Calender-wise, every year starts at the beginning of January. But when it comes to pop-culture, the year "kicks off" (hey-o!) with the advertising blitz (so many football puns!) that is the Super Bowl, when advertisers collectively spend brajillions of dollars to tell us how to think and feel during ... More >>
Greg Peoples does. Now in its roughly one-millionth year, Who Wants to be a Millionaire is still going strong, although it's a little different now than it was before you probably stopped paying attention. For one thing, original host Regis Philbin is long gone, replaced by Meredith Vieira, w ... More >>
Depending on what you think the proper role of a real musician might be or what a real musician is or looks like, the Inactivists (due at The Walnut Room tonight) might either be the ultimate novelty act or an inspired conspiracy of talented artists with a shared love of warped humor.
It's been a long, strange trip for former Westword cover boy Rick Rosner, who debuted in these pages in 1986 as a roller-skating stripper/waiter who also happened to be the second-smartest man in America, according to Omni magazine. Since those innocent days, Rosner's penchant for exhibitionism ha ... More >>
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This bullrider's dream of a million bucks was gone in 1.8 seconds.
Miramax sabotages Pinocchio with a lousy dub.
The media play catch-up on the state's largest-ever blaze.
The Unkindest Cut
The day the music died
Hemi Cuda's new CD is thick and tasty.
If Rick Rosner can master high school, he can certainly master Millionaire.
JOAs can be bad news for newspaper employees.
The men behind this season's best shows -- and biggest failures -- blame it all on Regis.
The News VP asks children's help in watching the competition
The Lost Pages!
Trivia Bowl 1999.