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2003 Stories by Rose Martelli

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  • Strip Tease

    published June 25, 2003

    Anxiety-plagued journalist Hunter S. Thompson coined the over quoted phrase, "Faster, faster! Until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of... More >>

  • Now You See It ...

    published June 25, 2003

    I thought I had my review of Voilà French Café nailed not three and a half minutes after I walked through the door. Instantly... More >>

  • I Summon the Iron Bartenders!

    published June 18, 2003

    St. Louis bartenders, slinging suds in the hometown of the world's biggest beer brewery, probably don't get much chance to flex their mixology... More >>

  • Plastic Woman

    published June 18, 2003

    FRI 6/20 Come summertime, the St. Louis area is amok with open-air concerts, outdoor film screenings and street fairs -- so it makes a... More >>

  • Get on the Good Foot

    published June 11, 2003

    SAT 6/14 Break-dancing is easily one of the coolest and craziest forms of dancing, for it has the most outlandish moves: headspins,... More >>

  • Un-trucking-believable

    published June 11, 2003

    If we may generalize, the kind of people who go to see monster trucks are not the kind of people who also turn out at museums. So it should make... More >>

  • Dream a Little Dream

    published June 11, 2003

    If I'd had my druthers when I was looking to move to St. Louis, about a year ago, I would have taken up residence on North or South Rosebury,... More >>

  • Take Small Bites; Chew Thoroughly

    published June 4, 2003

    Neighborhood "tastes" -- wherein some part of town rounds up its restaurateurs to show off their culinary wizardry by way of sample-size morsels... More >>

  • Sand Ho!

    published June 4, 2003

    Show of hands -- any Coasters 'round these parts who still find it hard to fathom summer without a family trip to the beach, replete with ocean... More >>

  • Emperor's New Prose

    published May 28, 2003

    THUR 5/29 Think of Stephen L. Carter as a cross-pollination of Tom Wolfe and John Grisham, with an African-American twist. With his... More >>

  • Happy Meals

    published May 28, 2003

    MON 6/2 Eating out with tykes in tow needn't require a cartoon-laden cardboard box and a pool of plastic balls. It's wholly possible... More >>

  • Let's Hear It for Lunch

    published May 28, 2003

    Why don't we -- Americans, I'm talking about -- know how to do lunch? Part of the answer lies in the question: We have long regarded the midday... More >>

  • Jacked

    published May 21, 2003

    I didn't laugh or cry last Saturday morning when I realized my car had been stolen from outside my apartment. I stood, and I looked to the left,... More >>

  • Brassed Off

    published May 21, 2003

    When was the last time you laid your ears on the swell sounds of the euphonium? Or the mellifluous melodies of the flügelhorn? Those are just... More >>

  • Smooth Landing

    published May 21, 2003

    SAT 5/24 If St. Louis ever aims to reclaim its fame as one of the country's premier jazz cities, Jazz It Up At the Landing makes a... More >>

  • We're Young and Board

    published May 21, 2003

    With skateboarding thoroughly entrenched in the mainstream these days, chances are you've either purchased your first skateboard recently or made... More >>

  • A Little Night Music

    published May 14, 2003

    Funny how people who couldn't find Powell Symphony Hall with a map and compass will turn out in droves come summer for free outdoor music. But who... More >>

  • Is That a Light Saber in Your Pocket?

    published May 14, 2003

    A short time from now, in a theater not too far away (8 and 10:30 p.m. May 16, 17, 23 and 24; Artloft Theatre, 1529 Washington Avenue; $10;... More >>

  • Tapas Without Passion

    published May 14, 2003

    Could there be a more inappropriate location in the St. Louis area for a tapas restaurant than downtown Clayton? Tapas is a boisterous, decadent... More >>

  • We Built This City

    published May 7, 2003

    For the George Costanzas of St. Louis -- folks who, deep down, always wanted to call themselves architects -- May should prove a wish-fulfilling... More >>

  • Steal This Magnet

    published May 7, 2003

    As a kid, most of the art projects you brought home probably wound up on the refrigerator. As an adult, here's another art project you can bring... More >>

  • Circus Freaks

    published April 30, 2003

    How much fun can a circus truly be when, deep down, we adults know that those steep ticket prices are used to line the silken pockets of corporate... More >>

  • Story Time

    published April 30, 2003

    Anyone who thinks storytelling is just a way to make little kids fall asleep at night needs to clock some face time at this year's St. Louis... More >>

  • A Fine How-Do-You-Do

    published April 30, 2003

    Ten deceptively simple-sounding steps to launching a successful St. Louis restaurant:1. Move to St. Louis. Husband and wife Michael G.... More >>

  • Folk Humor

    published April 23, 2003

    Sometimes it seems like there's really not much difference between the crowd at, say, a Julio Iglesias arena-sellout concert and the intimate... More >>

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