Rage Against the Machine was poised to take the reins of rock when the band delivered The Battle of Los Angeles on November 2, 1999. The band's third studio album burned with unbridled rebellion fueled by Zack de la Rocha's radical rhymes and Tom Morello's experimental mastery on guitar. The vanguar ... More >>
Editor: Tef Poe is an artist from St. Louis City. Through powerful imagery and complicated honesty, he has earned a reputation as one of the best rappers telling the story of St. Louis, which is about much more than one place. Poe has been featured in music publications such as XXL and Urb Magazine. ... More >>
wikimedia commonsThere's always been a sense of glamour in the blur of all that is sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, and it doesn't end when the music's done, or even when the rock stars die. Instead, an eerie feeling of mystery and unfinished business surfaces when the demise of a music icon is ... More >>
image viaHappy 100th birthday, L. Ron!OK, it's true, the dateline on the press release the Church of Scientology sent us about the centennial of its founder L. Ron Hubbard was March 13. But it didn't land in Unreal's e-mail in-box until March 16. (Yes, we know, it's March 18 now, but we're st ... More >>
Image viaPolicin' ain't no joke these daysâ€‹The salty-tongued Bill Leahy, a retired St. Louis City cop, has just published a new book called Curbstone Justice, which recounts the rough-and-tumble antics of local cops (and crooks) during the 1950s. Read some excerpts here. He recently called ... More >>
A cunning American boy becomes a Mexican cartel soldier and East LA executioner
A year-end wrap-up of what we adored, what was ignored and what the new year will bring.
The third time's the guilty pleasure for Tucker and Chan's buddy-cop franchise.
Rush Hour 3 director Brett Ratner has been called a fauxteur, a womanizer and, worse, over budget. Why you should take him seriously anyway.
Children of Men
Week of November 9, 2006
True-crime noir goes searching for Hollywood’s heart of darkness
A showbiz noir investigates TV Superman’s real-life tragedy.
Magic Johnson's proposed north St. Louis development is dead
Think you know who killed 2Pac? Wanna bet?
Publicist extraordinaire Jane Higgins has put St. Louis hip-hop on the map
Ron Shelton tries to mock the LA cop-buddy movie, but the joke's mostly on him
Despite the cost, local cops can't resist deadly pursuits
Is Phil Spector mad, a genius or a murder suspect with decades of preparation? Read our results!
If they'd sold drugs on a street corner, punishment would have been swift. Instead, they used the Internet -- and the party lasted for years.
She thought she lived in a secure place. What she didn't know was that her landlord, desperate for tenants, would invite terror inside.
A sleep-deprived Al Pacino tangles with a psycho Robin Williams in Christopher Nolan's Insomnia
De Niro and Murphy play it by the numbers in Showtime, but that's not a bad thing
Protected by a badge, Denzel (finally!) swaggers through L.A.'s mean streets
Rush Hour 2 is as light on its feet as a dead elephant
Directed by Les Mayfield