Marvel Studios' Thor opens in the US Friday, May 6. It’s the newest of a recent spate of movies based on Marvel comic books. Also coming, this summer are Captain America (July 22) with a planned crossover in The Avengers, due out next year. For now, it’s time to brush up on your knowledge of the Norse mythology and Mighty Thor. He's been fighting crime since his father, the Norse king of the gods, placed him on Earth in the 1962 Journey into Mystery #83. How much do you know about Thor?
Finding sun, trees, and tree art at Chicago's Morton Arboretum. One installation covers a tree outdoors in colorful crochet.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Mexican tacos.
Cinco de Mayo recipe: Mexican chocolate cake is even more delicious topped with a dollop of coffee cream. Of course, you don't have to just make it on Cinco de Mayo. It's good all year round.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with chicken chilaquiles.
A Kentucky Derby dessert almost as quick to make as the race itself.
Tame the spicy radish by combining it with sweet apples for a crunchy, fresh salad.
Kiwi, mango, and pineapple add a delicious sweet flavor to familiar chicken salad.
Browned butter adds a delicious flavor to the classic oatmeal cookie.
Our expression of mathematical comparisons is often illogical, the Monitor's language columnist points out, and it's not too hard to get it right.
A lentil salad with the bright flavors of spicy peppers and lime.