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  • 'I was worried I'd faint,' says student on Jeopardy!

    'I was worried I'd faint,' says student on Jeopardy!
    Zane Ice paces back and forth around his room, pushing up his black-rimmed glasses as he talks. "You know that this is going to be on national television, millions of viewers," said Zane, 12, the only contestant from Florida picked to compete in this...
  • Making video games in Baltimore with Sid Meier

    Making video games in Baltimore with Sid Meier
    What does it take to make a video game? The complicated answer to that question lies at the heart of a new exhibit at The Baltimore Museum of Industry titled “The Video Game Wizards – Transforming Science and Art into Games” that opens...
  • Elfrid Payton Jr. brings a calm competitiveness to the Magic backcourt

    Elfrid Payton Jr. brings a calm competitiveness to the Magic backcourt
    To understand Elfrid Payton Jr., just flash back to the night his Orlando Magic teammates pulled a prank on him. Before a preseason game, Magic players assembled at their locker room entrance to jog onto the court together. Payton received a signal to...
  • 'What women want' category on 'Jeopardy' slammed for sexism

    'What women want' category on 'Jeopardy' slammed for sexism
    .@Jeopardy? For a "smart" show, you just got srsly stupid RT @DJRumspringa: ARE YOU SERIOUS @Jeopardy?? pic.twitter.com/LEZcSw8K5A #SexismIsUgly— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) September 29, 2014 What is a vacuum cleaner? What is Pilates? According...
  • TIFF 2014: Is Jon Stewart's 'Rosewater' headed for bigger things?

    TIFF 2014: Is Jon Stewart's 'Rosewater' headed for bigger things?
    Jon Stewart was on his way to introduce the fourth sellout screening of his movie "Rosewater" at the Telluride Film Festival when a fan popped out of the concession line to introduce herself. "I hate to jump in, but I loved your piece on Ferguson,"...
  • Oberweis faces uphill battle to unseat Durbin

     Oberweis faces uphill battle to unseat Durbin
    When an audience member at a recent City Club of Chicago luncheon asked state Sen. Jim Oberweis if he planned to challenge U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, a fellow Republican, in 2016, the question drew nervous laughter from the crowd. Oberweis, who is...
  • Cory Doctorow talks up ‘In Real Life’ and Wang, feels down over gamergate

     
    Cory Doctorow’s short story, “Anda’s Game,” was released in 2004, but it’s only become more relevant in the past decade. […]...
  • North and Northwest suburban event calendar Oct. 16-22

    Here's a look at upcoming events in the North and Northwest suburbs. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit Thursday, Oct. 16 "Pleading for the Future: A Play": Watch the production based on the Leopold...
  • 'Algorithms' sheds light on blind teen chess players

    'Algorithms' sheds light on blind teen chess players
    For the blind players in "Algorithms," chess is not just a mental game but a tactile one. Sociologist Ian McDonald's first feature-length documentary profiles three Indian teen boys competing in blind chess tournaments and the mentor who's determined to...
  • North and northwest suburban event calendar, Oct. 9-15

    North and northwest suburban event calendar, Oct. 9-15
    Here's a look at upcoming events in the North and Northwest suburbs. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit triblocal.com/events. Thursday, Oct. 9 Dann & Raymond's Movie Night: Daily Herald film editor...
  • IndieCade pushes gaming industry buttons by promoting alternatives

     
    THE PLAYER Gaming culture today stands at a crossroads. Games are regularly being studied and critiqued as the cultural force […]...