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"We have chaptalized. We have done in it California, on rare occasions, but we have, and we've done it in wines from Oregon, again on fairly rare …

Before Midnight – review

For those of us of a certain age, the screen love story that has slowly played out between Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke over the course of two decades …

Portugal: Here’s why you should invest in us

Two-and-a-half years after it took a bailout and embarked on a plan to turn its economy around, Portugal has made deep economic reforms. Those reforms helped cripple its economic growth—in the first quarter of the year, GDP fell 0.4% from the previous quarter, and was down 4.0% from a year earlier. …

Economic Reform

New crop of wine books weighty, rewarding

Wine books typically aren't what you might think of as breezy summer reading, and this season's collection is particularly serious, although …

Richard Linklater on the enduring appeal of Jesse and Celine

Down a crackling phone line, from his home in Austin, Texas, Richard Linklater – cult slacker icon, unerring romantic and one of Hollywood's earliest …

Serious Reads: 5 Books We're Loving

1. Cooked, by Michael Pollan<p>The newest book by prolific author and journalist Michael Pollan (<i>The Omnivore's Dilemma</i>) details Pollan's cooking education. The book makes a strong argument that Americans should cook more, and takes the reader through techniques using fire (barbecue), water (stews), …

Julie Delpy on Before Midnight, the Art of Arguing Topless, and Her Days as a French “Gang Member”

<i>The following post contains mild plot spoilers.</i><p>It has been 18 years since Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, and Ethan Hawke premiered their romantic, European-set indie <i>Before Sunrise</i>. This Friday, nine years after the charming sequel,<i>Before Sunset</i>, the trio reunites with <i>Before Midnight</i>, an …

Box Office Update: ‘Before Midnight’ Has Big First Weekend

Box Office Update: 'Before Midnight' Has Big First Weekend<p>While most box office reports are going on about how “Fast & Furious 6” is headed for a …

Box Office

It wasn't always called "Return of the Jedi" and 24 more things you (probably) didn't know about "Star Wars: Episode VI," in honor of its 30th anniversary. Read more: http://aol.it/12t88s0

Reel Women: ‘Before Midnight’ Is the Beautifully Honest Relationship Film You Need to See

Richard Linklater brings his 'Before' trilogy to close this week with 'Before Midnight,' in which we pick up with Celine (Julie Delpy) and Jesse …

Mexico official fired for daughter's 'abuse of power'

<b>Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has fired a senior official over an incident caused by his daughter at an exclusive restaurant last month.</b><p>Humberto Benitez Trevino's daughter caused outrage by using his influence to try to close down the bistro after it did not give her a table she wanted.<p>The …

Mexico

Newcastle United tops survey of matchday travel among football fans

Manchester United may have bagged the Premier League title, but Old Trafford is relegation fodder when it comes to fans' transport needs according to …

College Football Teams in Recruiting Hot Beds Struggling to Attract Top Talent

A major help to a program's recruiting is its location, as schools like Texas, Florida, Miami, Georgia and USC will certainly agree. Residing in an area rich with talent is a huge aid, as schools can pluck good local talent who usually grew up rooting for the program.<p>However, some schools will …

Homebuyers clueless about mortgages

The housing market is heating up, yet many house hunters are not prepared to take on the biggest purchases of their lives.<p>When it comes to mortgages, homebuyers answered basic questions about terms, how to choose a lender and financing wrong nearly one-third of the time, according to an April …