As I've mentioned before in these articles, I have this rotten brain that memorizes only the most irrelevant crap and discards the most meaningful things. Peoples' names and birthdays escape me, but I can sit and tell you that Richard Belzer from Law & Order: SVU has a comedy record called Another L ... More >>
Ari Picker is as genuine and unfailingly heartfelt as his music would have you believe. His folk orchestra project Lost in the Trees is winsome and soft, but imbued with wrenching emotion and cathartic release. Picker composes symphonic ballads out of pure necessity, to deal with the tragedi ... More >>
Emily WassermanWhat do you get when you combine the economic recession and a middle-aged man? The first word that usually comes to mind is "unemployment," but some might also think of Larry Crowne, the newest feel-good film from Big Fat Greek Wedding's Nia Vardalos and box-office favorite To ... More >>
Because they just haven't fussed enough this year, the St. Louis Tea Party -- the folks who brought you a rally at the Arch in February, an April protest at Kiener Plaza and the picketing of President Barack Obama's "100 Day" speech in Arnold -- now plan to bring their tear parade to the All-Star Ga ... More >>
Will desperate times call for desperate measures at Sundance '08?
Snag part of Unreal's crapucopia of gifts for your office gift exchange!
Anybody got a good anagram for "crap"?
Da Vinci's leap to the screen leaves no room for surprise
Ledger and Gyllenhaal are cowboys in love in Ang Lee's wrenching Brokeback Mountain
Almost two full hours of trite, vapid zebra vomit
Who knew Juliette Lewis had a club called dignity in her bag?
Unreal dons pleather for a BDSM gathering, shows up to the office naked and gets into the mind of chocolate thieves; plus, we want to know why the F we can't see Saving Private Ryan
Week of November 10, 2004
Polar Express is a kids' action movie that parents will also warm to
Spielberg and Hanks spawn a daring new genre: The post-9/11 comedy
Our critics enter the summer-movie fray
Van Helsing explodes monster-movie legends with hip upgrades
A good idea grows up into a missed opportunity
Or, why Tom Hanks isn't Steve Guttenberg
Tom Hanks steals the Coens' latest by playing -- get this -- funny
50 First Dates is a patchy toss-off strictly for Sandler fans
What a bad feeling -- and taste -- Honey leaves behind
Week of October 1, 2003
This movie-based musical sounds best when there's no sound at all
Kids may not mind that Freaky Friday has already been done to death, but you might
Week of March 19, 2003
Spielberg, once more, is caught up in the thrill of the chase
Saturday Night Live's prime player is rapidly outgrowing television's small screen
Hanks and Newman are on the bloody, brilliant Road to Perdition
Culinary star David Slay teams up with baseball great Ozzie Smith to produce a terrific dining experience
Donald Miller has (re)written one of the best books on World War II, but will anyone care?
Tom Hanks finally grows up and delivers the adult romance of Cast Away
Written and directed by Frank Darabont
St. Louis' last independent full-service bookseller, Left Bank Books, celebrates its 30th year of supporting progressive politics and serious culture
A behind-the-scenes peek at the delivery of You've Got Mail