Daily RFT has long been tickled at how KTVI (Channel 2) web stories capture the fragmented nature of human experience, as in this story that ran yesterday: It took fire crews about two hours to knock out the flames at one of the sites this morning. The flames destroying tractors, mowers and a ... More >>
Photo: Ted Barron"I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive" is the title of a beloved Hank Williams Sr. song. It's also the title of Steve Earle's new novel, as well as his newest album, and if it's not the motto tacked to his New York City apartment door it damn well should be. We reached Ea ... More >>
8 p.m. Wednesday, June 9. The Schlafly Tap Room, 2100 Locust Street.
Before we begin, a pledge. This review will not use the following words which fall like random keystrokes from a chimpanzee blogger's laptop: rock (or its derivations), crunchy, drunk, Americana, twang, testosterone, Neil Young, alt.country (or its derivations), wasted, and/or dudes. In other words ... More >>
Are we bound for glory or not?
A year-end wrap-up of what we adored, what was ignored and what the new year will bring.
Coen brothers transcend themselves with No Country for Old Men.
Cannes 2007 was a success, but how many of its movies will you actually get to see?
Week of May 31, 2007
War on zombies, war on terror, what's the diff?
The literary world is abuzz over Daniel Woodrell, bard of the Ozarks.
Anderson's film is like its characters: flawed genius
It's a Wonderful Life (EMD/Capitol)
Billy Bob has a simple plan: to sing about life and lovin' his wife
Oh for the good old mythic cowboy life!
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale professor Kent Haruf tells a good story
The incredible expanding Calexico takes to the highway in support of its new album, The Hot Rail