Kevin Murphy on Rifftrax writing, Weird Al and This Island Earth

Tonight Rifftrax successfully funded its fifth Kickstarter. The former Mystery Science Theater 3000 team was seeking $250,000 to riff Samurai Cop, a selection of shorts featuring Paul F Tompkins, Trace Beaulieu and Frank Conniff, Mary Jo Pehl and Bridget Nelson and a super secret mystery movie that they can’t reveal the name of until the… Read More Kevin Murphy on Rifftrax writing, Weird Al and This Island Earth

365 Iowa Beers 226-235: Deep space & caffeinated beers

I’m bad at keeping up with writing about these beers. Sorry about that. I’m still drinking, I swear! I had a few freelancing assignments that kept my otherwise occupied. So here we are, back to beering. Beer 226: Toppling Goliath Twisted Galaxy ABV: 8.2% Notes: A very strong imperial IPA (surprise!) from Toppling Goliath. It… Read More 365 Iowa Beers 226-235: Deep space & caffeinated beers

Hinterland announces alt-J, Ryan Adams, Dwight Yokam and more

Oh hey, I’m still a music writer, aren’t I? So let’s take a break from beer/Ava posts for the lineup announcement for the Aug. 4-5 festival at the Avenue of the Saints Amphitheater in St. Charles. England’s alt-J and Ryan “Not Bryan” Adams will headline the festival, with a deep lineup of supporting acts: Gary… Read More Hinterland announces alt-J, Ryan Adams, Dwight Yokam and more