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Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 09:43 am
  Tuesday – August 19th – One of Clint Eastwood’s most overlooked and underrated films in recent years, Hereafter (2010), airs on FXM at 11:00 pm. Tackling a fractured n...
Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 10:34 am
 More on happiness in, and with cities, a topic I touched on in “Land of mope and worry.” Wages and housing alone don’t predict where people want to live very well. Cities like San Fran...
Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 03:50 pm
It’s been a rough year where deaths in the world of film are concerned. While we acknowledge their passing and recognize the inherent misfortune that accompanies these events, we only begin to rec...
Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 02:23 pm

Middle Class Fashion / The Luzhin Defense / FUCK///MOUNTAIN

  Middle Class Fashion Acclaimed St. Louis band Middle Class Fashion describe themselves as “sugar sweet pop with a secret dark side.” The Luzhin Defense FUCK///\\\MOUNTA...
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 04:34 pm

Jolie Holland at the Duck Room, St.Louis 8/9/14

  While the idea behind my You had to be there column is to shine a bitter, vindictive light on a sampling of musical, artistic and other cultural events you probably missed out on in Spri...
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 09:04 am
A while back, I edited and wrote chapter introductions to a collection of essays on the influence of Daniel Burnham, the architect-turned-city planner whose 1909 Plan of Chicago gave Chicago its fa...
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 10:02 pm
 It’s hard for me to put into words just how much Michael Dowse’s What If irritated me.  Not so much like fingernails on a chalkboard, which is thankfully only a brief annoyanc...
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 06:10 pm
 Having now sat through three Expendables movies, I can safely say that this is the most predictable franchise in film history. Nothing, and I mean nothing comes as a surprise in Sylves...
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 06:01 pm
 I often tell people where popular movies are concerned – “Keep your expectations low and you might end be pleasantly surprised.”  Such is the case with Let’s be Cops, a goofy b...

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