The Sopranos

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    Losers on the Road, Days 3 - 8: Whiskey Boot and Road Sodas

    [Editor's Note: Following the 2013 RFT Standup Throwdown, judges Jeremy Essig and Chris Ward went drinking for the first time together. Hungover on a plane to San Francisco the next day, Essig created a game show that combined their common interests in music, video games, and comic books, and Loser. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2013

    Six Mind-Blowing References to Obscure Bands in Popular Culture

    Some people spend their lives researching a cure for cancer, or how to perform cleft-lip surgery on children in developing countries. Others, such as myself, spend that time researching obscure music because it gives them a sick feeling, like maybe they are somehow better than people who are doing r ... More >>

  • Film

    March 14, 2013
  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    St. Louis-Made Film Headed to Redbox, Netflix

    Perhaps unfairly, the term "straight to DVD" is often the source of ridicule in the movie business. People tend to think of those big-budget Hollywood flops that prove to be so unwatchable that the studio execs pull them from theatrical release in the hopes of avoiding additional embarrassment. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    20 Food Holidays Even More Absurdly Specific Than National Peach Ice Cream Day

    Did you know that today, July 17, is National Peach Ice Cream Day? Neither did we! Truth be told, this fact pisses us off. Here we are, getting ready to celebrate National Ice Cream Day this very Friday, July 20, and peach ice cream has to be like, "Oh! Look at me! I'm special! I'm seasonal. I deser ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    Soon There Will Be A Pinterest for Every Demographic

    Pinterest may be the grand dame of visual bookmarking sites, but at the end of the day that just means that she's the old cat lady on the block. And apparently that's a problem for some people. With its steady barrage of inspirational quotes, inspirational cute puppy pics, inspirational books to rea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Three Examples of the Current Food Television Chaos

    Image via​Is Julia Child rolling over in her grave yet? Cooking shows, the genre she helped create, are roaring out of control. So says Saveur editor-in-chief James Oseland in Sunday's Los Angeles Times. Specifically, "It's foodie chaos right now." Oseland should know; he's been a judge on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Review: The Godfathers at Off Broadway, Tuesday, February 22

    ​When we interviewed lead Godfather Peter Coyne, he spoke of possessing a spirit of "revenge." But revenge, though sweet, is not always easy. The band, which recorded its best-known hits in the 1980s, was scheduled to play the first show of its American comeback tour at Off Broadway. However, unsp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    Imagined TV Show About Roy Blunt and Lobbyists Plays Out Like The Sopranos​Do you like The Sopranos? How about The Wire? Then chances are you'd be a big fan of Washington Insiders, an imagined television show crafted by the Missouri Democratic Party.

  • Music

    March 25, 2009
  • Home Entertainment

    February 20, 2008
  • Home Entertainment

    October 24, 2007

    Top DVD Picks

    Here's what's scheduled for release this week.

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2007

    Dispatch from the Harry Potter Block Party

    The atmosphere at Left Bank Books' Harry Potter midnight release party on Friday was like the opening weekend of a Star Wars film, the finale of The Sopranos, an anime convention and the last Beatles performance rolled into one. Kids bear-hugged books as they scored them, then strolled along the th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2007

    G0! 4/6-4/8

    Not totally satisfied with your weekend itinerary? Just check out Go!, our regular feature highlighting everything from rock shows to art openings, from delicious dishes to hidden-gem hangouts. Friday, 4/6 Slein Time: Hurry! The opening reception for Tom Reed: The Land Beyond and You Owe Me: New ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    November 8, 2006
  • Film

    September 6, 2006

    Detective Comics

    A showbiz noir investigates TV Supermans real-life tragedy.

  • Home Entertainment

    August 9, 2006

    Whodunnit High

    Week of August 10, 2006

  • Calendar

    April 12, 2006

    Wave the Green, White and Red

    But not in front of the screen

  • News

    November 23, 2005

    Exercise Is Like Opium

    Unreal visits an anger-management expert. Then, feeling better, we scan the Bargain Box for a money-maker (note: not for shaking) and talk about psychiatrist-patient luv with a Scientologist (oops). Plus: the local blog of an alleged killer.

  • Calendar

    March 30, 2005

    Get Your Nude On

    The bare essentials of St. Louis strip clubs

  • Film

    February 16, 2005

    Norma Jean & Marilyn (1996)

    When a naked Ashley Judd just ain't enough

  • Music

    September 1, 2004

    Better to Flame Out?

    We look at some of St. Louis' almost-beens, chat with Marah and plan to scar our liver at Beat Fest

  • Music

    June 23, 2004

    Magnetic Personality

    We chat with Stephin Merritt and Dayna Kurtz, explore the folly of !!! and talk band battles with Thee Lordly Serpents

  • Dining

    March 10, 2004

    Please Pass the Macaroni

    Bellaluna combines family recipes with culinary panache

  • Film

    January 7, 2004

    Film Openings

    Week of January 7, 2004

  • Calendar

    December 24, 2003


    A new book shares the history and the recipes of the Hill

  • Calendar

    August 27, 2003


    Tony Soprano invites you to a sit-down at Frederick's (we suggest you accept)

  • Culture

    February 12, 2003

    The Bleeding Edge

    A decade ago, Vertigo started a revolution by making comics for adults

  • News

    January 15, 2003


    Her Honor takes her hits, and her friend Judy takes a pass

  • Culture

    January 8, 2003

    Vanity Fare

    Ray Liotta wants to know why he loses roles to ... Owen Wilson?

  • Culture

    December 4, 2002

    Richter's Scale

    Andy Richter deserves to control the universe, if only Fox would let him

  • Film

    December 4, 2002

    That's Better

    De Niro delights, even if this sequel's slight

  • Culture

    April 24, 2002

    Lazarus, Reborn

    Peter Bogdanovich wasn't dead. He was just acting like it.

  • Culture

    February 13, 2002

    Net Loss

    The government killed TV, and Hollywood's begging it to revive the corpse

  • Calendar

    February 13, 2002

    War Stories

    John Auble rustles up a collection of St. Louis' baddest

  • Culture

    January 23, 2002

    TV or Not TV?

    That's no longer the question for visionary Stephen J. Cannell, who now lives the novel life

  • Culture

    October 24, 2001

    Emmy or Not to Emmy?

    That's been the long, hard decision for TV academy chairman Bryce Zabel

  • Music

    August 29, 2001

    Arling & Cameron

    We Are A&C (Emperor Norton)

  • Film

    July 25, 2001

    Gangster Crap

    Made, a wannabe mob comedy, won't be furthering anyone's career

  • Film

    April 25, 2001

    Termagant of Endearment

    Liv Tyler makes the boys go crazy in One Night at McCool's

  • Film

    February 28, 2001

    Gunning for Love

    Brad and Julia get pistol-whipped by The Mexican

  • Culture

    December 27, 2000

    Blow Up the Box

    TV managed to suck and blow in 2000, but still, we watched...and watched

  • Film

    July 5, 2000

    Judy Berlin

    Written and directed by Eric Mendelsohn

  • Culture

    May 10, 2000

    Dawn of the Dead

    Sci Fi's brilliant good vs. evil is a corpse in search of a burial

  • Culture

    April 26, 2000

    Geek love

    The men behind this season's best shows -- and biggest failures -- blame it all on Regis

  • Music

    April 5, 2000

    Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

    Kiel Center; Saturday, April 8

  • Film

    August 18, 1999

    Mickey Blue Eyes

    Directed by Kelly Makin

  • Music

    April 14, 1999
  • Film

    March 24, 1999
  • Film

    March 3, 1999
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