I, Ryan James Wasoba, hereby announce that, after over a year and a half of weekly contributions, the end of my Nitpick Six column is upon us. As such, it's bucket list time. This space is usually reserved for microscopic aspects of music, but now let's go big.
These are the six sweetest riffs of ... More >>
Ur-breastaurant Hooters has embarked upon what Nation's Restaurant News terms, without even a hint of a smile, "a brand augmentation" to compete against the up-and-comers in its ever-more-crowded field. That includes expanded, upgraded menus -- no, the chicken wings aren't going anywhere -- and an a ... More >>
The conceit of the 48-Hour Film Festival is that teams have only two days to write, shoot and edit a film as best they can, working off a few prompts; in this year's contest, they had to include a puppeteer character, a checkbook, and the line, "Where are we going?""Imagined Slights," the video belo ... More >>
Most people wouldn't care to know who prevails in a fight between puppets and animated birds -- unless they've taken some sort of hallucinogen.
But that's precisely the battle set to be resolved Sunday during the latest iteration of the Academy Awards. The Best Original Song award this year is a tw ... More >>
Jeff Dunham wants you to come have a good time at his show.I have one pair of tickets to give away to comic puppetmaster Jeff Dunham's show at the Family Arena on Wednesday, February 29. "Jeff Dunham: Controlled Chaos" features all of his most popular puppets as well as two new characters: Achmed ... More >>
In this past week's Homespun column, we spent some time with Scarlet Tanager's American Songbird, an album of sweetly sung, enthusiastically performed pop songs. The band also put together an unforgettable video for the song "Tumbleweed," which you can peep below.
We caught up with lead sing ... More >>
image viaLast week Gut Check explored the do's and don't's of dining out with children. Although the little ones don't always make for the best fancy-dining companions, kids and food are often a recipe for hilarity -- especially when the mess is being made on your computer screen and not the ... More >>
Navigating the health care system in this country is tough enough for people who grew up here. Toss in a language barrier and things can get downright hairy.So the St. Louis Christian Chinese Community Center is reaching out to recent Asian immigrants and elderly Asians through an ancient and tra ... More >>
Bryan J. SutterQuintron at the FirebirdQuintron and Miss Pussycat appear at once to be very ordinary, down-to-earth people, while simultaneously being utterly surreal. They're a pretty cute married couple, partially because of (or perhaps despite) their coordinated outfits. They're the type o ... More >>