October 23, 2013 |
Baxter, did you eat that entire tub of ice cream in the freezer? We're not even mad, that's amazing. In an ode to Ron Burgandy and the upcoming Anchorman sequel, Ben and Jerry's has announced the release of Scotchy, Scotch Scotch, a limited-edition butterscotch overload flavor set to hit store shelves in the coming weeks. The flavor is a mix of butterscotch ice cream with butterscotch swirls, an homage to the fictional San Diego news anchor's spirit of choice. It follows several other batches that honor pop-culture icons, including Stephen Colbert's Americone Dream...
February 3, 2013 |
So it's a bummer that the Bears weren't in the Super Bowl. Again. But there still were fans in Chicago with plenty at stake. RedEye sent Jack Silverstein ( @readjack ) to Ravens haven Fizz Chicago and Ryan Smith ( @ryansmithwriter ) to 49ers stronghold Cheesie's . They captured the supreme joy and bitter agony of Super Bowl Sunday from each perspective. Here are the highlights, in reverse chronological order. FOURTH QUARTER 12:52: The Ravens extend their lead with a field goal.
January 29, 2013 |
This probably isn't what you'd expect to hear from the wingman, but here goes: The Super Bowl isn't worth your time or energy. It's an American tradition that is in dire need of a shake-up. Allow me to break down why the Super Bowl is a bona fide crap-a-thon. It isn't really for the fans The corporate shilling is so depressing, it makes me want to sell all my possessions and go live in a tree like my friend Timmy D. I understand the ads are what make the game go 'round, but do we really need the third annual Valtrex Tommy Bahama Cialis Margaritaville Turner Classic Movies...
April 26, 2012 |
** (out of four) When a thriller features an author famous for a story about an incessantly beating heart, the movie has no excuse not to make viewers' chests pound, too. Sadly, “The Raven” turns a fictionalized take on the last days of Edgar Allan Poe's (John Cusack) life into a routine investigation of a serial killer, albeit one modeling his work after Poe's writing. “I believe the killer is taunting us,” says detective Fields (Luke Evans), since that's what detectives always say in this situation.
April 25, 2012 |
John Cusack claims to have little in common with Edgar Allan Poe. But clad in an all-black outfit and answering questions thoughtfully between long drags of a cigarette in a lonely room deep in the bowels of McCormick Place during the recent Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo , Cusack could be a contemporary update of the tormented author whose Victorian-style cape the actor dons in"The Raven," opening Friday. That is, if he still had the jet-black goatee he grew for the role.
January 19, 2012 |
Good news, Bears fans, this weekend's NFC championship game won't end with Jay Cutler limping, er, standing around on the sidelines with a sour look on his face. He'll be doing that at home. Just kidding, Jay. Tell Kristin Cavallari I said hi. Such a cutie. Where was I? Oh, yes, the Bears-less NFL playoffs. This weekend, the Super Bowl matchup will be set. Two teams will earn a chance at NFL immortality - and maybe even score with Madonna. I'm sorry, that's just wrong.