All elements of geek culture -- comic books, video games, cosplay, The Big Bang Theory -- have grown exponentially over the past few years. Don't believe us? Look at the number of costumes we spotted over the weekend at Archcon -- "Arch Convention," of course -- compared to previous years. The b ... More >>
Last week, RFT Music editor Kiernan Malestky pointed out many great film and music cohabitations at this year's St. Louis Internationally Film Festival. But not every insertion of music into movies is as seamless as A Late Quartet. Here are the six worst uses of songs in movies. Let us know your pic ... More >>
Most St. Louisians worth their salt know the myth of Pruitt-Igoe: a huge public housing complex opened in the mid-1950s to replace slum apartments, demolished just 20 years later in disrepair. But interest in the 33 acre vacant lot that remains has spiked recently, following the release ... More >>
Friday (June 15): Third Friday Party @ Third Degree Glass Factory Sip mojitos, eat south-of-the-border themed small plates such as loaded nachos with green chili chicken, meet Aladdin and Jasmine from the Muny's Production of Aladdin, enjoy live entertainment and glass blowing, and more. Admission ... More >>
Last week, Battleship, a movie based on the movies based on Transformers and a board game starring a bunch of plastic pegs that really suck to step on by accident and Rihanna, opened to $25 million. This week, Men in Black 3, starring noted pop-rapper Will Smith, will open to significantly more than ... More >>
It has been an eventful few weeks for pizza gimmicks. First, Gut Check reported that Pizza Hut UK had introduced a hot dog stuffed crust pizza. This week, two pizza-related events have clocked on our radar: cheesy bites pizza at Pizza Hut US (USA! USA! USA!) and Pizza Hut Middle East debuting cheese ... More >>
Lorenzo Pollard: Dude put up a badass fight.Where to begin with the story of Lorenzo Pollard -- a petty criminal who managed Friday to join the growing number of inmates who've escaped from the city jail?Should we begin with the fact that the 31-year-old Pollard supposedly held off "more than ... More >>
Chrissy WilmesA deliciously mutated Mr. X pizza.Film adaptations have the dual task of not only being good in and of themselves, but maintaining a certain loyalty and respect to the story's original form. When it comes to comic books adapted into films, there's an extra element -- the nerd fa ... More >>
Twenty-five years after the comic book (and subsequent animated series, awesome action figure line and movies), the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are touring the country in a bus, stopping in cities to perform their own style of martial arts. On Friday, they stopped at the St. Louis Science Center.Al ... More >>
7 p.m. Friday, February 1. Creepy Crawl, 3524 Washington Boulevard.
Week of March 22, 2007
The bar is open
A decade after Vanilla Ice melted down, he's back with the man who made him.