Wednesday. Hump Day. Congrats, you've made it halfway through the work week! Unfortunately, you still have two days to go. Dunno about you, but in order to survive the midweek blues, we're going to need a drink. Which brings us to our Wednesday Gut Check feature: Gut Check's Hump-Day Cocktail Sugges ... More >>
Skin Graft Records pushed math-rock and noise in the early '90s, an era when those terms weren't so faux pas and hardcore tended to leak into other genres without fear of scuffing up some favored tradition. The label's roster grew through the next decade, hoisting up the Dazzling Killmen, Melt-Banan ... More >>
Skin Graft Records emerged in the early '90s amidst the rise of music cross-genres noise-rock and math-rock. Being an early proponent of such salty sounds, label owner Mark Fischer saw fit to combine records and comics in an unholy union of visual and audio debauchery. Early art featured Rob Syers, ... More >>
The Mayan Calendar says 2012 is the end: This Friday, December 21, specifically. and John Cusack likely won't be around to save our sorry asses. While some folks may be hoarding dish soap and cashing in on fear of the Mayan apocalypse, St. Louis musicians are having none of that. We asked local pe ... More >>
John Cusack's production company, New Crimes, has announced it's going to make a biographical film based on the life of conservative radio firebrand (and Cape Girardeau native) Rush Limbaugh. Sounds like a fruitful idea, for Cusack is a died-in-the-wool loony liberal, while Rush is a paranoid reacti ... More >>
Like many people, I had a brief but intense relationship with country music in the mid-1990s. College couldn't come quickly enough, and, with it, an appreciation for music that delved a little deeper than, "Way down yonder on the Chattahoochee/It gets hotter than a hoochie cootchie." Of course, tha ... More >>
Image via At this point, the story of Odd Future rapper Earl Sweatshirt's disappearance seems to have lasted almost as long as his early career. The 17-year-old is known almost as much for his brash, aggressive and strictly NSFW lyrics as he is for the fact that almost no one knows exactly wh ... More >>
Jon ScorfinaThe "pretentious record store guy" has long been the bane of the record shop. Despite their wealth of archaic knowledge, music lovers were never sure whether these pompous clerks were an asset or a plague to their shopping experience. Local comic artist and graphic designer Carlos ... More >>
New Line rocks out
9 p.m. Monday, January 14. Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Schmaltzy Martian Child attacks John Cusack, all dads.
Caligula: Imperial Edition
From Dakota Fanning's rape to John Cusack's daddy issues, Sundance 2007 was all about the kiddie porn.
Playing against type, Will Ferrell can't quite ground this artificially whimsical romantic comedy.
Saturday, April, 1 at 6:30 p.m. Mississippi Nights (914 North First Street)
Harold Ramis' Ice Harvest is just a reheated Christmas caper
A searing indictment of every bedrock world institution imaginable
John Cusack's another endearing mutt in Must Love Dogs
The rocker's second directorial stab yields a true gorefest
Week of July 20, 2005
In the season of sequels and Happy Meal toys, 05 may be a pleasant surprise.
The Irish County Fair returns
Our critics enter the summer-movie fray
Week of October 15, 2003
Week of October 15, 2003
The teacher, not the teaching, makes this School of Rock
James Mangold's latest looks scary, plays funny and might be genius for it
Writer/director Menno Meyjes asks: Would Jew help Hitler?
Why John Cusack wouldn't do anything till he made this Hitler movie
When it comes to producing movies, it's a fine art (or Art Linson)
Week of June 19, 2002
Grant grows from a badly drawn Boy to a man in charming fashion
It's hard to fall in love with America's Sweethearts
Renée Zellweger nervously Joneses for romance
Directed by Stephen Frears
Directed by Spike Jonze