Twenty-four years ago to today, Tom Waits scored a big victory for musicians. In the late '80s, snackfood company Frito-Lay had approached the theatrical, gravel-voiced singer-songwriter about using one of this tunes in a Doritos commercial. Waits said, "Hell, no," so Frito-Lay went ahead with the ... More >>
It's the Oscarszzzzzzzz! Ellen DeGeneres returned to host red-carpet season's most boring awards show last night with a little more bite than her goodie-goodie turn in 2007. The daytime talk show vet kicked off the ungodly-long telecast by making fun of actress Jennifer Lawrence's fall (this year's, ... More >>
It's breezy and affable without ever going completely soft.
Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending April 15, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books, Pudd'nhead Books, Subterranean Books and Sue's News. Maybe it's the beginning of baseball season, or the ... More >>