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2012 Stories by Paul Friswold

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  • Presents and Pasties

    published December 6, 2012

    The holiday season brings many traditions -- tree trimming, candle lighting, daytime drinking -- but the one that fires up the most people is the... More >>

  • Showcase of the Future Stars

    published November 29, 2012

    'Tis the season's of bargains and surprises, and you can double down on both of those with the Webster University Cabaret Student Showcase and... More >>

  • Tucker: The Man and His Novel

    published November 29, 2012

    Actor Michael Tucker is perhaps most immediately recognized as Stuart Markowitz, the genuine mensch lawyer on '80s TV powerhouse dramedy, L.A.... More >>

  • A Cupples o' Blooms

    published November 29, 2012

    Most of the blossoming flora is deep in its winter slumber now, but there are still splashes of color about if you know where to look. Rooms in... More >>

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    What's Up, Goyfriend: Talley's Folley nails the dance of forbidden love

    published December 13, 2012

    Talley's Folly is a play about love. Because it's a two-character play set in 1944 in the rural central Missouri town of Lebanon, it's... More >>

  • Caste Aways

    published October 4, 2012

    In Asma Kazmi's new exhibition the idea of gender distinctions is placed under the microscope. Working with a group of New Delhi hijras... More >>

  • Just A Little Ring

    published November 22, 2012

    Richard Wagner's opera cycle, Der Ring Des Nibelungen, is a hard sell for many adults, let alone children. Those four-plus hour running... More >>

  • Art of and for the Earth

    published November 22, 2012

    Tonight, the eARThworks 2012: Art for an Endangered Planet exhibition comes to an end -- but it's not too late for you to enjoy the... More >>

  • Writing From the Front

    published November 15, 2012

    If there's any commonality in the lives of American soldiers who have survived the chaos of war, it's that many experience trouble re-adjusting to... More >>

  • Masters of Their Craft

    published November 15, 2012

    There are no shortage of boutiques and craft shows selling handmade goods this time of year -- there are several such events scattered throughout... More >>

  • Two-Faced

    published October 11, 2012

    New York photographer Leland Bobbé specializes in portraits, believing that his work illuminates something about his subject and himself.... More >>

  • Welcome Home

    published October 25, 2012

    Jon Cournoyer layers beautiful images that recall the happiness of childhood days, but that are also tinged with the dread menace of childhood... More >>

  • Homicide for the Holidays

    published November 15, 2012

    Say, are you sick of your family yet? After a long day of eating together and re-heating all those long-buried tensions, maybe you've got mayhem... More >>

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    Are You Azure? Without a doubt, Blue Man Group teals the show

    published November 29, 2012

    So these three blue hairless mute guys show up at the Fox Theatre and spend 90 minutes trying to figure out what it is we want from them. Or... More >>

  • Turkey Day Plan

    published November 15, 2012

    Behold, Thanksgiving Thursday. Often the only non-snowday Thursday holiday in the entire year, and people (read: "the wife") expect you to get up... More >>

  • Fanning the Flames

    published November 8, 2012

    The plentiful natural disasters of this year -- not to mention the brutal summer St. Louis just endured -- has more people talking about the Mayan... More >>

  • Order in the Gallery

    published September 20, 2012

    The artists included in Ideas of Order, the new exhibition at the Center of Creative Arts (524 Trinity Avenue, University City;... More >>

  • A Light in the Dark

    published November 1, 2012

    Grace Fryer has a good job painting the luminous material on watch hands so they glow in the dark. But like many of the young women she works... More >>

  • Charity Begins at Home

    published October 25, 2012

    Lee Blessing's drama Eleemosynary is a gender-reversed Disney tale; there's an absent parent, a present grandparent and a young... More >>

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    A Closer Walk with He: Mustard Seed Theatre counts Christs, plus one Imaginary Jesus

    published November 22, 2012

    Imaginary Jesus is the story of one man — the author and main character, Matt Mikalatos — and his quest to forge a... More >>

  • Them Bones

    published November 8, 2012

    It's impossible to overstate the importance of the Bones Brigade to modern skateboarding. Backed by an impeccable pedigree (team manager Stacy... More >>

  • Feasting on the Supper

    published November 1, 2012

    Leonardo da Vinci looms over the entirety of Western thought and culture, his unique genius informing and inspiring much of what we understand... More >>

  • From Russia, With Style

    published November 1, 2012

    Mels, with his orderly haircut and pressed suits, is what you would call a "square." In Russia, however, he's a valued member of the young... More >>

  • Drawing It Together

    published October 4, 2012

    Ron Fondaw creates art in several media -- installation, ceramics, adobe -- but he considers drawing "the tissue that holds all the work I do... More >>

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    Word Up: Eleemosynary casts its Slightly Askew spell

    published November 15, 2012

    There's something magical about a play when its individual elements work in concert. The alchemy of script, actor, director, set designer,... More >>

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