Music, as a largely subjective medium, lends itself to some thought-provoking questions: What is the best concert you have ever seen? Which is the better band: the Rolling Stones or the Beatles? Did the career of Styx really happen? Sometimes, though, the questions are asked in the songs themselves. ... More >>
Pranks are never more effective than when a prankster finds the precise border between reality and absurdity and just barely steps over it. This week's #CutForBieber trending topic--in which Justin Bieber fans were supposed to be cutting themselves in an attempt to force their ur-boyfriend off marij ... More >>
Terry Richardson/Rolling StoneA span of three weeks separated their respective Rolling Stone covers--apart from the quality of the writing and the, howyousay, dynamism of each subject, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry's profiles in the formerly legendary mag offered the same startling conclusion--for ... More >>
Rambling, improvising and eternally absurd actor/stand-up comedian Eddie Izzard certainly keeps himself busy these days, what between releasing his seventh DVD, searching for the perfect U.S. drama series to sink his teeth into and ushering a documentary film about his formative years into theaters. ... More >>
ahsmail.uwaterloo.ca/‚ÄčKim Peek, the real-life savant who inspired the Dustin Hoffman/Tom Cruise classic, gave a speech yesterday at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. That was a Monday. Peek could also tell you-- instantly-- what day of the week October 5 was in 1979, 1994, 1852 or ... More >>
Stand-up, author, actor, filmmaker and comedy-festival curator Eugene Mirman may have a lot on his plate, but the onetime Comedian of Comedy knows it's all about finding a balance, preferably one involving crazy religions and Jethro Tull. He opens for Flight of the Conchords tonight at the Fabulous ... More >>
A year-end wrap-up of what we adored, what was ignored and what the new year will bring.
Welcome, Willkommen, Bienvenue, Aloha, Shalom, Howdy!
How the British monarchy survived the death of the peopleís princess.
Week of June 14, 2006
Week of May 5, 2006
David Sedaris' publicist asks Unreal to bend the space-time continuum. Plus: the blog of a former Cards hurler, and an obituary for Jim Igoe, the Delmar Poet.
Robert Towne's homage to a struggling writer is something of a struggle itself
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.
Unlike Jesus, Avril Lavigne will live to prove her haters wrong
Team tennis in St. Louis
Week of June 8, 2005
South Korea's first anime feature is beautiful, but not much more
Sit up and beg for the Theatre Guild of Webster Groves' Sylvia
Yes, it's another waning-samurai film, but this one is brilliant
Week of March 3, 2004
No obvious joke goes untouched in this so-so TV show remake
You saw Paycheck last year...remember?
Saturday Night Live's prime player is rapidly outgrowing television's small screen
Anne Rice's cheesy vampire queen doesn't suck
Kidman's Birthday Girl sets a trap, but for whom?
Audiences love Jerry Bruckheimer. Critics don't. Like he cares.
Exploitation cinema becomes art in E. Elias Merhige's Shadow of the Vampire
After Jerry Maguire, Cameron Crowe comes of age...finally
Product placement comes to adult videos...hey, watch where you put that thing!
Adapted and directed by Michael Almereyda
Co-written and directed by Bobby and Peter Farrelly
Written and directed by Alan Rudolph
New Line Theatre's Scott Miller bares all about Head Games
Directed by Liv Ullmann
Actually, even four-door models are fair game as we fantasize about the future of cars