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2011 Stories by Paul Friswold

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  • Mama's Boy

    published April 14, 2011

    Clifford Odets' Awake and Sing!, written during the depths of the Great Depression, opens a window on the overstuffed tenement... More >>

  • Prince Vince

    published April 14, 2011

    Vincent Price worked with Orson Welles' famed Mercury Theatre, starred on Broadway, terrified three generations of children with his roles in... More >>

  • Sing for Your Life

    published April 14, 2011

    Susannah is a well-intentioned but somewhat insensitive ethnomusicologist researching folk songs from "before slavery times" in the black... More >>

  • In Till We Have Faces, Mustard Seed delivers the myth of Psyche with a powerful punch

    published April 21, 2011

    Like most myths, the Greek myth of Psyche relies on simple characterization to convey its message. Psyche is beautiful but somewhat foolish;... More >>

  • Out on Film

    published April 7, 2011

    The fourth annual QFest offers a range of fictional and documentary films that portray the wide range of gay and lesbian lifestyles as... More >>

  • Frigidaire Gallery

    published April 7, 2011

    When you're a kid, your finer test results and book reports end up on the fridge for all to see; this practice usually ceases when you hit middle... More >>

  • Face to Face

    published April 7, 2011

    C.S. Lewis was fascinated by the Greek myth of Psyche and Cupid for most of his adult life because of its symbolism and what he perceived was the... More >>

  • The New Old Style

    published April 7, 2011

    Plein air painting is a French style of creating paintings of landscapes and the natural world while actually in the outdoors. For his new... More >>

  • Mixed Blessings

    published March 31, 2011

    St. Louis was once the brick-making capital of the Midwest, but that industry is long gone. But St. Louis is not a city without industry —... More >>

  • Help Build the Wall

    published March 31, 2011

    The mission of the Saint Louis City Open Studio and Gallery (SCOSAG) is to provide art instruction for kids, but it also gives St. Louis artists... More >>

  • Can't See the Forest ...

    published March 31, 2011

    St. Louis is blessed with an abundance of trees; this may be something you take for granted, which is a mistake. Sure, sometimes they knock down... More >>

  • Check Out the New Student Body

    published March 31, 2011

    For as long as mankind has had an arousal instinct, he has wondered, “Where are all these burlesque performers coming from? Are they... More >>

  • St. Louis Stage Capsules

    published April 7, 2011

    Newly Reviewed Acts of Love As the evening begins, we might think we're back on Golden Pond. Ed (Sean Ruprecht-Belt)... More >>

  • A Life Told in Dance

    published March 24, 2011

    As a young man, Jacques d'Amboise dropped out of school to devote himself to dance. It wasn't a complete leap of faith, as he already had a... More >>

  • Play Ball

    published March 24, 2011

    Despite all the hoopla surrounding Albert Pujols' contract negotiations, baseball will still be played in St. Louis this year, and just like... More >>

  • Worlds Collide

    published March 24, 2011

    Atahualpa was the last emperor of the Incas. In his reign he saw the world invaded by what were effectively aliens — Francisco Pizarro and... More >>

  • Holy Carolla

    published March 24, 2011

    Adam Carolla has been a contract builder, a boxer and the host of the original incarnation of The Man Show — machismo is kind... More >>

  • Battle of the Sexes

    published March 24, 2011

    The war in Liberia is drawing to a close in the early 2000s, but the "wives" of the local warlord don't know it. All these women know is the... More >>

  • Free Birds

    published March 24, 2011

    The only thing better than a classic movie is a free classic movie. Turner Classic Movies agrees, because the basic-cable channel is sending hosts... More >>

  • Super-8 Surprise

    published March 24, 2011

    Thomas Stockman's Super-8 Movie Madness offers you fifteen-minute long samples of the violence, titillation and comedy of classic films in... More >>

  • Telling It Like It Was — and Is

    published March 24, 2011

    Cardinals lifers of a certain age no doubt remember Bill White, the smooth-fielding first baseman on the '64 World Champion team. White... More >>

  • St. Louis Stage Capsules

    published March 31, 2011

    Newly Reviewed More >>

  • Sisters Doin' It For Themselves

    published March 17, 2011

    March is Women's History Month, and it's almost over. If you haven't celebrated women yet, worry not — Chamber Project Saint Louis... More >>

  • Pianist Envy

    published March 17, 2011

    It's an open secret in St. Louis that if you love choral music, you're going to love the Gateway Men's Chorus. Sure, the 70-plus voices of... More >>

  • It's the Kevins, Thank Heaven

    published March 17, 2011

    If you've been aching for a reason to wear your tux on a Monday, your time has come. The Sixth Annual Kevin Kline Awards are celebrated... More >>

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