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2003 Stories by Rose Martelli

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  • Wandering Jew

    published September 17, 2003

    THUR 9/18 Adam Brodsky is a glutton for punishment. While almost every American has dreamed of earning a spot in the Guinness Book... More >>

  • Wholly Rollers

    published September 17, 2003

    Everything that is good and not-so-good about the Drunken Fish can be summed up by its name. A bit funny, a bit titillating, it catches... More >>

  • General Cho: Not Chicken

    published September 10, 2003

    If you had told comedy aficionados about 25 years ago that the second coming of their beloved Richard Pryor would arrive in the voluptuous body of... More >>

  • 9/11 Memorial in a Pub

    published September 10, 2003

    A bar may seem like an inappropriate site for a September 11 commemoration -- but then again, the play The Guys is no ordinary memorial.... More >>

  • Of Mice & Lions

    published September 3, 2003

    Looking forward to a career as a professional horse bettor? Or, even better than a bettor, do you dream of someday being the owner of a filly?... More >>

  • Waiting to Inhale

    published September 3, 2003

    THUR 9/4 Lou Reed once said, "You can't beat guitar-bass-drum." Lou may have said it, but Matt Pike lives it. His guitar-bass-drum... More >>

  • The Beast With Two Buns

    published September 3, 2003

    The hamburger is the T-shirt and jeans of meals. It fits everybody, it's unisex, it works for all seasons, no matter what the weather. It's... More >>

  • Die, Cubs, Die

    published August 27, 2003

    Baseball is a game of second chances, so let's just forget all the late-inning blown leads and the appalling dearth of timely hitting the... More >>

  • Now and Zen

    published August 27, 2003

    The Zen koan is a riddle or instructional parable that has no answer, the most famous example being "what is the sound of one hand... More >>

  • Drinking and Golf?

    published August 20, 2003

    THUR 8/21 After the stock-market crash of 1929 (but before the advent of giant concrete gnomes), miniature golf courses began... More >>

  • High Society

    published August 20, 2003

    Part of the reason I bailed on New York City and moved to St. Louis a year ago was to get away from places like Tangerine. Life provides... More >>

  • Keepin' It Wheel

    published August 13, 2003

    Maybe it's because, at the age of 39, the Moonlight Ramble is creeping up on a midlife crisis. Whatever the reason, this year's Ramble -- an... More >>

  • Dunk & Go Nuts

    published August 13, 2003

    SUN 8/17 A band called the Murder City Players may not sound like the right entertainment for a "family" event, but don't let that... More >>

  • Classic Rock Clowns

    published August 6, 2003

    No, it's not Elvis' garage sale. "Cars and Guitars" instead refers to the Casino Queen's first annual two-day party (3 p.m.-midnight August 6-7,... More >>

  • Bar None

    published August 6, 2003

    The only thing more dubious than a new restaurant is an old restaurant. Once a place gets past its infancy (no easy feat, as any industry insider... More >>

  • A Comedy With Balls

    published July 30, 2003

    Some theater has a reputation for being high-falutin', snobby, art-for-art's-sake, commerce-can-go-fuck-itself drama. None of that is the case... More >>

  • Ballhoggin' & Doggin'

    published July 23, 2003

    FRI 7/25 Basketball observers who bleed red, white and blue have been publicly lamenting the overseas infusion of talent into the pro... More >>

  • Cradle of Filth

    published July 23, 2003

    SAT 7/26 Sometimes, life is not fair. Specifically, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, within the confines Jefferson Barracks Park in... More >>

  • Southbound

    published July 23, 2003

    Iron Barley looks and feels like an Allman Brothers song. There's a screened front door that emits that wonderful, summery slap!... More >>

  • Bet Ya Didn't Know

    published July 16, 2003

    Editor's note: A correction ran concerning this story; see end of article. SAT 7/19 If Crawford's department store,... More >>

  • Intl. Fun Bomb

    published July 9, 2003

    The International Funfest, happening this weekend at the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park, should have you at hello: Have you ever heard a... More >>

  • Out of the Loop

    published July 9, 2003

    If you don't know anything about Ethiopian food, here's something to know: It's like pizza. Which is to say, it's a communal eating experience. In... More >>

  • Sounds, Suds & Sweat

    published July 2, 2003

    When presented with the knowledge that on Friday, July 4, and Saturday, July 5, nearly 20 bands of national and regional fame will perform down at... More >>

  • My, What Big Teeth You Have

    published July 2, 2003

    SUN 7/6 In 1977, you'd find as many sticks in a pack of gum as the number of Mexican gray wolves that roamed North America. Five... More >>

  • It Might Be a City

    published June 25, 2003

    FRI 6/27 Is this the year St. Louis finally turns the corner? Is 2003 the year we will remember as the point when the city... More >>

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