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2014 Stories by Paul Friswold

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  • One if by Swiss, Two if by Austria

    published March 20, 2014

    There once were two Austrian lovers of poetry and literature -- particularly of the Beat variety -- who spent a great deal of time in Northern... More >>

  • Fancy A Spot of Tea?

    published January 9, 2014

    The Craft Alliance is 50 years old in 2014, and it hosts a lavish tea party to mark the occasion. fif-TEA: Fourteenth Biennial Teapot... More >>

  • Colorize Winter

    published February 13, 2014

    Winter is easily the best season, but there is a certain lack of color this time of the year. Gray skies, white snow, salt-encrusted cars -- it's... More >>

  • Sweet Sailors

    published March 20, 2014

    Forget everything you've ever heard about the cruelty of the British navy; they're nothing but a pack of polite lovers, every last one of 'em.... More >>

  • Party on the Fringe

    published March 20, 2014

    The St. Lou Fringe Festival won't open until June 18, but that's not so far away now. It's even closer than you think, as the St. Lou Fringe... More >>

  • Found at Sea

    published March 13, 2014

    Laura Dekker gained a modicum of fame at age sixteen when she announced her intent to circumnavigate the world by boat, alone. For a girl who was... More >>

  • Close, But No Oscar

    published March 13, 2014

    The Academy Awards are finally settled, but just because the statues have been handed out doesn't mean the debate is over. In fact, nothing is... More >>

  • Observable Reading

    published February 27, 2014

    For those of you who fondly recall the literary magazine Delmar, rest easy with the knowledge that Delmar's publisher, editor and... More >>

  • The Birth of A Legend

    published March 6, 2014

    Everybody seems to know who Peter Pan is, but nobody knows where he came from. Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson (the latter hailing from the St.... More >>

  • Stuff and Nonsense

    published January 16, 2014

    Art has the power to shock us into seeing things differently, and it can manage that trick in a number of ways. Some artists use graphic imagery,... More >>

  • Crowning of the Queens

    published March 6, 2014

    Tonight, all the practices pay off. All the personal sacrifices that have been made, all the innumerable bumps and bruises, the sprains, the... More >>

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    A Rent To Own: New Line breathes new life into the musical that defined the '90s

    published March 13, 2014

    It's important to disclose upfront that I'm not a fan of Rent, the Broadway phenomenon. It's bloated, it's too precious with its... More >>

  • Obey Your Consumer Urges

    published February 27, 2014

    John Carpenter's They Live has a couple plot holes, some dodgy acting and some weedy special effects, and it's still a terrifically... More >>

  • The Storm Before the Calm

    published February 27, 2014

    There are two days between Soulard's Mardi Gras revelry and the actual Fat Tuesday that gives the party season its name. That's by design -- if... More >>

  • Come Join the Collective

    published January 16, 2014

    Making art can be a lonely business. Much of your time is spent thinking and questioning, and at the end of the day, you have only yourself to... More >>

  • Lost Stars

    published February 13, 2014

    Theatrical juggernaut Jersey Boys returns for another run at the Fox Theatre (527 North Grand Boulevard; 314-534-1111 or More >>

  • The Girl Next Door

    published February 27, 2014

    Matt and Luisa are neighbors who secretly love each other. Their love is a secret because their fathers are feuding, at least in front of their... More >>

  • Queer History

    published January 23, 2014

    History tells us where we came from, but for minority groups it's also a reminder of how far they've come -- and how far they have yet to go. St.... More >>

  • Devilishly Daring

    published February 27, 2014

    If you watched any of the recent Olympics, you saw some of the world's greatest athletes participating at the highest level of sport. Los Angeles'... More >>

  • Soulard or Bust

    published February 27, 2014

    Every year it's a crap shoot. Do you dress for the tundra or the beach -- or somewhere in between --on Mardi Gras Saturday? The answer is the same... More >>

  • Wake Up

    published February 27, 2014

    RAW is an international arts organization dedicated to providing a platform for emerging creative artists in all fields, from performing arts to... More >>

  • In the Words of Warriors

    published February 20, 2014

    America has more new veterans of foreign wars every day, but those soldiers' experiences tend to remain unspoken. Many vets don't want to burden... More >>

  • A History in Quilts

    published February 6, 2014

    The women of Gee's Bend, Alabama, are now revered as folk artists of great magnitude because of their unique quilts. But for many years their art... More >>

  • Hot Dog, A Parade

    published February 20, 2014

    Mardi Gras brings out some real party animals, especially at the Beggin' Pet Parade and Wiener Dog Derby. Well-behaved creatures of all... More >>

  • Battleground State

    published February 13, 2014

    The history of the Civil War in Missouri is not just about states' rights, slavery and secession versus unity, but also one of xenophobia,... More >>

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