John Updike passed away today from lung cancer. Updike wrote more than 50 books in his career and won countless literary awards, including two Pulitzers for his novels "Rabbit Is Rich" and "Rabbit at Rest." Updike's latest novel revisited his popular 1984 book "Witches of Eastwick" that was turned i ... More >>
This holiday season Dennis discovers that one head-scratcher leads to another.
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Turn your body into a masterpiece at the Lyle Tuttle Old School Tattoo Expo. Or, you know, just watch.
Body of Song (Yep Roc)
Meet Brad Fink, a man of color whose body is the perfect canvas for his work
We check out some "important" songs, mourn ODB and read some, um, crap
Shane Carruth's Primer goes back to the future, and it's a weird, wild ride
The Stagger Inn...Again
Friday, August 13; the Hi-Pointe
Norway's Sissel mixes classical songs with pop trappings. And it works.
Bingenheimer and Hickenlooper discuss their rockin' doc, Mayor of the Sunset Strip
And plays locally
Mandy Moore's likable enough; wish we could say the same about her movie
The idiots what brung you Dumb and Dumber ain't funny no more
Radar Station mourns the chill of winter lineups
Wednesday, October 8; Blueberry Hill's Duck Room
Week of October 1, 2003
One last time
The Drake Bar
Warren Zevon's past is finally unearthed
With a handful of artists, "classic rock" is not a pejorative
Saturday, June 7; Rocket Bar
Wind bags a few charming laughs but mostly meanders
Spinal Tap tapped, the Folksmen turn it way down from 11
Zoë's Pan-Asian Café, 4753 McPherson, 314-361-0013
You know you're right -- you can't lose with rare Nirvana
If Radar Station ran the post-9/11 world, the playlist would change
Week of July 10, 2002
Time and again, novelist Alan Lightman challenges his readers
Eighteen-year-old Amy Walker was abandoned in a hospital parking lot, slumped over her steering wheel. It was the first time she had tried heroin — and the last.
TV managed to suck and blow in 2000, but still, we watched...and watched
Don we now our gay apparel
A new low-fat cookbook lands itself on the "enemies of gastronomy" list
Waxing romantic over husband-and-wife collaborators the Hirsch-Pinkas Piano Duo
RFT music critics offer a cut-and-paste compendium of the year in music. Everyone's wrong. Everyone's right.
Beware of mysterious new bands bearing gifts; apologies to Devon Allman and the members of the Jerry Mathers
Rock & roll is alive and well in St. Louis, living in sin with the Highway Matrons
Young songwriters pour out their psyches on local masterpiece Kids Alive!
Grandel Theatre Cabaret Series
Sound advice on the summer's hottest concerts