| 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...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 9:59 AM
Ever since the moment in "Bottle Rocket" (1996) when Luke Wilson's character paused during a robbery of his own boyhood home to straighten a toy soldier on a bedroom shelf, writer-director Wes Anderson announced his intentions as an artist of serenely...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:25 PM
It's one of Hollywood's longest-running guessing games: Who will succeed Walt Disney Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Robert Iger? And it just got a little more interesting.
Anne Sweeney's announcement this week that she will step down as head of...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 4:54 PM
Alice Johnson noticed the checker boards that recently popped up behind her house, a neat brick rowhouse in the Barclay neighborhood of Baltimore.
"People will definitely use them," she said. "I play. I wish I could play chess, too."
She should have...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 9:03 PM
The revelers who had lingered along Biscayne Boulevard hours after Game 3 of the NBA Finals were gone after another game and another defeat two days later, vanishing just like their beloved team.
The party may be over in South Beach, and not just...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 11:49 AM
There are no such things as baby steps when youngsters jump feet-first into the world of competitive chess.
Annie Wang was 5 when she first saw the 32 classic chess fixtures: knights, bishops, rooks, pawns and the king and queen. “I thought they...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 4:38 AM
A Chinese court has sentenced three people to death and five others to prison in connection with a deadly terrorist attack in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square last fall, authorities said Monday.
Two pedestrians were killed and about 40 were injured in...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 2:49 PM
Francis W. Parker School’s Chess Camp
This one-week Chess Wizards camp is for grades K–8. Learn chess openings, tactics and end-game models, plus variations on the classic game, like Bughouse, Allies and Fischer Chess. Campers are divided...
| Oct 4, 2013
This weekend more than 120 games will be playable on the streets of Culver City as part of IndieCade, a […]...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 6:43 PM
A Pine Crest School graduate from Weston is in the hunt for the final table at the World Series of Poker -- and he has a lot of friends rooting for him.
Jonathan Schoder, 22, is still alive with only 97 players remaining at the Rio All-Suites Hotel in...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 1:46 PM