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For a kinder, gentler take on A Star Is Born, try Judy Garland’s Easter Parade For a kinder, gentler take on A Star Is Born, try Judy Garland’s Easter Parade

Watch This offers movie recommendations inspired by new releases or premieres, or occasionally our own inscrutable whims. With the Academy Awards right around the corner, we’re suggesting the perfect pairings for this year’s Best Picture nominees—movies to watch with, or instead of, each of them.

Forgotten burger order leads to marital beef Forgotten burger order leads to marital beef

Take it from someone about to celebrate her 15th anniversary: Marriage can be a sumbitch. You’re trying to tie your life to someone who has their own hopes and dreams and interests, and how much will those forever tie to yours? Sure, on the wedding day, everyone always promises to put the other person first, but how…

Idaho man arrested for offering marijuana wax on Facebook to anyone who brought him fast food Idaho man arrested for offering marijuana wax on Facebook to anyone who brought him fast food

It looks like more and more states are getting on board with legalizing marijuana. Meanwhile, we can take some enjoyment in the idiot way some people get arrested, bartering this still-illegal substance in exchange for food and wares. We thought the guy trying to swap weed for a Circle K hot dog took the prize, but he…

Study: Roast dinner makes your kitchen air quality worse than Delhi’s Study: Roast dinner makes your kitchen air quality worse than Delhi’s

If you’re pulling off a nice Sunday dinner at home, with a roast, potatoes, vegetables, you probably are pretty pleased with yourself—ahead of the game for the week, and ready to settle in for a nice relaxing family dinner. You probably haven’t given much thought to the damage that roast dinner may be doing to your…

The best ways to get stinky food smells off your hands The best ways to get stinky food smells off your hands

This is a subject near and dear our hearts right now, as we just wrapped up Garlic Week, in which we made garlic bread, garlic beef, garlic soup… pretty much, we all smelled like garlic. Some people like that smell (not vampire-type people), but here was a question that has come up several times recently: What is the…

Last Call: Happy birthday to Kate Bernot! Last Call: Happy birthday to Kate Bernot!

The only thing I don’t like about having Kate Bernot for a co-worker is that she lives all the way in Montana, far away from the rest of The Takeout in Chicago. Too far! Of course, that makes her infrequent visits straight-up holidays. But even via Skype and Slack, Kate is a delight: unflappable, never surly (unlike a…

Woman dies hours after dining at acclaimed Michelin-starred restaurant in Spain Woman dies hours after dining at acclaimed Michelin-starred restaurant in Spain

People don’t usually worry about food poisoning from Michelin-starred restaurants, which makes this story from Spain all the more shocking. El Pais, a national newspaper in Spain, is reporting that an acclaimed restaurant in Valencia called RiFF is currently closed after a 46-year-old woman who dined with her family…

Costco-themed cake delivers birthday cheer in bulk Costco-themed cake delivers birthday cheer in bulk

I am not the best birthday planner, to be honest. Today is the fabulous Kate Bernot’s birthday, and did I fly out to Missoula to play “Happy Birthday” to her on my harmonica in person? No, but I did do it over Skype. I should have done so much more!

Burger King announces new grilled chicken sandwich with misguided attack on KFC Burger King announces new grilled chicken sandwich with misguided attack on KFC

Lately Burger King seems determined to take on its fellow fast-food giants, rather than just focusing on the merits of its own food. Apparently tiring of McDonald’s-lasered efforts like Big Mac competitor Big King XL and a one-cent Whopper deal for customers in the vicinity of Golden Arches, now BK may have KFC quaking…

Last Call: Who else misses Strangers With Candy? Last Call: Who else misses Strangers With Candy?

TruTV’s At Home With Amy Sedaris returned last night for a second season of charming hospitality advice, cheese ball recipes, and uncomfortable knife sharpening. Sedaris made a lovely appearance on The Late Show earlier this week to promote the new season, during which host Stephen Colbert’s and Sedaris reveal that…

Let's talk about the foods we used to hate and grew to love Let's talk about the foods we used to hate and grew to love

Food phases are normally considered a kid thing, a picky-eating behavior that’s outgrown. But they’re not only a childhood phenomenon, as we Takeout writers can attest. We recently discussed foods we once avoided but have since grown to appreciate or even enjoy, though it’s rare that we could pinpoint the exact…

Future marketing exec sells her Girl Scout cookies as “Momoa Samoas” Future marketing exec sells her Girl Scout cookies as “Momoa Samoas”

In the cutthroat world of Girl Scout cookie-selling, it takes considerable effort to become a champion, as former Scout/Takeout associate editor Kate Bernot can attest. Previously commended creative GSC-selling efforts have included everything from savvily positioning a table outside a pot dispensary to peddling…

FDA: Using young blood to try to halt aging not the best idea FDA: Using young blood to try to halt aging not the best idea

Sure, many of us fear aging, looking for a fountain of youth everywhere from Oil Of Olay in the drugstore aisle to showing off our readily available neck to a young, hunky vampire. The Washington Post reports that some people are actually looking for “young blood” treatments—“plasma infusions from young donors…

Should man who drunk-tipped $22,000 have to pay up? Should man who drunk-tipped $22,000 have to pay up?

When someone under the influence crashes their car into the side of a building, say, they are liable for that action. So if a whacked-out person hands out thousands of dollars in tips during an evening when they’re partying a bit heavily, they should also be held responsible, right?

What makes a good Oscar host? What makes a good Oscar host?

Hosting the Oscars is as thankless a task as performing the halftime show at the Super Bowl. Sure, it’s an honor to be invited, but you have to do an extraordinary job like Prince or Steve Martin to get any accolades at all. Pull off a passable but lackluster Maroon Five- or Neil Patrick Harris-level performance and…

Dinner rolls are a fine entryway into bread baking Dinner rolls are a fine entryway into bread baking

For the aspiring baker, bread is the Holy Grail. It’s like the Boston Marathon to your Couch-to-5K app. Yeast and starters and rising and punching down and proofing—none of that appears in the recipe on the back of the Toll-House chocolate chips bag. Yet there are few things as satisfactory as home-baked bread: the…

Last Call: How many towels do you have? Last Call: How many towels do you have?

If you went away from Twitter for a few hours over the weekend and then returned (haha, like that would ever happen), you may have been surprised to find that your feed had been entirely taken over by discussions about towels. Abdul Dremali, co-host of the Unreasonable Podcast, posted the seemingly totally reasonable…

Bank apologizes after customer told “all vegans should be punched in the face” Bank apologizes after customer told “all vegans should be punched in the face”

Although the climate-friendly diet of veganism is becoming more popular, followers still can find themselves on the receiving end of considerable scorn. For example, The Guardian reports that a British woman recently phoned NatWest bank, looking for a £400 loan so that she could get a nutrition diploma. Somehow this…

Valentine’s Day prankster tries to wring a free pity steak from Outback Valentine’s Day prankster tries to wring a free pity steak from Outback

Sure, Valentine’s Day may not be the greatest day in the world for a lot of people. Restaurants like Potbelly’s and Hooters tried to make things better for single diners by offering them free cookies and wings. But Uproxx reports that Twitter prankster @baconflavoring, a.k.a. Steven, decided to take advantage of…

Used hot-dog napkin cracks 26-year-old murder cold case Used hot-dog napkin cracks 26-year-old murder cold case

It’s like a case right out of CSI or Law & Order, if you are a person who enjoys such long-running television procedurals. Police had been trailing Minnesota businessman Jerry Westrom in January, after some DNA submitted for a genealogy site tied him or a relative to a Minneapolis murder scene in 1993. Westrom went to…

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