"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.
Katy Perry makes headlines every time she talks about her boobs, so maybe that's why she brings up her Big Gulps in nearly every interview. Here she is in February's GQ Magazine: "I lay on my back one night and looked down at my feet, and I prayed to God. I said, 'God, will you please let me have bo ... More >>
St. Louis county police officials are looking for an armed 23-year-old father who cops say broke into the home of his eleven-month-old child's mother and abducted the baby and the woman this morning. The abduction and assault happened just before 9 a.m. this morning on Vanity Fair Drive in north S ... More >>
Last July, when the folks at CBS News and Vanity Fair called about 1000 adults to get their views on fluffy topics like underwear and Jesus, a plurality -- 46 percent! -- said the Gateway Arch was the "least impressive" landmark. Let's put that another way: A miniscule proportion of our nation ... More >>
Mae Wheeler: 1934-2011Singer Mae Wheeler, who earned the nickname "Lady Jazz" entertaining several generations of St. Louisans, died Wednesday evening at her home in Maryland Heights after a long illness. She was 77. Known for her efforts raising money for college scholarships as well as for ... More >>
So, I was just on Twitter when I came across the following news: Jack Dorsey, the 34-year-old St. Louis native who helped found the social-media tool is the subject of a Vanity Fair profile this month. But the article isn't about Twitter. It's about his current project, Square, that allows merchants ... More >>
The USDA has ordered a ground beef recall. Ozarks First reports that 226,000 pounds of hamburgers have been recalled by One Great Burger in New Jersey. The company, which mainly sells to institutional customers, allegedly repackaged meat that had been returned to them, changing the date on the packa ... More >>
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) The Autumn Defense's Once Around*The Autumn Defense, Once Around Consequence of Sound claims Once Around is "very much worth your time." "There seems to be ... More >>
The article that started it all.The political blogosphere is on fire with allegations surrounding writer Michael Gross's profile of Sarah Palin in this month's Vanity Fair.Much of that brouhaha comes from the opening two graphs of the article, a seemingly innocuous scene-setter describing Palin b ... More >>
Sarah ParadoskiHenry Rollins at the Pageant in 2008On Monday, local Republican Congressional candidate Ed Martin appeared on the "Dr. Gina Show" on KJSL (630 AM). As Daily RFT reports, Martin accused the Obama administration and incumbent Congressman Russ Carnahan of "taking away...The freedo ... More >>
Congress proposes a bill to strengthen the FDA's oversight of food safety. (Seattle Post-Intelligencer) Do top-tier seafood restaurants support sustainable fishing? An investigation by Charles Clover, who wrote The End of the Line, a must-read book on overfishing. (Vanity Fair) Are your plastic co ... More >>
Rush Hour 3 director Brett Ratner has been called a fauxteur, a womanizer and, worse, over budget. Why you should take him seriously anyway.
Week of November 9, 2006
Week of September 1, 2004
Mira Nair's Victorian England bursts with sensuality but not impact
Monty Python's Brian returns, bearing cinematic salvation
A show at Washington University takes us back to the present
It's not easy being furry
The Italian Job, a remake better than the original, is a steal
Dar Williams sings poignantly, but her sense of fun is intact
Ray Liotta wants to know why he loses roles to ... Owen Wilson?
Veteran NYC scenester Larry Tee was bored, so he engineered a social movement: electroclash
Saturday Night Live's prime player is rapidly outgrowing television's small screen
Is he a writer, director, actor or...sex symbol? Um, yes -- and more.
Alma Mahler may have been a harpy, but the witless adventuress portrayed in Bride of the Wind? Not likely.
Heath Ledger's in no rush to be a star. Why's everyone else in a hurry?
Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell isn't Carrie Bradshaw. Like, really.
When the Benetton clothing company dared to humanize death-row inmates in a $20 million ad campaign, Attorney General Jay Nixon threw a fit. Then he played right into their hands and sued them.
Co-written and directed by Michael Mann
By Christopher Jackson (CJ Productions)