Last week, I received a surprising call from the North Pole. Apparently Santa Claus has become a fan of my column and wanted some musical selections to play in his sleigh on the big night. "Anything but 'I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus', I was told. "Mrs. Claus always looks askance at him when they ... More >>
I may have been the last person to notice this--surely Carly Rae Jepsen noticed it first--but here's when I noticed it: Rihanna released "The Only Girl in the World," and I was briefly convinced I'd accidentally set the satellite radio to one of those Europop stations where the DJ is broadcasting fr ... More >>
Richard GuatyAnna Wintour eyeballing Nicki's tights. Oh, to peek inside the mind of the Vogue editrix in chief in this moment.Thank science Fashion Week is over. Isn't it just torture? If there's something worse than not being in New York City for the circus that is Mercedes Benz Fashion Week ... More >>
Silver Lining EP
Metric, at Lilith Fair.So, Lilith Fair? Still happening on July 16 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. (We're not bitter that Heart is playing every date around St. Louis, though. Nope. Not at all.) And right now, the tour's holding a contest to choose one local/regional artist to take the ... More >>
Let me tell you all a little story, children. Wait, first, let me paint you a picture. Okay, so I didn't really paint a picture. I did, however, scan and upload a picture, which is essentially the twenty first century version, so there. Do you like the picture? It is of a 2003 Chase Utley ca ... More >>
Diane Keaton subjects herself to more indignities in Michael Lehmann's latest vapid comedy.
American Dreamz' nation of idiots lands a little close to home
Week of January 12, 2005
Please Describe Yourself (V2)
There's no magic in this Cinderella Story
How do you lure disaffected suburban teens into the bosom of the church? Try this unholy trinity: rock & roll, junk food and Foosball.
Week of June 9, 2004
High school outcasts and Jesus freaks duke it out in Saved!
Mandy Moore's likable enough; wish we could say the same about her movie
Christine Jeffs and Gwyneth Paltrow imbue Sylvia Plath with new life...uh, and death
Mandy Moore's going to be around for a while -- but that doesn't mean you should see her movies
Hey, you! Stop calling it Riverport! UMB has dibs now!
Week of January 23, 2002
Herewith, a guide to the latest crop of musical heartthrobs