| Aug 5, 2014
| 12:28 PM
Coqui swallowed your vowels? Chillax, frenemy! Breathe deeply, practice qigong to increase your life force and maybe your Scrabble score. Or just give up that word game all together and go straight to numbers and Sudoku.
If none of that makes sense,...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 4:27 PM
If you haven't been keeping up with the local news, I'm the "professor arrested and promoted while in prison."
Over the last year, due to a concatenation of bad luck and even worse judgment, I spent portions of my summer and spring break in a "pre-trial...
| Jul 20, 2014
Like many of her fellow students at the University of Chicago, Darrian Robinson texts frequently, is in a sorority and likes to spend her free time binge-watching popular TV shows, like "Orange Is the New Black" and "New Girl."
But among the...
| 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...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 10:07 AM
The number two chess player in the world, Levon Aronian, shared his desire to increase chess' status in the United States, his road to success and his take on the 2014 FIFA World Cup at a Monday night event with fans in Glendale.
| Jul 22, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The Toronto Film Festival has announced more than 40 titles -- a mix of awards contenders, star-powered indies, and international arthouse fare -- screening in its Gala and Special Presentations program this September, including Denzel Washington's "The...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 4:40 PM
The Magic invited a couple hundred kids to the RDV Sportsplex on Thursday. Youngsters like Christopher Durant ran around, did pushups, situps, basketball drills and were given nutritional advice.
"Proteins, fruits and salads," the 13-year-old said. "And...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 9:23 AM
MIDDLETOWN — A chess board set up outside the North End Action Team office on Main Street has prompted complaints about garbage and loitering, officials said.
Two chairs and a table with a chess board printed on its top have been set up for a...
| Jul 26, 2014
Re-creating characters for a niche audience is always a slippery slope, and doing it for a cadre of collecting superfans […]...
| 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 11, 2014
Crossword: In the June 10 Calendar section, the daily crossword puzzle had an error in the clue for 45 Down. It should have said "Ballot box fillers?" not "Ballet box fillers?"
Mr. X: In the June 10 Business section, an article about Technicolor's...