"And then we started playing Trivial Pursuit." So begins our new favorite story about St. Louis native and John Burroughs School alum Jon Hamm. Vanity Fair releases a cover story about the Mad Men star online today that includes a hilariously nerdy story from Hamm's high school days.
Erotic novelist Alice Clayton doesn't write your typical, love-at-first-sight romance novels, with sex on the beach and meaningful eye contact. Her characters worry about their unshaven legs, and one gets pooped on by a seagull before she ever gets the chance to have a roll in the sand. "For me, re ... More >>
The American Library Association's Office of Intellectual Freedom announced its 2011 top ten "Most Challenged" books list, and for the second year in a row Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games trilogy made the list, coming in at a steady number 3. The most popular reasons given for someone challe ... More >>
You mean this isn't every girl's dream?OMG, did you hear The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 is out today and that Edward and Bella totally have the most romantic wedding ever and then they, like, totally do it and break the headboard and then Bella gets knocked up with a vampire baby? O ... More >>
When All Time Low headlined the sold-out Pageant last night, the reigning princes of bubblegum punk seemed bent on taking their young audience to an all-time high. The full bill, which also featured Yellowcard and up-and-comers Hey Monday and the Summer Set, kept up the energy with polished, ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, February 12. The Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
Image sourceThe back of the screen at the North 19 Drive-In.Wanna buy a drive-in movie theater? Well, you're in luck. The North 19 Drive-In in Cuba, Missouri, is for sale. It's been on the market since the end of April, but you might want to snap this one up because a drive-in is not just som ... More >>
Diana BenantiEisley at the Old Rock HouseWhile most of the free world was queued up at one of the local cinemas to take in the latest installment of the Twilight saga, about 160 people were treated to a fantastic show by Texas indie-poppers Eisley.
Courtesy of Albert WatkinsRay in Hollywood last fall for the New Moon premiere.Remember Casey Ray? The luckiest Dumpster-diver ever? Her story just keeps on going. Sort of like the Twilight saga. Now she's auctioning off her autographed New Moon script on eBay. Bidding starts at $10,000. (For ... More >>
Teen book-turned-movie Twilight came out on DVD at the stroke of midnight Saturday morning. Although Unreal refers to Twilight as "awesomely bad teeny bopper trash," its fans and their parents might best be described as fang-wearing, cape-donning, utterly endearing geek-azoids.As with any sci-fi / f ... More >>
Before today, Unreal was indifferent to the whole Twilight phenomenon. We are a sophisticated adult, hardened and cynical, contemptuous of sappy romance. When the boat started to sink in Titanic, we laughed. Twilight is not teenybopper trash. No, Twilight is awesomely bad teenybopper trash.