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2014 Stories by Paul Friswold

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  • 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 >>

  • Decadence? Mais Oui.

    published October 23, 2014

    You know what the Beggar's Carnivale is, but you never know what that modern burlesque spectacle will do next. With Le Maison de Decadence,... More >>

  • Sea Life

    published August 7, 2014

    Janaina Tschaepe livened up Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis in 2006 with color photographs of her manufactured monsters. Similar creatures... More >>

  • Love Beyond Death

    published October 16, 2014

    Bram Stoker's epistolary novel Dracula is a story of time and distance shattered by physical contact. Jonathan Harker and Mina Murray love... More >>

  • Infernal Delight

    published October 9, 2014

    Lady Macbeth is a prize role for an actress, so Anna Netrebko should be right at home in the Metropolitan Opera's production of Giuseppi Verdi's... More >>

  • Party City

    published October 9, 2014

    St. Louis is currently in the midst of its 250th birthday year, and a birthday party ain't nothing without music. The Chamber Music Society of... More >>

  • What Makes A Failure?

    published October 9, 2014

    Gary Shteyngart has written a trio of satirical novels that star comically troubled male Russian immigrants operating under the distant... More >>

  • Say Yes to the Fest

    published October 9, 2014

    This is St. Louis -- none of us need an excuse to grab a beer. But if you're casting about for justification, well, say guten tag to the... More >>

  • The Adventure Continues

    published October 2, 2014

    Just about a year ago, first-time novelist Ann Leckie hosted a reading and book-signing at Subterranean Books. The book she was promoting,... More >>

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