| Jun 4, 2013
| 10:59 AM
The cantankerous-geezers-in-the-park school of drama gains another intriguing entrant with Sherod Santos' "Lives of the Pigeons," now in a world premiere at Side Project under Adam Webster's direction. The DNA in Santos' work has far more in common with...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 3:10 PM
When it comes to rewarding distraction — we would never suggest it was a waste of time — there's nothing quite like grabbing the crossword puzzle, retreating to a comfortable chair and battling it out with Mr. Shortz, Mr. Reagle or whoever...
| Nov 7, 2013
The rubber duck and chess were selected for the U.S. National Toy Hall of Fame on Thursday.
They were chosen from among 12 finalists including bubbles, Clue, Fisher-Price Little People, little green army men, Magic 8 Ball, My Little Pony, Nerf toys, Pac-...
| Nov 16, 2013
Ed Sloman spends a lot of time at work playing games.
Sloman, the owner of Games and Stuff in Glen Burnie, says he's probably played thousands of the board, card and storytelling tabletop games he sells, but his all time favorite is Magic: The Gathering...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 2:42 PM
Betty B. Scher, a nurse who was known to family and friends as having boundless energy and a lifelong thirst for knowledge, died Nov. 13 at her home. The Baltimore resident was 87.
When her children told extended family members she had died, few...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 4:06 PM
Stray rays of sunlight streamed through an expanse of windows at the Maple Park Community Center, reflecting on hundreds of black and white chess pieces awaiting competition.
The competitors, aged from kindergarten to high school, entered the center&...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 1:39 PM
At the age of 6, Merl Reagle could spell the names of every kid in his first-grade class. For some reason, he still doesn't know why, he started linking them together.
"Maybe somebody gave me a piece of graph paper. I don't know," Reagle said. "I was...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 2:21 PM
Rose G. Vassallo, a retired construction firm bookkeeper, died of complications of renal failure Thursday at the Ellicott City Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was 84 and lived in Ellicott City.
Born Rose Grace Mignone in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 9:05 PM
Top-seeded Peter Schweitzer of Williamsburg and No. 2 Henry Prillaman of Newport News advanced to Sunday’s 9 a.m. final of the Virginia State Men’s 45 Clay Court Championships at Hilton Tennis Club.
Schweitzer beat Smithfield&...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 5:12 PM
After Phiona Mutesi lost her father to AIDS when she was 3 years old, she grew accustomed to always feeling hungry and searching for food in one of the world’s worst slums.
When she was 9 years old, she followed her brother to where she had heard...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 5:20 PM
As Judy Greiner strolled through San Francisco's Chinatown in the mid-20th century, she couldn't help noticing that the bespectacled Jewish bubbes and tattooed Asian gamblers were eyeing one another with wary respect.
You wouldn't want to meet a...