| 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...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 11:26 AM
It’s the middle of summer -- do you know where your bathing suit is -- the one you promised to buy before Memorial Day?
Or are you looking ahead to the styles shown for 2015 at the recently completed Miami Swim Week with a sense of dread? (See the...
| 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 5, 2014
| 10:45 AM
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...
| 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...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 5:11 AM
Daring Chicagoans may not have to zip up a wet suit, jump into chilly Lake Michigan and hop on a surfboard 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...
| 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
| 10:35 AM
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...
| 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
| 5:29 PM
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...