The 21st St. Louis International Film Festival officially kicked off last night. There was a line down the block at the Tivoli, news crews were on hand and it took us forever to navigate the traffic. Safe to say this is a big deal. For the uninitiated, SLIFF is a ten-day mega-celebration of films, h ... More >>
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Image viaDon DeLilloDon DeLillo hearkened back to his days as a student at Fordham University in New York City as he accepted St. Louis University's annual Literary Award late Thursday afternoon. It was at Fordham, said the 73-year-old novelist, that he learned an important lesson: "There's no es ... More >>
Image viaSequels are never as good as the original.Almost everyone has had a moment driving down a rural highway when a deer ambles into the roadway and freezes in the headlights. Most people slam on the brakes, honk the horn and thank God that they didn't kill the poor creature and put their car ... More >>
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