| Aug 1, 2014
| 3:52 PM
"Follow me," I said to my fiancé, Carlos, as we hopped on our rental bikes in Orléans, just one hour south of Paris on the high-speed Train à Grande Vitesse.
"Anywhere!" he replied.
Once a playground for the French noblesse, the beautiful surroundings...
| Aug 2, 2014
There's no advertising budget at Bob's River Place.
After more than 40 years and multiple generations of fans, the homegrown swimming hole on the Suwannee River, an hour northwest of Gainesville, doesn't need it.
"I do this just for the entertainment,...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Spidey lost his grip on the top of the national home video sales chart after just one week due to the newly released Adam Sandler comedy "Blended," a theatrical underperformer distributed by Warner Bros.
The film, which costars Drew Barrymore, only...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 11:22 AM
Just as the season's winding down, there's finally a definitive pick for Song of the Summer: Iggy Azalea's "Fancy."
The surprise of few (and to the chagrin of many), Billboard Magazine has tracked the single's collective rankings on its Hot 100 chart,...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 5:25 PM
David and Susan Herron of Severna Park were having a delightful Labor Day on their 28-foot sailboat until the Chesapeake Bay Bridge got in the way.
"Get down!" yelled Susan at her husband as she saw the mast crack against the bridge. The tall aluminum...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 12:37 PM
Daring Chicagoans may not have to zip up a wetsuit, jump into chilly Lake Michigan and hop on a surf board just to ride a wave.
They could hang ten without dipping a toe in the lake if Chicago Surf, a proposed stationary surf park, opens next summer...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 3:54 PM
The most recent Defense Department budget envisions a smaller, lighter force serving the country in the years to come. That makes sound financial sense for a federal government swimming in debt, but it illuminates the rocky road traveled by veterans as...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 4:30 PM
History's two-part original movie "Houdini," featuring Adrien Brody as The Great Harry Houdini, drew 3.7 million viewers for its first installment on Monday night, according to preliminary Nielsen estimates.
While a solid number, it lags a handful of...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 7:17 PM
Besides headline writers, nobody enjoyed the Cubs' latest move more than their loyal fans, who understandably get more puffy-chested with each promotion.
Soler powers Cubs. Soler energy sparks rally. Soler eclipses 30-home-run mark.
| Aug 27, 2014
| 3:41 PM
Labor Day is almost upon us, a time to relax, enjoy the waning warmth of summer, have a few adult beverages, consider the contributions of labor and play the beanbag-tossing game known as cornhole.
This last activity would not have made my list of Labor...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Summer in Hollywood iced over early, and never recovered.
Despite an August thaw that saw "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" shatter expectations, the summer box office will likely finish at its lowest point in eight years....