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2004 Stories by Rose Martelli

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  • Don't Mess with Tejas

    published April 21, 2004

    A couple of weekends ago, after a wonderful, belly-busting nouveau-Tex-Mex meal at Tejas, I went home and turned on the TV. There was this... More >>

  • The Projectionist

    published April 14, 2004

    After weeks of discussion, reconsideration, and general hand-wringing, the now-notorious St. Louis Projection by Krzysztof Wodiczko (in... More >>

  • From the Field of Dreams

    published April 7, 2004

    Farmers, with their up-at-dawn, sweat-until-sundown work ethic, are a difficult group to get to know. They have all that fun machinery (like... More >>

  • Just Getting Started

    published April 7, 2004

    On paper First Watch and Sweet Dough Hot Beans Café are nearly identical. Both are expansions on their individual... More >>

  • Nothing Lonely

    published March 31, 2004

    We speak from personal experience when we tell you: Anybody can run a marathon. Honestly. You, for example -- you, who are probably sitting in a... More >>

  • Let's Go to the Hop

    published March 24, 2004

    FRI 3/26 We're at a weird moment in pop history when the underground is as much fun as the pop... More >>

  • It Was an Accident

    published March 24, 2004

    SAT 3/27 Scene: New York City. You are a dime-a-dozen, non-working actor. You are therefore, obviously, quite left-leaning in your... More >>

  • It Must Be Love

    published March 24, 2004

    Dear Moxy, You don't know me, but I've been hoping to meet a restaurant like you my whole St. Louis life. I've had my eye on you... More >>

  • A Blueprint for Success

    published March 10, 2004

    For a city that's home to one of the most recognizable pieces of architecture in the world (no, not the Amoco sign), St. Louis often doesn't know... More >>

  • Air Assault

    published March 10, 2004

    SAT 3/13 Hang time. Catchin' air. Launchin'. There's probably no other aspect of boyhood fun that is as liberating as riding a bike... More >>

  • Please Pass the Macaroni

    published March 10, 2004

    A few years ago, a nonprofit group called the American Italian Defense Association sued Time Warner Entertainment, parent company of HBO, in... More >>

  • The Toast of Kirkwood

    published March 10, 2004

    Call it a west-county take on the Loop's 609-and-U concept -- the simultaneous debuts of a new restaurant and its sidekick lounge. Or call it the... More >>

  • Bouton's Balls

    published March 3, 2004

    THUR 3/4 After several years in the broadcast booth, former Yankees pitcher Jim Bouton returns to the printed word with Foul Ball:... More >>

  • Head North

    published March 3, 2004

    Remember that time your girlfriend found out about your secret fetish for doing unmentionable things to Barbie doll heads, and she ran off and got... More >>

  • And the Winner Is

    published February 25, 2004

    SUN 2/29 Seventy-five years ago, the Motion Picture Academy didn't think a movie star holding a statue of an angular bald man while... More >>

  • Let's Get Rowdy!

    published February 25, 2004

    SAT 2/28 If your favorite movies are Bring It On and Donnie Darko (specifically, the scene in which dance troupe... More >>

  • The Wonder From Down Under

    published February 25, 2004

    Lights! Action! But no camera, just the exuberant dancers of the Sydney Dance Company. Hailing from Australia (and last seen in St. Louis in 2000,... More >>

  • Mission: Inebriated

    published February 18, 2004

    "Havah nagila, is it Mardi Gras again already?" you think drearily, noticing all the purple, green and gold ribbons festooning Soulard's... More >>

  • S.L.A.V.E.? Spike?

    published February 11, 2004

    If we gave you twenty tries, you probably still wouldn't guess that a local gay group going by the acronym S.L.A.V.E. is intended for sporting... More >>

  • Injustice for All

    published February 4, 2004

    Every single play by Arthur Miller can be represented by the image of a blindfolded Lady Justice being mounted from behind by a violently aroused... More >>

  • African-American Idol

    published January 28, 2004

    FRI 1/30 Black History Month meets American Idol at the St. Louis County Library! As part of the kickoff of the library's annual... More >>

  • My Kid Went to the Caribbean

    published January 21, 2004

    SAT 1/24 Roundtrip tickets to Jamaica: $1,100. Five-night stay at Sandals Resort: $1,350. Daiquiris the size of your head: $7.50... More >>

  • Bleed Cardinal Red

    published January 14, 2004

    If you want to go to sleep, count sheep. If you want to boil your synapses to the breaking point with excitement, anticipation and delight -- and,... More >>

  • My Son, Keep It Gay

    published January 14, 2004

    The Sum of Us is a comedic drama that imagines a liberal's worst nightmare: a father who's actually too accepting of his gay son's... More >>

  • Up From the Gutter

    published January 7, 2004

    What do you call a bowling alley with no bowling? Those present at the December 12 grand opening of Pin-Up Bowl -- the latest addition to the... More >>

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