Tipton, Missouri knows all about David Koechner. Granted, the 50-year-old comedian is hardly flying under the radar: He's reprising his career role as the cowboy-hat-wearing sportscaster Champ Kind in December's Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, and, yes, he also played Michael Scott's "friend" To ... More >>
Regardless of what anybody thinks about the actual program, there's no disputing that Glee has become an absolute juggernaut in the music industry. As of October 2011, songs from the show have been downloaded 36 million times. And during that same time period, 11 million physical albums that have be ... More >>
Biographical films of rappers run the gamut from being borderline-spectacular (Get Rich or Die Tryin') to disappointing (Notorious). But a film about the Wu Tang Clan's Ol' Dirty Bastard is thus far moving in a positive - and surreal - direction. Entertainment Weekly reported last week that casting ... More >>
Entertainment WeeklySo long, Skipper. Sherwood Schwartz created "Gilligan's Island".This week pop culture lost two sitcom pioneers. Sherwood Schwartz passed away on Tuesday. He was 94. Schwartz started writing for television in the early days, including The Red Skelton Hour from 1954-1962. ... More >>
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) Cassidy's C.A.S.H.*Cassidy, C.A.S.H. The once gold-certified rapper returns with a new studio album. Stream the C.A.S.H. in full here. *Crushed Stars, Con ... More >>
Jon Hamm, the native St. Louisan who portrays Don Draper on Mad Men (God, can anybody possibly forget?) will be moonlighting this December on an episode of The Simpsons. image via Hamm, sadly, will appear only in Simpson-ized form and also sans skinny lapels and Old Fashioned, but we still g ... More >>
Timothy Norris/LA WeeklyLady Gaga's wit shines through on her Twitter account -- at least judging by our list of top Lady Gaga tweets. When she's not limited to 140 characters, the former Stefani Germanotta is even more articulate. In interview after interview, she tosses off quotable quip af ... More >>
Stew SmithPhish at the Fabulous Fox, June 2009. View more photos herePhish 3D -- the concert film by the popular, legendary jam band -- will be screening in St. Louis at the Moolah Theatre (3821 Lindell) for six days only, beginning April 30. According to a press release: Filmed in October 2 ... More >>
Image sourceFriends, for four weeks now, we've been watching Rod Blagojevich together on Celebrity Apprentice. It hasn't always been great -- actually, since every episode is now two hours, most of it is actually pretty damned boring, especially the parts where the celebrities meet the recipi ... More >>
Today graphic designer Robert Newman showcases covers by Riverfront Times art director Tom Carlson at the website of the Society of Publication Designers.Read what Newman has to say here.Click here to see the gallery of Carlson's RFT covers pictured above, which Newman has assembled.Cli ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/philsdarkroomOf course St. Louisans already knew that Up in the Air, also known as The George Clooney Movie, was the film event of the year, but now the rest of the world appears to be getting wise -- especially people who have actually seen the movie instead of mere glimpses of ... More >>
withleather.uproxx.com Former Rams quarterback is the gift that keeps on giving. Last year there was Kurt attempting to draw his interpretation of God. This week it's Kurt dressed in a sequined uniform (picture above) in the pages of Entertainment Weekly. Warner donned the outfit for the Disney ... More >>
How about a little news of the offbeat today:Wallabies eat poppies, make crop circles. (Reuters)Lil Jon's wine wins an award. For real. (Baller Status)Has Burger King's new print ad finally gone too far? Does anyone still care? (EW.com)
Congress may allow employers to give workers incentives for eating -- and living in general -- healthily. (New York Times)Will there be a price war between the macrobreweries? (Chicago Business)Jamie Oliver and Ryan Seacrest are teaming up for a new culinary makeover show. (Entertainment Weekly)
Artist: Michael Bolton Album: (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay From: Vintage Vinyl Year: 1988 Label: CBS Records What it sounds like: Sacrilege: The classic Otis Redding song redone "When a Man Loves a Woman"-style.
St. Louis native Kyle Beachy was warmly welcomed home last night at Left Bank Books in the Central West End, his presence due to the release of his debut novel, The Slide.Beachy is profiled in this week's issue of the RFT by writer Ben Westhoff. Read "St. Louis Serenade: Seven Years in the Making, ... More >>
A year-end wrap-up of what we adored, what was ignored and what the new year will bring.
Lucinda Williams enjoys the fruits of her labor.
We slither up to one of the world's best snake-handlers.
Like Big Fish for little kids, Robots works hard to please everyone
Washington U. gags on a plan to screen a controversial Karen Carpenter biopic
A killer cat steals a wonderful movie
Jay-Z signs off with The Black Album
Forget critics' warnings: Listening to Radiohead is easy
Warren Zevon's past is finally unearthed
Our latest pop phenomenon, deconstructed for your convenience
If being Charlie Kaufman is no fun, watching Charlie Kaufman is a real drag
2002 proved that TV has no shame at any hour
But just think, no one hates TV more than Trent Lott
A decade after Vanilla Ice melted down, he's back with the man who made him.
Fear and self-loathing at the Minority Report junket
Grant Morrison's the best writer in comics -- and maybe the oddest
A conflicted Jeff Buckley followed the path of the father he never knew
The man who created Josie and the Pussycats can't understand why his girls don't belong to him
Basic Instinct author crawls up Bill Clinton's pants and hangs on tight
Written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
Comedienne Lea Delaria brings her renowned cabaret act home to St. Louis