| Sep 4, 2013
| 8:32 AM
It was a possible case of over-sharing for Google on Tuesday, as the tech giant may have accidentally revealed its upcoming smartphone in a video promoting its Android operating system.
Google and Nestle teamed Tuesday to announce that the next...
| Oct 20, 2013
With Chicago-area unemployment stubbornly higher than the national average, the fabled City That Works isn't exactly living up to its name these days.
The Pullman rail car factories are long idle, the famed Chicago stockyards have vanished, and even...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
It is 8 inches high, 18 inches around, made of crystal and, in my house, as dangerous as a loaded gun.
It appears each year in mid-October and does not vanish until after Easter. It occupies the space between my home office and my bathroom; I pass it...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 6:22 PM
We've all got our favorites when it comes to Halloween candy. Snickers, Butterfinger, M&Ms. To paraphrase Homer Simpson, "Mmmmmmm, candy."
But when you paw through that stash of Halloween candy and pull out your favorites, did you know that your choice...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 9:48 AM
Three cookbooks by Chicagoans are among the finalists for a prestigious culinary award from the International Association of Culinary Professionals.
“Prep School,” a book compiling James P. DeWan's cooking method and technique columns that...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The project took five months of planning, 11 days to film and a specially rigged SUV to conceal six puppeteers.
A crew of 100 people shot some scenes in Malibu, Pico Canyon, Stevenson Ranch, Playa del Rey and Universal City.
This wasn't for a movie or...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 10:20 AM
Three Southern California authors are among the finalists for the International Assn. of Culinary Professionals’ annual cookbook awards.
In the announcement Tuesday morning, Suzanne Goin was honored for “The A.O.C. Cookbook”, Anne...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 4:56 PM
The Kit Kat bar was just named the most influential candy bar in the world by Time. And something called Chicken Dinner also made the cut.
No, the Chicken Dinner bar doesn't have any actual chicken in it. The official name, Sperry's Chicken Dinner...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Fox has sold all of its TV ad inventory for Super Bowl XLVIII, slated to be played February 2 and broadcast by the 21st Century Fox-owned network from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Now the network is moving to line up clients for other types of...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 3:10 PM
For Ellen Jansen, 77, a 14-ounce package of kielbasa was the final straw.
"Enraged, that's how I feel! Kielbasa used to be a one-pound package for that price," said Ellen, who is my mother and a discerning consumer. "Do manufacturers think we're stupid?...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 11:05 AM
Nestle is attempting to cash in on the Super Bowl hype by launching an ad campaign for its new Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups during the big game. "The Simpsons" fans will be sorry to hear that so far, Bart, Butterfinger's main mascot, doesn't make an...