In 2009, J.C. Reid (who now handles barbecue coverage for the Houston Chronicle) wrote a memorable post called "Top 5 Creepiest Halloween Candy" in which zit poppers, box of boogers and scab-a-roni were some of the attention-getting highlights. In referencing the scab-a-roni (do they even make tha ... More >>
Byron Singer returns to the X-Men franchise and brings lots of exposition with him.
At Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, the food plays a starring role.
On Halloween night, I sat at home having wine with two of my best friends. No trick-or-treaters ever come through our neighborhood, thanks to its close proximity to the county jail, so we were set for a quiet evening of drinking and cheese-bingeing. Until one friend pulled out the Halloween candy. ... More >>
My family spoiled me rotten for Easter: I received no fewer than four solid chocolate bunnies (YES!) and an assortment of Robin Eggs, peanut butter cups and other treats including...a box of Milk Duds. Well, that was a lovely blast-from-the-past surprise. I hadn't had a Milk Dud in about ten years. ... More >>
I don't listen to a lot of podcasts because, well, they're long and usually unpleasant. However, I did check out one linked on IMDb the other day -- The Battleship Pretension -- because the topic was one near to my heart: Why Going to the Movies Sucks. Honestly, the subject of shitty moviego ... More >>
I adore pumpkin. It's orange (my favorite color), healthful (fiber! Vitamin A!), and associated with two lovely, food-centric holidays (Halloween and Thanksgiving). Starting around October, I always find myself on the hunt for pumpkin-flavored foods, and this autumn is no exception. So, betw ... More >>
When it comes to movies for Mandy, Moore isn't better
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Kathy Bates makes an art of being a bitch in Dolores Claiborne