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2014 Stories by Paul Friswold

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  • Fresh, Hot Theater

    published July 10, 2014

    Neil LaBute's name is a byword for invigorating, vital theater, so it's little wonder that the inaugural year of the LaBute New Theater... More >>

  • The Matchless Game Show

    published July 31, 2014

    The game show reached its apogee in the '70s. The aftermath of free love and the counterculture crashed headlong into the last stand of smoking... More >>

  • Callaway Does Cabaret

    published July 31, 2014

    Cabaret singing is a misunderstood art form. It requires more than just singing the song; the vocalist has to inhabit the song, making it both... More >>

  • Seuss-Box Musical

    published July 24, 2014

    Few authors have as great a reach as Dr. Seuss. The estimable writer and artist of dozens of children's books created life-long fans with his... More >>

  • Not All Who Wander Are Lost

    published June 5, 2014

    The staff of Stray Rescue finds animals in deplorable conditions year round. Malnourished, riddled with parasites, suffering from gunshots,... More >>

  • Bike Bare

    published July 24, 2014

    When World Naked Bike Ride St. Louis debuted in 2008, many people wondered what the turnout would be. How many easy-going Midwesterners... More >>

  • Cold Facts

    published July 17, 2014

    Antarctica is a relentlessly inhospitable place for humans, and yet there is a small, year-round population who stay through dark winters and... More >>

  • To He, or Not to He

    published July 10, 2014

    Shakespeare's melancholy Dane, Prince Hamlet, is one of the iconic male roles. But why does he always have to be a man? For the first show of its... More >>

  • A Haunting Romance

    published July 10, 2014

    It's another premiere for the Muny this week, as The Addams Family arrives for a gloomy bit of fun. The show is inspired more by... More >>

  • Boxing Water

    published July 17, 2014

    Ask anyone with kids or cats and they'll tell you the best toy in the world is an empty cardboard box big enough to sit in. The simplicity is the... More >>

  • You Are Your Subject

    published June 5, 2014

    The self-portrait used to be a big deal. You had to be capable of some artistic expression, be it painting or drawing or photography, in order to... More >>

  • The Travails of Love

    published July 10, 2014

    Union Avenue Opera celebrates its twentieth year of presenting fully staged operas in their original languages this summer, and like most... More >>

  • Trouble After Hours

    published July 17, 2014

    There's something strange going on tonight at the museum. The new security guard, disgraced former police officer Ballbuster, is just doing her... More >>

  • Our Daily Symphony

    published July 17, 2014

    In the early days of film, one of the more popular genres was the city symphony. These films were straight documentary footage of a particular... More >>

  • Saving Throw vs. Love: Failed

    published July 10, 2014

    Dungeons & Dragons has been around for 40 years at this point, and for non-aficionados the game is mostly synonymous with socially awkward nerds... More >>

  • A Little Space

    published July 10, 2014

    One of the best elements of every year's St. Louis Filmmakers' Showcase are the shorts programs. Unified only by theme, these cinematic grab-bags... More >>

  • Uneasy Love

    published July 3, 2014

    The racial history of George and Ira Gershwin's Porgy and Bess is as tangled and contradictory as America's own racial history. And maybe... More >>

  • Campus Love

    published July 3, 2014

    College campuses are indelibly linked with wine, women and song, and even though it's summertime, those concepts are celebrated tonight at... More >>

  • Same Fair, New Flair

    published July 3, 2014

    It just ain't Independence Day in St. Louis without Fair St. Louis, so even though the Arch grounds are off-limits because of construction,... More >>

  • Bruuuuuce!

    published July 3, 2014

    Steven Spielberg ruined a lot of summers when Jaws debuted. An entire generation of kids were too terrified to even get in a pool,... More >>

  • From First to Last

    published June 26, 2014

    In the 1980s video games were a huge deal. Before Hollywood figured out it could just adapt them straight to films, there were several attempts... More >>

  • Uneasy Sculpture

    published May 22, 2014

    There is a subtly disturbing quality to Lindsay Pichaske's sculpture Ghost of Snow. The piece is an almost-lifelike version of a... More >>

  • Fear or Faith?

    published June 12, 2014

    The final show in Opera Theatre of Saint Louis' 2014 season is Francis Poulenc's Dialogues of the Carmelites. The sisters of a... More >>

  • Dragon Races

    published June 26, 2014

    Dragon boats are a long and narrow watercraft of Chinese origin that have dragon heads and tails at the appropriate ends. Racing them is a... More >>

  • Prima Facie Evidence

    published June 19, 2014

    Sari Bashir is a Muslim American associate in a big law firm -- at least until the pressure of the job got to her. Her body is found on the ground... More >>

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