Chances are good that, at some point, Harold Ramis cracked you up. His acting, directing and writing credits form arguably the greatest comedy canon of all time -- it includes Animal House, Ghostbusters, Caddyshack, Stripes and Groundhog Day. Ramis died yesterday of complications from an autoimm ... More >>
Last week, RFT Music editor Kiernan Malestky pointed out many great film and music cohabitations at this year's St. Louis Internationally Film Festival. But not every insertion of music into movies is as seamless as A Late Quartet. Here are the six worst uses of songs in movies. Let us know your pic ... More >>
7 p.m. Thursday, June 7. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Update: And our winner is Tekoa Bolden, whose Wu-name is Budget Nudist. Thanks for playing to all but one of you. Childish Gambino (a.k.a. Donald Glover) is coming to the Pageant this Thursday, June 7, and we'd like to give you a pair of tickets. It is well-known that Glover came by his hip-hop m ... More >>
Lisa Lamenelli will likely insult entire races, generations, genders and religions on February 20.Equal-opportunity offender Lisa Lampanelli may be best known for destroying the dais on the Roasts of Chevy Chase, Denis Leary, Pamela Anderson, Flava Flav, Jeff Foxworthy, William Shatner and more. Or ... More >>
I recently had a chance to catch up with former Riverfront Times ad man, Jason Garrison. (No relation to yours truly.)Garrison worked at RFT from mid-2005 to January 2007 before leaving to try his luck as a grappler with Ohio Valley Wrestling. Two months ago, the 26-year-old Garrison made a giant le ... More >>
They're served up with film
[Update published April 15, 3:00 p.m.: I've uploaded an mp3 file of Curtis Lyle reading from Answer Back; the link is below (search for "Lyle")] The tribute to Donald Finkel -- yes, that's my dad -- Monday night at Duff's Restaurant in the Central West End drew nearly three dozen poets, each of w ... More >>
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Why is everyone out to get Randy Wichman?
Won't someone give Robert Guillaume the respect he deserves?
WWE's Rey Mysterio has game to spare, Harold Ramis helps clear up a misconception, and Bill Haas shows his sensitive side; plus, Unreal lends support to a fellow muckraker injured in the line of duty
The Route 3 detour means wannabe Griswolds needn't set foot in East St. Louis
Another SNL vet may be the next Bill Murray. Seriously.
Saturday Night Live's prime player is rapidly outgrowing television's small screen
For years, Fletch was out of print. Now, his father explains why.
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