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2706, 2017

An Insider's Guide to Touring Bordeaux

By | June 27th, 2017|0 Comments

SPRAWLING VINEYARDS, cavernous wine cellars, formal, interminable meals—that’s Bordeaux, right? Yes, but that’s only half the bottle. France’s fifth largest city, the riverside port of Bordeaux rivals Paris when it comes to historical monuments. Among the most notable head-turners: the 15th-century Porte Cailhau, a turreted gate that marks [...]

2706, 2017

FIFA Releases Secret Report on Internal Corruption

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LONDON—One of the most closely-guarded documents in world sport, an internal report on the process that awarded soccer World Cup hosting rights to Russia and Qatar, was released on Tuesday after nearly three years of secrecy. While it showed no explicit ethical wrongdoing by the Russian and Qatari [...]

2706, 2017

The New Eye-Opener: Beer For Brunch

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Beer and Belgian waffles could be a delicious pair. So could ale and eggs. So says Anheuser-Busch InBev NV, Harpoon Brewery, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Founders Brewery Co. and other brewers, who are rolling out morning-friendly beers and hosting brunches to entice people to consider beer at a [...]

2706, 2017

Designer Heels That Feel Like Birkenstocks

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MARION PARKE does not want people to call her shoes comfortable. So apologies in advance, but having personally tried them, I can attest that they redefine comfort. It’s hard to forget about the hidden cushiness of her Italian-made heels once you’ve experienced it. Dr. Parke, an ex-podiatrist who [...]

2706, 2017

Comedian Eddie Izzard Gets a Glimpse of His Lost Childhood

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Eddie Izzard, 55, is a comedian and actor. He is the author of “Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death and Jazz Chickens” (Blue Rider). He spoke with Marc Myers. When I was a child, I was addicted to sugar. All kinds—liquid and solid—everything, except licorice. I thought [...]

2706, 2017

The Family Memory You Think You Have

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Illustration: Robert Neubecker By Sue Shellenbarger Sue Shellenbarger The Wall Street Journal Biography Google+ Sue.Shellenbarger@wsj.com June 27, 2017 10:47 a.m. ET 0 COMMENTS What are the odds that your most vivid family memory isn’t totally accurate? Parents are often surprised by what their teens and young adult children [...]

2706, 2017

This 1967 Dodge Charger Still Makes Beautiful Music

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David Dweck, 55, a real-estate investor from Boca Raton, Fla., on his 1967 Dodge Charger, as told to A.J. Baime. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, and the 50th birthday of my Dodge Charger. The year 1967 was a huge year for cars [...]

2706, 2017

Rural Youth Chase Big-City Dreams

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MAHASKA COUNTY, Iowa—Clow Valve Co. has seven job openings in this rural community where it makes fire hydrants and valves, and management thinks it will soon have more: One-third of the factory’s workforce of 400 will be eligible to retire in five years.  But listen to some of [...]

2706, 2017

Their Towns Overrun With Tourists, Some Italians Cry, 'Basta!'

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In Capri, a squabble between two mayors—who are also cousins—highlights a larger debate throughout Italy. While tourism is an important revenue source, many Italians up and down the Italian peninsula would like tourists—at least some of them—to stay away. Last year, Giovanni De Martino, the mayor of Capri, [...]

2606, 2017

New Zealand Cruises to Win America's Cup

By | June 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Bermuda Emirates Team New Zealand won the America’s Cup on Monday, wresting control of the nearly 166-year-old sailing trophy from Larry Ellison’s Oracle Team USA and dealing a blow to the Silicon Valley tycoon’s revamp of the competition. The Kiwis captured the trophy by winning the day’s lone [...]

2606, 2017

Why Chris Sale Never Shakes Off His Catcher. Like, Ever.

By | June 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Early in spring training, Boston Red Sox catcher Sandy Leon approached newly acquired ace Chris Sale hoping to build a rapport with his latest battery mate. He wanted to learn about Sale’s preparation routine, his strategy for attacking opposing lineups and, most important, which pitches he preferred to [...]

2606, 2017

Why Jordan Spieth's Tee Shots Didn't Matter

By | June 26th, 2017|0 Comments

The most astounding thing about modern professional golfers is how far they can drive the ball. The 300-yard tee shot now feels so routine that it’s easy to forget how exceptional it was 20 years ago. Yet the conclusion of the Travelers Championship on Sunday in Cromwell, Conn., [...]

2506, 2017

Team New Zealand Is on the Edge of Glory

By | June 25th, 2017|0 Comments

BERMUDA—Emirates Team New Zealand won a pair of America’s Cup races on Sunday to move within a single victory of capturing sailing’s flagship trophy from Larry Ellison’s Oracle Team USA. Racing in shifty breezes off Bermuda in front of a fleet of hundreds of spectator boats, the Kiwis [...]