Story: John, a professor, is riding high these days. He’s been nominated for tenure at the university where he teaches. Confident that he’ll gain that security, he and his wife have found a new home and are in the process of closing on it.
Story: Maude has returned home after an exhausting day. She’s a psychiatrist by trade, a single woman who has recently broken up with her boyfriend and now living alone again. Shortly after she arrives home, she’s interrupted by a friendly young man named Peter. He tells her that he’s noticed that her car is having some trouble, but that he can fix it for her, since he’s a bit of a mechanic.
Way back in the days when I was a lad, Labor Day marked the beginning of the school year. Now, of course, school districts and universities get their fall semesters underway a couple of weeks earlier.
Story: American artist Mark Rothko, whose body of work included surrealism, abstract expressionism and bold, innovative experiments in color, took a disciplined approach to his work. Ensconced since the early 1950s in a former YMCA gymnasium in the Bowery section of New York City, Rothko enlisted the aid of various assistants to help him in the construction of his massive paintings.
The Monday blues are more bearable if you take a few minutes to relive the too-short weekend, so why not create some great memories to tide you over until next Friday night? With so many options besides just ‘dinner and a movie,’ the St. Louis entertainment scene can fill your summer calendar with the Victorian magic of The Secret Garden, the exuberance of Disney’s Little Mermaid or the timeless romance of Romeo and Juliet. And since no special night out is complete without a fabulous culinary experience, we asked three St. Louisans ‘in the know’ for their idea of creating the perfect summer night.
Play: “Branch Rickey”