| Oct 31, 2011
| 1:10 PM
Where do they come up with this stuff? Gina and Scott Keatley are dressed as Popeye and Olive while their dog, Buttercup, is their fortifying spinach. Love it!.
Of course, a costume this good hard to be part of the 21st Annual Tompkins Square Halloween...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 1:04 PM
It's one of the most iconic movies in American cinema history, despite its running time of less than one minute.
In the film, four animated concession items — a candy bar, some popcorn, a box of candy and a soft drink — march up a movie...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 5:28 AM
Move over, Harry Potter. Spider-Man has arrived.
"I'm just not that into Harry Potter," explains 16-year-old Jordan Madow who preferred the newly reanimated Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man with hundreds of new details all the more noticeable through the...
| Jan 30, 2012
For millions of Americans, bagged salads are a miracle food, the perfect mix of health and convenience.
Time-pressed cooks can rip open a bag and pour the leaves right into the bowl, reassured by the "triple-washed" label that some wondrous process has...
| Mar 22, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Jan sent me an e-mail recently asking for a Culinary SOS for chicken from our archive: "I remember a Culinary SOS recipe from the late 1970s that I would love to have again. It was an entree called Gingerhouse Chicken......
| Jan 25, 2012
| 4:36 PM
When Wilco's ace guitarist, Nels Cline, told The Times recently that his band leader, Jeff Tweedy, was a "collage artist," one who could resurrect "treasured items," Cline was talking pop structures. Yet he apparently could have been discussing an...
| May 28, 2012
| 8:31 AM
Taste of River North
630 N. Kingsbury
Pie Guys Pizza Oven
405 N. Wabash Avenue
20" Popeye Pizza
Makes 6 giant slices
1 cup cold water
1 1/2 teaspoons salt...
| Dec 25, 2010
The Alex Film Society is tipping its hat to animation with the inaugural showing of "The Greatest Cartoons Ever!" — the crème de la crème of cartoons from the movies' Golden Age — in two screenings on Sunday at the Alex Theatre.
| Jun 12, 2012
| 1:33 PM
The Chicago Diner
3411 N. Halsted St. 773-935-6696
“Meat-free since ’83” is the motto at this restaurant, which looks like a classic American diner but serves vegetarian and vegan versions of comfort foods such as reuben sandwiches,...
| Jul 30, 2010
| 8:41 AM
When the heat is on, one sure-fire way to cool off is with theme park water rides. A good drenching or light spritzing is effective against the Florida sun this time of year.
The down side is the aftermath: wet clothes, squishy shoes, damp socks and...
| Mar 4, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Supermarket produce doesn't compare to home-grown fruits and vegetables, or even the stuff found at farmers markets, right? Maybe not. Spinach, it seems, might do better, nutrient-wise, under cool temperatures and continuous fluorescent light than in...
| Mar 29, 2009
Here are the top 5 Central Florida theme-park rides among those that have generated the most personal-injury lawsuits during the past 5 years. Eleven others — from Disney World's peaceful boat ride, It's a Small World, to SeaWorld's high-speed...