It's been a ride. For nearly five years, I've enjoyed writing the Local Music 'Mericans column, getting to know some of my neighbors who are in love with music at least as much as I am. As a tribute to this column known as Local Music 'Mericans, I've been asked to list my top ten Q&A's in the hist ... More >>
A domineering Streep doesn't quite kill August: Osage County.
Aside from being a spitting image of actor Dermot Mulroney, KHYI-95.3 FMGeneral Manager Joshua Jones is quite the rising celeb. On a local level, anyway. He's taken advantage of the fact that he manages a station owned by true supporters of good, old-fashioned local and live radio, and the Jones fam ... More >>
The Family Stone is hard to like, harder still to hate
John Cusack's another endearing mutt in Must Love Dogs
Undertow relishes in the pain and beauty of a reclusive Southern family
Rose Troche uses the Altman method to reveal more suburban discomfort
Lovely and Amazing is slow and low-key but also charming and marvelous
Alan Rudolph's Trixie is happily stuck between a rock and the deep blue sea
Paul Newman fails to score in this empty caper flick
In Box of Moonlight, John Turturro finds himself...in a mediocre movie
Wedding smothers the romantic comedy--by embracing it hard
Kansas City is Robert Altman's best movie in years--but does anyone care anymore?
Two great actresses get stuck holding the Xerox in Copycat
How To Make an American Quilt stitches a contrived view of romance
Can Interscope do for four local bands what it did for Nine Inch Nails and Snoop Dogg?