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ENTERTAINMENT
October 31, 2013 | Matt Pais, @mattpais and RedEye movie critic
** (out of four) Think of how sleepy you become after Thanksgiving dinner and you'll know the effect of “Free Birds,” a 3-D comedy-adventure that reinforces the dire state of animation in depressing fashion. Even a movie that doesn't follow the identical plotline as everything else - fortunately, “Free Birds” isn't about a baby turkey who wants to grow up to be something more - suffers from a near-total lack of cleverness. It's not for lack of trying. “Free Birds” is absolutely manic, favoring quantity over quality, and racing past jokes that might have been a little funny with extra time to breathe.
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NEWS
November 21, 2012 | By Erin Vogel @eringejuice and For RedEye
When Howard Brown first decided to raise money to provide turkey dinners for hungry families at his church, the Christ Unity Church on the South Side, he started small, with a goal to raise about $500 to buy 40 turkeys. With the help of his fellow students at Roosevelt University, Brown has raised nearly $1,900, almost four times his original goal, in only two weeks. Through a program he called Swipe to Wipe Out Hunger, students were able to donate money by swiping their meal plan cards in their cafeteria to donate their flex dollars, money that would normally be lost if it isn't used up by the end of the school year.
NEWS
November 21, 2012 | By Erin Vogel @eringejuice and For RedEye
Here's how some Chicago colleges are celebrating Thanksgiving students who remain on campus. Columbia College: Columbia will participate in the Thanksgiving Fellowship program run by the International House at the University of Chicago for eight international students to spend their Thanksgiving holiday with an American family in Southern Illinois. Northwestern University is also doing a similar program called Host an International, where university staff, faculty and students open their homes to international students on Thanksgiving.
NEWS
November 20, 2012 | Stephen Markley
Turkey Day nears, and we've all got big, complicated plans that involve drinking with your high school buddies in all your favorite hometown bars, navigating whatever familial crises and complaints that will arise in the space of 72 hours, and where to take a nap after the wine and turkey and potatoes kick in. Also, don't forget, this Friday - Black Friday, as it's known - is a show of solidarity for the first strike by Wal-Mart workers in...
ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 2012 | By Hannah Greene and For RedEye
If you've ever stared down a raw turkey in your kitchen sink, dining out for Thanksgiving may have crossed your mind. Some of us can't simply stroll out of the grocery store, into the kitchen and whip up an entire holiday meal that does justice to this month's cover of Food & Wine magazine. And frankly, some of us don't really want to. If you're seeking a twist on the classics, some global flair, or you just want someone else to take care of Thanksgiving this year, take your pick from this list of turkey masters.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 22, 2011
Some like their pizza cut in squares, while others swear by slices. For as long as we've been stuffing our faces with delicious food, there have been conflicts about the way we eat it. Addressing such fervent foodie issues, we are proud to introduce Food fight. Which part of the turkey is better? WHITE MEAT When it comes Thanksgiving, life is food on food on food. More is definitely more and as such, I say white meat all the way. Simply put, there's more of it. So while you're off enjoying a few servings of dark meat, I'll be off making turkey sandwiches, enchiladas, pot pies, salads and my recreation of those KFC famous bowls--with turkey.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 22, 2011
Some like their pizza cut in squares, while others swear by slices. For as long as we've been stuffing our faces with delicious food, there have been conflicts about the way we eat it. Addressing such fervent foodie issues, we are proud to introduce Food fight. Are you for or against canned cranberry sauce? FOR The book isn't always better than the movie adaptation, and by the same logic, fresh foods aren't always better than processed ones. When it comes to cranberries, I like them plopped in front of me with all the dazzling special effects - extra sugar, jelly coating and, yes, even that ribbed can shape.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 15, 2011 | By Curt Wagner and RedEye
Some of my fondest memories of my early single years (notice I said “early”) in Chicago have to do with the holidays, when my friends and I would get together and not only drink, but make Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. Those get-togethers always were enjoyable and sometimes uncomfortable - I'm thinking specifically of the time I accidentally eavesdropped on some rather loud sex being had in the bedroom next to the pantry where I was trying to sleep. Anyway, a friend introducing a new boyfriend or girlfriend into the group also could cause strange, funny and awkwards moments - a situation that Fox's sitcom “New Girl” perfectly captures in its “Thanksgiving” episode airing at 8 p.m. Nov. 15. It's the best episode of the season so far. In it, Jess (Zooey Deschanel)
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