • The Birds & The Bees & The Wild Asses

    published February 3, 2011

    Despite the evidence offered by mankind's fondness for unnatural devices such as iPhones and neckties, human beings are part of the animal... More >>

  • And Now, for Something

    published January 27, 2011

    The falsehood of the art exhibition is that it creates the impression that the artist has finished something -- the work is never finished. It may... More >>

  • Brotherly Loathe

    published January 27, 2011

    It is the curse of siblings to have but one mother to impress, one home to share, one family to inhabit and, most damagingly, the other sibling to... More >>

  • Can You ID the Grand Tetons?

    published January 27, 2011

    Some dastardly villain is defacing the world’s greatest monuments with mustaches, and it’s up to you to catch him or her. But how?... More >>

  • Beat It With Poetry

    published January 27, 2011

    People talk about being in the doldrums, but what they really mean is “it’s February.” This shorty month seems to drag on for ages,... More >>

  • Faces and Names

    published January 20, 2011

    Elizabeth Peyton is renowned for her painted portraits, but these are not the focus of her exhibition, Ghost: Elizabeth Peyton, at... More >>

  • German Motorworks

    published January 20, 2011

    Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 marks his break with the conventions of the symphony. An exercise in pure music unbound... More >>

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