Guardians of the Galaxy, the latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, begins its wide release Friday, August 1, and expectations are high. Why wouldn't they be? Critics and fans who attended previews for the film have been calling it Marvel's best work and one of the greatest superhero m ... More >>
This week, I visit Nico (6525 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-727-0200), the new Mediterranean-influenced restaurant from the folks who brought us the critical and popular hit Franco (1535 South Eighth Street; 314-436-2500). Page through for a sneak preview of my review.
Champagne and pommes frites at Brasserie: a meal we'll surely be nostalgic about in 2020.Most Woody Allen fans, it's safe to say, are incurable nostalgists. Even in the '70s, an Allen film was an escape to another time -- his characters were modern New Yorkers with their "analysts" and adultery, ... More >>
It has often been said that for a group that makes up such a relatively small percentage of the population, Jews have had a disproportionately huge impact. The world would be a different place without Jonas Salk and his polio vaccine, without Albert Einstein and Sigmund Freud. The legacy of ... More >>
Outdoor smoking bans? Groucho would not approve, or would he?Civil liberties attorney Bevis Schock yesterday followed through with his plan first reported last month by Daily RFT. Schock has filed a federal lawsuit against Clayton, challenging the St. Louis suburb's smoking ban in public parks. T ... More >>
Image Via HuffPoSure the president's historic speech last night at West Point was the very definition of eloquence and offered a reasonable rationalization for sending 30,000 troops to war just a few days removed from accepting the Nobel Peace Prize, but the real lesson on war and diplomacy was a ... More >>
Only one man in a thousand is a leader of men, the other 999 follow women. -- Groucho Marx
Shelley Winters was a bitch -- who knew? Dennis Brown kicks it old-school with Broadway veteran Lewis J. Stadlen.
This St. Louis crooner plays old tunes for old folks.
Will Ferrell's new film rides the line between on-screen storytelling and outtake antics.
Metamorphoses is a wet dreamscape, and Kimberly Akimbo has a skewed charm
With wit and banter as sharp as his izmal, Rabbi Mike Rovinsky is a circumcising machine
The volunteer jurists running a truancy court for St. Louis get an up-close view of wayward kids, don't-care parents and war-zone schools. It's worse than they thought.
Groucho Marx returns from the grave in Frank Ferrante's one-man show
Bruce Campbell knows why bad movies happen to great actors
Left Bank Books
Published the week of August 16-22, 2000
Paul Wesolowski knows the secret word: Groucho