Image sourceLike so many others, A. E. Hotchner, who chronicled his boyhood in Depression-era St. Louis in King of the Hill, has abandoned us for fame and fortune and far-away lands where celebrities hang out. Hotchner parlayed his friendship with Ernest Hemingway into several memoirs and his ... More >>
The bartender at the new Central West End Pi looks like a cross between Matthew McConaughey and a young Paul Newman. He is smiling at us. We are having trouble remembering why we are standing there. Oh, yes, whiskey. Pi's whiskey selection is not only broad; it is also given a place of prominence. ... More >>
You can't put a bounty on a beer's head
Pugnacious defense attorney Frank "Tony" Fabbri never backed away from a fight. Then the lawyer ran afoul of the law.
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Shelley Winters was a bitch -- who knew? Dennis Brown kicks it old-school with Broadway veteran Lewis J. Stadlen.
Week of June 7, 2006
Pixar's latest is no lemon, but it does have that used-Cars smell
A round-up of summer's surefire hits (and definite duds)
Failure is McConaughey's perfect movie, and a pretty good one for us
Week of December 8, 2005
There's more than one way to stage a Cat
Hey, Bill and Nancy Laurie: Unreal's got $200 and a hot new dance craze! Plus, we learn how to dupe the beer vendors at Fair Saint Louis, join a local blog in the clubhouse and get Matt Blunt's feelings on (Confederate) flag-burning.
Americans will likely swarm to Ladder 49, an unabashed homage to firefighters
Washington U. honors the playwright formerly known as Tom
Week of August 27, 2003
With the complexly plotted Holes, Disney serves up a great deal more than the usual kiddie fare
Week of March 12, 2003
Hanks and Newman are on the bloody, brilliant Road to Perdition
Week of April 24, 2002
The city's finest join a boycott of supporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal