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Memorial Day

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  • A bike spin through France's Loire Valley

    "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...
  • Summer swing: Bob's River Place

    Summer swing: Bob's River Place
    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,...
  • How to hire Bill Murray: Ted Melfi's 12-step plan for 'St. Vincent'

    How to hire Bill Murray: Ted Melfi's 12-step plan for 'St. Vincent'
    You're Ted Melfi, a first-time filmmaker, and you've written a movie about a cantankerous old guy who comes to realize the meaning of his life through the help of a lonely 12-year-old neighbor kid. It's called "St. Vincent," and you think Bill Murray...
  • Surf park proposed for Montrose Beach

    Surf park proposed for Montrose Beach
    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...
  • Serve those in uniform

    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...
  • History's 'Houdini' Unlocks 3.7 Million Viewers on First Night

    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...
  • Jorge Soler just latest prospect to stir Cubs' pot

    Jorge Soler just latest prospect to stir Cubs' pot
    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. Word-play...
  • Reg Henry: Cornhole is nothing to dismiss out of hand

    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 cornhole. This last activity would not have made my list of Labor Day activities a year ago, but...
  • Beanbag toss a game for the ages

    Beanbag toss a game for the ages
    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...
  • Box Office Down 15% in Hollywood's Worst Summer in Nearly a Decade

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - 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...
  • UFC 177: Barao out for revenge vs. Dillashaw

    The Sports Xchange By Dave Doyle, The Sports Xchange UFC 177: Barao out for revenge vs. Dillashaw SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Three months ago, the UFC bantamweight title fight between champion Renan Barao and unheralded challenger T.J. Dillashaw was derided...