Happy (almost) Halloween! If you're anything like us, you still haven't bought a costume for the spooky, boozy weekend ahead. And whether you're passing treats out to trick-or-treaters or painting the town red with friends, you'll need a costume -- even if it's something you throw together last-min ... More >>
Chances are good that, at some point, Harold Ramis cracked you up. His acting, directing and writing credits form arguably the greatest comedy canon of all time -- it includes Animal House, Ghostbusters, Caddyshack, Stripes and Groundhog Day. Ramis died yesterday of complications from an autoimm ... More >>
The Sigma Alpha Mu chapter at Washington University has met a fate far, far worse than double-secret probation: It's been banished from the university altogether. It should be noted that this is not the first time this has happened. The fraternity's national board announced last week that it had vo ... More >>
Jon ScorfinaScott Phillips is the national best-selling author of the novels The Ice Harvest and The Walkaway; his newest book is the Western-tinged, black comedy Cottonwood. He's also a vinyl collector who has recurring dreams of shifting through bin after bin of lost music in an imaginary r ... More >>
During a talk last month at Wash U, distinguished alumnus Harold Ramis described a rabbi who recommended carrying a slip of paper in each pocket. One should read, "Today the world was created just for you," while the other should say, "You are a speck of dust in a vast and meaningless universe." He ... More >>
www.thisweekontheinternet.comAny writer who's ever had the sweet, sweet assignment of reviewing a movie will tell you that the job ain't as easy as it would seem. It requires a pretty substantial background in film history, technique, and style as well as uncanny ability to gauge what the mainstr ... More >>
This weekend, before you admit defeat to To Catch a Predator reruns, check out these suggestions for having fun on a budget. At least, for two glorious days, you won't have Bossy Bosserson sending you e-mails about the broken copier (because we know how it really broke) or your mother, bless her hea ... More >>
This week's feature story on the controversy brewing over nightclubs in East St. Louis includes this reference to the cinematic masterpiece that is National Lampoon's Vacation: To many [East St. Louis] will forever be the place where a goofy honky from Chicago named Clark Griswold gets his hubcaps ... More >>
Sending up the biopic, Walk Hard sells cheap laughs, lame cameos and lifeless Cox.
The Graduate: 40th Anniversary Edition
Unreal has a good hair day.
Judd Apatow keeps hope alive for stoned nerds everywhere.
Harold Ramis' Ice Harvest is just a reheated Christmas caper
The Year in Review: A Quiz
WWE's Rey Mysterio has game to spare, Harold Ramis helps clear up a misconception, and Bill Haas shows his sensitive side; plus, Unreal lends support to a fellow muckraker injured in the line of duty
Gee whiz, Wally: the Beav talks to Unreal about psoriasis! Plus, we see how the Lou stacks up to Beantown, try to understand the appeal of the Pet Building and administer a Harold Ramis quiz
With extra Bass
Week of December 4, 2002
De Niro delights, even if this sequel's slight
Week of January 9, 2002
The St. Louis Film Office loses its funding and closes its doors