Whenever Kiernan Maletsky (remember that guy?) first announced to our small freelance music writing staff that Daniel Hill would be taking over the reigns at RFT Music, it was sort of emotional. Kiernan put in some really heartfelt words. It was nice. Daniel's response? He assured us all that the se ... More >>
Japandroids' Celebration Rock is my favorite record of 2012 because I'm tired of albums that want to change my life. This is the simplest conclusion I can come to in my search for a deeper reasoning of what Celebration Rock means to me - or, more accurately, what liking Celebration Rock says about m ... More >>
The sheer longevity of The Simpsons would be impressive if it wasn't so frightening. Consider: A person born on the day of the first non-Tracey Ullman Show episode is now 22 years old. And if characters from the show actually aged, Bart Simpson would be three years away from being able to assume the ... More >>
Tone Loc has been arrested for felony domestic assault, apparently, and that news means that a pall will now be cast over your next ironic playthrough of "Wild Thing" or "Funky Cold Medina," let alone his mid-90s performance at EPCOT as "Fud Wrapper." Novelty rappers have a surprisingly long ... More >>
If Rev. Lovejoy is Catholic, where's his collar?As you may have heard by now, this past weekend the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano published an article arguing that cartoon characters Homer and Bart Simpson are Catholic. The article quotes a Jesuit priest who cites as proof a 2005 episode ... More >>
And you thought prom was painful enough when you were drunk? Just try it sober.Teenagers in Jefferson City who show up buzzed to prom on Saturday won't make it inside the big dance.The school plans to have cops at the door and submit all attendees to a breathalyzer. Those found to have been drink ... More >>
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Participate in the noble tradition of Rock, Paper, Scissors -- and remember, there's beer on the line
From maximum security in Potosi to a bungalow in Maplewood: The odyssey of Rabbit, a.k.a. Robert Driscoll
We try to track down Jerry Berger, investigate what Carnahan is doing on the Flipside and learn about a Cosmological Flight Machine; plus, Bill Haas dishes the dirt and Unreal gets schooled at a "Rock, Paper, Scissors" tourney
Emo pin-up Chris Carraba feels like crap so you don't have to
Mel Gibson has a close encounter with God -- or just a mean E.T.
Enrique Chagoya juxtaposes images of pop culture with tokens from extinct cultures, to thought-provoking effect
When C.D. Payne stopped writing ad copy, he created a revolutionary teenage hero
RFT music critics offer a cut-and-paste compendium of the year in music. Everyone's wrong. Everyone's right.
Directed by Brad Bird