In this column, RFT Music gets to know local creatives, musicians and their missions. Get a slice of the local scene, complete with a snippet of sound and info about upcoming releases and shows. Stick around to see what St. Louis artists have to say whenever they Fill in the Blank. Last year, Corey ... More >>
Always a fan of DC Comics, Gut Check often imagines with glee what the aftermath of a visit from Mr. Freeze would look like. Fortunately for us this week's eighth annual Delmar Loop Ice Carnival on Saturday, January 19, should paint a pretty reliable picture. Yep, from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. this fa ... More >>
While a senator vows to stall the food safety bill in the Senate, the Chinese government takes a much firmer stance against producers of tainted food. The Associated Press reports that Chinese authorities will instate the death penalty against the worst food safety violators. Minnesota Public Radi ... More >>
Image viaThis Justice League does not endorse dogfightingâ€‹You have just been convicted of taking part in a dogfighting conspiracy and sentenced to sixteen months in federal prison. You feel that the trial was a miscarriage of justice and that the judge's punishment was excessive. Do you: A: Have ... More >>
Does anybody else not give a shit about college basketball? And, despite that, does anybody else feel slightly left out of all the never-ending discussions of brackets? Fortunately, all across the wondrous world of the Interwebz, there's a plethora of tournament brackets to rank things other than c ... More >>
I headed down to Off Broadway on Friday night to join folks primed and ready for a true potpourri of local music: One-man spazz show Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship, retro-pop power trio Blind Eyes, the bartender-meets-Brit-prep of the Hibernauts and the shiny, neon synth-punk theatrics of the Makeshi ... More >>
What : A Hairspray and Polyester.) Where: Laumeier Sculpture Park. (details.) Who: John Waters, director of seventeen gloriously sleazy cult films, known as the "Pope of Trash" and the "Prince of Puke." Better Than: John Travolta
Justice League: The New Frontier is released on DVD
Matthew Vaughn hacks at Neil Gaiman’s fantasy wonderland.
You'll swear you've seen this Superman somewhere before
The Dark Knight's origin story can't overcome its Baleful side
Keanu Reeves is back in black (trench coat), and there's more hell to pay
Get her a pianist for Valentine's Day
Part Disney, part Barnum, the man who saved comics is all Stan Lee
A decade ago, Vertigo started a revolution by making comics for adults
Hanks and Newman are on the bloody, brilliant Road to Perdition
Grant Morrison's the best writer in comics -- and maybe the oddest
The name has changed, but the song remains the same
Spider-Man slings pop mythology for the masses
Out of financial and creative bankruptcy, Marvel Comics is mighty once more
DC Comics taps a locally based artist to helm a new series
15 years later, Frank Miller once more dons Batman's cape and cowl
On September 11, the world needed superheroes. It found them not in comic books, but in real life.
Can superheroes and alternative comic authors really get along?
Marvel Comics isn't going to give up Captain America without a fight
The man who created Josie and the Pussycats can't understand why his girls don't belong to him
The House on the Borderland conflates the genres of horror and comics
Bruce Willis is the unwilling superhero in M. Night Shyamalan's dazzling comic book
Creator of Wonder Boys and supermen, Michael Chabon is a literary hero
Sandman author Neil Gaiman finds magic in the damnedest place
Or: How do you bring a comic book to life without killing a superhero?
Alex Ross, painter of supermen and superwomen, makes it easy to believe in heroes
DC Comics places its superheroes in the RealWorlds