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2003 Stories by Rose Martelli

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  • Final Fling

    published December 31, 2003

    Must we always wake up on January 1 with the most killer hangover? Barbaric! What sort of way is that to kick off our list of New Year's... More >>

  • Three for Tea

    published December 31, 2003

    My newest New Year's resolution is to figure out a way for all of my girlfriends and me to achieve independent wealth very quickly. And then, once... More >>

  • Hill-Swallowing

    published December 24, 2003

    The inspiration for the new half-cookbook, half-neighborhood memoir The Hill: Its History -- Its Recipes struck St. Louis book publisher... More >>

  • A Curious Grace

    published December 17, 2003

    It's the holiday season, and you know what that means -- the NFL playoffs are right around the corner, which, in turn, means more Miller Light... More >>

  • Crossroads

    published December 17, 2003

    When I was growing up in New Jersey, "fancy" meant Saturday-night dinner at the Wedgewood Cafeteria. This was an old, high-ceilinged restaurant a... More >>

  • Shootout Freak-Out

    published December 10, 2003

    THUR 12/11 Today's high school basketball stars become tomorrow's NBA legends -- these days, sometimes literally overnight. And when... More >>

  • The Toys of Our Lives

    published December 10, 2003

    SUN 12/14 The ultra-rare Japanese mini-Boba-Fett-toy prototype is priceless. It sits atop a table at the Toy Man Toy Show, gleaming... More >>

  • Go Get Santa a Bucket, Kid

    published December 3, 2003

    SAT 12/6 Are you one of those folks who cringe at America's month-long conversion into a twinkling, tinsel-wrapped Hallmark-world? Is... More >>

  • How Green Was My Refrigerator

    published December 3, 2003

    Nine of us had the time of our lives the other Saturday night at Felix's. We were camped out in the back of the dining room -- where... More >>

  • Sweet Science o' Mine

    published November 26, 2003

    WED 11/26 We think boxing is beautiful, baby, and on Thanksgiving eve at Savvis Center (1401 Clark Avenue), you can see nineteen... More >>

  • Dora and Her Steam Shovel Are Missing!

    published November 19, 2003

    Immersing kids in the world of live theater has both immediate and long-lasting benefits. In the long term, this immersion will instill in them a... More >>

  • Just Passing Through

    published November 19, 2003

    "What brings you to St. Louis?" a gracious hostess asked as she ushered us toward a formally appointed table for two at Capri. My friend... More >>

  • What a Difference a Gay Makes

    published November 12, 2003

    Once you get to know writer/singer/performer Jade Esteban Estrada -- the man behind the one-man show Icons: The Lesbian and Gay History of the... More >>

  • The Bright Side of Life

    published November 5, 2003

    FRI 11/7 And now for something halfway different. Not three years after Monty Python alum Eric Idle circuited the country with his... More >>

  • Red Sox Fans, Take Heart

    published November 5, 2003

    When she answers her phone in Los Angeles, Andrea Marcovicci isn't in a great frame of mind. The Boston Red Sox have just been eliminated from... More >>

  • Rock the Boat

    published November 5, 2003

    The Loop owes its boho reincarnation of a couple decades ago to the burgers, beers and darts of Joe Edwards' Blueberry Hill, and Edwards will soon... More >>

  • He Who Must Not Be Named

    published October 29, 2003

    Why bother going all the way to Universal Studios in Florida, or renting one of the Harry Potter movies, or even reading a Harry Potter book at... More >>

  • Michigan Rag

    published October 22, 2003

    There are almost six million experimental film festivals currently in operation or in the planning stages in America alone. Not really, but it... More >>

  • Shackle Up

    published October 22, 2003

    On Sunday, a new restaurant group makes its formal debut here in St. Louis. By "restaurant group" I do not mean a conglomerate like Riese... More >>

  • Irony Attracts

    published October 15, 2003

    SAT 10/18 Randy Newman earned his reputation with darkly ironic songs like "Rednecks" and "Sail Away" long before becoming the beloved... More >>

  • Golden Shower of Advice

    published October 8, 2003

    Dan Savage loves us -- Midwesterners, that is, and not just because his Chicago upbringing makes him one of us by birth. The renowned love... More >>

  • K by Me

    published October 8, 2003

    What made me start to fall in love with Kitchen K was not the look of it (though, housed in the high-ceilinged, ground-floor space of the... More >>

  • Maher Where That Came From

    published October 1, 2003

    Bill Maher bears no grudge against us. Even though, two years ago, St. Louis' ABC affiliate was one of the first TV stations in the country to... More >>

  • Party Like Grandpa

    published September 24, 2003

    Tired of taking dates for wings and Bud Light at T.G.I. Friday's before catching the new David Spade flick? Burned-out on cover bands at B.J.... More >>

  • Good Enough; Smart Enough; Liberals Like Him

    published September 17, 2003

    WED 9/17 Robert Frost's maxim rings all too true these days: "A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel."... More >>

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