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It's hard to imagine, but once upon a time basketball was dominated by white people. They didn't believe in jump shots or dunking, and played a slow style committed to strategically running the clock down. The story of how that staid game became the fast-breaking, high-flying sport we know t…
Bicycling is many things: exercise, transportation, recreation. For me, a bike commuter averse to gyms, it's one thing above all others: adventure.
The Muskegan ferry, used to transport cyclists and their bikes over the lake waters.
A view of the Milwaukee skyline as it recedes from the deck of the Muskegan ferry.
The beginning of the Kenosha Bike Trail
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A graveyard of the Arcdiocese of Milwaukee, in St. Francis, Wis.
Maximilian Riedel never had to think much about a career. For legions of oenophiles, his last name is synonymous with appreciating the world's finest wines.
Wine glassware company Riedel says the right glass can make or break your wine. Maybe so, but perfection isn't cheap.
During the last few decades, a very good thing has happened in many bars and liquor stores around the country: Budweiser, Coors and Miller swill has been pushed aside in favor of local options from increasingly creative and prolific microbreweries.
If you've ever decided to escape Chicagoland by heading to northern Michigan for a weekend, you probably came home happy—and dreading the next long drive north. The state's ubiquitous "Pure Michigan" ads feature plenty of azure lakes, immaculate golf courses and fertile farms, but always avo…
There is no shortage of spices and sweets in Istanbul.
The Library of Celsus, one of the most memorable (reconstructed) ruins in Ephesus, was built in the 2nd century AD in honor of a consul of the Roman province of Asia, which included most of what is now called Turkey.
Tourists try to capture what's left of a Byzantine-era mosaic in the Hagia Sophia, in Istanbul.
The ancient Turkic people considered the crescent moon and star holy symbols. So the modern republic's flag (including this one affixed to a building in Antalya) showcases them.
A gulet comes into port in Fethiye, on the southwestern coast.
When I told an acquaintance that my wife and I would be honeymooning in Turkey, he stared at me blankly, and then bluntly asked, "Why?" Everyone I know who has visited says it's a beautiful country full of fascinating history, I responded. He didn't so much agree with as tolerate our choice:…
A mosque in central Istanbul, two blocks from the Galata Bridge
South Shore Clean Cities is helping northern Indiana's drivers and businesses—even its national park—transition to a new energy age
Planners and development officials from six communities in Shore's readership area agree: It's time to bring people back to the city.
Ninety-nine years ago, the U.S. government banned what is almost certainly the world's most misunderstood liquor: absinthe. The licorice-flavored drink was the victim of its own success, and mythology. Wildly popular in Europe in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, "the green fairy" beca…
"In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes," Benjamin Franklin quipped at the end of the 18th century. But indefinite population growth and finite fossil fuel supplies point to a 21st-century certainty that business owners are especially aware of: rising energy prices.
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