Best News of the Week: Southwest Diner is open for dine-in service again!

There are some things you begin to understand as you get older. One of those is how you define a great restaurant. Is it the food? Is it the people? Is it just comfy and easy, or next to your house? Here’s the thing about Southwest Diner: they are all three and then some. The … More Best News of the Week: Southwest Diner is open for dine-in service again!

What I Voted For: Buffa’s 2021 St. Louis Film Critics award ballot

You know what’s worse than spoiled shrimp? Stalling an article that revolves solely around picks and decisions with a long-winded and mostly meaningless opening paragraph. All I’ll say before we launch is that 2021 was the year of the indie delights, at least on my ballot. Here are my picks for the 2021 St. Louis … More What I Voted For: Buffa’s 2021 St. Louis Film Critics award ballot

Dear Younger Kids: Please don’t take your grandparents for granted

Life presents a double-edged sword to contend with as the years stack up. If you are going to love something or someone, the fact that it can’t last forever smacks you in the face–like a warranty on the upcoming relationship. If love is on one end, the other edge of the sword is grief. Ten … More Dear Younger Kids: Please don’t take your grandparents for granted

A few words about Jeremy Strong and Kendall Roy: The vital glue at the heart of HBO’s ‘Succession’

Here’s the thing about HBO’s white hot series, “Succession:” It wouldn’t be near as good without Jeremy Strong. The New York published a profile of the very talented actor, one that painted him as a tortured artist putting himself through intense methods on set. The piece made him out to be Daniel Day Lewis Jr., … More A few words about Jeremy Strong and Kendall Roy: The vital glue at the heart of HBO’s ‘Succession’