If all goes according to plan, tonight's The Big Lebowski-themed shindig on Cherokee Street will be the start of a citywide, all-Lebowski festival here in St. Louis. "St. Louis is ready," says Marcus Bautista, who won the award for best Walter Sobchak costume at New Orleans' Lebowski Fest last year ... More >>
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In the lead-up to this past weekend's Grammy Awards, Gut Check received a press release announcing singer Chaka Khan's new line of chocolates and candles, which were released in the Grammy "gift lounge" this past Thursday. The singer sure had fun naming these new products. The chocolates are called ... More >>
To apply some wisdom from John Goodman's character in The Big Lebowski, political campaigning is not like 'Nam. It's like bowling. There are rules. If you distribute campaign material in Missouri, for example, you must announce who's paid for it. And if you're already an elected official, you can't ... 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 >>
He's an investor in the AM talker KTRS (550 AM), but in this week's Sports Illustrated John Goodman gave a plug to the competition -- KMOX (1120 AM). In an interview about the twentieth anniversary of his role in Babe, Goodman (Affton High School c/o 1970) discussed his stint as a walk-on offensive ... More >>
Nearly every local news outlet has reported the story: This week the Army plans to drive armored vehicles through city streets as part of a training exercise it is holding at its reserve center in north St. Louis. But it was KSDK's version of the story last Thursday that really ignited the crazies. ... More >>
Goodman: The voice of 2011 Soulard Oktoberfest.You may have already heard them on KTRS, KMOX, The Point, and multiple Clear Channel stations around town. They're ads with the voice of actor -- and native St. Louisan -- John Goodman pitching for Soulard Oktoberfest. "Guten tag!" greets Goodman in ... More >>
Goodman on Letterman. Click for larger version.John Goodman's weight loss has become a pop culture topic of conversation as of late. Wednesday night the actor appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman where guess what? He talked about his weight loss.
The New York Times follows up on its recent John Goodman profile with a review of the current Broadway production of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot.You probably already know that Goodman's a St. Louis boy. But did you know that Godot is pronounced GOD-oh? See, that's why folks read the New York ... More >>
The New York Times had a fun interview last week with actor John Goodman. The big man from Affton is in New York these days playing the character Pozzo aside Nathan Lane (and others) in a stage production of "Waiting for Godot." Goodman tells the Times of his 30-year battle with alcohol ("I don't kn ... More >>
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Week of April 27, 2006
Unreal mingles with true meat-masters, joins the campaign to save CBGB and receives a dispatch from Redbird Nation. Plus, what's Keebler doing handing out roach clips?
Unreal learns where dinos fit into the Bible, meets a plow-truck innovator and crunches numbers for St. Louis County. Plus: John Goodman makes an appearance in the Local Blog o' the Week!
Kevin Spacey honors a man who did it all, and somehow nothing much happens
Pick your Christmas present: High-kicking revue or wickedly funny memoir
Unreal meets a guy who's Optimistic about Iraq, laments the banning of ephedra and listens in on an argument between sports columnists; plus we help you (yes, you!) enter the P-D essay contest
We raise our glass to John Goodman, the Cubs (please don't hit us) and the almighty Pimp; plus, not everyone is buying what the Department of Homeland Security is selling
This Bob Dylan movie is as inscrutable as Bob Dylan music
Jungle fever fails to fully catch hold in this routine sequel
Week of March 13, 2002
DEJ Productions tries to give "direct-to-video" a good name
Storytelling continues Solondz's bluster of sex, rage and insanity
If you didn't like this year's movies, you didn't look hard enough. The RFT's film critics weigh in on their faves of the year.
Lodging revenues are down since Sept. 11, and that could mean trouble for the arts
Monsters, Inc. opens the door to a world so good it's scary
Liv Tyler makes the boys go crazy in One Night at McCool's
Joel and Ethan Coen's Brother hits a Homer
The Kincaid Karacter Puppets put a modern spin on the classic Punch-and-Judy tale
Disney finds its own new groove with a dynamic Emperor
Monday, Nov. 6; Delmar Lounge
Disturbed by the Red Cross' promotion of condom use, local Catholics are finding other organizations to handle blood drives. But is their stand having the intended result?
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