If all goes according to plan, tonight's The Big Lebowski-themed shindig on Cherokee Street will be the start of a citywide, all-Lebowski festival here in St. Louis. "St. Louis is ready," says Marcus Bautista, who won the award for best Walter Sobchak costume at New Orleans' Lebowski Fest last year ... More >>
A very special film is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and as far as we know, only one theatre in the country will be throwing a party in its honor -- and it will happen right here in St. Louis. This film isn't The Little Mermaid. It's not Driving Miss Daisy. It's not Bill & Ted's Excel ... More >>
Millennials, you still do all the drugs and have all the sex, but I have to break it to you -- #realtalk -- you do not know how to party. And it's bringing me down. Heading over to what's supposed to be the "jam," hosted by 24-year-old "scenesters," I always hope that there won't be finger foods b ... More >>
To apply some wisdom from John Goodman's character in The Big Lebowski, political campaigning is not like 'Nam. It's like bowling. There are rules. If you distribute campaign material in Missouri, for example, you must announce who's paid for it. And if you're already an elected official, you can't ... More >>
For all of Aimee Mann's readily apparent songwriting gifts - lyrical turns of phrase, sophisticated melodies, compelling character sketches - humor would not be at the top of the list. A droll wit, certainly, but Mann's catalogue of recalcitrant sinners, bruised lovers and reckless addicts does not ... More >>
Nearly every local news outlet has reported the story: This week the Army plans to drive armored vehicles through city streets as part of a training exercise it is holding at its reserve center in north St. Louis. But it was KSDK's version of the story last Thursday that really ignited the crazies. ... More >>
Annie ZaleskiNew Pornographers last night at the PageantWhen the RFT recently spoke with New Pornographers frontman Carl Newman, he admitted that Neko Case breaking her ankle before the band's April 2008 appearance in St. Louis affected his mood. "It really pissed me off that she was gone for ... More >>
7 p.m. Thursday, February 11. The Family Arena, 2002 Arena Parkway, St. Charles.
The New York Times had a fun interview last week with actor John Goodman. The big man from Affton is in New York these days playing the character Pozzo aside Nathan Lane (and others) in a stage production of "Waiting for Godot." Goodman tells the Times of his 30-year battle with alcohol ("I don't kn ... More >>
Today's news includes more melamine in China, bad news for Robert Mondavi's legacy and the enduring popularity of the White Russian.
Emotionally disturbed teenagers in Illinois used to be shipped off to locked institutions in other states. Stuart Marcus and Tim Carl brought some of them home.