December 3, 2013 |
This year's best team in the state of Illinois has an anthem. Sung to the beat of Mann's "Mack"--which also features Snoop Dogg and IYAZ--two NIU alumni have penned what is the 2013 equivalent of the Bears' 1985 "Super Bowl Shuffle. " NIU's student newspaper the Northern Star reports the brothers, Nolan and Trevor O'Malley, wrote the song to honor the Huskies' potential to capture their third consecutive Mid America Conference title. The tune features shoutouts to several of the team's players, including quarterback Jordan Lynch, and proudly proclaims the team's status as BCS...
October 22, 2013 |
A real “Taste of Home” is coming to Chicago. And it will be really cheesy. Stouffer's Mac 'N' Cheese food truck will be giving away free samples of their signature mac 'n' cheese in the Loop on Wednesday and Thursday. The samples will be passed out during lunchtime hours in three varieties, including savory bacon and chives, tangy buffalo chicken and classic macaroni and cheese. The truck will be stationed at the corner of Fairbanks and Ohio from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Couch and Franklin during the same time following day. The...
October 3, 2013 |
Let's get one thing out of the way: If you have not eaten a burger sandwiched between two halves of a “bun” made from deep fried mac-n-cheese, you have not truly lived. Rockit Burger Bar in Wrigleyville became the latest burger joint to jump on the burgers-with-ridiculous-things-as-buns trends. After seeing buns made from donuts, cronuts and ramen, Chef Amanda Downing said mac 'n' cheese was a natural progression. “[I thought] this could be the answer to the ramen burger," she said.
February 28, 2013 |
*1/2 (out of four) If the raucous, unjustly maligned “Project X” recalled hollering in the center of a bonkers, you-had-to-be-there party, “21 and Over” feels like being a sober, irritated designated driver wondering how much longer you have to spend with jackasses you never liked much to begin with. In many ways, the directorial debut from writers Jon Lucas and Scott Moore (who also wrote “The Hangover”) is like “Nephew of The Hangover.” A trio of Washington State college seniors engage in a crazy,...
February 24, 2013 |
Everyone seemed to be talking about what Seth MacFarlane would do as host of the Oscars. On Sunday night, MacFarlane kept that dialogue going, making Hollywood's big night all about Seth MacFarlane. The "Family Guy" creator opened the 85th Academy Awards ceremony with a flurry of jokes ranging from very inside Hollywood to funny to Ricky Gervais-style mean. (Chris Brown still is an easy mark.) MacFarlane got in jabs about Ben Affleck's Best Director snub for "Argo" and Daniel Day-Lewis' attempt to always stay in character during the...
February 20, 2013 |
A year after Billy Crystal helmed the Oscars for approximately the 40 millionth time, hosting duties fall to “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane, who's directed a grand total of one movie and had a minor role alongside Dwayne Johnson (and Crystal) in “Tooth Fairy.” Of course, Crystal's shtick was shockingly stale at the 2012 Academy Awards, and the sometimes-hilarious MacFarlane's one movie happens to be “Ted,” the highest-grossing R-rated comedy of all time. Considering MacFarlane's limited movie history and...