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Russia will enforce its anti-gay law during the Olympics after all

Despite assurances otherwise, athletes who “propagandize” will be “held accountable,” says a Russian official<p>Last week, the International Olympic Committee tried to tamp down calls to boycott the Sochi Olympics by assuring athletes and visitors that Russian officials wouldn't enforce the country's …

Steak Grilling 101

If you've tried to get that perfectly grilled steak at your cookouts this summer, but have failed time and time again, then you might be making a …

Destinations that pair well with wine and beer

A glistening glass of local wine, with a tasty little snack on the side - is there anything better? It's no coincidence that when a place produces particularly good wine and beer, a gourmet accompaniment seems to spring forth from the area to join in. Here we celebrate seven destinations that …

Chicago's best homegrown junk food

'Junk food' is often used as an insult, but in Chicago it's a celebrated art form. Known the world over for its gorgeous architecture, impressive museums, legendary sports teams, barely tolerable winters and cutting-edge cuisine, The Windy City is also home to some of the best guilty pleasure food …

Hamburger Trivia: Everything You Ever Needed To Know

Happy National Hamburger Day (again)! We hope everyone has eaten their burger today in celebration of our favorite food holiday. (If you haven't, step away from the screen and go eat one right this minute.)<p>We know we just recently celebrated our favorite food with National Burger Day on May 28th, …