When Roald Dahl featured chewing gum that tasted like a three-course meal in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, marketing executives took note. The spectrum of chewing gum flavors has broadened tenfold since the book's publication, sometimes not for the better. Here are five flavors readily availabl ... More >>
In a world that contains dulce de leche Cheerios, peppermint patty-flavored coffee creamer and vegan mayonnaise, it's hard to imagine needing, let alone wanting, greater variety in foodstuffs. Yet still I do. Here are my top products I wish actually could be bought in a supermarket. 5. Cashew Butte ... More >>
As a child, I dreamed of diving head first into Roald Dahl's famous chocolate river. As an adult, I still do. Every. Single. Day. Here are five other Fictional Foods That I Wish Were Real (in no particular order because truly, I want them all):
Johnny Depp plays a vampire family-man
Like a lot of kids, I grew up watching Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory all year round -- but especially during the holidays. The movie is, to me, the best adaptation of a Roald Dahl book so far (just barely ahead of Matilda, of course). Gene Wilder plays the manic Willy Wonka with that perfect ... More >>
GroovehouseThis one's for the pop-culture junkies. For those who, like us, are tickled by all forms of pop media, whether it be literature, film or music... this list encompasses them all. A surprisingly high quantity of bands have named themselves after books, songs, and films; some are obvi ... More >>
With a glut of adult food memoirs on the market, it's easy to forget that some children's book rank among the best culinary literature. Here are my Top Five Food-Themed Children's Books. 5. Stone Soup (Marcia Brown). A wonderful lesson in collective cooking, Stone Soup recounts how visiting ... More >>
Sweets for the not-so-sweet
A decade after Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums, Generation Y's anointed auteur tries for a comeback with Fantastic Mr. Fox.
Wes Anderson brings his Wes Anderson-ness to animation — and it's a fantastic fit.
Things are not as they seem in Henry Selick's stunning stop-motion fairy tale
February 2 marks that special days in Western civilization, in which we commemorate the mystical powers of a being emerging from a hole in the ground. No, I'm not talking about Easter, but rather Groundhog Day. And what better way to mark the annual resurrection of Punxsutawney Phil then listing som ... More >>
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Emma Thompson's Nanny McPhee becomes a thing of beauty
The fourth Harry Potter rushes through its paces
Thanks to Depp and Burton, Willy Wonka just got weirder
Jim Carrey is in fine form, but the rest of Snicket is less fortunate
This weird school will wow kids
WorldFest is back with the best films you've never heard of
Monkeybone drops you into a surreal world overrun by your worst simian nightmares
The creators of Chicken Run find a little soul in a lump of clay
Veruca Salt would like it all. If not now, then eventually.
Matilda is a girl wise beyond her years; Jack, a boy trapped in a man's body
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