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2014 Stories by Paul Friswold

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  • Through the Roof

    published November 6, 2014

    Ben Murphy slaves away at the Consolidated Shirt Factory, and the monotony is numbing his spirit. With a pregnant wife at home he needs the job,... More >>

  • Burroughs: The Movie

    published November 20, 2014

    Film student Howard Brookner scored an unmatched coup when he approached William S. Burroughs in 1978 about collaborating on a documentary.... More >>

  • Stella, Queen of the Snow

    published November 20, 2014

    Mermaid Theatre's Stella, Queen of the Snow presents the magic of a snow day through the eyes of Sam and his older sister Stella.... More >>

  • Serentitty: A Burly Space Opera

    published November 20, 2014

    Somewhere out in the universe, the space/time continuum has ripped. And it's a sexy rip, as Zapp Brannigan would say. Only those brave... More >>

  • The Life of Riley

    published November 20, 2014

    Three Yorkshire couples are devastated when mutual friend George Riley announces he only has a few months to live. The friends try to help by... More >>

  • Manuscripts Don't Burn

    published November 13, 2014

    Making a film is an act of faith, but to make one when cinema is illegal is even more daring. Mohammad Rasoulof's Manuscripts Don't Burn was shot... More >>

  • The Adventure of Princess Jake

    published October 23, 2014

    Alex and her husband, Greg, are bound up in a complex web of politics, personal issues and the future of their son, Jake. At four years old Jake... More >>

  • Losers and Winner

    published October 30, 2014

    Business is slow in Kildare, Ireland. The recession has cut jobs everywhere, and the former stream of customers into Aiden's corner store has... More >>

  • Rabbit Hole

    published November 13, 2014

    David Lindsay-Abaire won the Pulitzer Prize for his family drama Rabbit Hole. The Corbetts are a normal family who spirals into darkness following... More >>

  • Old School Tattoo Expo

    published November 13, 2014

    If you're interested in the state of the art in tattooing, the Saint Louis Old School Tattoo Expo is the place to be. Lyle Tuttle's annual show... More >>

  • Late Night Grindhouse: Shock Waves

    published November 13, 2014

    Ken Wiederhorn's 1977 chiller Shock Waves combines the stock bad guy of the 20th century -- Nazis -- with today's hip antagonist --... More >>

  • Hiroshima, mon amour

    published November 13, 2014

    Now hailed as the beginning of French New Wave, Alain Resnais' 1959 film Hiroshima mon amour is an impossibly beautiful examination... More >>

  • Tribute to King Baggot

    published November 13, 2014

    The George Clooney of 100 years ago was St. Louis native King Baggot. Baggot was a huge star in the early days of the silent era who transitioned... More >>

  • Lear Alone

    published November 6, 2014

    Shakespeare's King Lear is a daunting piece of work for both actors and audiences. What are you to make of Lear's capricious behavior... More >>

  • Ghosts of the Forest

    published May 29, 2014

    Lemurs are strange and beguiling creatures. More than 100 species exist, but they're all confined to the island of Madagascar. Within those 100... More >>

  • What a Tradition

    published October 30, 2014

    The 2014 St. Louis Jewish Book Festival brings more than 40 authors to town to talk books, and the opening act is a real showstopper: Theodore... More >>

  • King of St. Louis

    published September 18, 2014

    King Louis IX of France was a faithful Christian monarch who helped civilize the medieval world by banishing trial by ordeal and introducing a new... More >>

  • The Light in the Attic

    published October 9, 2014

    Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett's stage adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank was a play created for mainstream America in the... More >>

  • Have the Time of Your Life

    published October 16, 2014

    In the dark days of the late '80s, Dirty Dancing was the closest thing to a big-budget musical Hollywood had produced in years. It's a... More >>

  • Dance to the Radio

    published October 30, 2014

    Ira Glass has made his way in the world with his ability to condense a phenomenon or a person's story down to concise yet illuminating narrative... More >>

  • Oh, Sweet Horror

    published October 30, 2014

    The secret of The Rocky Horror Picture Show's success is its simplicity. Boy meets girl, boy and girl meet swingin' mad scientist,... More >>

  • Antigone

    published October 9, 2014

    Sophocles' plays have remained in production for more than 2,000 years because they continue to reflect the human experience, as in his... More >>

  • Breaking the Law

    published October 2, 2014

    So the banks have failed, your government is frozen and the future seems to be nothing but bread lines and misery. How do you scratch financial... More >>

  • Let's Make A Match

    published October 16, 2014

    The marriage industry in this country is a hydra, ever-reproducing and growing. Is it more or less reassuring to know that it's been this way... More >>

  • Out of the Mist, Rice

    published October 23, 2014

    A recurring element in science fiction is the widespread use of a universal language -- you know, like the idiomatic English everyone spoke in... More >>

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