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Art and life co-habitate, informing, imitating, and enriching each other constantly. Each week in Better Living Through Music, RFT Music writer Ryan Wasoba explores this symbiotic relationship. 1. I saw The Wall this weekend for the first time, at the Wildey Theater in Edwardsville. I've always bee ... More >>
The key change is an essential device in the pop canon. Play song, move chords and melody up a half step or so, continue in new key until otherwise noted. It's simple, really, and often effective, which is why it has been employed to the point of abuse. Here are the six best key changes in pop music ... More >>
About twenty years ago, Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore asked his friend, filmmaker Dave Markey, to document the band's short European tour, including its performance at the massive Reading Festival. Markey (best known for his underground classic Desperate Teenage Lovedolls) left with his passp ... More >>
In the second installment of my look at Cardinal fans from around the globe, I spoke to Mike Wilkinson. Mike is an old friend of the family, originally from St. Louis, who lives out west now. He was nice enough to speak with me on the phone this past week from his home. The good stuff, thank him. A ... More >>
Directors Series: Stanley Kubrick
Lame psych thriller marks another low point for Mr. Costner.
Week of December 7, 2006
Controversial docu-drama imagines a post-Bush scenario.
Rumor Has It . . . this Graduate tribute deserves no honors
Introducing the best movies of 2005 you probably didn't see
Week of November 2, 2005
Costner and Allen are the upside to The Upside of Anger
Ideas that were forgotten but not gone in 2003
Silly Caucasian boy Tom Cruise plays with Samurai swords
The Missing misses plenty, except ancient prejudices
Once more, Denzel's a good cop caught in a bad situation
Kevin Costner doesn't make friends. He makes movies, dang it.
Week of August 13, 2003
Ray Liotta wants to know why he loses roles to ... Owen Wilson?
In Frailty, it's a Texas massacre with God's blessings
In 1988, Ron Shelton made Bull Durham. In 2002, it couldn't be done.
Week of February 20, 2002
Sam Raimi does what he can with familiar material in The Gift
Thirteen Days takes viewers on a ride through a particularly bumpy period of world history
Directed by Sam Raimi