March 17, 2008
Colorado@Dallas 8 p.m. [ESPN2] It's the Crush vs. the Desperadoes. Need Mr. Flip say more? He certainly hopes not, because he doesn't know anything else about this game. Reality TV Dancing with the Stars 8 p.m. [chs. 2, 7] Heavy sports involvement here: the Miami Dolphins' Jason Taylor, former tennis star Monica Seles and ex-skating champion Kristi Yamaguchi. Oh, and Shannon Elizabeth. If you saw American Pie, you know she's a real sport.
January 6, 2002
They weren't even born when the movie came out, but Jason Biggs and Alicia Silverstone are catching up fast. The young actors are co-starring with Kathleen Turner in the stage adaptation of the 1967 movie The Graduate. The play makes its American premiere Thursday at the Mechanic Theatre, the first stop in a three-city tryout tour that will take it from Baltimore to Toronto to Boston before opening on Broadway in April. Directed and adapted by Terry Johnson, the production made its debut in London last year with Turner creating the role of seductive Mrs. Robinson.
November 25, 1992
Pumpkin may have been the Pilgrims' pride, but in many homes today, it just isn't Thanksgiving without pecan pie.The basic recipe -- eggs, corn syrup, sugar, vanilla and lots of pecans -- is ripe for experiment.Chocolate and bourbon come to mind as successful additions. Simply sprinkle in a few chocolate chunks along with the pecans; or, soak the nuts in bourbon for a day or so before making the pie.Golden ambrosia pecan pie combines elements of a Southern staple, ambrosia salad, with pecan pie.Classic pecan pie3 eggs3 heaping tablespoons sugar1 tablespoon flour1 cup white corn syrup1 cup pecans1 teaspoon vanillaunbaked pastry for a 9-inch pieHeat oven to 350 degrees.
August 1, 2003
That's right, they're back, the sexually obsessed guys from the last two American Pie films. Only this time, they're now young adults out of college, one of them is getting married, one of them is resolutely fighting the urge to grow up, and they're all continuing to wear out their welcome. The groom-to-be is Jim (Jason Biggs, who did untoward things with a pie in the first film), who has finally popped the question to the seemingly demure but hopelessly randy Michelle (Alyson Hannigan)
February 23, 2000
Make no mistake: "The Next Best Thing" is definitely a showcase for Madonna. Not only does she star in the film (along with Rupert Everett, who gets top billing), but she put the soundtrack album together. But even though the disc features new songs by the singer/actress, it would be wrong to say that the soundtrack to "The Next Best Thing" (Maverick 47595) is the next best thing to a new Madonna album. Anyone who was a fan of her last album, 1998's "Ray of Light," will find much to like about "The Next Best Thing."
April 21, 1991
This year's American pie is sour cherry. Diane Cordial baked the winning Ohio sour cherry pie that won the American Pie Celebration contest recently in New Orleans and took home a silver rolling pin, $7,000 worth of kitchen equipment and $3,000 in cash.Her pie, a filling of tart red cherries wrapped in a double crust, included a pastry map of Ohio inserted into the top crust, with a cherry marking Columbus -- the state capital. Ms. Cordial, 50, a registered nurse and mother of four from Powell, Ohio, has been baking pies for 40 years.