| May 12, 2014
| 6:33 AM
Sue Thompson deserves her own trophy for her part in Stoneleigh Elementary's first place win for the second year in a row in Baltimore County Public Schools' fourth annual systemwide Chess Championship last month.
Thompson uses the game in her first...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 5:30 AM
The history of action cinema has a long tradition of international cross-cultural pollination, as films from one country inspire filmmakers from another. Directors such as Sam Peckinpah, Akira Kurosawa, Sergio Leone, John Woo and Quentin Tarantino learned...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 10:04 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Korey Kormick, 29, has not had health insurance for at least a decade. His job, as a contract employee directing chess tournaments and coaching kids in the fundamentals of the game, doesn't offer it, and he hasn't been able to...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 1:33 PM
Normally sedate, the game of chess takes on a different feel at an Oak Park school playground, where teams of kids holler out moves and play by jumping spaces on a painted grid.
Fourth- and fifth-graders recently squared off for their first game of what...
| 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-...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 12:53 PM
Fun things to do in Higland Park and Deerfield from Feb. 1-4.
With Valentine's Day just weeks away, it's not too early to think about that special gift. Join instructor Richard Cohen at Jewett Park Community Center from 1 to 4 p.m....
| Oct 15, 2013
| 2:30 AM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Larry Miller was born in Valley Stream, Long Island, N.Y., today in 1953. This birthday guy is probably best known for playing the role of Walter Stratford, both in the 1999 movie "10 Things I Hate About You" and the short-lived 2010...
| 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...