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2003 Stories by Thomas R. Raber

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  • Big Top Hip-Hop

    published August 13, 2003

    For all its polish and techno splash, the UniverSoul Circus takes place on the mundane plane of the Northland Shopping Center parking lot (Lucas &... More >>

  • Deutschin' in the Street

    published July 30, 2003

    Generations ago, this land was tended by that most stoic of creatures, the German farmer. These were people not too long removed from the Old... 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 >>

  • Red All Over

    published July 2, 2003

    Some catsup bottles get whacked on the bottom 54 times -- but not as a birthday ritual. They're endlessly drained and refilled in restaurants, or... 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 >>

  • Look but Don't Huff

    published June 25, 2003

    FRI 6/27 Don't let the name mislead you: The "Spider Sniff" at the Busch Memorial Conservation Area (2360 Highway D in Weldon... More >>

  • Is This a Stagger I See Before Me?

    published June 18, 2003

    There should be a plaque. That's all -- just a plaque -- in honor of the spot where a homicide unleashed a myth that unleashed a song that... More >>

  • Ring Around Grand Center

    published June 11, 2003

    Circuses named for elephants don't forget their stunts, and they keep a trunk full of surprises stored to throw into the ring. This year's Circus... More >>

  • Roots for the Home Team

    published June 4, 2003

    Now, there's some sad things known to man, but ain't too much sadder than the handling of horseradish. Sad songs. Sad books. Sad movies. And... 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 >>

  • Continent of Class

    published May 21, 2003

    Call something "African," and you've covered the possibilities of more than 30 countries surrounded by two oceans and two seas. You're promised... More >>

  • Two for the Show

    published May 14, 2003

    The art of winter -- with slate skies and sculpturally bald trees -- gives way to the splash of spring and the season for outdoor art shows. Two... More >>

  • Putting the Art Back in Party

    published April 30, 2003

    It was Asian philosopher/martial-arts-movie superstar Bruce Lee who said, "The highest art is no art." With all due respect to the dead action... More >>

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