When Titanic was released in 1997, some of us at Gut Check were only 10-years-old. We weren't allowed to go to the movies, the mall or to Rollercade without a parent, and we begged our parents to spare us the embarrassment of being the only kid in fifth grade who hadn't seen the blockbuster of our g ... More >>
Man-made disasters and tragedies range from the historic to the Darwin Award-winning, but no single event has proven to be as romanticized or lucrative an enterprise as the deaths of those 1,514 people who went down with the R.M.S. Titanic on April 15, 1912. Though it hasn't been news in 100 years, ... More >>
Didn't get around to seeing all ten films nominated this year for Best Picture? No worries. Fake-it-til-you-make-it with these review snippets of the nominees, by our very own Basterds: the film critics of Village Voice Media.J. Hoberman writes of Avatar that it "is a technological wonder, fifteen y ... More >>
Jon GitchoffThe two Johns: Linnell (left) and Flansburgh. Slideshow here.
They Might Be Giants has been playing all of its beloved 1990 album Flood in select cities on its current tour. St. Louis - long one of the most popular markets for the band - had the honor of hearing one of these performance ... More >>